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Top 7 Reason to go Solar in Colorado

September 23rd, 2022

Colorado has an average of 245 sunny days per year. One of the reasons Coloradans are going solar is to use all of this sunshine to power their homes in a cleaner, safer, and more affordable way. Colorado also has excellent solar incentives to help you get started with solar for less money. 1. REDUCED OPERATING COSTS: The cost of energy is one of the most concrete and important benefits of going solar. Your electric bill is significantly decreased, and in some cases even eliminated, by the electricity a solar system generates, allowing you to save the difference or use the money elsewhere. 2. GOOD... 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 Top 3 Rated Hidden Gems

September 21st, 2022

There are numerous hidden gems to visit in Boulder. Here are the top three rated hidden gems in Boulder, Colorado according to the most recent Trip Advisor reviews: 1 – Eldorado Canyon – The Colorado State Park system includes Eldorado Canyon State Park. It was founded in 1978 and is situated in Boulder County, close to the city of Boulder. The park is 885 acres in size and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Eldorado Canyon stands out as a destination for local rock climbers. The state park is well-known for its stunning sandstone walls, which are dotted with thousands... 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

Boulder has America’s Steepest County Road

September 19th, 2022

Lickskillet Road (Boulder County Road 89) is said to be America’s steepest county road, with an average gradient of 14.2% (and grades up to around 18%) over a mile of well-graded dirt road. The road’s highest point is in the town of Gold Hill, at an elevation of 8286 feet. How did the name Lickskillet come about? According to legend, a group of campers prepared a large meal. One camper arrived late, and when he went looking for food, all he found was an empty skillet. He licked the skillet because he was hungry, and the community has been known as Lick Skillet ever since.  Read More

Boulder: The Happiest City in The U.S.

September 18th, 2022

Many cities in Colorado hit the top 25 list of National Geographic’s happiest cities, including Fort Collins and Colorado Springs, but Boulder consistently takes the number one spot for a variety of reasons. There are many factors that the researchers took into account, including, diets, how involved people are in their communities, how often people go on holiday, how easy it is to get around on foot or by bike, and even how frequently people visit the dentist. One of the key factors in Boulderites happiness is the easy access to nature. The city enjoys scenery that all of Colorado has to... Read More

Bouldering in Boulder?? — You know it’s gotta be good

September 16th, 2022

The history of rock climbing and bouldering had its genesis with mountaineering and alpinism in the late 18th century, although climbing rocks had been a feat accomplished long before. In the 14th century, a Native American tribe called the Anasazi drilled holes and carved stairs into rock cliffs in Chaco Canyon, but it wasn’t until 1786 with the first ascent of Mont Blanc, that the ‘modern era’ of climbing truly came into being. The history of Boulder’s rock climbing and bouldering history began a little over one hundred years later in 1896 when a group of Boulder Hikers formed the Rocky... Read More

Boulder Skyline Traverse!

September 16th, 2022

Boulder, CO, often known as the Boulder Bubble, is a magical place. It is a place where hipsters, bros, and outdoor enthusiasts gather. There are likely just as many yoga studios as there are dispensaries, hiking trails often appear in the middle of neighborhoods, and you can witness people biking to work in the middle of a snowstorm. The ambiance is so strong it is almost visible, and what better way to view the Bubble than from five separate peaks that make up the Skyline Traverse. In one very long day, you can summit Mount Sanitas, Flagstaff Mountain, Green Mountain, Bear Peak, and South Boulder... 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

Boulder’s Prime Picnicking Parks

September 13th, 2022

There are very few summer activities as romanticized as the classic picnic. A red checkered blanket and some iced tea can be the perfect way to spend and afternoon. Picnics like these can only really be ruined by two things–a parade of particularly vicious ants or having to jockey for blanket space. Chautauqua is a lovely place to enjoy some time lounging in the sun, but sometimes the hordes of sun seekers are just too much. To avoid lugging your wicker basket across miles of crowded lawn, check out a few of Boulder’s lesser known sunning spots. Beach Park Nestled just a few blocks down... Read More

Since 1994 This Top-Rated Boulder Seafood Restaurant has won Numerous Awards

September 11th, 2022

According to the most recent Yelp reviews,  Jax Fish House and Oyster Bar located in Boulder, Colorado received the number one ranking for the best seafood. In addition, it has been rated as one of the top Seafood restaurants in the United States. Jax has been serving the freshest, most sustainable seafood the ocean has to offer since 1994, and has consistently been awarded one of the top restaurants in Boulder and Denver. Prepare yourself for the welcoming-yet-wild ambiance that sets Jax apart at this Pearl street hotspot. photos via: jax fish house and oyster bar:        Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Fishing in Boulder

September 9th, 2022

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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

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

The Most Famous Home in Boulder

September 6th, 2022

Mork & Mindy was a sitcom that aired between 1978 to 1982. The show centered on Orkan alien Mork and his friend Mindy. He is sent to earth by his superior Orson. His mission is to observe human behavior and report back to Orson. Location: 1619 Pine St. Boulder, CO The show was filmed in California in front of a studio audience, shots of a Boulder, Colorado, home were often seen to set the scene. After Williams’s death in 2014, fans flocked to the private residence and left memorials on the fence. ____________ Jay Leno auditioned for the show but was told his face would “scare... Read More

Why Name a Lady Buffalo “Ralphie”?

September 3rd, 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

6 Weird and Unique Boulder Laws

September 2nd, 2022

When oddly specific things become public problems, local legislation steps in to help. Today we will look at a few odds and ends Boulder city laws had to smooth out over the years. Hopefully we will boost today’s water cooler conversations. Nobody Owns Fifi Dogs in Boulder do not have “owners” according to any public ordinances. You can only be the “guardian” of a dog. This law requiring all public signage to call dog owners “guardians” is the result of animal rights activist calling for reform in the rhetoric surrounding pet relationships. It’s... Read More

3 Inspired, Innovative, Boulder-Based Inventions

September 1st, 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

The University of Colorado’s Early History

August 30th, 2022

Before Thomas Jefferson signed the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and before Colorado became a state in 1876, the area was settled by numerous Native American tribes, predominantly inhabited by the Arapaho. The Arapaho were successful nomadic hunters, expanding their presence through trade, warfare, and alliances with other tribes. They were closely allied with the Cheyenne, which allowed their hunting territory to expand greatly and made them a formidable force. Much of their culture revolved around the idea of a warrior, which included not only skills in combat, but also in keeping peace, and in... Read More