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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 CU welcome ! Hands Up Don’t Shoot! Cops


Boulder is a pretty safe place; if you are rich and white. It gets less safe if you are Latino or African American. As long as you look, talk and walk white you should be fine here. But the cops are going to watch you.

If you look hip hop and all gangster, all eyes will be on you where ever you go.
If you are Asian, you are less suspect. Try to look like a nerd . If you are middle eastern try to look as American as you can. Many of you are rich, hang together, don’t drink and are fashionable. That goes a long way here. Goes without saying don’t wear hodgie clothes not matter if some white people do. They’re stupid and they don’t understand the implications… but the police do and Afgan and Iraqi war veterans who you will be going to school with don’t think hodgie clothes are cool. It makes them nervous and you suspect.

Most Strict sharia Muslims were thrown out of Boulder after 911. They FBI came to CU and revoked everyone’s passports. So don’t go grocery shopping at 1:00 am with your wife following behind you in a Birka. Dropped the Birka and any of that child or woman repressive civil rights stuff while you are in Boulder.

In all my years with my involvement with Police and  law enforcement one thought comes to mind. They do have the power, training, wherewithal and the guns to kill you at the drop of a hat. Like an explosive offensive lineman in football cops are like wild beasts ready to strike without warning. So you have to be mindful of that. You are not dealing with an ordinary person. You are always dealing with someone who can knock you to the ground, handcuff you and take away your freedom or your life. They are a gang of trained killers who live in a closed society. They are the military except on American soil. Our Military only operates on foreign soil  where the host country fears for their lives. Cops are color blind. They only see blue. They are a brotherhood of men and women who rule the streets.  They have rules of engagement which are less strict than our US Marine Corps.

That means if you frighten them them they can and will shoot to kill you.  They do not have much of an in between.

So I always approach cops with this in mind. I am not stupid.  I don’t ever do things to antagonize them. I never fight with them or argue with then.

They have the gun on their holster. They have the badge of authority and the entire police department, district attorneys office and local government behind them.

Cops are the wrong people to fuck with always.  Many of them are stressed and overworked. They spend much of the day dealing with scumbag wife beaters, child abusers, drug addicts and alcoholics, thieves etc.

So when they run up on you in a traffic stop just know you have a wilkd lion coming up to your car and you don’t want to piss him or her off.

What to do in a traffic stop.

1. Pull over to the right immediately and stop.

2. Don’t get out of the car.

3. Put your hands up on the steering wheel and keep them there.

4. If it is night , turn your overhead light on so the officer can see your hands.

5. Don’t go fishing around for your license or registration in the glove  box.

6. Sit still and wait for the cop to come to your window and wait for instructions.

7. Cops get nervous when you go to the glove box or start fishing around.  They worry that you might have a gun or someone in the car has a gun .

8. Be polite. Yes sir no sir goes a long way.  Don’t argue with him.

9 I have found that being polite to a police officer always helps….. If I have done something wrong  in the vehicle I just admit it or say i didn’t realize and apologize. That approach will get you less point on a ticket or a warning.  I almost never get stopped and when I do it is usually with a warning.

10. I am serious. I could have driven over the guys mother and he’ll give me a warning. Why. because I pose no threat.

12. Now of course I am white, middle aged and look like Rush Limbaugh so that helps… a lot. I am usually well dressed and well spoken. I don’t give off attitude.

13 I have no idea what to say to those of you who are black, Latino, or wear gangster clothes.  I would take my hat off and do your best Eddie Murphy impression.

14. when I was a long haired hippie and on drugs and wearing weird clothes… believe it or not I was the guy who was cool calm and collected around cops.  I was often the spokesperson. ” Yes sir. No problem here sir.  thank you sir . no sir yes sir. did you want to fuck one of the girls sir cause that one there thinks your cute.” I mean , I will do anything to keep the heat off and make sure the cops are feeling non threatened. I just try to be nice to them. Cause nobody else has been all day and they appreciate it.. And that means they will go find somebody else to eat.

15. If you have somebody with you who is being agro toward the cops, you tell that person to “shut the fuck up” in no uncertain terms. You tell the cop .. “You will have no problem with us sir, I am sorry for my disrespectful friend he was smoking crack before you so caringly stopped us ” and then you make sure a friend sits on that guy or girl.

16. Now you people of color, try to dress as white as you can. And talk as white as you can.  Wear Kakis and a blue oxford shirt and a red and blue stripped  tie. Talk about how you love the police and hope to be a police officer next year. Smile like Chris Rock and mention church. 

sorry that is how it goes.  This is a white mans world. White businessmen do rule…Next come our white women and our white children. If you are rich like me and live in a rich white city like Boulder you get treated like a Lord by the cops. Then again I don’t fuck up. I am not out dealing drugs, shooting people, robbing, stealing rapping or walking the streets. I am scared shitless.  But I get more points than you.

If you are black, Latino or homeless you will always be stopped by the cops in rich white Boulder or any affluent white neighborhood in America.

So how you carry yourself, what you wear and how you speak in the presence of law enforcement officers will make the difference of whether you live or die tonight.

Jann Scott has covered the police for over 20 years
by Jann Scott
Jann Scott’s Journal
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Melanie Nun

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.


Source: CU Buffs


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CU Buffs Place 12



cu track field 2University of Colorado’s track and field team placed 12 student-athletes on the 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic teams, announced on Monday by MPSF Executive Director Al Beaird.

The men had three honorees, while the women placed nine on the team. Juniors Lindsy Mattson and Bridget Sweeney had the two highest GPAs on the team. Mattson has recorded a 3.814 GPA while majoring in economics and Sweeney has accumulated a 3.813 GPA while majoring in communication. The other women who were named to the team include: Courtney Bouchet, Maddie Alm, Jenny DeSouchet, Emily Hunsucker, Ewelina Pena, Kelsey English and Shalaya Kipp.

Junior Morgan Pearson, an economics major, led the men’s selections with a 3.470 GPA. Joe Bosshard, a graduate student, also carries an impressive 3.425 and is majoring in business. Blake Theroux was also named to the team.

To be chosen for this distinction, honorees must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00, must be a sophomore academically, must have completed at least one academic year with their institution and must have competed in at least 50 percent of the institution’s competition.


Source: CU Buffs

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CU tennis: Ranked opponents go down; Buffs rise




Coming off back-to-back victories over ranked opponents, the University of Colorado women’s tennis team finds itself as the No. 54 ranked squad in the nation, announced Monday by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA).   Of the 75 schools ranked in the weekly poll, only Ohio State made a bigger debut in the rankings as the Buckeyes went unranked a week ago to No. 52 Monday afternoon. OSU upset then-No. 27 Tennessee, 4-3 last week in Columbus.

The Buffaloes (6-3) winners of three-straight matches upset then-No. 54 Wichita State, 4-2 on Sunday, and last Friday, defeated in-state rival and then-No. 57 Denver, 4-3.   The pair of wins over ranked opponents is the first time a head coach Nicole Kenneally-team has knocked off ranked foes consecutively since 2010. CU defeated No. 63 Utah in a match played at Berkeley, Calif., and No. 65 BYU, a week later at the Rocky Mountain Tennis Center. Both scores were 4-3.

It’s also the first time the Buffaloes defeated ranked opponents at home since 2007 knocking off No. 12 William & Mary and No. 43 Oklahoma State, both by 4-3 tallies.   Of the 11 schools in the Pac-12 that sponsor women’s tennis, only Oregon is not ranked this week. CU at No. 54, joins UCLA (No. 2), Stanford (No. 4), USC (No. 6), Cal (No. 14), Washington (No. 24), Arizona State (No. 29), Utah (No. 44), Washington State (No. 51), and Arizona (No. 60).   Last April, CU spent two matches as the No. 75 ranked team after upsetting No. 59 Oregon at the South Campus Courts. Prior to last April, the Buffs were nationally ranked in April 2010 as No. 68 when they were a member of the Big 12 Conference.

That season, CU was ranked as high as No. 51.   CU takes to the road for four consecutive matches traveling to New Mexico this Friday (Feb. 28), then taking on Ball State (Mar. 2) in a match played in Albuquerque. CU opens Pac-12 Conference play at Washington State (Mar. 7) and at Oregon (Mar. 9).   The conference home opener is March 14 against USC and UCLA on March 16. Both home matches are to be played at the South Campus Courts, weather permitting.                                                                                                 -COLORADO-  

Andrew Green | Assistant Director Sports Information Department of Intercollegiate Athletics | University of Colorado Boulder | 357 UCB | Fieldhouse Annex 50

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WBB: Buffs avoid a meltdown, still come up short


CU’s inside game, led by Swan and Reese, was excellent, but a couple of bad shots in the last three minutes doomed the effort

By: B.G. Brooks, Contributing Editor
BOULDER – Another chance at a close-game breakthrough eluded the Colorado women’s basketball team Sunday afternoon. Following what has become a painfully familiar script, CU faltered in the final 5 minutes and lost 80-77 to Washington State at the Coors Events Center.

“Well, it seems a little bit like déjà vu,” said Buffaloes coach Linda Lappe, whose team lost its fourth Pac-12 Conference game this season by three or fewer points.

Lappe credited the Buffs for competing throughout and staying close enough to win but again lamented their inability to “make key stops, free throws, passes and shots down the stretch that would have helped us have the outcome we wanted.”

Jamie Swan and Jen Reese both scored 19 points

Jamie Swan and Jen Reese both scored 19 points

After trailing by as many as nine points midway through the second half, CU (14-11, 4-10) rallied to tie the score at 71-71. But the Buffs clanked four of their next five free throws, not hitting one until Ashley Wilson converted a pair with 2:52 to play, then sank one of two to put CU up 75-73 with 2:17 remaining.

From there until the final buzzer, the Buffs got only a field goal by Jen Reese in the last 2 seconds that made it a two-point (79-77) game. After one of two foul shots by WSU’s Shalie Dheensaw with 1.1 seconds left put WSU (14-12, 8-6) up 80-77, Reese threw a three-quarter court length pass to Jamie Swan, who caught the ball then passed to Wilson instead of shooting.

Time expired before Wilson could attempt a shot.

Lappe said Reese’s long pass went a step or two too deep, forcing Swan inside the 3-point circle to catch it – thus Swan’s decision to kick it back to Wilson. Reese said the play was designed for Swan to catch-and-shoot, but added, “If there was more time, Ashley could have shot the ball. The pass was there; she had it.”

Swan, again coming off the bench, and Reese led the Buffs with 19 points each, while Ashley Wilson added 12. Arielle Roberson was a point away from a double-double in points and rebounds – nine in each category. Brittany Wilson left the game with 12:19 to play and did not return after suffering a possible concussion.

The Buffs had problems with Washington’s backcourt of Kelsey Plum (25 points) and Jazmine Davis (24) in an 87-80 loss on Thursday night. This was part of Lappe’s déjà vu: On Sunday, CU surrendered 42 combined points to WSU guards Tia Presley (32) and Lia Galdeira (10).

Presley got 22 of her total in the first half, then picked up eight more points in the first 4:55 of the second half. She didn’t get her 32nd point until hitting a layup with 1:27 to play, putting the Cougars up 77-75.

That nearly 14-minute span of keeping Presley in check, said Ashley Wilson, came from “focusing on keeping the ball out of her hands” in the second half. “We had a couple of different players on her (and) when she was driving, just have our bigger post players waiting for her at the basket. It turned out to work in our favor.”

Lappe also thought a different lineup might work in the Buffs’ favor; she used a bigger five of Swan, Reese, Roberson and Rachel Hargis, with Ashley Wilson at guard, in the first half and again to close the game.

But it didn’t matter in CU making enough late plays to win. “There’s no magic formula,” Lappe said. “You just have to do it. You have to figure out that enough’s enough and decide to be tough enough to do that. You have to understand that every team is going to get tougher down the stretch and that’s when the stars are really born. It’s where players step up.”

The Cougars swept the series with the Buffs, winning 70-60 last month in Corvallis, Wash. With their loss to the Huskies on Thursday, the Buffs gave up 80 points or more for the second consecutive game and the fourth time in Pac-12 play. And it marks the first time CU has allowed 80 or more points in back-to-back games since the 2008 WNIT.

The Buffs trailed 44-40 at halftime, surrendering a 25-22 lead taken on a 3-pointer by Roberson with 8:37 left before the break. But CU didn’t get another field goal for nearly 4 minutes, and during that time WSU was building its largest lead of the half – 34-25 – with Presley scoring eight of her 22 first-half points in that stretch.

“She played too many minutes tonight (36), but you really can’t take her out,” said WSU coach June Daugherty. “She’s such a fierce competitor.”

A defensive upgrade had to be among CU’s second-half goals, but that message – if delivered – apparently took a while to register. The Cougars outscored the Buffs 7-2 to open the half, with Presley scoring consecutive baskets to kick off that run. WSU again stretched its lead to nine – 51-42 – on a traditional three-point play by Shane Romberg (14 points, 12 rebounds).

By the 10-minute mark the Buffs still trailed by seven – 64-57 – but they were about to make their move. With Reese getting four points in a 6-0 run and freshman Zoe Beard-Fails scoring on a put-back, CU pulled within 64-63 with 9:07 remaining.

The Buffs finally tied the Cougars at 71-71 when Swan hit both ends of a one-and-one with 4:23 left. On the previous possession, With 5:51 to play, Swan scored what would be CU’s next-to-last field goal – the last being Reese’s jumper with 2 seconds left.

After Ashley Wilson hit one of two free throws to give CU its 75-73 lead with 2:17 left, WSU got four free throws from Galdeira, Presley’s layup and one of two foul shots from Dheensaw to account for its 80 points.

The Cougars were up 80-77 and the Buffs needed a nearly full-court pass and full-blown miracle to force overtime. They got the first but not the second.

“We have to forget about this game, but we have to learn from it as well and move on,” Reese said. “We just have to finish down the stretch . . . hopefully good things will come.”

CU is at Arizona State on Friday night (6:30 p.m.) and at Arizona next Sunday (3 p.m.). The Buffs close out the regular season at home against UCLA on Feb. 28 and USC on March 2.


CU women put it all together–at last


Colorado Uses Defense, Rebounding To Stop Oregon 81-75

Release: February 10, 2014

By: Troy Andre, Assistant SID


EUGENE, Ore. – Playing in her native Oregon, Jen Reese felt right at home scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds as Colorado clipped Oregon 81-75 Monday at Matthew Knight Arena.

Playing aggressive defense and dominating on the boards, Colorado held Oregon, the nation’s top scoring offense, 20 points below its season average. Colorado (14-9, 4-8 Pac-12) grabbed a season-high 54 rebounds, including 24 on the offensive end.

Colorado’s 24 offensive boards translated into 25 second-chance points.

Jenn Reese, an Oregon native, played the best game of her life against U. of O.

Jenn Reese, an Oregon native, played the best game of her life against U. of O.

“We were more aggressive in rebounding and that really helped,” said Reese who corralled her third career double-double. “We gave the first punch; we knew we had to box out. They are a great offensive rebounding team and we knew coming in that was going to be a huge factor.

And it wasn’t just Reese on the boards. Arielle Roberson had nine with her 17 points, just missing a double-double. Jamee Swan had eight points and eight rebounds off the bench.

Rachel Hargis also came up with some key minutes down the stretch. She scored seven of her eight points in the second half, getting two key baskets in the final minutes. Hargis was credited with only two rebounds, but her presence in the paint, which included a season-high three blocked shots, caused issues for the Ducks.

“Today, we really focused on our defense and it hasn’t been what it has been in the past,” Hargis said. “If we keep doing that, we’ll get back to where we need to be and we’ll go into the conference tournament with some confidence.”

Oregon forward Jillian Alleyne who entered the game averaging 21.4 points and a nation-best 15.6 rebounds per game, was held to single figures in rebounding for just the third time this season, finishing with nine to go along with 15 points.

Freshman guard Chrishae Rowe scored a game-high 23 points for Oregon on 7-of-19 shooting. Colorado held the Ducks to 33 percent from the field while the Buffaloes shot 44 percent.

Colorado led by as many as 15 points in the first half, but the Ducks stormed back using a 14-4 run to take its first lead at 46-45 with 15:34 left.

The Buffaloes regrouped with a stretch that epitomized the Buffaloes effort on the boards. CU capitalized on three consecutive offensive rebounds to help push its lead back up to eight.

Up by one after a couple of Swan free throws, Swan missed a layup but Reese was in perfect position for the tip in. Fouled on the play, Reese missed the free throw, but Swan got the offensive board and was fouled herself.

Swan made the first but missed the second. This time Lexy Kresl grabbed the offensive board. She was able to split the Oregon defense for a layup as Colorado increased its lead to 52-46.  Following a Megan Carpenter missed jumper, Swan grabbed the long rebound and went coast-to-coast, capping of a 9-0 run and a 54-46 Buffaloes advantage.

“I think there’s always flows of the game,” head coach Linda Lappe said. “We knew coming out of halftime, a nine point lead against Oregon is nothing. We wanted to come out aggressive, but we didn’t do that as well. But I like how we composed ourselves. When we have the mentality defensively, we’re going to make plays on offense. Even offensively, we had to grind it out at times tonight, and we did that.”

Oregon stayed close with the long ball. The Ducks hit six of their 10 3-pointers in the second half. When it looked like Colorado could pull away after Reese gave the Buffs a 61-51 lead, Lexi Petersen drilled a 3-pointer that began an 18-5 run for the Ducks. Petersen hit a second long ball during that stretch and Ariel Thomas capped off the run with a 3-pointer to give Oregon a 69-66 lead with 4:41 remaining.

But Colorado never let the Ducks extend the lead beyond that. Hargis, who scored seven of her eight points during the final stretch, answered Thomas with a bucket.

Colorado then clamped down defensively, allowing Oregon (13-10, 4-8) only four points in the final four minutes.

Reese scored the go-ahead bucket on a short baseline jumper with 45 seconds left to break a 75-75 tie. After getting a stop on the defensive end, Brittany Wilson gave Colorado that all-important four-point lead on a pair of free throws with 15 seconds left.

After stopping the Ducks for the second straight possession, Ashley Wilson accounted for the final points with a pair of free throws to close the game. In all the Ducks came up empty on eight of their final 10 possessions.

“Our overall mentality was different from the start of the game,” Lappe said. “When you’re willing to do whatever it takes and rebound the basketball, you can turn it around.”

Brittany Wilson finished with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. Haley Smith scored a career-best nine points on 4-of-6 shooting and dished out three assists.

Colorado returns to action on Friday, Feb. 14, by hosting Washington at the Coors Events Center at 6:30 p.m.



Brooks: Buffs Rely On Tightened ‘D’ In Rout Of Utes


Vid intro: The CU women’s basketball team has slumped in the middle of the season, often falling apart at the end of the game with turnovers, missed shots and lack of effort. That all changed Sunday when the Buffs won by 16 points against the Utah Utes, a team they lost to by 2 points four days earlier.
By: B.G. Brooks, Contributing Editor
RSSBOULDER – Linda Lappe’s scouting report for Sunday’s Pac-12 Conference game against Utah didn’t change much – if at all – from last Wednesday night’s encounter in Salt Lake City. It didn’t need to.

Colorado’s coach was more focused on what her team didn’t do than most anything Utah did – and fine-tuning her team was the right approach. Lappe’s Buffs clamped down defensively, made a few offensive tweaks and dispatched the Utes 61-45 at the Coors Events Center.

“It was good to get that win,” Lappe said. “I thought our players stepped up and did some good things on the defensive end and in rebounding.”

Lexy Kresl, a point giard and three-point shooter, had missed several games with a possible injury, hot a three late in the game to stop a Ute run.

Lexy Kresl, a point giard and three-point shooter, had missed several games with a possible injury, hot a three late in the game to stop a Ute run.

Winning for only the second time in their past eight games, the Buffs (13-8, 3-7) scored the afternoon’s first points and never trailed thereafter. CU led 33-16 at halftime, by as many as 20 points early in the second half, and allowed the Utes (10-11, 3-7) no closer than 13 for the rest of the game.

‘D’ was key for the Buffs, who had shot below 40 percent from the field in nine of their previous 11 games. While Sunday’s shooting percentage didn’t climb above 40 (35.8), CU held Utah to a frigid 25.9 percent – well below the 38.8 the Utes shot in Wednesday night’s 58-55 win.

In that game, CU’s Arielle Roberson and Jen Reese combined for only nine points. By halftime Sunday, Roberson-Reese had 16 between them – Roberson with 9, Reese with 7. Reese didn’t score in the second half, but Roberson doubled her first-half productivity and finished as the game’s high scorer (18).

Roberson said Lappe’s characterization of the Buffs now as “underdogs” made them “all come out and be more aggressive . . . we threw the first punch and were more aggressive.”

Defensively, said Roberson, the Buffs “boxed out a lot better, got a lot of defensive rebounds. We were better on our fouls, so I think (Lappe) was very pleased about that. We were scrappy, we were in passing lanes, and that set the tone for our offense.”

Brittany Wilson added 10 points for CU, seven of them in the second half. Freshmen Haley Smith contributed eight points and eight rebounds, matching Roberson’s board total. Lappe said Smith “played tremendous. I liked her demeanor . . . she was aggressive and that gave us a lot of energy and helped our overall intensity.”

Smith, a 6-0 wing from Sammamish, Wash., called Sunday’s win “a good bounce-back game for us . . . I think our mentality is changing.”

Sophomore Jamee Swan, who had scored 15 points and collected eight rebounds in Wednesday night’s loss, was held out of Sunday’s first for violating a team rule. She played 5 minutes, totaling one point and two rebounds.

Utah had one player in double figures – guard Danielle Rodriguez with 11. Forward Michelle Plouffe, the Utes’ high scorer (14) in Wednesday’s game, went 1-for-10 from the field Sunday and finished with 7 points. Cheyenne Wilson, who had 11 points against the Buffs in the earlier meeting, managed nine in the rematch.

Lappe credited Roberson, Reese and Rachel Hargis for their defensive work on Plouffe and for turning Sunday’s game in a guards duel.

“We match up well with her (but) you always have to know where (Plouffe) is,” Lappe said, noting that Hargis did “a great job” in spelling Roberson, which allowed Roberson to stay fresh on the offensive end.

The Buffs raced to a 33-16 halftime lead, finally ending a long 3-point drought and getting an impressive first-half finish from freshman Zoe Beard-Fails.

After missing the last 13 trey attempts – a span of 88:33 or two-plus games – CU got a 3-pointer from Reese to take a 5-2 lead that was never relinquished. Roberson closed the Buffs’ first-half scoring with a straightaway triple from the top of the key.

CU finished the half 2-of-6 from beyond the arc and got one of its top 3-point shooters – junior guard Lexy Kresl – back on the court. Kresl, out for the previous three games with a lower leg injury, played 4 first-half minutes but did not attempt a shot. But with 6:45 to play in the game, she knocked down a critical trey to send CU ahead 50-31. The Buffs finished 3-of-11 from behind the arc.

Lappe said Kresl wasn’t necessarily ahead of schedule in her comeback, noting that she will be brought along slowly and monitored for this week’s games. The Buffs visit the Pacific Northwest this week, playing at Oregon State on Friday (9 p.m. MT) and at Oregon on Sunday (3 p.m. MT).

Beard-Fails, who had scored six points in the previous nine Pac-12 games, matched that total in final 2:38 of Sunday’s first half. The 6-2 Beard-Fails, of Herndon, Va., followed a pair of free throws with two inside baskets as the Buffs stretched their advantage to 30-16.

Half a minute later, Roberson drained her 3-pointer, giving CU its 17-point lead at the break. The Buffs owned a healthy 27-12 rebounding edge after the first 20 minutes (51-35 for the game), but they committed 11 turnovers (17 for the game) which the Utes converted into 11 first-half points – the key number in keeping Utah as close as it was after one half. The plus-15 board advantage was the Buffs’ biggest in a half this season.

CU shot 42.9 percent in the opening half and went into the second half wanting that stat to hold up. It didn’t, but the Buffs compensated on the defensive end. They kept their intensity up to open the final 20 minutes, opened a pair of 20-point leads and kept the Utes playing catch up for the remainder of the game.

Utah coach Anthony Levrets applauded CU for adjusting after Wednesday’s game: “When they played big the first time, we had our two guards guarding Arielle on the perimeter, and then that allowed Plouffe to guard Reese.

“When they went back small today, it was a really good move by them because then our ‘five’ man has to either guard Reese or Roberson –and neither one of them is ever a ‘five.’ Playing on the perimeter was really hard for our big girls. It was a great adjustment by Colorado and I give a lot of credit to them.”

Contact: BG.Brooks@Colorado.EDU


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WBB: Buffs hang tough until final minute, lose by 2


Jen Reese has another big game
By: B.G. Brooks, Contributing Editor

BOULDER – Colorado stayed with No. 14 Arizona State for the better part of 40 minutes Sunday at the Coors Events Center. Unfortunately for the Buffaloes, the final half minute was no time to come undone.

Getting a pair of free throws from Adrienne Thomas with 4.4 seconds to play, the Sun Devils edged the Buffs 68-66. CU (12-7, 2-6) had hoped to sweep the Pac-12 Conference’s desert entries after a 68-47 win against Arizona on Friday night that broke a four-game Buffs losing streak.

But it wasn’t to be against the opportunistic  Sun Devils (17-3, 6-2).

With the score tied at 66-66, CU coach Linda Lappe called timeout with 21 seconds to play to set her final strategy. It didn’t go as planned; Brittany Wilson lost her dribble, ASU got the loose ball and Thomas was fouled with 4.4 seconds to play.

Jen Reese kept the Buffs in the game with her second 22 point output in a row.

Jen Reese kept the Buffs in the game with her second 22 point output in a row.


After Thomas hit both free throws, Wilson lost the ball coming up court, recovered, but could manage only a three-quarter court heave that only added to CU’s afternoon of frustration.

Of CU’s 12 turnovers, none were more costly than the final two. Said Wilson of the miscue coming out of the timeout: “I felt I got tripped, it was a no call. . . nothing much more to say.”

Added Lappe: “Just about everything bad that could have happened did at the end of the game . . . we have to learn how to finish. We’ve got to get a shot off, no matter what happens. (The officials) were calling fouls (23 on each team); we can’t make excuses.”

Lappe declined comment on Wilson’s alleged un-called trip: “I’m not going to comment on that . . . bottom line, we have to make plays.”

Jen Reese, who matched her career high with 22 points for a second straight game, said she believed the Buffs were focused coming of their timeout when the score was tied at 66. “But we should have gotten a shot up,” she added. “We didn’t finish . . . they were fouled and hit their free throws.”

Aiding Reese in the scoring column were Brittany and Ashley Wilson with 12 points each and Jamee Swan with 10. Deja Mann scored a team-high 17 points and was one of three Sun Devils in double figures, and ASU got 25 points from its bench.

CU outrebounded ASU 42-35 and hit 20-of-23 free throws – including 11-of-11 in the first half. Lappe said those two numbers were among positives to be taken away from the loss, the others being a “toughness level” that is becoming what she wants, overall execution in the final 8 minutes, and her team’s turnover total (10) before the final minute.

“We’re obviously disappointed,” Lappe said. “ASU is tough, well-coached. They find ways to win games this year; they make plays down the stretch. Give them credit, they’ve done this to a lot of teams. Tonight we were the victim.”

ASU led by 10 points in the first half before CU regained its shooting touch and made the afternoon competitive in the second half. The Buffs hit six of their first eight shots, took a 12-9 lead – their largest of the half – then went mountain stream cold.

From the 15:05 mark until 7:23 before intermission, they dropped from 75 percent shooting to 35 percent – going one for 12 and watching the Sun Devils launch a 12-0 run. That surge enabled ASU to take a double-digit lead – 24-14 –and appear to be in control.

But CU wasn’t ready to roll. If their shooting touches from the field occasionally went icy, it was a different story at the free throw line. For only the second time this season, the Buffs were perfect at the foul line, hitting all of 11 of their attempts – which kept them in the game. By halftime their field goal percentage was a humbling 30.3 (10-of-33), while the Sun Devils checked in at 42.9 percent (12-of-28). CU finished the afternoon shooting 38.3 percent from the field, ASU 41.5.

Free throw perfection in the first half’s final 5 minutes – all of CU’s fouls shots came in that span – kept the Buffs within three points (34-31) at intermission. Yet to catch and pass ASU in the second half, CU couldn’t count on doing it with free throws – their shooting had to improve, and the opening 4 minutes of the second half showed signs of that happening.

After Mann scored consecutive baskets to open the scoring and push ASU ahead 38-31, Reese – her nine field goals were a career high – hit a put-back to open a 6-0 run that pulled the Buffs to within 38-37. It was the closest CU had been since 13-12.

The Buffs got their first lead since 12-11 on a layup by Roberson that sent them up 39-38 with 15:16 remaining. CU matched its largest lead to that point – three points at 43-40 – on back-to-back baskets by Reese.

But Promise Amukamara matched Reese’s two buckets, giving ASU a 44-43 advantage and promising a back-and-forth final 10 minutes – if the Buffs didn’t encounter another Ice Age. They didn’t, and even a five-point ASU lead (52-47) didn’t deter them.

The Buffs lost their perfection from the foul line when Ashley Wilson finally missed the first of two with 8:58 to play. But “A-Wil” hit the second attempt, followed with two more on the next possession and tied the score at 52-52.

Neither team led by more than two points over the final 8 minutes, with CU taking a two-point advantage (66-64) on a three-point play by Ashley Wilson with 2:51 left.

With the Buffs leading 66-65, Reese missed a foul line jumper with 45 seconds left and ASU coach Charli Turner Thorne called a time out with 41.9 seconds to play. Fouled by Brittany Wilson on a loose ball battle, Kelsey Moos hit one of two free throws to tie the score at 66-66 at the 28.5-second mark.

Reese controlled the rebound on Moos’ miss and it was CU’s turn for a timeout to set its final strategy in the last 21.1 seconds. If both of the Buffs’ final possessions went bust, the Sun Devils have been there and conquered that.

“A majority of our games have come down to one possession,” Turner Thorne said. “We have a lot of experience in these situations. This team has a lot of confidence, and because of that, we’ve been able to out on top of every single one of these close games.”

The Buffs travel to Utah on Wednesday night (7 p.m.) before returning to the CEC to face the Utes again on Sunday, Feb. 2 (noon).

WAHL HONORED: CU’s first women’s athletic director, Jane Wahl, received the inaugural Jane Wahl Legacy Award Sunday, at both a pregame reunion luncheon with dozens of former players in attendance and again at halftime.  The award will be presented annually to a member of the women’s basketball community who through their achievements brings honor and recognition to the program.

Wahl accepted the award from Ceal Barry, CU’s associate athletic director for student services and former women’s basketball coach.  Barry noted that the first decade of women’s athletics set the table for future success, and in the case of basketball, began several traditions, including making the Coors Events Center the tough place it has become for opponents to play.

“I view this like a relay race,” Wahl said.  “I worked the first leg and then handed the baton to others who went on to bring women’s athletics at CU to where it is today.  The work I did at CU was some of the most meaningful of my life.  To help create opportunities for women to participate in varsity athletics that didn’t exist before 1974.  It was rewarding to do work that empowered women,  life-changing work that served them well for the rest of their lives.”


Boulder’s Homeless are bad for business


Christmas day was a nightmare for one Boulder Police officer who spent most of her day shagging drunks out of Starbucks and Jamba Juice at 30th and Arapaho. Both are popular spots for homeless alcoholics and drug addicts to convene. The officer had spent so much time arresting people for fighting, that by the end of her shift she had not had time for a break or a cup of coffee. When we ran into her at Starbucks it  had closed and she was trying to figure out where she could get a cup a Joe on Christmas night ?

It was cold and pitiful that night. But the hardcore homeless who dominate Starbucks, Jamba Juice and King Soopers in that neighborhood were either in jail or sleeping under their tarps in the campsites that litter the bike paths nearby.  This is a crazy violent out of control neighborhood run by street pirates. Boulder PD is determined to clean it up. After weeks of trouble Police presence  is now a constant. They are a welcome site for most Starbuck patrons.

One Patron named Tom who is a 62 year old part time scientist at NOAA across the street from Starbucks was attacked  by one of the homeless drunks two nights ago. We were sitting in the Boulder Channel 1 SUV covering this story when we witnessed the whole event.  Tom had ridden his bike from NOAA to Starbucks and was on his way in to get a cup of coffee for his bike ride home at around 5:30 pm.  He was followed by a big tall  homeless man named Charles. Within seconds Charles had Tom pinned against the wall of Starbucks and was screaming at him that he was going to kill him. It was quite shocking. Patrons who were on their way into Starbucks turned around and left. When we asked Tom what that was all about he said , “he had no idea.  the man was one of the crazy homeless people who hang around Starbucks.”

The next night we told this story to Doc who is a homeless programmer who works out of Starbucks. Doc knows everyone on the streets and avoids them all because they are either drunk or crazy.  ” Charles is seriously crazy” said Doc. “He’s is big and does not feel pain. He gets off on beating people up especially little ole scientist types from NOAA. ” Doc Said.

Doc was an alcoholic who sobered up 4 years ago. He used to be a serious programmer and code slinger making over 100 k a year. Now he sleeps under a bridge.  He’s is not crazy from what we could see. He is just disenfranchised.  He won’t get food stamps, or housing or any kind of disability. He picks up work here and there from small start ups.  Last week he cut himself in the night when he fell near his camp. During the flood in September he nearly drowned when the water came through Arapaho Avenue. But he refused help. He refused help from FEMA, the Red Cross or the county. Doc weighs about 88 lbs but should weigh 160lbs. He is starving to death on the streets of Boulder. What’s weird is that he is a perfectly nice guy and seems normal.  He says he just wants a job and a place to live. It is almost like he is too proud to accept public assistance. Doc is one of the few we met on the streets who actually wants a job and is capable of doing high level work.

Most of the street people we have seen around Starbucks are bums; Drunken street alcoholics who are completely lost. One Starbucks manager told us ” we have had it with these people. They have no respect for anything and they drive customers off” Starbucks has started calling the police two and three times a day to have the street people thrown out in an intensive campaign.  Police now come in go table to table see who is homeless. They then 86 them with a warning ” if you come back you will be ticketed arrested and jailed. ” This is all new. Last fall we witnessed the police being all nice , sweet and kind to trouble makers. Better late then never.

Last night when we were in Starbucks at 5:30 the place was empty except for 3 homeless men all of whom were very homeless looking and smelling. One of them had brought in a giant two wheeler with a ton of homeless bags on it. Doc was there too. He had a   computer but 5 layers of clothes, bags and he looked pretty bad. Meaning, he had dirty long hair, a beard, ski pants and homeless gloves. He just didn’t fit the Starbucks mold.

On Christmas there were 30 or 40 homeless men and women in and out all day and night. They were drinking and fighting inside , out side, with patrons and with police. Boulder Homeless are bad for business. They have nearly ruined a popular Starbucks.  The Starbucks in King Soopers across the parking lot is just as bad. It is packed with homeless men and women every day and night. It is just not the kind of Starbucks you would go to.

Lately Doc has been thrown out of all the Starbucks and he has no place to work. But who wants a homeless dirty sucking up the oxygen in a business that likes to turn table every hour.

Bo is a black man. He recently lost his job at NIST and now lives under a camper shell in  a storage lot on Arapaho. He comes to Starbucks about 3 times a week to check his email and go online. Bo is a rubber tramp. He has a jeep, gets  unemployment, but he’s still homeless. He does not look as rough as Doc so Starbucks does not throw him out.

Chief is an Indian from the Rose Bud reservation in Nebraska.  He comes to Boulder to hang out. But he too is homeless. He lives in a mini van that he parks around Boulder at night. But chief is very disturbed. He likes to rape women and often talks about killing people. He is known to Boulder PD but they can’t do anything about him unless someone files a complaint.

Stevie is a black man who got washed out by the flood. He is homeless and crashes where he can. Doc says a lot of these guys are losing their minds and are getting worse. Stevie has been a Boulder bum for years and has a long criminal record to go along with it. It includes robbery, breaking and enter, rape, theft, forgery. He’s a model citizen.


Most of the people on the Boulder streets are white adult males. A few are black, Indian or Mexican. Fewer still are women. All of them are in same kind of Dominate addiction or have severe mental health issues. Only a hand full are homeless for loss of job or the flood.

Ashton was homeless but  got it together to get SSI, a room to rent, medical, mental health , food stamps, but he drinks.. a lot. He still lives the homeless drunken lifestyle. A lot of his friends are low bottom drunks, “trailer court trash” Ashton himself is a convicted felon with a long prison jacket. Though he stays out of trouble , he can’t quite shake the old street alcoholic mentality.

Jeanie is 18 and lives in a camp near Starbucks. She and her boyfriend Dan and Dans father and his old lady all live together at Starbucks on 30th. Danny beat Jeannie up last week at Starbucks so he went to jail. Jeannie is trying to get away from Danny but she is addicted to Heroin and Danny pimps her out for dope.  Jeannie tried to sell herself to us for a bus ticket back to Arkansas and enough Heroin to get her there. According to Doc Jeannie also has aids and is pregnant.  But no one around Starbucks seems to mind or care .

Rick is homeless. He works nights at IBM. During the day he trys to pick up college girls at Starbucks but they are repulsed by Rick. He latches on to them and stalks them and then threatens them. So rick is a scary guy.

Toby is not homeless but he works at King Soopers as a manger. He befriends homeless people especially young homeless girls. He then offers them a place to live for free which happens to be a town house his mother left him 3 blocks away. Toby is a bad alcoholic and often runs the risk of being victimized by the street girls he helps. According to Ashton who lives with Toby says ” they always steal from Toby. Sometimes they will have their boyfriends come  over , beat Toby up and rob him. Toby never files a crime report.  ”

Two weeks ago Sara  got killed in a drunk driving accident on Highway 93 after leaving Starbucks, high on dope. she had just robbed Toby and was on her way out of town. Toby went to her memorial service.

Across Arapaho from Starbucks is a shed where three homeless men got into a fight over this camp. There was a murder and then there was prison. They were all Starbuck homeless regulars.

The patio in front of Starbucks and the outdoor section at Jamba juice is a  homeless pirate  territory. There are dozens of street addicts there each day planning robberies, dealing dope, knifing each other. It is a very unsafe zone and the public is not invited.

This story was written by Boulder channel 1 staff. Some of the names have been changed to protect the innocent



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