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6 Famous Bands From Colorado

November 28th, 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

November 22nd, 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

22 Breathtaking Photos of Colorado

November 18th, 2021

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7 Fun Facts About CU Boulder

November 17th, 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

November 16th, 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 Unknown and Fascinating Facts About Boulder

November 16th, 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

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

November 15th, 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

The Best Sandwich Shop in Boulder

November 13th, 2021

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

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

November 12th, 2021

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 Best Hikes in Boulder to do This Weekend!

November 11th, 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

10 Best Ski Towns in Colorado

November 9th, 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

10 Songs That Mention Boulder

November 7th, 2021

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 Famous CU Boulder Alum

November 6th, 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

Boulder: The Happiest City in The U.S.

November 2nd, 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

Boulder #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

September 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

How to Become a Boulderite

August 28th, 2021

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

Best Trails in Boulder

August 28th, 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

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

August 26th, 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

CAUTION: Mountain Lion Spotted on Boulders’ Anne U. White Trail Prompting Closures – Top Tips to Coexist

July 8th, 2021

With the recent sightings of mountain lions going up in Boulder, 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 with cubs. Never... Read More

5 Things Not to Do if You Encounter a Bear

July 7th, 2021

With bear season hitting in Colorado, it’s important to know what to do if you run into one of the creatures, whether it be on a hike or even in your own backyard. Here are seven things not to do if you do run into one: 1. Panic Remain calm and take a look at your surroundings. You’ll want to know if there’s any babies around that a mama bear might be protecting, and you’ll want to gather people around you if at all possible as bears avoid groups of humans. 2. Run Don’t run! Bears will only see this as an opportunity to chase you. Instead, remain calm and plant your... Read More