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5 Things We DID Win This Election Season

November 13th, 2016

People, this has been a rough couple of months. It was bitter, it was convoluted, it was stressful, and it certainly did not end on a great note. In light of that, let’s take a moment to look at some things that actually DID go well last Tuesday: You can smoke weed in a lot more states now. Recreational marijuana is now legal in California, Nevada, and Massachusetts. Medical marijuana is also now legal in Florida, Arkansas, and North Dakota. The passage of these ballot measures means it’s legal to purchase, possess, and consume that Mary Jane, but this privilege is accompanied by establishing... Read More

CU Custodians Demand $15 Hourly Wage

November 4th, 2015

The Colorado Workers for Innovative and New Solutions union stated that about 100 CU Boulder employees will be staging a protest and march on the Boulder campus this Thursday, November 5th. Their goal is to reach the office of CFO for the Boulder campus, Kelly Fox, to deliver a petition demanding higher wages. This protest was sparked by Fox’s rejection of a wage increase proposal from the Housing and Dining Services officials. The officials proposed $15 hourly wages. Fox postponed a decision on the wage increase for Housing and Dining, and asked her team to evaluate the possibility of... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

October 15th, 2015

Saturday, October 17 Enjoy the festivities surrounding the 42nd year of Rocky Mountain National Watermedia. Peruse the works of many national and international artists who have chosen to truly experiment with variance in water-based media. Well-known artist Mark Mehaffey will be a juror on hand and brings his experience as a member of the Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Society, as well as his vast knowledge of water media. This event is free to center members. More information available at FoothillsArtCenter.org Time: All Day Cost: $0-$8 Location: Foothills Art Center, Golden.   Get your... Read More

New Renewable Energy Goals Grow Across Country

October 8th, 2015

This past year, states all across the nation have been significantly increasing the percentage of renewable energy that they are aiming to achieve. On this past Wednesday, the 7th of October, new renewable energy goals for California were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The San Francisco Gate reported on the event. This bill requires that “by the end of 2030, half of California’s electricity will come from the wind, the sun and other renewable sources under a new law that sets one of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy targets”. Some other states that have done so already this... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

October 8th, 2015

Saturday, October 10 This weekend kicks off the Pumpkin Pie Days Antique and Collectibles Show. Over eighty antique dealers traveling from Colorado as well as over the country will be on hand as well as a bake sale (complete with pumpkin pie). An on-site café will be providing lunch for attendees and all sales will benefit the St.Vrain Historical Society. Time: 10am Cost: $5 for adults, free admission for 12 years old and under Location: Boulder County Fairgrounds, Longmont. The out-of-this-world art of Android Jones will be open to the public at his new studio at the Open Studios Fall Artist... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

October 1st, 2015

Saturday, October 3 Berthoud will be hosting their annual Oktoberfest, celebrating Germany and offering food, activities, and all things traditional of the German culture. All donations will benefit the Berthoud Community Chamber. Time: 11am Cost: Free Location: Fickel Park, 6th street, Berthoud. Thortnon will be unveiling a frightful night of fun with the Haunted Field of Screams. This one-of-a-kind event is the largest in Northern Colorado and spans 35 acres. Only those brave enough to venture here can take part in the Dead Man’s Night Maze and the Zombie Paintball Massacre! Time: Sundown to... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

September 24th, 2015

Saturday, September 26 The Bee Boulder Festival and Celebration Family Event is sure to be a day filled with learning as well as fun things to do. Various activities will be showcased here and the public is urged to attend and learn about the significance of bees in our local communities. This day wouldn’t be complete without some face-painting, live music, and much more! Time: 10am Cost: Free Location: Central Park, Boulder. Stay nearby for the Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, a film festival that focuses on the various forms of dance and the use of them in films. Thirty-eight short films... Read More

Contaminated Colorado Water Now Safe, But Larger Issue Becomes Apparent

September 17th, 2015

A little over a month ago, CNN reported that, “More than 3 million of gallons of wastewater from the Gold King Mine spilled into the nearby Animas River.” According to the Denver Post the river has been safe for recreational use since a little more than a week after the spill, and even the fish in the river are now safe to eat. However, this contamination caused quite a commotion for good reason, and there are reasons to be exceedingly cautious of this sort of event happening in the future. CNN reported that “Leading toxicologists say there could be health effects for many years... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

September 16th, 2015

Saturday, September 19 Today is one of the rare $5 Days at the Butterfly and Insect Center, so you won’t want to miss out. The center features an array of various insects and other creatures for patrons to interact with and occasionally hold in their own hands! I will be missing out on holding a tarantula (scary) but don’t let your fear hold you back from experiencing the Butterfly Pavilion and all of its amenities! Enjoy all of the creatures Mother Nature has provided us to learn about. Time: 9am Cost: $5 Location: Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, Westminster. An eclectic musical performance... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

September 3rd, 2015

Saturday, September 5 With summer coming to a close, there are only a few chances left to enjoy the Boulder Farmer’s Market. Both conventionally and non-conventionally grown Colorado produce will be on hand, including state-certified organic produce. Various unique produce will also be available for those wanting to get more creative in the kitchen! Time: 8am Cost: Free Location: Boulder Farmer’s Market, 13th Street, Boulder. For those not going back to school, the Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest is the perfect opportunity for expanding the mind! This display of all things Science, Technology,... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

August 27th, 2015

Saturday, August 29 Wild Wings will be hosting “The Secret Life of Owls” in the Visitor Center, which is open to the public. Live owls will be on hand for patrons to see! Parks Pass required for entry into the show. Donations are welcome. Time: 10am Cost: Free Location: Eldorado Canyon State Park, Eldorado Springs. The first leg of the Handmade in Colorado Expo begins this weekend in Estes Park! Touching down in Denver and Boulder next, this one-of-a-kind event will be showcasing various arts and crafts from Colorado’s most creative folks! Should you have to miss this weekend, the expo... 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

Boulder Weekend Events

August 20th, 2015

Summer is sadly coming to a close, but the weather is still top notch to enjoy the goings on in and around Boulder this weekend. Get started on the “Freshman 15” with some beer and BBQ–complete with live music! Saturday, August 22 Don’t be afraid to venture down to Denver for the Higher Ground Music Fest. Both indoor and outdoor stages will be featuring over local musical acts and performers. This will be a good old fashioned street festival complete with food and merchandise vendors. Majority of music will be of the Indie Rock genre but various styles will also be on hand! Time:... Read More

OMG, OMG, OMG! Puppies! Kittens! Doggie Dash 2015 is Coming Up Fast! — Boulder Gives

August 20th, 2015

Puppies! Kittens! Cute old man and lady dogs! Jumping, playing, eating treats, peeing on fire-hydrants, scratching yarn covered posts and licking all the faces. The Boulder Humane Society is a place for joy to take hold and a place where love first starts. To quote the famous poet Bob Merrill, “How much is that doggie in the window? The one with the waggly tail. How much is that doggie in the window? I do hope that doggie’s for sale.” Yet, for all the ease of going to the Boulder Humane Society to adopt a new love muffin, there is equal parts maintenance to ensure these... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

August 6th, 2015

No shortage of festival frivolity this weekend in Boulder County. Don’t waste any more time indoors as summer will be gone before we know it! Get outside and experience something new this weekend, whether it is a new-found respect for 80’s movies,  a traditional Korean dish, or a love for Shakespeare you didn’t know you had. Don’t let the intermittent rain ruin your plans to see it all! Saturday, August 8 A truly once-in-a-lifetime experience, the Aerial Dance Festival 2015 Showcase is sure to entertain. Aerial dance is quite obviously difficult, but the professionals here... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

July 30th, 2015

Saturday, August 1st Don’t miss your chance before summer’s end to foray into some locally grown and harvested produce at the Boulder Farmer’s Market. There will be traditionally grown fruit and vegetables, as well as those officially certified organic. Fruits from the Western Slope will be available for sale, as well as unusual and hard-to-find items. Time: 9am Cost: Free Location: Boulder Farmer’s Market, Downtown Boulder. Drop your dinner ingredients off at home and head over to Central City Opera’s Man of La Mancha. The riveting story of Don Quixote and the Spanish... Read More

US 36 Tolls: What to Know

July 29th, 2015

As I’m sure many of you readers have noticed, US 36 has recently added toll lanes onto the highway. This article is to inform you about the new toll lanes, how to use them, and why they exist. The new express tolls lanes are part of ongoing projects which CDOT has been working on openly for a decade. Only the express lane will be tolled, all the other general-purpose lanes will be refinished and remain free to all users. The express lanes are intended for carpool vehicles, Rapid Transit busses and tolled vehicles. If you intend to use an express lane, the fees and billing are handled by... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

July 24th, 2015

Although we have some scorchers ahead of us, don’t let that keep you indoors! Bask in the sunshine and festival season happening in and around Boulder this last weekend of July! Saturday, July 25 Celebrate the fifth annual Firefly Handmade Summer Market in Boulder. Over 100 independent artisans will be featuring their own creations including and not limited to jewelry, textiles, home goods, and more (including items for children). Dogs are allowed and parking is free. Time: 10am Cost: Free Location: Twenty Ninth Street Mall, Boulder. Stick around and take part in the Rocky Mountain Tea Festival... Read More

Boulder Weekend Events

July 9th, 2015

Rain, rain, go away….come again when it isn’t the beginning of summer! Luckily there is plenty to do in and around Boulder County whether you would like to avoid the summer showers or play in them. Check out the variety of events going on this July weekend! Saturday, July 11 There won’t be a shortage of laughs with the Marionette Melodrama at Denver’s Puppet Theater. Channel your inner Fraulein Maria and enjoy the raucous story with two men, one good and one bad, and a female puppet who needs saving. Unfortunately, neither the Von Trapp children nor the lonely goat herder... 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

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