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Bears Spotted in 8 Colorado Counties, Waking Early From Hibernation

April 2nd, 2020

Bears have already been spotted in 8 Colorado counties this year, including Boulder and Morrison, where bears have been getting into trash, Snowmass Village, where a bear broke into a vehicle, Delta, where bears have been attacking livestock, and Colorado Springs, where a bear went head to head with a dog. Wildlife officials don’t know why the bears are leaving hibernation early this year, but are urging residents in Colorado to keep their trash locked up to discourage bears from coming into areas highly populated by humans. Tips to prevent human/bear conflicts include: Keep garbage in... Read More

Pulled Over Doctor Given N95 Masks Instead of Speeding Ticket

April 2nd, 2020

A speeding doctor was pulled over on a Minnesota highway for speeding and was expecting a ticket from the State Patrol Officer. After handing the officer her Massachusetts license, the doctor explained that she drives to Minnesota once a month to fill-in for hospitals in the area. She was scolded by the officer for potentially taking up resources if she were to get into an accident, and as he reached into his pocket, she expected a ticket, but was instead given five N95 masks. “Like all healthcare workers and emergency responders around the world, I have felt afraid of not having adequate... Read More

Loophole Allows Gun Sales in Colorado Without Background Check

April 1st, 2020

There is a massive backlog is background checks for gun sales due to a spike in applications from coronavirus fears coupled with the restrictions from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation employees who are working remotely. Under federal law, the CBI has three days to approve or deny a gun sale–if this deadline is not met, it is up to the discretion of the seller to decide. The bureau is working through a backlog of nearly 9,000 applications, making a process that usually takes around 8 minutes take around 4 business days. “Obviously we’re in a different time,” CBI spokesperson Susan... Read More

Gov. Polis Says Schools Will Likely Be Closed the Remainder of Year

April 1st, 2020

Gov. Polis stated in a press release yesterday that it was likely that schools would remain closed throughout the remainder of the school year across Colorado. “All school districts… should prepare for traditional in classroom instruction to not return this school year,” said Polis. “I like to be an optimist, so it is possible, very unlikely.” Schools in Colorado were officially closed two weeks ago, and many classrooms are slowly shifting to online learning as they transition from spring break. “I think as much as possible, we want to make sure that everybody has... Read More

Air Force Academy Seniors Graduating 6 Weeks Early

April 1st, 2020

Due to coronavirus concerns, the Air Force Academy will be graduating its senior class six weeks early, on April 18th. Family and friends will not be allowed to attend, but will be able to livestream the event “I have invited the Class of 2020 to help the staff design their graduation ceremony and they will do this with the same care for military tradition and the Academy’s legacy as they’ve done leading other world-class Academy events,” Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria said in a press release from the academy. The academy said the graduation day will retain “the rigorous... Read More

CU Boulder Professor Says People Exercising Outdoors Should Be Farther Than 6 Feet Apart

April 1st, 2020

Jose Jimenez, a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, says that people exercising outdoors, an activity that is allowed under Gov. Polis’ stay-at-home order, should be exercising much farther than the designated 6 feet apart. Jimenez said, “The best analogy is when someone is smoking tobacco or marijuana. Think about how many times you have walked by people and smelled tobacco or pot smoke that someone else had exhaled. Often, those people were farther away than six feet.” “If that happens, we are inhaling the contents of someone’s lungs with limited dilution.... Read More

Wild Animals Exploring Cities in Japan, Thailand, California, Colorado [VIDEO]

March 31st, 2020

With less humans moving around cities, wild animals are slowly moving into human territory. In Japan, deer are wandering the streets and getting into Dumpsters as less tourists have meant less freebies from humans feeding them. Deer have also been spotted near the airports in London as there have been less flights. Monkeys have been spotted in India and Thailand near once-popular shops as they are hunting for food. In California, wild turkeys have been spotted on shuttered school grounds. In Italy, the lack of boat traffic has led to crystal clear waters and wildlife, including swans, fish, and... Read More

3 Oldest Historic Boulder Homes

March 31st, 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 Songs That Mention Boulder

March 31st, 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

Business Confidence in Colorado Drops to its Lowest Recorded Level in 17 Years

March 31st, 2020

The Leeds Business Research Division at CU Boulder has been recording Colorado business confidence for the last 17 years based on a scale, with 50 points being a neutral level. At the beginning of the year, the business confidence level in Colorado was sitting at right about 50, but with the recent layoffs and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the scale has dropped to 29.7, the lowest its been since the scale was introduced–with scores being even lower than 2009 recession level confidence. The scale is compiled from business leaders’ expectations around Colorado and consists of expectations... Read More

Boulder County Reports Positive Telemedicine Experiences

March 30th, 2020

Patients and doctors are reporting positive experiences as doctor’s offices move to telemedicine and online video appointments to practice medicine while maintaining social distancing. A Boulder patient said of the experience, “I think, for all intents and purposes, it was the same as being there. One could even say it might be a little bit better because I didn’t have to drive down there. I didn’t have to expose myself potentially to the (new coronavirus) and it was all done in about 10 minutes.” Many people do not want to make appointments as they do not want to expose themselves,... Read More

Broncos News: Peyton Manning Shares Pep Talk for COVID-19

March 30th, 2020

Peyton Manning took to the Broncos Twitter page this week to share a message pertaining to COVID-19 and how it affects Coloradoans. Manning encourages Coloradoans to stay positive and to help out any way they can, including a link to Help Colorado. The site is looking for volunteers and donations to help at-risk individuals across our state get through the COVID-19 crisis. #BroncosCountry, Colorado needs your help now more than ever. Join Peyton Manning & learn how you can help during this time of need » https://t.co/cipYV4v2JD#StayHomeStayStrong pic.twitter.com/z01jJLoPBM — Denver Broncos... Read More

Pic of the Day!

March 29th, 2020

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Top 10 Work From Home Jobs

March 29th, 2020

1. Bookkeeping $25-100/hr You don’t have to have an extensive knowledge of math to be a bookkeeper; learn the basics of QuickBooks and you’ll be able to offer your services to anyone. 2. Virtual Assistant $25-150/hr Virtual assistant jobs usually consist of basic, but time consuming tasks that companies want delegated elsewhere, including customer service, admin, or emailing clients. 3. Data entry $15-35/hr Data entry is easy and requires little skill other than transferring data, which makes it more competitive to get a job in this field. 4. Customer Service Representative $15-40/hr Having... Read More

Dog of the Day!

March 29th, 2020

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7 Famous CU Boulder Alum

March 28th, 2020

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

5 Movies You Didn’t Know Were Filmed in Boulder

March 28th, 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 Safely Order Takeout During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 28th, 2020

There’s no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, as is stated by the Food and Drug Administration: “Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness,” the agency’s website reads. “Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.”‘ The overwhelming evidence shows that COVID-19 is transmitted from being in close contact with an infectious person,... Read More

How to Handle Mountain Lion and Bear Season in Boulder

March 27th, 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

UPDATED: Boulder Restaurants Takeout and Delivery

March 26th, 2020

Now is a great time to support local businesses by ordering takeout or delivery! UberEats is offering free delivery from local restaurants, so there’s no reason not to; try an old favorite or take this chance to eat something you haven’t before. 740 Front 740 Front Street, Louisville 720-519-1972 740front.com Call to order curbside pickup on Wednesday from noon to 7 p.m. (for pickup Friday between 5 to 7 p.m.) and Thursday from noon to 7 p.m. (for pickup Saturday between 5 and 7 p.m.) Hours may expand; updates will be made on the steakhouse’s website. Arcana 909 Walnut Street, Boulder 303-444-3885 arcanarestaurant.com Starting... Read More