Quantcast
   
Saturday - May 28, 2022

Posts Tagged With ‘ About Boulder ’

 

Are You Optimizing Your Health?

May 28th, 2022

There is widespread agreement among those in the scientific and health care communities, that certain behaviors contribute greatly to preventable chronic disease, improve productivity and impact health. In 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that four lifestyle-related behavioral risk factors accounted for approximately 40% of all deaths in the United States. The optimal lifestyle metric (OLM), reflects adherence to these four positive health behaviors: not using tobacco, exercising at least 150 minutes per week, consuming at least five fruits and vegetable... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 27th, 2022

“My first marathon was when I was 44. I have done 33 since then. I like to run because it is a good way to stay in shape and relieve stress.”  Read More

Boulder-based “Shark Tank”-featured startup launches new plant-based product

May 27th, 2022

– RollinGreens, creators of chef-designed, plant-based foods that inspire socially conscious consumers to eat with purpose, today announced the launch of their new Plant-Based Spicy Chorizo. This is the second sku adding to their line of shelf stable products. The company has seen more than triple-digit growth since they were featured on the hit TV show “Shark Tank” in 2020. photo via: RollinGreens  Read More

The Most Popular Things to Do in Boulder with Children

May 27th, 2022

Family in Boulder Statistics:   – 33.9% are married – 7.9% are divorced – 33.8% are married with children – 12.1% have children, but are single (Data provided by bestplaces.net) According to the most recent Trip Advisor data. The following are the most popular family activities in Boulder, as voted on by visitors: 1 – Flatirons: The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, near Boulder, Colorado, that are made up of flatirons and other irregular shapes. A group of five huge, numbered Flatirons may be found on the east slope of Green... Read More

Looking Back: Boulder Duck Race

May 26th, 2022

Conditioning, in the Ivan Pavlov sense, is a strange thing. As people we’re able to think our way in or out of most anything, yet we’re no less subject to the process. This was on display last weekend at the annual Boulder Creek Festival, which saw the return of the Rubber Duck Race. If unfamiliar, here’s the score: literally thousands of caution-yellow rubber ducks are released into Boulder Creek en masse; the first to cross the finish line is the champ, and the “sponsor” of that duck wins a grand prize. It’s a quirky but fun tradition, and all proceeds go to the EXPAND program. Win-win. Due... Read More

Hidden Gem of the Week – Mici Handcrafted Italian

May 26th, 2022

Mici Handcrafted Italian in Lafayette, Colorado had been chosen as the Hidden Gem of the Week. Not only do they have the best Italian food around, Mici Italian is consistently rated as one of the top Italian restaurants in Boulder county. In fact, Yellow Scene  Best of the West Edition awarded Mici ‘s a  Top Two Ranking  for Italian in East Boulder. Mici Italian  Founded by a real Italian family, Mici is an abbreviation of our surname, Miceli. We maintain a rich culture based on traditions and family-values. When a guest walks through the door, we greet them with a warm welcome and thank... Read More

Boulder named Colorado’s Best Hippie Town

May 26th, 2022

Boulder, Colorado was named the most Hippie Town in Colorado by Thrillist. What they had to say was as follows: Given that Colorado was the first state in the nation to legalize weed, you might assume that there are plenty—plenty—of cities that could qualify as “hippie cities.” And you would be absolutely correct. That being said, Boulder certainly takes the cake. Just a quick ride from the Mile High City, this free-spirited Rocky Mountain college town—easily one of the best places for weed tourism in the entire US—has long roots as a hippie capital, and today, it boasts a vibrant... Read More

[VIDEO] Faces of Boulder: Shankar ~ Yoga Edition

May 25th, 2022

  Since the beginning of The Faces of Boulder Project the AboutBoulder photography team has primarily focused our attention on multiple people for every online post, but this edition of the Faces of Boulder will be different because it’s all about one very special person who lives here in Boulder, Shankar Moghe. Travis Bildahl and I ran into Shankar at the Eben G. Fine Park on a nice afternoon and realized right away that we had encountered a very unique individual that was self-actualized. Shankar Moghe stretches out his legs on his mat in Eben G. Fine Park to cool down after doing... Read More

Boulder’s Farmer of the Week!

May 24th, 2022

Founded in 2009 in Boulder, CO with the belief that our health as individuals cannot be achieved unless there exists the opportunity and means to make choices which serve to maintain and perpetuate health and well-being. Fifer Farm is dedicated to effectively and efficiently providing people with the opportunity to make healthy choices by growing and producing better food for people who care. Fifer Farm focuses on regenerative agriculture. When you support food grown in a regenerative manner, you purchase less food that has traveled across the country, you have healthier food for your family and-most... Read More

5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

May 24th, 2022

Josephine Antoine This fair Boulderite was beloved for her incredible rise to fame as a Metropolitan Opera star. After completing her education in Boulder, Antoine went on to earn a Master’s at the Julliard School of Music in NYC. Before her first national appearance, she received a telegram from the mayor of Boulder reading: “Every citizen sends you love and good wishes for your performance tomorrow.” She was a success, and sang the lead in 14 Metropolitan Opera productions. Her singing was featured on national radio stations, and she returned to Boulder to perform at the Colorado... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 23rd, 2022

Meet Glenn! “I’ve been here since 11 this morning working on this. I guess I’ve been here about 5 hours now. I’ve been doing this for about 3 years or so. What I like about this artistic process is that it is using all natural elements and can be done quickly.” Thanks Glenn!  Read More

Boulders Dog of the Day! – Avery Brewing Company

May 23rd, 2022

It’s time to start getting back out on the trails. What better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more. But, before heading into the great outdoors with your pooch, don’t forget to bring a leash and some doggie bags. While the Open Spaces and Mountain Parks welcome dogs, it is your responsibility... Read More

Boulder’s Dogs of the Day Pic!

May 22nd, 2022

Colorado is frequently ranked high on lists of the most dog-friendly places. Denver has gotten positive feedback for its overall dog-friendliness, including rankings on the dog-centric community website Rover and financial consulting company SmartAsset. Match.com ranked Colorado as the number one dog loving state. Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which... Read More

CU Alum Susan Brightbill Strikes Gold in Hollywood with Award-Winning Film SOLD OUT

May 22nd, 2022

“Sold Out” was written by Susan Brightbill. Susan is from Wisconsin and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder as a Political Science major. Susan has been a WGA writer for 15 years, selling scripts to places like Warner Brothers, Fox, Disney, ABC, CBS, Lifetime and Hallmark. Susan is also the recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Media Arts for the year 2021. Shestarted in the music business, then moved into acting and finally found her true passion inwriting. “Sold Out” is a music–based drama about a female talent scout who takes a down–on–his–luckconstruction... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 21st, 2022

When Taryn met Oscar. “I’m glad he doesn’t have thumbs.” “I met him in Breckenridge. It was love at first sight. I’ve felt like we’ve been together ever since that day just mentally. He is filling a void for me and that’s great. His meaning to me is larger than life.”  Read More

Why Name a Lady Buffalo “Ralphie”?

May 21st, 2022

This title question, and the more general “Why a buffalo for a mascot?” answered below. Time to brush up on Buff history. Ralphie is the female buffalo mascot for CU Boulder. But why does this female buffalo sport a male name? And why did CU choose a bison mascot in the first place? The tradition began in 1934 when the university newspaper selected “Buffaloes” as the nickname for the university students. Three weeks later, a few students paid a rancher $25 to rent a bison calf and a cowboy to handle her. The calf had to be managed by all 4 students plus the ranch hand... Read More

Boulder’s Snow Dog of the Day ~ Gary the Greyhound!

May 21st, 2022

Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which they can increase your health and  longevity. Increased physical activity. Dogs are more likely than other house pets to beg for play or exercise, encouraging owners to take more frequent walks or exercise with their dogs. A 2006 study published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine found dog owners were... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Alex!

May 20th, 2022

  Meet Alex! My favorite quote of all time is by Eleanor Roosevelt. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “I heard this when I was having trouble with a friend and it ultimately made me feel like I had power in the situation.” Thanks Alex!  Read More

6 Things More Common in Boulder Than Anywhere Else

May 20th, 2022

Anything “Buffalo” themed. Boulder is a college town, so the university is a source of some major pride in this city. CU’s mascot is the famous, 1,400-pounds of raging buffalo affectionately known as Ralphie. This means places all around town – from the Buff Restaurant to the best buffalo burger joint – incorporate this CU Buff pride into their own business as much as possible. People who moved here from California. Boulder, Colorado seems to have a huge pull of West Coast people. Maybe they’re drawn to the liberal politics, the beautiful scenery, or just the good vibes of people... Read More

Flashback 2015 ~ Skiing Down Boulder’s Iconic Flatirons

May 20th, 2022

2/4/15 – On March 1, After more than a week of steady snowfall, Alex Krull and Austin Porzak skied the right side of the First Flatiron, the famed slab formation above Boulder, Colorado. The two men skied the East Face Gully, often known as the Silk Road when it develops as an ice climb, with an average inclination of about 45 degrees and thin powder over exposed rock slabs. Before unroping and skiing the lower east face, they were belayed for three 60-meter sections at the peak of the climb. Between 750 to 800 feet was lost overall. It’s improbable that the entire 1,000-foot-high First... Read More