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Faces of Boulder – Cory

June 24th, 2017

Cory is from Bowling Green, Ohio, but is staying in Boulder for the summer. He is partaking in leadership training for YMCA of the Rockies. “Boulder is much bigger than Bowling Green which was a little bit of a shock, but I definitely love the town,” Cory said. He wants to go back to school and possibly study theology. He really enjoys history as well, especially religious history. He says, “The key to life is living and dying for something rather than living and dying for nothing.” He wants to make a shoutout to his parents; Paul and Wendy.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Zach

June 21st, 2017

Zach is working for YMCA of the Rockies for the summer. His focus for the YMCA of the Rockies is leadership training and the spiritual community. “I think you should be real with people and not keep secrets,” Zach says on how to live the best life.He currently attends Texas A&M and plans to major in mechanical engineering. Coming from Texas, “Boulder is a cool place, I really like all the small businesses around and can’t wait to check them out!” Zach wants to give a Shoutout to his sister Savannah, Taylor Swift, and Drake (but not the rapper.)  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Martin

June 14th, 2017

Martin is a motivational speaker for the organization Save the Children, and also works with Art from Ashes. He writes and performs poetry for Art from Ashes, which specializes in empowering the youth. Martin says, “I wanted to give back, and I believe one of the best causes is for children because they’re shaping the future.” Martin doesn’t quit there, he also is working on writing a book and an album! He paints and takes photos – and of course, snowboards. Martin visited Colorado in July of last year for two weeks, fell in love, and decided to move here in September... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kelle & David

June 13th, 2017

  Meet Kelle and David! Two Massachusetts natives that fell in love with the mountains and never left! David attended CU Boulder as an undergrad and has been here ever since; he enjoys all of the outdoor activities Boulder brings to the table, especially hiking and climbing the amphitheater! Kelle is a journalist for a Canadian magazine and has been living in Boulder for three and a half years after relocating from the Bay Area. Not only were these two friendly enough to let me take their picture, they also lent us a trial map!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Joshua

June 10th, 2017

Joshua moved back to Boulder a year and a half ago after living in Ohio, California and South Carolina. He moved back because “this is the only place I’ve ever felt like I haven’t had to leave. I’ve been somewhere else and I feel like I am still waiting to come back to here.” Although Boulder calls Joshua back every time, his favorite place to live was Ohio because there were multiple seasons and “there was no grey line between rich or poor- you were either working class or rich.” Joshua says his favorite thing to do is people watch around Boulder, especially... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Lyle

June 3rd, 2017

Lyle moved to Boulder three months ago for the outdoors and the weather! He graduated from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He visited friends in Boulder often before moving here and fell in love with the mountains. His favorite activity is to “run and also get lost on hikes in the woods.” He’s still figuring things out in Boulder, but his best advice is to “always pack a beer on hikes.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Brent 

June 1st, 2017

Brent is a 2nd generation Boulderite. He’s backpacked quite a bit through the world. From the central americas, all the way to Vietnam and the stories he has gathered are ones that make you remember reality is stranger than fiction. Yet, “Boulder will always be home to me. It’s where my whole family and most my friends surround. I just couldn’t see myself living anywhere else.” His whole family are as as sweet as they come and hold quite the lineage here. In fact, his parents began dating sophomore year at Boulder High and are still together to this day. If you’re... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kay

May 31st, 2017

Kay is originally from Milan, Italy and moved to the Boulder in 2006. Before coming to Boulder, she lived in Pennsylvania, California, St. Louis and many other places. She was adopted, which was what prompted her move to the U.S., but, “if I wasn’t adopted I would want to come to America to experience the different cultures and people. It’s a place people come to thrive and succeed and that would be why I would want to come here.” She occasionally goes back to Italy because a lot of her family still resides there. She says Pearl Street is lit and believes that the people... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kirt

May 27th, 2017

Kirt is a Colorado native, and has lived all around the State, but finds himself coming back to Boulder for multiple reasons. Six years ago he suffered a terrible brain injury, causing him to lose everything. He was living in a tent in Adams County for a while, then found a home with a lady in Lafayette for four and a half years. He started to seek out social security, and was able to get Social Security Disability Insurance in Boulder because of his brain injury. He also found that “people gave me all the help I needed in Boulder.” He is currently living on the streets, but plans... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Jack

May 24th, 2017

Jack moved to Boulder four years ago after growing up in Buffalo, New York, a much different atmosphere. “The people here are so active, and don’t look at you funny while running around in short shorts,” Jack comments on the people of Boulder. He was drawn to Colorado for the outdoors, and loves exploring new hiking trails and getting lost in the mountains. Along with the physical exercise, he enjoys tasting all the beers Colorado has to offer, although he can’t choose a favorite because he doesn’t want “any breweries to kick him out.” The laid back ambiance of Boulder helps him... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Abby

May 18th, 2017

Meet Abby! Abby came to Boulder from New York for the fresh air and the healthy lifestyle Boulder cultivates; what’s kept her here are the many friends she’s made, the concerts, and her newfound independence. Abby contributes her individuality, independence, and grounded character to her experiences at boarding school, which she attended for five years in Connecticut. “It really made me independent and able to come to college so far away from home,” she says in response to one of the biggest lessons she learned while in boarding school. Currently, Abby attends CU; spending any possible... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Chasten

May 17th, 2017

Meet Chasten! When she needed to escape the suburbs, Chasten fell in love with Boulder’s diverse culture. Self-employed, Chasten embraces nutritional and natural healing—embracing the CBD revolution by educating the public on the many benefits of high quality natural Hemp oil. Some of Chasten’s greatest accomplishments not only include motherhood, but also caring for foster pets before they find their forever homes, and adopting and raising a special needs kitten of her own. Chasten and her partner Justin love spending their free time exploring local events, “with an event of some sort... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Allison

May 16th, 2017

Meet Allison! As a Graduate student in Architecture, Allison appreciates the sustainable lifestyle  Boulder has to offer and believes that “the mountains are a perfect remedy” for any break from the hustle and bustle. When she’s not hiking, snowboarding, or walking her dog, Allison can be found playing pool at her go-to spot—the 28th St. Tavern. After she graduates, Allison hopes to move back to Boulder and work as a licensed Architect; already looking forward to afternoons by Coot Lake and endless sunshine once again. Thanks Allison!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Dana

May 15th, 2017

Meet Dana! Taking the a year off before beginning her Masters in Social Work and her Law Degree, Dana loves basking in the sun with a good book or out with friends. She moved to Boulder with a fresh slate and has met countless personalities along the way; she says “it’s an adventure” and is grateful for those she now calls close friends and family. Thanks, Dana!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Madii

May 14th, 2017

Moving to Colorado from Arkansas, Madii is a true to the bone theater gal. Not only has she been able to spend more time with her family, she has also fallen in love with the mountains, Denver, and the theater scene— which says “is not too big, but IS fabulous.” A seamstress by day, Madii spends her free time hiking with friends or out on the town at local pubs, restaurants, and markets. Through crafting and sewing Madii hopes to “help other people’s dreams and visions come true.” On Mother’s Day, Madii is most grateful for all her mom has sacrificed and “this blessed life she has... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Ashley

May 13th, 2017

“The mountains speak to my faerie soul” Hailing all the way from Florida, Ashley has worked as a professional faerie since she was 10 years old. She does so in pursuit of bringing laughter, love, and joy to the world. Being by the mountains “makes me feel like I’m at home” she says. Right now Ashley is looking for her next great adventure; having worked in costuming, real estate, and her very own faerie business she hopes to keep bringing joy and happiness to those around her wherever her adventures take her.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Sophie

May 11th, 2017

“There are so many little gems in Boulder!” Meet Sophie! After growing up in Lincoln Park, Chicago, she made her way to Boulder to study English at CU.  She loves Boulder for its mixture of people and its beautiful nature. She fits right into the Boulder lifestyle; having played field hockey in high school, she loves the active lifestyle! Thanks Sophie!      Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 10th, 2017

When Michelle Theall was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2003, she wondered if she would still be able to do the things that she loved.  Well, after years of running, Theall has pushed those doubts to the side.  After competing in collegiate athletics at Texas Tech, her strong suit being the 800 meters, Theall has a passion for running that is contagious. Theall has lived in Boulder for 21 years.  “It’s home,” she says. Theall is the author of her memoior, “Teaching the Cat to Sit”  and contributed an essay in “Tales From Another Mother Runner.” Theall... Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 9th, 2017

Meet Levin Sliker! The food, open space and various outdoor opportunities are just a few of the reasons why Sliker loves Boulder!  He has his Bachelors, Masters and PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is now hoping to become a college instructor. What was his most memorable experience from living in Boulder the last nine years?  Sliker says, unfortunately, the flood. “It was really cool to see the community come together,” he said.  Sliker was directly affected by the flood, living in one of the most damaged locations. Thanks Levin!    Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

May 8th, 2017

Meet Taylor Williams!  He will be a graduating CU Buff in a few days!  Congrats! Williams grew up in Denver before moving to Boulder to study Poly-Sci.  He teaches tennis when he isn’t studying and says that he wants to enter into the teaching field!  He said that he would like to teach 5th-8th graders! Good luck Taylor and Go Buffs!    Read More

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