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6 Things That Make CU Alumni Nostalgic

November 25th, 2020

It’s true, college can be the best time of your life. You’re living in the middle of a cultural hub and surrounded by people who know how to have a good time and hate CSU. When it’s all over, here are the things that alumni miss the most: Tailgating. Among the things that CU is good at, winning football games isn’t necessarily up there, but tailgating certainly is. Football games are an all-day event so by 8:30am on Saturday morning, the Hill is popping with music, mimosas, and people getting ready to grill. If you ask around, a lot of students don’t even have tickets to the actual game... Read More

Sawhill Ponds Trailhead, Boulder

November 24th, 2020

Sawhill Ponds is another beautiful park in the plains in Boulder. For some Gunbarrel residents the park is in walking distance and provides beautiful landscape views, ponds for fishing, and wide hiking trails. The City of Boulder manages the park, which means Green tags for dogs are applicable here. The trails connect to Walden Ponds’ trails, which is right next door.   Learn more about the park here. Have fun out there!  Read More

How to Breakup with Your Couch, or The Science of Motivation

November 23rd, 2020

What is it that makes it so challenging to peel oneself off the couch and workout? Who are these crazies who jump out of bed at 5 a.m. and run in the cold, crepuscular morning hours? Or who get in a power hike after work when the rest of us want nothing more than to go home and veg. What powers these people, and how do we bottle it? It seems like it should be enough to merely want to exercise—to want to look better; to want a more toned body; to want to control high blood pressure or diabetes; to want to be healthier. But, as anyone who has chosen the couch over the treadmill can attest, wanting... Read More

Girl Power!!! The History of Women in Boulder

November 23rd, 2020

In a recent study in Boulder, it was found that the city is leading the nation on gender equity. Currently, the national average for women’s wages are 84% of what men make. In Boulder the average is 88%. Boulder is obviously a special city, leading the nation in multiple avenues from preventative measures for climate change to progressive gender equality. This got me thinking about famous women in Boulder and the steps they have taken to catalyze change in their city and nation. If you were lucky enough to visit the Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder exhibit last year at the Art Museum at... Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home as a Vacation Rental in Colorado

November 23rd, 2020

Buying a house you intend to rent out is very different than buying one you plan to live in. This is especially the case if you’re planning on making it a vacation rental. You are not buying for yourself, so all the usual criteria you would use to judge a home no longer stand. So, how do you know you are investing in a property people will want to spend their vacations in? Research Local Tourism  Look for areas that are popular hubs for vacation rentals and tourists due to their wealth of attractions and activities–perhaps a property near the Denver Zoo or a cabin home close to Flagstaff.... Read More

Hiking with Dogs in Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

November 21st, 2020

It’s time to start getting back out on the trails. What better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more.   But, before heading into the great outdoors with your pooch, don’t forget to bring a leash and some doggie bags. While the Open Spaces and Mountain Parks welcome dogs, it is your responsibility... Read More

The 5 Most Affordable Homes For Sale in Boulder Today

November 20th, 2020

The Top 5 Most Affordable Homes for sale in Boulder according to Realtor.com: 601 Main St, Boulder, CO, 80302 – $415,000 3682 Fourmile Canyon Dr, Boulder, CO, 80302 – $465,000 4463 Driftwood Pl, Boulder, CO, 80301 –  $469,900 4866 Brandon Creek Dr, Boulder, CO, 80301 – $500,000 4896 Brandon Creek Dr, Boulder, CO, 80301 – 549,000  Read More

Where was Boulder’s Dushanbe Teahouse Made?

November 19th, 2020

One of the most common pieces of advice a Boulderite will give to a new resident is “Go check out the Dushanbe Teahouse,” but what’s so special about a teahouse? Well, ours was handcrafted in Tajikistan during the Cold War, and kindly shipped by our sister city of Dushanbe. The rebuilding of the teahouse in Boulder was an awesome accomplishment which nearly did not happen. The idea of a sister city or twin town developed from the Cold War following WWII. The point was to form legal and social bonds between disparate cultures, and even promote relationships between former enemies.... Read More

Settler’s Park in Boulder

November 15th, 2020

Settler’s Park is a pretty area with an array of short trails. With red rocks, springing up from the same formation that caused the well known music doused Red Rocks in Morrison, CO- the Fountain Formation- Settler’s park is alive with geology, ecology, and history. As City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks says on their website: “Settlers’ Park got its name because it was thought to be the location of the first permanent camp of American settlers in the Boulder area.” That was back in 1858, when the area was still just being explored. You can find more information... Read More

Boulder’s Best Kept Secret: Hessie Trailhead

November 11th, 2020

So it is indeed getting chillier… but SO WHAT. You are a devout outdoorsman or outdoorswoman and nothing less than apocalyptic plague of locust would stop you from racing up mountains, rambling through rivers, or taking Zibeon, your falcon, out for a jaunt. A great place to start is   at the Hessie Trailhead, which leads into the Indian Peaks Wilderness, no matter your level of outdoorsy-ness. I list several hike options below ranging from easy to difficult. Easy Hikes First Waterfalls on Middle Boulder Creek: A very short hike from the actual trailhead, and just over 0.6 mile from parking... Read More

Fit Your Dog to your Lifestyle

November 6th, 2020

Getting the opportunity to visit your local shelter in search of a new dog is a joyous event that brightens the lives of not only the humans who get to bring home a new friend, but also the pups who get to settle into loving forever homes. Forever homes are the ideal for any shelter, of course, but there are a lot of factors that go into that decision, and each and every person adopting a new pet should take seriously and pause to consider. There are many tests and quizzes online from places like the American Kennel Society and Animal Planet that are great for narrowing down your choices and comparing... Read More

5 Ways to Live Greener

November 5th, 2020

I love the outdoors. The purity and sanctity of nature is something many of us take for granted, and nothing is more disappointing than seeing trash on the bank of a mountain stream or finding plastic in the underbrush of a backcountry trail. Our planet is in danger, and it’s up to us to do our part and make a difference in protecting it so future generations can enjoy the beauty of untouched nature the way we have been able to. But how to even begin? The internet is flush with examples of people who live a zero-waste lifestyle, who started recycling companies at age 7, who invented tools to... Read More

The Best Place in Boulder to Watch the Sun Set

November 4th, 2020

Like a classic “look-out point” Legion Park sits on a hill peering over Boulder, the Valmont Reservoir, and the foothills leading up to the Continental Divide. You can count on most every nice sunny day (which happens a lot in Boulder) that the parking lot at Legion Park, managed by Boulder County, will be almost full of cars. The park can be found right on Arapahoe, between 65th and 75th streets. Park patrons can stay seated in their cars, just like an old drive-in theater, to watch the sun set over our little mountain town.  Or if you like you can explore down the trail. Right now... Read More

Coot Lake: Your Favorite New Place for an Afternoon Walk

November 3rd, 2020

Colorado has a lot of mountains, and sometimes you may want something a bit more relaxing than scaling the flatirons. That’s what Coot Lake is for. It’s a flat lake area that houses coots, mallards, and lots of other ducks. A lot of the lake actually acts as a wildlife preserve for wetland species, so expect to see a fair amount of ducks and birds. You may even see a Northern Harrier, which is the most threatened nesting bird species in Boulder County. It’s also a very popular gathering place for dog walkers and runners, who can be seen pacing the trails in the area. Although,... Read More

Conspiracy Theory

November 2nd, 2020

The Los Angeles Dodgers were only six outs away from their first World Series Championship since 1988 when the defense hit the field.  With just a 2-1 lead, every pitch would be crucial, every ground ball paramount.  Mookie Betts jogged out to right field, Corey Seager slowly walked to short, but Dodger third baseman Justin Turner…was nowhere to be seen. By now most know the story as reported.  Major League Baseball would inform the Dodgers in the second inning that Justin Turner had tested positive for COVID-19, and a rapid-test was being done to confirm those results.  Two hours later,... Read More

Cheba Hut: The Munchie Cure

November 1st, 2020

If you’ve been on college hill in Boulder, you’ve probably seen the sign that reads:  Cheba Hut “Toasted Subs”.   You don’t have to be a college student to delight in this fresh approach to made to-0rder sandwiches “where the only thing fried is the occasional customer.”  With shops in Colorado, Arizona, California Oregon, New Mexico and Wisconsin, Cheba Hut embraces the local communities in which they serve. Weed-themed Sandwiches:  You’ll have fun just reading the Cheba Hut menu filled with references to the canna-verse vernacular.  Each sandwich... Read More

Dog of the Day!

October 31st, 2020

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Boulder’s Terrifying Mascot from the 1980s!

October 31st, 2020

Meet “Buddy Boulder,” the mascot proving that even the gleaming citizens of Boulder sometimes make bad decisions. Or eerie ones at the very least. How was this grinning stone created? Well, in 1984 the Boulder Hotel and Motel Association had a “Mascot Mania” event whereby people were allowed to submit mascot ideas for the city of Boulder. The winners received cash prizes. You would think money would be incentive to create something inviting and recognizable. Sure, Buddy has the Flatirons on his head, but we just can’t stop looking at his cold, shifty, doll eyes. The... Read More

A Brief History of the Beer Boot

October 28th, 2020

Drinking beer is not the only thing I do, so the other day, I decided to go on a lovely jaunt through downtown Boulder. Where was I walking, do you ask? To the Bohemian Biergarten, of course! I was on a quest to discover the history behind the beloved beer boot, or Das Boot, as many of us fondly refer to it. I arrived at my destination, but to my disappointment, their Bavarian chef, Martin König, was away, and my question could not be answered. I actually think my curiosity may have sparked the same questioning surrounding Das Boot in others. Anyways, I am not the most patient person, so instead... Read More

5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

October 27th, 2020

Josephine Antoine This fair Boulderite was beloved for her incredible rise to fame as a Metropolitan Opera star. After completing her education in Boulder, Antoine went on to earn a Master’s at the Julliard School of Music in NYC. Before her first national appearance, she received a telegram from the mayor of Boulder reading: “Every citizen sends you love and good wishes for your performance tomorrow.” She was a success, and sang the lead in 14 Metropolitan Opera productions. Her singing was featured on national radio stations, and she returned to Boulder to perform at the Colorado... Read More