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Dog of the Day!

November 9th, 2019

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Pic of the Day!

November 9th, 2019

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Vaping Illnesses Increasing Support of Marijuana Legalization

October 26th, 2019

As black market vaping products, including THC products, have been increasingly linked to vaping illnesses, support of marijuana legalization has only grown. As marijuana is still illegal on a federal level, agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are unable to regulate products, even in legal states. Meanwhile, legal states are also struggling to keep up with regulation and safety for marijuana products. This is becoming even more of a problem as marijuana related products, including pre-filled vaping cartridges, are far outstripping studies about general vaping risks, and specifically... Read More

5 Best Weekend Events in Boulder

October 25th, 2019

1. Deck the Mall at Pearl Street Mall 10/26-10/27 10 am to 5 pm Start your holiday season off right with a holiday arts and crafts fair. There will be a variety of one of-a-kind seasonal items, unique holiday gifts, and handmade treasures crafted by local artisans. There will also be free live music and a free holiday craft design area. This is the perfect time to stock up on gifts for the whole family! 2. Halloween Carnival at South Boulder Rec Center 10/25 3 pm to 5 pm This annual Halloween carnival is a fun, family-friendly event with a bouncy castle, carnival games, crafts, a photo backdrop,... Read More

Colorado Health Study Finds Major Risks from Fracking

October 24th, 2019

An eagerly awaited health study regarding the safety of fracking has been released. The study, conducted by consulting firm ICF International, found that oil a gas drilling caused health risks at distances greater than the currently established “setback” distance of 500 feet from single family homes and 11oo feet from high occupancy buildings. The study found that there were negative health effects from fracking ranging from 300 feet to 2000 feet. “Exposure to chemicals used in oil and gas development, such as benzene, may cause short-term negative health impacts…during ‘worst-case’... Read More

1-4″ of Snow Expected Across Metro Denver

October 23rd, 2019

A winter storm warning has been issued across Colorado after a temperate Tuesday. By this afternoon, there will be a strong cold front and scattered rain showers. By sunset, the rain will have changed to snow and is expected to snow throughout the night in some areas. There will be little snow in northeast Colorado, but heavier snow is possible in the foothills. The Winter Storm Watch has been issued across the Palmer Divide between Denver and Colorado Springs, with the potential of 5-8 inches of snow with isolated higher totals. By Thursday and Friday, the weather should clear up, moving all the... Read More

Denver Named 10th Best City in the World for Travel

October 22nd, 2019

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

5 Events in Boulder 10/21

October 21st, 2019

1. Happy Hour at West Flanders 10/23 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Three groups will be in attendance at this week’s happy hour at West Flanders: 9th Hour Happy Hour Boulder; Boulder, Louisville New in Town; and Laid-back Singles Boulder/Denver. Everyone is free to join, and the meetup will happen on the second floor overlook. There will be drinks and food if you’re hungry! 2. Tailgate Party at Boulder Marriott 10/24 4 pm to 6 pm Join the Marriott in celebrating CU Boulder and football season with a tailgating party. The Marriott will provide all of the essentials, including brats and brews,... Read More

Colorado Proposes Law to Ban Additives in Marijuana Vape Products

October 19th, 2019

With a string of illnesses and vaping related deaths in the last few months, the public has been turning a harsh eye towards all vaping products, including marijuana products. Several vaping related illnesses have been seen in Colorado, and nearly all of the patients were using a combination of tobacco and marijuana products. The source of the illness is still unknown, but many have pointed towards black market vaping products. In an effort to quell some of the destruction of vaping related illnesses, particularly in teens and young adults, many cities have taken it upon themselves to remove flavored... Read More

5 Weekend Events in Boulder

October 18th, 2019

1. American International Film and Art Festival at Boulder Public Library 10/18 to 10/20 This weekend kicks off the American International Film and Art Festival in Boulder with a beautiful showcase of independent art and cinema from around the world. Day 2 on the 19th is a free event and will include: Bohemian Biergarten: Free Film Forum Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm “Hacking Hollywood” part #2 with Trai Cartwright, sponsored by the Boulder Film Incubator (From Concept to Financing to Distribution). Step and Repeat  Screenings: Festival Film Trailers Special Virtual Reality Film Showcase:  ‘Defrost:... Read More

5 Facts About the Flu Shot Before Flu Season

October 17th, 2019

There’s a whole host of misinformation regarding the flu shot, and with this season set to be a particularly nasty year, it’s important to dispel any myths. 1. The flu season generally runs from late October to May. You will need a new flu shot for every flu season as the virus changes between seasons 2. Flu vaccines can fight multiple strains of the flu, and will help lessen symptoms if you do get the flu 3. The flu vaccine protects 40-60% of people on average every year. Even if you claim to never get sick without the flu shot, you may actually be symptomless but still passing on... Read More

Denver and Colorado Springs Ranked Among Worst Drivers in the Nation

October 16th, 2019

A new study put together by Quote Wizard ranked U.S. cities to see who really has the worst driver. Drivers were ranked based on accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and citations that were reported throughout the year. Denver landed a top ten…or rather bottom ten, spot at number 8 for worst drivers in the nation. Colorado Springs was not far behind at number 16. The worst ranked city for driving was Portland, Oregon. Top ranked cities for best drivers include Detroit, MI, Louisville, KY, and Chicago, IL. 10 worst driving cities: 1 Portland, OR 2 Boise, ID 3 Virginia Beach, VA 4 Columbus,... Read More

Boulder Selected for Google Fellowship Program

October 16th, 2019

The Google Fellowship Program aims to help nonprofits and governments through a Google team experienced in product management, software engineering and UX design skills to provide up to six months of pro bono work for the city. This program will help underserved neighborhoods and people gain access to city services and programs online that are not currently easily accessible. This may include easier access to services such as recreation center discounts and scholarships, affordable housing programs, food tax rebates, childcare subsidy, financial assistance program for older adults and energy rebates. “The... Read More

Top 3 Bars in Nederland

October 14th, 2019

1. Pioneer Inn Pioneer Inn has been around for over 50 years and has a little bit of everything: cold beer, good food, pool, and live music. Check their calendar for who’s playing next, but you can also stop by most nights and see what’s happening as there’s music at least three nights a week, with an open jam and blues jam weekly. Happy hour: 3pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday Free Pool Small Plates $3-5 Domestic Bottles of Beer $2 Rolling Rock (on tap) $2 Pints on Tap $4 (Avery Rascal, Avery IPA & Lefthand Sawtooth Amber) Well $4 ​ 2. The Branding Iron The Branding Iron... Read More

Boulder Man Can’t Wait for Winter, Makes His Own Snow to Snowboard

October 14th, 2019

Even though it snowed in Boulder last week, a local man was unable to wait for winter to really come to start snowboarding. So, he took matters into his own hands. Charles Destefano made his own snow machine for a ramp in his backyard so he can take up snowboarding now instead of waiting for November or December for more snow. “There’s a brass ball valve and then there’s a bunch of spouts that are gonna lead to a sprinkler head. It shoots really, really fine water so when it hits the air, nature does all the rest,” explained Destafano. “Yes [I’m] obsessed, it’s... Read More

5 Events in Boulder for the Week of 10/14

October 14th, 2019

1. BUKU with ESSEKS, FRQNCY, YOKO B2B OPTICS at Fox Theatre Doors: 8:30 pm, show: 9 pm Per Buku’s website, “With a menacing grasp on sound design and music theory, Buku combines deceptively simple and emotive melodies, laden with resounding low-end and intricate drum patterns. With a love of drums rooted early in his childhood, his work reflects his passion for percussion laced with elements only a trained ear could produce.” 2. Fall Fest at Thorne Nature Experience 10/14 10 am Celebrate your day off and fall at the Thorne Nature Experience with nature crafts, face-painting,... Read More

Coors and Lagunitas Join Cannabis Drink Market in Colorado

October 12th, 2019

Coors and Lagunitas are both going to try their hand at marijuana infused beverages in Colorado. Coors will be distributing a non-alcoholic carbonated CBD soda and sparkling beverage line. Distribution will be limited to Denver. “We see a big demand for high-quality and unique products in the non-alcoholic space,” Coors Distributing Company marketing director Jennifer DeGraff says in a statement announcing the deal. “While both brands are locally produced and focus on using high-quality ingredients to deliver superior tasting products that stand out above competition, they each... Read More

Boulder Beer Company to Downsize by Nearly 50%

October 12th, 2019

Colorado’s oldest craft brewery, Boulder Beer Company, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary. However, over the next two months, the company will be reducing the company by nearly 50%, laying off 21 of its employees and selling off its canning and bottling lines as well as the larger brewing tanks. Small craft breweries across the country have been forced to downsize or sell as competition for great beer becomes fierce. For example, another Boulder favorite, Avery Brewing, sold 70% of its business to Founders Brewing Co. this year. Sales of craft beer have also slowed over the last few... Read More

5 Weekend Events in Boulder

October 11th, 2019

1. Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow at Boulder Public Library 10/12-10/14 The second annual Boulder Valley Indigenous Peoples Day Pow Wow celebrates the beauty of indigenous culture and history while respecting the ancestors and current residents of Boulder County. The pow wow and parade happen on Monday the 14th and begins at Pearl Street Mall and ends at the Pow Wow grounds at the Boulder International Peace Garden. 2. Justin Willman at Boulder Theater 10/12 Doors: 7 pm, show 8 pm Magician/comedian Justin Willman will be performing at Boulder Theater. Justin Willman began his career... Read More

Boulder Food Hall Set to Open October 11

October 10th, 2019

Rosetta Hall, the highly anticipated food hall in Boulder, is set to open this week on Friday, October 11th at 11 am. The food hall is located at 1109 Walnut Street, next door to the Rio Grande. There will be 10 food vendors that were hand picked from Boulder to open a restaurant in the food hall. There will also be a rooftop bar and patio. After dark, the space will become a dance hall and nightclub. Here’s a lineup of the chefs and restaurants that will be offered, per the food hall’s website. Folsom Foods American Justin Brunson You’re going to love our interpretation... Read More