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reviewHana Japanese Bistro simply satisfies with seafood: review

Luxuriously silky black cod stands out at Louisville eatery
Hana Japanese Bistro in Louisville fills the bill for a low-key but quality Japanese dining experience. A comfortable setting, a few less common choices like the black cod, and most hospitable vibe make for a most agreeable meal. Full Story
Fred Thrall turned 70 and set powerlifting records
In celebration of Fred Thrall's 70th birthday, he decided to do something special. He competed in a powerlifting competition. And he made state and national records in multiple categories Full Story

Workout: Move It! Improve It! at Louisville Recreation Center
Nancy Hillmer, is an occupational therapist with decades of experience working with people with Parkinson's disease, leads an exercise class aimed at fighting the effects of Parkinson's. With the help of props like chairs, mats, balls and plastics bags, the exercises encouraged students to maintain good posture, extend their reach further and relearn basic automatic movements. Full Story

Nutrition Talk: Small changes make resolutions more attainable
It's a new year, and for many of us it represents a time when we get to hit the metaphorical refresh button on our health. In fact, the most popular New Year's resolutions are focused on achieving better health -- specifically, getting fit and losing weight. It can be a very inspiring and motivating time until it's not. Full Story

O'Meara: Dry times call for winter water
When January rolls in, a lot of gardeners get itchy for spring. Seed catalogs tease us. We stare wistfully out windows, and pace restlessly in garden sections of stores. What we don't embrace is the plants giving in to spring fever. Full Story

At the Market: Spring to bring new Boulder-made scotch
Alistair Brogan found his way to Boulder from his hometown of Glasgow, Scotland, with the dream of creating a world-class American single-malt scotch. He met award-winning brewer turned distiller Ted Palmer in 2015 and a partnership was formed. Full Story

Solid barbecue, service make LuLu's BBQ a low-key pleasure: review
LuLu BBQ's unfussy nature makes it a relaxing spot to savor an above average barbecue meal. The consistent quality of the sides and meat across the board makes it clear the kitchen at this Louisville eatery pays close attention to what it's turning out, a quality that's sometimes lost nowadays. Full Story

New chef nourishes poetry lovers at Innisfree Cafe in Boulder
The poet with a ring in her right nostril and left eyebrow asked the owner of Innisfree Poetry Bookstore & CafĂ© in Boulder back in November to let her bring more poetry to the place through food. He liked her proposal so much that he created a chef position and hired her almost on the spot.  Full Story

Workout: CrossFit at Impact Sports Performance in Superior
The CrossFit class at Impact Sports Performance in Superior is setup like most CrossFit classes. The noticeable difference is the attention to detail. Instructor Nicolas Gilbreath takes the time to make sure everyone is executing the moves correctly, breaking down the movements into smaller parts and going through them one at a time. Full Story

Grillo: Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to health risks
According to the American Association of Respiratory Care, sleep apnea affects up to 18 million Americans, and an estimated 10 million may have the condition but have not been diagnosed. The cost of diagnosing and effectively treating sleep apnea can be significant, but when left untreated the disorder can contribute to heart disease, diabetes and other long-term health risks. Diagnosis and necessary treatment is usually well worth the price. Full Story

Boulder and Longmont farmers' markets: 7 reasons to join a CSA
'Tis the season to get in on the bounty of vegetables, fruits and herbs that will hit the markets this summer as local farms are beginning to offer CSAs this month throughout Colorado. Full Story

Workout of the Week: Endurance 60 in Longmont
Spinning classes are usually a means to an intense cardiovascular workout. While that is a major component of the Endurance 60 class at Paceline Elite Performance Gym in Longmont, it also puts a significant emphasis on skill building. Full Story

Inconsistent food, service clip Santo's wings: review
Perhaps the most eagerly awaited Boulder restaurant opening of 2017 was that of Chef Hosea Rosenberg's Santo. I've been a big fan of Rosenberg's solo endeavors, starting with his food truck and, later, Blackbelly Market. Consequently, it pains me to report that my experience at Santo was a disappointment with respect to service, ambience and food.  Full Story

At the Market: Healing people and the planet
If asked what he does for a living, Marcus McCauley, owner of McCauley Family Farm in Longmont, would say simply, "I heal people and the planet with delicious food." Given his background as a biomedical engineer and the son of a physician with a long family history of ranching and farming, McCauley comes to this passion for healing naturally. In 2012 his family sold its ranch in Oklahoma and moved to Colorado in a quest for healing -- for him, his family and his community. Full Story

Dining critic's top dishes of 2017
As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to review the top restaurant dishes of the past year, most of which I've had the fortune to encounter during the course of reviewing eateries for the Daily Camera, Times-Call and Reporter-Herald. Full Story

Workout: The Answer at Just Results Fitness in Broomfield
The Answer is a padded, rounded seat with a bar on the floor with which to brace your feet. You start standing, then sit back into a squat to land on the seat. The seat supports the back as you lean backward for a crunch. You then stand up to start the process again."The Answer is the most effective movement in exercise on the planet, because work is force times distance and there is no other exercise you can do that allows you to travel that much distance in one movement," says trainer Joe Roseberry. Full Story

O'Meara: For a happy New Year, follow tradition
The calendar cycle has revolved once again and we find ourselves on the cusp of a New Year. This is the time to ring out the old and welcome the new, so if you're looking for a way to celebrate, look to tradition to help you along. Full Story

Workout: Les Mills Bodypump at Arapahoe Y
Arapahoe Y, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette, 303-664-5455 ymcabv.org Instructor: Wendy Hood started teaching group exercise in 1989. Full Story

Next Door takes sustainable-food mission to Longmont: review
Next Door's mission of providing food that's good for the environment, farmers, and diners is highly laudable, and at the end of the day, important. But absent those broader considerations, this eatery is still well worth visiting. Full Story

O'Meara: Santa tradition might be linked to magic mushroom
Who would have guessed that we have a lowly, potent mushroom to thank for our visions of flying reindeer pulling around a rosy-cheeked, jolly old elf decked in red and white garb? 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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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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