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CU Entrepreneur Showcase Week #6: Matthew Nelson, Junior

January 17th, 2024

  Name: Matthew Nelson Business: Electric Honey Experience CU Leeds Business Analytics and Psychology, Junior “What is the Electric Honey Experience?” The Electric Honey Experience is an annual 2 night, 3 day camping festival that celebrates Creative Expression, Music, and Spirituality to raise money for charity. There is a wide variety of music from Grateful Dead covers and Indie Rock bands, to Industrial Techno and Future Bass Djs. Last year, other activities included Mountain biking, Tai Chi, Bouldering, Yoga, Slack lining, a Band performing atop a Mountain, Soccer, Ecstatic Dance,... Read More

FLASHBACK 2014: Halloween in Boulder

October 20th, 2023

Take one step out of your front door these days and the crunch of crimson leaves beneath your feet will send a clear message: fall is in full swing. That, and you might need to invest in a leaf blower. With fall comes high winds, vibrant foliage, trendy scarves, and most important of all, Halloween. With the Halloween season underway, jack-o’-lanterns have begun popping up on doorsteps all across town as if we’d just had a visit from Johnny Pumpkinseed. Holiday decorations of bats and witches are appearing in shops and in homes everywhere as Boulder County has begun to embrace the... Read More

Join The WILD Council On October 5th for Live Networking

September 22nd, 2023

The council organizes quarterly networking events specifically tailored for professional women, conveniently located in the front range area. These events are open to all women who are interested in expanding their professional network. The next event is scheduled for October 5, 2023, at the Conga Offices, Broomfield from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Special guests to this event are from 100 Women Who Care and The League of Women Voters. To register for the event, you can sign up Here. Over the past decade, the WILD Council has been actively involved in addressing the underrepresentation of female leaders in... Read More

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

June 18th, 2023
time lapse photo of two puppies running

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 little... Read More

[FLASHBACK] Be a Part of History: Boulder is Hosting the World’s Largest Triathlon EVER

August 7th, 2022

Boulder is about to make history with Ironman Boulder: the world’s largest triathlon. How large is this triathlon, you ask? Well, let’s look at the numbers: -There are more than 3,000 athletes competing in the triathlon, exceeding the number of athletes who competed at Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympics (2,873). -It’s a 140.6 mile race, which is considerably longer than the distance from Boulder to Aspen (99 miles). -There are also more than 3,000 volunteers, which is roughly 3% of Boulder’s population. -There will be 15,000 feet of fencing which, if measured vertically,... Read More

Boulder, CO: Witness the Fitness

February 1st, 2021

If there’s one thing that residents of Boulder do well, it’s keep in shape! Boulder has regularly been ranked by Gallup and Healthways as the fittest metropolitan region in the United States, with just 12.4% of its residents considered overweight. Gallup and Healthways have been measuring obesity rates across the country since 2008 through the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, which surveys Americans’ self-reported height and weight to measure their Body Mass Index. In five of those six years, Boulder has taken the number one position for fitness (let’s just call 2009 a “cheat year”). On... Read More

WÜF Your Way To Your Dog’s Heart With This Smart Collar

June 8th, 2020

Almost anyone with a dog will tell you that their furry friend is more than just a pet, it’s their beloved best friend and they do everything they can together; walks, runs, hikes and in the case of some of the lucky well behaved and registered support dogs, even errands! And in a city where tech and dogs rule all, its no surprise that one of Boulder’s youngest startups offers smart technology for mans best friend. WÜF is a smart dog collar striving to become the leader in smart technology for animals.  Their mission: to enable better dog owners and provide unique communication with... Read More

The Seven Types of Professors You’ll Have at CU

January 6th, 2020

Whether you’ve just started school at CU or you’ve been around the block a few semesters, by the time you graduate you’ll be sure to have encountered each of these seven types of professors: 1. The Comedian: This professor views their classroom as a nightclub, and their students as an audience that just keeps coming back for more. Some are legitimately hilarious and will leave your abs (if only you had abs) aching from laughter, while others will make you want to hide your cringing face behind your textbook. Whether your professor is the academic version of Chris Rock, or a scholarly... Read More

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