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How to Spend a Perfect Day in Boulder

January 15th, 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 #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

January 13th, 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

Motivational Matt Harris’s Tips on Staying Positive During a Pandemic

January 13th, 2021

Matt Harris wrote a column for AboutBoulder years ago called Motivational Monday for about two years highlighting different ways to stay positive and motivated. Matt has since harnessed this creativity and motivation into writing a series of books called Relentless Forward Momentum, all about taking a dream and making it into a reality. Matt has rejoined AboutBoulder to offer his advice on staying positive and motivated even during a pandemic. “It’s normal to feel weird sometimes, and not normal as the whole world has been flipped upside down. Focus on bringing yourself back to the... Read More

4/20 History in Photos: Colorado Through the Years

January 13th, 2021

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

January 4th, 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

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

December 29th, 2020

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

7 Fun Facts About CU Boulder

December 28th, 2020

CU Boulder has shut down its physical campus for the time being, but that doesn’t mean you get to slack off on your studies. See how many of these fun facts you know while you’re waiting for your classmates to figure out how to connect to the online class. 1. CU boasts nearly 475,000 living alumni, more than 250,000 of whom call Colorado their home. This means that 52% of alum stay in the Centennial State! 2. CU employs more than 37,000 people. This makes CU Boulder the largest employer in Colorado, with Lockheed Martin following closely behind. 3. CU boasts 19 alumni astronauts from... Read More

22 Breathtaking Photos of Colorado

December 28th, 2020

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The Best Sandwich Shop in Boulder

December 24th, 2020

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

6 Famous Bands From Colorado

December 24th, 2020

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

3 Oldest Historic Boulder Homes

December 21st, 2020

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

10 Best Ski Towns in Colorado

December 20th, 2020

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

Why is Boulder Consistently Ranked the Happiest City in the U.S.?

December 18th, 2020

Boulder was ranked the Happiest City in the U.S. by National Geographic in 2017, and this was the first of many times that Boulder has ranked as the happiest of one of the happiest cities. So what makes Boulder so great? Locals will point to the eclectic mix of friendly people, the amazing outdoor activities, and an emphasis on local art, and they wouldn’t be far off. National Geographic made their ranking based on many factors, including Boulder’s healthy eating, civic engagement, financial security and vacation time, how easy it is to get around on foot or by bike, and even how frequently... Read More

7 Stars You Didn’t Know Were From Colorado

December 18th, 2020

1. Amy Adams Amy Adam was raised in Castle Rock and is a Douglas County High School alum. Throughout high school, Adams sang with the school choir, trained in ballet at the David Taylor Dance Company, was active in regional theater and focused on art and sculpture. 2. Tim Allen Tim Allen was born in Denver and lived there for most of his early childhood before moving to Michigan. Allen would later go on to play the lead in the sitcom Last Man Standing, where his character is the senior executive and director of marketing for an outdoor sporting goods store chain based in Denver. 3. Jessica Biel Jessica... Read More

Boulder: The Happiest City in The U.S.

December 13th, 2020

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 Songs That Mention Boulder

December 13th, 2020

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

7 Fun Facts About Colorado

December 12th, 2020

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

5 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Boulder

December 12th, 2020

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

How to Become a Boulderite

December 10th, 2020

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

7 Unknown and Fascinating Facts About Boulder

December 6th, 2020

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