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7 Unknown and Fascinating Facts About Boulder

April 15th, 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 Spend a Perfect Day in Boulder

April 10th, 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.

April 8th, 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

5 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Boulder

April 7th, 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

7 Fun Facts About Colorado

April 6th, 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

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

April 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

April 3rd, 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

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

7 Fun Facts About CU Boulder

March 30th, 2021

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

6 of The Most Haunted Spots in Boulder

March 28th, 2021

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

7 Best Hikes in Boulder to do This Weekend!

March 26th, 2021

Boulder is beautiful and has a great variety of hiking trails to choose from, ranging from beginner’s to more advanced. Try knocking off all 8 of these hikes as it gets warmer!   1. Royal Arch Trail Royal Arch Trail begins in Chautauqua by the ranger station–you’ll know that you’ve started on the right trail when you hit the flagstone staircase; there will also be some signs. This trail is 4 miles long and has a great view of the jagged, rugged, Flatirons & the open valley of Boulder. This trail is best utilized between March and October, and may be icy during... Read More

Best Trails in Boulder

March 25th, 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

7 Famous CU Boulder Alum

March 24th, 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

23 of the Best Franchises in America from Colorado

March 23rd, 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

6 Famous Bands From Colorado

March 18th, 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

3 Oldest Historic Boulder Homes

March 17th, 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

Boulder #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

March 17th, 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

10 Best Ski Towns in Colorado

March 5th, 2021

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

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