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Boulder Single Family Home Sales Remain Steady

September 14th, 2019

Single family homes listed in Boulder have remained on the market for the same number of days between January and August, despite condos and townhomes staying on the market an average of 37% longer. The median sale price of homes in Boulder has increased a small percentage in the same time period, increasing about 1.9%. Median sale price of condos and townhomes increased about 9% in contrast. Kelly Moye, a Boulder realtor, says that this steadiness allows the market to balance out. While it has been a seller’s market for a while now in Boulder, this may provide some much needed room for negotiation... Read More

5 FREE Events in Boulder This Weekend

September 13th, 2019

1. Downtown Boulder Fall Fest in Downtown Boulder and Pearl Street Mall 09/13-09/15 10 am to 9 pm This 3-day autumn fest celebrates community and fall with fun events such as live music, great food, local microbrews, wine and margaritas, children’s activities, and over 100 artisans presented by Firefly Handmade Markets. 2. Firefly Handmade Fall Market at Pearl Street Mall 09/13-09/15 10 am to 9 pm Firefly Handmade Fall Market is part of the Downtown Boulder Fall Fest and features and celebrates local artists entrepreneurs, and makers who are passionate about sharing craft and supporting small... Read More

9/11 Commemorative Ceremonies in Colorado

September 11th, 2019

This year will be the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and Colorado and other states across the country will be participating in commemorative ceremonies to respect those who lost their lives in the towers and the brave first responders at the scene. The Colorado Memorial Stair Climb in Denver will host its 11th annual event honoring the 343 FDNY firefighters killed on 9/11. The event will be held at Red Rocks Amphitheater, and participants will climb 110 flights of stairs to represent the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. More than 25,000 climbers have participated in the event in Colorado,... Read More

8-Year-Old Recovering After Fighting Off Mountain Lion With Stick

September 10th, 2019

Pike Carlson, an 8-year-old Colorado boy, was caught in a dangerous situation last month when heading to a neighbors house when a 65 pound mountain lion suddenly pounced on him and began mauling him. “I was just punching, trying to grab anything that I can, like a stick,” Pike told KUSA-TV. “I did find a stick and I tried to get it in the eye, but soon the stick snapped.” The boy’s father saw the attack and immediately rushed to his side even though he only had a pocket knife with him. However, just him approaching was enough to scare off the lion. “That parental... Read More

CU Buffs Win Predicts a Successful Season

September 10th, 2019

The Buffs slaughtered Nebraska this past weekend in a 34-31 overtime comeback victory. First year head coach Mel Tucker said he wasn’t afraid his team wouldn’t win, even when they were behind by more than 17 points. “These are long games now. There’s no need to get nervous, you just want to play the next play.” The team has been hard at work since the summer, and Tucker expected Nebraska to have a difficult second half due to the high altitude at Folsom Field. Wide receiver K.D. Nixon said, “I don’t think nobody outside this football team could play with the... Read More

5 Events in Boulder for the Week of 09/09

September 9th, 2019

1. Nixie Ness, Cooking Star at Boulder Book Store 09/10 6:30 pm Claudia Mills will be talking about and signing her newest children’s book, Nixie Ness, Cooking Star at Boulder Book Store on Tuesday. This children’s book event is free to the public and open to anyone. Nixie Ness is about a girl who must go to an after-school cooking class, and as a result finds her best friend being stolen away from her. Attend the event to find out what happens! 2. Fresh Pasta Workshop at the Food Lab 09/10 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm The Food Lab is always whipping up new and creative classes for beginners... Read More

18-Year-Old Boulderite First American to Qualify for Olympic Climbing

September 6th, 2019

Olympic climbing is a newly added even in the 2020 Olympics, and America will receive its first representation from 18-year-old Boulder athlete Brooke Raboutou. At the World Championships, Raboutou placed sixth in speed climbing, seventh in lead climbing and 10th in bouldering, earning her a spot in the Olympics. Raboutou’s parents, Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, are former world champion rock climbers. Raboutou is also the youngest youngest person to climb 5.14b at just 11 years old.  Read More

Black Bear Causes 4 Schools to Go on Lockout

September 6th, 2019

A young black bear wandered into a backyard of a home in Fort Collins, causing 4 schools in a 2 mile vicinity to go on lockout, including Rocky Mountain High School, Webber Middle School, Johnson Elementary School and Olander Elementary School. A report from the homeowner, courtesy of the Coloradoan, said, “I opened up my blinds to go out and water, and I thought, ‘How did a big black lab get over my fence and into my backyard?”’ said the homeowner, who wished not to be identified. “I had never seen a bear in this area of town. Then I noticed it was a bear. It was... Read More

Top 5 Events in Boulder this Weekend

September 6th, 2019

1. Pearl Street Stampede 09/06 6:45 to 7:30 pm Come see members of the CU Football Team, Golden Buffalo Marching Band, the Spirit Squad, and a vintage fire truck to kick off the football game. The parade starts in front of the courthouse and moves west, stopping on each block of Pearl Street to perform. Come early as the streets always fill up quickly. 2. Creekside Concerts and Movie in the Park at Central Park 09/06 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm Come see a free movie under the stars at Central Park with live music, food vendors, and craft beer. The beer garden will open at 5:30, music by local 80s cover... Read More

Warm Weather Good News for Fall Colors

September 5th, 2019

Leaf changing season is approaching quickly, with colors changing in northern Colorado around September 15. Entomologist Dan West says to expect a particularly beautiful season due to warm weather in late summer and wet conditions throughout the summer. “This year because of so much precipitation we really have still seen them still green,” West explained. “They’ve had perfect growing conditions all summer long. It was always wet, but they look like they’ve had adequate growth and it’s going to be a good show this season.” The warm days and cool evenings that we have... Read More

Duck-Orated Friends Race Down Boulder Creek

September 4th, 2019

The 31st annual Boulder Duck Race was a huge success this year, with over 7,000 community members participating in a great cause. Thousands of rubber ducks are poured into Boulder Creek where they “race” down the Creek. Proceeds for the yearly cause goes to the PLAY Boulder Foundation. This includes Boulder Reservoir, EXPAND, PLAYpass, Tree Trust, and YSI. The event gives community members and businesses the opportunity to adopt a racing duck for as little as $10 up to $500. The event also features prizes for the winning ducks and the most creative ducks. Congratulations to the 2019... Read More

Top 5 Boulder Real Estate Listings

September 3rd, 2019

Boulder real estate is still going strong, and there’s something that can fit everyone’s needs, whether you’re looking to spend millions or just need somewhere affordable to start your family. This week’s real estate listings include brand new houses with all the modern amenities as well as the lived-in charm of some classic places. 1. 932 Locust Ave. Our first listing is a 3 bed, 3 bath in north Boulder within walking distance of Foothills Park. The open floor plan features huge windows for lots of natural lighting as well as mountain views and vaulted ceilings. A fenced-in,... Read More

Top 5 Events in Boulder for the Week of 09/02

September 2nd, 2019

1. C.S. Sunshine at Boulder Book Store 09/05 7:30 pm C.S. Sunshine will be speaking about and signing her new book SYNC’d: A Behavioral Operating System. “”SYNC’d” is a one-stop, practical guide to the structural and human behavioral change required by businesses and other organizations to succeed in serving the modern customer of the digital era.” The event is free and open to the public. 2. BOCO LGBTQ Chamber Happy Hour at Millennium Harvest House Boulder 09/04 5 pm to 7 pm This event is a special happy hour leading up to Boulder Pridefest. The event will... Read More

Boulder Moves to Ban Flavored Vape Pens, Raise Buying Age

August 31st, 2019

After several reports have come out this week against Juul and the unknown, potentially very harmful effects of vaping, Boulder officials have decided to move forward with the ban on electronic cigarettes with flavored nicotine. Under the new law, tobacco flavored electronic cigarettes will still be allowed. This comes after U.S. health officials released a statement that they were investigating 215 cases of severe lung disease that are associated with vaping, with the investigation looking at both THC and nicotine related vaping products. In a statement, the CDC and the FDA said, “We’re on... Read More

Top 5 Events in Boulder Labor Day Weekend

August 30th, 2019

1. Boulder Creek Hometown Festival at Central Park 08/31-09/02 This year’s annual Labor Day festival is the 21st celebration! This year will feature arts & crafts exhibitors, a juried art show, live performances at the Bandshell, a food court & beer garden, carnival, children’s event area, The Great Zucchini Race, the LETR StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, the Rocky Mountain Beer Festival, The Great Boulder Duck Race, and much more. 2. Louisville Pints in the Park at Louisville Community Park 08/31 12 pm to 4 pm $25/ticket, $30 at the door Pints in the Park will feature... Read More

Bicyclists Initiate Plunger Protest

August 29th, 2019

Bicyclists are tired of getting hit by cars. In an effort to expose the dangers they feel due to unsafe conditions, a plunger protest was initiated with over 100 plungers placed along the bike lane on 30th between Arapahoe Avenue and Baseline Road. The plungers are meant to highlight the danger of an unprotected bike lane on a busy road. Bicyclists stated that cars often go over the speed limit to get to work and school, making the area dangerous for bicyclists. Boulder Public Works says they hear the illegal protest loud and clear, but they are still working on funding to install protected bike... Read More

71-Year-Old Punches Bear Burgling Home

August 28th, 2019

An elderly couple living in Jefferson County was met with a shock as they investigated a noise downstairs Monday night. The couple found a bear in their kitchen which had broken through the screen door with her cub and was eating a loaf of bread. The bear panicked and attacked the man to protect her cub, at which point the main punched the bear and his wife beat it with a baseball bat. Both mama bear and cub fled back through the screen door, leaving the man with a few scratches and bruises, but nothing major. His wife was unharmed. Colorado Parks and Wildlife was notified of the incident and went... Read More

Survey Says Colorado Most Desirable State

August 26th, 2019

A recent survey showed that Colorado was the most desirable state to move to in the United States, with 55% of people surveyed saying that they wanted to relocate here. Colorado was followed up by Hawaii and California, with Florida, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon following close behind. The beautiful outdoors and subsequent activities were listed as reasons for all the top 3 states. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama were the bottom 3 states. Some states were so undesirable that participants in the survey wouldn’t move there even if they were... Read More

5 Events for the Week of 08/26

August 26th, 2019

1. Welcome back party at Regent Administrative Center Lawn 08/26 4 pm to 7 pm Center for Inclusion and Social Change welcomes back new and returning students to the CU Boulder campus with the CUnity Fest. The fest includes food and information about the many diverse cultural student organizations, campus departments and resources available to you. 2. Be Involved Fair at Norlin Quadrangle, CU Boulder Campus 08/28 2 pm to 6 pm This welcome event for students is brought to you by the Center for Student Inclusion and the Volunteer Resource Center. The fair is a networking event to see what’s... Read More

New Quirky Millennial Comedy “That’s So Boulder!”

August 23rd, 2019

Ah, Boulder. The city so renowned for its quirkiness that the name itself has become an adjective. GCM Media and J2 Media are looking to capitalize on said quirkiness with a new TV show based on the city called That’s So Boulder! (yes, with the exclamation point and all…) The show highlights a group of quirky friends in Boulder (have I said quirky already? I really wanted to emphasize quirky) who are the most stereotyped stereotypes of Boulder rich kid millennials who are incapable of “adulting” and are being cut off from daddy’s trust fund. Characters of the show... Read More