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O'Meara: Front Range garden tours lift spirits

Get gardening and landscape ideas for your own home
With the snow and rain, gardens are primed to give us some color. Mark your calendars and make time to peek behind walls and fences for ideas for your yard at local garden tours. Full Story
Ironman Boulder competitor Dick Sumerfield offers cautionary tale
During the Ironman Boulder last August, white patches appeared on Dick Sumerfield's jersey -- a telltale sign of effusive sweating and sodium loss. But the 54-year-old Boulder resident pressed on. Full Story

Workout: Nia with Jill Factor, honoring each student's body
"(Nia) allows freedom of expression and honors each student's body and uniqueness. The teacher is merely the guide," says Nia instructor Jill Factor. Full Story

Jai Thai a new destination for fans of Southeast Asian cuisine
Jai Thai's initial strengths are on the Thai side of the menu, with the avocado curry being one of the best of its type in the county. Full Story

Gluten-free options abound in Boulder County
"When you go into a restaurant in Boulder you don't have problems very often ... they immediately look at you with understanding and say, 'Oh, we have a separate fryer, and pretty much anything on our menu can be modified for you,'" said Elizabeth Helgans, a physician assistant who treats celiac patients at the Boulder Medical Center gastroenterology department. Full Story

Roark: The many ways to embrace plant-based eating
Right now plants are having their day in the sun. Several factors are driving this trend. Topping the list are concerns for the environment, animal welfare and improved health and disease prevention. Full Story

At the Market: Versatile and delicious Hakurei turnips
Spring in Colorado is anything but predictable, which makes farming quite the gamble. Fortunately, there are crops that don't mind the cold, including the Hakurei turnip. Full Story

O'Meara: Here's advice on protecting plants during the cold snap
The cold snap predicted for Thursday and Friday is not going to be kind to the garden. Yes, we can use the rain, but the snow and below freezing temps means gardeners should get ready to cover up. Full Story

Best breakfasts you haven't tried yet in Boulder County
If you're graduating this weekend, congratulations. While many of you have likely made reservations already for your celebratory dinner, it's also good to have a breakfast game plan for the next few days. Full Story

Community a lively and family-friendly gathering spot
Community lives up to its name in that it is a lively and family-friendly gathering spot, with something for everyone, whether it's craft cocktails or appealing child's menu selections. Full Story

Long Shadow Farm in Berthoud teaches chicken harvesting
Live chickens in tow, a slow, steady stream of individuals and couples arrived Sunday morning at Long Shadow Farm in Berthoud. They were about to have a singularly unique, visceral, local food experience that's utterly foreign to most Americans. Full Story

Mother's Day for those dealing with loss, from TRU Community
Grieving young people need extra attention around Mother's Day, and TRU is offering a wreath remembrance workshop for them on Saturday. Full Story

At the Market: Bask in the flavors of pea shoots
Longmont and Boulder will have garden demos -- a must-attend if you're planning a day in the garden on Sunday.  Full Story

O'Meara: Plants in containers can add special touch, show off style
Admit it, when you dream of summer entertaining you envision your patio or deck looking magazine-perfect, complete with a grill, shaded cushioned seats and enough potted plants to rival the botanic gardens. Full Story

Workout: 1st Timers and Beginners at Warrior Playground
Warrior Playground at Grit Fitness is like nothing you've ever tried before. It can be equated to an advanced jungle gym, where the object is more than just having a fun time at the park. Full Story

Workout: KaiaFit, welcoming and balanced
KaiaFit has it's own take on classic exercises, which makes it feel like a familiar cardio and strength-training workout. It makes it easy to jump in while still feeling new and fun. Full Story

A beginner's guide to slacklining in Boulder
For all the slacklining rookies out there itching to test their skill at the modern version of tightrope walking, here's how to make the most of Boulder's new slackline freedoms. Full Story

Gunbarrel farm said to have largest asparagus patch on Front Range
Strawberry fields may be forever, but asparagus fields, even the innovative one-acre patch cultivated by Black Cat chef-turned-organic-farmer Eric Skokan, last 25 years at the most. Full Story

O'Meara: Landscape paths to great careers
Taking the long view is something at which the landscape industry excels. Planting seeds, their thoughts always have a bit of the far away in them -- to when trees become giants, shrubs a haven for wildlife, and flowers transform yards into the comforting feel of home. Full Story

At the Market: So much to do with rhubarb
There is more to do with rhubarb than meets the proverbial eye. Most commonly seen in desserts, rhubarb can also be diced up raw over yogurt or pickled with ginger. Full Story

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College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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(Matt York / Associated Press)
College footballCU football: Buffs reeling from first blowout loss

Turnovers, sacks allowed pile up in defeats

After many of Colorado's Pac-12 losses over the years, there was a helpless feeling coming from the Buffaloes.

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Second Story Garage: Gasoline Lollipops

The Boulder alt-country band gives its EPs names such as Death and Resurrection, and its songs bear the mark of hard truths and sin. But the punk energy behind the playing, and the sense that it's all in good fun, make it OK to dance to a song like "Death." Full Story

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