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Thursday, December 22,2011

Give the gift of an experience

By Christie Sounart
Instead of buying your friends and family items that may be quickly stored and forgotten, this year, consider giving them tickets or a gift certificate for an experience they will remember. Catering to their interests while also providing something unique they might not otherwise have a chance to explore.
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Thursday, December 8,2011

Rio Grande plans to improve its food and reputation

By Christie Sounart
Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant is best known for its margaritas, while its food always seems to fall short of memorable. Changing a long-standing reputation is difficult, says Jason Barrett, Rio Grande’s CEO. However, the company is determined to change the public’s view of its food, and has taken many steps to try to improve its overall customer satisfaction.
Tuesday, December 6,2011

Cop arrested on child sex exploitation charges

By Christie Sounart
A Boulder County deputy sheriff, Rick Ferguson, was arrested this morning on charges involving online sexual exploitation of underage females, the sheriff’s office announced today. Ferguson has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office for 30 years.
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Wednesday, November 23,2011

Chef prioritizes local products

By Christie Sounart
Bradford Heap has a passion for quality food, and he says he will do what it takes to get it to you. Heap is owner of Pearl Street’s SALT bistro, Colterra Food & Wine in Niwot and his own catering company, Bradford Heap Catering. With each business, he says, he strives to incorporate the highest quality local and organic food he can find year round. As the winter freeze sets in and most restaurants finish the last of their local food supply, Heap continues to serve his customers fresh and local food.
Wednesday, November 23,2011

Season of service

Boulder's faith communities play crucial role in helping the needy

By Christie Sounart
Several times a week, 47-year-old Ron Cobbley does his part to serve Boulder’s homeless. He spends much of his time assisting First Presbyterian Church with a lunch for the homeless and greets visitors by name or with a friendly pat on the back. Few would know that Cobbley is homeless himself.
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Wednesday, November 9,2011

Italian-style pizza booming in Boulder

By Christie Sounart
It’s clear that people in Boulder love pizza. Not just any kind of pizza, but authentic Italian pizza. And the city’s restaurant scene has seen an uptick in places that offer it. Boulder’s newest restaurant that serves Italian-style pizza is Tossa, which opened its doors on Oct. 26 to many waiting customers. Yet there are many other pizzerias blocks away that also have loyal customers, in part because each restaurant has its own unique style of Italian pizza.
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Thursday, October 27,2011

Restaurants band together for First Bite Boulder

By Christie Sounart
First Bite Boulder is coming back to Boulder County this year in full force, and it’s not too early to make reservations. The week of Nov. 11-19, more than 40 restaurants will participate in this special food event, and each restaurant has prepared a unique three-course menu for its guests. Every menu offered will have the fixed price of $26 a person.
Thursday, October 27,2011

Big changes for U.S. 36 coming down the pike

By Christie Sounart
On weekdays, U.S. 36 feels more like a parking lot than a freeway, with traffic often coming to a standstill. But recently, major strides have been taken to improve the commuting conditions, following a vision that local mayors have had for a long time.
Thursday, October 20,2011

Pedaling to protest the Keystone XL pipeline

By Christie Sounart
As Tom Weis of Boulder pedals his bright yellow “Rocket Trike” the length of the proposed route of TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline — 1,700 miles from Alberta to the gulf coast of Texas — the flag and bumper sticker attached to his transport clearly state his intentions: “No tar sands oil on American soil.”
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Thursday, October 13,2011

Beyond a pie in the sky idea

By Christie Sounart
For David Segal, owner of Pie in the Sky Bakery, cooking has been a passion his entire life. Yet this past year he has ventured into the realm of baking, completely focused on his new business of selling gluten-free cheesecakes and key-lime pies.
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