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Chris Kimble Assistant Director of Faces of Boulder

Chris is an avid trail runner, photographer, climber, and overall adventurist that recently completed his Bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in writing. Originally from New Orleans, he left sea level for the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado in 2010 and has never looked back. Between adventures, he enjoys updating his blogs and photography sites, as well as exploring the many fascinating opportunities Boulder has to offer. Chances are, you will see him running on one of the many trails in Colorado’s stunning countryside, waving hello with a big smile and a camera.

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Something in the Air – Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with weather. Ancient cultures prayed and made offerings to gods in hopes of receiving conditions conducive to growing crops. Adverse weather, then, w…

Humans have always h…

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with weather. Ancient cultures prayed and made offerings to gods in hopes of receiving conditions conducive to growing crops. Adverse weather, then, was often interpreted as displeasure on behalf of those same beings—a punishment for failing to observe proper rituals. It doesn’t take a history scholar to understand this impulse. Weather, now as then, is both an enemy and ally. On one hand, it provides everything from the raw material for food—sunlight driving photosynthesis, wind the primary method of plants spreading their seeds—to …

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MidWinter: A Colorado Night’s Dream

Sometimes, writing about art and theater feels a lot like falling down the proverbial rabbit hole as I try to find the angle to write about wandering through a haunted-theater immersive experience, ge…

Sometimes, writing a…

Sometimes, writing about art and theater feels a lot like falling down the proverbial rabbit hole as I try to find the angle to write about wandering through a haunted-theater immersive experience, getting splashed in a Halloween horror show in the basement of a spaghetti emporium, sweating through a DIY D&D in a comic shop, savoring (har har!) Sweeney Todd’s enraged high notes, and trying to quiet my howling dog in a public house. I’ve found myself in some odd and awkward scenarios. To update the metaphor, writing this column is a lot like drunk-clicking through an endless algorithm o…

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Meet Abraham! This Kentucky native loves moonshine and freedom for all. More commonly known as the 16th president of this great nation, it can be assumed that the mountains are his favorite thing abou…

Meet Abraham! This K…

Meet Abraham! This Kentucky native loves moonshine and freedom for all. More commonly known as the 16th president of this great nation, it can be assumed that the mountains are his favorite thing about Colorado!

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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

This local street artist gets some help from a passerby on this beautiful creation at a fountain on Pearl Street. By collecting nearby leaves and flowers, he constructed a stunning collage of interest…

This local street ar…

This local street artist gets some help from a passerby on this beautiful creation at a fountain on Pearl Street. By collecting nearby leaves and flowers, he constructed a stunning collage of interesting characters. Thanks for making this city beautiful!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Winter is here! What better way to celebrate the arrival of snow then going our for a day in the flatirons? Mark spent his day embracing the cold in style, throwing on layers and finding deep snow in…

Winter is here! What…

Winter is here! What better way to celebrate the arrival of snow then going our for a day in the flatirons? Mark spent his day embracing the cold in style, throwing on layers and finding deep snow in the backcountry. This is his third winter here in Colorado, and his first in Boulder. His favorite activities include hiking, snowboarding, and just being outside! In this picture, he lays in the snow and catches his breath. Nice to meet you Mark!

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Faces of Boulder- Coda!

Meet Coda! This fulltime student enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the backcountry of Colorado. His favorite hobby is snowboarding and spending time out in nature. He spent the first couple of wee…

Meet Coda! This full…

Meet Coda! This fulltime student enjoys hiking, camping, and exploring the backcountry of Colorado. His favorite hobby is snowboarding and spending time out in nature. He spent the first couple of weeks this summer hiking the Colorado Trail, beginning just outside of Denver. By beginning in mid May, he quickly ran into snow in the lost creek wilderness and had to cut his hike short. However, he is looking forward to getting back out and finishing the thru-hike in the near future. Thanks Coda!

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Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week!

Before winter crept into the foothills, Matthew spent the afternoon hiking in the flatirons. Only days before snow blanketed the forest, he made sure to squeeze in one final late fall hike. The snow …

Before winter crept …

Before winter crept into the foothills, Matthew spent the afternoon hiking in the flatirons. Only days before snow blanketed the forest, he made sure to squeeze in one final late fall hike. The snow doesn't bother him however, because he is an avid backcountry skier. As the snow accumulates in Rocky Mountain National Park, he will soon be heading out to catch some fresh powder. Nice to meet you matt!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day

Snow-snow-snow! The best way to dive into winter is getting out and exploring the snowy backcountry of Colorado. Jay spent his Saturday afternoon taking a break from classes, and climbing high in…

Snow-snow-snow! The…

Snow-snow-snow! The best way to dive into winter is getting out and exploring the snowy backcountry of Colorado. Jay spent his Saturday afternoon taking a break from classes, and climbing high in Rocky Mountain National Park. With lots of snow in the forecast, it's safe to say that winter is here, and the much welcomed snow has opened up a different way to explore this beautiful state.   Thanks Jay!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Winter is here! With the first big snow bringing in the accumulation, Boulder residents are finding their way outside for fun winter activities. This young man threw on his layers and found some time …

Winter is here! With…

Winter is here! With the first big snow bringing in the accumulation, Boulder residents are finding their way outside for fun winter activities. This young man threw on his layers and found some time to hike around in backcountry. His favorite part about being in nature in winter time? "The silence, and peaceful quite that snow brings into nature. Everything is so quite, and things are so still. I find peace in that".   Thanks friend, enjoy your peaceful experience in nature!  

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Meet Matt! A traveling adventurer, Matt shifts through all his gear preparing for a day hiking in the flatirons. He spent the summer guiding on Mt. Shasta in California, but came to spend the fall/win…

Meet Matt! A traveli…

Meet Matt! A traveling adventurer, Matt shifts through all his gear preparing for a day hiking in the flatirons. He spent the summer guiding on Mt. Shasta in California, but came to spend the fall/winter here in Colorado. He loves skiing in Colorado's beautiful backcountry, and takes advantage of Boulder's easy access to wilderness areas surrounding Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week!

Summit of the Week! This week, Jordan, a fulltime student reaches the summit of an unnamed peak in the Flatirons. After spending the afternoon hiking trails near Green Mountain, he took the opportunit…

Summit of the Week! …

Summit of the Week! This week, Jordan, a fulltime student reaches the summit of an unnamed peak in the Flatirons. After spending the afternoon hiking trails near Green Mountain, he took the opportunity to scramble up a nearby peak. He skipped all the people by scrambling up the rock formation, and had this summit all to his self. Great seeing you Jordan!  

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

LARP is back! This week the teams again faced one another, as this character shows that its not all just knights and armor. Among the contestants to line up today featured not only ninjas, but a Je…

LARP is back! This w…

LARP is back! This week the teams again faced one another, as this character shows that its not all just knights and armor. Among the contestants to line up today featured not only ninjas, but a Jedi as well. These guys invited anyone who would like to try this sport for the first time. The link for LARP in Colorado is http://www.larping.org/larp-colorado/   Thanks for sharing guys!  

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Faces of Boulder- Summit of the Week

Meet Nick! He spent the day summiting Bear Peak, before heading back down for a microbrew in Boulder. This was his first time reaching the top of Bear, and his favorite portion of his hike was going o…

Meet Nick! He spent …

Meet Nick! He spent the day summiting Bear Peak, before heading back down for a microbrew in Boulder. This was his first time reaching the top of Bear, and his favorite portion of his hike was going off trail and scrambling up the rock face. He wants to climb all the Flatirons behind Boulder, and this was his firth one checked off the list! Good luck with your summits Nick!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Football is here! This is Richard, and he is a fulltime student. He spent the day tailgating in the park, throwing around the old pig skin and enjoying a refreshing beverage. How do you celebrate c…

Football is here! Th…

Football is here! This is Richard, and he is a fulltime student. He spent the day tailgating in the park, throwing around the old pig skin and enjoying a refreshing beverage. How do you celebrate college football on Saturday?

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

A day exploring is never a day wasted! It's even better when you find yourself off trail. This fulltime student took a break from studying to get out and enjoy the beautiful countryside Colorado has t…

A day exploring is n…

A day exploring is never a day wasted! It's even better when you find yourself off trail. This fulltime student took a break from studying to get out and enjoy the beautiful countryside Colorado has to offer. After hiking a trail in the Flatirons, he decided to go off route and scramble up a fallen tree. It is always nice to get away from it all, find a nice place to relax off the beaten path, and soak up every ounce of nature.

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Meet Andy and Domenic! These two Ohio natives came into town to experience the Rocky Mountains and Colorado's vibrant culture. They landed in Denver, and immediately caught a cab to a friends house he…

Meet Andy and Domeni…

Meet Andy and Domenic! These two Ohio natives came into town to experience the Rocky Mountains and Colorado's vibrant culture. They landed in Denver, and immediately caught a cab to a friends house here in Boulder. Dispensaries and mountains were top on their list, and they visited both. They submitted Holy Cross, as well as spent a day in Denver shopping at different stores.   Great to meet you guys! Hope to see you back in Colorado soon!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Summit of the Week! This group shared a sunset on South Boulder Peak this past week. After spending the day hiking through the Flatirons, they all took a second to soak up the beautiful setting sun on…

Summit of the Week! …

Summit of the Week! This group shared a sunset on South Boulder Peak this past week. After spending the day hiking through the Flatirons, they all took a second to soak up the beautiful setting sun on this beautiful city. When asked what their favorite part of being in in Boulder was, they all replied, "this, of course"!   Nice to meet you guys! Enjoy the rest of the cool weather before the snow comes!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Meet Chelsea! This full time student is graduating this semester, and looking forward to moving back to her home state of Tennessee. What will she miss most about this beautiful state? The fresh air…

Meet Chelsea! This f…

Meet Chelsea! This full time student is graduating this semester, and looking forward to moving back to her home state of Tennessee. What will she miss most about this beautiful state? The fresh air, mountains, and how nice the people are of course! Good luck with your future endeavors in Tennessee, and thank you for your time!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Meet Chris! This avid climber from Fort Collins spent the day exploring the backcountry of Boulder. After growing up climbing around Fort Collins and the Poudre Canyon, he decided to take  some time …

Meet Chris! This avi…

Meet Chris! This avid climber from Fort Collins spent the day exploring the backcountry of Boulder. After growing up climbing around Fort Collins and the Poudre Canyon, he decided to take  some time and give the Flatirons a spin. What was his favorite part of climbing near Boulder? "The easy access to the rock." Great to meet you Chris!

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Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

Summit of the Week! This fulltime CU student from Wyoming stands at the summit of Mt. Sanitas, looking down towards Boulder. With fall in the air, and winter coming soon, what better way to enjoy t…

Summit of the Week! …

Summit of the Week! This fulltime CU student from Wyoming stands at the summit of Mt. Sanitas, looking down towards Boulder. With fall in the air, and winter coming soon, what better way to enjoy the outdoors than hitting the Flatirons? Keep exploring Boulder!

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