Sunday - November 28, 2021

Articles Written By AlyssaMcgownd


Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 18th, 2020

“We want to make Boulder a healthier place by taxing distributors of sugar sweetened beverages, and we are also helping with a statewide tobacco tax increase. I want to serve the state of Colorado and make a positive impact on our collective health. Petitioners are people too, and we are not trying to harass you, we just want a little moment of your time.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 22nd, 2020

“I chose to pursue a career as a physician because of a strong desire to serve. My ultimate goal is to provide compassionate and dignified care in a medically undeserved area.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

May 20th, 2020

“Princess definitely lives up to her name. She loves being pampered, but I don’t mind because she’s a good little companion and is well behaved.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 9th, 2020

“My first marathon was when I was 44. I have done 33 since then. I like to run because it is a good way to stay in shape and relieve stress.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 29th, 2020

“There are two things that sparked my space interest. The first being it was highly publicized in the 60’s when I was growing up, so I had a lot of opportunity to see what was going on. Later, my interest continued as I read and understood the technology that got people to the moon. I found the technology interesting.”    Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 28th, 2020

“I’m headed to school for physical therapy. I want to positively promote physical activity and expose individuals to a smarter lifestyle. I want to increase a patient’s autonomy and quality of life by improving movement.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 22nd, 2019

“I went to Haiti for a mission trip and stayed in La Victoire. I would give the kids my phone and they would go off and take pictures for me. There was this one kid and he found a piece of foam and cut a circle in it and pretended that it was a cellphone; he would take selfies. He would tell me to pose and I would pose for a picture.”    Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 15th, 2016

“He used to love going on little hikes, but now he’s pretty old and has trouble getting around. He’s still got his spirit though, and always tries to chase down the bunnies in the neighborhood.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 3rd, 2016

“In Boulder, I get out more often. I’m more active. I’m more in sync with the community and the things that are going on. I’m more focused on my studies because I am around people who are also passionate about the things they want to do. I get a lot more sunshine and walking and exercise, and I’m a lot healthier.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 1st, 2016

“We were all sitting around this big table – it was kind of like a family meal, and he walked in and sat in the middle of the table. The Dalai Lama was just sitting there and eating and talking. He talked a lot about compassion and education as a form of instilling compassion. You understand and you are more worldly and tend to value things more, when you have a deeper sense of the world. He said the greatest thing we can all do is smile.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 24th, 2016

“Someone asked [the Dalai Lama] what is the purpose of life, and he said it was happiness. It’s simple, to the point, and obvious, but no one ever actually understands it. It would be nice to get to that point of pure happiness like he is.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 19th, 2016

“Happy Father’s Day to my dad! I appreciate everything you do for me. Thanks for the support. Love you lots!”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 17th, 2016

“There was this one man that used to stand outside the underpass at 13th and College. I used to buy the papers all the time and talk to him. He was a nice guy. His name was Landon. I bought them about once a week for three months, and then I never saw him again. He was cool. He used to yell really loud and tell everyone to have a nice day, so I was like I respect that, I can support this guy.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 16th, 2016

“My final year at the camp we paddled two rivers the Kazan and the Kunwak. On the Kunwak, there was this one day where the banks of the rivers had twenty foot ice cliffs. Every five minutes you’d hear this crash where there would be ice falling from the top of the walls. It was kind of terrifying, but it was really cool and I’m sure I’ll never see anything like that again.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 12th, 2016

“Rowing was something I kind of got into by accident and three years later going on four, here we are now. It’s a huge commitment and a huge chunk of your time, but it’s something I really want to do. You develop extremely tight bonds with everyone on the team but mostly the people you have in your boat. You have to have implicit trust in every person that sits with you, so you know that they are pulling just as hard as you do and love the sport just as much as you do and so that you can win those races and come together as a team because the chemistry is almost more important than... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 10th, 2016

“I got an email from a recruiter who saw that I was a residential adviser and said that they would love to meet and talk with me about Teach For America. So, I went and talked to her and she kind of opened my eyes to the education system in the United States and how there is this gross inequity. Basically, 1 in 3 kids in poverty won’t graduate high school. It’s just ridiculous. Based off of race, social, and economical class is what’s going to determine whether or not you are going to get a quality education and I think that’s unfair. As of now, I kind of needed a stepping... Read More