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until recently, nicole gutierrez braced herself for how some customers behind her in line at the grocery store would sigh and roll their eyes whenever she pulled a stack of government-issued vouchers from her purse.
an image of inclusiveness has begun to sprout in the windows of half a dozen boulder businesses. simple in black and white, an outline of the united states, a giant flower on indeterminate species shooting up from somewhere in the middle, perhaps kansas.
joni miller couldn't be sick. it was impossible. miller, 65, went to her doctor for an area on her skin that wouldn't heal in november 2015.
in her facebook pictures, ashley mead usually had three things on her: a gigantic smile, her unique fashion sense and her 1-year-old daughter, winter.
undocumented students made impassioned pleas for support to the university of colorado's board of regents on friday, asking the board to protect them from president donald trump's administration.
a 19-year-old university of colorado student became trapped on the first flatiron on friday afternoon after going climbing without proper equipment.
sixteen people will vie for two seats on boulder's planning board, and more than 100 seek positions on various other city boards and commissions, applications for which closed this week.
lyons residents who already have town- and county-subsidized regional transportation district ecopasses must pay a new $25 per pass fee by march 31, according to toby russell, lyons' sustainability coordinator lyons residents getting ecopasses for the first time also will be charged the new $25 fee.
the university of colorado has hired two lawyers who specialize in institutional response to sexual violence and gender-based harassment to investigate how campus leaders handled domestic violence allegations against a former assistant football coach.
mammogramswhat is a mammogram? a breast x-ray read by a radiologist that can reveal tumors or other masses in breast tissue what types of mammograms are there?
the longmont public safety department is warning any businesses that trade in vehicles about a couple committing fraud in the state.
more than 31 years after university of colorado graduate lt. col. ellison onizuka lost his life on the space shuttle challenger, his spirit is being remembered aboard the international space station, by way of a soccer ball from his daughter's former school.
interfering with a cat fight didn't end well for matthew hemker.
the boulder county coroner's office is investigating the death of a man found in his vehicle in the parking lot of the longmont public safety department on wednesday night.

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mountain view fire rescue firefighters are responding to a grass fire that started shortly after 1:30 p.m. in erie.
the university of colorado's boulder campus is proposing $39 million in new spending in the 2017-18 fiscal year so that it can maintain aging campus buildings, boost the salaries of its employees and offer more financial aid to needy students.
boulder county has been breaking colorado open-records and open-meeting laws, a gunbarrel resident alleged in a lawsuit she filed this week.
responding to concerns from citizens and the city council about human waste along boulder creek downtown, city manager jane brautigam's staff will investigate a series of possibilities for new bathrooms along the corridor.
boulder county crews are working to rescue a teen who fell while climbing in eldorado canyon state park and remains stuck on a rock.
denver — there was a moment this season when niwot senior tommy stager questioned everything he knew about the sport he loved.
airbnb vastly expanded its influence across all of boulder county last year, according to newly released data from the short-term rental network.
<p>some areas of colorado are among the most polluted or environmentally at-risk, according to a recent study. but property values are rising, even in the most vulnerable zip codes.</p>
four university of colorado juniors are back from nasa's langley research center, where they competed wednesday as finalists in that agency's big idea challenge. .
a former office depot that sat empty in longmont for the past 18 months has been repurposed into a restaurant and bar.
lafayette's city council will consider an amendment tuesday to increase the amount of public land required for future developments, an issue that has grown even more salient amid the city's diminishing open-space.
just about a year ago this time, i was standing near the staples center in downtown los angeles with a large crowd of running fans watching the exciting finish of the women's u.
almost 30 families signed up to attend autism climb's free sunday workshop, where volunteer certified guides and wall instructors taught basic skills like buckling a harness, tying into rope and belaying.
<p>prairie dogs - the long-reviled rodents that pester developers and ranchers, yet play a key role for great plains ecosystems - not only are surviving but may be far more abundant in colorado than previously believed.</p>

boulder could see highs in the 60s today along with some breezy conditions over the next few days, according to the national weather service.

welcome the year of the rooster with chinese new year lantern crafts and a traditional and lively lion dance performance by the shaolin hung mei kung fu association of boulder, 11 a.
tobey bassoff, principal at lafayette's ryan elementary school, recently was  named the 2017 national distinguished principal for colorado by the colorado association of school executives.

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tucked deep within broomfield-based ball corporation, far from its globe-dominating can business, is a small division whose growth has become so compelling that it will almost double the size of its westminster manufacturing center this year, adding hundreds of jobs in the process.
erie's dog park — the boneyard — will be closed for maintenance wednesday. the town expects the closure to last one day only, with the dog park re-opening thursday.
travis tygart, the chief executive officer of the u.s. anti-doping agency, will speak on the university of colorado's boulder campus on tuesday evening.
the public utilities commission's chief engineer recommends the commission deny boulder's pending application to acquire certain xcel energy assets and form a municipal electric utility.
the longmont city council is to hold a public hearing and consider final approval tuesday night of a $6.5 million economic development incentive package for the j.m. smucker llc's proposed $340 million manufacturing facility for smucker's uncrustables product.
longmont's city council is to consider taking a formal stand tuesday night against a proposed state law that could make colorado's local governments liable for paying oil and gas mineral rights holders the market values of those rights if a city, town or county government bans hydraulic fracturing.
thanks to the work of harvard scientists, we know that daily consumption of coffee may lower the risk of prostate cancer and that red wine could slow aging.
boulder county residents and property owners can review and comment on draft updates of floodplain maps during a thursday meeting being held by the county transportation department and the colorado hazard mapping program.
the driver in a fatal new year's day crash in longmont said she didn't see the motorcyclist killed in the collision before she performed a u-turn in front of him, according to police reports.
uchealth will host an open house from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. feb. 25 to showcase its new boulder health center at 5495 arapahoe ave.
police are investigating a case of arson case at the apostolic christian tabernacle in north boulder over the weekend.
longmont's city staff has recommended the city council support two bills pending in the legislature that could affect longmont but that the council oppose a proposed law that would end municipal judges' ability to cancel driver's licenses.
longmont's kim castleberry first attended the "from nest to wings" college preparation conference with her oldest daughter.
the university of colorado is charging ahead on a plan to create a three-year, fully online degree and hopes to launch the new program in the fall of 2018, according to william kuskin, vice provost and associate vice chancellor for strategic initiatives.

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firefighters from multiple agencies battled a 30-acre grass fire that burned three structures in weld county between longmont and frederick, at 348 weld county road 16 ½ , according to mountain view fire officials.

boulder will be under a red flag warning today as the forecast calls for high temperatures and strong winds that have already helped fuel several fires along the front range, but could see snow and rain by wednesday night. boulder will be under a red flag warning today as the forecast calls for high temperatures and

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a year ago, former chairwoman charlotte roderique of the burns paiute tribe in eastern oregon came to national attention during the armed takeover, led by ammon and ryan bundy, of the malheur national wildlife refuge.
no students were injured after a boulder valley school district bus was involved in a three-car crash in erie this morning.
boulder county is inviting residents to “get involved” and “help bring new voices to local boards and commissions” through its next round of people engaged in raising leaders classes that begin march 7.
in the nearly four years since longmont's advanced technology center at front range community college won a $4 million federal grant to teach students how to manufacture parts and high-tolerance devices, it has trained 500 people.
kate kupferer was hiking boulder's popular saddle rock trail with two companions on sunday morning when they happened upon a very unwelcome new feature.
boulder county district attorney stan garnett is going to be speaking at the colorado state capitol on wednesday against a bill that would require colorado peace officers to be u.
the lafayette fire department issued an open fire ban within city limits on tuesday, officials said in a city news release.
investigators around the country are still searching for additional remains of ashley mead, the 25-year-old woman who police believe was killed in boulder and dismembered outside shreveport, la.
the cause of the rogers fire at frog belly farm has been officially traced back to a slash pile, boulder county sheriff's office officials confirmed tuesday.
boulder county fire crews reached 100 percent containment on the rabbit mountain fire near hygiene on tuesday morning, but not before the wind-swept blaze burned more than 150 acres.
boulder county is inviting nederland-area residents who live within or adjacent to last july's cold springs fire burn zone to a monday night community meeting.
the boulder city council passed on first reading a pair of extensions on the city's building-height moratorium, and will consider adopting one of them next month.
from her vantage point along ute highway, cheryl clifton was certain her house had been devoured by the rabbit mountain fire on monday night.
a general manager at a boulder jamba juice has been accused of sexually assaulting one of his teenage employees at the store in january.
the lafayette fire department issued an open fire ban within city limits on tuesday, officials said in a city news release.
mountain view fire rescue investigators determined the fire between longmont and frederick on monday originated from an individual burning trash, which spread due to high winds, the agency's spokeswoman, emma douglas, said.
cellist yo-yo ma plans to perform at the university of colorado on wednesday. regarded as one of the world's greatest living cellists, ma will give a solo recital as part of the cu artist series.
as an early step in the broad redevelopment of the former boulder community hospital site on broadway, boulder plans to spend about $8 million to renovate one of the site's buildings and use it for city offices.
lafayette's city council unanimously approved an amendment on tuesday increasing the amount of public land mandated for future developments — a proposal that has carried with it a wave of public support as residents fear declining open space could transform the once-rural community.
longmont city council members voted 5-2 on tuesday night to state their opposition to a proposed colorado law that would make local governments liable for paying oil and gas mineral rights holders who lose income because of bans on local hydraulic — or "fracking" — or oil and gas moratoriums.
for the first time, all members with a stake in broomfield's oil and gas future sat at the same table.
yuliya stepanova believed her coaches when they told her it was normal for athletes to take testosterone injections to boost their performance.
a structure fire early this morning in broomfield injured one person and damaged two houses and a camper.
firefighters were able to contain and then extinguish a small grass fire that started early this morning in superior about 200 yards west of mccaslin boulevard.

boulder's run of warm weather is expected to end today as the city could see rain and snow overnight, according to the national weather service.

in erika krouse's best-selling novel, "contenders," nina black is a happy thief and street fighter until her past comes back to haunt her all while she becomes the guardian of an unexpected orphaned niece.
a series of steps announced tuesday through the department of homeland security implementing president donald trump's executive orders on immigration and border security sparked fear and concern in boulder county, with officials slamming it as bad policy.
louisville's city council on tuesday night passed an amendment to a mixed-use development that will seek to add further growth near the city's core.
longmont city council members voted 5-2 on tuesday night to state their opposition to a proposed colorado law that would make local governments liable for paying oil and gas mineral rights holders who lose income because of bans on local hydraulic fracking — or "fracking" — or oil and gas moratoriums.
boulder county fire investigators have determined the rabbit mountain fire near hygeine was human-caused, but they're not ready to publicly say how the fire started.
lafayette may appeal a boulder judge's decision last week dismissing the city's condemnation lawsuit aimed at 22 acres of erie land, city administrator gary klaphake wrote in an open letter wednesday morning.
state sen. matt jones, d-louisville, and state reps. mike foote, d-lafayette, and jonathon singer, d-longmont, will host a town hall in longmont on monday night.
the lawyers tasked with investigating the university of colorado's handling of domestic violence allegations against a former assistant football coach will focus their inquiry on whether chancellor phil distefano, athletic director rick george and cu football coach mike macintyre violated campus policies by failing to report the accusations.
a 21-year-old longmont man could faces charges related to the theft of a pickup truck from a car dealership early monday.
a 17-year-old legacy high school student was taken to a local hospital wednesday morning after he was struck by an suv near legacy.

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the boulder county recycling center (bcrc) in 2015 diverted 14,949 tons of glass from the trash. but it couldn't save it all.
lafayette may appeal a boulder judge's decision last week dismissing the city's condemnation lawsuit aimed at 22 acres of erie land, city administrator gary klaphake wrote in an open letter wednesday morning.
boulder-based clovis oncology (nasdaq: clvs) lost $349.1 million in 2016, or $9.01 per share, including a loss of $70.
the two men indicted in an alleged time share scheme that targeted elderly people across the u.s. have had dozens of new charges added to their cases.
jerry anderson, principal at louisville's monarch high school, is leaving at the end of the school year for a job as principal at a high school in a suburb of chicago where she worked previously.
as the longmont theatre company's blue and red marquee lights illuminate more frequently nowadays, the crowds keep getting bigger and bigger, board of director's president faye lamb said.
the longmont city council gave its final approval tuesday night to a $6.5 million economic development incentives package for the j.
boulder county commissioners on thursday morning are to consider their staff's recommendations for updating and revising licensing regulations that apply to marijuana businesses in unincorporated parts of the county.
the legislature's house state affairs committee on wednesday killed rep. perry buck's proposal to make local governments compensate private mineral rights holders if those municipalities or counties impose bans or moratoriums on oil and gas development.
boulder police are asking for the public's assistance identifying a vehicle whose driver caused a crash on the boulder turnpike on tuesday.
several community activist organizations have planned a town hall meeting for sen. cory gardner on friday in denver that they say will go on with or without the republican senator's participation, echoing a similar event in fort collins earlier this week that the senator did not attend.
several community activist organizations have planned town hall meetings for sen. cory gardner in boulder and denver in the coming days that they say will go on with or without the republican senator's participation, echoing a similar event in fort collins earlier this week that the senator did not attend.

boulder could see a few inches of snow today as temperatures plummet toward freezing.

the beatles' sgt. pepper's lonely hearts club band is one of the most influential albums of our time.
erie is hosting a town hall open house following a remodel project.
two boulder junction developers and property owners who sued the city last week for more than $1 million have been removed from their positions on city council-appointed advisory boards due to what officials deem a conflict of interest.
the first leasing phase for louisville's kestrel affordable housing complex will begin this spring and continue throughout most of 2017, boulder county officials announced this week.

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the trial date for the two suspects charged in the fatal shooting at a north boulder mobile-home park last year has been pushed back yet again.