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Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day ~ Derek & Molly!

December 30th, 2022

This dynamic couple moved to the Boulder area ten years ago after meeting in Seattle and tying the knot. After meeting in college, these two realized that they loved sharing outdoor adventures together and for them, that created an unbreakable bond. After their wedding, they decided they were ready for some new adventures, so they said goodbye to Seattle and hello to Boulder. “Nothing can beat the Colorado Rockies,” says Molly, “we see ourselves here for quite some time.” You can see their smiles and happiness radiating all the way down the trail. It was a pleasure meeting... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day ~ Lydia & her Dog Jack!

February 3rd, 2022

Almost every day, rain (or snow) or shine, Lydia takes her dog, Jack, to Chautauqua Park for some outside play time. Living only a short drive from the park, she has great access to all of the trails and wide open space that the park has to offer. Lydia grew up around Boulder area. She moved to Oregon for a few years for a previous job, but missed the Colorado mountains too much. But after those few quick years, she moved right back to the area, bought a quaint home in North Boulder where she now lives with her husband, her dog, Jack, and her cat. Lydia spends a lot of time outside hiking,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

May 16th, 2020

I met Meredith last week at Blue Rose Tattoo parlor on University Hill in Boulder. Meredith moved here from Florida and pursued her passion in body art and piercings. After working in the Denver location for a while, she transferred to the Boulder location and loves it. She loves meeting and talking to new people while doing her job, but what she loves the most about it is that she can leave a positive, lasting memory on someone. Meredith moved to Boulder because she was tired of Florida and tired of the East Coast. She said her favorite things about Boulder are, “low humidity, low judgement.”... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 4th, 2016

There isn’t a place Natalie doesn’t go without her dog, Bruno. This past weekend, Natalie and Bruno explored the back country of Nederland and enjoyed the warming weather. “Almost every weekend, we spend our days hiking together. He goes everywhere with me,” said Natalie. Just like her, Bruno was decked out in his own personal hiking gear – jacket, water bottle, snacks, and toys. Natalie is a teacher from Longmont and is a dog trainer on the side. Besides hiking, she enjoys cooking, reading, and curling up by the fire with a good book. Her ideal Saturday is spend... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 29th, 2016

Originally from Portland, Oregon, Garrett has always had a love for the mountains and the outdoors. Seven years ago, he relocated with his wife, Julie, to Denver and quickly realized that the city life wasn’t for them. After a couple short years in Denver, Garrett and his wife moved to Niwot in Boulder County where they could escape the busy city lifestyle and settle down in the countryside. “I see us staying there for quite some time,” he said. Garrett goes hiking, camping, and backpacking on a regular basis with his local friends, and sometimes his wife enjoys tagging along.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 28th, 2016

Meet Rae – an aspiring photographer and art student at CU Boulder. Rae was out and about by Boulder Creek near CU’s campus capturing pictures for her upcoming photography project. She loves getting out in nature and capturing what she sees through her camera lens. As a senior, she is planning her next steps after graduation. She plans on staying in the Boulder area to pursue her love of art and capturing the landscape around her. “There is no better retreat for me than to get out of the routine and lost in nature. I make sure to do a solo hike and photo shoot every week,”... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 15th, 2016

Mason and Allie are brand new to the Boulder area and started off their first official day by hiking the first Flatiron Trail. Allie moved to the area from Philadelphia to prepare for starting her degree at CU Boulder. In the mean time, Mason is planning on working in Denver for a construction company. This couple loves the outdoors, and obviously moved to the right area for their lifestyle. When these two aren’t working or studying, they plan on hiking and rock climbing. Allie said she especially looks forward to the upcoming Boulder Farmer’s Market and loves how Boulder is behind... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 8th, 2016

Spring is right around the corner and this time of year for Boulder is lively and energetic! Luckily, this winter has been a pretty mild one but people like Katie can’t wait for the consistent warm weather. Katie is an outdoor enthusiast and avid hiker. She works in retail during the day and bar tends by night and her busy work life balances out with her busy social life. She said her favorite thing about Boulder is the endless amounts of micro brews to check out with family and friends. “Even though I’m working a lot, I love interacting with people and love the jobs I do. So... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 7th, 2016

Happy Monday, Boulder! Kevin and Andrea spend their Mondays running on the trails in Chautauqua Park. Every morning, they spend a little time together before they both are off to their separate jobs. “We both are very busy, so we make sure to spend a little time together every day doing what we both love to do – running and hiking,” says Kevin. Andrea mentioned that they met in college, as cross country runners, and since then have become inseparable. “We keep each other motivated,” she said. What a better way to spend time in the mountains, than with the one you... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 1st, 2016

This Portland, Oregon native just moved to Colorado in the middle of January to experience the mountain lifestyle. Meet Allison, an outdoor enthusiast and world traveler! Allison originally knew she was bitten by the travel bug ten years ago right before she started college. She participated in a study abroad program in Copenhagen that allowed her to travel all throughout Europe for 6 months. Since then, Allison took a year to move back to Oregon to pack her things and see her friends and family before she was off to her next destination, San Francisco. In the past few years, she has traveled... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 29th, 2016

A good weekend for this Virginia native consists of spending time in the mountains. Mike, an avid outdoorsman from Williamsburg, Virginia, drove across the country to the Colorado Rockies just over two years ago after graduating from Virginia Tech with a Biology degree. He said moving here was the best decision he could have made and he hasn’t looked back. Currently, Mike is living in Firestone with a few of his buddies and his dog, Lucas. You can find him working at the local Boulder brewery and restaurant, BRU Handbuilt Ales & Eats, a great place for delicious, unique beers and gourmet... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 23rd, 2016

This Florida native is loving her new life in Colorado! Meet Stephanie, a junior year economics major at CU Boulder. She moved out here when she started college three years ago and says she has no intention of moving back to the East Coast. “I love the weather here, I love the people I’ve met, I love the mountains, I love everything about where I am,” she said. After college, she intends to move to Denver with her current roommate and start a career there. She still plans to make her way to the mountains and Boulder almost every weekend, expressing that it’s become her... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 16th, 2016

After a long work week, Gabe spends his Friday evening out at Murphy’s Taphouse in Louisville with some of his co-workers. What better way to kick off the weekend? Gabe is a Colorado native who was born and raised in Longmont, and he doesn’t plan on leaving any time soon. He is currently a project manager at a Logistics company in Louisville but in his free time, you can find him at a local sport event or hanging out with his friends and family. Growing up, Gabe spend a lot of time with his dad, brother, and grandparents going to the local CU games. “So my favorite thing about... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 15th, 2016

Meet Brannen, Daniel, Carter, Thomas, Johnny, and Dennis (pictured left to right), the six-member band of FutureBirds. This indie rock band started their career back in 2008 out of Athens, GA and ended up playing at a local show this past Friday and Saturday night. The band is known for their unique country-rock infused sound and high energy shows; those qualities definitely showed this weekend. After the show, Carter, the guitarist/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist, shared a little about himself and the band. “I’m so happy we’re here and I’m excited to see where we’ll... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 9th, 2016

John is a Colorado native who currently lives in the Denver area. He visits the Boulder parks often with his dog, Riley, where they love doing off-trail exploring together. John spends most of his time working with his construction company, but when he is off work, he spends the rest of his time outside and with his dog. “Riley is already five now, and she has been out here hiking, camping, and snowshoeing with me since she was just a pup,” he said. When John has finally comes inside from the outdoors, he loves checking out new breweries in the Boulder and Denver area. Avery Brewing... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

February 1st, 2016

Snow storms don’t stop this avid runner. Meet Carrie, a trail runner from Knoxville, Tennessee. Carrie moved to the Boulder area two years ago, after living in Denver for two years. She leads a very active lifestyle; she loves climbing, hiking, and biking, but her favorite activity is trail running. She started running in high school for her cross country and track team and she said “it just stuck.” “For me, running is a way for me to escape to nature for a while and leave any stress behind,” she said. Running in the snow doesn’t bother her at all. She mentioned... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 26th, 2016

Colder weather and a little bit of snow doesn’t stop Jennifer from an afternoon of hiking. Sugarloaf Mountain is one of Jennifer’s personal favorite local hikes. “It’s super close to Boulder, where I live, and offers amazing views of the Rockies. I do this hike regularly, ” she said. The views of Sugarloaf stretch over the vast Plains to the east, the Boulder Group to the southeast, the Indian Peaks to the west, and Longs Peak and Rocky Mountain National Park to the north and northwest. Born in Florida, Jennifer moved here to study at CSU in Fort Collins, then moved... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 25th, 2016

Sabina visited Boulder for a long weekend, escaping the brutal snow storm on the East Coast. Born in Bosnia, she moved to Hartford, Connecticut, in 2000 with her family. She then moved to Baltimore, Maryland to attend college and decided to stay to start her career. Growing restless, she decided to take a long weekend to see the mountains of Colorado and visit some friends. Immediately, she was blown away by the natural beauty of the area and the amount of places to see and experience. Her favorite thing about Boulder is “the freedom, the fresh air, and the overwhelming desire to explore.”... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

January 19th, 2016

As I was walking around to some shops, I stumbled upon a new, local pet store in downtown Louisville. When I walked inside to check it out, I met Steve and his friendly pup, Hank. Steve is the owner of Louie’s Pet Supply, which opened in Louisville last February. Steve was born and raised in Boulder and after living in Denver for 20 years, he decided to move back up north to jump start his business. Before opening Louie’s, Steve worked in the pet food manufacturing industry, but wanted to make his own company focusing on pet retail and all natural pet food. Along with his store, Steve... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 18th, 2016

Mountain Sun is a fun, laid back restaurant known for its craft beers, amazing service and tasty pub grub. Two aspects of the restaurant that I notice the most are the friendly atmosphere and the happy people working there. Jud moved to Boulder from Oklahoma after attending college near his hometown. When he moved, he originally started working in arboriculture, the study of tree cultivation and management. After an unfortunate snowboarding accident, Jud broke his leg and could no longer handle the physical demands of his job. That’s when he stumbled upon his current job at Mountain Sun. “I... Read More