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Boulder’s Best Kept Secret: Hessie Trailhead

August 12th, 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

Boulder’s Terrifying Mascot from the 1980s!

August 12th, 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

Dog of the Day!

August 11th, 2020

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Content Cakewalk: Ridiculously Simple Content Marketing in Boulder, CO

August 11th, 2020

Boulder is a mecca for smart people with good ideas. Take Becky Degrossa, CEO and Founder of Content Cakewalk, a content marketing startup in Boulder, CO. After spending 20 years at IBM and then switching gears to therapy, Degrossa created her own company, CouncelingWise, a therapy content generator, or phase one of her marketing empire. Degrossa is one of those exceptional Boulderites with the talent and ambition to let their passions lead their career. Content Cakewalk is the latest stop on that journey. Content Cakewalk is more customer-oriented than your typical marketing firm. For one, the... Read More

Grow Your Career: 3 Cannabis Friendly Career Search Engines

August 11th, 2020

Let’s face it.  In 2020, searching for a good job (in an industry that you’re interested in and that pays the bills) is almost as lonely and desperate as looking for love on Tinder!  While networking, building your skills, and having the knowledge/skills needed are always important aspects when searching for the right job, it’s also important to be looking in the right areas for the best opportunities.   In the digital age, most opportunities are buried in an overload of online sites and career search engines.  Sites like LinkedIn, Craigslist, Monster.com, and Glassdoor are great when... Read More

Stoner Product Endorsements

August 11th, 2020

This post I’d like to take some time to highlight a few products currently available on the recreational market that I personally endorse and use. With the amount of products ready for purchase out in this relatively new market, often it is hard to distinguish which products are worth the asking price, particularly when it comes to things like vaporizers and hash oil pens. In this blog I will do my best to provide a relatively unbiased account of products that I both love and despise, and the reasons why. So lets dive right in. (Photo: Volcano non-portable Vape) 1) Vaporizers Non-portable Being... Read More

Dog of the Day!

August 10th, 2020

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Cheba Hut: The Munchie Cure

August 10th, 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!

August 9th, 2020

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Dog of the Day!

August 8th, 2020

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Dog of the Day!

August 7th, 2020

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3 Inspired, Innovative, Boulder-Based Inventions

August 7th, 2020

Maybe you already know that the comfortable (and allegedly edible) innovation; the Crocs shoe, was created in Boulder County. Today we’re checking out some less explosive, but equally clever, Boulder-based inventions. This is one smart city, and the products created here prove it! Nimbus Cloud Dome The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a deceptively simple invention created by Boulder resident Cindy Litchfield. As a jewelry maker, she struggled to create close-up, glare-free photos of her products. No one had addressed the problem before, so she took on the challenge. The result was the Nimbus Cloud... Read More

Dog of the Day!

August 6th, 2020

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5280’s Helpful Coffee Guide

August 6th, 2020

The Denver magazine 5280 is highlighting the city’s ever-growing craft coffee culture in its latest issue. In addition to local cafe recommendations, the cover story also includes at-home brewing instructions and two glossary of terms for words you’re likely to find either on a bag of beans or on a coffeeshop menu. Not to self-promote conceitedly, but the magazine spread reads like a handy summary of my past posts here on this blog.  5280‘s list of recommendations ​is definitely worth ​reading, especially if you’re looking for a new spot to enjoy a cup of joe.... Read More

Dog of the Day!

August 5th, 2020

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6 Things That Make CU Alumni Nostalgic

August 5th, 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

Dog of the Day!

August 4th, 2020

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

August 4th, 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

Just Give Up Already – 3 Easy Ways to Become a Great Quitter

August 4th, 2020

We all have goals, dreams, visions and things that we would like to accomplish. I hope. I am surely wrong. Some people will drift aimlessly their entire life – allowing their negativity to become their reality. These people have not really given up on their dreams, they don’t really have any to begin with. If you have no desire to attain something you cannot fail. That is a safe way to have a terrible life. This blog is targeting people who actually do have goals and dreams. They have things that they DO want to accomplish. This blog is for you. All the people who are fighting every day to... Read More

How COVID is Reshaping Real Estate in Boulder

August 4th, 2020

COVID has certainly changed the way we look at our homes, with the remote work experience driving the move away from densely populated areas. With the lack of traditional city experiences like dining out, theater shows, sports and nightlife, many may gravitate toward an environment where socially  distanced activities like hiking and biking are easier to achieve. Since COVID, Boulder Country Club has filled all it’s available membership spots for full golf and par 3, primarily because golf and tennis are sports that support social distancing. The United Van Lines Movers Study, shows people... Read More