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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 – Chris & Emily!

May 22nd, 2022

Meet Chris and Emily. Chris said, “If I weren’t doing this, I would be teaching at the college level. Thank god I’m not doing that. That was my backup plan and it would have been English Literature. I started working on Pearl in 1992. Thanks!  Read More

America’s Fastest-Growing Sport now in Boulder

May 22nd, 2022

Pickleball was invented in 1965 by three middle-aged fathers in Washington state, pickleball is a quirky cross among tennis, pingpong and badminton, played with a paddle and a perforated plastic ball. The founders are said to have named the game after a family dog called Pickles. The game has over 4.8 million people now playing , which is almost double the number from just five years ago, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. We are fortunate that Boulder has courts all over town. You can now play or learn the game of Pickleball. Boulder’s Pickleball Facebook Page    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, CO – One of the Snowiest mid-sized cities in the country

May 20th, 2022

Boulder, Colorado is one of the snowiest mid-size cities in the country, it ranks high on the list of snowiest mid-size towns in the country. The following are the snowiest mid-size cities in the United States.  Jan. 1-March 3, 2022 1) Buffalo: 85.9 inches 2) Rochester: 74.7 inches 3) Anchorage: 69.7 inches 4) Boulder: 63.7 inches 5) Salt Lake City: 26.7 inches 6) Milwaukee: 21.9 inches 7) Boise: 20.0 inches 8) Colorado Springs: 15.2 inches NOAA – BOULDER  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Words of Wisdom ~ Jenna!

May 19th, 2022

Meet Jenna I found Jenna sitting outside of Lolita’s on a nice sunny afternoon. She was in an in depth conversation with an older man who seemed to be passing on some good advice. “After I left work today, I knew I needed to gather wisdom from an elder. I ended up talking to this man who was walking by Lolita’s. He ended up teaching me a valuable piece of knowledge when I needed it most. He gave me some general guidance and pointed me in the right direction. We talked for about 15 minutes. He walked away and thought about what I said and came back half an hour later with the advice I needed.... Read More

Best 5 Hiking Trails in Boulder, Colorado

May 18th, 2022

The following are the top five hiking trails in Boulder, Colorado, as assessed by recent Trip Advisor reviews: 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 Mountain, running north to south from north to south. The phrase “The Flatirons” is sometimes used to refer to just these five Flatirons. The First and Second Flatirons Loop is a 2.7-mile widely traveled loop route situated... Read More

A Brief History of Some Incredible Boulder Women

May 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

Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day – Abby!

May 17th, 2022

Meet Abby! Abby came to Boulder from New York for the fresh air and the healthy lifestyle Boulder cultivates; what’s kept her here are the many friends she’s made, the concerts, and her newfound independence. Abby contributes her individuality, independence, and grounded character to her experiences at boarding school, which she attended for five years in Connecticut. “It really made me independent and able to come to college so far away from home,” she says in response to one of the biggest lessons she learned while in boarding school. Currently, Abby attends CU; spending any possible... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Allison

May 16th, 2022

Meet Allison! As a Graduate student in Architecture, Allison appreciates the sustainable lifestyle  Boulder has to offer and believes that “the mountains are a perfect remedy” for any break from the hustle and bustle. When she’s not hiking, snowboarding, or walking her dog,  After she graduates, Allison hopes to move back to Boulder and work as a licensed Architect; already looking forward to afternoons by Coot Lake and endless sunshine once again. Thanks Allison!  Read More

Known for its Ghosts, this historic Boulder hotel is a must-see

May 13th, 2022

  Rooms 302 and 304 have a reputation for being haunted among the Boulderado personnel. Guests in such rooms have claimed faint white human-shaped apparitions, audio phenomena such as disembodied voices, and odd electrical activity, such as TVs and lights turning on and off for no apparent reason, over the years. In 1924, a down-on-his-luck guy attempted a double-suicide in one of the rooms, killing himself on the bed by self-administering chloroform. His wife was bathing at the time, and when she discovered her husband’s body, she used the leftover chloroform on herself. The amount... Read More

Top Rated Live Music Bars in Boulder

May 12th, 2022

According to the most current Yelp ratings, the following are the top-rated bars in Boulder, Colorado that provide live music: 1 – Rayback Collective THE RAYBACK IS A BACKYARD PARTY TO WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN INVITED! The Rayback Collective appears to be a cold beer in the sun, with a furry friend at your feet, a new friend at the table next to you, and an old friend sitting directly in front of you. It sounds like bantering voices of people and dogs from far, wide, and all the way down the street. It has the aroma of suntan lotion and loaded sweet potato fries. It tastes like a spicy mezcal... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Zach!

May 10th, 2022

Zach is working for YMCA of the Rockies for the summer. His focus for the YMCA of the Rockies is leadership training and the spiritual community. “I think you should be real with people and not keep secrets,” Zach says on how to live the best life.He currently attends Texas A&M and plans to major in mechanical engineering. Coming from Texas, “Boulder is a cool place, I really like all the small businesses around and can’t wait to check them out!” Zach wants to give a Shoutout to his sister Savannah, Taylor Swift, and Drake (but not the rapper.)  Read More

Hike of the Week: Flagstaff

May 10th, 2022

Flagstaff is one of the those hikes that the locals know and is popular with tourists, so if you haven’t checked out Flagstaff, you must put it on the list as one of the trails to do before summer ends! Like many of Boulder’s hiking trails, Flagstaff offers a variety of options for hikers; unlike some of the other nearby trails, the summit can also be reached by road which I have heard is a popular date night spot for its incredible views of the city, the Continental Divide, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, if you have the time, be sure to check out Flagstaff... Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

May 9th, 2022

With the holidays over, we figured we should refresh our minds with something different today. Boulder has a very interesting architectural history, especially the university campus. We will touch on some defining Boulder architectural projects which you have probably seen around town. Next time you’re out and about, maybe you’ll encounter some of these oh-so-Boulder building projects. The University Campus Of course we cannot skim Boulder’s architectural past without bringing up the University of Colorado campus. It began with the all-brick Old Main and soon grew into several... Read More

6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know

May 7th, 2022

We can’t say for sure if being in Boulder makes you a better or more successful person, but these celebrities from our fair city lend some credibility to the notion. And since we aren’t a gossip site, these won’t all be film and TV stars. We are showing you real people from Boulder who did, and are doing, interesting and popular things with their lives. 3OH!3 Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte make up the electronica group 3OH!3, which received national success with their song “Don’t Trust Me”. They gained even more attention when they collaborated with Ke$ha... Read More

Boulder’s Top-Rated Best Breakfast Spots

May 7th, 2022

Here are the top Rated Breakfast Restaurants in Boulder, Colorado, based on the most recent Yelp reviews: 1. The Buff Restaurant 2. The Parkway Cafe 3. Snooze, an A.M. Eatery 4. The BOCO Restaurant 5. Walnut Cafe 6. Village Coffee Shop 7. Foolish Craig’s Cafe 8. The Point Cafe 9. Ruthies Boardwalk Social 10. Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse    Read More

What the Heck is a Chautauqua?

May 6th, 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 Hotels make the Best of US News & World Report list

May 4th, 2022

All the best places to stay in Boulder. Hotels in Boulder are ranked by U.S. News & World Report (2022) based on how well they did in industry awards, how many stars they had, and how well people thought they were. Hotels that were in the top 10% of the Best Hotels in the United States got a Gold badge. Hotels that were in the top 30% of the Best Hotels in Boulder were given a Silver badge, which means that they did well.  Before ranked hotels, Tripadvisor lists them by hotel class, and then by user rating, so the hotels that show up after them are ranked. St Julien Hotel &... Read More

Top 7 Best Hiking Trails – Boulder, Colorado

May 4th, 2022

Here are the top rated hiking trails in Boulder, Colorado, according to Trip Advisor reviews: 1. Flatirons 2. Royal Arch 3. Mount Sanitas Trail 4. Mesa Trail 5. Sugarloaf Mountain 6. Deer Mountain Trail 7. Anne U. White https://bouldercolorado.gov/locations/trail/search/trail    Read More