New Lafayette distillery opening echoes Front Range‘s latest booze-drenched trend

New Lafayette distillery opening echoes Front Range‘s latest booze-drenched trend

12 Point Distillery opened its new digs in downtown Lafayette on Friday, becoming the first craft spirit provider to set up shop in the city. Its opening, and other surrounding locales like it, heralds the latest trend to hit the Front Range‘s post-microbrewery explosion, according to industry experts who say the rise of the “micro” or craft distillery is the result of several converging factors playing out over the marketplace. […]

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Suspect wanted in Longmont domestic assault arrested in California

Suspect wanted in Longmont domestic assault arrested in California

Longmont police say the suspect wanted on allegations he strangled and threatened to kill his ex-wife was located and arrested today in California. Police had announced in a news release early Sunday that they were looking for Brandon Bohler, 25, and labeled him a “homicidal party,” saying he had made statements on Saturday that he was not going to “let police take him alive.” Sunday afternoon, Longmont police said Bohler […]

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Democratic rivals vie for votes in two Boulder County-area congressional contests

Democratic rivals vie for votes in two Boulder County-area congressional contests

Democratic primary: Congressional candidates Campaign websites of the Democratic candidates vying for June 26 primary election votes in Colorado‘s 2nd and 4th Congressional Districts: Second Congressional District: • Joe Neguse: • Mark Williams: Fourth Congressional District: • Chase Kohne: • Karen McCormick: Democratic voters living in most parts of Boulder County or in Broomfield — together with party-unaffiliated voters from those areas who decide to participate in the Democratic primary […]

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As Boulder looks to loosen ADU rules, conversation hinges on affordability

As Boulder looks to loosen ADU rules, conversation hinges on affordability

If you go What: Public hearing on ADU regulation changes When: Meeting starts 6 p.m. Tuesday. Sign-ups to speak at public hearing begins at 5 p.m. Comment is expected to last three hours and follow a 45-minute public hearing on another matter Where: 1777 Broadway By the numbers: Boulder‘s ADUs $1,350 median monthly rent 711-738 square feet, on average 85 percent include utilities in rent 75 percent of tenants earn […]

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Even with Boulder County‘s strong economy, need for workforce development remains

Even with Boulder County‘s strong economy, need for workforce development remains

With and the Boulder County economy adding workers at a steady clip, it would be easy to assume the local employment situation is all roses and rainbows. For many, it is. Wages are on the rise and the job market is tight, which tends to boost workers‘ power relative to employers. But even given these positive signs, there are still thousands of country residents who are looking for work or […]

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Sean Maher: Athletes boost Boulder‘s economy and brand

Sean Maher: Athletes boost Boulder‘s economy and brand

For a small city, Boulder has a big and powerful brand that includes many facets — entrepreneurial, healthy, green, smart, foodie, etc. The list is long, but perhaps the biggest piece of the “Boulder brand” is our reputation as a Mecca for endurance athletes. As a professional triathlete from New Zealand told me recently, “Anyone who makes a living at this sport eventually spends time training in Boulder. It‘s just […]

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Mike Foote to focus on environment, reform if elected as Boulder County DA

Mike Foote to focus on environment, reform if elected as Boulder County DA

Primary election Boulder County will begin mailing out primary election ballots this week. For the first time in Colorado, unaffiliated voters will be able to cast ballots in either one of the two major parties‘ primaries. But they cannot vote in both parties‘ primaries. Unaffiliated voters who expressed a preference for which party‘s primary ballot they wanted sent to them, and did so by a May 29 deadline, will get […]

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Michael Dougherty sees role for Boulder County DA as state leader

Michael Dougherty sees role for Boulder County DA as state leader

Primary election Boulder County will begin mailing out primary election ballots this week. For the first time in Colorado, unaffiliated voters will be able to cast ballots in either one of the two major parties‘ primaries. But they cannot vote in both parties‘ primaries. Unaffiliated voters who expressed a preference for which party‘s primary ballot they wanted sent to them, and did so by a May 29 deadline, will get […]

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As Boulder County DA battle looms, experts weigh prosecutors‘ environmental protection role

As Boulder County DA battle looms, experts weigh prosecutors‘ environmental protection role

State Rep. Mike Foote hopes to focus on environmental protection if elected to the office of Boulder County District Attorney, but his opponent in the Democratic primary on June 26 as well as the previous district attorney say that he is misleading voters about the office‘s jurisdiction. However, two professors at the University of Colorado Law School say that it‘s not impossible for the district attorney to prosecute an environmental […]

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Boulder County History: Flooding in city has long been the norm

Boulder County History: Flooding in city has long been the norm

Major floods in Boulder County The following years refer to the major floods in Boulder County‘s recorded past as noted in Boulder‘s Floods and Flood Management: Past & Present, City of Boulder 2016: • 1844, Month unknown • 1864, May and June • 1876, May • 1894, May • 1897, June • 1909, July • 1914, June • 1919, August • 1921, June • 1938, September • 1942, April • […]

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