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Outdoor Pic of the Day – Bald Eagles in Boulder

September 18th, 2022

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Outdoor Pic of the Day – Boulder Flatirons from Erie, CO

September 17th, 2022

Erie is just west of Interstate 25, with easy access to Interstate 70, Denver International Airport, and the entire Front Range of Colorado. The Planning Area of Erie is 48 square miles in size, stretching from the north side of State Highway 52 south to State Highway 7, and between US 287 on the west and Interstate 25 on the east. Erie is 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Denver, and 20 minutes from Boulder. The town was named after the former home of early settler Richard Van Valkenburg in Erie, Pennsylvania.  Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Fishing in Boulder!

September 15th, 2022

photo credit: Tony Harman FISHING EVENTS: Kids Gone Fishing Clinics These clinics are for kids age 5 to 15 who have never fished or who want to learn more about how to fish. They take place several days throughout the summer. Senior Fish-off Most years Boulder County and Broomfield County seniors (65 years and older) are invited to participate in Boulder County’s fish-off for seniors in spring. Awards and a fish fry picnic are part of the festivities. Senior and Junior Fishing Derby Invite a kid to go fishing at the annual Boulder County senior and junior fishing derby. This autumn event is... Read More

6 Fall Hikes Around Boulder to See Aspen

September 15th, 2022

I’d expect lots of warm days in Boulder to come, but in the mountains, it is really starting to feel like fall. Once the aspen trees start to turn its a narrow window of time to see the mountains shrouded in gold.  There’s several places a quick drive from Boulder to go check out the leaves. Many people simply drive around and then turn back. But not you! Use this list to do some serious leaf peeping around Boulder. Hessie Trailhead, Eldora, CO  This trailhead into the Indian Peaks Wilderness is super popular on weekends- so much so that Boulder County provides a free shuttle service... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Botanic Gardens

September 14th, 2022

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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

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Fishing in Boulder

September 9th, 2022

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Outdoor Pic of the Day ~ Boulder Hummingbirds

September 3rd, 2022

There are four species of hummingbirds that are commonly seen in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming. The most common hummingbirds you’ll encounter are the Broad-tailed (Selasphorus platycercus) and Rufous (Selasphorus rufus). The Calliope (Selasphorus calliope) and Black-chinned (Archilochus alexandri) hummingbirds are less common. photo credit: Tony Harman  Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

September 1st, 2022

With an average household size of 2.20 people, this equates to around 45,211 people living in households. Based on the fact that one in every three households owns a dog, Boulder’s dog population is estimated to be roughly 15,000–or approximately 6.5 people per dog. The Open Space and Mountain Parks system is one of the few on the Colorado Front Range that allows dog guardians to walk their dogs off-leash.  This opportunity is only available if dogs are responsibly controlled by voice and sight and wear a voice and sight dog tag. It is a demanding standard for both dogs and their guardians. Pearl... Read More

Best 5 Hiking Trails in Boulder

August 27th, 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

Bees in Boulder! – Outdoor Pic of the Day

August 20th, 2022

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Outdoor Pic of the Day – CU from top of Flatirons

August 18th, 2022

  The CU campus taken from the top of the Flatirons. Photo Credit: Mikey Kahn    Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

August 10th, 2022

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Tuesday Morning Balloon Ride over Boulder County

August 9th, 2022

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Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder

July 30th, 2022

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder Outstanding hiking trails await you in the city of Boulder, Colorado.  Featuring incredible scenery, Boulder’s tracks provide unforgettable challenges for novices and experts alike.   Before starting out on any hike, always make sure you are prepared for the elements. Well-fitting, broken-in hiking boots are essential – along with several layers of appropriate clothing and a hat. Make sure you take enough drinking water, snacks, emergency food supplies and a medical kit. Don’t forget that your skin can lose a lot of vital moisture during long hikes,... Read More

Outdoor pic of the Day – Hummingbird & Bee

July 28th, 2022

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[LIVE] Osprey Camera ~ Boulder County Fairgrounds

July 15th, 2022

Boulder County Fairgrounds Osprey Camera Provided by: Parks & Open Space Foundation Fairgrounds Osprey This is one of several osprey nests in Boulder County. In the spring of 2003, this osprey pair began nesting on a light pole at the Boulder County Fairgrounds and returned each year. In 2009, wildlife biologists moved the nest to its current location just east of the Cattail pond for the birds’ safety. The pair shifted to the new location with ease. Our biologists believe that the local surge in nests may be offspring returning to their previous habitat area. In 2014 and 2015, a female osprey... Read More

Visit Boulder’s Number One Top Rated Attraction

July 13th, 2022

Fun facts on the Boulder Flatirons: In 1953, Dale Johnson (Geol’54) climbed the third peak on roller skates using ropes and belays. They have an average slope of 55 degrees. A white “CU” was painted on the side of the third flatiron until the city painted over it in 1980: It is still visible to keen-eyed observers. In 2010, Stefan Griebel (ElEngr’97; MS’00) speed-climbed the east face of the third Flatiron in only 5 minutes 59 seconds. According to the most recent Trip Advisor evaluations, the Flatirons in Boulder, Colorado are the most popular tourist destination in... Read More

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

July 10th, 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

The first-ever Luvin Arms Compassion Carnival is THIS weekend

July 9th, 2022

Erie, Colorado – Kenai and Koda, a baby chicken and baby duck, were oblivious to our struggles, but fought their own battle for freedom. Their story is one we can all celebrate: the freedom of two unlikely friends near death, rescued, and now living happily at Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary.  One summer evening, a couple in Littleton strolling through a park heard faint little cries for help coming from an unmarked box. They lifted the lid and saw two babies cowering together, terrified for their lives. They were covered in feces and parasites, and starving for days. Kenai, the chicken, and... Read More