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Two Sides of the Same Cannabis: Comparing THC and CBD

September 26th, 2022

Though cannabis plays host to at least 85 different cannabinoids, there are two who tend to grab the most time in the spotlight: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). You’ve probably heard talk—or formed opinions yourself through careful research of your own—about preferences of marijuana users for certain strains that give them that amazing head high or, conversely, those who prefer a nice, mellow body buzz. These differences can be attributed to the makeup of a particular strain and its ratios of THC to CBD. Beyond the effect these two cannabinoids have on recreational experiences,... Read More

Boulder’s Dogs of the Day!

September 25th, 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: GO BUFFS Edition ~ Game Day

September 23rd, 2022

For this edition of The Faces of Boulder we captured the essence of a CU-Boulder football game day. From frat parties, to families, to Folsom Field, the AboutBoulder team came together to create this special edition that shows CU team pride and a whole lot of Saturday fun. Enjoy the pictures, keep thinking about how you want to get involved with this project and above all, GO BUFFS!                                              Read More

Are the Boulder Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

September 22nd, 2022

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Looking Back – World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

September 21st, 2022

Have you ever looked at the Hill and thought “I would totally ride a giant slip and slide down that.” Well you are’t the only one. Is 1000 feet going to be long enough for you? That’s 3 football fields. July 18, 2015, a Guinness World-Record holding waterslide comes to Boulder, and will carry thousands of sliders down the landmark Hill. The slide will be placed on 13th street and will open at 9am. Sliders are organized into waves due to the sheer number of them—23,000 people are “Going,” according to Facebook. Unfortunately for those just hearing about it, the event is sold out, but... Read More

Boulder’s 7 Most Popular Attractions

September 20th, 2022

According to the reviews on Trip Advisor, here are the top attractions in Boulder, as voted on by visitors: 1 – Flatirons: The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, in 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.   2 – Chautauqua Park Chautauqua Park is a part of a historic Boulder landmark... Read More

6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know

September 19th, 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

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Jack

September 18th, 2022

Jack started playing the piano at four years old inspired by his two older sisters. Now, he goes to CU Boulder and studies music composition. He plays a little bit of a lot of things, but focuses on vocals and the piano. He hopes to either do film scoring, or possibly tour with a rock band after he graduates. Jack performs on Pearl Street occasionally. He loves doing this because it’s “a great way to connect with people is through music because there is no barrier between the musician and the audience.” Jack is about to record an album, and is going to host a release party in... Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Pic of the Day – Abby!

September 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

Boulder’s Top 7 Fun Things To Do Alone

September 14th, 2022
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Here are the Top Rated fun activities to do alone in Boulder, Colorado: Top Fun Things To Do Alone in Boulder Museum of Boulder Boulder Public Library Mile-Hi Skydiving Center Boulder Theater Caffè Sole Liquid Descent Grand Adventures    Read More

Explaining Boulder County’s Name and Shape

September 13th, 2022

Most of the West was divided up into straight-edged, boxy regions and subdivisions (take a look at poor Yuma County). Boulder County escapes the purely rectangular form of other counties in Colorado, and today we will tell you why. Plus, we will tell you why it’s named Boulder (but we bet you can guess). The need for Colorado to become a territory coincided with the secession of several southern states from the Union in 1861. Colorado applied for statehood that year, and offered the Union secure access to precious mineral deposits. Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties of... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Abbie

September 10th, 2022

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Outdoor Pic of the Day – Buffalo in Boulder

September 10th, 2022

In some ways, the American bison differs from domestic cattle or oxen. It is larger, with a broad, hefty head that is carried low and cannot be raised to shoulder height. The bison also has a prominent hump at the shoulders, massive forequarters, and 14 ribs as opposed to 13 in cattle. The fur is coarse and shaggy, and it is dark brown in color. It grows particularly long on the head, neck, and shoulders, and typically develops a beard on the chin. A white bison is produced on rare occasions; these exceptional individuals were greatly revered – even worshipped – by American Indians. Both sexes... Read More

Boulder’s Top 5 Rated Antique Stores

September 9th, 2022

What exactly qualifies as an antique?  In the strictest sense, the age of an item distinguishes it as either antique or vintage. Items considered antiques must be at least 100 years old. Many amazing antique shops can be found throughout Boulder, Colorado. Here are the top 5 rated Antique shops in Boulder based on the most recent Yelp reviews: 1. The Amazing Garage Sale 2. Wise Buys Antiques 3. Classic Facets Antique Jewelry 4. Colorado Consignment 5. Noble Treasures Antiques          Read More

Bees in Boulder! Outdoor Pic of the Day

September 8th, 2022

The honey bee is the first bee that comes to mind when people think about bees (Apis mellifera). When prompted, many people will immediately mention bumblebees (Bombus spp.). However, did you know that Colorado is home to over 950 different kinds of bees? There are 950 different species of bees—a that’s lot! Bees come in a variety of colors, sizes, and shapes.  Read More

Boulder’s Intellectualism Shapes its True Character

September 8th, 2022

Some of you have heard that Boulder is “25 square miles surrounded by reality”. Which is one way to say that the character of the city of Boulder is extremely different from other nearby cities. Today we will discuss how intellectualism has helped to create this unique reputation. There is a huge focus on anti-intellectualism in the United States. Many folks, especially politicians, discredit Education, Literature, Philosophy, Art, and Science as pursuits which are mostly impractical. None of these subjects seem vital for the “common man” to know. None of them will help... Read More

Do You Get Enough Sleep?

September 6th, 2022

Do you get enough sleep?  Most Americans don’t because we have trouble “turning off” our brains.  Sleep is critical for not only recharging your mental and physical batteries, but also healing and even controlling our appetites. How much sleep do adults need? The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours for adults. Because each individual has different sleep needs, here is an easy way to determine yours. Note the time you go to bed on a night when you don’t need to set an alarm to wake up.  Ideally, you haven’t had a heavy meal or too much to drink, as that will influence your... Read More

This World Famous Restaurant has been Boulder’s best late-night eatery since 1975

September 5th, 2022

The Dark Horse has been rated as one of the best late-night restaurants in Boulder, Colorado, according to the most recent Yelp reviews. Since 1975, the World Famous Dark Horse has been a Boulder landmark. Come in now to check out this one-of-a-kind bar and grill. This pub and grill is known for its amazing burgers and wings, and it will not let you down.  The décor and ambiance, which is filled with movie props and turn-of-the-century antiques. photo via: Dark Horse  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

September 5th, 2022

Eric says “Give what you can, and expect nothing back.” This is very important as Eric went on to say those words act as a rule and regulator if you will. It keeps people’s expectations in line, with where they should be in this social world. Remember this people! Thanks Eric!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day ~ Jenna!

September 4th, 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