<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - News]]> <![CDATA[BookEnd Café to close after nearly 20 years on Pearl Street]]> Signs posted at the Bookend Cafe, at 1115 Pearl St., announced that the beloved coffee shop, located next to and sharing a wall with the Boulder Bookstore, will close on May 1. “The BookEnd Cafe will be closing its doors on Sunday evening, May 1," the sign says. "Thank you for 20 wonderful years of downtown Boulder memories. Look for us to reopen in several months with our next incarnation."]]> <![CDATA[How Reagan and the largest EPA scandal in history may explain why Valmont Butte is still contaminated]]> When examining the stacks of records concerning Valmont Butte and its long history of contamination, you never know what specter is going to come floating from the pages. This week we take a look at the impact that President Ronald Reagan and his controversial environmental policies had on the butte.]]> <![CDATA[Online donations to RSVP matched until Dec. 31]]> <![CDATA[CU vets see growing support on campus]]> Two years ago, Justin Morelli, like the other hundreds of veterans on the University of Colorado at Boulder campus, was putting his experience in Iraq behind him to move forward with his education and life. But back then, the environment was somewhat different for veterans at CU. A new version of the GI Bill had not yet been approved, so it was only paying a portion of his tuition and providing nothing for housing or books. And a CU veterans’ affairs office had just opened and was still getting ramped up to provide more support to veterans who are CU students.]]> <![CDATA[BIFF Film schedule]]> <![CDATA[Longmont wants input on 1st & Main]]> Options for the revitalization effort, which was prompted in part by the Regional Transportation District’s long-term plans for a commuter rail station at the site, include housing, bike trails, walking paths, restaurants, retail and light manufacturing uses. The closure of the nearby Butterball plant has only added to the opportunities to regenerate the area, officials say.]]> <![CDATA[Lawmaker’s tweet: County funds threatened if GMOs banned]]> "In Farm Bureau policy discussion at their annual convention. Just passed policy to defund Boulder County if they dictate how to farm.” This is a tweet sent by Colorado state Rep. Jerry Sonnenberg on Nov. 19 at the annual convention of the Colorado Farm Bureau, one of the agricultural powerhouses involved in generating the huge farmer turnout at the Dec. 8 cropland policy hearing.]]> <![CDATA[Battling over bicycling]]> Mountain biking is hot, but is it hot enough to become the single issue item that costs a Boulder city councilwoman her seat? After City Council voted 5 to 4 Tuesday night for a trail management plan for Anemone Hill, a 226-acre open space property, that does not include a proposed loop route for mountain bikers, an email campaign started that calls for bikers to not vote for City Council member Lisa Morzel. Morzel is the only one of the five “nay” votes currently running for re-election.]]> <![CDATA[The couch cleanse]]> And so it is with the story of how, over the course of nearly 40 years, flame retardant substances ended up in nearly every piece of furniture, every electronic, every household ware and article of clothing in the U.S. In a four-part series from 2012, the Chicago Tribune.]]> <![CDATA[RNA definitions]]> <![CDATA[Longmont's City Council election gets rough]]> Municipal elections are supposed to be quiet, nonpartisan events that revolve around things like city council seats, libraries, and maybe the tile in the locker rooms at the local recreation center.]]> <![CDATA[Horse access in West TSA]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Out-guruing the gurus]]> The son of Indian immigrants, Vikram Gandhi’s relationship with faith is fairly typical for someone with his upbringing. His parents raised him in Hindu traditions, but the religious rituals he became immersed in served more as a reminder of his familial history than a strict religious doctrine.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder Weekly's Back-to-School Bash this weekend!]]> Looking for something to get you amped and revved up for the new school year? Boulder Weekly's Back-to-School Bash goes down this Friday, September 3, 2010 at the Fox Theatre (1135 13th St.) featuring Cobraconda, The Um a.k.a. UmConcious and Wildabeast.]]> <![CDATA[This buzz kills]]> Synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as spice, is a combination of herbs and chemicals that are supposed to mimic the effects of marijuana. It is marketed as fake weed or incense and labeled as “not for human consumption.” Typically it is sold in foil packages with names like “Black Mamba,” “Legal Weed,” “K2,” or “Scooby Snax.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's University Hill faces ban on booze]]> Not a whole lot of college students drink wine. Beer, yes, sometimes copious amounts. Hard liquor, of course, often in 1-ounce glasses. But under new ordinances that Boulder City Council will consider this fall, potential bar and restaurant owners on University Hill had better hope student tastes change.]]> <![CDATA[Obama, one year later]]> A YEAR AGO, the mood in Boulder was elation. After eight years of nightmarish governance at the hands of the Bush-Cheney administration, voters had finally put a man in office who reflected our values, who seemed like he was our president. On Jan.]]> <![CDATA[City wants more than $1,000 for Valmont documents]]> City of Boulder officials want to charge the Valmont cemetery association more than $1,000 for copies of test results and other documents related to the cleanup project in and around the cemetery parking lot.]]> <![CDATA[Buzz kill]]> Is it the new city attorney who started last summer, bringing with him a controversial reputation for cracking down on nightlife while working in a similar capacity in Seattle? Or is it simply a sense of letdown among bars and restaurants after a period of heightened awareness about underage drinking prompted by the Gordie Bailey tragedy?.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder City Council race]]>