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Updated: February 27, 2014 10:40:11 PM MST
There will be no lines around the block. There will be no TV news crews nosing in for interviews. There will be no pot-puffing customers celebrating their newfound freedom. But the dawn of legal hemp in Colorado, which begins Saturday, is as significant — if not more so — as were the first sales of recreational marijuana two months ago.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
Demolition work on the former Daily Camera building in downtown Boulder is scheduled to begin May 12, kicking off a 22-month construction period for PearlWest, a mixed-use development with office, retail, restaurant and theater uses, officials for developer Nichols Partnership said Tuesday.   Full Story
 
Cliff Grassmick / Daily Camera
Alicia DiRago grew up in a "crafty" household, spending days making crazy costumes, 3-D worlds out of paper and collages from magazines.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell / Daily Camera
The multimillion-dollar overhaul of Whole Foods Market's store off Baseline Road and Broadway in Boulder has been on the drawing board for years. And it almost didn't happen at all.   Full Story
 
JEREMY PAPASSO
Advocating peace, equality and community, hundreds of Boulder-area residents gathered Monday to celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and to promote continuing the efforts of the slain civil rights leader.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell / Daily Camera
The frightening images of houses wrenched off their foundations and collapsing into rivers are part of our history now, but some experts caution that another wave of less dramatic damage attributable to the September flood could be on the near horizon.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera
The Buff has migrated. Late last week, the popular Boulder brunch spot settled in at 2600 Canyon Blvd., making a quick roam across the street from its previous home at the core of the now-shuttered Best Western Golden Buff Lodge.   Full Story
 
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Seth McConnell, Your Hub
A definitive list of Colorado shops open for recreational marijuana sales is difficult to nail down — some shops are still waiting for licensing, or other items, and may not decide until the last minute.   Full Story
 
A Boulder County jury found George Tiba guilty of all charges in a sexual assault case Friday, but he failed to show up at the courthouse and is now considered a fugitive. Boulder police are warning the public that he may be armed.   Full Story
 
Heather Rousseau | Heather Rousseau/ Aspen Daily News
Aron Ralston, the hiker who cut off his forearm in order to free himself after becoming trapped by a dislodged boulder, was arrested by Denver Police for domestic violence.   Full Story
 
A Regional Transportation District study meant to pick up the pace of the long-delayed FasTracks corridor will go before the public in late January.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken
As Boulder prepares for a week of subfreezing temperatures, homeless shelters in the city are also preparing for a flood of clients looking to avoid the cold and the snow.   Full Story
 
Photo courtesy of Topher Donahue
OK, so it's a bit cold this week -- even for ice climbing. But as seasons go, this one has proven extraordinary for Front Range ice climbers so far.   Full Story
 
You're walking down the street. Someone jumps out from behind a wall, grabs your purse and takes off. Time to cancel the credit cards and get a new purse? Perhaps not. A Portland, Ore.-based company that specializes in video surveillance solutions has just launched an online crowdsourced mapping tool in Boulder County that could help victims of crime track down perpetrators and bring them to justice.   Full Story
 
A Thanksgiving celebration among transients ended in a slashing incident late Thursday afternoon and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office is still looking for the unidentified man believed to be responsible.   Full Story
 
After collecting more than 200,000 pounds of food this fall for Boulder-area flood relief, Community Food Share says it's now lagging behind its donation goal for this week's annual "Let's Bag Hunger" holiday food drive, which ends Wednesday.   Full Story
 
CLIFF GRASSMICK
A Boulder police officer responding to a report of a machete-wielding man making threatening remarks at the Wimbledon Condominiums on Sunday afternoon shot and killed a suspect who officials say was armed with two knives.   Full Story
 
Boulder police have found the owner of a van that witnesses believed was involved in a possible abduction Tuesday night and have determined that no crime was committed, according to a news release.   Full Story
 
Whole Foods Market is giving another one of its Boulder groceries a makeover. The Austin, Texas-based natural foods grocer expects to spend close to $3 million in overhauling the interior and exterior of its store at 2584 Baseline Road in the Basemar Shopping Center near Broadway.   Full Story
 
The Boulder City Council gave its approval to a three-year lease with the possibility of another three-year renewal for Mustard's Last Stand, the purveyor of Chicago-style food that has rented space on the first floor of the city's Park Central building since 1983.   Full Story
 
Boulder's legislative agenda should include support for a carbon tax, an anti-wage theft law and banking access for marijuana businesses, members of the Boulder City Council said Tuesday night.   Full Story
 
CLIFF GRASSMICK
Friday in the Boulder area is expected to be partly sunny with highs in the mid-50s, but snow is in the forecast for the weekend.   Full Story
 
The Boulder City Council will meet in the Canyon Theater auditorium of the Boulder Main Public Library for the next two months as the council chambers at the Boulder Municipal Building are renovated.   Full Story
 
Jenny Sparks
The Colorado Department of Agriculture on Tuesday announced an ash tree quarantine in Boulder County following the recent local discovery of the emerald ash borer, a destructive pest that threatens the trees.   Full Story
 
CLIFF GRASSMICK
Current Boulder Mayor Matt Appelbaum and Councilman Tim Plass both intend to seek the mayoral appointment from their colleagues.   Full Story