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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

Grab a Coffin and a Turkey, Frozen Dead Guy Days is Here!

March 2nd, 2016

What on earth are we talking about today? Only the coolest festival in Colorado. Every year thousands gather in Nederland to celebrate our state’s most famous frozen grandpa with games, beer, music, and coffin races! Did we mention most events are free? A little backstory first: Back in 1993 it was discovered that Trygve Bauge and his mother Aud were storing Trygve’s grandfather with dry ice in the shed behind their unfinished house in Nederland. They wanted the body cryonically frozen in the hopes that someday grandpa would be resurrected by future technologies (nanobots, etc.). The... Read More

Kundalini Transformation in Boulder/Paradise

November 4th, 2015

What if you could powerfully transform your life by hanging out with friends in paradise? That’s the latest focus of Rachel Zelaya, founder and director of the Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder. What is Kundalini?  Kundalini describes the creative, life-force energy powered by the breath and flowing throughout the body. It can be activated by conscious practices designed to maximize your life force. The Kundalini Yoga tradition is one of the most holistic approaches to yoga: it includes asana, mudra, breathwork, meditation and mantra, as well as encompassing lifestyle choices... Read More

Boulder Joins Global Eye-Contact Experiment

October 14th, 2015

On Thursday, October 15th Boulder will join the over 140 cities around the world in an experiment to see what 1 minute’s worth of eye contact can do. From the looks of the original viral video about this experiment, it can do quite a bit. The global event is coordinated by The Liberators International. They are a peaceful international social movement based in Perth, Australia that focuses on organizing public demonstrations of peace. Their ultimate goal is to get people to realize that “beyond our differences there is love and humanity”. And they are working towards this goal... Read More

Boulder Panhandling Laws Given Some Change

October 7th, 2015

The American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado filed a lawsuit against an anti-panhandling ordinance approved by the city of Grand Junction, CO. Last week, the ordinance was found to violate the First Amendment rights of people asking for financial assistance. Even though the ordinance should have applied to Girl Scouts asking donations, street musicians, and Salvation Army bell ringers, the main target appeared to be the homeless population. Attorney Tom Carr proposed that the city of Boulder tweak its panhandling laws in accordance with the recent suit against Grand Junction. These laws restricted... Read More

Boulder’s Going Topless This Weekend 9/5

September 2nd, 2015

This Saturday a peaceful rally of topless women and bare chested male supporters will gather on Pearl street for a demonstration. But is it legal for a woman to go topless in  Boulder? Yeah, it’s totally legal. Boulder city law does prevent nudity. So you must keep your “downtown” areas to yourself. Anyone over the age of 10 must adhere to this regulation. You cannot intentionally reveal your genitals in public. However, the torso is legal to show–female or male. This weekend, a group will gather on Pearl Street in recognition of the law. There will be topless women and... Read More

Denver Public Library’s Brew HA! HA!

August 26th, 2015

September is when Summer ends and the new school year begins, which makes it a less-than-favorable time for many. But now, thanks to the Denver Public Library, we locals have something to look forward to next month: Brew Ha! Ha! is DPL’s month-long celebration of the city’s craft brewery culture. Beer, tea, and coffee lovers will all be able to enjoy a slew of events and resources, including brewing lessons, discounts at local bars and cafés, and informative lectures/discussions about some of your favorite drinks. Here are the upcoming coffee-related happenings that I’m excited about in... Read More

8 Budget-Friendly Activities for New Boulder Students

August 19th, 2015

There are hundreds of items to recommend for Boulder newcomers. Since it’s move-in season for freshman I’ll focus on some budget friendly Boulder activities. This list has some obvious activities, and maybe some a new resident wouldn’t know about. Whip out that calendar, and let’s get started. 1. Welcomefest (free for students) August 22 @ 5:30pm I know how many times a freshman will hear about “Welcomefest” this coming week, but in all honesty it is a pretty cool show. It’s made even better because it’s free! CU Boulder puts on a show for new... Read More

World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

July 14th, 2015

Have you ever looked at the Hill and thought “I would totally ride a giant slip and slide down that.” Well you are’t the only one. Is 1000 feet going to be long enough for you? That’s 3 football fields. July 18, 2015, a Guinness World-Record holding waterslide comes to Boulder, and will carry thousands of sliders down the landmark Hill. The slide will be placed on 13th street and will open at 9am. Sliders are organized into waves due to the sheer number of them—23,000 people are “Going,” according to Facebook. Unfortunately for those just hearing about it, the event is sold out, but... Read More

4th of July Weekend in Boulder County

July 2nd, 2015

Ring in summer this holiday weekend for the 4th of July! There will be plenty of fun for all in the sun throughout the entire county of Boulder. Ignore the thunderstorms for they wont stay long, and it will still be plenty warm to stay outside! Saturday, The 4th of July Get your rest and then pack up your essentials for the Nederland Old Fashioned Fireworks and Festival. Nederland Fire Protection District will be hosting the annual barrel races and Big Little will be on hand for some live music. Bask in the gorgeous mountain scenery of Nederland while engaging in the various events and games being... Read More

Beyond Walk-The-Dog: BoCo Hosts 2015 CO Yoyo Contest

June 23rd, 2015

This story begins, like many radical Boulder tales, on Pearl Street. Outside of the Into The Wind toy store on Saturdays you can find several young men spinning colorful toys at mind-boggling speed. This is the BoCo Yoyo Club, founded in 2014 by Steve Knabe and Hunter Momberger. The club has met every possible Saturday for more than a year now. They gather on Pearl Street, and rock everything from yoyos and kendamas to spin-tops. If you haven’t heard of these toys, check out the club for some free and unique entertainment. Wanting more than their Saturday meet-ups, Hunter and Steve decided... Read More

How I had Fun at a Horror Film Festival

May 6th, 2015

I don’t totally dislike the horror film genre. I just prefer not to be incredibly disturbed and grossed out while watching a movie because, honestly, I’m good at traumatizing myself in real life. Although I’m not afraid of the dark and I prefer to live alone, I’m also kind of a jumpy and paranoid person. I get startled when my light-footed boyfriend comes up behind me just to ask a question and if a friend who drives home late at night forgets to text me upon her safe arrival then I’ll assume the worst—that she died in a car crash. Since I’m slightly morbid, I do like some genres... Read More

Boulder Startup Week: The Ultimate Startup Scene

April 23rd, 2015

With spring springing and summer just around the corner, the pace in Boulder is picking up quickly as Boulderites prepare for a summer filled with fun activities around every corner. For the tech lovers, entrepreneurs, students and investors of all kinds, the beginning of this summer season promises lots of fun and opportunities with Boulder kicking off its sixth Startup Week. Founded in 2010, Boulder Startup Week is five days dedicated to all things entrepreneurial, business and startup, celebrating the incredible startup scene Boulder has to offer.   The five-day event takes place from May... Read More

Boom Into Business With Boomtown

March 26th, 2015

In recent years Boulder has become one of the top start-up cities in the nation, cultivating and opening new businesses left and right. That being said, developing a new business is still hard work and the beginning stages are critical to a start-ups launch. In the midst of this start-up incubator is Boomtown, the start-up for all start-ups. Launched in 2014 by former Crispin Porter + Bogusky principal Alex Bogusky as well as Toby Krout, Jose Vieitez and Stephen Groth among others, Boomtown is a start-up accelerator that helps new businesses get off the ground.   Boomtown offers a 12-week... Read More

Discover Wishlist

February 19th, 2015

Although the holiday season has come and gone about as fast as a snowstorm turns into a summer day in Colorado, plenty of opportunities still present themselves in the quest for the perfect gift; jewelry, wine, clothes and concert tickets can only be gifted so many times. What about people looking to give something more meaningful, more memorable? Enter Boulder start-up Wishlist LLC. Started in the foothills of Boulder, Colorado in 2012 by Wade Rosen and Andreas Deptolla, Wishlist offers a unique take on the gift giving process by offering experiences rather than ‘things’ or ‘stuff’. Partnering... Read More

Pay It Forward Friday is Back for the New Year!

January 16th, 2015

Pay It Forward Friday is Back for the New Year!  This weekend, send us your best outdoor adventure photo to enter in a chance to win one of three great prizes, courtesy of Crystal Ski Shop! Grand Prize: Full tune with ironed on wax, a $50 value 2nd place: Full demo ski rental, ski or board, a $35 value 3rd place: Nordic Snow Shoe Rental, a $12 value Crystal Ski Shop was founded in 1976 by CU alumni.  Since then, the owners have all been CU alumni.  Current owner and CU alumni Justin Burger is all about paying it forward.  He has agreed to make a big contribution for our Pay It Forward... Read More

No Clue What You’re Doing This Weekend? I’ve Got Some Outdoors Ideas!

October 9th, 2014

Even though it’s raining today, there’s still plenty of time to go play in the parks before winter hits! October offers all sorts of different activities and events in the parks of Boulder county. If you’re not sure how to get started, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to check out this assortment of events: Friday Oct 10 –Day of the Dead Opening, Longmont This is Longmont’s regular 2nd Friday downtown event but with a Day of the Dead twist, featuring storytelling under the stars, trolley rides, Day of the Dead art at the Muse Gallery, and a tour of the Longmont... Read More

Boulder Remembers Robin Williams

August 12th, 2014

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

Boulder Hosts Its Inaugural Ironman.

August 4th, 2014

Yesterday, Boulder hosted its inaugural Ironman triathlon! Usually a host for the Half Ironman, the endurance capital of the world finally welcomed an official Ironman competition to the city. An inspiring and challenging triathlon in its own right, the Boulder community came together to cheer on nearly 3000 professional and non-professional athletes well into the night. Starting at the Boulder reservoir and finishing at 13th and Pearl, hard working athletes crosses the finish line after over 12 hours and 140.6 miles of work. Celebrated and cheered on by friends, family, and the community, it... Read More

Flexibility: Good for more than just yoga.

June 23rd, 2014

I hate the term “think outside the box.” First, because it’s trite. Second, because it’s so limited. Yeah, I said it. Instead of “thinking outside the box,” why not think about how to expand your box? And if you could, with what else would you fill it? For Sanitas Brewing Company, that box includes delicious, awesome microbrews… and weekly yoga. Every Tuesday, for $15, you can go take a yoga class in the brewery. And unlike other yoga classes around town, this one includes a pint after class. Jenna Bee, owner of Bee Yoga, is as flexible in her approach... Read More