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Updated: December 12, 2014 4:02:16 PM MST
Mark McDade / For the Camera
What the heck is that thing? It's fair to assume that question was on the minds of many people who traveled along Colo. 128 south of Boulder this week if they happened to catch a glimpse of what appeared to be a large, silver projectile perched alongside the highway and pointed north toward town.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is eyeing a new location in Boulder. Developer Equity Ventures Commercial Development and the Lakewood-based grocer submitted a site plan to build a 16,600-square-foot store in place of the former Olive Garden restaurant at 2685 Pearl St.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso
A large group of peaceful protesters shut down rush hour traffic on a portion of U.S. 36 in Boulder Monday night to demonstrate their outrage and demand systematic reforms after a pair of recent cases in which white police officers were not indicted after killing unarmed black men.   Full Story
 
Cliff Grassmick
Boulder cycling fans will have to hit the road in August if they want to take in the fifth annual USA Pro Challenge, as the local organizing committee confirmed Thursday that the city will not be involved with the event in 2015.   Full Story
 
Nearly 150 people in Boulder County have received notices from the Federal Emergency Management Administration stating that its audit process shows they may have received flood damage overpayments — and the feds now want their money back.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera
A homeless man asking Pearl Street patrons to pay $25 apiece to punch him in the face was thwarted by police Tuesday afternoon before anyone could take him up on the offer.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
After offering its wares through 65 such seasons, the Boulder Army Store will sell its final round of Christmas gifts this year, as its owners have announced they will close up shop for good next month.   Full Story
 
Alex Burness / Daily Camera
As roughly 100 people who marched Saturday afternoon throughout Boulder were wrapping up their protest over the lack of an indictment in the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, Mo.   Full Story
 
A problem with a broken cable left 2,753 customers without power in Lafayette and possibly Louisville starting about 6 p.m. Tuesday, officials said.   Full Story
 
The National Entertainment Collectibles Association Inc., a maker of licensed toys and collectibles, has acquired Boulder-based art toy company Kidrobot, the companies announced Tuesday.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell / Daily Camera
In the wake of what likely is Boulder's eighth outdoor homeless death this year, local officials and advocates continue their push to determine why 2014 has been such an increasingly deadly year for the city's homeless population.   Full Story
 
David R. Jennings / Daily Camera
In the 21 years Dennis Oviatt ran Cafe Food in Boulder, the fourth owner of the local mainstay never took a day off and typically tallied 70- to 80-hour work weeks.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
Much of the money that Boulder budgeted for enforcement of the new recreational marijuana industry has not been spent and likely won't be spent this year as the rush of conversions and new applications the city expected never materialized.   Full Story
 
Out Boulder, the LGBTQ-focused nonprofit advocacy and education center, is holding a march down the Pearl Street Mall on Thursday evening in honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance.   Full Story
 
Boulder today announced that the winning name for the coffee shop that will open in the bridge of the Boulder Main Public Library in early 2015 is Seeds Café.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera
Mamacita's Restaurante y Cantina, a local haunt in Boulder's University Hill district, will close this week after more than 20 years in business, and a Latin-inspired eatery will open next year in its place, according to the owners.   Full Story
 
Jonathan Castner / Daily Camera
Community Food Share asks residents to add "fight hunger" to this week's to-do list. Community Food Share aims to collect 75,000 pounds of food and $20,000 through its Let's Bag Hunger food drive. The drive, which starts Sunday and runs through Nov. 26, supports 50 Broomfield and Boulder County organizations that serve residents in need.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken / Daily Camera
More than 1,500 Boulder Valley high-school students — 84 percent of the district's seniors — refused to take the state's new science and social studies tests Thursday in a widespread protest against how much classroom time is devoted to standardized testing.   Full Story
 
Boulder County court officials warned Wednesday that a scam phone-caller has been contacting residents and asking them to cough up hundreds of dollars for failing to appear for jury duty.   Full Story
 
Courtesy illustration / European Space Agency
For the first time in history, a robot was successfully landed on a comet early Wednesday, an accomplishment watched intently in Colorado, partly due to local researchers' close connection to the mission.   Full Story
 
Denver-based Brickstone Partners have purchased the Marine Park Apartments building off Broadway and Marine Streets in Boulder for $18.35 million, Boulder County property records show.   Full Story
 
Jeremy Papasso / Daily Camera
Boulder County remains in the icy grip of an Arctic front, and the coldest weather is still ahead, with temperatures Wednesday not even expected to hit double digits. There's a 70 percent chance of more snow Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service, with a high temperature of 7 and a low of -2.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken
RTD officials confirmed today that one of their AB SkyRide bus drivers is on investigative suspension while police look into whether the driver was involved in a fatal hit-and-run at the Boulder Transit Center on Thursday night.   Full Story
 
Paul Aiken
Boulder's warm fall came to an abrupt halt Monday with the arrival of the first of several cold fronts expected this week, a weather system that caused temperatures to plunge 40 degrees over the course of the day as light snow fell across the region. The snow and cold brought with it nasty traffic conditions.   Full Story
 
Mark Leffingwell, Daily Camera
A morning visit from Secretary of State Scott Gessler on Election Day prompted a last-minute change to the ballot verification process at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Office.   Full Story