29th Street Retail District
29th Street Retail District is the newest Mall area in Boulder with excellent Dining Experiences, Retail Shopping and and exciting year round events for the whole family with a Vibrant Spirit.
Our Jann Scott went to Trader Joes Grand opening today. This is a fun entertaing video of his live TV show from inside.
The 29ht Street Retail District is the newest shopping area in Boulder with excellent Dining Experiences, Retail Shopping and and exciting year round events for the whole family with a Vibrant Spirit.
29th Street Mall News
Grand Opening October 29th
Aspen Tan will be opening a new salon on the hill in Boulder. It already has one location at 29th street in Boulder which opened last year.
“Our Boulder Uni Hill location is almost ready. It is located at 1352 College Ave. Suite #120 Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-1326 Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 11am-6pm Check out our deals. We are excited for the grand opening on schedule for the last week of October! Keep an eye out for special VIP cards that we will be giving out to some lucky people, allowing them to get a sneak peak tan before opening day! “
Public asked to help identify indecent exposure suspect
Police in Boulder have released a sketch of a male who witnesses say exposed himself to them outside Macy’s, located at 1900 29th Street, on August 24, 2012. The incident happened around 1:00 p.m.
The two victims are females, 22 and 23 years old. They told investigators that they were sitting on a bench outside the department store when they noticed a male locking his bike at a bike rack near the parking garage. They say he stared at them as he walked up the stairs of the parking garage, and reappeared on the second floor where they could see him masturbating. They say he fully exposed himself to them. (The case number is 12-11459).
Police are trying to identify the male suspect. He is described as:
- White male
- 5’8” – 5’9” tall
- 130 lbs. – 160 lbs.
- Short, dark hair
- Between 20-and-24 years old
- “Scruffy” facial hair
- Wearing a gray shirt & either blue shorts or blue jeans, and carrying a backpack
- Riding a mountain bike
The mountain bike has been recovered by police and is being processed for evidence.
Another incident involving a similarly-described suspect occurred on August 18 in the 2600 block of Mapleton. Investigators are looking into the possibility that the two cases are related. (The Mapleton case number is 12-11092).
In the Mapleton incident, a female resident reported that a male suspect, riding a mountain bike, exposed himself while masturbating as she was doing yard work at 5:45 p.m. The suspect fled the area on the bike. In this case, the suspect was wearing a white shirt and long, checkered, light-colored shorts.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Ruth Christopher at 303-441-1850. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or 1-800-444-3776. Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.
The city has been concerned about alcohol abuse on University Hill and has started turning down liquor licensees there. Yet two super liquor stores will open this year near 29th street.
Techstars and Boulder Start up routinely promote drinking events everyday they operate. Caution of this addictive drug has been cast to the wind.
The down side is the addiction, behavior, and pressure on public services : from police, to human resources, hospital,<
80% of Boulder arrests are alcohol abuse related. They include the majority of domestic violence calls, 100% of drunk driving calls. 50% of all motor vehicle accidents. Home accidents, drownings , boating accidents. The number nationally are staggering. In Boulder they run higher than the national average.
Boulder has also won the dubious distinction of being the drinking-est community by over a dozen organizations. Boulder Community hospital which does not list alcohol as a cause of death lists a large number of admittance’s for alcohol related diseases including heart disease, kidney failure, heart disease, diabetes, chronic arthritis, and too many to list .
The county Addiction Recovery Center which employs a staff of over 30 24 hours a day admits over 3000 sufferers from alcoholism a year. County mental health say that 50 % of their patients have alcohol abuse. Over 70% of Boulder 3000 homeless suffer from alcoholism. Alcoholics anonymous estimates over 5000 members. Half are under 35 years old.< On the job drinking is promoted daily in social media with office parties always in play.
Wine meet-ups have become a new phenom as have women’s wine lunches.
But is Boulder addressing Alcohol Awareness month ?? No. Why not?. The reason is that a symptom of community wide alcohol abuse is Denial. 18 years ago Boulder banned inflatable liquor displays and alcohol signage such as beer banners hanging from buildings. It also brought to an end alcohol sponsored events at Boulder Rez.
But alcohol promoted events have begun to sneak back into the community.
In 1993 through 1995 alcohol abuse was so severe the city and county held yearly alcohol summits. But not anymore. Has the problem one away. No, it has gotten worse every year.
Here some links on what you can do to raise awareness about alcohol abuse in Boulder http://healthfinder.gov/nho/PDFs/AprilNHOtoolkit.pdf
This space will now show the daily status of the emergency warming centers. If it has not been updated, please call the status line at 303.605.8919 to hear the most recent information available.
Today, Saturday, February 18, 2012, there will be an emergency warming center located @ Boulder Seventh Day Baptist Church - 6710 Arapahoe (on the south side of Arapahoe)
Doors will open at 7 p.m.
There will be a Free HOP bus that picks up at 5:15 p.m. at 11th & Walnut. It will go to the Boulder Shelter for the Homeless first. Anyone wanting to stay at the Shelter will get off of the bus; anyone wanting to ride to the EWC should remain on the bus. The Free HOP bus will then drive via Hwy 36, down 28th Street and stop at the bus stop at 29th & Arapahoe (on the south side of Arapahoe) between 5:35-5:45 p.m. then continue on to the EWC. If anyone wants to board the bus anywhere along the route, they can wave at the driver to stop. The driver will stop if it is a safe place, and if there is room, the driver will accept riders to the EWC or Shelter at no charge.
RTD: JUMP on Arapahoe
Click here for info about the free HOP bus schedule–it runs Monday through Friday with one schedule and has a different schedule on Saturdays. It does NOT operate on Sundays.
If you are under 18 years of age and need shelter Attention Homes is a good resource. Located at 3080 Broadway in Boulder (just half a block north of Broadway and Elder), Attention Homes’ facilities and programs are designed for youth. The SKIP bus can get you there. The phone number for Attention Homes is 303.447.1207. Please contact them. (You can read more about their services on this site here.)
Heather Drake the Marketing Manager for 29th Street Retail District talks to us about the Boulder Chamber Business Trade Fair and the Taste of 29th Street as well as some exciting new things going on and coming to the 29th Street Mall in Boulder.
Find more videos and events from the Boulder Chamber of Commerce Here
Phone: (720) 565-2826
New Location on the Hill
Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Grand Opening October 29th
Our Boulder Uni Hill location is almost ready. It is located at 1352 College Ave. Suite #120 Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 440-1326 Mon-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 11am-6pm Check out our deals. We are excited for the grand opening on schedule for the last week of October! Keep an eye out for special VIP cards that we will be giving out to some lucky people, allowing them to get a sneak peak tan before opening day!
Heidi introduces us to the Boulder Summer Concert Series and this one by The Nacho Men called Testify, with lots of dancing from the jam packed crowed.
The way the story goes is that Sid Wells and Shauna Redford were part of the rich cool CU cocaine set.. Thayne Smika was the poor kid from Longmont who was a drug dealer who wormed his way into Sid Wells life. According to a source who was part of their inner CU circle and now a Boulder businessman “Wells was trying to get away from Smika who was crazy. Noone could figure out why Sid would want to hang out with Thayne who was not at CU. It was the cocaine pure and simple. But I didn’t like the guy….he was a scumbag..”the source said.
Smika shot Sid Wells with a shotgun. Because the case was so convoluted, the DA at the time found it difficult to file charges which infuriated The Wells family and led to a nasty attack on the Boulder DA office.
Robert Redford who himself is a 1955 CU graduate with friends in Boulder was also vocally not happy. But according to sources in the Boulder DA’s office at the time , Wells and Smika well heavily involved in drugs and crime. Ballistics on the shotgun were difficult although there were bloody clothes found and everything led to Smika. Over the past decade Boulder PD has issued statements that they wanted to talk to Smika… as though he would turn himself in. No he was long gone and disappeared off the face of the earth. This new warrant on Smika may put him a little higher on police radar worldwide, but if Smika has evaded police for 14 years, don’t expect an arrest anytime soon.
This was the first big Boulder Police and DA screw up years before the JonBenet Ramsey case hit and missed. Long time Boulder residents remember it all. But it is all news to our social media kids who read this blog. The Ramsey case again put the DA and cops at odds, but the Sid Wells murder case really split the cops and DA’s office. The filing of charges puts both DA and Police working together. However, let us not forget that DA Stan Garnett took the Ramsey case out of the DA’s office and gave it back to the police where it belonged the whole time.
Boulder police have wanted to talk to Burke Ramsey who is now in his 20′s. Though former DA Mary Lacy cleared John and Patsy Ramsey, the new DA Garnett undid that in short order. There has always been suspicion on the entire Ramsey family over at Boulder PD as well as with Alex Hunter the original DA on the Smika and Ramsey case. They both rejected the intruder theory put forth by assistant DA Tripp Demuth. That got Demuth fired.
We may see a whole turn of events on both the Smika and Ramsey case: right or wrong. Boulder DAs office and the Police department have tarnished reputations over the Sid Wells and JonBennet murder cases. They want these murders solved like no other. Below is the PD official press release concerning Smika. It was written by Police chief Mark Beckner who worked on the Sid wells murder case and was lead investigator on the Ramsey case after it blew up. Boulder doesn’t have many murder cases but when we do they are Murder Mysterys.
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011
Chief Mark Beckner, Police Department, 303-441-3310
Boulder police obtain arrest warrant in 1983 homicide
The Boulder Police Department has obtained a warrant for the arrest of a longtime suspect in the homicide of Sid Wells, who was shot in the head and found in his home in the 800 block of 29th Street on Aug. 1, 1983. The warrant orders the arrest of Thayne Smika, who was one of Wells’ roommates at the time of the crime. The charge is first-degree murder. Bail has been set at $5 million.
The warrant was issued by a Boulder District Court judge in December and unsealed this afternoon, Thursday, Jan. 13, after police efforts to locate Smika were unsuccessful. Smika, born Feb. 27, 1959, disappeared from the local area in 1986, and his current whereabouts remain unknown. There are some indications that he may have fled to another country and assumed a new identity.
“The Boulder Police Department has been committed to solving this case since the day it happened,” said Boulder Police Chief Mark Beckner, “and we are pleased that a judge has looked at the evidence that has been compiled over 27 years and agreed that Thayne Smika should stand trial.”
Beckner noted that the warrant is the initial step in what is likely to be a long process. The chief urged anyone with information about Smika or his whereabouts anytime since 1986 to contact detectives through a voicemail hotline at 303-441-1974.
“We are asking for the public’s assistance in determining this individual’s current location so that we can bring him back to Colorado to be held accountable for the death of Sid Wells,” Beckner said. “Even information that appears to be outdated may be of help to this ongoing investigation.”
The Boulder Police Department has worked closely with the District Attorney’s Office, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on this case.
“We appreciate the support of our fellow law enforcement agencies. They have helped with the forensic analysis of available evidence and in attempting to locate the suspect,” Beckner said. “We also appreciate the cooperation of witnesses who stepped forward when the crime occurred and those who have spoken with investigators more recently. We know they share our commitment to resolving this case on behalf of Sid Wells and his family.”
A copy of the affidavit is available through the courts. A copy of a 1983 booking mug and three artist renditions of how Smika might look today are attached to this release.