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Which Ski Area Is Nearest to Boulder?

February 5th, 2023

The closest ski resort to Boulder, Colorado is Eldora Mountain Resort, which is approximately 21 miles west of Boulder. The quickest route between the two is via CO 119 and CO 72. Eldora Mountain Resort has approximately 680 acres of skiable terrain, with a good balance of runs for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. It offers a mix of groomed cruisers, steeper pitches, and gladed tree skiing. The resort has a top elevation of 10,800 feet and a vertical drop of 1,400 feet. It also features 12 chairlifts, 1 magic carpet and over 70 runs, as well as a variety of dining and rental facilities... Read More

Four Tips for Staying Up When the Weather Gets You Down

February 5th, 2023
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It’s more than just a song lyric—rainy days really can get you down! Weather has a definite effect on our emotions. About 9 percent of people fall into a “rain haters” category, a group that feels angrier and less happy on days with more precipitation.  When it’s dark and dreary, some of us are more susceptible to feeling lonely or down. A lack of sunlight can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. This mood disorder usually affects people during the months when daylight becomes more scarce. When exposed to less sunlight, your body produces more melatonin, the hormone which... Read More

Boulder’s most Popular Brunch Restaurants

February 5th, 2023

Boulder, Colorado is known for its vibrant food scene and focus on sustainable, locally-sourced cuisine. The city has earned recognition for its food culture, including being named one of the “Foodiest Small Towns in America” by Bon Appétit magazine. In addition, several individual restaurants in Boulder have received awards and accolades, including James Beard Award nominations for local chefs. Here are some of the popular brunch restaurants in Boulder, Colorado: The Kitchen – known for its farm-to-table cuisine Snooze an A.M. Eatery – a popular breakfast spot with a... Read More

Nightlife in Boulder and the Most Popular Bars

February 4th, 2023

The nightlife in Boulder, Colorado offers a variety of options for entertainment, including live music and happy hours. The city has a thriving music scene with local bands and musicians playing at various venues and bars. Happy hours, which typically offer discounts on food and drinks, are also popular in Boulder and take place at many bars and restaurants. Whether you’re looking to listen to live music, socialize with friends over drinks, or both, there are plenty of options to choose from in Boulder. Here are some popular bars in Boulder, Colorado: The Sink: A classic bar and... Read More

Something is Always Better Than Nothing

February 4th, 2023

We live in an “all or nothing” society.  You are either an exerciser or you aren’t; you are a healthy eater or you aren’t.  The fact of the matter is that the all or nothing attitude is not helping us to be healthier.  The judgment associated with all or nothing is “If you can’t do everything, why do anything?”  You should absolutely do something because something is always better than nothing.  Let me explain. When we skip our walk/run/bike/Zumba® because we don’t have time to do as much as we wanted to meet our goal, then we do ourselves a disservice. Why?  Because we... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

February 4th, 2023

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An Island on the Hill – Boulders Tulagi Bar

February 4th, 2023

Through a combination of nostalgia and legend, some pieces of Boulder never fully disappear. Maybe the best example was an ordinary building in the middle of the Hill known as Tulagi. On walking inside, you were hit with the smell of decades of beer being poured, consumed, and spilled. Past the Tiki-ish foyer, you were deposited into the venue, with an open dance floor as simple as the stage at its head. On either side were raised sitting areas with built-in benches and stacked-stone walls, under-lit to give the feel of a cavern-come-club. Surrounding was a mural with various scenes—all sun-drenched... Read More

Procrastination May Be Hardwired into Your Brain

February 4th, 2023

Are you putting off until tomorrow what you could be doing today? If that’s you, it might not be just a personality trait. A study of over 250 men’s and women’s brain scans revealed that a brain region involved in motivation tends to be larger among people who put things off, while communication between that part of the brain and another involved in taking action appeared to be weaker. This study is the first to scan the brain to identify a neural basis for procrastination. Participants in the study were between the ages of 18 and 35 with no history of neurological or psychiatric disorders.... Read More

A Documentary Film for All Coffee Lovers

February 4th, 2023

Part love letter, part visual treatise, A Film About Coffee is a beautiful documentary that explores the growing field of specialty coffee. It’s a short but comprehensive film that ebbs and flows from roastery to farm to café. With interviews from industry professionals around the world—including company owners, champion baristas, seasoned growers, and dedicated buyers—this food doc covers many bases to prove the importance of ethically sourced and skillfully crafted coffee. By showing the hard work and passion it takes to make a great cup of coffee, A Film About Coffee asks viewers to... Read More

Boulder’s Coldest Temperature Ever Recorded

February 4th, 2023

Boulder, Colorado has experienced some extremely cold temperatures and heavy snowfall in its history. Here are a few fun facts related to the cold and snow in Boulder: The coldest temperature ever recorded in Boulder was -29°F (-34°C) on January 9, 1875. Boulder receives an average of about 100 inches (254 cm) of snow each year, with some winters bringing over 150 inches (381 cm). The city is known for its snow-capped mountains, including Mount Sanitas and the Flatirons, which provide opportunities for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing. During heavy snowfall,... Read More

Boulder’s Most Famous Residents

February 3rd, 2023

Boulder, Colorado is a city located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush and was named after the large boulders in the area. Throughout its history, Boulder has been known for its natural beauty, outdoor recreation opportunities, and its progressive and eco-friendly culture. Some famous residents of Boulder include: David Carradine, an actor best known for his role in the television series “Kung Fu”. Tim Allen, an actor, comedian, and voice artist. Trey Anastasio, a musician and guitarist best known as the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 3rd, 2023

“Skating in general is an individual activity so people might think that there isn’t much of a culture or community, but we do come together. I remember when friend of mine was going through his final stages of ALS. To keep him out of a nursing home, some of the Boulder skating community came together to help fund the medical care so that he could live out his final days in the comfort of this own home. Skaters might have been thought of as punks, not educated, and be up to no good but I think the story has changed.” -Sam    Read More

The University of Colorado’s Early History

February 3rd, 2023

Before Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and before Colorado became a state in 1876, the area was settled by numerous Native American tribes, predominantly inhabited by the Arapaho. The Arapaho were successful nomadic hunters, expanding their presence through trade, warfare, and alliances with other tribes. They were closely allied with the Cheyenne, which allowed their hunting territory to expand greatly and made them a formidable force. Much of their culture revolved around the idea of a warrior, which included not only skills in combat, but also in keeping peace, and in... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

February 3rd, 2023

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Healthy Foods You Might Not Be Eating

February 3rd, 2023

There is a plethora of information about super foods and what you should be eating to be healthy, live longer, have good brain health and more.  You probably already know that avocado is a nutrient superstar, full of healthy monounsaturated fat and linked to successful weight loss.  Dark chocolate is another food celebrity loaded with antioxidants and a protective agent against heart disease.  Let’s talk about some of the unexpected foods that have health benefits that you might not be eating. Embrace egg yolks! Eggs are a misunderstood fat-rich food that’s an incredible source of vitamin... Read More

Looking Back: Boulder Remembers Robin Williams

February 3rd, 2023

Yesterday the world learned of the tragic death of comedian Robin Williams, age 63. His work, spanning across 5 decades, touched the lives of millions, particularly the Boulder community. His career began in the late 70s show, “Mork and Mindy”, which took place in Boulder. Williams played an alien named Mork from the planet Ork, who called the historical Queen Anne home on 1619 Pine St. home. After the tragic and unexpected news of his death, a memorial at the Mork and Mindy house was set up with dozens of mourners leaving flowers and letters for the star. His work following the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 2nd, 2023

“I am in love with traveling and hiking and I want to make it a life goal to make sacrifices to spend money on traveling rather than lots of material goods.” Meet Emily!  She is a sophomore at CU Boulder, majoring in Anthropology and Journalism, while passionately minoring in Spanish. “I am studying abroad in Argentina this summer to practice my Spanish language skills,” she says. What made Emily want to attend CU Boulder? “I grew up in Colorado and as much as I loved the idea of moving to a new state, I wanted to explore Colorado on my own terms. I also appreciated... Read More

Bats; Our Silent Defender

February 2nd, 2023

Bats are often portrayed as creatures of horror. They’re popular around Halloween and in Scooby Doo intros, and they don’t spring to mind as being cute or friendly, but Boulder has actually befriended the bat, and now they’re existence in our ecosystem is essential, and they’re proving to be quite a good friend to have. It’s common to see a bat around Colorado, especially in and around Boulder, given our location near to the flat irons, which are an excellent place to be if you are a bat. Though, bats might be more common than you think. 45% of all bat species in the US can be found in... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

February 2nd, 2023

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5 Reasons To Hit The Slopes With Your Signifiant Other

February 2nd, 2023

For some couples, it can be frustrating to go out into a wintery landscape and work together as a team.  I for one say it’s important to get outside as a couple, and learning how to ski or snowboard or even teaching your significant other how can really help build a relationship. Now granted you need to be patient, and learning how to do either can be a slightly steep learning curve but once you are both proficient it can become a great bonding experience. Here are some of the reasons why.  1. Alone time Even if you live with your significant other it is often hard to actually find time to... Read More