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8 of the Highest, the Largest, the Deepest, and the Best Things in Colorado

August 1st, 2021

1. Colorado is home to the world’s largest natural hot spring pool Located in Glenwood Springs, the naturally hot pool is also one of the hottest in Colorado, checking in at 122 degrees. 2. Colorado is also home to the deepest hot spring The Mother Springs aquifer in Pagosa Springs is a little over 1,000 feet deep. 3. Colorado has the highest paved road in the U.S. The Mount Evans scenic byway goes up 14,258 feet to the top of Mt. Evans, with a short hike to the summit. 4. Colorado has the highest suspension bridge in the U.S. The Royal Gorge bridge in Canon City is the highest in the... Read More

3 Oldest Historic Boulder Homes

July 29th, 2021

The Squires-Tourtellot Home The oldest surviving home in Boulder, the Squires-Tourtellot House was built in 1865. This home is the only example in Boulder of New England rural architecture, and includes other features like double-hung windows, six over six wood lintels, louvered shutters, and a steep gable roof with chimneys. The Spruce Street Mansion The Spruce Street Mansion located at 1123 Spruce Street, is Boulder’s oldest remaining brick home which holds architectural significance. This was the home of the Arnett, Soule and Coates families who were early prominent Boulder residents. The... Read More

6 Famous Bands From Colorado

July 24th, 2021

1. The Fray The Fray is a rock band from Colorado who earned their fame playing at local churches, and eventually going on to nationwide fame after their single, Over My Head, was played on a local radio station and instantly became a hit. The band achieved worldwide fame after their single How to Save a Life was released. 2. The Lumineers The Lumieers originally began playing in New York, but became frustrated by the expense of the city that was holding them back from playing music. Eventually, the duo settled on Denver’s open mic scene as a new place to start a band, where they met cellist... Read More

7 Unknown and Fascinating Facts About Boulder

July 22nd, 2021

Think you know everything there is to know about Boulder? See how many of these fun facts you already know! 1. Bicycling in Boulder is so popular that the Boulder Creek bike path is often plowed before the streets 2. Boulder’s Third Flatiron towers are taller than the Empire State Building and have been climbed by people without using their hands, on roller skates, and naked (by separate people) 3. Between Coors, Anheuser Busch, and Avery Brewing in Colorado, this area is the largest beer-producing triangle in the world 4. Boulder has more used bookstores per capita than any other city... Read More

How to Become a Boulderite

July 22nd, 2021

If you’ve just moved to Boulder and you’re feeling a little left out, it’s probably because you’re not doing all the things a Boulderite does. Here’s what you need to start doing to make your official transition. 1. You run now. Before work. Like, 6 am, but only on the days that you’re not doing morning yoga. 2. Stop drinking cow milk immediately. You expose yourself every time you try to order a latte that’s not soy/almond/oat milk. This is why your barista has been refusing to make eye contact with you. 3. The second reason your barista is refusing to... Read More

Best Trails in Boulder

July 21st, 2021

1. Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail is a popular 4 mile trail in Chautauqua park. To get to the trail, you’ll start on Chautauqua Trail and continue until the trails branch off. Follow signs for Royal Arch Trail–you’ll know you’ve started on the right one when you hit the flagstone staircase. This trail is good for hiking and running, and also allows leashed dogs. 2. Chapman Road and Tenderfoot Trail This is a great, easy 2.5 mile loop. Chapman Road is relatively uncovered, so be sure to bring sunscreen, while Tenderfoot Trail is more shaded. If you start the trail at... Read More

Why is CU’s Dining Hall Named After a Cannibal?

July 20th, 2021

Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill may seem like a misspelling of perhaps a wealthy donor to the CU campus, but the actual story of the name comes from a famous cannibal in Colorado. Students were asked to name the dining hall when it was being built, and the name that won in a landslide from morbid college humor was Alferd Packer. Packer was searching for gold in Breckenridge like many others in the 1800s, and banded himself with a small group of men that he didn’t know by lying and saying that he knew the area well (he did not). It was written that Packer was a horrible traveling companion... Read More

22 Breathtaking Photos of Colorado

July 9th, 2021

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CAUTION: Mountain Lion Spotted on Boulders’ Anne U. White Trail Prompting Closures – Top Tips to Coexist

July 8th, 2021

With the recent sightings of mountain lions going up in Boulder, it’s important to understand what to do if you run into a mountain lion or a bear in the wild or even within city limits! It’s important to stay calm if you encounter a bear and to provide less opportunities for bears to want to wander into human territory.   NEVER RUN. Running can make a bear chase you. Keep your distance. Back slowly away facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact. Slowly and calmly leave the area. Talk aloud so the bear will become aware of you. Be extra careful around a female with cubs. Never... Read More

5 Things Not to Do if You Encounter a Bear

July 7th, 2021

With bear season hitting in Colorado, it’s important to know what to do if you run into one of the creatures, whether it be on a hike or even in your own backyard. Here are seven things not to do if you do run into one: 1. Panic Remain calm and take a look at your surroundings. You’ll want to know if there’s any babies around that a mama bear might be protecting, and you’ll want to gather people around you if at all possible as bears avoid groups of humans. 2. Run Don’t run! Bears will only see this as an opportunity to chase you. Instead, remain calm and plant your... Read More

Meet Bill Goldstein and Ignite Adaptive Sports

July 6th, 2021

Ignite Adaptive Sports is a volunteer-run organization that gives disabled persons the ability to participate in winter sports. The company offers lessons in alpine and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, ski biking, and snowshoeing. The company, which started in 1975, now has over 200 volunteers and over 300 students. This includes wounded active duty and military veterans served through a US Paralympic Military Program Ignite developed in 2009, in collaboration with the U.S. Olympic Committee. One volunteer, Bill Goldstein, works as the events coordinator for Ignite, notably rallying together... Read More

7 Famous CU Boulder Alum

July 5th, 2021

CU Boulder has spit out a host of famous alum across all fields, most notably the arts, business, journalism, and athletics. Here are 7 you may not have known originated from CU Boulder. 1. Heather Hach Heather Hach is a screenwriter, librettist, and novelist who graduated from CU Boulder with a journalism major. She began her career as a research assistant at The New York Times and went on to write the screenplay for the 2003 adaptation of Freaky Friday and the 2007 musical Legally Blonde. 2. Steve Ells Steve Ells is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill. He graduated from... Read More

Boulder #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

July 4th, 2021

Nature World News has compiled a list for where outdoorsy people are moving to, and Boulder, CO has topped the list. People seek outdoorsy places to live because of the stated relief in anxiety levels, stress busting, better cognitive benefits, enhanced immune system and many more. The first city in the list of preferred outdoorsy cities in US include Boulder at the top ranking. The city offers a perfect opportunity to lead a contended life with best amenities at disposal and amazing accommodation options. Moreover, the city has some of the best schools in the US and also a low crime rate. The... Read More

5 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Boulder

July 4th, 2021

Colorado may not be known as a hot-spot for films, but it has its fair share of movies that have been filmed in Boulder. Here’s a roundup of five you may not have known were filmed in Boulder. 1. Catch and Release (2006) This romantic comedy starring Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Smith, Sam Jaeger and Juliette Lewis is set in Boulder following the untimely death of a woman’s fiance. Most of the filming took place in Boulder and Vancouver. 2. The Glenn Miller Story (1954) This biographical film stars James Stewart in the eponymous role of Glenn Miller. Parts of the movie... Read More

10 Songs That Mention Boulder

July 3rd, 2021

The Chainsmokers, “Closer” (2016) So baby pull me closer in the backseat of your Rover That I know you can’t afford Bite that tattoo on your shoulder Pull the sheets right off the corner Of the mattress that you stole From your roommate back in Boulder We ain’t ever getting older Shawn Mullins, “Santa Fe” (2000) He was living with some hippies in school bus They had puttered here from Boulder covered in dust He said I know a little lady living 30 miles up the road The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, “Colorado Christmas” (1997) But all along the Rockies you can feel it in the... Read More

23 of the Best Franchises in America from Colorado

July 3rd, 2021

Entrepreneur recently released their list of the top 500 franchises in North America, and Colorado represented with a whopping 23 of the top 500 with franchise headquarters located throughout the state. Dunkin’ ranked number one on the list, with Taco Bell and McDonald’s following close behind.  Read More

10 Hidden Gems in Colorado

July 2nd, 2021

1. Hanging Lake The steep hike to Hanging Lake in Glenwood Springs is not for the faint of heart–signs leading up to the hike warn that it is steep and difficult if you are not used to the altitude. The view you get at the end, however, is 100% worth it. Hanging Lake has been the subject of some controversy over the years as tourists affect the natural ecosystem by going in the water or climbing on the wood running across, so be sure to be respectful. 2. St. Mary’s Glacier St. Mary’s Glacier (technically a snowfield) is a patch of snow that stays snow all year round. The glacier... Read More

7 Fun Facts About Colorado

June 25th, 2021

How many of these facts did you know? 1. Fruita, Colorado, holds the record for the longest a chicken has lived without a head: 18 months. He died from choking on a corn kernel Every year in Fruita the town holds a “Mike the Headless Chicken” festival, with activities such as “5K Run Like a Headless Chicken Race”, egg toss, “Pin the Head on the Chicken”, the “Chicken Cluck-Off”, and “Chicken Bingo”, in which chicken droppings on a numbered grid choose the numbers. 2. The invention of the cheeseburger (not the hamburger) is credited to... Read More

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Boulder

June 24th, 2021

With spring just around the corner, Boulderites can once again think about all Boulder has to offer when it’s not getting dark at 5 pm. If you need some inspiration, use this guide to get started. Wake up with some sunrise yoga and coffee… Civic Park, near the north entrance of the library, offer sunrise yoga during the warmer months with 45 minute asana (poses) practice followed by 15 minutes of guided journaling/writing. After this early morning rise, warm up and wake up with a cup of locally roasted, organic espresso at The Laughing Goat. Have a quick brunch before an afternoon... Read More

Boulder: The Happiest City in The U.S.

June 23rd, 2021

Many cities in Colorado hit the top 25 list of National Geographic’s happiest cities, including Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, but Boulder consistently takes the number one spot for a variety of reasons. There are many factors that the researchers took into account, including, diets, how involved people are in their communities, how often people go on holiday, how easy it is to get around on foot or by bike, and even how frequently people visit the dentist. One of the key factors in Boulderites happiness is the easy access to nature. The city enjoys scenery that all of Colorado has to... Read More