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CU Alum Susan Brightbill Strikes Gold in Hollywood with Award-Winning Film SOLD OUT

May 22nd, 2022

“Sold Out” was written by Susan Brightbill. Susan is from Wisconsin and attended the University of Colorado, Boulder as a Political Science major. Susan has been a WGA writer for 15 years, selling scripts to places like Warner Brothers, Fox, Disney, ABC, CBS, Lifetime and Hallmark. Susan is also the recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Media Arts for the year 2021. Shestarted in the music business, then moved into acting and finally found her true passion inwriting. “Sold Out” is a music–based drama about a female talent scout who takes a down–on–his–luckconstruction... Read More

Boulder #1 City For Outdoorsy People to Move To

May 22nd, 2022

Nature World News compiled a list for where outdoorsy people are moving to, and Boulder, CO has topped the list. People seek outdoorsy places to live because of the stated relief in anxiety levels, stress busting, better cognitive benefits, enhanced immune system and many more. The first city in the list of preferred outdoorsy cities in US include Boulder at the top ranking. The city offers a perfect opportunity to lead a contended life with best amenities at disposal and amazing accommodation options. Moreover, the city has some of the best schools in the US and also a low crime rate. The outdoor... 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

6 Things You Shouldn’t Forget in Boulder

May 21st, 2022

It’s a town full of adventurers, foodies, and oh-so-trendy college kids. You’ll want to be in the know and prepared for anything. Here’s what you shouldn’t forget when you’re in Boulder: Reusable Bags. These puppies can save your life. Plastic bags are the cancer of environmentally-friendly cities everywhere, so more and more places are passing legislation that imposes 5 or 10-cent fees for having to use plastic or paper bags at the check-out. Plus, if you forget your reusable bags when you’re checking out at Whole Foods or Sprouts or Trader Joe’s, people will... Read More

Chautauqua After Snowfall

May 21st, 2022

There is something about a hike through snow covered trees that leaves you with a sense of calm. The snow absorbs all sound and animals are quiet, snuggled away in their hollows. You can only hear the crunch of snow underfoot and all feels still. Snow really is like a blanket, covering up the world to let it rest. Since the snow melts so quickly here, it is a special experience to stroll snowy paths around Boulder.  Even magical, some might say. For Boulderites, Chautauqua is a special place year around that many visit often, for some even daily. I find the park extra majestic with its frosting;... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Alex!

May 20th, 2022

  Meet Alex! My favorite quote of all time is by Eleanor Roosevelt. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt “I heard this when I was having trouble with a friend and it ultimately made me feel like I had power in the situation.” Thanks Alex!  Read More

6 Things More Common in Boulder Than Anywhere Else

May 20th, 2022

Anything “Buffalo” themed. Boulder is a college town, so the university is a source of some major pride in this city. CU’s mascot is the famous, 1,400-pounds of raging buffalo affectionately known as Ralphie. This means places all around town – from the Buff Restaurant to the best buffalo burger joint – incorporate this CU Buff pride into their own business as much as possible. People who moved here from California. Boulder, Colorado seems to have a huge pull of West Coast people. Maybe they’re drawn to the liberal politics, the beautiful scenery, or just the good vibes of people... 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

Something in the Air – Boulder’s National Center for Atmospheric Research

May 20th, 2022

Humans have always had a complicated relationship with weather. Ancient cultures prayed and made offerings to gods in hopes of receiving conditions conducive to growing crops. Adverse weather, then, was often interpreted as displeasure on behalf of those same beings—a punishment for failing to observe proper rituals. It doesn’t take a history scholar to understand this impulse. Weather, now as then, is both an enemy and ally. On one hand, it provides everything from the raw material for food—sunlight driving photosynthesis, wind the primary method of plants spreading their seeds—to something... Read More

Storm of the Century – Colorado’s Biggest Snow Storms

May 20th, 2022

Take a step back in time to the 10 largest single day snow totals in Colorado history: #1: November 22nd, 1979 – 22 inches! #2: November 26th, 2019 – 20.7 inches! #3: April 2nd, 1957 – 20.6 inches! #4: March 30th, 1970 – 18.5 inches! #5: December 24th, 1982 – 18 inches! #6: March 21st, 1952 – 17.1 inches! #7: March 18th, 1998 – 16.9 inches! #8: February 3rd, 2012 – 16.4 inches! #9: March 23rd, 2016 – 16.4 inches! #10: March 26th, 2009 – 16.2 inches!  Read More

Top Rated Happy Hour in Boulder

May 19th, 2022

River and Woods has routinely been ranked as the #1 Happy Hour in Boulder, Colorado, according to the most recent Yelp ratings. The menu at River and Woods focuses on Colorado comfort food made with fresh, local ingredients. Cozy, century-old miner’s cottage located in Boulder’s Whittier area serves as the perfect backdrop for our whimsical and traditional menu. River and Woods  photo via: River and Woods  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 18th, 2022

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Boulder and the Gold Rush

May 18th, 2022

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

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

Five Benefits of Buying Locally

May 17th, 2022

Throughout Colorado and the United States, there has been an ongoing economic movement away from corporate channels of distribution, and towards local businesses; as a result, the small, locally owned business is experiencing a sort of 21st Century renaissance. By operating on economies of scale, corporations are able to offer lower prices, but in a city such as Boulder, where household income is well above the national average, the benefits of buying locally vastly outweigh the comparatively minimal price differences. Here are five important benefits of buying locally: Economic Stability            ... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Longs Peak (14,259′) from Boulder

May 17th, 2022

Morning photo taken from 75th and Arapahoe. Photo includes Boulder and Longs Peak. Longs Peak may be seen from most of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor, as well as from Longmont, Colorado. It is one of Colorado’s most conspicuous mountains, towering 9,000 feet (2,700 meters) over the Great Plains’ western boundary. The summit is named for Major Stephen Harriman Long, who is credited with being the first to observe the Front Range on June 30, 1820, while on a government-sponsored expedition. Mount Meeker, which is close by and has an elevation of 13,911 feet, is frequently referred... Read More

Boulder, Colorado – The Great Flood of 1894

May 16th, 2022

After the flood that took place in the fall of 2013, most Boulder residents are sadly acquainted with the destructive power of rain and the Boulder Creek–normally a source of pleasure and entertainment. Many believe we had suffered from a 100 year flood when over nine inches of rain fell in the Boulder County area that September. Misleadingly, a “100 year flood” is not an event that takes place once every 100 years, but one that has only a 1% chance of occurring each year. But this was not the first time Boulder had experienced a disaster of this scope. Between May 31st and... Read More

Hike of the Week: Mount Sanitas

May 16th, 2022

One of the most popular hiking trails in Boulder is Mount Sanitas, and like many hiking areas, Mount Sanitas gives hikers options for creating the perfect hike. It also, like many other local hiking trails is only a few minutes out of town, but gives one the illusion that he/she is out in the wilderness far away from city life. Because of the trail’s popularity, one will most likely encounter other hikers, making Sanitas a great option for those new to solo hiking. Here are some options when hiking Sanitas: The Loop – This is the most difficult of the options for it involves a steep ascent... Read More

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

May 15th, 2022

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

Coot Lake: Your Favorite New Place for an Afternoon Walk

May 15th, 2022

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. Trails from... Read More