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Scene Stealers: May 2019

What do Bonnie and the Clydes, The Alcapones, the Lionel Young Band, Jyemo Club, and the Dead Phish Orchestra all have in common? All of these killer local bands are performing at the unofficial kick-off to summer: The perennial Boulder Creek Fest.

Spotlight on Emma Mayes and the HIP

Horns and big-stage bands are en vogue again, much to the delight of people who want to see a real show when they go out. And one of the burgeoning Colorado acts is finally getting some well-deserved traction. Emma Mayes And The Hip are turning heads – thanks to a second nomination for Best Soul Band in Denver’s Westword, the release of their funky, soulful EP earlier this year Little Black Thoughts and the addition of a new member of the team – an actual agent.

Duly Noted | One more dead Jew

Her name was Lori Gilbert-Kaye. She was a congregant at Chabad of Poway near San Diego, CA, in synagogue for a Shabbat service on the final day of Passover. Her mother passed away in November. She was there to say a mourner’s Kaddish for her.


Off Menu with Mike Arnold | Injoy and Leslie White | The Roost

He's either a Colorado boy from Tennessee or Tennessean from Colorado; either way his heart is split right in half and rooted in both places. That could be a weird thing depending on how you look at it, but it's a good thing for Erie because Mike is the new chef at Injoy Tavern Restaurant on Baseline and Village Vista drive.

Oh, My Honey… | Spirit Hound Releases NEW Colorado Honey Whiskey

This, friends of Uisce beatha, drinkers of the water of life, is what a honeyed whiskey should be. They have a unique process during which raw honey is aged in spent whisky barrels for 100 days.

Month in Review

Month in Review: May 2019

The 2019 session of the Colorado legislature is a wrap. Democrats passed an incredible amount of bills that will affect Boulder County, including full kindergarten for all, oil and gas regulations, and the  Extreme Risk Protection Order bill (AKA red flag law).

Community Corner

Community Corner: May 2019

Originally published for YellowScene Magazine's May 2019 issue. SRO's at School Year's End This legal column began with a piece challenging school resource officers (police) in schools. I end the school year on this topic after a recent shooting at Denver’s STEM School. Lives were very likely saved in that horrific shooting incident when a student of color, Kendrick Ray Castillo, reportedly...

Also in This Edition

Outdoor Excursions: May 2019

Situated at the base of the iconic Flatirons, Boulder is known for its outdoor activities and abundant sunshine. With more than 45,000 acres of open space, over 60 urban parks, and 300 miles plus of bike paths, the Boulder area is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking, running, climbing, biking, fishing, and swimming, to just soaking in the scenery; Boulder has something for everyone to enjoy, so get ready to expand your outdoor excursions repertoire.

Paradox of Sports

Sports. We love ‘em. All of ‘em. From casual weekend outings to professional levels, we know how to work up a sweat, score some points, dive deep, and swell with pride as we ascend that peak. But not all sports fields are made equal.

The Outdoor Business Climate Partnership: A Powerful Voice to Protect the Planet

At the end of January of this year, the Outdoor Industry Association, Snowsports Industries America, and the National Ski Areas Association, announced the creation of the Outdoor Business Climate Partnership (OBCP), which will work to raise public and political awareness about the detrimental impacts of climate change, with a focus on the impacts for winter tourism and associated businesses and communities.

Outdoor Retailer Settles in

Several times a year, Outdoor Retailer brings together media, manufacturers, retailers, and industry advocates through trade shows, Outdoor Retailer Magazine, product demo events, media events and web-based business solutions. They have remained gathering hubs of outdoor recreation businesses for decades. By providing platforms for critical face-to-face business initiatives and retailer education; the Outdoor Retailer trade shows are considered premier outdoor industry events.