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Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder

November 29th, 2021

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

The Historic Bravery of CU’s Astronauts

November 29th, 2021

CU Boulder has educated 18 astronauts. For some, their studies were for post-graduate research and others sought a Bachelor’s degree. All of these people were nestled in the shadow of the Flatirons preparing for the greatest journey an earthling can make. Though some never returned from the brink of the cosmos. The astronauts of CU Boulder in alphabetical order: Loren Acton, Patrick Baudry (CNES), Vance D. Brand, Scott Carpenter (Project Mercury), Kalapana Chawla (Columbia), Takeo Doi, Samuel T. Durrance, John Herrington, Richard Hieb, Marsha Ivins, John M. Lounge, George Nelson, Ellison... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 28th, 2021

  From the precision of performing an autopsy to the precision of pouring the perfect cup of craft coffee, a former medical student traded in his scalpel for coffee beans. Meet Brice! Born and raised in Boulder, this Colorado native holds true to his roots and opened a craft coffee house in Louisville with the humbling and overwhelming support of friends, neighbors and locals. It’s with undeniable passion that Brice runs his business, “I wanted to create a safe and friendly environment for communities to gather,” and it is very apparent. Brice strives to educate customers with a vast... Read More

6 Famous Boulderites You Should Know

November 28th, 2021

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!

November 27th, 2021

  Meet Lia! Lia is a junior as CU Boulder and is studying international business. She has a strong love of traveling and has already been to 41 countries and has lived in Ghana and Indonesia. So ideally, she would like to work somewhere that allows her to continue to explore the world! On top of working to pay for school, Lia still manages to find time to take advantage of Boulder’s adventurous spirit. She is an avid rock climber and loves to explore, camp, and just spend every possible moment outside. When I asked her what her favorite part of adventuring was she said, “Oh... Read More

Boulder and the Gold Rush.

November 26th, 2021

Up until 1858, few people from the East Coast had any interest in the area that would one day be the state of Colorado. It was not until the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush that settlers came to the region and laid the roots of the town that would become Boulder. Even though small amounts of gold were discovered in Colorado as early as 1850, they went largely ignored; the country was too caught up in the potential wealth to be had in the California Gold Rush. But when the gold of California was exhausted, heads began to turn towards Colorado–or what was then known as the Kansas Territory. The gold... Read More

Thanksgiving Food for Thought: When is Bigger Not Actually Better?

November 25th, 2021

Thanksgiving has come to be known as the great American day of indulgence: a day of over-eating, over-sharing and over-spending on Black Friday deals- like that shockingly discounted cooler or that 72-inch flat-screen TV complete with a mail-in rebate. We, the people, have taken our constitutionally granted liberty to take Thanksgiving as the seminal day to relax, spend time with family, and be grateful for all of the excess and privilege we have in our lives. Being grateful is undoubtedly a good thing for our mental and emotional well-being and so is having a holiday that gives us an excuse to... Read More

5 Boulder Musicians You Should Know

November 24th, 2021

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: Andy and Connie Minden – Boulder Treasures

November 23rd, 2021
Boulder Treasures

When you walk into Ramble on Pearl, located on 16th and Pearl Street in downtown Boulder, Colorado, you see a wide range of premier active lifestyle clothing. You see high-end interior design. You see a retail business. But Ramble on Pearl is not in the retail business. Ramble on Pearl is in the changing lives business. Ramble on Pearl is operated by the non-profit organization Boulder Treasures, founded by Andy and Connie Minden. Their story is one that shatters perspective, it awakens what truly matters in life, and it realizes possibility and opportunity. Ramble on Pearl is the storefront of... Read More

This Beautiful Boulder Park is Also the City’s Origin Story

November 23rd, 2021

Our story begins in the mid 1800’s, when a team of explorers were commissioned to explore the Boulder area. Among these explorers were Zebulon Pike, Stephan Long, and John Fremont. One of Fremont’s men, William Gilpin, told everyone that this particular area had gold. This area was previously considered unfit for settlement, but when gold is involved, people tend to forget about silly things like that. This group of settlers decided to settle in a beautiful area known today as “Settler’s Park,” named for obvious reasons. It’s also pretty obvious why they... Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home as a Vacation Rental in Colorado

November 23rd, 2021

Buying a house you intend to rent out is very different than buying one you plan to live in. This is especially the case if you’re planning on making it a vacation rental. You are not buying for yourself, so all the usual criteria you would use to judge a home no longer stand. So, how do you know you are investing in a property people will want to spend their vacations in? Research Local Tourism  Look for areas that are popular hubs for vacation rentals and tourists due to their wealth of attractions and activities–perhaps a property near the Denver Zoo or a cabin home close to Flagstaff.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 22nd, 2021

“The best decision I ever made was moving out here. It’s beautiful, I mean that scenery, right? And the people are so friendly and happy. It’s been the best year of my life for sure.” – Ashley Stewart  Read More

Coot Lake: Your Favorite New Place for an Afternoon Walk

November 22nd, 2021

Colorado has a lot of mountains, and sometimes you may want something a bit more relaxing than scaling the flatirons. That’s what Coot Lake is for. It’s a flat lake area that houses coots, mallards, and lots of other ducks. A lot of the lake actually acts as a wildlife preserve for wetland species, so expect to see a fair amount of ducks and birds. You may even see a Northern Harrier, which is the most threatened nesting bird species in Boulder County. It’s also a very popular gathering place for dog walkers and runners, who can be seen pacing the trails in the area. Although,... Read More

3 Oldest Historic Boulder Homes

November 22nd, 2021

The Squires-Tourtellot Home The oldest surviving home in Boulder, the Squires-Tourtellot House was built in 1865. This home is the only example in Boulder of New England rural architecture, and includes other features like double-hung windows, six over six wood lintels, louvered shutters, and a steep gable roof with chimneys. The Spruce Street Mansion The Spruce Street Mansion located at 1123 Spruce Street, is Boulder’s oldest remaining brick home which holds architectural significance. This was the home of the Arnett, Soule and Coates families who were early prominent Boulder residents. The... Read More

Boulder Trail Review: First and Second Flatirons

November 21st, 2021

Boulder is famous for the majestic sandstone flatirons jutting from the mountainside above the town. Most people probably know that you can hike these soaring monoliths. The first and second flatiron trail is one of the most popular in Boulder County, climbing 2.7 miles through rocky debris and pine forests to sit among the boulders for which the city is named. Our Ratings: Crowd: 2/5. This is a very busy trail. On fair days and weekends you’ll be following a steady stream of other hikers up and down the mountain. Even at sunrise and during the winter the trail is well populated. If you’re... Read More

What to do When Boulder’s Sirens Call

November 20th, 2021

As you may have heard, Boulder County’s most recent emergency warning systems test was Monday evening. Boulder’s flood season stretches from April through August, and that means the emergency warning systems need to be tested regularly. Flash floods are no joke, but neither are the 30+ sirens of Boulder County’s outdoor warning system. Following World War II most cities and towns in the United States incorporated siren alarm systems for civil defense. These were originally intended to warn civilians of impending air raids, hence the colloquial term “air raid sirens”.... Read More

Two Incredible Colorado Hikes that You’ve Never Seen

November 20th, 2021

Sometimes, getting lost leads to finding your new favorite trail. Sometimes, getting lost even leads to finding two of your new favorite trails. That’s precisely what happened last weekend, when my roommate and I stumbled upon some beautiful trails at the end of Flagstaff road. The first area we stopped to see was the Walker Ranch area. It was a pretty dry, expansive fields were filled with the charred remains of trees. A fire had struck Walker Ranch back in 2000, and it’s fascinating to look at how nature has rebuilt itself in the last fourteen years. While the area looks... Read More

What Classifies a Craft Brew?

November 18th, 2021

“What makes a craft brew, a craft brew?” I innocently asked. The man looked at me, as if I were still in high school, barely old enough to drink a soda, let alone a beer. He replied, with a perplexed look on his face, “As long as you produce less beer than Sam Adams, you’re considered a craft brewery.” I thought to myself, “Seriously?” Now, I don’t recall where I was (it was one of those nights), but I was speaking to a Boulder beer aficionado, or so I thought. This idea of what classifies a craft brew slipped my mind, until a recent argument over... Read More

The CU Celebrity Scene Timeline

November 16th, 2021

CU Boulder is the home to, and birthplace of, many “celebrities”. I use the word celebrity loosely because some of the successful and well-known people who have sprung from the University of Colorado work behind the scenes and not in front of the camera. The list of CU successes is a large one, consisting of scholarly award winners, astronauts, athletes, politicians and journalists. Hundreds and hundreds of alumni are recognized for their outstanding achievements in their various fields. However, I will focus on the alumni who are largely in the public eye and whose names you will likely recognize. Brandon... Read More

6 of The Most Haunted Spots in Boulder

November 16th, 2021

Boulder is an old town full of old history–which means there are some old spirits still waiting around. There are some Boulder ghost tours that you can do, but you can visit these 6 places yourself to see if you can catch any ghosts. 1. William Tull on Pearl Street William Tull was arrested for stealing horses in the 1800s and was eventually beaten and hanged on Pearl Street for the crimes he committed. The catch? He was innocent. His spirit was not happy about his wrongful death, and now people report seeing a man with a dark hat with his head tilted down holding a dark tote bag, who is... Read More