Reader: Boulder Is Cool If You Like Rich White People

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When we shared Livability's list of the ten best places to live in 2014, we asked Facebook followers if Boulder, which made the cut, deserves to be number one. Responders included Boulder lovers, Boulder haters and folks whose opinions fall in between. Here's one memorable example.

See also: Photos: Livability's Ten Best Places to Live in 2014 -- and Whether Boulder Made the Cut

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Top Ten Colorado Places to Pick Apples and Pumpkins

Categories: Denver Blogs

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Denver blog posts are the pick of the litter.

At our Cafe Society blog, Isa Jones shares the top ten Colorado places to pick apples and pumpkins this fall.

Big Media's Jason Salzman wonders if Cory Gardner will formally withdraw his name as sponsor from the federal personhood bill.

South Stands Denver's Collin Daniels asks: Is Colorado Springs too crappy even for the crappy Rockies?

See also: Ten Colorado Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Fracking: Call For Ban Cites Quakes, Spills, Exploding Trains

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Only days before the United Nations Climate Summit, the environmental group Food & Water Watch has released a wide-ranging critique of the oil and gas industry, linking the practice of fracking to a host of adverse economic, health and climate impacts -- from scarred landscapes, declining air quality and community disruption to potential aquifer contamination, earthquakes and, yes, global warming.

Call it a conflation of real dangers and hypothetical risks, genuine concerns and apocalyptic visions, worst-case scenarios and sobering statistics.

See also: John Hickenlooper's Fracking Panel Snubs the Fractivists

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James Neisler Says Jail Healthcare Company Responsible for Him Losing Half His Foot

Categories: News

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James Neisler's foot after the removal of five toes. A video and more images courtesy of 7News below.
James Neisler's lawyer says that his arrest for driving under the influence resulted in a life sentence -- to spending the rest of his days with only half a foot.

Neisler is suing Correctional Healthcare Companies, the private firm in charge of his care while he was at Arapahoe County jail, and a nurse practitioner, claiming that neglect caused him to lose five toes. And his is hardly the first allegation of its type against the firm, which isn't commenting about the allegations. Photos, details and two documents below.

See also: Video: Hear Christopher Lopez's Jailers Joke and Laugh While He Slowly Dies

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Videos: Which Colorado College That's Not CU Boulder Made Playboy's Top Party Schools List?

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Videos below.
For years, CU Boulder was a perennial on party-school lists -- and for years, administrators bitched about it. When it comes to Playboy's just-announced top-party-school roster for 2014, however, it's a headache (or a point of pride) for another Colorado college -- one that's richly deserving but doesn't usually score nearly so high. Find out which one made the grade by checking out the top ten, featuring videos from each school and excerpts from Playboy blurbs. To read the original post, click here.

See also: CU Named Playboy's Top Party School of 2011: Thank You, Reefer Madness!

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Here's Why 40,000 Broncos Fans Hate Phil Simms's Guts

Categories: Sports

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A screen capture of Phil Simms with broadcast partner Jim Nantz.
If you're a Denver Broncos fan, then you've no doubt endured a broadcast featuring either NBC's Chris Collinsworth or Phil Simms, who calls games for CBS. Both have earned the enduring hatred of Broncos fans over the years because of what some would say is a clear bias against the beloved orange-and-blue warriors of the gridiron. And that would be no surprise, as Collinsworth played wide receiver for the rival Cincinnati Bengals in the 1990s and Simms was quarterback for the New York Giants during the Super Bowl in which that team beat the Broncos.

But after last Sunday's match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs, some Broncos fans have had enough of Simms. On September 15, someone started a petition on Change.org asking CBS to ban Simms from calling Broncos games -- and by Thursday, the move had garnered more than 40,000 signatures.

See also: Top Twenty Tweets About How the Broncos Suck Even Though They're 2-0

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Angel Alcaraz, Unchecked Sex Offender, Accused of Doing "Gross Stuff" to Child

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Angel Alcaraz. More images and a video below.
How did registered sex offender Angel Alcaraz get hired as a maintenance man at multiple apartment buildings in the metro area -- a gig that afforded him easy access to lots of potential victims? His employer reportedly admits to never having run a background check on him. And now he's accused of molesting at least two kids, with one telling the cops that Alcaraz did "gross stuff" to her. Photos, a video and details below.

See also: Joseph Ellsworth, Ex-Denver Cop Turned Sex Offender: Attempted Child Sex Assault Bust

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Videos: Ten Memorable Denver Reality-TV Moments

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Gordon Ramsey at Panteleone's. Videos and more below.
Once upon a time, it was rare for Denver to be featured in movies and TV shows -- even ones supposedly set here, since many were actually filmed elsewhere. But the rise of reality TV has changed all that. The Internet Movie Database spotlights lotsa episodes of programs using Denver locations, Denver people and Denver themes. As proof, we've gathered ten memorable examples, featuring IMDB text and accompanying videos -- some spotlighting the shows in general, others offering excerpts or the original clips in their entirety. Check out all ten below.

See also: Ten Memorable Movies Set in Colorado but Not Filmed Here

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Videos: Brandon Marshall Becomes Latest Ex-Bronco in Post-Ray Rice NFL Hit Parade

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One of Brandon Marshall's booking photos. Additional images plus videos and more below.
Last week, as we reported, 104.3 The Fans' D-Mac and Alfred Williams argued that the alleged rape committed by ex-Bronco Perrish Cox was actually worse than the actions of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, whose caught-on-video punching of his former fiancee/now-wife turned him into the NFL's domestic violence poster boy.

Now, another onetime Bronco, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, has stepped into an unwanted spotlight, with prominent attorney Gloria Allred ripping the league for the ridiculously minor punishment meted out to him for domestic violence episodes committed during his time with Denver. Photos, videos and more below.

See also: Perrish Cox: Why Hosts Say What Ex-Bronco Did Was Worse Than Ray Rice Fiancee Beating

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Sheriff: Suicidal Edwin Bartheld, 92, Turned "Ghost Town" House Into Bomb

Categories: News

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A Chaffee County Sheriff's Photos courtesy of the Chaffee County Sheriff's Office. Additional pics and more below.
Update: Earlier this week, we told you the strange story of 92-year-old Edwin Barfeld, who appeared to have blown himself up in a house whose location is commonly referred to as a ghost town; see our previous coverage below.

Now, authorities have concluded that Bartheld took his own life in an act that was supposed to cause his entire home to explode but failed to do so. Continue for more photos and the bizarre details.

See also: Kenneth Hosch, 83, Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide, Jail Time Expected

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