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Broncos vs Raiders: It Could Be All We Need to See

August 9th, 2019

After a 6-10 season, the Denver Broncos and John Elway knew they had to make some changes. The team said goodbye to Case Keenum, the coaching staff, Bradley Roby, Matt Paradis, and others. In came an entire new coaching staff, a high-priced secondary, and a Super Bowl winning quarterback in Joe Flacco. The question is whether all the movement will lead to victories, or do the Broncos revert to the same team (with another new quarterback) that has gone 20-28 since winning the Super Bowl back in 2015? Generally, one game does not a season make. But in this case, with an opening-season matchup against... Read More

Tarantulas Crawling Through Colorado

August 8th, 2019

Every year, thousands of tarantulas migrate to Colorado in search of mates, generally showing up in La Junta and southeast Colorado towards the end of August. The male spiders are searching for female mates that burrow in the Colorado prairies. The city of La Junta lists some tips for seeing the hoards, including: September is the ideal time of year to view the tarantula migration – specifically around September 10. There will still be some in October, and some are crawling about before that. Venture out on a day that is warm, and preferably not too windy. Some tarantulas will be active in late... Read More

Are the Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

August 8th, 2019

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

How Dog Owners Can Make Moving Day Go Smoothly

August 8th, 2019

For many homeowners, moving day comes with a lot of stress. There’s just so much to plan for and so many little details to take care of that it can be difficult to face it with a calm and clear mind. When you have pets to worry about at the same time, it can be overwhelming. Even if your dog is well-behaved and has no health issues, there’s still the fear that he’ll get lost or injured during all the activity on moving day. Not only that, but many animals become anxious when faced with big changes, which can affect their behavior, appetite, and sleep cycle. Fortunately, there are several... Read More

3 Health Tips for Going Back to School

August 8th, 2019

It’s almost here again…back to school. Getting your kids back in the school year groove doesn’t have to be stressful as long as you plan ahead for classes, sports, and getting up early. Here are some tips to make your back to school strategy operate smoothly. Get back on your school year sleep schedule. Pediatricians recommend that children age 6 to 12 get 9 to 12 hours of sleep a night, and that teens get 8 to 10 hours a night. If it’s still light outside when your kids go to bed, consider light blocking shades to help your child’s body send the appropriate signals for sleep.  All devices... Read More

Three Places to Visit on the CU Boulder Campus

August 7th, 2019
Places to Visit on the CU Boulder Campus

It would be nearly impossible to deny the immense size of CU Boulder. The university, which boasts a student population of just over 33,000, can be overwhelming for a new student. It will inevitably take a new student a few days to become truly acquainted with the campus. Yet the daunting nature of CU Boulder is not limited to new students alone. Becoming disorientated with the campus is something that even experienced students can face. As someone who is entering her second year at the campus, there are places and buildings on the campus that even I have not set foot in. For this upcoming fall... Read More

Longhorn Gets Loose!

August 6th, 2019

A longhorn steer got loose on Friday during the Ride for the Brand Cattle Drive. The steer managed to escape while being transported and nervously ran into the downtown street. The street was crowded with people, none of whom got hurt, as the steer raced towards a building. Spectators were mix of terrified and screaming and attempting to help the handler, who followed the animal on horseback to attempt to lasso it. The video below shows a close-up of the scene.  Read More

Motivational Monday: One of those Days!

August 5th, 2019

When someone starts a comment with, “It’s been one of those days…,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind?   From my experience, that statement often leads to a rant about all the things that went wrong and usually ends with a list of excuses for why that person either did or didn’t do something. Have you ever witnessed this? When my husband came home on Friday afternoon his first words to me started with, “It’s been one of those days…”  I held my breath for a moment waiting for what he was going to say next.  He finished his sentence with,” When everything has... Read More

Events in Boulder for the Week of 08/05

August 5th, 2019

1. Fame the Musical at The Spark Performing and Creative Arts 08/03-08/10 $20 general admission, $15 students The Spark was created as an affordable creative place in Boulder with both professional and aspiring actors alike performing in the plays. The show follows the final class of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts, with all of the struggles, fears and triumph. 2. Goat Yoga at the Boulder County Fair 08/04-08/11 The Boulder County Fair is looking forward to bringing this new trend of farm animals and yoga to Boulder. Located in the Fair Garden Entertainment... Read More

The Middle Lane

August 4th, 2019

You know what my problem with romantic comedies has often been? They’re neither romantic enough nor comedic enough. Is the base problem simply that I’m a straight white guy, someone who gets his cinematic pleasures from seeing people shot in the face repeatedly? Do I simply need to accept that rom-coms are made by and for women, and shut my stupid face? Well…no, I wouldn’t put it quite like that. Remember the old cliché of a straight couple fighting over which movie to watch? The female half wins, naturally having chosen a rom-com, and as she sighs heartily at the onscreen shenanigans,... Read More

Boulder #1 in Nation for Real Estate Stability

August 3rd, 2019

According to a recent study done by SmartAsset, Boulder has ranked #1 in the nation for real estate stability based on over 25 years of data. The study analyzed metro areas based on home growth and the likelihood that a home would decline by 5% or more over a 10-year span. Todd Crosbie, a real estate consultant in Boulder, says there are a number of factors for why Boulder was rated so highly. “The foundation, number one, is the college,” Crosbie explained. “There’s always people coming in and out. Second is the career opportunities Boulder represents. It’s very heavily laden with technology.... Read More

5 Small Colorado Towns for a Weekend Trip

August 2nd, 2019

1. Durango Believe it or not, you can drive 7 hours and still be in Colorado. And believe me, it’s worth it if you’re heading to Durango. Summertime is a great time to head to the small mining town as there’s a plethora of outdoor activities including off-roading, climbing, bikingm watersports, and horseback riding. If the Old West is your thing, there’s a historic downtown area, several museums, and the backdrop to Wild West movies such as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 2. Crested Butte Crested Butte is known for its downhill ski and mountain bike trails on the slopes... Read More

What’s Happening in Boulder 08/02-08/04

August 2nd, 2019

1. IRONMAN 70.3 Boulder 08/03 There’s no better place to race an IRONMAN than in Boulder, as you get constant views of the Flatirons, a pre-primed, flat bike course, and a dirt path that’s easy on the knees. If you’re not looking to race (or even if you are!) check out the IRONMAN Village preceding race day to interact with vendors, sponsors, and other athletes. 2. Boulder County Fair at Boulder County Fairgrounds 08/02-08/11 The oldest county fair in Colorado is celebrating its 150th year in 2019! Events include a carnival, concerts, vendors, crafts, livestock shows, 4-H competitions,... Read More

Colorado Rockies–It’s Not Over

August 2nd, 2019

It’s barely August. There are more than fifty games left in the regular season, and Colorado Rockies fans have seemed to have given up. Where is your faith? Where is your belief? Colorado has tasted the playoffs two years in-a-row and you sit there like the season is already over. Yes, the Rockies are nine games under .500, more than 20 games behind the Dodgers, and sit in last place in the NL West, but that doesn’t mean it’s over. Just because the Rockies won only 6 out of 24 games in July and gave up 100 runs over a ten-game-stretch from July 13th to July 23rd doesn’t mean it’s over. Sure,... Read More

Calming the Inner Storm: A 20-Minute Meditation for Reduced Stress

August 2nd, 2019

I was already up the mountain when it hit. Out of nowhere, it came rushing in—dark, gray, ominous clouds. At first, I was hopeful that it would all blow over quickly so that I might enjoy my rendezvous longer. It was noon, and based on my earlier report, the storm wouldn’t approach until 3 pm. But alas, what was now boiling up in the sky was here to stay, and at the first flash of white, I knew I had to get down the mountain to safety. No sense in remaining at what was close to being the highest point. No point in being stagnant. It was either stay or leave, so I retrieved my pack and descended... Read More

3 Reasons to Get Vaccinated

August 1st, 2019

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Many Americans have embraced the myth that vaccines cause a number of conditions, including autism. This fear originated with a 1997 study published by Andrew Wakefield, a British surgeon. Published in The Lancet, a prestigious medical journal, the study suggested that the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine was increasing autism in British children. The paper has since been discredited due to serious errors in the way the study was conducted and conflicts of... Read More

Healthy Lion Cub Born at Denver Zoo

July 31st, 2019

Denver Zoo announced today that 7-year-old African lion Neliah gave birth to a healthy cub a few days ago, thanks to father Tobias, who arrived at Denver Zoo in January. The Zoo has been hoping for a new cub as part of the Lion Species Survival Plan. This plan works to ensure lion populations are healthy and genetically diverse within Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions. Tobias was moved to Denver Zoo in January in an effort to help with this plan. The cub, for now unnamed, will spend time with his mom in their den box, a place that zookeepers built to mimic the space Neliah would seek... Read More

5 Places to Stay With Your Pup in Colorado

July 31st, 2019

1. The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs The Broadmoor is already a legendary hotel, and the fact that it’s dog friendly only makes it that much sweeter. The Broadmoor provides beds, bowls, and treats for your furry friend, as well as the Pitty Pat Pet Club, named after Julie Penrose’s poodle. The Pitty Pat Pet Club provides a 24-hour pet menu, walking trails, and pet grooming. 2. Stanley Hotel in Estes Park This spooky lodging is great for ghost sightings, weddings, and your dog! Dogs less than 50 pounds are welcome to stay in The Lodge Upon, a historic, boutique extension of the Stanley.... Read More

Top 3 Fun Hangs in Boulder

July 30th, 2019

1. Half Fast Subs  I LOVE Half Fast Subs! It’s got great prices on drinks and subs, and the dive atmosphere is my favorite. Located on Boulder’s ever-changing ‘The Hill’ district, the atmosphere has some old0-school charm. It’s a no-frills, low key establishment that feels very comfortable to hang out at. Kick back on the patio, drink a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea—dubbed the ‘Strongo’—and laugh with friends. You can’t beat it.  2. The Spot  The Spot is a cool hidden gem that has a fine duality; you can climb and drink a beer. The Spot was the first bouldering gym to... Read More

Motivational Monday

July 29th, 2019

There are many ways to keep it together on the inside. Find ways to be silly, as you keep your sense of humor. Share silly things on your mind with friends and family, so your loved ones have permission to stay silly with you. Life doesn’t have to be serious. A grief counselor friend tells me all the time how silly humans get, when we are literally on our deathbed. It’s not the drugs! It’s the way we come to an understanding that we have been way to serious in our lives, or that our lives are short, so why not laugh. Don’t wait. Be silly now. Silly doesn’t mean you’re disrespectful... Read More