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Where to Watch Socially Distanced Fireworks in Colorado This Year

July 3rd, 2020

AURORA — July 4 Valley Country Club will hold a fireworks show about 9 p.m. Saturday. The event at the course is private but if you’re in the Aurora or Centennial area, you’ll be able to see the show. BERTHOUD — July 3 Fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. There will be no dedicated viewing or parking areas, but a staging area will be in the center of Waggener Farm Park with a ‘safe zone’ surrounding the property: Bunyan Avenue to the north, Mountain Avenue to the south, Berthoud Parkway to the west, and the park border to the east which includes the middle school football field. All... Read More

Polis Closes Bars Again After Uptick in Coronavirus Cases

July 1st, 2020

After restrictions were lifted two weeks ago allowing in-person service to bars and nightclubs, Polis has reversed this decision as of yesterday due to a a slight uptick in coronavirus cases in Colorado. This comes after many states have had record-breaking numbers of new cases. Polis noted the surges neighboring states are experiencing. He said he does not want Colorado to “become a mecca” for people visiting bars. “We don’t want to stand out,” he said. “There is not a way that we have found for them to be a reasonably safe part of people’s lives during the month of July, in our... Read More

10 Songs That Mention Boulder

July 1st, 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

Top 5 Colorado Dispensaries

June 25th, 2020

With so many dispensaries to choose from, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is best for you. To simplify things, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 5. 1. Green Solution Green Solution is a chain of family-owned dispensaries; you’ve probably seen them around. This is the best option if you’re looking to order online and do a quick pickup. Ordering online also gives you a 10% discount–though weigh your options, because some of their products are pricier than at other dispensaries. 2. Green Dragon Green Dragon was voted #1 recreational marijuana dispensary... Read More

Polis Extends State of Emergency After “a reversal of some of our gains”

June 22nd, 2020

Polis acknowledged that “data is now starting to show a reversal of some of our gains” in a recent statement after extending the state of emergency for another 30 days. Polis stated, “this emergency extension helps Colorado further support our response efforts and remain prepared in the face of this global pandemic.” Colorado’s diligent mask use and social distancing efforts have so far kept coronavirus cases relatively low after certain sectors have been reopened, and Polis acknowledged this and encouraged the population to continue these safe standards, especially... Read More

6 of The Most Haunted Spots in Boulder

June 22nd, 2020

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

‘Forest Bathing’ is the Newest Trend in Colorado

June 19th, 2020

The trend does not include actual bathing, luckily, and does not necessarily even need to take place in a forest. Instead, forest bathing is an act of meditation and mindfulness meant to help you connect with nature, others, and yourself. “The point is to slow down and truly tune in your senses to the nature that surrounds you,” certified forest therapy guide Leona Campbell told Denver7. “We make our way though sight, what are the sounds, how does this feel, what are the smells?” she said. “Just a way of bringing ourselves into the present moment in a way we so rarely do.” Forest bathing... Read More

Boulder Reopens Playgrounds, Pools, and Rec Centers So You Can Finally Get Your Kids Out of the House

June 13th, 2020

If you’re ready to put up your kids for adoption because you’ve been stuck in the house with them since March, hold off for the summer. Playgrounds, pools, and rec centers are finally starting to slowly reopen in Boulder. Spruce Pool is now open on a reservation-only basis for one-hour time blocks in individual lap lanes, city playgrounds are now open with capacity limit,s and the North Boulder Recreation Center will reopen Monday on a reservation-only basis for lap swimming, cardio, the weight room and other fitness activities. At Spruce Pool and North Boulder Recreation Center, visitors... Read More

CU Boulder Ranks in Top 100 Universities in the World

June 10th, 2020

The Center for World University Rankings placed CU Boulder 69th overall and 39th nationally in its 2020-21 list of top worldwide universities. Last year, CU Boulder was ranked 57th overall and 37th nationally among top worldwide universities. U.S. World News also consistently ranks CU Boulder’s programs highly every year for universities in the U.S., with a number one spot for their atomic/molecular/optical physics program. In the school of medicine, it ranks 13th nationally for primary care, with the specialties of family medicine (fifth), pediatrics (sixth) and rural medicine (ninth)... Read More

7 Best Hikes in Boulder

June 9th, 2020

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

Hidden Treasure Chest With Riches Worth Over $1 Million Found in Rockies After 10-Year Hunt

June 8th, 2020

Ten years ago, Forrest Fenn published a book and a website with clues that supposedly lead to a treasure in the Rockies worth well over $1 million, including pre-Columbian animal figures, gold nuggets and coins, Chinese jade faces, emerald rings and other exotic items. This weekend, the treasure was finally found by a New Mexican treasure hunter who wishes to remain anonymous. Fenn stated that he did not know the man, but the man had contacted him with pictures of the chest to confirm. The chest was still in the same spot it had been for the last ten years, and the anonymous treasure hunter stated... Read More

How to Handle Mountain Lion and Bear Season in Boulder

June 8th, 2020

With the recent sightings of mountain lions going up in Boulder due to less human activity, 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... Read More

Hurricane Strength Winds in Colorado Make History as First Ever Derecho Winds

June 7th, 2020

Destructive, high powered winds whipped across Colorado yesterday, in some spots reaching over 100 mph. The winds were categorized as derecho winds. According to the American Meteorological Society a derecho must be at least 60 miles wide and travel for a distance of roughly 400 miles or longer. Although some in the field of meteorology say the distance only needs to be around 250 miles or greater. This is the first time in recorded history that a derecho wind has formed west of the Rockies. Winds near Winter Park Ski Area approached the strength of a Category 3 hurricane. The winds left a... Read More

Pizzeria Locale in Boulder named One of the Best Pizzas in America

June 3rd, 2020

The Daily Meal has released the 2019 list of the 101 best pizzas in America. With 30 states making the list, Colorado had only one contender, and Pizzeria Locale was it. Hitting the 60th spot overall, the joint was praised for  “12 “Classics,” (eight red, four white), but you’re probably going to want to build your own from a selection of more than 25 toppings including eggplant, Calabrian chiles, corn, smoked mozzarella, pork meatballs and prosciutto.” Best pizzas are chosen based on “a nuanced sauce, neither too sweet nor too salty (assuming that the pie has sauce);... Read More

Mountain Lion Found Napping Under SUV in Garage in Longmont

June 2nd, 2020

Wildlife officials have relocated a mountain lion that snuck into a garage in Longmont and fell asleep under an SUV. The animals was tranquilized in the garage, then released in the Arapaho National Forest. Mountain lion sightings are usually more common in Boulder, Niwot and Lyons, just west of Longmont, however mountain lions are known to utilize urban areas for food, including livestock and domestic pets. This can be dangerous for humans, but mountain lions usually stay away from people.  Read More

Bars, Breweries, and Restaurants Reopening Under New Colorado Guidelines

May 30th, 2020

Gov. Polis released guidelines for restaurants to reopen this week, provided that the establishments follow social distancing rules such as limiting the number of patrons and frequently sanitizing seating areas. There was a gray area as to whether bars and breweries could open under these guidelines as well, as many serve food in addition to drinks, and the guidelines only specify establishments with food and specifically says “All bars must remain closed to in-person patrons (take-out permitted, e.g. beer sales/cocktail kits from a brewery).” However, Polis stated that bars and breweries that... Read More

Which is More Dangerous for Boulder: Economic Lockdown or the Virus?

May 30th, 2020

Lockdown skeptics are nervous that the economic and social damage that is rivaling the Great Depression as a result of the coronavirus shutdowns may be more dangerous than the virus itself, but experts are saying that there’s not enough information to know how the economics will will affect the world long-term. Additionally, it was clear that there was already an economic downturn beginning before the lockdowns began, and it’s not clear whether shutdowns made this worse. “None of us [economists] have enough information to know if lockdowns are worth it or not. We are not operating... Read More

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

May 29th, 2020

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

Boulder #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

May 27th, 2020

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

CU Boulder to Allow Students Back On Campus During First Half of Fall Semester

May 27th, 2020

New guidelines are being put in place to allow CU Boulder students back on campus for the upcoming fall semester. Guidelines include mandatory safety training, mask-wearing requirements, smaller class sizes and the creation of small groups of on-campus students who will live, socialize and go to class together. While in-person classes are scheduled to happen, they will halt after the university’s fall break. After Thanksgiving break, students will remain at home for the remainder of the school year and finish their semester online. This decision is aimed at preventing the spread of the virus... Read More