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‘Christmastime’ filming begins Nov. 13 – Nov. 21 Boulder


christmastime 3HOLLYWOOD COMES TO BOULDER City of Boulder Welcomes the Filming of ‘Christmastime’
LOCATION: The City of Boulder is finalizing preparations for the filming of a movie, ‘Christmastime’ on and around the Pearl Street Mall. Filming will begin this Friday, Nov. 14 and continue through Friday, Nov. 21.

‘Christmastime,’ directed by Michael Landon, Jr., includes Ernie Hudson, Marley Shelton, and Christian Kane in the cast. The plot is focused around a couple who owns a business on the Pearl Street Mall and is visited by an angel during the holiday season. Approximately 150 residents from in and around Boulder will work as extras during the week of the filming.

STAGING AREA: The Municipal Center parking lot on Canyon Boulevard, just west of Broadway, will serve as the primary staging area for film crews from Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. until Friday, Nov. 21 at 11:59 p.m. The Municipal Center parking lot will be closed to city employees and the public throughout this time period. The Library parking lot across the creek, accessible from Arapahoe Avenue, will remain open and available for public parking.

PLOT SUMMARY Echoing in the deepest depths of space, a humble prayer ascends: One from Maire Taylor, a smart, beautiful businesswoman who asks that her husband find the strength and wisdom to let go of their 9 year old marriage … While a second prayer simultaneously comes from Billy Taylor, a hopelessly romantic artist who asks that his wife receive the strength and wisdom to hold on. From these humble pleas, comes an answer in the form of a little miracle (an 8 year old runaway from heaven) who takes it upon herself to rekindle the once intimate friendship and romance that has slowly, but surely slipped away from Billy and Maire due to a heart-wrenching loss. Using all of her skill and charm (as well as some well-intentioned mischief!) our little 8 year old runaway comically sets out to heal their broken hearts and save their marriage by helping them get back to the basics of love.

FULL CAST AND CREW Christmastime

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Show up Early CU-Boulder commencement


Show up early for CU graduation here in Boulder this morning.The University of Colorado Boulder will hold its spring commencement ceremony on Friday, May 9, at 8:30 a.m. at Folsom Field and people planning to drive to campus should arrive early. Early arrival recommended for CU-Boulder commencement May 9 – See more at:
Due to traffic delays, and ongoing construction on U.S. 36 leading into Boulder, early arrival is strongly advised. Gates open at 7 a.m. and guests should plan to be seated by 8:15 a.m.
Campus parking meters and pay stations are free for commencement parking, with the exception of Euclid Auto Park, which will require payment all day. Traffic officers and parking supervisors and attendants will be available to assist campus visitors.
For more information about commencement visit, and for information on commencement parking visit

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Boulder Sexual Assault Suspect Arrested



sexual assault 122-year-old Brandon Lee Heginger (DOB 9/12/1991) was arrested in connection with a sexual assault and burglary which occurred in the 1000 block of Grandview Ave. on April 13, 2014.

Heginger faces charges of Sexual Assault, First Degree Burglary and Theft.

The female victim told police that she was home asleep in her bed when she awoke to an unknown male touching her inappropriately. She confronted the male, and the male left the residence.

The incident occurred sometime between the hours of 2:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m.

Several items were missing from the victim’s apartment, including a roommate’s laptop and cash. Police were able to locate the laptop in Lakewood, CO and on Friday, April 25, 2014 they executed a search warrant in the 12100 block of W. Nevada Dr. in Lakewood, CO, the residence of Brandon Heginger.

Detectives interviewed Heginger, who admitted that after a night of partying with friends, he randomly chose the victim’s home, broke into it and sexually assaulted her.

The case number is 14-4528.

Heginger was taken to the Boulder County Jail. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Detective Jeremy Frenzen at 303-441-1890. 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. 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.


Source: City of Boulder


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Nun in 3000 Meter Steeplechase


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In her debut in the 3,000-meter steeplechase, freshman Melanie Nun turned heads, with a first place finish on Saturday at the Jack Christiansen Invitational.

Nun recorded a time of 10:59.36, which was more than a minute faster than the runner up, who recorded a time of 12:14.34.

Alex Kizirian and Emily Hunsucker got the weekend off to a hot start on Friday with first place finishes in the hammer throw. Kizirian recorded a new personal best with a toss of 198-11. Hunsucker threw for a mark of 208-10. Hunsucker dominated on the women’s side, throwing almost 18 feet further than the runner up.

In addition, Brittany Lewis added a second place finish in the long jump with a mark of 18-10.50. Abrianna Torres finished just after Lewis to earn third for the Buffs with a mark of 18-7.75.

Dillon Shije also recorded a second place finish in the 1500-meter run, recording a time of 4:01.47, a new personal best.

The sprinters found success at the meet as well. Shaw Gifford finished second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 21.37, followed closely by Austin Mitsch in third place with a 21.48 finish. Gifford also finished third with a time of 10.66 in the 100-meter dash, again followed by Mitsch in fourth place. Mitsch recorded a time of 10.67 in the event.

The men finished the 4×100 meter relay in second place, after CSU, for a combined time of 40.77.

On the women’s side, Lindsy Mattson recorded a third place finish in the 200-meter dash, running in 24.55.

As a team, CU’s men’s side tied for second place with Air Force Academy combining for 112.50 points. The women finished fourth with a total of 101.50 points.

The Buffs will be back in action next weekend at the Longhorn Invitational on Saturday, May 3 in Austin, Texas and at the Payton Jordan Invitational in Stanford, Calif. next Sunday, May 4.


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CU Mens Golf Team 10th Place



CU GolfThe second round play was suspended for nine schools due to impending darkness and slow play that saw each round take nearly six hours to complete.

The University of Colorado men’s golf team managed to finish its first two rounds here Friday and landed in 10th place at the midway point of the 55th annual Pac-12 Championships, though second round play was suspended for nine schools due to impending darkness and slow play that saw each round take nearly six hours to complete.

No. 3 Stanford had two golfers needing to complete three holes between them, but the Cardinal stood at 2-under par as a team with only those remaining to finish up 36 holes as a team; No. 4 California was one of just three teams to complete both rounds and is four back, as the Bears finished with a 2-over 722 team score. Those two have broken from the pack at this point, as No. 10 Washington is a distant third, 15-over par, but the Huskies have 24 holes left to top off the second round.

The No. 52 Buffaloes also were fortunate enough to finish both rounds, though are in 10th place, some 16 shots out of ninth place at this point, with a 41-over par 761; Oregon holds ninth but does have 24 holes remaining, so the gap could close: the Ducks are finishing up on the same final holes the Buffs did, and CU struggled down the stretch in the second round, playing those six holes a combined 19-over par, 15-over by the five players who wound up contributing to the team score.

Stanford led Arizona after the first round, as the Cardinal put an opening 2-over 362 team score into the books to lead the host Wildcats by four shots. Colorado was tied for eighth with Arizona State at 19-over 379.

Colorado played the first round at a disadvantage after sophomore Philip Juel-Berg withdrew after nine holes in first round with some flu-like symptoms; he was obviously not his normal self, opening with a double bogey and was around 7-over when he pulled out. But he toughed it out and returned to play in the afternoon, and turned in a 4-over 76; he was actually 1-under through 15 but finished with a bogey and two doubles.


Source: CU Buffs


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Boulder Creek to Reopen West of Broadway



boulder creek 1At noon on Friday, April 25, the City of Boulder and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office will reopen Boulder Creek from Boulder Falls to Broadway.

Public safety officials believe that this section of Boulder Creek will be safe for kayakers, swimmers, and tubers after the heavy equipment that was being used to remove sediment and debris is moved to other drainageways.

Contractors will continue removing debris and sediment east of Broadway, and that section of Boulder Creek will remain closed to recreational use. As flood recovery work progresses, other sections of Boulder Creek will be reopened when the city and county deem that it is safe for public use.


Source: City of Boulder



Boulder Football Hosting Marrow Donor Drive



footballUniversity of Colorado Football team, along with Be The Match and the Bonfils Colorado Marrow Donor Program, will host a Marrow Donor Registry Drive on Friday, April 25, at Balch Fieldhouse from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The drive will encourage participants to sign up for the Be The Match Registry, which is used to match potential donors to those whose only or best hope for survival is a marrow transplant.

“I got involved with the Marrow Donor Registry at San Jose State, and we did this last year,” CU Head Coach Mike MacIntyre said. “About 12,000 people a year look on the registry and only about 5,000 find matches, and this is a last resort. You could save a life.”

Once a person is registered, they have the opportunity to save a life until the age of 61. Healthy young adults are especially needed for the registry and patients are most likely a match of someone of their own racial and ethnic heritage, meaning often times a person’s unique ancestry may make them the only person who can save another’s life.

“It’s an honorable and life-changing thing to do, so I’m excited our guys will be a part of it,” MacIntyre said. “We’ve had kids that have matched before, it’s really a neat deal and worthwhile for our players and the entire community to look into it.”

There are two ways to donate marrow, either from a peripheral blood stem cell donation or a marrow donation. The PBCS donation is a non-surgical, outpatient procedure after which a donor would be back to their regular life in one to two days. The marrow donation is a surgical procedure that is usually an outpatient procedure after which the donor would be back to their regular life in two to seven days.

CU’s Balch Fieldhouse is located on the west side of Folsom Field on the CU-Boulder main campus. There are parking meters and a metered parking lot located on Colorado Avenue west of Folsom Avenue.


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CU Lax Against ODU Concluded




The University of Colorado lacrosse team, following back-to-back overtime thrillers, concludes its inaugural home season at Kittredge Field this weekend. CU (8-6, 5-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) hosts Old Dominion at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 18. Be one of the first 200 fans in attendance and receive free CU lacrosse socks! Be a part of the EPIC Book Drive and bring a new or used book for kids ages eight and under to the game. Watch the Buffs take on conference opponent California on Sunday, April 20 at 11:30 a.m.

SCOUTING THE OLD DOMINION LADY MONARCHS: ODU holds a 3-9 record, grabbing wins over Stetson, Liberty and Saint Joseph’s. The Lady Monarchs are winless in their last four games, though all but their 19-8 loss to then-No. 16 Virginia have been by two or fewer goals. ODU averages 11.34 goals per game, while allowing an average of 13.59. The Lady Monarchs rank 20th in the nation in caused turnovers, with an average of 9.5 per game. Ashmore Standing and Kallie McCormick each individually rank in the top 38 in caused turnovers. Eleven Lady Monarchs have score goals, with six netting 10 or more. Emily Austerberry leads the team with 28 goals, 10 assists and 27 draw controls. Jessica Liberty (21 goals and 11 assists) and Connor Carson (10 goals and 11 assists) each also have double-doubles on the season.



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lacrosse lautmanSarah Lautman, University of Colorado sophomore, netted an overtime game-winner to help her lacrosse team to victory.

After an extra minutes buzzer beater on Friday to push the Buffaloes over the USC Women of Troy, Lautman once again gave CU its late push, scoring the sudden victory goal here Sunday to give CU a 7-6 win over San Diego State.

With a reading of 34 degrees on the thermometer at opening draw, snowy and overcast conditions seemed to slow both teams’ rhythms. SDSU went into the break up 4-2, but the Buffs, who managed just 11 shots in regulation, outscored the Aztecs four to two in the second half to send the game into extra minutes.

The Aztecs took six shots in overtime play, while limiting the Buffs to two, but CU once again showed its late game strength. Over four minutes ticked away as the teams both pushed for a sudden victory in the final minutes of overtime, and Lautman hammered one home to claim the win.

“In all honesty, we have struggled a lot in the other games we played when it was cold and snowy,” CU head coach Ann Elliott said. “I thought we came out hard in the beginning and we were playing well, the best we’ve played in the cold weather. As the snow picked up you knew it was going to be an ugly game on both sides and you had to just keep fighting and you needed someone to pick up and make a play. Sarah did that for us.”

After recording her second hat trick in Friday’s 12-11 OT win against USC, Lautman had another performance for the books against SDSU. She netted a career-high four goals and took six of CU’s 13 shots.


Source: CU Buffs

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WBB: Buffs take it to wire, but lose


Brooks: Buffs’ Last-Half Magic Fades In Loss To Trojans

Release: March 02, 2014

By: B.G. Brooks, Contributing Editor



BOULDER – The Colorado women’s basketball team had won its two previous games by going into second-half survival mode, locking down Arizona and UCLA in the last 20 minutes. Twice was nice, but the magic finally fizzled Sunday afternoon against Southern California.

Gritty CU erased a 12-point halftime deficit, even took a one-point lead in the last 2 minutes, but couldn’t close out USC in a 66-59 Pac-12 Conference loss at the Coors Events Center. A 55-45 win in January’s league opener gave the Trojans a series sweep.

Needing a full 40-minute effort to send out seniors Rachel Hargis and the Wilson twins – Ashley and Brittany – on a celebratory note, the Buffaloes’ focus was sporadic in the first half and they couldn’t fully compensate for it in the second.

Ashley Wilson finishes her CU tenure with a strong showing

Ashley Wilson finishes her CU tenure with a strong showing

CU (16-13, 6-12) trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half and nine midway through the second before catching USC (18-12, 11-7) at 56-56 and going ahead 59-58 on an “and-one” by Brittany Wilson with 1:22 remaining.

But the Trojans scored the game’s last eight points – six of them by junior guard Ariya Crook, a former high school teammate of the Wilsons. Crook hit a layup and went four-of-four from the free throw line in the final 56 seconds, finishing with a game-high 18 points.

“You would think at this point in the season with every game meaning something, there would be a lot of focus throughout the game,” CU coach Linda Lappe said, noting her team was “all over the place” mentally in the first half. “For us, the free throw line is something you can look at and see really quickly if we’re focused. When we’re focused, we knock down free throws 70-80 percent of the time. When we’re not, we shoot about 30-45 percent from the line.”

Rachel Hargis, Coach Lappe's very first recruit at CU, finished on a strong note

Rachel Hargis, Coach Lappe’s very first recruit at CU, finished on a strong note

That was one of Sunday’s trouble spots for CU. Although they hit eight more field goals than the Trojans (25-17), that advantage was blunted by the Buffs’ dismal 9-of-21 (42.9 percent) from the free throw line. CU also missed all nine of its 3-point attempts, but had decided edges in points in the paint (40-12), second-chance points (10-3) and bench points (24-17).

Yet falling behind by 14 early, catching up, then falling back late by nine took its toll in spent energy. “You can’t spot a good team 12 points,” said Lappe. “Ultimately we ran out of gas at the end as well as time . . . I thought we came out ready, but it lasted about five minutes, and then we kind of sputtered through the rest of the first half. We turned the ball over too much (20 times) and missed some easy shots.”

Brittany Wilson, who scored a team-best 15 points, said playing catch up for most of the afternoon was a grueling exercise for the Buffs: “I felt it. We were tired, but we were going to fight, and that’s one thing that we’ve done all year. It is hard coming back from a 12-point deficit, but we all knew we could do it, so I thought we did a great job believing that and we gave a great fight at the end.”

CU had held its past two opponents to a combined five field goals in the second half of each game, allowing 22 total points to Arizona and UCLA in winning both games. After watching the Trojans shoot 47.6 percent (10-of-21) in Sunday’s first half, the Buffs tightened up their ‘D’ again in the second half, limiting USC to 25.9 percent (7-of-27).

But the talented Trojans were better down the stretch than either the Wildcats or Bruins, even with senior forward Cassie Harberts (14 points) contending with four fouls.

In addition to Brittany Wilson’s 15 points, Ashley Wilson, freshman Zoe Beard-Fails and sophomore Jamee Swan added 10 each. Hargis scored six, including a foul-line jumper that brought the Buffs to within 56-54 with 3:39 to play.

“It’s funny because at the game on Friday, I passed up that same shot, and this time, I just caught it right in rhythm,” Hargis said. “I actually heard Ashley scream my name, but I was already into the shot, so I just took it and it bounced around. I was ready to grab it if it was coming out, but it rolled it in, so I was glad.”

The Buffs were without junior forward Jen Reese on Sunday and will be for this week’s Pac-12 Conference Tournament and any further postseason play. Reese, averaging 12 points and 5.8 rebounds a game, suffered a broken bone in her left shoulder near the conclusion of the first half in Friday night’s 62-42 win against UCLA. The Buffs, seeded No. 9, and the Bruins, seeded No. 8, play again in Thursday’s Pac-12 opening round in Seattle (1 p.m. MST, Pac-12 Network, KKZN AM 760)

CU stayed close for the first 41/2 minutes Sunday, but after a 10-10 tie USC put together an 18-4 run and took a 14-point lead (28-14) that the Buffs could reduce by only two (34-22) at intermission. If the Buffs were to extend their winning streak to three games, another defensive lock down would be needed in the second half. An upturn on offense might help, too.

CU got both, holding USC without a field goal in the first 6:00 and outscoring the Trojans 14-2 to tie the score at 36-36 on a put-back by Beard-Fails. Brittany Wilson contributed six of the 14 points in CU’s early second-half run.

USC quickly went back in front by nine (47-38) but CU cut into that deficit with two Brittany Wilson free throws, a layup by Swan on a nice feed from Arielle Roberson, then two Swan foul shots, pulling to 49-44 with 8:48 remaining. But a 3-pointer from the top of the key by Desiree Bradley gave USC a 52-44 lead.

The Trojans maintained an eight- or six-point edge until Ashley Wilson hit a layup and Hargis added her foul-line jumper after Wilson’s missed free throw, cutting USC’s lead to 56-54. Swan’s up-and-under layup tied the score at 56-56 with 2:38 left.

Harberts broke the tie (58-56) with two free throws, but Brittany Wilson converted a conventional three-point play with a layup and a foul shot, giving CU a 59-58 lead with 1:21 to play. Unfortunately for the Buffs, the three points by “B-Wil” would be their last of the regular season.

Although CU closed the regular season by winning two of its last three, Lappe said defeating USC would have generated even more momentum for the Pac-12 Tournament.  “I thought we had great momentum after the second half against Arizona, and we took that into UCLA, but then tonight we just didn’t have enough,” she said. “Are we getting better? Yes, we’re still getting better. Are we there yet? No. The good thing about this time of the year, and why they call it March Madness, is that anything can happen.”

Still, Hargis said the wins against Arizona and UCLA and Sunday’s refusal to roll over created “some more positive energy going into the tournament. Before, we were kind of down and didn’t know what we could do. We know now that we can be a great team. We just have to buckle down, focus and play the whole 40 minutes, not start off so badly and we just really have to work hard in practice this week to be ready to go Thursday.”

Contact: BG.Brooks@Colorado.EDU


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