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2016 Boulder Creek Festival - Police

2016 Boulder Creek Festival – Police


Jann talks with the Boulder Police, Animal Control and Marijuana Enforcement officers at the Boulder Creek Festival and we have a look at some of the gear they use to help keep the peace.

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Cal-Wood Education Center 

P.O. Box 347
Jamestown, CO, CO 80455 
Phone: 303-449-0603 

To offer a uniue educational experience to youth and adults in a manner that will carry on the vision of Roger and Oral Calvert. 

Cancer uilt Project 

2495 Agate Road
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-244-2207 

Cancer uilt Project is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, organized to design, sew and uilt handmade uilts for donation and distribution to chemotherapy centers for the purpose of providing beauty and comfort to cancer patients receiving treatment. 

Caring Pregnancy Center 

1275 Centaur Village Drive 
Lafayette, CO 80026 
Phone: 303-665-2341 

Caring Pregnancy Center (CPC) is an inter-denominational Christian, non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to providing constructive alternatives to abortion. We support women, men and children before, during and after an unexpected pregnancy. 

Carriage House 

PO Box 626
Boulder, CO, CO 80306 
Phone: 303-442-8300 

Carriage House is a day resource center that provides a stable, supportive community for homeless men and women. We meet immediate surival needs and provide resources that lead to employment, housing, personal stability and healing. 

Catalog for Giving – Boulder County 

1123 Spruce Street
Boulder , CO 80302 
Phone: 720-565-3898 

The Catalog for Giving of Boulder County was developed to bring public attention to these organizations that provide services to youth, but which have a difficult time finding financial support and other necessary resources. 

Center for People With Disabilities 

1675 Range Street
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-442-8662 

Believing that all people are entitled to the freedom to make choices and the right to live independently in the community, CPWD provides resources, information and advocacy to empower people with disabilities to overcome barriers to independent living. 

Center for ReSource Conservation 

1702 Walnut Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-441-3278 

The Center for ReSource Conservation is committed to leading Colorado residents, businesses, and municipalities towards a sustainable future. 

Central Asia Institute 

617 South 5th Avenue
Bozeman, MT, CO 59715 
Phone: 406-585-7841 

Supporting community-based programs in education, women’s empowerment, public healtha and conservation in regions of Pakistan’s Karakoram and Central Asia’s Pamir mountains 

Children’s House Preschool 

3370 Iris Walk Ct.
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 303-444-6432 

We believe all children of every ability, race, native language, culture and socio-economic status have the right to flourish in an inclusive preschool program. 

Circle of Care 

P.O. Box 4204
Boulder , CO 80306 
Phone: 303-358-4300 or 303-444-1429 

Circle of Care is dedicated to ending the plague of isolation and loneliness for the elder population, by providing accessibility to the arts and the community. 

Circles of Ten: Women for World Peace 

P.O. Box 18923
Boulder, CO, CO 80308 
Phone: 303-494-6503 

We see a world community whose women, men and children are actively living in peace. Our mission is to make visible the world-wide culture of peace by gathering in circles to identify, declare and carry out acts of courageous peacemaking. 

Civil Air Patrol, Boulder Composite Suadron 

4750 N. Broadway, PO Box 3782
Boulder, CO 80307 
Phone: 303-956-9177 

Civil Air Patrol has three Congressionally chartered Missions, Aerospace Education, Emergency Services including airborne search and rescue and disaster relief, and our Cadet Program for youth between 6th grade and age 21. 

Climbing for Life 

710 10th Street
Golden, CO 80401 
Phone: 303-278-0455 

Our mission is to provide young people at risk in the Denver/Boulder Metro area with experiences that impact their self-image leading to a more positive future for themselves and their communities. Our goals are to effect positive behavior change, assist in interpersonal and social skills development, and reduce illegal activity through crime prevention initiatives. We achieve these outcomes by building safe and supportive environments, challenging youth appropriately and encouraging them to take responsibility for themselves and their actions. 

Clinica Campesina Family Health Services 

1345 Plaza Ct. North
Lafayette, CO, CO 80026 
Phone: 303-665-3036 x236 

To provide health care seervices to low income and other medically underserved people. 

The Cohousing Network 

1460 uince Ave #102 Boulder, CO 80304 Phone: 303-413-9227 

The mission of The Cohousing Network is to support the creation of cohousing communities throughout the country. 

CO BPW Education Foundation 

P. O. Box 1189
Boulder, CO 80306 
Phone: 303-443-2573 

The Colorado Business and Professional Women’s Education Foundation invests in women who are transforming their lives through education…for themselves, their families, and their communities. 

Colie’s Closet 

5665 Pennsylvania Place
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-494-4225 

Colie’s Closet’s mission is to work with and educate teenagers, young adults and others about depression and suicide. Colie’s Closet’s goal is to prevent suicide. 

Collage Children’s Museum 

2065 30th Street
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-440-0053 

Collage Children’s Museum embraces, empowers and celebrates the whole child in preparation for tomorrow’s world. Through fun, interactive experiences, we ignite a sense of wonder and encourage exploration. 

Colorado Anti-Violence Program 

1600 Downing Street, Suite 240
Denver, CO 80218 
Phone: 303-839-5204 

The Colrado Anti-Violence Program is dedicated to ending violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities of Colorado and ensuring the highest uality services are provided to victims of bias, domestic, sexual, and enforcement violence. 

Colorado Chautauua Association 

900 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-442-3282 

The Colorado Chautauua Association preserves the site and perpetuates the spirit of the historic Chautauua in Boulder, building community through uniue cultural, educational, social and recreational experiences. 

Colorado Conservation Trust 

2334 Broadway, Suite A
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-565-8289 

To preserve Colorado’s special places – agricultural lands, wildlife habitat and open spaces – by fostering leadership, strategic intiatives, and increased investment in conservation. 

Colorado Council on Economic Education 

225 East 16th Avenue Suite 350
Denver, CO 80237 
Phone: 303-832-8480 

CCEE’s primary work is improving the uality of economic education in Colorado’s K-12 schools by helping teachers meet the Colorado Model Content Standards in Economics. CCEE is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1976 and an affiliate of the National Council on Economic Education. Funding is solely from foundations, businesses, and interested individuals. 

Colorado Environmental Coalition 

1536 Wynkoop Street, #5C
Denver, CO 80202 
Phone: 303-534-7066 

Since 1965, the Colorado Environmental Coalition (CEC) has been helping citizens protect their uality of life and the natural heritage that makes Colorado uniue. As the grassroots action arm of the Colorado environmental movement, CEC builds and mobilizes citizen campaigns to assure that Coloradans have a powerful voice in decisions that impact our state?s environment. 

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative 

710 Tenth St., Suite 220
Golden, CO 80401 
Phone: 303-278-7525 

To protect and preserve the natural integrity of Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks through active stewardship and public education. 

Colorado Friends of the Lost Boys of Sudan 

454 Owl Drive
Louisville, CO 80027 
Phone: 303-666-0139 

The goals of the CFLBS are to assist in the general welfare, job training, and other education of Sudanese refugees living in Colorado known as the Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan who have been orphaned by a prolonged civil war in their country. It is our hope that they may become self-sufficient, educated, healthy and contributing citizens of Colorado and that some of them will one day go back to help rebuild their war-torn country. 

Colorado Horse Rescue 

10386 N. 65th Street
Longmont, CO 80503 
Phone: 720-494-1414 

Colorado Horse Rescue provides shelter, care, rehabilitation and adoption services for abused, neglected, abandoned, and unwanted horses. 

Colorado Life-sharing Community Initiative 

7880 Grasmere Dr.
Boulder, CO 80301 
Phone: 303-527-0767 

CLCI?s mission is to bring a Camphill community to Colorado. The Camphill Movement is dedicated to social and cultural renewal through community building with children, youth, and adults who have developmental disabilities. In our time, when many people are experiencing a search for meaning, Camphill offers a life of celebration, service, and community in which all participants flourish. With one hundred communities around the globe, the Camphill Movement, founded in 1939, is internationally acclaimed for its high ideals and cutting edge work. 

Colorado MahlerFest 

970 Aurora Avenue, F-201
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-447-0513 

To present annually a one-week music and art festival devoted to the music of Gustav Mahler, and the art and culture of his times. 

Colorado Microcredit, Inc. 

3003 Arapahoe Street, Suite 218
Denver, CO CO 
Phone: 303-293-8544 

Colorado Microcredit,Inc. provides eual access to unsecured credit for low-income people, especially women, who want to start or grow a business through peer-lending loan circles and business training. 

Colorado Mountain Club, Boulder Group 

633 South Broadway, Unit N
Boulder, CO 80305 
Phone: 303-554-7688 

The Colorado Mountain Club is organized to: * Unite the energy, interest, and knowledge of the students, explorers, and lovers of the mountains of Colorado ; * Collect and disseminate information regarding the Rocky Mountains on behalf of science, literature, art, and recreation; * Stimulate public interest in our mountain area; * Encourage the preservation of forests, flowers, fauna, and natural scenery; and * Render readily accessible the alpine attractions of this region. 

Colorado Music Festival 

900 Baseline Road, Cottage 100
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-449-1397 

The Colorado Music Festival educates, entertains, and challenges audiences of all ages by presenting classical music performed by extraordinary professional musicians from around the world. 

Colorado Native Plant Society 

P.O. Box 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521 
Phone: 970-491-2998 or 303-902-4679 

Decidated to the appreciation and conservation of the Colorado native flora. 

Colorado Open Lands 

274 Union Blvd, Suite 320
Lakewood, CO 80228 
Phone: 303-988-2373 

To preserve the significant open lands and diminishing natural heritage of Colorado through private and public partnerships, innovative land conservation techniues, and strategic leadership. 

Colorado Outward Bound School Community Programs 

945 Pennsylvania St.
Denver, Colorado, CO 80203 
Phone: 303-831-6974 

To enhance individual character, promote self-discovery and challenge students to cultivate self-reliance, leadership, fitness, compassion and service through exceptional wilderness education. 

Colorado Reptile Humane Society 

13941 Elmore Road
Longmont, CO 80504 
Phone: 303-776-2070 

Colorado Reptile Humane Society (CoRHS) works to bring humane care to pet trade and CO wildlife reptiles and amphibians. 

Colorado Shakespeare Festival 

277 UCB
Boulder, CO, CO 80309-0277 
Phone: 303-492-0554 

The Colorado Shakespeare Festival has a 47-year history of excellence, producing an aesthetically challenging mix of both traditional and innovative productions of Shakespeare’s plays. We are committed to: · high professional standards of uality, diversity and safety in all departments · education through outreach, mentorship and advocacy · the development of new work and the nurturing of playwrights in our hope to contribute to the canon of future classics from our culture 

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center 

11968 Mineral Road
Longmont, CO 80504 
Phone: 303-652-9131 

The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center promotest the physical, psychological and social well-being of persons with disabilities through interaction with a therapeutic team consisting of an instructor and/or therapist, volunteer(s), and a horse. 

Colorado Ushers 

10 Emerson Street, Suite 403
Denver, CO 80218 
Phone: 303-282-8885 

Colorado Ushers provides uality and dependable volunteers to the performing arts within the Denver/Boulder metro area. 

Colorado Youth Program 

205 Canyon Bouldevard
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-402-9656 

Connecting kids with nature and their communities. 

Community and School Alliance (CASA) Fund 

PO Box 27
Nederland, CO 80466 
Phone: 303-258-9232 

The Community And School Alliance (CASA) Fund was formed to provide private support for Boulder County Mountain educational efforts via grants, community facilitated communications and organization, volunteers, and community business partnership while also serving as a liaison between its stakeholders including students, teachers, educators, parents and community. The CASA Fund shall empower, fund, organize, assist and ultimately compliment the individual and partnership participation to provide the highest uality educational opportunities for children in Nederland and the surrounding mountain areas. 

Community Food Share 

6363 Horizon Lane
Longmont, CO 80503 
Phone: 303-652-3663 

People in Boulder and Broomfield Counties are food secure. 

Community Foundation Serving Boulder County 

1123 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-442-0436 

The Community Foundation exists to encourage philanthropy and improve the uality of life in Boulder County, now and forever. 

Community Housing Partners, Inc. 

4800 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80304 
Phone: 720-564-4646 

To fund activities & services that support and improve the uality of life for low-income residents of the Boulder Housing Partners “Healthy Communities Program”. This program impacts and improves social bonding in each uniue BHP community. 

Community Shares of Colorado 

1536 Wynkoop, Suite 202
Denver, CO 80202 
Phone: 303-861-7507 

The mission of Community Shares of Colorado is to connect the people of Colorado to the charities the care about the most. 

Community Table 

950 28th Street
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-541-9534 

Community strives to provide a safe, nurturing and friendly environment where people can improve their nutrition and meet and mingle with new friends. This program is designed for people in need. 

Compass House 

1720 14th Street
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-440-9410 

The mission of Compass House is to provide a wide range of affordable community-based therapeutic services to help youth and their families address a variety of challenging emotional, behavioral, and relationship issues using licensed, experienced professionals. 

Congregation Bonai Shalom 

1527 Cherryvale Road
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-442-6605 

Congregation Bonai Shalom is a Jewish congregation dedicated to engaging Jewish adults in an active and fulfilling Jewish life through prayer, study and the creation of a vibrant Jewish community, and to prepare children to become fulfilled members and leaders of such a community. 

Cottonwood Institute 

1076 Grant Place
Boulder, CO 80302 
Phone: 303-447-1076 

The mission of the Cottonwood Institute is to inspire students to change the world through an exciting blend of adventure and service. 

CTEK Venture Centers (previously Colorado Technology Incubator) 

1625 Broadway Suite 950
Denver, CO 80303 
Phone: 303-546-9595 

Our mission is to help entrepreneurs build profitable, sustainable business in their local community. Our network of mentors and advisors are committed to innovation in technology, fostering individual leadership and partnering with public and private sectors to support entrepreneurialism. 

CU Art Galleries 

318 UCB, Univ. of Colorado at Boulderv Boulder, CO 80309-0318 
Phone: 303-492-8300 

Enhancing public understanding of the visual arts and advocating a cross-disciplinary understanding of social,cultural, technological and historical context through art. Access to art of national and international significance, and broad access to the Colorado Collection, our permanent collection. 

Cultivating Stewards/Campaign Earth 

935 37th Street
Boulder, CO 80303 
Phone: 720-565-1100 

Real people, ordinary actions, extraordinary results. Campaign Earth?s mission is to create an environmental movement through incremental changes easily accomplished by the majority of Americans. 

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Boulder radical leftists back Hamas terrorism by Jann Scott Editorial


Boulder Parade of LightsI just can’t stand by while RNPJ and the Daily Camera back Hamas and Palestine. It is  hatred of America. This is treasonous Jann Scott Live 5editorial behavior.

The Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center views the United States as an imperialist nation who are out to suppress Muslims, the homeless in Boulder and the rest of the world. In accordance radical leftists in Boulder often back terrorists like Hamas or Alcaida. Osama bin Ladin loved the American left because they had so much in common. RNPJ rhetoric is the same as radical Islam.

Messages to the world by Osma bin Ladin review by Simon Kovar of the Liberal
“It is true that bin Laden’s statements define his jihad as reactive: that is, as a legitimate response to Western aggression against Muslims, and one that will cease once its causes have been removed. But let us be clear about what he perceives those causes to be. They include the “Crusader-Jewish” presence in all the lands of Islam. By this he is not referring solely to the presence of US troops in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan, or to Israel’s incursions beyond its 1967 borders. He is referring to the entirety of Israel-Palestine, and (a tricky one for the EU) to Moorish Spain. Bin Laden goes further: “In our religion, it is not permissible for any non-Muslim to stay in our country” (emphasis added). Lawrence et al. might view giving bin Laden what he wants as a “rational” response to the threat of terrorism, but moral honesty requires that we call this solution what it is: ethnic cleansing as a mode of appeasement.

History, of course, teaches us that such fantasies can never be satisfied. And here we come to a second problem with Lawrence’s analysis, one he himself alludes to in his introduction but does not resolve. While “rationality” might tell us that bin Laden’s foe is “American imperialism”, bin Laden himself has an intriguing habit of telling us that his real concern is actually something else: what he calls “global unbelief”. The unbelievers are the Jews, the Christians, and more generally, the liberal, “permissive” societies of the West, epitomized by the US, although bin Laden is explicit in identifying the Jews as the root evil. There can be no permanent peace with the Jews, he states, and scripture demands their annihilation before the Day of Judgement may arrive. American society – its economy, media and politics – is subordinated to the Jews. More generally: “Every Muslim, from the moment they realize the distinction in their hearts, hates Americans, hates Jews, and hates Christians”.

I know there are a lot of you vulnerable new lefties in Boulder, but if you think for your self and not follow the new business startup new atheist crowd down this path, you won’t regret it later. Israel is exactly who they say they are. A modern peace loving country who are trying to live their lives in their little corner of the world. Of course the united states would back them. The Arab nations and Palestine Hamas are unfortunately mostly backward third world countries steeped in hatred, antisemitism and tribal fighting. It is Hamas who are monsters. Before them it was the Palestinian Liberation Army. Remember these are the people who murdered the entire Isreali 1972 Olympic team in Munich.

I covered for International Times in London. I covered the PLO, Yassir Arafat and watched Muslim Jihadists try to Kill Jews and Americans over the past 40 years. Right . I don’t get it. Why are radical Islamist trying to kill all Jews and Christians.

We are not trying to kill them. Hamas tries to penetrate Israels Iron dome. They attack Israel. Then Israel retaliates in a thunderous response. Wouldn’t you?

America ?? Do not mistake Barrack Obama or Hillary Clinton ( when she gets there) Any attacks or attempted attack on American soil by radical Muslims will be met with a terrifying response from the USA. Look what happened after 911. Look what is happening now. Look at our NSA, FBI and CIA. Look at all of our special forces. Look at our financing of intelligence gathering world wide. It is 10 x what it was pre 911.

I would also not rule out our use of nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Really? yes. If one of the radical Arab nations gets their hands on a nuke and uses it against Israel or us you can expect nuclear retaliation from Israel and the United States backed by Russia china, India and Pakistan.

I would not rule out a widening Middle Eastern war and African war where the nuclear powers would invade, conquer and occupy all of the Arab nations for good. if one nuclear weapon goes off there, watch and see. Islam will become a religion of the past; or at least the uncivilized kind will be outlawed.

Jann Scott

Jann Scott is the voice of reason, culture and careful thought in

Boulder Colorado

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CU officers deploy non-lethal weapons to make an arrest


At around 11:30 p.m. on April 19, 2013, the University of Colorado Police Department was dispatched to the area of 30th Street and Baseline Road on the report of a possible hit-and-run accident. Officers found the suspect’s vehicle, an older-model van with heavy front-end damage, at the Bear Creek Apartments parking lot. Officers approached the van and saw Jayme Lee McCoy, 32, of Boulder, seated in the second row with his dog, described as a pit bull. McCoy ignored commands to show his hands, muttered incoherent statements and appeared to be under the influence of drugs.


An officer opened the side door of the van and repeatedly shouted at McCoy to show his hands. Officers saw that McCoy was holding a knife. Officers continued to talk to the suspect and ask for his cooperation, but McCoy remained in the vehicle for a few minutes. McCoy then kissed his dog on the head and unleashed it. McCoy emerged from the van with his right hand tucked behind his right leg as if he might be holding a weapon. The suspect came toward officers and continued to ignore commands to show his hands. An officer deployed a Taser stun gun on the suspect, but it proved ineffective. Two other officers deployed a Taser stun gun and multiple PepperBall projectiles. At the same time, the suspect’s dog ran toward officers in an aggressive manner. An officer fired a bean-bag shotgun round at the dog, but it does not appear the dog was struck. The animal quickly fled the scene. McCoy was placed under arrest and transported to Boulder Community Hospital with minor injuries. A knife was recovered near the location where McCoy was arrested.


McCoy was arrested on the following charges:

  • Felony menacing
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Traffic charges: Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, failing to remain at the scene after damaging another vehicle, driving a vehicle without a driver’s license and recording a second DUI offense.

According to CU-Boulder databases, McCoy is not a CU student or employee. McCoy has an extensive criminal background in multiple states for charges related to resisting arrest, obstructing a peace officer, burglary, weapons violations and drugs.


The Boulder Police Department is investigating the hit-and-run accident near 30th Street and Baseline Road.


The Case Number is 13-1008. The case report will not be available until at least Monday, April 22.

-CU police press release-

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Irish delegation studies Boulder’s Open Space access for people with disabilities



The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP) department hosted

a delegation from Ireland on Thursday, April 11. The group came to Boulder and Denver to examine issues of access for people with disabilities in education, housing and the workplace.

Irish delegation


Ten leaders in several fields including education, human services, policy and architecture, arranged the tour to learn more about what OSMP has done to provide accessible trails that enable people in wheelchairs and those with other disabilities to enjoy and experience nature.  OSMP has developed several trails, facilities and fishing areas designed to be used for people with disabilities.


The delegation was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Irish Institute at Boston College, whose mission is to support the peace and reconciliation process between Ireland and Northern Ireland.


For questions about trail access for people with disabilities on OSMP properties, please call 303-441-3440 or visit

City of Boulder media affairs

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Lyndi McCartney, wife of former CU coach Bill McCartney, dies of emphysema



WESTMINSTER – Lyndi McCartney, the wife of former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, passed away Thursday afternoon after a lengthy, hard-fought battle with emphysema.  She was 70.


“We have four children and 10 grandchildren and we all loved her very much,” Bill McCartney said of his wife for a half century; the two celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary last Dec. 29.


Lyndi spent her last days in Hospice care and was surrounded by family when she finally succumbed after decade-plus long battle against the disease.  Grandsons, the sons of daughter Kristy, T.C., a CU graduate assistant coach, and Derek, a freshman on the football team, were among those present when she passed.


The eldest McCartney son, Mike, announced his mother’s passing on his Facebook page with simply, “RIP Mom.  I am who I am because of you.  Love you.”  He works as a player’s representative with Priority Sports out of Chicago.


The youngest son, Marc, posted this on Facebook: “Today I mourn, but my mom suffers no more.  She is forever in heaven now and that gives me a great peace that surpasses all understanding. Thank you to all of the people who loved my mom and have been praying for her. Your thoughts and prayers have been a great encouragement and comfort to me and my family.”  Marc is the vice president for special events with RightNow, a non-profit ministry in Rockwall, Texas

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The couples’ other son, Tom, is the football coach at Fairview High School in Boulder.


Services are pending.

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Silicone Love – The Yawpers Boulder band new music video

The Yawpers release this nice piece of work which celebrates assalt weapons, semi auto handguns, stealing money and alcohol from the homeless in some sort of twisted roller skating captain America hippie led zeplin nightmare. And the music vid has fat chicks. If you are a love-peace-neocom-newaged-sm techie, do not watch this!


Boulder Art and Jazz Fest May 5-6


The 7th annual Boulder Arts, Craft and Jazz Festival kicked off today Saturday May 5th and runs through Sunday May 7. It features music all day from a main stage on the Pearl Street Mall at the court house. Other musicians are spread up and down the mall. There are literally hundreds of arts and crafts tents from one end of the mall to the other. Interspersed are food tents with everything from Mexican, Oriental  to American. It was a beautiful day on Saturday at the festival with a friendly relaxed atmosphere reminiscent of a Boulder old school event. A lot of Boulderites were present with a fine mixture of tourists. This is the big event of the year that kicks off summer in Downtown Boulder. The event is promoted by the folks from the Dickens Store who started the original Bands on the Bricks many years ago They really know how to put on a family event. You don’t want to miss this one because it was not a crush of people who have been drinking all day.  Of course the bars and restaurants are all open on Pearl Street and they were packed with festival goers as well. The theme is early 1969 Woodstock and for those of you who were there, it is all love, peace and music at the The 7th annual Boulder Art and Jazz Festival.  The music is excellent too. Bands played all day today and will start on the stage at 11:00 am til 6:30 pm: see the line up below.  This appears to be the largest authentic music festival in Boulder. There are some others but they  take place in theaters and bars and not on one stage. The Boulder Creek Festival is of course the very largest muical event just 3 weeks away on Memorial Day weekend with  5 music and dance stages. But Sunday afternoon will be the highlight of the festival.   The event is a charity event for Olive Branch a non-prot organization which brings resources and opportunities to widows and orphans in Rwanda and Uganda. They are active in building Orphanages, Medical Clinics and Schools in this country!

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Occupy Denver calls for 24 hours of protest



24 hours of protest.


First Rally: Noon at Municipal Building @ 201 West Colfax Avenue

Second Rally: 6PM @ The Greek Ampitheatre in Civic Center Park



November 17: 60 Days of Action

We have reached a pivotal moment in history, as we find ourselves on the threshold of a great and lasting change. We at Occupy Denver stand in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street and all occupations across the country and around the world. The accelerated and coordinated efforts to destroy the Occupy movement, evidenced by the forceful actions taken against the occupiers in Zucotti Park and other cities, are confirmation that the Occupy movement is working.

These actions will not stop us; they will only make us stronger. This has brought us to the precipice of tremendous change, a change for the better. We believe and know what is right and good and thus we will take that next step.

The Occupy movement stands in sharp contrast to the forces that are being marshaled against us. When they use force, we use nonviolence. When they try to isolate us, we build community. When they move against us, we call for peace and cooperation.


Together, we are standing up and speaking out for the rights guaranteed by our Constitution: the right of free assembly, the right of free speech, the right of free press. We affirm that all people are created equal and have the right to share in the prosperity of our great nation. Without such rights, then what have we? We are committed to ending the corruption of our government and restoring political power to the people. We believe that our country, and our world, can be a better place and that we must work together to make this happen. To those already standing with us: we ask that you continue to stand strong. You are making the difference. To all the rest: we need for you to join us. We need individuals and organizations from every corner of the country to join the Occupy movement now.


We call upon you who have been silent: Speak and be heard.

We call upon you who have not stood up for what you believe in: Stand and be seen.

We call upon you who have yet to put your needs on paper. Write and be counted.


Make the difference and bring about the change you want to see! Join us at noon tomorrow, November 17, at Civic Center Park as we celebrate the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street and the nearly 2,000 Occupy movements that have sprung up around the world. There has been a coordinated effort to silence the voices of the 99%, Mayor Hancock and the Denver Police Department are scared of an awakened populace. We will call attention to the Mayor’s decision to violently crackdown on Occupy Denver. We will present alternatives and show the contrast with other communities around the country and how their local governments have supported the 99% rather than attempt to silence the voice of their constituents. There will then be a 6 p.m. rally at Occupy Denver after which we will conduct a General Assembly where we will discuss the Occupy movement as a whole and how we should progress over the coming months. So come out, have your voices heard and once again stand up for freedom, for justice, and for the future of our world. United we stand!


Boulder Police looking for more witnesses in assault of police officer


A Boulder police officer was assaulted and seriously injured on Friday, Aug. 5, after responding to a disturbance call from The Sink restaurant in the 1100 block of 13th Street. Officer Christian McCracken was eventually taken to the hospital because of the seriousness of his injuries. He remains under a doctor’s care.

The manager of The Sink called police to report that he had been assaulted by a male patron, 23-year-old Treven Hunter, who would not leave the bar after refusing to pay his $3 drink tab. The manager told police that Hunter repeatedly punched him as he tried to escort Hunter out of the bar. The manager’s shirt was torn, and he suffered several cuts and scrapes as well as an injury to his head after being punched.

When Officer McCracken approached Hunter on the street, he and other witnesses reported that Hunter immediately became belligerent and aggressive, and that it appeared he was probably under the influence of alcohol. As Officer McCracken attempted to handcuff Hunter, Hunter resisted and assaulted Officer McCracken. Bystanders helped hold Hunter down as other officers arrived to help Officer McCracken.

Hunter was arrested on charges of second-degree assault, third-degree assault, third-degree trespassing, resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer. He has bonded out of the Boulder County Jail.

According to witnesses, there were several people watching the incident and were using their cell phones to possibly take pictures or video. Police are asking anyone who may have still pictures or video of the assault on Officer McCracken to contact them. Detective Kurt Foster is the lead detective, and he can be reached at 303-441-4329.

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 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.

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