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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 24th, 2017

Katherine Bennett grew up in Boulder, and loved it so much that she decided to attend college at CU as well. A true Boulderite, Katherine loves all things about the mountains. The hiking, skiing, biking, and attending concerts at her favorite venue, Red Rocks, are just a few of the reasons Katherine has stuck around. “I never saw any reason to leave. We live in the best place in the world!” We know how you feel Katherine!  Read More

Faces of Boulder-Pic of the Day!

March 23rd, 2017

Lucien Renjilian-Burgy has been illuminating Boulder with his bright smile since 2005. “Biking, climbing, dancing…I do a lot,” says Lucien. While running his own somatic psychotherapy and bodywork practice, Shifting States, Lucien also manages to make time for his passion of dance as a member of the Boulder Contact Lab. “It’s a type of improv partner dancing where there is always one point of contact between the two dancers,” Lucien explains. Lucien has lived in Boston, Madrid, and San Francisco. He has also lived off the grid in Hawaii for a year. “We just don’t need that... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 22nd, 2017

Hector is a freshman engineering student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is a Colorado native and grew up in Colorado Springs. Hector came out to CU with a positive mindset and has had nothing but fun. He does admit that being an engineering student has its own challenges, but he is determined to conquer all of them. Hector is a member of the CU Men’s volleyball team. He’s a starting outside hitter as a freshman on the team. He says he’s made priceless friendships through the team, and would do his freshman year over again the same exact way if he could.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 18th, 2017

Jesse is originally from Boulder, but doesn’t reside in the city anymore. He does come back to visit though. I talked with him at the SIA snow show where he was representing Soulmotion – a snowboarding and surfing company. Jesse was playing the didgeridoo and wowing all the industry reps that walked by. He started to attract an audience in no time, and was even teaching people how to play. He taught breathing techniques and offered his own tips and tricks, all while still entertaining a crowd. Who knows, maybe he’ll spend a day on Pearl Street next time he’s in Boulder.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 16th, 2017

Keith didn’t think he was going to make it to the summit of the flatirons. He’s from Pennsylvania, but made the trip out to Boulder so he could visit a friend. Keith was worried that hiking mountains that are already a mile high would prove to be difficult. He was especially worried about getting altitude sickness and suffering through horrible headaches – which have been a problem for him in the past. After hearing stories from friends and family that have visited, he was expecting to be out of breath and in need of oxygen almost immediately. But, on the contrary, he found it much easier... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 15th, 2017

Some people shy away from cameras – others jump in front of them. Peter Hurley, a world-renowned headshot photographer, has put his own spin on this. He believes that a good portrait requires that the camera doesn’t mess with the subject, but that the subject messes with the camera. Once someone loses sight of the insecurities provoked by the camera, they start to perform for it. People start to play with the camera. They stare into it as if they were playing head games. They treat it as if it were a person looking at them – a person they want to make an impression on. These two girls were... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 14th, 2017

Hi there! I’m Maliika! I’m a Denver transplant. My mom brought me from very far away. I’m not sure where here is but I like it so far. Snow is fun. There’s so many trails that are good for a dog like me. It was scary coming here though. I had to spend the night at an airport somewhere. It was very strange and lonely. But Mom made sure that I was ok, and now we’re here and it’s great. My favorite thing is anything that I can go chase. Currently pine cones are extra fun. I’ll chase one for hours if you keep throwing it for me. You are going to throw it for me right?  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 13th, 2017

Kat is not a Boulder native, but she loves the focus on the arts and the eclecticism that Boulder has. She’s been writing for Elephant Journal for sometime, and since they’re headquartered in Boulder she figured that this was the perfect time to come check them out. Elephant Journal is the world’s leading online magazine for mindful living. She’s from South Africa, and speaks a little Afrikaans. What are some swear words? “Ek moet jou vermoor” means I’m going to kill you. “I can’t believe I came all the way to Boulder to teach someone how to say I’m going to kill you in Afrikaans.”... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 12th, 2017

Jack and his friends were enjoying a nice day outside. They’re all students at CU and told me that they like to get away from campus sometimes. Every now and then it’s good to change your surroundings and take a breath of fresh air. Something about the wilderness in Colorado makes it easy to refresh. Jack and his friends are thankful to be so close to landscapes as beautiful as the one pictured. Boulder is a great place for people to get outside and take advantage of the nice weather. This day in particular was celebrated with food and music in a beautiful setting.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 9th, 2017

I could tell Mike was going to have a strong character from the moment I saw him. He was standing behind his hot dog stand on Pearl Street talking tirelessly to each one of his customers. On top of those conversations, Mike was constantly engaged with two of his buddies that had also set up shop with him. Except those two gentlemen just seemed to be keeping him company for the mean time. I introduced myself to Mike and the other two gentlemen asking if I could have a moment of their time. They all happily agreed and immediately engaged me about what I was there to do. I had more or less just... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 7th, 2017

Julia has lived in Boulder for the past three years. When she first moved here, she rented a two bedroom, two bath apartment with all utilities and pet rent included for $750 a month. Now, she lives in a one bedroom apartment with her roommate for $650 a month, no utilities included. She sleeps on the couch. “I think the weed is to blame.” Well everyone thinks that. “No, no. Not just people that want to smoke. People come out here and learn how to grow, learn the rules and regulations, then they launch grow sites in other states.” Julia is also a journalism major and wants to get an MFA... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 6th, 2017

“I was unsure when people told me that I would like Boulder, but I’ve never been happier.” Originally from Boston, Grace is here at CU Boulder studying Evolutionary Biology and Pre-Vet. She originally wanted to be a surgeon for humans, but after shadowing various surgeries at a vet clinic she decided she wanted to be a veterinarian. “I just like animals more than I like people.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 5th, 2017

“Skating in general is an individual activity so people might think that there isn’t much of a culture or community, but we do come together. I remember when friend of mine was going through his final stages of ALS. To keep him out of a nursing home, some of the Boulder skating community came together to help fund the medical care so that he could live out his final days in the comfort of this own home. Skaters might have been thought of as punks, not educated, and be up to no good but I think the story has changed.” -Sam Samuel Hines is the owner of the Meta Skateboards shop... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 4th, 2017

Rob is originally from San Diego, but grew up in Singapore. He studies integrative physiology at CU and is also an opposite hitter for CU Men’s Volleyball. Rob told me that he never took himself to be a natural athlete, but he has always loved to compete. He started playing volleyball in eighth grade when he was living in Singapore. After his senior year of high school, he came back to the U.S. to be a Buff. During his first year playing for CU, the team was lacking structure and struggling financially. Today, they are at Colorado Mesa University competing for a conference championship and a... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 3rd, 2017

A: “We once once made a deal; I was going to join cross country if she would join the high school musical.” E: “I did it for a little while…” A: “…But then she quit. My friends and I all felt betrayed! hahaha.” E: “Yea and now we mostly hang out making fun of each other and doing homework.” What are you both studying? E: “I’m studying bio-engineering. I know a few disabled people in my life… and they made me want to improve the lives of anyone who is disabled. It’s easy to find a path in bio-engineering that... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

March 1st, 2017
Portrait of Matt

Matt is an instructor in the Technology, Arts and Media (TAM) Program at CU Boulder. His latest pursuit challenges the idea of a controller in the world of video games. This April, Matt and several of his colleagues will be hosting what he calls the “Alt-cade”, an alternative-control gaming arcade hosted in the Black Box Theater of the ATLAS Institute on CU’s campus. Matt’s alternative-control game is a “location based video game” focusing on “the monotony of the workplace.” In the game, the user will physically carry out tasks and complete objectives with two other players in... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 28th, 2017

“A musician, a poet, and a young man searching for his life.” To escape the “Meth heads and Mormons” of Missouri, Pier came to Boulder in search of fabled beautiful scenery and a lot of enlightened people. While he found this to be true, he also found that there is a level of pretentiousness that comes with the amount of money some people have here. There’s a huge focus on arts in Boulder that he falls right into. He primarily plays guitar, but is the master of all things strung, like the ukulele and bass. But he’s a “lyricist above all else”. He’s always had an affinity for... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 25th, 2017

Jenae is a kennel tech at Indian Peaks Veterinary Hospital here in Boulder. She cares for all types of animals – taking them out for walks, cleaning them, feeding them etc. She started working there this past January. When I asked her why she took the job, she told me that it was because of her love for animals. Jenae grew up on a farm here in Colorado and has been surrounded by animals her whole life. Currently, she’s living in Boulder and studying at CU, but her current apartment doesn’t allow tenants to have pets. Thankfully, she gets her fix at work.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 22nd, 2017

Ben sees Boulder as the perfect place for his current endeavor: InstaMarch – The Imaginary Jobs Program. He told me: “The purpose of InstaMarch is that I want to get people all around the country doing their own micro-demonstrations on whatever issues they feel are important. And, I’m offering free mentorships – I’m a computer engineering teacher. So, I’m offering free mentorships in social media, computer programming, organizational design – all sorts of things created around these protests. Anybody can do it – left or right – but I have some certain terms for anybody doing... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 21st, 2017

David had been writing songs since he was a kid, but of course, as life got busy, that passion got set on a shelf. When he found himself with more time on his hands after losing hours at work, he picked it up again. He learned guitar and loves it all over again. He also started traveling across the country. He’s originally from California, but he’s travelled all across the West Coast and into Mexico. But he came to Boulder because of the scenery and people. He dreams of traveling all over the world, but right now, Colorado is still his favorite spot so far.  Read More

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