• Workout: Yin Yang Yoga at Shri Studios - 10/18/2017 10:40 AM MDT
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    Workout: Yin Yang Yoga at Shri Studios

    Combines the gentle yin with dynamic Vinyasa yoga styles
    Yin Yang Yoga at Shri Studios in Longmont combines the gentle, slow restorative style of yin yoga with the dynamic flow of a more common vinyasa yoga class. Whereas you typically see a restorative class or a flow class on its own, this class starts with a "yang"-style flow (movement-oriented, focused on the muscular system, balance and strength), and then after the body is heated, it transitions into the slower, deeper yin practice (settling in, longer-held postures, focused on the connective tissue and fascia). The yang is masculine energy. The yin is female. Full Story
    O'Meara: Forced bulbs help beat winter blues
    The time has arrived to head out to garden centers and purchase a little pick-me-up for the mid-January blahs. Forcing bulbs is a fun, inexpensive way to add a touch of the garden in a mid-winter home, and garden centers have an assortment of fun bulbs to choose from. Full Story

    Nutrition Talk: Bounty of fall nourishes body and soul
    From winter squash and hardy cruciferous vegetables to crisp sweet apples and pears, the fall season's produce is at the heart of many of our cherished recipes. They also provide energy to fuel our favorite activities, including essential vitamins and minerals as well as a special class of nutrients known as phytonutrients. Full Story

    At the Market: Apples, a symbol of America
    From George Washington and Johnny Appleseed to soldiers fighting for "mom and apple pie," the apple has become a symbol of America. With over 2,500 varieties grown throughout the United States, everyone can find an apple they love. Apples started popping up at our markets in September and will be around through our Winter Market on Dec. 2 and 3. Full Story

    Workout: Bounce Beautiful at Begin Fitness
    For the first 10 minutes on the trampoline during the Bounce Beautiful class at Begin Fitness in Niwot, you are reminded why you enjoyed jumping so much as a kid. It's fun and you can't help but smile. Thirty minutes in, sweating and breathing hard, I realized I'd underestimated this class.  Full Story

    Review: Niwot fortunate to get Lucky Pie's third location
    This summer, the third location of Lucky Pie Pizza & Tap House opened its doors in Niwot. Each Lucky Pie location has its own distinct personality, and Niwot's no different. But it took me a while to put my finger on the Niwot locale's vibe, given its location in a small office building. After spending a few minutes here, it dawned on me that this outpost is shaping up to be more of a low-key neighborhood spot than its siblings, and that's a good thing.  Full Story

    Boulder Burgundy Festival a rare opportunity for wine enthusiasts
    Autumn is when Burgundy winemakers harvest their grapes and reward themselves after toiling in the vineyards with a grand three day celebration known as Les Trois Glorieuses. In a similar spirit, the Boulder Burgundy Festival, which runs from Oct. 13-15 in Boulder, is a celebratory event featuring educational seminars, tastings, and meals centered around its namesake region's wines. Full Story

    Grillo: Health journalism is invaluable, but should be read with caution
    Savvy consumers of medical news are critical thinkers and skeptics. The work of knowledgeable health journalists is invaluable in interpreting medical research for the public. Sometimes, however, incomplete or over-enthusiastic announcements from research organizations and other interested parties make their way into the media. Full Story

    Workout: Restorative CiderYoga in Longmont
    CiderYoga at St. Vrain Cidery in Longmont is a relaxing, beginner level yoga class taught by Kevin Flynn. The class was approachable in a way that is difficult to find in an region so well-known for yoga. It was calm and welcoming, shedding all the tension that can come from just walking into a yoga studio. Maybe it's the cider on tap that makes it a surprisingly relaxing atmosphere. Full Story

    Pie bakers compete in Boulder as part of Harvest Festival contest
    Amateur bakers will take part in the Harvest Festival pie baking competition at the Boulder Farmers Market today. The competition is limited to 15 slots. The Harvest Festival marks the end of the season for Boulder's Wednesday farmers market and the beginning of fall. Full Story

    At the Market: Colorful, crunchy carrots
    Saturday is Carrot Day at the Longmont Market. The last of four seasonal food celebrations this season, Carrot Day will feature a carrot tasting, Largest Carrot Contest, carrot-inspired children's activities, carrot face-painting, cooking demonstrations, and more carrot-inspired activities. Full Story

    Workout: SUPilates on the Boulder Reservoir
    Bolder Pilates offers a Pilates class on stand up paddleboards at Boulder Reservoir. "It's like a Pilates mat class, but then you get this added challenge of being on the water, which works your core way more than a regular Pilates mat class," says Bolder Pilates' Donna Ligon. Full Story

    At the Market: Pears, autumn's favorite fruit
    Pears are the quintessential autumn fruit and can be enjoyed cooked or raw in savory or sweet dishes. Full of fiber, only a hundred calories apiece, and packed with vitamins C and K, pears may be the perfect snack food.  Full Story

    Review: Bartaco's new Boulder location shows simplicity sometimes best
    Simplicity is best when there are good ingredients, and this approach was apparent in most of Bartaco's dishes, most notably the oyster and fish tacos, and the chicken. Bartaco's a spot worth checking out for a more elevated take on casual fare. Full Story

    Green Home Tour highlights Boulder's most energy-efficient houses
    Nancy and Michael Linsley's home, which boasts such features as a greenhouse, ceilings made from beetle-kill pine, and special bathroom "smart sinks" that conserve water, is included on the third annual Boulder Green Home Tour, sponsored by the Boulder-based nonprofit Colorado Green Building Guild. Visitors on the tour will see a wide array of sustainability features on display, including passive and photovoltaic solar energy systems, ground source heat pumps, non-toxic, renewable and recycled materials, and water-conserving plumbing and landscaping. Full Story

    Workout: Pure Empower at Pure Barre in Boulder
    Pure Empower is Pure Barre's answer for a fast-paced, heart-pumping cardio class. It uses the ballet barre but in different ways. It also incorporates a 6-inch step platform, wrist/ankle weights and light dumbbells. "The goal is to not stop moving, no matter what you're doing. Just keep going," studio co-owner Mish Metz says. Full Story

    Review: Crash Cuisine steers impressive course through vegan fare
    Loveland's Crash Cuisine, which opened in June, gives vegan diners something to cheer with an impressive assortment of house-made meatless proteins built upon soy, wheat and peas. Full Story

    At the Market: Melons, a versatile ingredient
    Melons -- honeydew, cantaloupe, crenshaw and more -- are available at the farmers' markets in Longmont and Boulder. Full Story

    O'Meara: Tidy up perennial beds or leave plants standing during winter?
    For those who like their beds tidy, cutting back the foliage once it is dead gives it a neat appearance over the winter. Others subscribe to the "do-it-later" tack of leaving all the plants in place, frozen into a winter tableau of browned leaves, spent seed heads and dried flowers. Both techniques have pros and cons. Full Story

    Nutrition Talk: Timing of meals may impact health
    "Eat breakfast like a king and dinner like a pauper" -- as it turns out, this age-old expression may have more truth to it than we ever thought. For years we have heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But emerging research is giving us an interesting perspective on this recommendation. Full Story

    (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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    (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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    (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
    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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