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Locavore Gift Guide

Gifts to Activate Your Holiday Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean adventures stop – and this goes double for Colorado, where the fun is year-round, especially when the fresh powder hits. Whether you’re interested in checking out the active arts scene and vibrant culture; the truly weird and wonderful Colorado...

Features

Locavore Gift Guide

Gifts to Activate Your Holiday Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean adventures stop – and this goes double for Colorado, where the fun is year-round, especially when the fresh powder hits. Whether you’re interested in checking out the active arts scene and vibrant culture; the truly weird and wonderful Colorado has to offer; or the endless outdoor activities,  everything you need to...

Giving Guide: The Importance of Giving Back

  Create a Family Mission of Giving During the Holidays A jolly man bell ringing for donations at your local grocer; serving Thanksgiving dinner at the homeless shelter; singing carols at the senior center. These iconic ways of giving back may be the first things that come to mind when you talk about giving during the holiday season. Before you bring your Thanksgiving pants out...

Youth athletes, new trends & competitions: Yes, Snow Season is Here

  The snow is falling and there’s a hum in the air, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost ski & snow- board season. Whether you’re making shaky pizza wedges on the bunny slopes or optimizing your training for your third Olympic bid, fresh snow always pulls at something in the winter-lover’s soul. Colorado is especially renowned for producing top level athletes from...

Commentary

Boulder Opera is cultivating the next generation of opera lovers

Boulder Opera was launched with the desire to bring the age old art form of opera to all audiences and give it a modern spin. “Kids were our first focus - if we could produce opera that resonated with a young audience and their families, we knew that we could build a culture of opera lovers in Boulder.”

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Boulder Opera is cultivating the next generation of opera lovers

Boulder Opera was launched with the desire to bring the age old art form of opera to all audiences and give it a modern spin. “Kids were our first focus - if we could produce opera that resonated with a young audience and their families, we knew that we could build a culture of opera lovers in Boulder.”

Scene Stealers

  The Nutcracker at Ellie Caulkins Opera House A Christmas Carol. The sound of Salvation Army bell-ringers. The lights on the Denver City and County Building. The holiday season brings a slew of traditions to the Centennial State, but few of them are as enduring as the Colorado Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Named the best-loved Nutcracker in the U.S. in the 10th Annual...

Spotlight: Maria Bamford

  It's been 15 years since Maria Bamford's first comedy album dropped, and to say that's it's been a straight line from there to the success she enjoys today would be a misstatement. If you're fan, you know much of her comedy stems from her struggle with Bipolar II disorder, which led to a few hospitalizations in 2011 and 2012. She’s found an amazing way to present material that makes...

Sanctuary.

What a strange word to have become so politically charged. When I was a child, I attended religious school every Saturday or Sunday (depending on how heavy the enrollment was) at Temple Emanuel in Denver. It’s the oldest Jewish congregation in Colorado. I started attending there before they built their additional, smaller sanctuary for the school, and the main one was was a massive...

Cuisine

Chowing Down at Spirit Hound

Dinner and drinks at one of Colorado’s best distilleries? Oh yes, count me in. By the time I arrived at Spirit Hound Distillers, the Lyons distillery was already alive with conversation. The mostly local crowd was spread throughout the small dining room, chattering at long picnic tables while waiting somewhat patiently for the next round of craft spirits. Spirit Hound and Spice of...

Have Yourself a Non-Traditional Merry Christmas Meal

Tis the holiday season, whether you’re celebrating Diwali, Thanks- giving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Yule, Kwanzaa, or some combination. The one thing that factors into all holidays - and all lives, and all cultures - is food. Whether you’re making gulab jamun for Diwali, or roasting a turkey for Thanksgiving, food is what makes these celebrations special. The table is where we gather for...

Month in Review

Month in Review: November

Election results are in. Colorado had a blue wave: Democrats won all major statewide offices. In contrast to the #CoBlueWave, voters rejected education & transportation funding and 2,500-foot setbacks. Additionally, Boulder County voters approved millions for a new “alternative sentencing facility” and jail modernization. Sounds purple to us. The Boulder County DA’s office launched a...

History

This Month in Coalfield History: The Spanish Flu Epidemic

  In Lafayette's coal mining days, diseases rushed through towns like a flash flood. Extended families lived in small cottages, using chamber pots and outhouses instead of indoor sewer systems. Vaccinations were uncommon, and while the existence of germs was well-known, proper sanitation was not. It was then, in the autumn of 1918, that one of the deadliest epidemics in human history, the...

News

The O’Connor Corner: CO Legal

Mental Health Diversion. “It’s why we started the mental health diversion program . . . . Brent . . . has been arrested 35 times in the last five years. . . . He shared with me he has a mental health disorder. We have to do better for him. We have to do better for our community.” District Attorney Michael Dougherty shared this at a forum in June. He described to attendees the work he...

Notables

Notables: Gabriel Angelo

MasterBlaster G If you’ve walked down Pearl Street in the last two years you’ve probably seen him blowing his horn, taking pause only to tap dance or maybe sing a tune. MasterBlaster G is a Boulder fixture, constantly posted up to entertain passersby, tourists, and residents. And while we’ve all seen him, tossed a few bucks in his empty guitar case, or watched him bust a move, few of us...
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