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Faces of Boulder – Evan

August 20th, 2017

  Meet Evan! Evan works for Enigma Escape Rooms on Pearl Street! Escape rooms lock you in a themed room for an hour while you and your group scour the room for clues to find your way out!  Stop by 1426 Pearl Street any day Wednesday through Sunday and see if you can find your way out of the mad scientists laboratory!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Bongo the Balloon Man

August 7th, 2017

  Meet Bongo the Balloon Man. Bongo is a self-taught balloon artist who has been creating masterful balloon animals for the youth of Boulder for over 31 years! You might recognize his familiar face from one of your recent strolls down the Pearl Street Mall as he has had his spot at the Peppercorn storefront for 28 years! Bongo, is a pillar of the Boulder community and epitomizes the culture of this city.  So, cheers to you Bongo and many more years of balloon animals to come.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Eva

August 2nd, 2017

Eva is on her first week of a long journey. She plans to travel to Boston, and perform on her way to pay for gas. She plays four instruments: fiddle, ukulele, banjo and guitar. “I was born into playing music. My family all plays different instruments, and I guess I just took after them,” Eva said about how she got into music. Eva has traveled before, and claims her favorite places are Boulder and Helena. She started traveling because she wanted to meet new people and see new places. Eva is able to make connections with people through music because, “it creates a bridge across... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Peter

July 26th, 2017

You can catch Peter on Pearl Street performing his specialty of juggling with both his hands and feet. Starting at a young age, Peter loved to juggle: but with a twist. He competed in hacky sack competitions and won the world tournament multiple times. This taught him to juggle first with his feet, then his hands; now he juggles with both at the same time. Peter started to preform shows in San Fransisco in 1994, without know what he was doing, but eventually figured it out and hasn’t stopped. He’s preformed all over the world. His favorite places to perform were Prague and Vietnam.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Eric

July 26th, 2017

Meet Eric! Eric is the owner and general manager of Element Bistro in Gunbarrel! With its rooftop deck and bar and fun events like salsa night, Element is a hot spot for a night out with friends.  Eric is a veteran of the restaurant industry but when he steps away from his business he likes to stay active; he is also a personal trainer! Be sure to check out Element Bistro and say hello to Eric!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Amy

July 19th, 2017

Amy is adventuring on a road trip from the Bay Area in California to her home town in Iowa. She likes to see sights, different national parks, and camp along the way. Amy used to have a job in editing and publishing, however, worked with children on the side and “ended up liking the side job better than my real job and went to grad school to pursue my passion instead.” She now will be teaching in special education by the Bay Area. She loves Boulder and is excited to be back for a while!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – The Flatland Harmony Experiement

July 13th, 2017

    Meet the Indianapolis natives, The Flatland Harmony Experiement! This non-traditional blue grass band just got into town this morning and I caught them getting a warm-up set in this afternoon on Pearl Street before their show tonight.  They play at Owsley’s Golden Road on Broadway at 7PM! If you can’t catch them tonight, they play another show, same time same place on Tuesday night! Keep an eye on these guys they have a great sound!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Dan

July 12th, 2017

Dan is a full time musician, currently on the road, with Iowa as his destination. He is originally from the Bay Area near San Fransisco, but travels to perform music, and also tap! He has previously played in Boulder a hand full of times with his band. In fact, his second stop his first time traveling with the band was Boulder! He used to perform for Andy, the owner of Albums on the Hill and also at the Boulder Theater. Now, Dan plays his music at weddings and different special events, but tapping is also part of his creative side. He is going to start offering tap lessons to inspire others to... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Jack

July 5th, 2017

Jack started playing the piano at four years old inspired by his two older sisters. Now, he goes to CU Boulder and studies music composition. He plays a little bit of a lot of things, but focuses on vocals and the piano. He hopes to either do film scoring, or possibly tour with a rock band after he graduates. Jack performs on Pearl Street occasionally. He loves doing this because it’s “a great way to connect with people is through music because there is no barrier between the musician and the audience.” Jack is about to record an album, and is going to host a release party in... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Nick and Katie

June 27th, 2017

Meet Nick and Katie! I’m sure all of you, like I was, are wondering what is up with the rabbit costume? Well, Nick made a small wager with his sister Katie that she would not receive the honor of valedictorian of her graduating class at Ralston Valley High School this year. Clearly, Nick lost! So, holding up his end of the bet, Nick spent a few hours of his Sunday afternoon handing out carrots in his rabbit costume on the Pearl Street Mall.  Congratulations to Katie and hopefully Nick knows now, never to doubt his sister!  Read More

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

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