I (foolishly) let a plant with thorns and sharp leaves get rather large next to my house. Now I'm finding it tough to tear it all out because it's so well established. Can anybody help me identify the plant so I can try to figure out if I'm killing enough of it so that it won't come back? I live in Colorado. A picture of the plant is here
and a close up of the yellow flowers/leaves is here
. [more inside]
posted by warble
on May 13, 2013 -
My fella and I will be in Estes Park and Golden, Colorado for the week of May 26th-June 1st. We planned on doing a lot of hiking. We've had our fingers crossed for good weather, but it's starting to look like we may have to have some backup plans. Help! [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex
on May 13, 2013 -
What are nice places to go out for dinner in or around Lafayette, Colorado? (Going as far as Boulder would be fine, too, if you have recommendations.) Looking to spend about $100 for a couple, maybe more if it is worth the added expense. No real limitations, diet-wise, but they like vegetarian or fish with good beer.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Apr 10, 2013 -
My girlfriend and I are visiting Denver in mid-June for five days, primarily to see Devotchka to play at Red Rocks - but we're keen to do a bit of sightseeing as well. Our current plan is to go straight from DIA to Estes Park via shuttle bus, stay there for a couple of days, do some hikes, etc, then (somehow?!) get to Downtown Denver. We'd drop our bags there, get a taxi (or similar) to Red Rocks and back for the concert, and then head to DIA. Hiring a car isn't an option... does this sound sane? [more inside]
posted by adrianhon
on Apr 9, 2013 -
Last-minute trip to Denver starting March 6. I'll have wed-fri and then monday for me-time in the city and I plan to do my usual routine whenever in a new city: investigate it as a possible future home. [more inside]
posted by myriad gantry
on Feb 26, 2013 -
3 coworkers want to plan a 4-5 day ski trip, probably to Colorado, in mid-to-late March. Convenience is key (we want to spend more time skiing and less time traveling), budget is roughly $1,000-$2,000 (including airfare, transit, lodging, ski/board+boot rentals, and lift tickets). Where do we go? [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao
on Feb 21, 2013 -
My boyfriend is taking me on my first ski trip to Beaver Creek, Colorado. This is my first time both skiing and seeing the Rockies. Besides skiing and relaxing sore muscles in a hot tub afterward, what else is a must see or must do in this area? Thanks!
posted by gardenbex
on Feb 21, 2013 -
I got lost on the internet and found a small business selling great-looking US map prints for under $30. I think they were CO-based, but I've lost the website! [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Jan 26, 2013 -
I've got a potential, medical malpractice law suit regarding a now deceased sibling who lived in Breckenridge, CO, but need to find a solid lawyer from where I reside in Portland, OR. Any suggestions?
posted by tangyraspberry
on Jan 8, 2013 -
First timers to Colorado, I am excited. Flying in to Denver on Wednesday morning, staying until Sunday morning, renting a car.
Thats 4 whole days.
Please suggest places at this time of the year.
Looking for scenic drive, outdoor tour etc
Is driving from Denver to Aspen, to Boulder feasible?
How about a road trip to Grand Canyon?
Don't want to be out in Cold so much due to old age at the same time would like see the scenic places accessible and safe this time of the year.
Appreciate your help.
posted by daveg02
on Nov 19, 2012 -
I was registered to vote in Weld county in 2008. Earlier this month I moved a few miles away to a town that happens to be in Weld county (Firestone, Co to Frederick, Co). Can I still vote in the 2012 election? Do I need to change any information before I vote?
posted by snow_mac
on Oct 17, 2012 -
Should I ditch my car for the winter while working in Snowmass Village? [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Oct 16, 2012 -
I'm going to be bartending in Snowmass for at least the winter. Aside from already being acclimated, what do I need to know about living and working Snowmass and Colorado in general having only lived as an adult in Oregon and Arizona. [more inside]
posted by efalk
on Sep 18, 2012 -
Stuck in Denver, driving across the country. My car (2001 Hyundai Elantra) decided that death was preferable to Oregon. Help! Chain mechanic has no idea what's up. If you live in Denver and have ever used a Hyundai dealership or know a good shop that works on them, help! [more inside]
posted by circle_b
on Jun 10, 2012 -
Summer Vacation Filter: Pagosa Springs Edition! BF and I will be staying in Pagosa Springs during the first full week of June and have never been to the area before. Any tips or recommendations for activities to make our trip great? [more inside]
posted by PaulaSchultz
on May 23, 2012 -
Denver, CO: I am flying in to Denver tomorrow and have a small window of time during which I need to get a haircut. Where can I get my haircut tomorrow afternoon, downtown in the central business district? [more inside]
posted by gursky
on May 17, 2012 -
DivorceFilter Colorado: I have been told that there are guidelines for introducing children of a previous marriage to your a new romantic interest. [more inside]
posted by TauLepton
on Mar 11, 2012 -
I asked a question awhile back about relocating to Denver. Mr. Anonnymoose and I just booked our reconnaissance trip for this weekend! Looking for current suggestions for a two-day itinerary. [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose
on Feb 28, 2012 -
So I'll be turning 21 in a few weeks. And I've decided to actually celebrate, so I'm going to Denver with my brother. But now I'm stressing out about what to do and where to go. That's where you come in. [more inside]
posted by trogdole
on Feb 10, 2012 -
Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi
on Jan 26, 2012 -
I recently moved from California to Colorado, then acquired a new car. Meanwhile, my California registration on the old car expired. I want to sell the old car in Colorado, but it has no current registration and was never registered in this state. How can I take people on test drives? Just risk it? Is signing over the California title sufficient, then it's their job to get the car registered?
Headache city, any advice is much appreciated.
posted by rzperllian
on Jan 15, 2012 -
Free plane ticket to Colorado during the last week of January. Will be visiting friends in Breckenridge for a few days but have the rest wide open. Any suggestions for where to go and what to do? Also, is an SUV necessary in winter? [more inside]
posted by slowtree
on Dec 30, 2011 -
Can you help me Metafilter? The Bureau of Land Management in Colorado is trying to lease 30,000 acres of farmland and wilderness for fracking, including land completely surrounding the farm I live on! [more inside]
posted by ambulance blues
on Dec 19, 2011 -
What is the best and cheapest way to get from Denver International Airport to Red Rocks Community College? [more inside]
posted by atmu
on Nov 23, 2011 -
I'm posting this as anonymous as I have some friends and family who read this site, and they don't know we're this serious yet.
My girlfriend and I are talking about getting married this summer if we can afford it and afford living together. We're looking at possibly Saint Malo off of Highway 7, Panorama Point or doing something in Rocky Mountain National Park. We're leaning more towards a summer wedding outdoors, June or July. Saint Malo is great, but expensive for what we want ($1000 for a few hours). Panorama Point in Golden Gate State park is more feasible. We're both really practical so we want our friends and family there but not at significant cost or debt.
Other then Rocky Mountain National Park or Golden Gate State park, what are some good locations in Colorado for an outdoor wedding?
In terms of cost, food for < 30 guests, location, photographer etc... what should we plan to spend? We're talking about doing it on a weekday.
posted by anonymous
on Oct 31, 2011 -
2 days in Denver metro area in November and looking for a day trip (and a place outside of Denver to stay the night) - what to do? [more inside]
posted by waylaid
on Oct 14, 2011 -
Travelfiler: Colorado Vacation helper: Me and several buds are looking for a cabin to rent next summer on the lower Gunnison river. Looking for suggestions/tips... [more inside]
posted by wmeredith
on Sep 19, 2011 -
My friends and I are toying with the idea of working at a ski resort in Colorado this winter. Give me your recommendations and advice! [more inside]
posted by la_rousse
on Aug 13, 2011 -
I have just accepted an offer to teach in a small town near Steamboat Springs, which is across the country from where I have lived/worked mostly all my life. It's a huge step for me (I'm nearly 40), and I am okay with the newness of starting over, etc. I am a bit nervous about the learning curve, but I think the people will be gracious and helpful, so that's not something that causes me to lose sleep.
What I've worked on almost day and night since taking the job offer (teaching) is a budget. It's an enormous pay cut for me (approximately $15,000), and I'm concerned about being able to cover costs. I'm more of a saver than spender, and I've always probably saved more than the average person. I know that teachers live there and survive (and maybe even thrive!) on the salary. I think I'll be okay as I get my bearings, but for now I would be so grateful to anyone who can share their thoughts about budgeting in Steamboat Springs, cost of living, anything at all.
posted by lucy40
on Aug 11, 2011 -
Denver filter: Please give me the scoop what to do in the Denver/Boulder, Colorado area. I'm a nature/are/salsa dancing/live music lover. Any ideas and suggestions? [more inside]
posted by dmbfan93
on Aug 4, 2011 -
What's the most inexpensive way to have a bike in Crested Butte for one month this summer? [more inside]
posted by ReeMonster
on Jun 15, 2011 -
I'm being hired as a sub-contractor by a medical services company who provides technicians for a specific task in surgeries. The employer created a new agreement which I have to sign. But it's complicated by multi-states issues. Need legal review of agreement? Methinks yes. [more inside]
posted by middleport
on Jun 1, 2011 -
[Colorado-filter] I awhile ago I asked this question.
I'm now driving around Western Colorado, seeing if we can find where this was originally filmed. Anyone have any ideas where it might be? [more inside]
posted by TheRoach
on Mar 31, 2011 -
Starting a new traveling sales job. At what hotel chain should I throw all my business to? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 7, 2011 -
I'm looking to start a small vegetable garden this year. I'm in Westminster, CO. I have no experience with gardening. Where do I start? and when
do I start?
posted by boo_radley
on Jan 31, 2011 -
Looking for road trip suggestions for the end of Februrary! Looking to drive up to ~15 hours from DFW for the perfect destination. Could possibly be a relocation prospect in the future. Difficulty: SNOW, mountains, Colorado? [more inside]
posted by phox
on Jan 21, 2011 -
So we're heading out to Denver for the holidays, and as middling East Coast hikers, are super excited to get in to some real mountains. Can you tell me more about the how, where, and what of the snowshoe? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing
on Dec 20, 2010 -
My partner and I are getting married next summer, and are searching for a place for the ceremony and reception. We want this to be near Denver, but to at least feel like it's in (or near) a forest. [more inside]
posted by McBearclaw
on Sep 3, 2010 -