The Rams vs. Buffs go at it again in the 2017 Rocky Mountain Showdown. Since 1998, this game has been played in Denver 17 times and attendance has increased, totalling at 69,850 fans last year. The game is to take place at Sports Authority Field on Sept. 1 at 6 pm. Tickets start at $35/person and student pricing is available as well. If you want to view the showdown from afar, tune into the Pac-12 network on television.
For Ram fans, excitement is in the air for the 2017 season being played at the brand new 41,000-capacity stadium that is now located on campus. Their first game was at home on Aug. 26. The Coloradoan posted an article showcasing how this early start might play to the advantage of the Rams in the Showdown. Read more below:
CU’s MacIntyre: CSU has early edge for Rocky Mountain Showdown
Kevin Lytle, email@example.comPublished 2:02 p.m. MT July 13, 2017 | Updated 8:39 p.m. MT July 13, 2017Stop the presses.
CSU and CU actually agree on something.
The head football coaches from both schools said Colorado State University holds a small early edge in the Rocky Mountain Showdown, which will take place at 6 p.m. Sept. 1 at Sports Authority Field in Denver.
The reason? It’s all about the schedule.
The Showdown was originally slated to be the opener for each team, but CSU quickly shuffled things around when the Mountain West schedule was released in March.
The schedule included no bye week for CSU, so the Rams flipped their home game against Pac 12 opponent Oregon State from Sept. 23 to Aug. 26, the weekend before the Showdown.
“They get an advantage playing a game, there’s no doubt. It happened so late. If we would have known earlier, we would have had a game on Aug. 26 and had an open date somewhere in our first three games,” University of Colorado football coach Mike MacIntyre said at Wednesday’s Sports Corp college football kickoff luncheon in Colorado Springs.
More: New Colorado State stadium creating buzz around Colorado
The scheduling change added another advantage. The Rams now have a bye week Sept. 23 between playing at Alabama on Sept. 16 and traveling to Hawaii on Sept. 30.
For CSU coach Mike Bobo, the biggest benefit to playing a week before the CU game, and against another Pac 12 team, is adjusting to the speed and strength Power Five teams bring to the field.
“Sometimes, you’re not used to the bigger guys and they might be a little faster and they’re going to require you to strain a little bit more than maybe in practice,” Bobo said at the luncheon. “When you go through that shock of playing a team like that, you’re used to it a little bit more. Going into CU, we’ll be a little bit more comfortable.”
Bobo and CSU fans hope that prep will help avoid a disaster like last season when the Rams were down 21-0 after one quarter on the way to a 44-7 blowout loss to CU.
“I don’t remember that game,” Bobo said with a wry smile.
The difference in preparation time is unique.
The last 14 Showdowns have been at the same place in the schedule for both teams, with 11 of them the season opener. The last time there was a difference was 2002, when CSU was coming off a win at Virginia and then beat the Buffs 19-14 in CU’s first game of the season.
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The early start to the season — CSU is currently the first college football kickoff time in the country — has created its own quirks for the Rams.
With two-a-day practices now prohibited, camp has been extended. CSU players report July 23 and camp will last 35 days before CSU plays a game. The Rams will then have a quick turnaround from the Aug. 26 (Saturday) opener and the Sept. 1 (Friday) Showdown.
“We’ll still be ready to play, they’ll be ready to play,” MacIntyre said. “It will still be a great, exciting game.”
Tangerine Restaurant in North Boulder is inspired by Mediterranean and American flavors and serves up ingredients from local farmers. Whether dining in for brunch or lunch, you will find classic dishes with a unique spin. And, now, the flavors of Tangerine is expanding to Old Town Lafayette. Read more in the Daily Camera article below:
Boulder's Tangerine restaurant plans Old Town Lafayette expansionPopular haunt's plans signal continued revival for historical district
By Anthony HahnStaff Writer
POSTED: 08/08/2017 07:36:35 PM MDT | UPDATED: ABOUT 17 HOURS AGO
Sous Chef Zac Dwight prepares a meal for a customer at the Tangerine restaurant on Tuesday in Boulder. (Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)Plans for a second iteration of Tangerine — north Boulder's celebrated brunch haunt — will soon be realized along Old Town Lafayette's revived South Public corridor.
The eatery's newest digs could fill the space at 300 S. Public Road as early as this winter.
Strong word-of-mouth has fueled Tangerine's quiet popularity over the last six years; its Boulder location sits at 2777 Iris Ave., far-flung from the city's crowded center.
A loyal customer base has served the restaurant well, Tangerine's Chef and Owner Alec Schuler says, and the move to Lafayette comes as the demand has begun to outpace its quaint beginnings.
"Tangerine is as busy as ever," said Schuler, who came across the Lafayette site by chance while biking through town a few weeks ago. "And with all our happy customers, it's come to the point where we have such a big following."
He said the restaurant could slide into the 3,000-square-foot existing building layout without any real structural changes if all goes according to plan, which would bypass the need for a building permit.
The new shop is a bit smaller than Boulder's, though large enough to potentially double Tangerine's employees to roughly 50, Schuler said.
For Lafayette residents, the move comes not a moment too soon. Despite a flood of modern ideas to S. Public Road — such as William Oliver's Publick House and Ras Kassa's Ethiopian Eatery and Community — the district has largely abided through its cultural renaissance over the last few years without a true breakfast anchor.
"There's not really a breakfast-specific restaurant in Old Town, so that makes room for me," Schuler said. "I just like the feel of the area, honestly."
Apart from Deli-Cious Z's and Senor Gomez Restaurant, whose storefronts reside a bit farther south from the city's main thoroughfare, Tangerine will have a local customer base on the first day it's open, according to Todd Walsh, of Boulder's Boom Properties.
"We've just had a groundswell of great retailers and breweries lately," Lafayette spokeswoman Debbie Wilmot said Tuesday. "That momentum has just built upon itself."
A move into Lafayette for businesses such as Tangerine is still a bargain, compared to Boulder's lofty commercial lease rates.
Apeizza e Vino closed its restaurant 300 S. Public Road earlier this year. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)"In Lafayette, an entire market of available listings right now ranges from roughly $16 to $22 per square foot," Walsh said.
For example, prices for lots in Boulder's west end of Pearl Street consistently hover in the mid-$30s.
"It's entirely two different markets," Walsh said. "So Lafayette is a good place for local businesses that have a strong following and have a good formula because you can essentially halve your rent.
"It's also not that far away (from Boulder) in the scope of things. (Recent reports) now show that Boulder County is adding something like 10 residents a day; they're going to fill out the east county eventually, and as they do they'll need a place to go eat breakfast."
Schuler suggested that Tangerine's new lease fell "along the lines of what is typical for Lafayette," adding that the contract gives him options to remain for an extended amount of time if he wants.
Despite the restaurant's prime location, potentially built-in customer base and a winning business formula, the 300 S. Public Road address has become somewhat of a local mystery.
When Apeizza e Vino shuttered earlier this year amid sales woes, the ill-fated Italian eaterymarked the six restaurant to come and go within the building's 18-year history.
Before Apeizza was Angelo's, an Italian eatery in the same vein. Prior to that, there was Kasbah Moroccan Restaurant, with its kabobs and belly dancers.
That was preceded by Pulcinella Ristorante, which followed the spicy foods of Taste of Nepal. That opened in the place of Rocky Mountain Joe's Café after the coffee shop first exited Lafayette.
The idea of a " curse at Cannon and Public" doesn't worry Schuler, who says the building is perfectly tailored to Tangerine's needs.
"I think the spot is great," he said. "It's a beautiful little place, it has good foot traffic, has good parking, it's the exact size I need and I think this place is perfect."
If there's is a gripe, however, Schuler says the building's front could use some help sticking out more. He hopes the city can provide him some assistance in the way of incentives down the road if necessary.
"The only thing that I don't really like is that (the storefront) is not that visible," he said. "That's the only thing, but we can put some orange color out front like (the Boulder location) and make this building glow and come to life."
Anthony Hahn: 303-473-1422, firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter.com/_anthonyhahn
The solar eclipse is taking place on Monday August 21. There has been a lot of hype about this, as it may be the most near-total eclipse we will see in our lifetime. The last time the total eclipse came around was in 1918. Although Boulder will only see the partial eclipse, we will still see 93% of it and, therefore, are in a great place to experience what it is all about. Many people have been rushing around Boulder to find solar eclipse glasses and companies have been taking an influx of calls requesting these 3D-like glasses.
So what should we expect? The partial eclipse will begin at 10:22 am. Maximum eclipse will occur at 11:46 am and the eclipse ends at 1:13 pm. Yes, this is a day time event! If you want to get together with some other people in the community to take a front seat to this event, the City of Boulder Human Services Department has you covered! Visit the West Senior Center on 909 Arapahe Ave. between 10 am and 1:30 pm for free admission. If you are hungry, you are in luck, as Meals on Wheels will be serving a special lunch at the location.
What is a total solar eclipse? This happens when the moon passes in front of the sun, casting the Earth in its shadow and makes the day turn into night. It is an experience that Professors of Astronomy live for and something that people will have to see to believe. It is described as the closest you will get to truly experiencing the solar system and understanding how the sun, moon, and planets interact... unless of course you work for NASA. If you miss this one, you will have to wait until 2045 to see another total solar eclipse cut through Colorado.
So, get your glasses, get your friends and enjoy this spectacular show the solar system is hosting on Monday!
The Louisville Farmer's Market lasts until Oct. 14 and is hosted on Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm. Front Street in Downtown Louisville becomes alive with local vendors from the Boulder area.
About the Louisville Farmer's Market:
Louisville Farmer’s Market seeks to support Colorado farms and businesses by providing Louisville and surrounding communities with a dynamic and inviting market that is beneficial to both its vendors and customers by emphasizing the importance of buying local products.We are pleased to bring locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, wines, artisan breads, honey, coffee, baked goods, fresh salsas, pastas, natural body care, massage and much more to this wonderful community.
Our farmers sell Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free vegetables. Our orchard keepers bring organic and conventional fruit from Palisades, Colorado. The quality and diversity of our vendors’ produce and products promises you an exciting shopping experience in a friendly, family atmosphere. And shopping locally benefits our Colorado farms, the environment, the community and the economy.
We are sure you will enjoy your visit!
Fresh Breads and Pastries
Charelle's Bake Shop
Sweet - No Wheat
Thyme & Lavender
Old World Pantry
Father Earth Organic
Eat A Peach Farms
7th Generation Farm
Natural Beef Company
Fat Hen Farm
Lucky Bee Cut Flowers
North Field Farm
Red Fox Run Orchard
Naked Goat Farm
Janelle's Jazz Oil
And MORE ....
Erie is starting to grow not only in real estate, but in accommodations for residents as well. Though parts of Erie remain in need of growth and development, restaurants, shopping and grocery stores are continuing to be added.
One restaurant that is rated with 4.5 Stars on Yelp is 24 Carrot Bistro located downtown on Briggs St. in Erie, CO. The restaurant was rated Best New Restaurant in Best of Boulder East County 2016 and centers it's vision on serving local, seasonal food in a unique and modern way. Plus, their drink selection is one to be reckoned with.
Meticulously crafted, 24 Carrot Bistro has a 25ft long antique bar to accompany the brick wall and wood floors, offering up an inviting atmosphere. This casual environment welcomes co-workers grabbing happy hour and friends and family looking for a delicious brunch, lunch or dinner. Food selections include New American Cuisine and seasonal ingredients. But, don't be led astray, American Cuisine does not mean burgers and fries. Rather, this exquisite menu includes items such as Golden Beet & Strawberry Salad, Crispy Duck Confit, Local Mushroom & Asparagus Gnocchi, Local Leg of Lamb and more.
Executive Chef, Kevin Kidd is well known around Boulder for cooking in popular restaurants such as Chautauqua Dining Hall, Carelli's Italian Bistro, Jax Fish House, Salt and Colterra Food & Wine. Now, Kidd looks to serve local, and farm-fresh produce, meats and seafood with a "Mediterranean technique with a refined new American approach." Kidd, coupled with Bianca Retzloff, who grew up on a 10 acre farm and with experience in general management at well known Salt, Centro and Alfalfas, makes for an unstoppable pair.
Visit 24carrotbistro.com to learn more. Or, better yet, experience the restaurant yourself on your next night out!
Posted by the Denver Business Journal:
A group of Broomfield residents are recommending the city implement a quarter-mile buffer zone between oil and gas wells and homes, parks, schools and bodies of water.
The 1,320-foot buffer zone, if adopted by the Broomfield City Council, would apply both to new wells being drilled in the fast-growing community and also to new development that might encroach on existing wells, according to a draft of the recommendations posted to the city’s website.
KATHLEEN LAVINE | BUSINESS JOURNAL
The recommendations take aim at many of the issues, conflicts and concerns that have risen as oil and gas operations in Colorado have grown in size and scale, and in some cases moved nearer to northern Front Range suburban communities and neighborhoods in the last few years.
They include suggestions about lights, noise, the quality of the air, water and soil, traffic and setbacks.
They’re expected to go to the city council in late August or early September.
The Denver Business Journal has written a series of stories about how Broomfield is dealing with oil and gas issues related to a proposal by Denver’s Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. (Nasdaq: XOG).
The committee said the recommendations are intended to support the goal of eliminating as many older walls as possible, push drilling as far from residential areas as possible and ensure that oil and gas is done “in a manner that prioritizes the protection of human health, safety and welfare.”
The committee also said it recognizes the rights of the people who own the minerals, but said the health and safety of Broomfield residents “is paramount.”
“While recognizing that mineral owners have property rights, the health and safety of Broomfield residents is paramount, and maintaining the qualities Broomfield is known for is integral to our position," the committee said.
The 14-member committee has spent months working on a update to the city’s existing master plan via a new chapter on how oil and gas development might occur in the city.
The 13-page set of draft recommendations include proposals on setback that would:
The opposite issue, how close new homes can be built near older wells, was thrown into sharp relief after the April 17 home explosion in Firestone that killed two men.
That explosion was caused by raw natural gas that leaked into the home through an old pipeline that was supposed to be abandoned. The home, built in 2015, was 178 feet from the well, drilled in 1993.
The setbacks of new homes from old wells vary widely: 150 feet in Firestone and Dacono, 200 feet in Frederick and Broomfield, 350 feet in Louisville and Lafayette, and 750 feet in Longmont, according to survey of municipal codes by the Boulder Daily Camera.
Whether the recommendation, as it applies to new oil and gas wells being 1,320 feet from existing or planned development, is legal, is questionable.
Colorado law says the state has authority over oil and gas operations, including the location of those operations. The state’s buffer zone is 500 feet between new oil and gas wells and existing homes.
But the state doesn’t have authority over how close new homes, schools are parks can be to an existing oil and gas well — meaning Broomfield’s elected officials can choose to widen the city’s existing buffer zone to 1,320 feet.
The 14-member committee noted in its draft that the recommendations were a work in progress and that some of the action steps might “be beyond [Broomfield’s] current legal authorities.”
But, the committee said, the recommendations are based on the “collective judgment” of the members of the committee and “may be used to pursue state and federal regulatory changes.”
A public meeting on the recommendations is scheduled for 6 p.m., July 20 at the Paul Derda Recreation Center, 13201 Lowell Blvd. The city council will have the final say on the update to Broomfield’s master plan.
Dan Haley, president and CEO of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, a trade group, said there are legal concerns around the recommendations — but he noted the draft recommendations are just that, a draft.
“There are legal concerns around the draft recommendations put forth by the Broomfield Oil and Gas Comprehensive Plan Update Committee, but there is still time within their process for a thorough legal and technical review in order to reach a workable plan,” Haley said.
“My hat goes off to the members of the committee for all their hard work over the past several months," Haley added. "If we can be helpful to the committee’s ongoing efforts, we want to be."
The committee was set up after an outcry by Broomfield residents and officials to a plan by Denver’s Extraction Oil & Gas Inc. (Nasdaq: XOG) to drill in the city.
The company’s current plan calls for 99 horizontal wells to be drilled from four pads scattered across two miles of the Northwest Parkway east of I-25, plus 40 wells drilled from a fifth pad a few miles north of the parkway in unincorporated Weld County.
Extraction executives have sat in on the committee’s meetings, which has had presentations from state and federal officials on industry regulations and practices.
“We are thrilled that the task force has come out with the draft recommendations and is nearing the completion of the process,” Extractionspokesman Brian Cain said.
The company is planning to start negotiating an amendment to its existing memorandum of understanding with the city soon, Cain said.
“We recognized that the language [in the recommendations] is only a draft and is meant to apply to oil and gas development over the next 20 years — there’s a lot to be done yet on this draft,” he said.
The draft recommendations also included:
Iron Works Village, a 136-unit residential development in Englewood, broke ground this week and will deliver its first homes early next year.
The project, which includes single-family detached homes as well as townhomes and duplexes, is the largest new for-sale residential development to occur in Englewood in 50 years, according to builder BLVD Builders.
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Iron Works Village, at 601 Bates Ave., is being built on the site of the former General Iron foundry, which was once important to commerce in Denver and Englewood.
Pre-sales for homes there are underway now. Townhomes will start in the mid-$300,000 range, duplexes will start in the mid-$400,000 range and detached single-family homes will start in the high $400,000 range.
Denver-based Pel-Ona Architects and Urbanists designed the homes.
“The homes at Iron Works are street-facing and community-oriented. What we believe in crafting these plans is there needs to be some unity in the heart of the house.” Pele-Ona co-founder Ronnie Pelusio said.
“These houses use principles of historic neighborhoods in a modern way," Pelusio said. "They honor the historic shapes of houses. But they have open floor plans and use modern technologies and building assemblies that live up to current-day sustainability needs.”
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Choosing the right roof can be quite the process. Not only do you want something that will last against sun and inclement whether, but you want something that will resell well and look great with your style. Below is a guide of different roofs from Roof Cost Estimator to help find the perfect roof for your home. Visit Roof Cost Estimator for an even more in-depth look at these roofs.
The Dome Roof: Dome roofs look like a bowl. They are unique, aesthetically pleasing and durable.
The Gable Roof: This triangular, peak shaped roof is found very often in the U.S. They are simple designs that are generally cheaper to build and are advantageous for getting rid of water and snow. However, they don't perform as well in high wind areas, as wind can take a major tole on these roofs.
The Hip Roof: This type of roof slopes on four sides. They are all equal and connect to a ridge-like top. They are stable and resistant to wind and snow. This type of roof, however, can be more expensive and lend itself to more leak potential.
The Mansard Roof: This French style roof has four flat or curved sides sides with a double slope on each side. Because they lend themselves to extra living space potential, this roof is great for resale. They are also aesthetically appealing, so using a cool, long lasting material such as zinc or copper can help with resale as well.
The Grambel Roof: This barn-style roof has two slopes. These roofs can be quite attractive and lend itself to a Dutch Colonial or Georgian style homes. Much like the Gable Roof, the Grambel is not recommended for high wind areas and can be less expensive. Make sure, however, to maintain these roofs, as leaks can occur.
The Flat Roof: Flat roofs are essentially flat with only a small pitch to allow for drainage. Long term expenses and maintenance can become a problem, as the lack of a steep pitch can lead to water damage in areas of lots of rain and snow. These roofs are mostly found in commercial areas.
The Skillion Roof: This roof has a single slope that leans so that water and snow can run off. They are mostly used for sheds or porches, but are becoming a popular style for modern homes.
The Jerkinhead Roof: This Gable, Hip Roof combo is expensive, but allows for more stability against wind and rain. It also allows for additional living area: a great resale incentive.
The Butterfly Roof: This roof is found in modern, eco friendly designs usually in tropical areas. With V's sloping up and down and meeting in the middle, the roof looks like a butterfly's wings. Having the roof angle upward away from the home allows for more light, more natural warmth and an open feel. The slope and valley-like collection area also makes for an environmentally smart water collector. These roofs can be expensive to build and maintain, but save costs in other areas.
The Bonnet Roof: Reverse of a Mansard roof, this roof has two slopes, the lower slope at less of an angel than the upper slope. This roof is great for an outdoor porch that you hope to utilize, as the lower slope conveniently hangs over the home to allow for shade. Plus this overhang protects walls from water damage.
The Saltbox Roof: This roof has two slopes, one of which is flatter and leaning and the other a more normal slope. You can find these in Cape Cod. They are good for allowing water runoff but can be costly.
The Sawtooth Roof: Found in modern design, these roofs transition between vertical and sloped roofs, lending itself to the look of the blades on a sawtooth. They are great for an eco-friendly house, as more sunlight is let in. However, leaks can cause for costly maintenance.
The Curved Roof: These roofs are curved and very popular in modern design. With the arch shape, this roof is not only aesthetically pleasing, but very wind resistant.
The Pyramid Roof: This roof, like a Hip Roof, has all four sides coming together. They are extremely wind resistant and can keep energy bills down as well.
And of course, a combo of all of these roofs is great as well! Mix and match to make the best roof for your home!
Summertime is the season for firing up the grill and doing some outdoor cooking. Making sure you use safe grilling practices are important so that you can keep the party going all summer long. Below are a few things to keep in mind to keep you and your guests safe.
Protect Your Property: House fires can happen if grills are too close to your home or positioned under a wooden balcony or overhang. So, make sure to get the grill away from your house to allow any smoke or fire build-up to be in an open area that won't catch your home or trees on fire. Make sure to also position it away from hanging decorative items like hanging plants and umbrellas. And NEVER grill inside!
Check for Leaks: You want to make sure that there aren't any gas leaks. This can be done with a homemade mix of half liquid dish soap and water. If the mix bubbles when the gas is turned on, you know to tighten up that area on the hose or to get it replaced.
Keep it Clean: A clean grill is a safe grill. Cleaning your grill after each use not only ultimately makes the cleaning process easier, but rids the grill of built up fats and grease that can become a fire hazard.
Turn On Tips: Make sure that before you turn on the gas and fire up the grill you open the lid. If anything has built up, it will burn off as the grill heats up. If you keep the lid closed while you are heating it up, those resides will start to burn and when you open the lid, you have the concern of burning your face when that burning residue is released. To be prepared, it is a good idea to have sand, baking soda, or a fire extinguisher close to the grill in case you do have a need to put the fire out. Avoid water when putting out a grease fire, as this can only make the problem worse.
Focus: Make grilling your top priority. If a fire does start and you are not around to address it immediately, your problem could get a lot bigger. So, relax, enjoy the summertime air and grill away. Your friends or family can get the other things prepped for you. Also make sure young kids and pets stay away from the grilling area not only while dinner is cooking, but a few hours after as well.
Less Fat, Less Fret: The less fatty foods you cook at once will help decrease the probability of fat build up and fire hazard. Plus, cooking less fatty foods will contribute to a healthier lifestyle.
Stabilize: Make sure your grill is on a flat surface that will keep it stable and from moving around or tipping. A deck or concrete patio has solid surface, but things such as flagstone patios or grass can be quite different. (Not to mention that having your grill on grass is another big safety hazard).
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