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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

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 Times Buying a Fixer-Upper Might Be a Good Idea

October 14th, 2019

Television shows sometimes make buying and fixing up a home look like the best option for everyone. That’s certainly not the case. However, there are some times and circumstances when purchasing a home that needs some work is a great idea. When you can get an awesome deal Obviously, the best time to buy a house that needs work is when you can get an awesome deal. If your area is experiencing a buyer’s market with plenty of houses available at reasonable prices, then you may be able to snag a fixer-upper at a great price. According to Zillow, on average across the United States, fixer-uppers... 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

Faces of Boulder – Patrick

October 14th, 2019

“This is going to be a little crazy.” explains Patrick, as he leaps over the gap on the summit of Green Mountain. “I’m tapering, so I’m trying not to hurt myself.” he mentions after performing his quite magnificent leap. Stoked to meet a fellow mountain runner with a sense for fun and adventure!  Read More

Good News Colorado

October 13th, 2019

Colorado Wildlife Bull Elk Charges Car in Colorado Caught on Video ‘Zombie Deer’ Escaping from Colorado to Nevada Visit Colorado 3 Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Weekend Boulder Food Hall Set to Open October 11 Yoga Get Your Yoga On: 6 Budgeting Tips For An Aspen Yoga-Nature Staycation Broncos Are Losing…Again We Can’t Fire John Elway – But Here’s Ten Things We Could Do  Read More

Battle of Wills

October 13th, 2019

Some movies only require a script, actors, and a camera. A good and tragically underseen example of this is 2018’s The Standoff at Sparrow Creek, a thriller following an ex-cop investigating a police funeral and his suspicion that the shooter belongs to the same militia he does. It’s a great film that had an estimated budget of $450,000. Costs were kept low by keeping the locations modest. It also helped that the vast majority of scenes were essentially guys talking to each other in rooms. It’s a great film due to smart writing, efficient direction, and strong acting. Does the fact that it... 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

Get Your Yoga On: 6 Budgeting Tips For An Aspen Yoga-Nature Staycation

October 11th, 2019

  I firmly believe that nature is medicine. There is nothing more rejuvenating than unplugging from the world for a few hours, sifting through trees and allowing silence to be your personal tour guide. What is now commonly referred to as forest bathing, the act of immersing yourself in nature while simultaneously being present to your surroundings, can be a moving meditation in and of itself, much like yoga. In fact, both practices strongly correlate with one another. Practicing yoga or meditating out in dense wilderness reaps positive therapeutic benefits. Imagine hiking through the mountains... Read More

We Can’t Fire John Elway – But Here’s Ten Things We Could Do

October 11th, 2019

With two Super Bowl rings as a starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos and one more as a General Manager, it seems that no one has the desire or the cajones to fire John Elway. It’s understandable. The man is a walking legend, a Hall-of-Famer, the face of the franchise, and the greatest quarterback in Bronco history.  The Drive.  The helicopter. This one’s for John! But let’s be honest.  Since winning the Super Bowl in 2015, our legend has been less than legendary.  Since that time, Denver has gone 21-32 with no playoff appearances, is off to a 1-4 start this season, and as currently... Read More

3 Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Weekend

October 10th, 2019

Fall is here, and I am personally so here for it! Originally, I was mourning the end of summer and Leo season, but fall has won me over once again. I’m really in the mood to go all out on fall this year, and if you are too—welcome! Here are some great cute pumpkin patches to visit this weekend to get you in that cozy fall mood! 1. Rock Creek Farm A farm in Broomfield, this is a super cute pumpkin patch with some fun little activities! The best part of this patch? Admission is free! So, if you just want to chill and take in some fall vibes without worrying about an admission cost, this is your... 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

Should Scientists Create a Universal Flu Shot?

October 9th, 2019

Scientists across universities have been given $130 million by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to create a universal flu shot, or a shot that attacks the recurring parts of the flu that go unchanged from year to year. This is great news, but it is expected that it will take at least 7 years to curate. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 year was the worst flu year in over a decade, and the 2018-2019 season broke records, with the flu remaining active and elevated for over 21 weeks. This was despite the also record breaking 169 million vaccine doses given. This year’s... Read More

‘Zombie Deer’ Escaping from Colorado to Nevada

October 8th, 2019

‘Zombie Deer’ is surprisingly similar to what it sounds like; the phrase is referring to chronic wasting disease, a highly contagious disease that affects deer and elk populations and causes lack of fear of humans, lethargy, and emaciation. The disease is not bacterial or viral; instead, it is transmitted by prions similarly to how mad cow disease or Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is spread. These diseases attack brain tissue and are incurable, hence the zombie name. Currently, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas have all shows animals with the disease, and surrounding states fear that it will... Read More

Bull Elk Charges Car in Colorado Caught on Video

October 7th, 2019

In Evergreen Colorado, a mother and daughter were suddenly attacked by a bull elk while driving through the area. The daughter was recording some elk that were in the surrounding area they were driving through when a bull elk decided they were too close. The camera turns away as the elk charges the car with its horns. There was significant damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.  Read More

5 Events for 10/07-10/10

October 7th, 2019

1. Monday Night Wine Dinner at Frasca Food and Wine 10/07 5:30 pm This Monday night wine will feature Baroli from Vietti. Coming from the Barbera grape, Luca will be honoring the grape with “two different delicious Vietti Barbera bottlings, the “Tre Vigne” from Asti and the famed Scarrone from Barolo, to finish the flight with the “Castiglione” Barolo.” 2. Boulder Arts and Crafts Application 10/08 All day The first Tuesday of every month, Boulder Arts and Crafts considers new works and artists for display in the store. Applications can be filled out in-person at the store... Read More

Good News Colorado

October 6th, 2019

Elk Attack Woman Attacked By Elk in Estes Park Caught on Camera Colorado Ski Resorts Opening Days for Colorado Ski Resorts Rockies Nolan Arenado for MVP Boulder Pizza Pizzeria Locale in Boulder named One of the Best Pizzas in America  Read More

I Started a Joke

October 6th, 2019

“So, when you find yourself locked onto an unpleasant train of thought, heading for the places in your head where the screaming is unbearable, remember there’s always madness. Madness is the emergency exit. You can just step outside and close the door on all those dreadful things that happened. You can lock them away…forever.” That dialogue is from The Killing Joke, alternately the best and worst story about The Joker ever written. On its face, the story is simple. The Clown Prince of Crime has kidnapped Commissioner Gordon, and his plan is to drive Gordon mad, proving to both him and... Read More