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Having A Dog Is Good for Your Health

November 27th, 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

Faces of Boulder – Emily!

November 26th, 2022

“I want to be the head of a fashion house in France, so I’m planning on getting my business degree and also majoring in French this fall. So that’s exciting!” – Emily  Read More

What the Heck is a Chautauqua?

November 26th, 2022

Every Boulderite knows that Chautauqua is up on 900 Baseline Road in Boulder, but how did it get there? And what is a Chautauqua anyway? The Chautauqua movement of the late 19th century was an effort to educate rural communities who lacked access to the mass culture being developed in cities. The movement lasted from the 1870s all the way into the 1920s. Rural peoples were hungry for entrainment and brain food, but lacked a way to easily travel because automobiles weren’t widely available until 1910. The “Mother Chautauqua” (which sounds a bit like a spaceship name to me) was... Read More

Boulder’s Dogs of the Day!

November 26th, 2022

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

November 26th, 2022

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 something... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

November 25th, 2022

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Boulder’s Dogs of the Day!

November 23rd, 2022

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Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 22nd, 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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 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

Pearl Street’s Quick ‘N Dirty Backstory

November 21st, 2022

A Boulder resident in the 1940s remarked that Pearl street is “a good place to buy a pair of socks.” I think this adage holds true today, and that Pearl offers Boulder exponentially more to go along with those socks. Pearl Street is supposedly named for one of the wives of the original 54 founders of Boulder. However, I have also heard whispers that “Pearl” was a madam of a brothel once located near what is now Pearl Street. The first explanation is more likely, though I find the second more provocative and appealing. If I had to describe Pearl Street, I would say it’s an intermingling... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day

November 21st, 2022

“Princess definitely lives up to her name. She loves being pampered, but I don’t mind because she’s a good little companion and is well behaved.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 20th, 2022

“I’m writing a book. When I started it, I thought it was going to take no longer than one, maybe two years… so far I’ve been writing it for about seven.” What is the overall message you would like your book to tell? “Well, half of the things I believe in are believable and half are unbelievable. Half the things I write about, the ideas, are believable and half of them are not…. But that is what I would like to give, the option for people to believe in something that others think is unbelievable. People once thought going into space and flying a spaceship... Read More

Why Am I Always Cold?

November 20th, 2022

If you’ve ever worked in a cube farm, you know the difficulty of establishing a temperature that suits everyone.  As someone who was cold natured, I frequently wore a sweater in the office on sweltering August days. Now that I work from home, I have complete control of the environmental temperature in my work space. While there are factors that influence how cold natured you are, such as low body fat, being cold could be a symptom of a health condition.  The most common condition that causes one to feel cold is anemia. Anemia is a blood disorder caused by a shortage of red blood cells,... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

November 20th, 2022

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The Perennial Canyon – Eldorado Springs

November 20th, 2022

Colorado’s reputation as a confluence of health and recreation is well established. We’re known for our ski resorts, biking, and every athletic activity in-between. Anyone can challenge or simply enjoy themselves throughout the mountains, Western Slope, and Front Range. The history of this is long, to say the least. But perhaps the most important chapter, in terms of impact, came in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tuberculosis was the leading cause of death at that time, and effective antibiotics wouldn’t come until the 1940s. Failing other options, many doctors prescribed the sun,... Read More

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

November 19th, 2022

The grand red sign and huge white marquee of Boulder’s Fox Theatre give the building a sense of purpose and permanence. This strong identity boldly contrasts the complex and confusing history of the building itself. This nearly 90 year old space has housed vaudeville acts, a cafe, and a other interesting things in between. The building sitting at 1135 13th Street on The Hill was constructed in 1926 by Adrian G. Diez, but was first owned a Mr. William Beach. Beach sold the building to Diez in 1926, and the building changed hands no less than 8 times to become what it is today. Its first... Read More

A Brief History of Some Incredible Boulder Women

November 18th, 2022

Revealing Our Routes: Women of Boulder County was originally developed by the Women of the West Museum back in 2002. Now the exhibit is now hosted by Boulder History Museum’s site. There are dozens of dynamic ladies documented in this collection, and today we’ve brought you a few of our favorites. Ruth Cave Flowers (1903-1980) was a native Boulderite who graduated from Boulder high in 1920. Because she was African-American they refused to award her a diploma featuring her catchy name. Despite her lack of diploma, CU accepted Ruth Flowers as a student. She earned a doctorate in Romance... Read More

Latest Snow & Ice Removal Updates from City of Boulder

November 17th, 2022

City snow crews remove 52 percent of streets and 100 percent of multi-use paths on a regular basis, with the University of Colorado and other entities removing portions of the path system as well. Emergency access routes, main arterial streets, and access to hospitals, schools, transit, and key infrastructure, as well as steeply sloping neighborhood streets, are all prioritized by the city. _____________ City of Boulder Facebook page for Current Updates.  City of Boulder, Colorado Snow & Ice removal Website.   Photo Credit: City of Boulder  Read More

3 Inspired, Innovative, Boulder-Based Inventions

November 16th, 2022

Maybe you already know that the comfortable (and allegedly edible) innovation; the Crocs shoe, was created in Boulder County. Today we’re checking out some less explosive, but equally clever, Boulder-based inventions. This is one smart city, and the products created here prove it! Nimbus Cloud Dome The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a deceptively simple invention created by Boulder resident Cindy Litchfield. As a jewelry maker, she struggled to create close-up, glare-free photos of her products. No one had addressed the problem before, so she took on the challenge. The result was the Nimbus Cloud... Read More

Boulder’s Dogs of the Day!

November 15th, 2022

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