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Best of Boulder

The Best of Boulder County

Every year we put up our online survey, which stays open throughout the month of March, and then wait to see how many people fill it out and who they choose as Best-of winners. And each and every year for two decades our readers’ enthusiastic participation has blown us away.

Best of Boulder

food

Contemporary American cuisine is a deceptively tricky genre. Foods that get at the American heart often have a reputation for targeting the deep fryer and thus the arteries.

Best of Boulder

drink

The multi-year winner currently occupying a nearly-unmarked warehouse off Arapahoe, is in the process of upgrading to a massive new facility in Gunbarrell where its mad scientist brews will stage the next phase of their inevitable global conquest. When Boulderites vote for Avery in BOB,.

Best of Boulder

entertainment and culture

Movies aren’t known for being a full-body experience. Though immersive, if you’re caught at home, cheering along to a movie, you get the “Have you gone crazy?” look. We know that’s no fun. Which is why it’s great to catch a film at the Boulder Theater..

Best of Boulder

fitness & health

Boulder is a fantastic spot for rock climbing. Until it dumps 128 inches of snow overnight on three to five nights out of the week for six months out of the year. When that inevitably happens, climbers have to go indoors to get their fix. And the best spot to do so is the Boulder Rock Club,.

Best of Boulder

retail

Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe offers a wide selection of collectables, educational and just plain joy-inducing toys, from arts and craft supplies to magic kits to train sets.

Best of Boulder

retail part II

Florist  STURTZ & COPELAND  2851 Valmont Road, 303-442-6663  Second Place: Fiori Flowers  Third Place: Boulder Blooms  Fourth Place: Lafayette Florist

Best of Boulder

food part II

Continued from part I. Contemporary American cuisine is a deceptively tricky genre. Foods that get at the American heart often have a reputation for targeting the deep fryer and thus the arteries.

Best of Boulder

Best of Boulder East County Introduction

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Boulder Weekly has been serving Boulder County residents as the region’s independent voice for news, culture, food and entertainment for two decades.

Best of Boulder

Best of Boulder East County 2013: Food

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Live it up in Louisville. Yes, in all of East Boulder County, Louisville has a large lead in lavish lunching.

Gifts

Outdoor gifts

The best gift ideas for the outdoors enthusiast in your family

By Boulder Weekly Staff

You probably already knew that Colorado has a lot going on when it comes to winter recreation.

Gifts

High-tech gifts for the holidays

By Boulder Weekly Staff

Those readers who can remember technology 10, 15 or 20 years ago might be relieved to see this list. We finally made it, people: Technology is finally living up to the promise of making things easier and more fun.

Gifts

Last-minute gifts

A couple of gift ideas you can still pick up even though the holidays are right around the corner

By Adelina Shee

In the midst of all the holiday festivities, it’s not uncommon to let a couple things slip your mind.

Gifts

Wooden wheels

Chris Connor’s wooden bikes combine function and art

By Tom Winter

"I’ve been building things out of wood for a long time," Chris Connor says when Boulder Weekly finally tracks him down.

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Keeping your tax dollars home

Experts say it’s better to buy in one’s own hometown

By Hayley Proctor

For every dollar spent in retail stores in Boulder, about 3.5 cents in tax revenue goes to the city to improve services for residents and businesses, including open space expansion and enhancement, road maintenance, and development of parks, trails, and recreational facilities.

Gifts

Happy Holidays

Tossing aside the tinsel, the tangled strings of lights, the scent of pine needles consistently shed onto the carpet and all of the other trappings of the holiday season, the stockings and stuffings and packages and boxes, the holidays are not about stuff.

Gifts

Eat, drink and be merry

Edible gifts for foodies and drinkies alike

By Steve Weishampel

Sorry, Mom, but most holiday gifts don’t last. You may as well give that misguided sweater or self-help audiobook straight to Goodwill.

Gifts

Gear up and get out

Gifts for outdoor geeks

By Tom Winter

If the holidays with the family inspire one thing outside of joy, compassion and a sense of familial love and the brotherhood of man, it’s the desire to get the heck out of doors and leave the noise behind.

Gifts

Play on

Sustainable gifts for kids

By Jessie Lucier

As my son happily chatters on and on, all I can think about is stuff. Our home consists of far too many things — toys, games and even books — that spend most of the time on shelves, buried in a toy box or stuffed into closet corners.

Gifts

Getting technical

Holiday gifts for tech-heads

By Michael Callahan

Judging by the way folks are lining up to grab the latest updates and models of items they may already have, the biggest winner so far in this holiday shopping season may be planned obsolescence. Let the electronics buying begin.

Kids Camp

Kids Camp Guide 2014

Kids camps boast a long list of reasons for why they’re a boost to your children. They’re a chance to make new friends and build bonds with their friends without a screen as intermediary. They provide an opportunity to dig deeply into a niche interest, whether it’s chess or archaeology or soccer.

Kids Camp

Visible learning

Art camps foster creativity, personal exploration and community

By Vanessa Schatz

The spacious room is quiet. Jack Johnson tunes fill the background. Anna, one of the workshop participants, delicately adds green glitter around the edges of her birdhouse.

Kids Camp

Arts & Crafts

Colorado summer camps for kids that focus on arts and crafts.

Kids Camp

Educational Camps

Rockets with an explosion of science! Spend the morning conducting some wacky science projects, along with making new friends during team-building activities.

Kids Camp

Beyond knowledge

Immersive education encourages personal growth

By Cayte Bosler

Whether it’s learning pawn structure in a game of chess, executing an arm bar against an opponent on the mat or learning how to hunt for fossils with scientific tools, hands-on education camps provide kids with experiences as active participants in niche fields.

Kids Camp

Faith-Based Camps

Colorado summer camps that focus on religion.

Kids Camp

General Camps

These camps offer excellent experiences in theater, visual arts, dance, music, creative writing, ceramics, photography and more for kids ages 5-18.

Kids Camp

Horseback Riding

Camps for kids that focus on horseback riding.

Kids Camp

A daily dose of ‘vitamin G’

The great outdoors inspire active, healthy and empowered citizenship from an early age

By Vanessa Schatz

Research has found that children and young adults especially benefit from being active in nature.

Kids Camp

Outdoor camps

(For fourth to sixth graders.) Campers will progress from basic to advanced skills in rock climbing, whitewater paddleboarding, mountain biking and outdoor stewardship.

Student Guide

Student Guide 2010: Welcome to CU

Welcome to the first day of your future. If youre a freshman, the next four years (give or take a semester) promise to be some of the most exciting, challenging and life-changing youll ever experience. Chances are, when you leave CU you wont be the same person you were when you got here.

Student Guide

Student Guide 2010: Pay heed when doing the deed

By Katherine Creel

They also offer the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine at low or reduced costs to students. This vaccine protects women from the four most common strains of the infection, which, in some cases, can cause genital warts and cervical cancer.

Student Guide

Student Guide 2010: Boulder's scene: Local insight for new students

By Heather May Koski

But rest assured that you chose a great place to pursue a higher education: There are so many activities, events and social networks to choose from that you could do something different every day from your first day of class to the day you graduate, if you had the time.

Student Guide

Student Guide 2010: Meet CU's alcohol and drug policies

By Katherine Creel

Welcome to campus. For you freshmen in the audience, you now have more than 20,000 new neighbors, and youll be spending the next nine months (at least) in each others back pockets.

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Student Guide 2010: Be careful what you sign

By David Accomazzo

So, youve paid your dues in the dorms and are ready to move away from the tyranny of RAs and floor monitors and into your first place. Theres a big, enticing world of rental properties out there, and Craigslist has literally hundreds of apartments posted each day for your perusal.

Student Guide

Student Guide 2010: What's in a name?

By Jefferson Dodge

It was formerly known as the University of Colorado Student Union, a name that student leaders say was too confusing. According to Anthony DeLaRosa, CUSG chief of staff, some students thought it was a building, while others thought it was some kind of labor union.

Student Guide

Student Guide 2010: You're in college, it's time to get politically active

By Jefferson Dodge

While proponents of the tax-killing measures say government has gotten too big and that people need to save all the money they can in this sluggish economy, opponents of Amendments 60 and 61 and Proposition 101 say the initiatives would effectively shut down state government, crippling crucial public services and infrastructure.

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Student Guide 2010: For studying, there's no place like Norlin

By Katelyn M. Feldhaus

Students seem to approach studying in different ways, even though they all have the same goal of making the grade and passing the class. Some students prefer to study in isolation, with no one to distract them.

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Student Guide 2010: Some tips for keeping safe on campus

By Katherine Creel

While losing all your class notes or vacation pictures because someone jacked your laptop is bad enough, CU also sees its share of more serious crimes. In 2009, there were nine cases of forcible rape on or near campus and five aggravated assaults, according to the federally required Clery Report on campus crime statistics.

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