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Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

September 27th, 2016

Jared Elmore “Boulder has been on my mind because of its unbeatable and original outdoor beauty. Inspiring because the music I  make has historically and even now come from the mountains. Music bit me like a bug. Performing is what keeps me alive.. It’s a thrill!” Thanks Jared!  Read More

Looking for a Local Copywriter or Editor?

May 18th, 2016

All-American Editorial Services (www.allamericaneditorial.com) is a Boulder-based company that provides copywriting and editing services for small businesses, independent authors, and professionals. Their team has been helping clients in a number of industries, including accounting, publishing, tech, and education. What Makes All-American Editorial Services Different? The company’s founder, Miranda Kozman, left the world of big publishing after she was approached by a number of people who were struggling to find high-quality, competent writers and editors. The story was always the same. Businesses... Read More

Featured Artist: Flash Mountain Flood

April 7th, 2016

For AboutBoulder’s first featured musician profile, I went to see, and subsequently sat down and chatted with Boulder’s own Flash Mountain Flood! FMF consists of five members: Logan Green (lead guitar, vocals), Wes Rather (rhythm guitar, vocals), Derek Dames (bass, vocals), Paul Copoulos (keys, organ) Taner Clark (drums, percussion). The group is currently in residency at Owsley’s Golden Road on the Hill, a little dive absolutely covered in posters and paraphernalia in homage to the Grateful Dead, and other artists relevant to the psychedelic San Francisco scene of the 1960s (with a lovely... Read More

Frozen Dead Guy Days Survival Guide

March 16th, 2016

FDGD is USA Today’s #5 Cultural festival in the country as of 2015. With a Facebook following around 12k and an annual turnout that consumes 50k in merchandise, 100 kegs, 100 cases of beer, and 9k in liquor drinks, things can get wild. We’re here to help you navigate the festival like a pro and get the most bang for any buck you spend. Many of the best events are free anyway! So why should this festival be on your bucket list? We asked a few people at 2016’s FDGD to find out: “I’m from Kansas and my buddies in Colorado said I had to cone this year. They told me... Read More

Get On Board the Silver Sage Train

February 12th, 2016

Alan O’Hashi, Silver Sage Village Community resident, hosted his monthly “shmoozer” gathering at The Dairy Center of the Arts on February 9th, at 7pm in the Boedecker Theatre. The name of the event and film screening, “Aging Gratefully: The Power of Community,” introduced an important and developmental movement for the elderly culture: co-housing. O’Hashi, recovering from a septic ulcer and a life-altering lung disease, collaborated a film-full of interviews with Silver Sage residents, located in North Boulder, and the benefit of aging together, successfully. Silver Sage re-defines... Read More

Queer Ye Queer Ye!

January 30th, 2016

On Wednesday, January 26th at 5pm, CU professor Ximena Keogh Serrano hosted a “Queer Coalition” event in the Student Center at Naropa University. Keogh craft-fully led conversation regarding how to navigate the normative demands of this world and how identity and self-concept are wrongfully developed by false narratives (as told by who, and what makes them experts)? Together, the group explored concepts of the gender binary and the influence of language on society, the colors “blue and pink,” as self-constructed theories of “feminine and masculine,” the he/she assumption, labels,... Read More

6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know

January 13th, 2016

We can’t say for sure if being in Boulder makes you a better or more successful person, but these celebrities from our fair city lend some credibility to the notion. And since we aren’t a gossip site, these won’t all be film and TV stars. We are showing you real people from Boulder who did, and are doing, interesting and popular things with their lives. 3OH!3 Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte make up the electronica group 3OH!3, which received national success with their song “Don’t Trust Me”. They gained even more attention when they collaborated with Ke$ha... Read More

From Australia to America and Back: Dempsey Does Boulder Right

January 9th, 2016

There is no better way to understand the meaning of Boulder, than to have observed through friendship, the year-long process of foreign exchange student, Matt Dempsey. Dempsey quickly transitioned from “outsider” to “insider,” making his stay here seem short, and his move back home, to Australia, difficult for all the lives he touched in his time here. Having participated in his “Bye Bye Boulder Bash” last week, Dempsey’s imprints on this town remain among us, as well as the impact Boulder has made on him. In the attempt to uncover the heart and core of Boulder, Dempsey’s... Read More

Holidays the Boulder Way…

December 19th, 2015

“Do you see what I see? “Do you hear what I hear? Do you know what I know? A song, a song, high above the trees With a voice as big as the sea.” -Adapted from the Christmas song, “Do You Hear What I Hear?” It’s holiday – “holy day”- time, where gratitude is abundant, generosity is expected and the cheerful spirits, endless. One could think an esteemed city like Boulder is expected to “go big,” in regards to its celebrations. Is that how holidays are done? I challenge you to look closer. Part of what makes Boulder best is the silent and unspoken encouragement... Read More

Jordan’s Journey With Amnesty

December 12th, 2015

In lieu of the recent current events and with 2015 nearing its end, one might be asking how we can contribute to the maintenance of our safety. What does is mean to feel safe, emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually? What is the impact of one individual? What is our worth on this planet and how do we not get bogged down by the immensity of our capacity to destroy? How do we rise to do our part and respond, instead, with our hearts- to heal, to love, to resolve? Jordan Thomas, a twenty-year old Junior at CU Boulder, majoring in International Affairs, has been president of the Amnesty International... Read More

Meet Molly: The Magic in Her Music

December 5th, 2015

Molly Kollier, a twenty-two year old music major at Naropa University and three year Boulder resident, has been utilizing the local Laughing Goat Coffee House to communicate her message since her first days here. Since her move to Boulder, Kollier has actively sought out where Boulder most values the voices of singer/songwriters, where “people will be listening and engaged with the lyrics” (Kollier). Kollier claims that she feels safest at the Laughing Goat, a mutual feeling shared by the tight-knit community of regulars that consistently visit to the shop. As a student, hostess/busser and... Read More

The Stories Behind the Stuffs

November 21st, 2015

Art is usually classified as the end result of some creation, innovation, or production of something constructed from nothing. ArtParts Creative Reuse Center, a newly operating nonprofit in Boulder, located just off 28th street, is brilliant in the way it harbors the possibility of art before it is made. Using 100% donation based products, ArtParts is a home of ideas waiting to be thought of, an opportunity for sparks to fly and light bulbs to go off at the sight of a textile; this store is full of game changers, heaven to any type of artist, dreamer, engineer, assembler, student, crafter, innovator,... Read More

The Joy of Toys

November 14th, 2015

With the holiday season in full swing and Starbucks cup controversies aflame, it’s imperative we resort back to the roots of holiday cheer. What is the substance of holiday celebration? What gives us joy? For adults, perhaps it’s family time. For chefs, maybe it’s the abundant seasonal food opportunity. For children, it may be picking out, trying out, and receiving gifts. Regardless, the underlying theme, for any and all age groups, is a playful spirit; that is the gateway to all things grand. Grandrabbit’s Toy Shoppe exudes all forms of the word “grand;” grand, meaning... Read More

All Hail Andrea (If You Know What’s Good For Ya)

November 7th, 2015

There is no one bolder than Boulder resident, LGBTQ and mental health advocate, social and political activist, artist, and slam poet Andrea Gibson, who performed at CU’s Glenn Miller Ballroom on November 5th at 7pm. Gibson is nothing short of a warrior, and this homcoming stop on this tour was a gift to every listener in the audience. Embodying the strongest, bravest, and most courageous hearts that inhabit this city, Gibson left few with dry eyes by the end of the set, but left everyone with an opportunity to share free hugs afterwards. Gibson writes what people cannot say and stands as... Read More

The Meaning of Halloweening

October 31st, 2015

Ghouls, ghosts, goblins, galore! Today marks one of the most fiery of fall festivities, an opportunity for our world to enter into any other of our choosing. It is an art, really; with tools in the forms of costumes, candy, celebrations of all creatures, characters and imaginative creations. For a couple days, Project Runway becomes accessible to every child who ever dreamed to be someone or something else. The entire world is our red carpet, and behold the zombies a-walkin’. However, it is far too easy to get lost in the perhaps “Americanized,” or “modernized” form of Halloween.... Read More

Read. End Racism. Rule the World.

October 24th, 2015

Often, we resort our hopes for a better tomorrow on the up-and-coming generation. It may be an accurate and genuine wish, but there’s usually a question regarding how the change will happen and what it will look like, leaving space for us to ignore our own impacts. On October 20th at 5:30pm, the YWCA Community Center of Boulder hosted a “Reading to End Racism” event, targeted at elementary school kids as part of a philosophy and organization called “Raising Little Heroes.” There laid the evidence that will renew the hope we’ve projected onto kids to fill our gaps and fix our... Read More

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Refuse!

October 17th, 2015

eTown Hall, an eco-friendly event facility located on Spruce Street, hosted a highly essential Zero Waste Boulder event on Thursday, October 15th, to educate and discuss Boulder’s environmental goals and action steps to becoming a more sustainable community. In the past year, eTown has recycled 127,000 pounds worth of material and 6,800 pounds of compostable items. They have 246 solar panels on their roof to preserve energy use and help pair with other businesses to share their vision of being carbon netural. John “Digger” Pelàez, eTown Director of Operations, sees this mission as a... Read More

Get the Mojo for Dojo4!

October 10th, 2015

In the event you are ever questioning what it is that makes Boulder better than the best, check out the mission of Awesome Boulder’s nonprofit organization. Yesterday, October 9th at 4:30pm, was the the fourth annual barbecue (involving zero barbecued foods but lots of celebratory beverages)…where self-starters and grant recipients gathered to share their experience with Awesome Boulder at DOJO4 on 17th. For the past three years, a team of ten trustees and friends have collaborated to fund individual projects and start-up companies around town, and the impact has been immense. Contributing... Read More

It’s All Good With Dr. Jane Goodall

October 3rd, 2015

She walks onto the stage softly, slowly. She stalls, observing the stadium, an audience of eight thousand animals sitting before her in the crowd. “HOO-HOO-HOO HA-HA!” She speaks, “That is chimpanzee for, ‘hello.’ I bring into this space the voice of the animal.” Eighty-one year old Dr. Jane Goodall spoke at CU’s Coors Event Center on the evening of October 1st at 7:30pm. The largest lecture crowd to date, Dr. Goodall touches upon every prevalent topic of conversation happening today: air pollution, water polution, poverty, animal behavior and morality, Africa, Syria,... Read More

The Blind Way or the Highway

September 26th, 2015

For someone who cannot see, Boulder’s Unseen Bean Coffee Shop owner of twelve years, Gerry Leary, has incredible vision. The art of Leary’s blind roasted coffee production stemmed from a San Fransciscan coffee shop decades ago, upon discovering the foreign noise of a coffee roaster. With greater insight, deep exploration and thorough tutorials, Leary resigned his profession in car mechanics to something he discovered requires merely “a timer and a thermometer to do this right” (Leary). Despite the vast population claiming one must see the color of the bean to produce good, proper... Read More