How to make great coffee using a french press

click to enlarge Angela Greenburg Using a french press for brewing coffee results in a slow, gradual brew — a good reason to slow down and enjoy the great-tasting coffee. The simple brewing device originated in France, but an Italian from Milan, Attilio Calimani, patented the design in 1929. The French press is also known […]

Native rage

click to enlarge Shutterstock While driving on I-25 the other day, my husband very thoughtfully leaned on his horn in response to a timid mini-van driver as she was merging. She looked over at us and was greeted with the sight of my husband’s extended middle finger in addition to my pointed shrug. Screw you, […]

New beginnings for The Goat Cheese Lady farm

click to enlarge Lindsey Aparicio The last six weeks have been a bit of an adventure; we sold the old farm, we jaunted down to El Salvador just in time for the December cold snap to spend three warm weeks with family, and then we bought the new farm. I thought I’d introduce you to […]

Coin Toss: Does Colorado need Xavier Johnson or Josh Scott back from injury more?

Junior Buffs Josh Scott (L) and Xavier Johnson (R) are both currently injured, posing a challenge for CU basketball. (Nigel Amstock/CU Independent) Colorado Basketball has been without junior forwards Xavier Johnson (ankle) and Josh Scott (back) for the past couple of weeks and the Buffs are clearly missing their presence. CU has lost three consecutive […]

Opinion: Can we blame North Korea? “The Interview” and America’s point of view

Opinions do not necessarily represent CUIndependent.com or any of its sponsors. It is always beneficial when a world issue becomes the subject of excited discussion outside of the political realm. Only a snob would be angry that a Seth Rogen movie recently did the trick. A corporate media giant’s data has been hacked with theaters […]

Women’s basketball falls at Washington despite Kresl’s 17-point second half

In a close match Friday night at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, the University of Colorado women’s basketball team fell just short of upsetting the University of Washington Huskies who prevailed 85-82. After junior forward Jamee Swan poured in 15 first half points, senior guard Lexy Kresl picked up where Swan left off in the second […]

Boulder dives into recreational pool improvements discussion

If you go What: City of Boulder aquatics feasibility plan open house When: Wednesday Where: Municipal Service Center, 5050 E. Pearl St. Cost: Free More info: https://bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/aquatics-feasibility-plan The echoes of kids yelling and jumping into the pool are the first sounds heard when entering the East Boulder Community Center. The leisure pool is packed with […]

Boulder hosts ‘Why Housing Matters’ forum

Boulder is hosting a forum on the city’s housing challenges Monday and hopes members of the public come to share concerns and solutions. “Why Housing Matters!” takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at eTown Hall, 1535 Spruce St. After a short introduction, participants will select a housing goal and break into small […]

Council: Boulder needs to get ahead of development

Why Housing Matters Boulder is hosting a public forum on housing challenges Monday night at eTown Hall. The goal of the forum is to initiate “constructive conversations” about meeting the city’s housing goals in ways consistent with community values. Participants will choose a housing goal and break into small groups to discuss solutions. Members of […]

Broomfield council moves ahead with backyard beekeeping rules

Proposed rules Some of the proposed rules included in a draft ordinance to allow backyard beekeeping include: • Residents must get a $25 one-time permit • No more than two hives on properties of less than a quarter-acre • Hives must be in the backyard, not the front • A 6-foot-tall flyway barrier must be […]

Broomfield closing in on its open lands goal

Find out more For more information about Broomfield’s Open Space and Trails projects and priorities, visit broomfield.org and click “Open Space and Trails.” The Broomfield Open Space and Trails Advisory Committee is starting the new year by taking stock of its wide-open spaces and a renewed effort to achieve the long-standing 40 percent open lands […]

Noble capping 2 defunct gas wells along Baseline Road in Lafayette

The sound of a chugging motor filled the air in the neighborhood just east of Lafayette’s Indian Peaks Golf Course on Thursday morning. The noise was generated by Noble Energy Inc. contractors working on the site of two old natural gas wells, but area residents shouldn’t have to worry about activity there for much longer. […]

Friends, family remember ‘Mr. Lafayette,’ Jim Hutchison

Memorializing Mr. Lafayette What: A viewing service for Jim Hutchison When: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday Where: Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette For a man who accomplished much in his 94 years, Jim Hutchison never let his focus stray far from home. According to those who knew him well, his greatest legacy, […]

Boulder sheriff seeks masked, armed, umbrella-wielding suspects in Niwot bank robbery

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance photos of the two suspects at large in the armed robbery of a Niwot bank on Wednesday. At about 4:45 p.m., two men entered the Bank of Estes Park branch located inside Niwot Market, 7980 Niwot Road. BCSO said in a news release that one of the […]

Boulder coroner: Broomfield hiker found on Longs Peak in November died of hypothermia

The Boulder County Coroner’s Office has ruled that Peter Jeffris, a 25-year-old Broomfield resident who in November was the subject of a lengthy search-and-rescue operation at Longs Peak, died of hypothermia and that his death was an accident. Jeffris, a University of Colorado graduate, was found Nov. 20 about 200 feet below the Ledges section […]

Contractor, landlord complaints drop from 2013 to 2014 in Boulder County

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office Consumer Protection Division recorded a decrease in complaints it received regarding contractors and landlord-tenant issues from 2013 to 2014. The division earlier this month released its statistics for 2014 that covered a variety of issues including contractor and landlord tenant disputes, elder abuse and the overall number of complaints […]

Polis, Boulder County back up Longmont on fracking ban appeal

U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Boulder, and the Boulder County Commissioners threw their hats in the ring with the city of Longmont last week, filing a friend of the court brief in the fracking ban appeal case currently working its way through state courts. In 2012, Longmont voters amended the city charter to […]

Longmont police, FBI arrest 12 in suspected heroin ring

Longmont police, working in conjunction with the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on Friday arrested a dozen people suspected of participating in a heroin distribution network that authorities believe traces directly to at least one death by overdose. The arrests culminate an investigation that began in September, when Longmont police and the FBI joined […]

Authorities still seek two in alleged Longmont-based heroin ring

Authorities were continuing to search Saturday for two men suspected of participating in a Northern Colorado heroin distribution network, according to Longmont Police Cmdr. Jeff Satur. Longmont police and the FBI announced Friday that they had already arrested 12 other people in dismantling the heroin ring, after a joint investigation into a heroin use and […]

Monarch High raises money to buy 3D science and math carts

Students at Monarch High learning everything from cellular function to math equations now can visualize concepts in 3D thanks to new mobile carts. Monarch High science teachers Kristin Donley and Tony Tolbert first tried 3D visualization technology with their students five years ago, as part of a Texas Instruments-sponsored project to study its effectiveness in […]

The Rib House consolidates, sells Boulder restaurant to Salvaggio’s

Barbecue maestro Tracy Webb said the long days logged at two restaurants 15 miles apart became too much. So Webb opted to simplify. Webb, who opened The Rib House in Longmont in 2001, recently decided to close the Boulder iteration of Kansas City-style barbecue joint after six years of operation in downtown Boulder and, more […]

Longmont family finds homeownership following flood

For more info: Habitat for Humanity Visit: www.stvrainhfh.org Long-Term Flood Recovery Group Contact: 303-442-2178 or visit bocofloodrecovery.org More than 16 months after the 2013 flood destroyed their trailer in Longmont’s Royal Mobile Home Park, the Soto family is going home. After floodwaters ravaged their trailer, the family of six spent about four months crashing with […]

Science fiction series films in historic Longmont house

Inner Dimension Information about Inner Dimension, the science fiction TV series being produced by a Colorado-based company, Galloping Metal Productions, is available online at www.innerdimensiontvshow.com as well as a Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/InnerDimension Producers, cast, makeup artists and crew members of a TV series converged on Longmont’s historic Callahan House Saturday to film scenes from another […]

Editorial: Overreach in Longmont

When local government adopts a law, questions can arise as to whether the law is fair and whether it is being enforced in an even-handed manner. These questions have popped up in the case of Raymond “Rich” Smith, who has been repairing windshield cracks and chips in Longmont for 10 years. He has a mobile […]

From the editorial advisory board: Boulder’s height limits

This week’s question: Boulder’s adventures with the height limit: What is up? City Council wisely rejected a complete moratorium on development in September, but since then there has clearly been a substantial amount of concern from Boulder residents over the recent building boom. We’re understandably protective of a community that we love, and want to […]

Editorial: Consultant finds public frustration with Boulder’s development justified

To the extent that the debate over development in Boulder has settled into the predictable dynamic of outsiders criticizing and insiders defending current policy, a draft report by a city consultant, Dover, Kohl Partners, helps to move the ball forward. There are, in fact, significant problems in the city’s execution of its stated goals, the […]

Mike Schultz finds new life as X Games boarder, prosthetic designer

ASPEN — Mike Schultz was hardly confident Friday as he strapped into his snowboard at the Winter X Games, even knowing he was standing on a prosthetic leg he designed. With six X Games gold medals as an adaptive athlete competing in snowmobiling and motocross events, the 33-year-old, one-legged athlete is a fan of throttling […]

Heavy eastbound I-70 traffic prompts hold on Loveland Pass

A combination of nice weather and no local football has prompted state authorities to brace for heavier than usual mountain traffic on eastbound Interstate 70 and impose a Saturday afternoon hold on U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass. The Colorado Department of Transportation and State Patrol will stop eastbound traffic on the pass from 4-4:45 p.m. […]

RTD stop at McCaslin Blvd. and U.S. 36 being relocated during construction

The RTD bus platform on the McCaslin Boulevard on-ramp to westbound U.S. 36 will be relocated next week to accommodate construction in the area. From Monday to Feb. 1, the stop on the ramp will be moved about 50 feet north of where it regularly sits. The move is taking place to make way for […]

SpaceX, Air Force settle lawsuit over ULA launch contract

An Atlas V rocket launches the Space-based Infrared Systems GEO-2 satellite from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in California in March, 2013. Greg Avery Reporter- Denver Business Journal Email  |  Google+  |  Twitter  |  Blog SpaceX and the U.S. Air Force have reach a mediated settlement that ends a lawsuit challenging an $11 billion rocket […]