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Even Spartans Use Cannabis

January 23rd, 2021

This weekend I will be joining the MJFITNUT Team in taking on my first Spartan obstacle course! My training for this 3-5 mile race, with 15-20 obstacles, has included cannabis, and I will be consuming cannabis on race day. My teammates for this race are also cannabis users. Joining me is my husband Antonio, and Marie Peel, who is a co-owner of Denver’s 420 friendly transportation service, High End Transportation. Peel is an excellent example of a Spartan who uses cannabis. She is a U.S. Navy Veteran who has completed several Spartan Races. She’s even completed the famed Trifecta. Joining the... Read More

Top Dog Friendly Breweries in Boulder

January 22nd, 2021

Looking to grab a quick drink but don’t want to leave the pup at home? Check out one of these dog friendly breweries in Boulder this weekend!   Boulder Beer Company – 2880 Wilderness Pl.   Wild Woods Brewery – 5460 Conestoga Ct.   Upslope Brewing Company – 1898 S Flatiron Ct. Unit 20   Stein Brewing – 2516 49th   Asher Brewing Company – 4699 Nautilus Ct.   Grab a leash, a couple treats, and your 4 legged best friend and enjoy a nice cold one in the best city on earth!    Read More

Top 5 Vegan Cannabis Edibles

January 20th, 2021

The demand is growing rapidly for vegan products around the world. These products are in high demand among consumers because of their cruelty free ingredients, eco-friendly production methods, and overall health and wellness properties. With this growing demand, industries all over the world are adding vegan options, including cannabis companies. Their product lines are expanding, and vegan options are more available across the market. Below are some of my favorite vegan cannabis edibles found in Colorado. 1.Wana If you Wana Enhance Your Life, Wana has several options to choose from. They have... Read More

Top 5 Activities to Combine with Cannabis

January 19th, 2021

Despite the stereotype about cannabis making people lazy, cannabis pairs perfectly with several activities. Physical activity naturally stimulates the ECS by producing its own endogenous cannabinoid, anandamide. Anandamide is known for causing the euphoric sensation after exercise, often referred to as the runner’s high. Consuming cannabis can then compliment physical activity by supplying your ECS with exogenous cannabinoids, like THC and CBD. Here are five of the top activities to combine with cannabis. 1. Hiking Hiking and cannabis have long been a favorite for many. Since cannabis hasn’t... Read More

Rabbit Mountain Hike

January 18th, 2021

  Rabbit Mountain is large wide-open park just north of Longmont and south of Lyons off of Hwy 66. The park boasts a total trail miles of 6.1 and is open to hikers, leashed dogs, equestrians, and bicyclists. I recommend heading for the Eagle Wind Loop Trail, 2.5 mile loop. After you head up the trail from the parking lot, you’ll reach the service road and then begin the Eagle Wind trail. It is not a super steep incline at any point but there is an incline. The trail winds through open meadow to mountain brush and ponderosa pines giving multiple views to the western mountains and then... Read More

Top 3 Dog Friendly Hikes in Boulder

January 15th, 2021

Boulderites love our dogs! Good news is you don’t have to leave your pup behind on your next adventure!! Just remember, Boulder County requires that dogs have a ‘voice and sight’ control tag to go off-leash.   Here is our list of the top 3 dog-friendly hikes in Colorado:   Royal Arch Trail – This moderate 3 mile out-and-back trail will provide you with good views and a nice incline to wear out your dog! Expect crowds during peak times though.   First and Second Flatirons Loop – This loop is a fantastic choice, as it is under 3 miles, provides nearly 1500 ft of vertical... Read More

7 Famous Professional Athletes From Colorado

January 12th, 2021

Matt Hasselbeck – NFL Quarterback born in Boulder Chauncey Billups – Nuggets Point Guard born in Denver Jack Dempsey – Boxing legend born in Manassa Roy Halladay – Cy Young winning  MLB pitcher born in Denver Amy Van Dyken – 6 time Olympic gold medalist born in Englewood Rich ‘Goose’ Goosage – Hall of Fame Pitcher born in Colorado Springs Buddy Lazier – Indianapolis 500 winner born in Vail  Read More

How To Use Your Holiday To Start The Right Sleep Schedule

December 5th, 2020

If you’re struggling to sleep better, chances are what you really need is to hit the reset button on your sleep schedule. It can be really easy to mess your sleep schedule up, whether that’s by staying up later than usual to try and get that extra bit of work done, or you’re sleeping in during your weekends. There’s really no better time to get started on a sleep schedule that’s healthy and adds to your wellbeing than your time off. Being on holiday gives you free license when it comes to experimenting with the number of hours you need to sleep each night. From finding the best bed you... Read More

Boulder County Town Named Second Richest in the State

November 28th, 2020

Superior, a town in Boulder County, has been named the second richest City in Colorado, following only The City of Cherry Hills Village. According to HomeSnacks.net, Superors median income is a stunning $126,430/year with a population of just over 13k. For comparison, the City of Boulder had a medium income of $66,117, which was ranked 57 on HomeSnacks list of Colorado cities.  Read More

How to add Hemp to Your Thanksgiving

November 26th, 2020

We all know the classic casseroles, stuffings, and desserts, but have you considered adding hemp foods to your menu? For some, hemp foods can be new to cook with, and there isn’t a lot of direction for how to add hemp to your Thanksgiving, until now! Hemp foods are gaining popularity, and becoming much easier to find in stores. Hempsgiving was recently held in Denver, where every item on the menu featured some sort of hemp. The event was such a success, it was picked up by Denver Westword, and the pumpkin cranberry cupcakes with maple cinnamon hemp sprinkles were even featured on LiveKindly!... Read More

Boulder Native Makes History – Becomes First Women to Complete El Capitan Golden Gate Route in Under 24 Hours

November 10th, 2020

Emily Harrington, a Boulder native and professional climber has broken a record by becoming the first woman to free climb El Capitan’s Golden Gate route in under 24 hours. Additionally, is the only the 4th woman to complete any route in under a day. In 21 hours and 13 seconds, Emily made history and achieved a dream — on her fourth attempt to climb the 3,200 feet monster. See more coverage on 9 News.  Read More

Wildfire Update in Boulder County and Across Colorado

November 6th, 2020

Cameron Peak Fire: 92% East Troublesome Fire: 37% Williams Fork Fire: 76%  Read More

Tips to Get Fast Relief from Anxiety

November 6th, 2020

We all suffer from a stressful life, which is why most people run towards anxiety in normal life. Most people consider it as a byproduct of your routine life in the chaotic world. Excessive anxiety can disturb our health and wellness. Little anxiety is not dangerous because it makes you aware and active in danger. It motivates you to stay prepared and organized, which will help you to calculate the life risks. For businessman’s anxiety becomes the struggle of everyone. Due to this issue, most people smoke to overcome their anxiety levels.  Several researchers claim that the use of the CBD... Read More

An Early Christmas Miracle? Snow Brings Critical Relief to Wildfires Across Boulder County and the Rest of Colorado

October 26th, 2020

As the record breaking wildfire season rages on, the fires across Colorado we met with up to 12″ of snow over the last 24 hours. Firefighters have said that this snow has helped slow the fires in the ‘short term,’ however there are still signs of life in the fire and the work isn’t done yet.  Read More

Boulder on Fire Update: Fire in and around Boulder – Including Estes Park – Leading to Evacuation of Thousands

October 23rd, 2020

With yet another fire exploding in Colorado, Estes Park and Grand Lake are in danger – with thousands being evacuated. The Calwood fire is now at 55% containment For those looking at how to help, please visit the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website to donate or volunteer. See the current list of road closures HERE If you find stray pets, please take them to the Boulder Valley Humane Society (2323 55th Street) or the Longmont Humane Society (9595 Nelson Road in Longmont). For those impacted by the wildfires that need  Read More

Denver7 Gives Launches Fundraising Campaign for Colorado Wildfire Victims

October 20th, 2020

As the record setting wildfire season drags out, Denver7 Gives has launched a fundraising campaign to help support the victims of the fires across Colorado. Learn more and donate HERE!  Read More

Update: Boulder On Fire! Everything you Need to Know Regarding the Spread of the Devastating Wildfires

October 20th, 2020

Boulder County is currently struggling with its largest wildfire on record, and another has just lit. Current evacuations stretch from Highway 36 to east of Highway 72. Currently, 26 structures have burned, although estimates are that number is much higher – and growing. For those looking at how to help, please visit the Boulder Office of Emergency Management website to donate or volunteer. See the current list of road closures HERE If you find stray pets, please take them to the Boulder Valley Humane Society (2323 55th Street) or the Longmont Humane Society (9595 Nelson Road in Longmont). For... Read More

Record Breaking Animal Evacuations in Boulder County as Fires Continue to Spread

October 19th, 2020

As the Calwood Fire approached 9000 Acres burned, more and more fallout can be seen, including among the livestock taking refuge at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. What is being called the ‘Largest Animal Evacuation in Boulder’s History,’ more than 500 animals, including pigs, horses, sheep and goats are taking refuge at the fairgrounds as their previous homes burn. Even more heartbreaking, the fairgrounds didn’t have the capacity for the amount of animal refugees looking for a place to shelter, and had to be turned away.  Read More

Watch: 6 Minutes of Horror as Mountain Lion Stalks Jogger!

October 13th, 2020

Mountain Lion activity has been on the rise this season across Colorado – and it seems to be in Utah as well. A young man on a jog ran up on 2 cubs, and as you can see in the video – their mother was not happy. Watch the 6 terrifying minutes of the encounter HERE.  Read More

RARE SIGHT CAUGHT ON VIDEO – Mountain Lion Captured Swimming Across Reservoir in Colorado

October 7th, 2020

In an rare and amazing video posted by Colorado Parks and Wildlife – Durango, a mountain lion can be seen swimming across McPhee Reservoir! Check out the video HERE!  Read More