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Best of the West

Best of the West: Readers' Poll [Health & Wellness]

You all voted; we listened. Health and wellness is important to us Boulderites, and this is the best there is, according to you lovely readers.   Rec Center: YMCA Working out at the YMCA of Boulder Valley is about more than getting in shape (and dancing along to the famous song)

Features

Best of the West: Reader’s Poll [Entertainment & Retail]

Best of the West is back! The people have spoken and these are the best entertainment and shopping in BOCO.

Best of the West: Readers’ Poll [Health & Wellness]

You all voted; we listened. Health and wellness is important to us Boulderites, and this is the best there is, according to you lovely readers.

SHAKE A TAIL FEATHER: BOCO Date Nights and Dinners with Movement

BOCO's best spots for a date nights and dancing.

Scene

Spotlight on Clay Rose of the Gasoline Lollipops

Arguably the most popular alt. country-cow-punk act to come out of the Mile High since Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, the Gasoline Lollipops have racked up several Best of Westword awards en route to their seat at the head of the table in “local music” — in quotes because they may not have the mainstream spotlight a band like Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats enjoys, but that’s simply an error on the part of national media.

Scene Stealers

Chelsea Flagg at Boulder Bookstore From magical tales from the halls of Hogwarts to more dramatic stories like The Fault in Our Stars or classics like The Giver, there are so many great options in literature for young readers. However, the vast majority of those options are for young adults ages 12 to 18. You’ll  also find myriad different books for those learning to read and developing their

French’s Five: Impeachments

Most people may know about Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, but here are 5 other impeachments you may not know about.

Try Leading with Empathy

“Aw, man. This dude just attacked me on Twitter and I joked back but then I looked at his timeline and he’s in a LOT of trouble health-wise. I’d be pissed off too. He’s been dealt some shitty cards — let’s deal him some good ones. Click and donate — just like I’m about to.”

Cuisine

New Year, New Food: Corrida & Steakhouse 316

A look at restaurants Corrida & Steakhouse 316.

Off Menu with Alec Schuler/Tangerine and Chris Royster/Flagstaff

Boulder County is known for its culinary achievements, with award-winning restaurants, wineries and a culture that not only appreciates food but relishes in the diversity of dining options. We want to know what's cooking and who's cooking it. Follow along as we talk to chefs to find out what fuels them – mind, body and soul.

Community Corner

Community Corner | American in Mexico: My view from the other side of the “wall”

As President Trump prepares to declare a national emergency to build a border wall, I’m sitting here on the other side, holding my breath, horrified by what is happening in my home country and its effect on the American psyche and Mexican-American relations.

Also in This Edition

Bliss Out With Oskar Blues

Oskar Blues’ new series Can-O-Bliss is aptly named. The first of the series to launch, a tropical IPA,  fizzles lightly on your tongue, flavors of peach and citrus kiss your tastebuds signaling the hard work of the day is over. It’s the kind of the beer that I like to start my nightcap with even if it ends with something a little stronger.

Notables

Fresh Cut: A DiverCity Conversation with Ja’mal Gilmore | Brooklyn Barber Academy

A byproduct of a severely limited public [read: white] imagination, coupled with a racist preoccupation with skin color, crossed with a profoundly American lack of cultural understanding, can mean a misguided perception and projection of how we process the world around us, the communities in which we live, work and play.  In response to our Cover Concerns and some online hate, we're
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