Discovering Yucatan

Monday through Friday, Lafayette’s Off Campus Cafe is a great place to wake up with pancakes, eggs and well-made lattes. A lunch line forms early for sandwiches, soup and salad at this classic office park eatery tucked away near Intermountain Health Good Samaritan Hospital.  On the weekend, the menu expands. Foodies are discovering the restaurant’s […]

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Grow where you’re planted

Prolific playwright Steven Dietz has many connections with Colorado. The most obvious is that he was born and raised in southwest Denver, attended John F. Kennedy High School and went to college at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.  Without the Denver Center for the Performing Arts Theater Company, where Dietz directed in the […]

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Big Thanks

Chef Tajahi Cooke connects.  He connects diners to the flavors of his native Jamaica with an ongoing series of pop-up dinners and collaborative meals. He connects home cooks to generations past with Ms. Betty’s Cooking, a curry powder business that pays tribute to his grandmother. Within the Colorado dining community, he connects a wide swathe […]

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Kiss Off, Henry

When Henry Kissinger died at the age of 100 recently, leading politicians of both parties praised him effusively. Kissinger was national security adviser and then secretary of state to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford but offered advice to every administration ever since.  Julian Borger of The Guardian reported, “One of the very few things that […]

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Now you know: Dec. 04, 2023

A Green New Deal for Schools  The Boulder Valley School District Board of Education unanimously passed the Green New Deal for Schools on Nov. 28, a resolution that requires the district to make commitments to mitigate impacts of the climate crisis.  The student-led initiative was supported by the Sunrise Movement, a youth climate justice organization […]

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Elegant misery

When it comes to extreme music over the past decade, few bands flipped the script quite like Deafheaven. The heavy San Francisco outfit’s 2013 breakthrough Sunbather turned the heads of critics and listeners under the banner of its now-iconic pink cover art, scrambling the boundaries of black metal, post-rock and shoegaze to dazzling and devastating […]

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Street Wise

The City of Boulder is now planning a major upgrade to Iris Avenue between 28th Street and Broadway, with the design to be completed by mid 2024. Safety improvements for pedestrians and bikes are to be included in the redevelopment. The current roadway and bike lanes on Iris are already suitable for safe and effective […]

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Out and back

Jeff Banks knows his snow.  He’s skied all his life and is pretty damn good at it. He won a junior national championship in nordic racing, competed in college and then went on to become a national champion in ski mountaineering racing.  Today, the IFMGA-certified mountain guide based in Crested Butte trains the best of […]

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’Net Gains

Boulder likes to think of itself as a tech hub. It’s home to giants of the internet age like Google, IBM and Apple. But there are few choices when it comes to internet providers. About two-thirds of Boulder residents have only one option — Xfinity through Comcast — and the other third also have the […]

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Page turner

John Ford is cinema. Born in Portland, Maine, in 1894 — just as motion picture cameras were first being put to good use — Ford followed his older brother Francis out to Hollywood and started working in a career that would last half a century, directing more than 130 films and winning six Oscars. Along […]

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