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Welcome You are holdin g the 2000 edition of th e Bould er Coun ty Gold Readers ' Choice Awards , th e Daily Camera's salute to the best faces an d places in our county . Winners are chosen soldy by our read ers, and the results are tabulat ed by RRC Associates, Inc., Bould er. We thank everyone who took the time to let us know what they think is special abou t Boulder County. Because the competition is tough and the results are often close, we decided this year to also include the runners-up in each category. look for Boulder County Gold logos in local a dvertising - it's a sure way to know

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you'tt dealing with the best . Online ballots continutd to be tile most popular way to vote. Rmlember . you can access the oulinc ~•ersion of this publi cati on at ·.thedailycamera.com . We wish to congratulatr our S1,000 Gold Shopping Sprtt winner , Vasda Carson of Boulder , whose name was selected from our pool of ballots . She will rettiff Sl ,000 in products or services offend by her choice of Boulder County Gold winners. We hope you will enjoy this yar's collection of the best Boulder County has to offer. And if anyone ever asks you, "What's so special about Boulder County ?"... just hand them a copy of Boulder County Gold.

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Mapleton Hill, Boulder Stately homes and towering trees all add to the ambiance of the Mapleton Hill neighborhood . It's a place where kids can scamper from house to house and ad ults can enjoy a chat o\·er the backyard fence. Com plete with a local elem entary school . caring neighbors an d a gen eral fttliog of cornfon and safety, this

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BestCarpetCleaningService Nesheim'• Cle.aning SenicN Inc:. 303.888.8888, 1212 Commerce Coan., Lafayette Wbrn Fido does a diddle or Fifi spills her milk, who do you call to get the carpet clran? eshcim ·s Cleaning Services , where they take the worry ou t of carpe t cleaning , 15 the resounding answer . W ha t makes Nesh dm's stan d above the rest ? "Its ou r people and cus tomer service, · says Bill Nesheim , own er since 1981. "We provi(k top-quality customer service with friendl y people who care about wha t they do . We're dependable, frirndly, and we sh ow up on lime.• Neshdm 's is provin g it's the people who cou nt when it comes to quality carpet cleaning . b.Jma -op: ScrriaMasur of Boulder County 303.+t] .6020 , 1630 N. 63rd, Saile 2, Boulder

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BestDentist Judith A. Timchula, DDS 303.530.1212 7490 Clubhouse Road, Gunbarrel

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The most convincing testimonial for Dr. Timchula comes from her stalJ. "I drive up from Lakewood every day just to work with her," says Ellen Doig. ·rve been with Jud y for nine years." Such loyalty is not unusual in those who surround Dr. Timchula. Her patients are her biggest fans , citing her love of dentistry and her compassion as reasons why they stay loyal to her chair. And she's still accepting new patients. Say ahhhhhhh ... Runner-up: CarolynS. Kapka, DMD 303.+H.28M, 3100 Arapahoe, Suite 303, Boulder

303.443.8909 1919 Yumoath, Boalder Mud pies. bugs , swings and sunshine . That 's what being a kid is all about. At Make A Mess and Make Believe, our readers attest they honor this time-tested tradition oflctting kids be kids. Rmmcr-up: Boulder Day Nursery 303 .++2.7605, 1518 Spruce, Boulder

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the most aggressive skilled nursing in the areaarc just a few of the reasons our rt2ders voted it gold. Administrator Adam Merrell is typical of the generous spirit al Boulder Manor. "Thanks to the family members and residents for putting their Lrusl Serving Boulder County since the 1960s, Boulder in us,' he smiles. "We appreciate the opportunity to Manor offers its residents a wonderfully diverse set of serve them on a daily basis." services. Inter-generational day care that pairs Runner-up: The Academy residents with children as they embark on 303.938 .1910 educational and exciting outings, in-house pets and 970 Aurora Ave., Boulder

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BestEye Cue Aspenlyewear 303.447.0210 2525 Arapahoe, Village Shopping Center, Boalder With over 6,000 frames in stock and an attentive staff to help you choose the perfect one, you will find the right pair of glasses at Aspen Eyewear. You'll also find a full line of second-to-none optical services, from repairs to eye exams to contact lenses. Our readers insist that living near Aspen Eyewear is a perk they don't take for granted. "We actually have several outof-town customers who plan their vacations around their eye exams with us," explains co-01,mer and optician Heinz Ebner. Runner-up: Fukai Associates 303 .666. 7116

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Boulder County folks think . "Hey. if it wasgood enoug h for Tedd y Roosevelt , it's good enough for us ." Sin ce 1909, Hotel Boulderad o has been a happ y haven for travelers and locals alike. l ong a favorite venu e for recepti ons, banqu ets and fine din ing. don't be surprised if you run into a rock sta r or two in the lobby. They dig the Hotel Boulderado. too . Runner-up: Boulder Marriott 303 .440.8877 2660 Canyon Blvd., Boulder

Quality and a comm itment 10 excellence arc what Boulder Coun ty readers appreciate abou t Merry Ma1C is. "We have a 100 percent guarantee on our work . and we don1 miss cleanings." says owner Jason Skillingberg . They also take pride tn their p rofessiona l and consci entious empl oyees. · we go through a fairly extensive tnn nmg program and use cleaning products that work very well." Don·t spend time cleaning and scru bbing . let Merry Maids help. They can do it, guarant eed . Runner -up : Maid for You Hoasc Cle.an.Ing 303 .+47 .8627 2805 Wilderness Placcc, Suite 800 , Boulder

BestMassageTherapist Erik Kamen, Paradigm Therapln Inc. 303.440.3301, 2935 Baseline Road, Salte 101, Boalder His talented fingers massage and maneuver your muscle s into their rightful and relaxed positions . But Erik Hanse n of Paradigm Therapies doesn't sto p there. He takes it two steps further m alleviating your pain . · 1 have the only chemical-free hot tub comm ercially available in the world ." said Hansen . · 11creates absolutely the most pur e wate r. And I'm the only mas.sage therapist using the far-infrar ed sauna . It penetra tes 1-1/2 10 3 mches int o your body, so it impro ves your circu lation and improves the whole immune system. h 's a great way 10 comp lement a massage." These arc j ust two techniqu es tha t have broug ht Erik and hts practice mto the spotlight. Runner-up : Brett Skdton

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Always there when you have an emergency, on call when you need advice and ever ready with a kind and patient word, Boulder Community Hospir:1 ~ by far the best medical facility in Boulder County, according to our readers. Its a direct reflection of the quality of doctors, nurses and clinical staff,· says Rich Sheehan, director of public relations . •As an independent , locally governed , non-profit hospital, we're able 10 focus on and respond 10 th~ needs in Boulder County, a~d this nomination is just a reflection of our success m meeung these local needs. Runner-up: Boulder Medic:al Center 303 .+40.3000, 2750 Broadway, Boulder

BestMortgageRates Brookston• Mortgage 303.444.7121 P.O. Boa 515, Nlwot Your home is Ol)eof your most precious possessions . but becoming an owner can be a bear. That's where Laurie King, owner of Brookstone Mongag e, shines. She can help take the heartache out of the most important part of the putchase : the mortgage. "I work with 10 or so different companies across the country so that I can be competit ive," King says. Being competitive is impona nt, but quality customer service is imperative. "I handle all the files myself. When they (clients) talk to me, I know what's happening in their file." Competitive rates and a commitment to service: two aspects of Brookstone Mortgage that set ii apan . Runners-up (two-way tie) : Boulder West Wells-Fargo 303 .4-43.9-424 303.+42 .0351 2120 13th St., Boulder 12-42 Pearl St., Boulder

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Stephen M. FrlN, M.D. 303.440.3073 2750 Broadway, Boulder When your baby is sick, there is only one person in the world that can alleviate your worries: your pediatrician . With a knowledgeable and trained eye, he can pinpoint the problem, diagnose your child and prescribe a medication or treatment plan . What a relief! Soon your ' youngster will be up and into mischief again and for that , you have Dr. Stephen Fries to thank . Runner-up: Paul Cohen, M.D. 303.+40.3073 2750 Broadway, Boulder

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2425 Canyon Blvd.. Suite 200, Boulder Her care and comm itme nt 10 he r clienlS have highligh1ed Lynn Ryan as being at th e top of her game . · 1 1hink il's impor1an1 in my job 10 go 1he cx1ra s1ep 10 mak e sure 1hey'rc salisfied," said Ryan. "I tell my clien lS r m nol jusl a real es1a1eagent , I mus! have some background in psychiatry , wh ich I don '!, bur when ii comes to buying a home 1here's a 101of emotion and slress ." Real es1a1e is a rough game , and Lynn handle s ii like a professional. Runners-up (two-way tic) : Kent Madstn Marty Sugg 303.449.7000 303.443 .2240 RtMax or Boulder, 2425 Canyon Wright Kingdom Rtahors Blvd., Suite 200, Bouldtr 1844 Folsom , Bouldtt

Who would have !bought your real eslate agent could tell you where to find the best pizza in 1own? Not jusl any Real1or can do tha1, bur a ReMax Realtor can . With a !borough knowledge of neighborhoods and sch ools, !hey can help you acclimate when relocating . "We as a group have more than 17 years of experience per perso n; about 75 percent of our clienlS are past clienlS or referrals from clients ," says manager D.B. Wilson , "which says lha1 they had a good experience in selling or buying ." Referrals speak volumes, and ReMax of Boulder has people singing 1heir praise . Runner-up: Wright Kingdom 303 .443.22-40, 1844 Folsom, Bouldtr

BestRetirement/AlternativeCareFacility The Academy 303.938.1920 970 Aurora Ave.• Boulder

Assisted living never looked so good . With fine dining and bungalow living, The Academy provides a very special and unique experience for older Boulder. "I believe The Academy is beautiful on the inside as well as the outside ," said executive direc1or Diane Wyler Rumpf.

·we have an extraordinary s1affof people who go above and beyond every day and in every way." A beautiful example of why The Academy is recognized as 1he best. Rnnntr-up: Frasitr Meadows Manor 303.499.4888, 350 Ponca Place., Boulder

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303.688.1200 401 S. Public Road, Lafayette A store large as a city block, housing an ever-changing invent ory of hard-to -find items . is reason enough for readers to give West's Antiques a vote of approval. But the re's more panicularly Mrs. West herself. Owner Nancy West. who \\1th her late husband Terry founded this emporium 20 years ago when both were CU professors, makes sure to keep her custo mers satisfied and ent ertained . "ThlS IS a store that 's fun for browsing," says employee Mary McCall. Serious shoppers drop in every week to check out the booty from estate sales around the country . which can includ e end tables. Depression glass and china cabinets . The good stuff, they kn ow. goes fast Runner-up: Sage Gallery 303.-449.6799 , 1227 Spruce, Boulder

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303.443.1822, 2525 Arapahoe, Boulder If they don 't have it , you don 't need it. From soup to nuts, and everything in between , McGuckin Hardware has it all. And with over 300 employees , there's no need 10 wander aimlessly thro ugh the a1Slcsamidst the "world's largest hardware selec tion ," a friendly, knowledgeable, employee can tell you exactly wh ere to find that special widget you're seeking . That 's why McGuckin is known for its cus tomer service. "Wire more than a hardware store ," says marketing d irector Ray Humble. McGuckin prides itse lf on "good customer service and quality merchandise with competitive prices," says Humble . So grab your to -do list and head to McGuckin , wher e you can find everything under the sun , incl udin g th e kitchen sink . Runners-up (thr«-way tie): Acoustic Visions Neshrimls Cleaning Suvices Walters & H~tt 303.«0.19 19 303 .666 .8888 Fine Jewelers 5541 Central Ave. , Suite 150 , 1212 Commerce St., 303.449.2626 Boulder Lafayette 2425 Canyon Blvd., Boulder

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Best Bicycle Shop Unlnnlty Blc:yc:ln 303.444.4198, 839 Pearl St., Boulder "We're the everyman's bike shop," says owner Doug Emerson . The stores focus is bikes for the whole family, for those riders more out for a good lime than to beat the land-speed record for racing . Emerson 's busin ess philosophy is to have an ample number _of helpful e~ployees on th~ flo_or to work with shoppers when they walk m the door . Customer service IS our top priori1y," says Emerson, and the readers who call this Slore the bes1 are grateful. Runner-up: Performance Bicycle Shop 303.444.504+, 2+90 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

Best Bedding/Mattress Store Verlo Mattress Factory Stores

303.447.1154 3080 Valmont Road, Boulder !i's the store 1ha1makes you wan1 10 sleep , and 10 owners Dick and Jane Sumerfield, that's a good thing . Offering a selection of mallresscs , all manufaclUred on-sile and made 10 order. Vcrlo is the lawn 's favorite source of soporific furnishings . The s1ore showcases 18 styles of beds !hat can be customized further, according to your sleeping style. Depending on your position of choice - tummy, back or side - sleepers can get a mallress designed to provide support where il's needed most. The personalized products. according to Dick, are the reason more than 70 percent of their business consists of repeat customers . "Verla" is a combination of "Vera" and "Lois," the wives of the two men who years ago created the original quilted cover still used on all so-named mattresses . The story goes 1ha11hese men wonied that if "Lois" came. first, the name would have ended up "lover ." On second thought , maybe that's not such a bad name for a bed company. Runner-up: The Mattress Firm 303.+17 .19 .. 0, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder

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303.447.2074,

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When is a bookstore mo re than just a store? The Boulder Book Store is no t only a magnet for anyone seeking a good read and a gathering place for people who just plain like books, ifs a touchstone for the count y. Explains own er David Bolduc, ·w e arc continually making an elfon to be an asse t to the community , be it by supp orting nonprofit groups or by bringing in writers who se work reflects the interests of area residents ." And though he's thnll ed that readers continue to appre ciate his store , he likes hearing what's not pleasing customers as well. · 1 always need 10 hear how the store could be better . Criticism helps us grow," says Bolduc. · Runner-up:Barn~ & Noble Booksellers 303.+41 .1665, 1915 Purl St., Boulder

Whtie kids do laps on the Scooter bike. eye the selection ol Hello Killy items or ride the rocking ponies . pare nts furtively hand olf birthda y prr sents lor complim enta ry gilt wrnpping . At Grandrabbit 's. cvcryom· is happr Readers once again give a round ol applause 10 this Boulder Count y institut ion , with its lull array ol toys. books, computer gamt·s and low-priced trink ets so that at every visit, kids don't have 10 emerge empt y-handed . Wh y docs Grandrabbit' s have such a loyal following? Simple . There's nothing boring within its four walls. ti it has wheels, bunon eyes or can be made at home with minimal carpet s111i ning. it is here, and n's guaranteed lun . Says owner Lynne Milot. ·The store taps into something good and human in all of us and helps us connect with that child place, no matter our age.· Runner-up: Toys R Us 303.Hl .8697 , 1801 18th St., Boulder

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Best CameraShop Mike's Camera 303.443.1715 2500 Pearl St., Boulder Familv--0·11.-ned and in business for more than 30 years . ts rhe favored source of photo-finishing . camera supplies and sai.i ce for working and amateur pbotograpbas alike. Pan of its perennial popularity is rhe store's broad spectrum of produ cts , from cameras fit for families to professional equipment. says Tom \\ 1lson . a store manager. Add to !hat '.\tike:Sstate-of-we an imaging department and its Dem ·er service center , and it:S easy to see v.h) · ~ affection customers fed for rhis store just keeps ckvdoping . lbumtt-up: Wolf Camera 303.++2.3033 , Crossroads Mall, 1600 28th SL, Bou.Ider

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Heres a chain store that's embraced br readers . most not.1bly for its endlcs., supply of hip duds for little olies . And we do mean little . Where else can vou find a Hawaiian shin that fies a thrtt-month old~ For older dudes and dudenes , there an: jeans . cargo pants . a multitude of T-shins and cool backpacks. ,di in a palette of hues !hat shoppers have a hard time resisting . And there s the perpcmally p;ickctl r.«:ks of s.11~ items - rhe first stop for folks who may no long er fit those markctl-down ,weralls \\ith snaps in the inseam, but like 10 bu y them anywar Rnnntt -up: Applause, 303 .++2.7+26 , 1129 Pearl St .. Bou.Ider

BestMen's Clothing Store Weekends 303.444.4231 1101 Pearl St., Boalder

BestWomen'sClothingStore JJWells 303.449.2112 2480 Canyon Blvd., Boalder In its 18 years in Boulder County , Jj Wells has long been a stylish source of contemporary clothing and updated classics for work and leisu re. Dana Culbertson . store buyer and one of three owners . fulfills her mission to be the firs t to bring the latest styles to Boulder Coul!ty fashion lovers , carefully select ing items for their tre nd-factor . but also staying power . Fashionable , but not "fadd y" is what makes it to the selling floor . Chents appreciate the array of items sold un der one roof , everything to pull an outfit together, inclu ding shoes, belts and jewelry . -we give gift certificates to our regular cus tome rs in an am ount that reflects a percentage of what th ey've purchased over the year . 11:Sour way of 53)-ing thanks ." With their vo tes, loyal cw;tomers have recip rocate d the thanks . Runner-up: Common Era 2000 J03 .4H.1799, 1500 D Prarl St., Bouldu

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BestShoe Store Pedestrian Shop 303.449.S280 142S Pearl St., Boulder The VWage, 252S Arapahoe Ave., Boulder Flashb ack to 1969: Richard Polk tak es his first s tep 111 10 1he foo1we,1r busi ness, selling Eart h Shoes from the back of ,, pick -up tnt <:k . M:tn)' giant s1eps and 30-some years later, 1hc Ped es 1rian Shop Ii.is be ome the preeminent purvey or of stylish bur cushio ny shoes . offcn ng foo 1wcar by more than 40 manufa c1urers in 1Ls 1wo st ores. "We offer probably the largest selection of comfortabk foo1wt ar of •nv stort anywhere ." explains Polk. Th e bu siness ' hirth co incided with 1hr boo m in exerci se, a sync hronic ity that hen cfi1eJ bot h th e sh:in: and the cad res of peop le desperate for shoes fn for wa lkmg . Runncl'-up: Famous Footwear, 303 .+i0 .0771 2540 Anpahoc Ave., Boulder Sf PT. I 0, 1000


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BestElectronics/Computer Store CompUSA 303.998.1108, 1740 30th St., Boalder This electronics superstore is Boulder's favorite source for comput ers. laptops , sundry games and gadgets for computers . "We're the place for one-stop shopping for computers , technical service and upgra des, plus our store offers a full schedule of training classes," says Assim Kazi, general manager. When it comes to electronics , Boulder County shoppers are well informed. "They know about what's available and what they want before they walk in," says Kazi. Another draw is the suppl y of stuff for kids - the latest in games for computers and video systems . The plugged -in consumer of any age loads up at CompUSA.

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Boulder The bus iness has seen some significant changes since ii lirst opened its doors in 1929. In those days everything sold was grown on site. Sturtz & Copeland is no longer limited 10 the fruits of its own backyard. The store now offers an overwhelming selection of beddin g. blooming and tropical plants as well as long-lasting cut flowers. · ou r customers are very knowledgeable and very enth usiastic ," says owner Carol Riggs . "They are thrilled when we offer a plant they've never seen before.· A hot item lately has been of the leafless variety - fountains , for the office and the yard. But their biggest draw may be something else entirely. Says Riggs , ·1 think we sell a bit of serenity. Customers need it, and we can suppl y it.· Runnu -op: Lafayffle Florist 6r Grttnhooses, Inc. 303 .665.5552 600 S. Public Road, Lafayette

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This is one local store that stocks something for everyo ne. Food baslu:ts. cookbooks. rubber duckies , frames and martiru shakers can aU be found within this favorite stop for locals and tourists altke . Pq,perc orn 0121":sn easy for gift givers - and gift receivers - through its bridal registry. of course. and also with "wish list" cards . which allow all of us , not j ust brid es-to-be, 10 record the specifics of a coveted gift as a reminder for shoppin g-impaired partner s. Custo mers also commend the Peppercorn staff for its expen assistance in finding and packagin g the perfect gift. Rmma-op : Aria 303.+42 .5694 , 20+3 Broadway, Booldu

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BestHomeFurnishings Store 'nmberllae Stadloa 303 .443.3810 2425 Canyon Bmt., Boulder Co-owners Anne Barnhardt and Donna Phelpcr recognized d market that hadn"t been tapped: casual. eclectic, but high quality furnit ure. It's been seven years since they opened their store. specializing in pieces made of cherry and alder. down sofas. washable slipcovers and upholstered items in a staggering variety of mate.rials. And their loyal cus tomers arc testament that a fu rnitu re bu),n g need has been fulfilled. · w e have a great rappon with our clients . lots of referrals. lots of repeat buyers: says Barnhardt. "They often come to look and stay to just SH around and chat.· Rmma -up: Coucq,ts Home Furnishings and Gifts 303.+43 .690 0 , 1890 30th St., Bouldu

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303 .M3.1822 2525 Arapahoe Road, Boulder So man er the need . the questio n , or the Job to be done. the green vested \i cGuckin employees will hav e the solutio n . That's why McGuckin is a perennial favon te Jmong readers , for its un paralleled inventory of hardwa re for do-ityo=lf ers and professionals altke , but also for the breadth of knowledge and hdpwlness of the taff. "McGuck in is called a hardwa re store. but it's actually more: says Ray Humble , marketin g director. In the stores 18 depanm ents . a shopper can obtain the pipe needed to complete the job. Rover's dog food and gel pens for the kids. and tI there is something that can't be found. one of the 300 employee,; ts there to help "Quality of merchandise . competitive prices and t ustomer service. that's why shoppers keep coming." says Humb le RWU1U -ap: Home ~pot 303.661.9600 . 1200 Dillon Road, Louisville:

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Readers say lhae is no pw:t like Peppercorn for !he supplies necessary for !he serious cook . Whelher it's cookware . utensils , food processors or Asian dinnerwan , Peppercorn has it and displaysit so enticingl y that man y a shopper wishes !hey could take it all home . The inventory , says bu yer/mana ger Lisa Palino , includes "tons" of stuff , refaring to both !he variet y an d quantity of stock . Custome rs appreciate Peppercorn 's high-quality merchandise , bolh functi onal and eye-pleasing , from bed linens to ornamental sink drains . Runner-up : McGuddn Hardware 303 .++3.1822, 2525 Arap~ Road, Boulder

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BestIJqaorStore IJquor Mart 303.449.3314,

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Smfc 1968. Liquor Mart has ht-en the mJrt of ch(>kr for BoulderCounty rc.,idrnts ' wm1·s Jnd

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BestJewelryStore Hurdle's Jewelry

303.443.1084, 1402 Pearl St., Boulder For 53 ,·e-Jrs Jnd three generations. the Hurdle Family ha.sbeen ;clling Jcwelrv that flatters and bedaz:lcs its mJny true-blue customers. "We will create or customize anything,- says owner Keith Hurdle. The most popular items these days arc m platinum, particularly nngs. the one item of jewelry that wearers can gaze upon wtthollla mirror. Clients speak of the patience and accommodation of the store staff during the jewelry-buying process. According to Hurdle, the store's long-term success can be attributed 10 family philosophy."We believe that it's critical never to sacrifice quality or service." Runnu-up: Walters & H~tt fine Jcwdcrs 303,449.2626 , 2425 Canyon Blvd., Bouldu

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Music enthusiasl5 are always in for surprises when the )' peruse th e offerings at this independentl y owned fLxture of downtown Boulder . Wha t began in 199 1 as a hobby for owner Bart Stinchcomb has grown into the count y's foremost source of an eclectic array of music , from Hip Hop 10 Rock. The draw of this store, besides an unparalleled selection of tunes , is the staff, who without exception kno w their music . So if a customer has a question , it will be answer ed and then some . Shopping at Ban's can be a musical education. And the regulars try never 10 miss the performances by visiting musicians that happen in the store's already-crowded main floor. "We move a few racks ," says Bart, · and then let ii rip. " Runner-up: Robb's Music, 303 .+O.8+48 , 1580 Canyon Blvd., Boulder

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Best Video Store The Video Station

303.440.4448 1881 28th St., Boulder Boulder County sends a shout out Lo the Video Station, where the knowledgeable staff, great service and astounding selection keeps bringing them back for more . DVDs. laserdiscs and videotapes - you want it; they got it! Runntt-up: Blockbusttt Video Locations throughout Bouldtt County

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No m.111crthe season. Gart Spons has the necessary equipm ent . Athletic shoes. boards. rollerblades camping and skimg gear, plus racks of clothes for sports and other recreation - .111 at reasonable prices - arc some of the reasons readers say "hey" to Garl. Another plus , say consumers, is the annual Sniagrab sale, which brings new meaning Lothe word bargain. Gari Sports is where Boulder County residents shop for what they need Loplay. ··we make a huge effort to cater to the interests of our cus10mers." says Paul Gaudet, director of operations . That means the latest in gear, and a· staff who can advise with authority. The employees, many of them CU students. know the inventory from hands-on exp,,rienc«. RunnCl'-up:Bouldtt Ski Dnls 303.938 .8799 , 2525 ArapahM. Boaldtt

Innovative Openings 303.449.8485 1872 30th St., Boulder When partners Rick Pease and Dave Friedlander started this business, they sold one product exterior window coverings. In the 20 years since, they have expanded their product line to include anything anyone could envision to cover their windows inside and out Customers seek out their expertise for such window treatments as shuuers, shades and custom drapery, and for_the company's motorized units , which control window coverings from afar, and are manufactured at their Louisville site. Though Innovative Openings now has three stores in the metro area , the Boulder venue is their "bread and butler, " says Pease. "Our employees at the Boulder store have been with us the longest, and have accumulated yellrs of knowledge," he says. "That means that when they advise customers , they really know their stuff." Ronna-up: Dtji View, 303.#2.0035, 1672 30th, Boaldtt

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Can dinner at Dandelion get any bett er? Accordin g to manag ing partner Aaron Rirt , "We strive for consis ten t food and service. It's our goal to provide the p, rfrct night out , and th e recognition Is fantastic .• Recently they have stopped serving lun ch to focus on your nightt ime experie nce, says Rice. Since it opened five yr ars ago, Dand elion ( unli ke IIS weedy namesak e) has made an unwavering favorable impression with chef Kevin Taylor's elevated take on American classics. Runner-up: Sunflower Restaurant lOl .+40 .0210, 1701 Pearl St ,, Bouldu

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BestBrewpub Walnut Brewery 303 .447.1345, 1123 Walnut St., Boalder Exception al food and belier beer make Rock Bollo m lnc.s Walnut Brewery 1hr Boulder Count y bnewpub of choice since 1990. "I'd describe us as 11n American brewpub steakh ouse, and we have excellent salads, 100," says Donnk Oson , manag er. Th e menu items are designed 10 pair well wnh the pales, reds anJ browns on tap . True followers can even join the Mug Club , whi ch hO)ll>bnew din ners on a monthly b~i s . Runner -up: Ou ls Bft'Wery

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Belt Caterer A Spice of Life ENDIII Centi' ud Catering Sentcea 303.443.4049, 8333 Arapahoe Road, Boalder ~1want 10 thank our emplorccs for such a dynami c and fun work enviro nmen t.· says David Rubin, c<rowne r with D'II\Bruckner since 1995. Whether catering a • Japanese wedding, corporate luncheon , barb«ue or theme rvcnt. Rubin and his sialI arc moth 'lltcd by the satisfaction of clienlS and °wlull to lea~ your friends and family in awe· or food prescnialions and sparkling service . Rllllllcr-ap: Red.scone Catering 303 .+O .1201, 57+1 Arapah« Aft. , Suite ♦A, B-1clu

BestLocalMicrobrew Ouis Brewery 303.449.0383, 1095 Canyon, Boulder The award-winning crew or brews at Oasis owes their dis1inc1ivc flavors 10 consistent recipes. "We've kept the same recipes for nine years ," says Mark Jackson, bar manager. Oasis , esiablishcd by George Hann a in 1991, offers a wide variety, from ESB (winner of three medals) to Stout (winner or five). The Oasis proves 10 locals and tourislS alike that th e words "specia l English biller " actually ring beautiful, and that "hops " aren 't just rockin ' bus rides to the mall ! Rllllllcr-ap : Left Hand Brcwuy 303.772 .0258 , 1265 Boston Aft., Lonpnont

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Belt Coffee Starbucks CoffH 3033 Arapahoe Awe., Boulder 1402 Broadway, Boalder 1433 Pearl St., Boulder 2770 Paarl St., Boulder 305 Mc:Culln BIYd., LoulnUle

~ A1L•Lin l'ower,; II wns onro so methin g: Srnrbn ks Is iaking over 1hr un iwcrsr . O r Is 11 j u.st Bou lder Cou nty? Wilhlour loca tion., in wh ich to find your fix of mocha , light , med ium or da rk n>ast. ra ppu cclno . skinny lane, or jus r plain (mo)joc , hot or Iced, Swrbu cks clearly is the choice for taster s . Ou r readers, fresh from a happy caffclnt buzz, agreed and filled the ballot box . That's high pr-Jlse In an all-nighter co llege town ! Runncer -up: Vic's, 303 .+.0.8209 2680 Bn,adway, lloulda , 3305 30th St., Boulda 801 Main , Lolli5vlllc,

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"It's great to be reccived ..,th such open arms ," says Louis K;irp , ston, team leader. "We continually raise the retail bar. And anyo ne can C-411 me ,..,th suggestions.- he adds . If Bouldentes are veggie ~nd health happy, then Whole Foods' organic produce sclecnon is the Prozac of grocenes . Just two years old, Whole Foods is owned by the Joh n Mackey Corporatio n . We thoug ht it just grew naturall y from the Boulder pavement up on 30th and Pearl ' Runnu-ap : King Soo~ locations throughout Boulder County

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303.444.S33S,

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You don't get more Mediterranean than a tabletop of tapas "The Med," owned hy Peggy Romano, brings the livdy SpantSh trad ition of drinks rn uplrd whh pla1<-s of small snacks to our cosmopolitan area. · our tapas rang,· from ont• to 1lmr dollars, and you can really get some varied tastrs ," s;iys Grrg Topel, assistant manager. Choices include mussels, calamari and pinrh o marn no Can 't dendd Then do as the Spanish - order everyth ing and make u meal of 111 Runner-up: Dolan's Restaurant 303.+44 .8758, 2319 ArapahM Road, Bouldc,r

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ContemporaryAmerican cuisine from nationally acclaimedchef KevinTaylor.

Although Raimondo laucl isio, the chef and brot her of own er Antonio la ud isio , passed away in December, the legacy of his exqu isite dishes contln ues. 路 we make many of the dishes we've made from da y one, like chi cken scarpa riello and veal chop rustico: says general manager Mark Kretz. Th ey also make their own pastas. desserts, ice creams and sorb ets. Pair all this culina ry exce llence wt th 350 varieties of Italian wine, and you've got th e unm istakab le mark of a repea t winn er. Runntr-up: Antica Roma Trattoria & Bar 303.Hl .0378 , 1308 Pearl St., Bouldtr

Patio seating with a Flatirons view. Open weekdaysfor lunch and dinner. Open Saturdayand Sundayfor dinner only. Favorite Newc omerin the Rockies Go11mzet Magazin e 1996 Best NewRestaurant Dai~)'Camera 1996 ''E.xc ellent" Rating Z4wlT, 1997, 1998, 1999 Awardor Excellence Wi,ie Speclalor, 1999

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Owner Nao Kanda says he ts "very app reciative that after 15 years, even with new rcst.rn rants coming mto to"',i . peo ple sllll choose u~ as one 0 [ 1h,路1r favorites.路 It's easy to sec wh y. The Z909 rolls , with shr imp temp ura on the inside and avocado and salmon on the outs ide, are so d,路hrio u~ and foruf ymg, that, paired wuh sake, th ey insp ire even the meekest 10 br~ve the karaoke nuke on a Saturday mght' Rnnntr -up: Sushi Tora 303 .++4.2280 , 2014 10th St., Boulder

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What could we possibly say about Dmn)'s that hasn't bttn said btl011!? Hunger observes no office hours . Grand Slams, coffee, burgers and fries - "'-hau-.n aims your appetite, cures your munchies or ddars your hangover can be hadfor a deal at after-hours Denny's. And if your imagination is in nttd of a b1c-nigh1 spark.the people watching alone can provide unparalleled SUS1cnan ce. Rnnncr-op: Taco Bdl laalions throughout Boulder C.0Ullty

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303.772.8954 218 CollmanSt., Longmont

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Owners Trip Lindley and Pete and Michelle McLaughlin have been waiting for 1h15cartgory. ·1tsgreat 10 be included . We can compc1e head-10-hcad with Boulder restaurants. and it's nice 10 be mentioned with the txs1: 5a)' S Lindley. The whole experie nce of Tonuga's is surely worth a 15-minulc ride - tasty 6367 Arapahoe Road • Boulder Caribbean food. an his1oric 1910 house . outstanding seafood specials. Throw in some rum punch and by the end of the nigh1 you 'll be singing·~ Jah!lannu-op: ChrlSar's Grlll 6r Pasla House Monday- Fli~ 9:30am • 6~00pm Satu~ 303.651.2772 , 50 Terry St., Lonpaont :':u~,r=_-:-11-. -20_0_0 ------------------=.~ou::':'L':'DE:::l~COU:;;NTY;:;;-:,::0;-:LD:--------------------

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303.449.5273 1043 Pearl St., Boalder Senniee n years on the Pearl Stnet Mall pretty much proves >·ou·re good . Build on tluu v.ith authenu c Mexican food - mcludmg drunl<.en chicken tac0$ - and lovd y rnarg;mtas , aod you're domg really well. But cap 11off v.,th friendly service and a lively room painted a di.sunct red hue , and, well, you ·re a legend m you r cr;,,'n time . -w e·re always flattered when this award comes up : says banender and manage r !\.laceWare. · we love our regulars !" Rnnna-op : Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant 303 .++4.3690 , 1101 Walnut SL, Bouldu

BestNew Restaurant Sunftower Natural nne Dining

303.440.0220,

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Are sun flowers indigenous 10 Bouldn 7 Thl5 ndsccni resuu ran1. co-owned bv thr ee chels . Ali..so n McDonald , ~la!! Snyder and John Pell - fi1s m ,;o well 1; m1gh1 as well have bcr n here forever. "We rf31Jy appre cialC having h.!cn a~cepted and ackn owledged m Boulder Count y so qui ckly: says Pell. The mrnu featu= 100 percent organic grains , produ ce. poult ry, dairy and f15h prepared with culinary flair in a fine-dining selling . RunMr -up: Rhomb a, 303.+42 .7771, 950 Pearl SL

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Int Pizza Nlck•X-Wllly'a WorldFamou Take-R-Bake Plua 303.444.9898 801 Pearl St., Boulder 4800 Buellne Road, Boulder

BestOutdoorDining ChautauquaDining Hall 303.440.3778, 900 Bueline Road, Boulder Although the Cha utauqua Dinin g Hall capita lizes on loca 11 n for evening entertainment • think fiery sunsers over the Flatirons - the exceptional night time sta ff orchestrates the rest, according to Hunt er Lindley, assistant general manager. With a kitchen that sers the tone - think tend er Colorado lamb - a wait staff that serves as harmonious ly as a leitmotif , and wines that keep guesrs hummin g. the outdoor experience at Cha utauqua plays like a summ er so ng. Applause for Bradford Heap. owner for nearl y fou r years! Runners-up (two-way tie) : Mediterranean Restaurant

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303.4+4 .5335 1002 Walnut SI., Boulder

303 .4#.3535 926 Pearl St ., Boulder

"It's so easy 10 do! " says Andy Ravegun . general man ager, in reference 10 Nick-N-Willy's takeand-bake p1ZZ a . And people have been doing 11 easily for 11 years. Co-owners Terry J ones. Keith McQuillen, Mark Burkley and Scoll Black say winning Boulder County Gold "inspires us 10 conunu e to create one pizza. one sandwi ch. one salad at a lime.• With fresh lngredienlS like marinated sundried tomato es and whole basil leaves, they inspir e us to keep eating one pizza , one sandwich. one salad at a time! Runner-up :

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Best Take-OutFood Wok & Roll Teriyald 3O3.M9.8555, 2900 28th St., Boulder

BestSouthwesternRestaurant Zo1oGrill 3O3.M9.04M, 2525 Arapahoe An., loalder o-,-,d Quer. · does ll ag2lll. The com binatio n of gttat servi ce. interesting food and a sooab le umosph= stnk es gold in th e Sou th v,estun ca tegory. -if s an honor to be a fa.o rite year after year." sa"s general mana ger Bren dan ~lc ;l.lanus. And with conte mporaJ")' spins on authen uc reapcs like roasr,d m m and jalape no so up an d tortilla-crusted ahi runa , Zolo is a farn m e for lunch . dinn er and Suodav brunch . ~ -ap: Rio Grandt Maican Restauran t. 303 .+H .3690 . 110 1 Walnnt SL, Boiildtt

Own er Steve Kings opene d the Bould er locatio n of Wok-nRoll in I 996. The kitsch y take on an American ph rase rock -n-ro ll for all you sleepyheads out there - isn't the only cool thing abou t Wok & Roll Tmyak ,. Manag er Pau l Do thinks - the teriyakt clu cken keeps people comin g back.· More men u items . including lots of sus lu choices , keep Boulder County folks fit. fed and rolling . ltunn tt -np: Siam~ Plat e on the Go

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Sanflower Natmal Fine Dining 303,440.0220 1101 Pearl St., Boulder

Siamese Plate

303 .447.9718 1575 Folsom St., Boulder

Th, Lin th.at Sunfl owe r chefs ma ke a uhu lous ,·eg.an tnpl e choc olate r:JOU55e ca~ .,.,th out refmed sugar ts " Onh y of an av.'.afdalone ! At Sunllo.,.er. th ~ · use only org;,.ruc lll~ chm ts And triple-filtered wa ter . J.lldthey new .r coo k 11,11h alu p:unu m pans - c usto mers sa, · the\ ' feel '-ltsne d ,.,th ou1 feeling f~ll." says o-owner Jo hn Pell, attnbuung thts to natural coo king . Though not Mncth· vege.tanan , Sunfl owe r's me nu >S uou nd 40 perr ent ammal -free. .\nd "' hat th~ · do ,.,th that 4V ~rt.r m pleases Boulder Co unty Hgt tanaM 100 pcru m . llunatt-vp : Rwll's World Caisint

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Best Breakfast Lucile's

303.442.4743 2124 14th St., Boulder Mickey Samuels-has been the chef at Lucile's for 17 of its 20-year existence. "Pride goes into every dish," says Cheryl Dixon, general manager, revealing a key secret ingredient. Lucile's, owned by Fletcher Richards, serves traditional Creole cuisine, which results in bang-up breakfasts like eggs sardou, blackened salmon with poached eggs and Pontchartrain, a dish of pan-fried mouniain trout with poached eggs and hollandaise. Add in beignets and coffee, and, magically, you're in New Orleans. Runner-up: Dot's Diner, 303.447.9184 1333 Broadway, Unit 118, Boulder; 2716 28th St., Boulder

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Schmoonng . dnl tlW<lilg, strategL--mg. suill apprtCJation . a.II ~ offiaally rount as good reasons to head twer to Dc,\.m's. -V.'t br.'t pnvate m<'ttlllg rooms and lots of booths .· not rs Dec.a Encksoo..md1canng that [)(,Ian's (owned by ~heh.lei Dolan ) 1w catrttd to the logisoc nttds of business-lune hers \and oot JUStto !MU taste for gnUed halibut ovtr linguine ) for Sl.~ yars

lkst Wint List Runner-up : Trios, 303.442 .8"00, 1155 Canyon Blvd, lloulder lkst Rt:stauranl Service Runner-up : Sunflower Natur•I Fine Dining, 303 .HO .OHO, 1701 Purl St., Boulder

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BestMargarita RJoGrande llulcan Re■taarant 303.444.3890, 1101 Walnut St., Boulder TM PJo Gr3ndr . owned by Pat McGaughran , ha, a ~ere! r<CJp<!or us marg;tnLas. ' Pro ple 1hmk they know It , but they

never gt t IL rig.ht: ,I.urns gtntrA I m.nag er Nick Doyle. He 11,,JIdivulge that 10 help llldkt them spertal , Rto Grnnde marg,mia,, arc made wnh hol.15t-squtezed lime Juice You ,an choo~ from 1hree v.,neues . frozen, on 1he ro,ks or >1nwbcfT)· Nothing blue , no1hmg cutesy. jus1 1he real stuff for 10 ytars llanncr -up : Zolo Grill l03 .#9 .0H-I, 2515 Arapahoe Ave., Bouldtt

Dmy or dry ? Olives, onions, a splash of Cointreau? Al Jax. 1hr possiblliucs for your dream manmi abound . According 10 Jesse Klinker, bar manager, lhdt's wh,11 makes a wmner: ·wr cater 10 1hc 1as1c of the customer. " And they've had plenty .,[ pr•ctice , 100 . pouring for six years a1 1he1r Boulder !ora tion, owned by David Query. Need some1hing 10 wash down all 1ha1,·cnnou th? Pick from a variely of oys1ers on the half shell or a menu o[ seafood dmncrs . Runners-up (two-way tie): Trios The Corntt Har 303 .4-42.11-+00 1155 Canyon Blvd. Boulder

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tbellomten Boalder Even as a · forceful cunwt ID modem mUS1c_- and selling over no.·o million records . Btg Head Todd .and th e ~lo osters is sall constd ered a local !n ·onte . Go1Dg from a garage band ID Boulder 10 the sound s tage at the Holl5C of Blues . BHT &:'.\1co ntinU.llly cranks OU! epte ballads , sncb a5 °8 !11 erswee1• a.nd R& B songs hkt • Ke:nsmgto n lme. • According 10 their websi te. · their soulfu l sound is a "relationship beno.·ttn th e ban d and the audience ( that ) has a1..,,.y5 bttn the center of BHT&~l's hvehbood.. .. • Boulder County fans fed ID tu ne v.ith it , too . lbmna llp: Wauly Woo

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Belt Placeto Takeout-ofTownVlslton Pearl Street Mall, Boalder When vlshors arrive 10 1ake In the beauty of Ooulder County , lake them lo th e place where lhey can enjoy brilliant nowerbeds blooming und er cool shad y trees, wh ere there's a play area for kids and a plac e for adul lS 10 wander. Take them to lhc Pearl S1rcet MAiiln downtown Boulder. "It has a lively ambian ce for shopping . d ining and street cnterllllnmcnt ," says Jan e Jenkins , exec utive dir ec1or of the Downt own Boulder Busmcs Improv ement District. "It's an aulhenli c ren ection of the char.ictc-r of the communit y. One of 1he char.1ctertsti cs lha1 makes down town Boulder so special is the visual rela1ionshlp between lhe Fla1irons and the historic shopping dt.Strlct." Your ou1-of-town guC!otsw,11 long rememb er lheir visit after a stroll along th e Pearl Sirect Mall Runner-up : PlaptafT

BestJJ,rePerformance Boahl•rCreek Fntlnl 303,449,DUCB,. 1834 Walnat St., Boulder from African drums 10 hip -hop, live mu sic always SCIS 1he foo1 1o 1applng. And 1he varie1y of live enterlainment the Boulder Creek Festival offers ts sure 10 please, as evidenced by our read ers' vot es. Th e band shell is only one of lhe man y venues lo see live performances during lhe festivities. Musicians and perform ers are scattered throug houl 1he festival 10 ensure everyone enjoys lhe ent ertainm ent , unde r 1he sun , along BoulderCreek.

Runnerup: Colondo Shakespeare, Festival 303.+91.0554 , Campos Box 277 , University of Colorado , Bouldu

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LOTS OF Oompah" GREAT FOOD ~ FUN 216 East Main, Lyons • 303-823-5000 German Gcunitlichkclt & Ho spitality Great New Banq uet Facility • Bavarian Music Weekends Serving Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Closed Tuesday & Wedne sday

Loud techno mus ic spills Crom the doorwa y and into the crowd of young and hip who line up outside the door waiting 10 ente r the best dan ce club in Boulder County. Dressed for dancing and drawn by th e thumping drums and fl.ashing lights, they move into the dark club- like atm osphere to move and sway to the music . Whether grooving to the sou nds or underground or house music, all the world's a stage when hump ing and grinding on Soma's danc e floor. Runner-up:

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Boalder How do you measure the merits of a spons bar ? Is it a place where the beer is cheap , the floor is sticky and the food is somewhat edible? Not according 10 our readers, who voted the Lazy Dog Spons Grill as the best in Boulder County. "We're a spons bar. bu t we have much better food . We call it gou rmet spons and gourmet food." explains general manager Tim Shaughness y. "But we·re the best place 10 watch games because of the size of our screens." No maue r what your iaste in spons bars , you can·1 argue the appeal of I 8 TVs, two of which have I 0fool screens. Runner-Up At Home

Best Placeto Hike Chautauqua Park Whether you are barreling up the trail , throwing a Frisbee or just catching a few rays, Chauta uqua Park is tops for ou tdoor exposur e. Runner-Up Monn! Sanltas

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lust Date ChaatauqaaParle For the date that rates, locals like Chauta uqua for that first tete-a-tete. The scenerJ 's incndtble, the arr's fresh. and you can feed the squiruls. thus estab lishing that you are Kmd to Animals. For the finest of first impressions , meet at Chau tauqua . Runner-up : Pearl Sttttt Mall

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TheFoandry 303.M7,1803 1109 Walnut St., Boulder

Estes Park Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, is our top choice for a great weekend away. Ride a horse , practice your pu tts or check out the dk acnon , all agaU1Stthe dramatic backdro p of the Rockies. Or skip that stuff. and cozy in by the fireplace with Tom Clancy. Whatever you choose, you ·n come back feeling like you had a "real" vacation - and Monday won't seem half as bad. Runner-up : Gold Lake Resort

Shoot some pool, sip a cocktail , smoke a cigar, mW your future spouse ... do it all at The Foundry, Boulder County 's favorite night club . ·We've got a nice mixture," agrees manager Man Byrne. "Plus live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.· And if it takes all night to meet that specialsomeone. don "t worry . The Foundry also offersa coffee shop every morning at 7:30. RllDDerop: Whole Foods, 303.545.6611, 2301 30th St., Boulder

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Ralphie the Buffalo Okay, what do these two · persona liues · ha\'e in common ? They're both real go-getters. They kn ow how to motwate others 10 succeed. And they're both very popular on campus. Beyond tha t. we're not going to speculate . We congratula te you both as impressive representatives of the l.iniversity of Colorado' Runna-up : Cal Bany

BestPlace to Get Married nagstall 11oanta1n Flagstaff Mountain was the lan ds lide winner for matrim ony. The peaks , the birds-eye view of Boulder , the clear blue sk v ... how cou ld you poss ibly start you r married life any better 1 For beuer or worse . sunn y or cloud y. Bould er Counry likes to have their weddings in the grea t out doors . Runner-Up : Chautauqua Park

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Fido aficianados like 10 loosen the leash at Chautauqua Park , where you will find miles and miles of ope n space and hiking trails . We presum e that our canine fnends like it . too. With all the good stuff to smell and the excitement of meeting other dogs , it can add up to a real pupp y party. So. grab the leash and htt the trail. Oh , and don't forget that poopcr scoo per.

Gold Systems, Inc. of Boulder, a maker of voice recognition systems, takes top honors for 2000. We congra rulate them , and ask. ..are you guys hiring ? Runners-up (two-way tie): Unlvtnity of Colorado; Sunflowa-

Best LocalPolitician Mark Udall Daily Camera readers have elected Mark l.idall, U.S. House of . Representati ves . as their fuvoritc poliucian . That's reassuri ng mbut e man election year, we think . Runna-up: · Will Toor, Bouldu Oty Council S8

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