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Looking Back: “Medical Cannabis: Health Effects of THC and CBD” at CU Boulder

May 22nd, 2022

CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab has been working over the past several years to finally observe the potential benefits and risks to marijuana consumption, something that has previously been studied very little. Kent Hutchison, a psychology professor and cannabis researcher in CU Boulder’s CHANGE Lab, became frustrated with how little was known about the effects of marijuana when his elderly mother attempted to use marijuana to ease her chronic pain and consistently was given conflicting advice depending on what dispensary she went to. The same thing also occurred when Hutchison’s wife tried to... Read More

Tarantulas Crawling Through Colorado

May 7th, 2022

Every year, thousands of tarantulas migrate to Colorado in search of mates, generally showing up in La Junta and southeast Colorado towards the end of August. The male spiders are searching for female mates that burrow in the Colorado prairies. The city of La Junta lists some tips for seeing the hoards, including: September is the ideal time of year to view the tarantula migration – specifically around September 10. There will still be some in October, and some are crawling about before that. Venture out on a day that is warm, and preferably not too windy. Some tarantulas will be active in late... Read More

Increased Bear Activity in Boulder Causing Potential Problems

April 22nd, 2022

Increased bear activity is ramping up in Boulder as bears started coming out of hibernation. Officials have already begun the lockdown of trash cans and other potential food receptacles to prevent bears from coming into human populated areas. Bears that come into town and find food are more likely to return, putting them at risk of being killed by vehicles or consuming harmful chemicals or materials. Staying in town also poses the risk of bears losing their natural fear of people, which could force wildlife officers to euthanize the animals to protect public safety. Boulder residents also need... Read More

Boulder’s 6 Most Haunted Locations

April 20th, 2022

Boulder is an old town full of old history–which means there are some old spirits still waiting around. There are some Boulder ghost tours that you can do, but you can visit these 6 places yourself to see if you can catch any ghosts. 1. William Tull on Pearl Street William Tull was arrested for stealing horses in the 1800s and was eventually beaten and hanged on Pearl Street for the crimes he committed. The catch? He was innocent. His spirit was not happy about his wrongful death, and now people report seeing a man with a dark hat with his head tilted down holding a dark tote bag, who is... Read More

How Many of These Fun Facts Do You Know About Boulder?

March 24th, 2022

How well do you know the city that you live in? Here are 7 facts you can use for your next virtual trivia night! 1. The median age of Boulderites is just 29 years old 36% of the population in Boulder is between the ages of 25-44, with the median age being 29. The fact that Boulder is a college town may skew the population younger than most cities. 2. Boulder has 10 sister cities They’re located in Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Jalapa, Nicaragua; Lhasa, Tibet; Mante, Mexico; Yamagata, Japan; Kathmandu, Nepal; Kisumu, Kenya; Nablus, Palestine; Ramat Hanagev; Yateras, Cuba. Dushanbe gave Boulder its... Read More

Flashback 2020: Boulder International Film Festival Sells Out Opening Night

March 3rd, 2022

The Boulder International Film Festival is a huge event that locals look forward to every year, and this year is no different as the festival kicked off with a bang and a sold out opening night. The parade outside of the Boulder theater brought in an estimated 800 people, with the premiere of “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.” This year also welcomed special guests including Boulder legendary musician Robbie Robertson, actor Jesse Eisenberg and author Cheryl Strayed. Kathy Beeck, organizer of the event, says that, “We bring in a lot of cultural experiences and films from... Read More

The Best Sandwich Shop in Boulder

February 4th, 2022

Snarf: eat or drink quickly or greedily What does an obscure name, wacky logo, and bright pinks and blues bring to mind? Snarf’s, of course! The sandwich shop based out of Boulder, Colorado has made a name for itself and spread to locations across the country because of its high quality ingredients and fresh baked bread. The high points of any trip have to be their made-in-house spicy pepper blend (which you can buy jarred–something I only recently learned that has changed my life) and their crispy-on-the-outside chewy-on-the-inside bread. The bread is sourced from Bluepoint Bakery,... Read More

How to Spend a Perfect Day in Boulder

February 3rd, 2022

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.

January 28th, 2022

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

10 Best Ski Towns in Colorado

January 25th, 2022

Wondering where you should vacation the next time you’re looking to hit the slopes in Colorado? We’ve rounded up the 10 best ski towns! 1. Breckenridge Breckenridge is beautiful to visit any time of year, and there’s plenty to do even when you’re not skiing. The town has a solid goldrush history dating back to the 1800s, and as a result you get a historic district with the Edwin Carter museum (perfect for nature lovers). There’s also plenty of family-fun activities at the Breckenridge ski resort, including zip lines, hikes and mountain-biking trails. 2. Vail This... Read More

Best Trails in Boulder

January 13th, 2022

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

22 Breathtaking Photos of Colorado

December 23rd, 2021

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5 Facts About the Flu Shot

December 7th, 2021

There’s a whole host of misinformation regarding the flu shot, and with this season set to be a particularly nasty year, it’s important to dispel any myths. 1. The flu season generally runs from late October to May. You will need a new flu shot for every flu season as the virus changes between seasons 2. Flu vaccines can fight multiple strains of the flu, and will help lessen symptoms if you do get the flu 3. The flu vaccine protects 40-60% of people on average every year. Even if you claim to never get sick without the flu shot, you may actually be symptomless but still passing on... Read More

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

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

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

Top 3 Things to do in Niwot

April 2nd, 2021

Motto: “Our Pride is our Life” (Niwot High School) 1. Get a taste of “beervana”   Bootstrap Brewing, home of “beeravana” and local brews, boasts an extensive menu, including their own brews which can be found in stores across Colorado. Bootstrap Brewing also hosts food trucks, local bands, open mics, game nights, and more! 2. Attend First Friday Art Walks First Friday Art Walks, sponsored by the Osmosis gallery in Niwot, occur all year round on the first Friday of each month. Local businesses stay open late and offer food and refreshments to attendees.... Read More

Top 3 Things to do in Longmont

April 2nd, 2021
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Motto: “You Belong in Longmont” 1. Take the little ones to Sunflower Farm Sunflower Farm originally began as an Educational Demonstration Farm in Longmont where kids could learn about farming, nature, and the community. The Farm has since grown into a preschool and school-age program that is welcome to the public to feed animals, participate in farm chores, or play on the playgrounds. So, pack a picnic, and head down to Sunflower Farm to get a real taste of country life! 2. Load an arrow at High Altitude Archery Have you ever wanted to try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow? Well now... Read More

Denver Named 10th Best City in the World for Travel

February 19th, 2021

Lonely Planet has released its world-renowned travel list for 2020, and Denver placed in the top 10, one of only two U.S. cities to do so. Lonely Planet said about Denver, “Denver’s elevated position as one of the USA’s most charming boomtowns has reached new heights as the Mile High City enters its latest phase of growth, creative energy and damn good food. Construction cranes dot the mountain-studded horizon and empty lots turn into hip new hotels seemingly overnight, while new food halls such as Milk Market satisfy appetites with an eclectic mix of farm-to-table and international fare.... Read More

Creating Community with Chrysti Britt of Cultivate

February 7th, 2021

Chrysti Britt, one of the honorees of this year’s Women Who Light the Community award in Boulder, is the executive director of Cultivate, a non-profit organization that helps communities such as Boulder connect to seniors in need. Chrysti has a background in civil services and human services, having worked in emergency medical services in a jail and fundraising for Metro State University before she joined Cultivate. Chrysti felt compelled to join Cultivate after watching her own mother care for her aging grandfather. Having been raised in a biracial household with a Korean mother, Chrysti... Read More