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The Wolves will be out Tonight in Boulder!

April 7th, 2020

As a beautiful sign of humanity, people all across Colorado have been howling every night at 8pm to show solidarity during these hard times. Well tonight is the biggest supermoon of 2020 (the Pink Moon), making tonight howls extra special. At 8pm MST, the Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide will be live streaming actual wolves joining the howl! Be sure to check them out on Facebook for the livestream and howl with the Colorado wolves!    Read More

Faces of Boulder – Woody!

April 7th, 2020

Meet Woody! Woody visits the dog daycare I help out at every so often, and has quite the personality. Some of his favorite things include belly rubs, a good stick, and catching his own tail (which he is extremely good at I might add). Rumor has it, if you pet him behind the ear in just the right way, his tail can wag near the speed of light. Boulder is home to many incredible and interesting animals, and Woody is no exception.  Read More

The Top Seven Sports of Quarantine

April 7th, 2020

With no professional sports, no collegiate athletics, and the Summer Olympics postponed until next year, the assumption is that sports are gone for now as we sit and wait for it all to return. But that’s not true. Even with the quarantine limiting our access, and changing life’s rules, sport continues on. Here are the top seven sports of quarantine. Tik Tok – Once considered a basic social app that just needed a teenager, a trendy song, and a simple 15 second dance routine, Tik Tok is now a major sport in most households. With nothing but time on our hands, Tik Tok now requires 37 takes... Read More

‘Super Pink Moon’ Biggest Supermoon of 2020 Happening Tonight

April 7th, 2020

You can still practice social distancing and watch a Supermoon! The biggest Supermoon of 2020, called the Super Pink Moon, is occuring tonight. While named pink, the moon will actually glow its usual golden color before fading to white. The moon is called a pink moon because it often coincides with the wildflowers blooming. The moon will reach peak illumination at 10:35 p.m. eastern time. This is the second to last Supermoon this year, so be sure you catch it!  Read More

Confessions of a Budtender – Cannabis Capital

April 7th, 2020

Do you want to be a better budtender? Then go to Amsterdam. Working in the industry in America with knowledge of the old world is priceless and it can be a good way to reconnect with cannabis if you are a long-time budtender. After a time, so much weed goes through your hands that it can start to become just another commodity. It is easy to get in a rut, and it is easy to forget how much you love this plant when you find yourself cranking it out daily at work. Visiting the city can provide a memorable and immersive learning experience that can provoke imagination, introduce unknown subject matter,... Read More

Man “Posts” Dad Jokes in Front Yard in the Midst of Pun-Demic

April 7th, 2020

There wasn’t always the internet to get your thoughts out to the world. Before the internet, if you wanted to tell people something you had to tell them in-person. With social distancing making that more difficult, one man in LA wanted to get his jokes out to the world in the middle of the pandemic, and settled on hand-written signs in his front yard to illicit groans (and maybe a few laughs).  Read More

Homes Across Boulder Being Pulled off the Market – Real Estate Update

April 7th, 2020

With turbulence in the market, it is also expected that real estate will be effected, however year over year, Boulder Country has seen nearly the exact same amount of homes (March 2019 – 2020). That said, the last few weeks have seen a significant decline (17%) in properties under contract from the prior week. Here are the latest Boulder CO homes for sale on Zillow: 3360 Loyola Ct, Boulder, CO 80305 5668 Rim Rock Ct, Boulder, CO 80301 605 20th St, Boulder, CO 80302 112 Genesee Ct, Boulder, CO 80303 4985 Twin Lakes Rd APT 88, Boulder, CO 80301   One of the biggest signs of a cooling... Read More

Gov Polis Extends Stay-at-Home Order to April 26

April 7th, 2020

Gov Polis announced Monday evening that he was extending the stay-at-home order to April 26 at a minimum. The order comes after many school districts in Colorado made the decision to continue online schooling for the rest of the semester. “If there is any way to safely end it sooner, then we will,” Polis said. “And likewise if Coloradans aren’t staying at home and the numbers of the dead and dying continue to increase, then it could go longer…The sheer size of this crisis has forced us to take a series of drastic measures that we would have thought unthinkable, unimaginable just... Read More

Fortitude Ranch in Colorado is Providing an Underground Pandemic Shelter

April 6th, 2020

In Colorado Springs, a 50-acre development with guard towers and a secure perimeter is preparing for the fall of civilization. The development is owned by former military intelligence officer and Harvard Ph.D. Drew Miller. His bunkers are 10 x 10-foot spaces, and there are long basements that have 3-foot earth cover overhead. For a membership fee of $1,000 per person, you will receive ten vacation days each year at any of the ranch locations. In the event of a catastrophe and civil collapse, all members are allowed for the duration of the disaster with no time limits. Each ranch can hold up to... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 6th, 2020

“Why do I love Boulder? Because it’s so diverse. You have rich white people dressed as rich white people, poor white people dressed as rich white people, rich white people dressed as poor white people, and poor white people dressed like poor white people.” The crowd that surrounds Sam Malcolm on Pearl Street Mall laughs and awkwardly observes the throng of people swarming by. Sam grew up on a Paiute reservation in Nevada. He came to Boulder in 2009 to pursue juggling and street performing. With torches in hands, Sam does death defying feats of juggling, and keeps the crowd laughing with... Read More

How to Make a Homemade Face Mask Without a Sewing Machine

April 6th, 2020

The Center for Disease Control and Governor Polis have recommended that all individuals wear a face mask while in public to help protect themselves and others. However, with the increasing difficulty in getting a N95 masks, people are being forced to make homemade masks. If you don’t have a sewing machine, don’t fret, as there have been tutorials all over the internet for making homemade masks without the need for sewing and using simple equipment such as bandanas. First, fold your bandana into a long rectangle, wide enough from top to bottom to cover both your nose and mouth, and... Read More

Looking forward to a Day at the Creek (When the World Opens up Again): Video

April 6th, 2020

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3 Feel-Good Stories for April 6th

April 6th, 2020

From Zoom Weddings to Drive-By Birthdays: Life Goes On Bride and groom Erin Hensley and Dustin Smith hosted a Zoom wedding in Colorado this week with over 40 guests in attendance and a cardboard cutout of the father-of-the-bride to accompany her down the “aisle.” In Arvada, a 102 year old woman celebrated her birthday with a drive-by birthday parade attended by family, officers, and firefighters. Jeffco Music Teacher Rickroll Students in Zoom Meeting <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Jeffco Music teachers want you to know that we miss you, and can’t... Read More

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

April 6th, 2020

The grand red sign and huge white marquee of Boulder’s Fox Theatre give the building a sense of purpose and permanence. This strong identity boldly contrasts the complex and confusing history of the building itself. This nearly 90 year old space has housed vaudeville acts, a cafe, and a other interesting things in between. The building sitting at 1135 13th Street on The Hill was constructed in 1926 by Adrian G. Diez, but was first owned a Mr. William Beach. Beach sold the building to Diez in 1926, and the building changed hands no less than 8 times to become what it is today. Its first... Read More

Masks Popping up on Runner Statues Across the Country, Including Boulder

April 6th, 2020

The federal government now recommends the use of masks when in public places on ‘essential’ trips, and with that comes a movement from the running community in order to share the message. Across the country, from the Boston Marathon to our backyard here in Boulder, runner statues are now rocking low-tech face masks. As a symbol of the time, these masks represent the need to be safe and do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, even while exercising at a safe distance from others. The recommendations to wear masks are as much for individuals who are COVID-19 positive to lower the... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 5th, 2020

“I love the music scene in Boulder, Colorado in general. I think it’s great that something can bring a community together.”  Read More

Boulder County Town Named Second Richest in the State

April 5th, 2020

Superior, a town in Boulder County, has been named the second richest City in Colorado, following only The City of Cherry Hills Village. According to HomeSnacks.net, Superors median income is a stunning $126,430/year with a population of just over 13k. For comparison, the City of Boulder had a medium income of $66,117, which was ranked 57 on HomeSnacks list of Colorado cities.  Read More

Video of the Day! Baby Lion and Tiger Battle it Out

April 5th, 2020

Baby lion and tiger playing  Read More

The Rich are Fleeing to Underground Bunkers Across the Nation; is Boulder Next?

April 5th, 2020

Banish the idea of an underground bunker being a cement jail cell. The rich are leaving to their underground bunkers in droves, from South Dakota to Kansas to Germany, to ultra-comfortable, ultra-chic underground bunkers that are exploding in popularity. One specialist says that proprietors of the bunkers have helicopters on the standby just in case they need to make an urgent exit, and waiting for them are below-ground swimming pools, tennis courts and gourmet food rations. If you’re not super-rich, one millenial is capitalizing on selling the middle class bunkers that start as low as $36,000.... Read More

Ignition

April 5th, 2020

Portrait of a Lady on Fire is streaming on Hulu.   Connections are everything. We all know that humans are social animals. We all know that there’s an inescapable aspect of us that yearns to be around others. That connection might be on a professional level, a familial level, a romantic level. Even introverts, who might feel like they have been in training for current events, need somebody else in their lives. Making the right connection is hard enough. You have to be in the right place at the right time with the right person. Even then, the bonds can be tenuous. Ghosting seems like a 21st-century... Read More