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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

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

Coffee4Change: A New Way to Support Coffee Farmers

October 7th, 2015

Last week in celebration of the inaugural International Coffee Day, the charitable organization Oxfam, in partnership with the ICO, kicked off their new campaign to support coffee farmers throughout various countries. Coffee4Change aims to raise funds to aid local workers in Haiti, Honduras, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, and Uganda. The money raised will help ensure that coffee farmers are utilizing the most effective business models and environmentally efficient techniques to grow and sell their crops. It sounds like an excellent way to support the prosperous future of ethical and sustainable... Read More

Boulder Startup Week: The Ultimate Startup Scene

April 23rd, 2015

With spring springing and summer just around the corner, the pace in Boulder is picking up quickly as Boulderites prepare for a summer filled with fun activities around every corner. For the tech lovers, entrepreneurs, students and investors of all kinds, the beginning of this summer season promises lots of fun and opportunities with Boulder kicking off its sixth Startup Week. Founded in 2010, Boulder Startup Week is five days dedicated to all things entrepreneurial, business and startup, celebrating the incredible startup scene Boulder has to offer.   The five-day event takes place from May... Read More

Pay It Forward Friday is Back for the New Year!

January 16th, 2015

Pay It Forward Friday is Back for the New Year!  This weekend, send us your best outdoor adventure photo to enter in a chance to win one of three great prizes, courtesy of Crystal Ski Shop! Grand Prize: Full tune with ironed on wax, a $50 value 2nd place: Full demo ski rental, ski or board, a $35 value 3rd place: Nordic Snow Shoe Rental, a $12 value Crystal Ski Shop was founded in 1976 by CU alumni.  Since then, the owners have all been CU alumni.  Current owner and CU alumni Justin Burger is all about paying it forward.  He has agreed to make a big contribution for our Pay It Forward... Read More

Five Points: Where Food Culture & Gentrification Intersect

January 13th, 2015

With the recent opening of Ink! Coffee on Larimer and 28th, Denver’s River North Art District (RiNo) continues its food and coffee supremacy. RiNo, which is technically a part of the Five Points neighborhood, is already a nationally recognized food hub. The new location from the Aspen-based Ink!—one of Colorado’s biggest coffee chains—will most likely only fuel RiNo’s status as a popular culinary center. Ink! will be competing with two other coffee shops on Larimer Street—Huckleberry and Crema. On nearby Brighton Boulevard, coffee lovers will find two other options: Wystone’s at Industry... Read More

A Tragic Plane Crash in Boulder County

October 29th, 2014

On Monday, October 27th, pilot Steven Moore’s single-engine plane crashed and burst into flames after taking off from Boulder Municipal Airport. According to an official statement, Moore unfortunately died in the crash. Steven Moore, who was an experienced pilot, was a role model for many people. He helped hundreds of young pilots make their way through in the aviation industry as the executive director of the National Gay Pilots Association and also served as a pilot for ExpressJet Airlines. The NGPA is an organization that supports diversity in aviation and fosters equal treatment... Read More

Three Wineries and a Brewery

June 13th, 2014

Ever heard the term “industry cluster?” What about “urban agglomeration?” The economic theory goes back to the 1890s… wait! Don’t go! This actually really relevant, really cool, and means a conglomeration of local booze options! Boulder has made innovative use of clusters — Boulder Chamber of Commerce has gone so far as to create a “Blueprint 3.0” initiative, having launched its “Team Boulder” website to infuse a sense of intention in the city’s start-up prowess. Becoming the “Silicon Valley of the Rockies” was... Read More

Facing the Flood

September 13th, 2013

It all began on Wednesday evening, around sundown, when the rain started dumping. Forget cats and dogs, this was lions and bears. I was heading back from a friend’s house and remember thinking that the raindrops were so big and coming down so hard that it felt more like hail than rainfall. After being outside for only about a minute I was as drenched in water as if I’d just climbed out of a swimming pool. The heavy rain kept up and continued throughout the night and all the way through Thursday. So far, we’ve recorded six to eight inches of rainfall and nearly every waterway... Read More