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Best Cheap Drinks in Boulder

September 10th, 2019

One of the things I love about Boulder is the number of places to get cheap drinks due to the large college population! Truly, this town is the town where you can you get a lot of strong drinks (sometimes served in pitcher form) for a decent price. After living in NYC for a year—and being scared by having to pay $18 for a single red bull vodka at a bar once—I am very here for Boulder’s cheap prices. Look no further for a guide to the best deal drinks in Boulder, and I’ll see you there. 1. Illegal Pete’s Illegal Pete’s is low-key the king of good, cheap drinks in Boulder! They have two... Read More

18-Year-Old Boulderite First American to Qualify for Olympic Climbing

September 6th, 2019

Olympic climbing is a newly added even in the 2020 Olympics, and America will receive its first representation from 18-year-old Boulder athlete Brooke Raboutou. At the World Championships, Raboutou placed sixth in speed climbing, seventh in lead climbing and 10th in bouldering, earning her a spot in the Olympics. Raboutou’s parents, Didier Raboutou and Robyn Erbesfield-Raboutou, are former world champion rock climbers. Raboutou is also the youngest youngest person to climb 5.14b at just 11 years old.  Read More

Top 5 Boulder Real Estate Listings

September 3rd, 2019

Boulder real estate is still going strong, and there’s something that can fit everyone’s needs, whether you’re looking to spend millions or just need somewhere affordable to start your family. This week’s real estate listings include brand new houses with all the modern amenities as well as the lived-in charm of some classic places. 1. 932 Locust Ave. Our first listing is a 3 bed, 3 bath in north Boulder within walking distance of Foothills Park. The open floor plan features huge windows for lots of natural lighting as well as mountain views and vaulted ceilings. A fenced-in,... Read More

Who Would Win In A Fight?

August 30th, 2019

The Rocky Mountain Showdown has notoriously brought out the worst (or best) of the rivalry between CU and CSU. Each year, the Rams and Buffs compete not only on the field but off the field, too. Students wear their schools gear, talk mad sh** to each other, and pray that their team wins. This year, the CSU mascot Cam the Ram died before making it to Sports Authority Field. Some think that his death was a bad omen, causing the Ram’s to lose the game, while others believe that Cam sacrificed himself for the sins of the CSU kicker. Either way though, the Buffs came out on top this year. The... Read More

Top 5 Events in Boulder Labor Day Weekend

August 30th, 2019

1. Boulder Creek Hometown Festival at Central Park 08/31-09/02 This year’s annual Labor Day festival is the 21st celebration! This year will feature arts & crafts exhibitors, a juried art show, live performances at the Bandshell, a food court & beer garden, carnival, children’s event area, The Great Zucchini Race, the LETR StarLite Classic Car & Motorcycle Show, the Rocky Mountain Beer Festival, The Great Boulder Duck Race, and much more. 2. Louisville Pints in the Park at Louisville Community Park 08/31 12 pm to 4 pm $25/ticket, $30 at the door Pints in the Park will feature... Read More

Top 3 Coffee Shops in Boulder

August 29th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do is go to cute local coffee shops on occasion! I love the variety of coffee shops, each one having a different little pizazz and style; makes paying $5 for a coffee (kinda) worth it if it’s a cute shop with a good atmosphere. In Boulder, there is no shortage of great coffee shops, and here are a few of the best. 1. The Laughing Goat Ah, The Laughing Goat is a favorite of the Boulder coffee scene and it makes sense why. A nice location a few blocks off of the busy Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, the Laughing Goat is a nice little oasis. They have a tiny cute patio... Read More

Thriving and Surviving your first CU party

August 25th, 2019

As an incoming freshman, you’re going to hear a bunch of different things about the college party scene, some may be true and some may not. As a freshman, you should definitely go to at least one party to decide if you like going out or not. Partying is not for everyone, but you owe it to your social self to try it at least once. When I was a freshman, my roommate and I were wondering how you even hear about parties. She came back one day and said that someone told her to just wonder on the hill and walk into any party you hear/see. To me, that was super intimidating because I didn’t know... Read More

New Quirky Millennial Comedy “That’s So Boulder!”

August 23rd, 2019

Ah, Boulder. The city so renowned for its quirkiness that the name itself has become an adjective. GCM Media and J2 Media are looking to capitalize on said quirkiness with a new TV show based on the city called That’s So Boulder! (yes, with the exclamation point and all…) The show highlights a group of quirky friends in Boulder (have I said quirky already? I really wanted to emphasize quirky) who are the most stereotyped stereotypes of Boulder rich kid millennials who are incapable of “adulting” and are being cut off from daddy’s trust fund. Characters of the show... Read More

It’s the end of summer…or is it?

August 23rd, 2019

School may be starting in a few days, but that doesn’t mean your summer has to come to a halt. Summer doesn’t technically end until September 21st, which means you still have a month of sunny skies, and warm weather. You now just have to share some of the time in your day with classes and homework. A couple of suggestions of some fun things you can still do even when school starts are going on hikes, hanging out on pearl street, checking out live music at the Fox, Boulder theater, or Red Rocks, swimming in the creek, camping on the weekends, and dartying (day-partying) with your friends. Hiking... Read More

The Beginnings of Boulder

August 22nd, 2019

The story of Boulder, Colorado begins roughly 300 million years ago when our iconic Flatirons formed the seabed of the ocean that covered the better part of the North American continent. This sea, the Western Interior Seaway, ate away at the sandstone beneath it until it began to resemble the shape of the Flatirons we all know and love. It was not until about 40 million years ago that the Flatirons shifted into their present position when the Rocky Mountains were created, becoming part of the “Fountain Formation.” This formation includes other spectacular Colorado landmarks including the Red... Read More

On Making the Leap: Tips for Being a New Student in Boulder  

August 20th, 2019
new student tips for CU Boulder

The transition into college can be difficult to negotiate, especially coming from Springfield, Missouri to Boulder, Colorado. It would be difficult to imagine two places so opposite to each other. While Boulder may not seem like a big place to everyone; especially when one considers that my hometown of Springfield contains a larger population than Boulder, it was a significant change of pace. So, why does Boulder seem like a colossus compared to Springfield? Perhaps it is because Springfield is such a quiet place, earning the nickname, “the Queen of the Ozarks,” from many of the locals. There... Read More

Harmful Algae in Boulder Waters

August 20th, 2019

City of Boulder is warning residents to keep children and animals away from harmful blue-green algae that has been spotted in Wonderland Lake and Thunderbird Lake. This means that there is no swimming, wading, boating, or animals allowed in this water. Fishing is still allowed, but city officials warn that any fish caught should be thoroughly cleaned and guts should be discarded of. Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, grow during the summer in slow-moving lakes or ponds. Some cyanobacteria species can produce cyanotoxins during algal blooms which can be harmful at elevated levels if... Read More

A Brief History of CU Boulder

August 20th, 2019

Boulder’s first schoolhouse opened in 1860, but it was far from the last school to be built here! The University of Colorado in Boulder was established in the early 1870s when the Colorado territorial legislature made an amendment to the constitution that provided money for three universities. CU was, of course, one. The other two were the Colorado School of Mines in Golden and the Colorado Agricultural College in Fort Collins, both of which still exist today. But at first, there was some debate about exactly where to put the new university. Two cities were competing for it: Boulder and Cañon... Read More

Chief Niwot and the Curse of Boulder Valley

August 14th, 2019

Chief Niwot (which means “Left Hand” in English) was a leader of the Southern Arapaho tribe born around 1825. He spent a great many winters in Boulder Valley, particularly at Valmont Butte, which is considered a sacred site for the Southern Arapaho. In 1851, the United States signed the Treaty of Fort Laramie with the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Crow, Sioux, Assiniboine, Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara nations. In it, US government acknowledged that much of the land between Oregon and the Rocky Mountains belonged to these tribes and in return, the Native Americans would allow wagon trains... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Jack

August 9th, 2019

Jack moved to Boulder four years ago after growing up in Buffalo, New York, a much different atmosphere. “The people here are so active, and don’t look at you funny while running around in short shorts,” Jack comments on the people of Boulder. He was drawn to Colorado for the outdoors, and loves exploring new hiking trails and getting lost in the mountains. Along with the physical exercise, he enjoys tasting all the beers Colorado has to offer, although he can’t choose a favorite because he doesn’t want “any breweries to kick him out.” The laid back ambiance of Boulder helps him... Read More

Are the Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

August 8th, 2019

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

Top 3 Fun Hangs in Boulder

July 30th, 2019

1. Half Fast Subs  I LOVE Half Fast Subs! It’s got great prices on drinks and subs, and the dive atmosphere is my favorite. Located on Boulder’s ever-changing ‘The Hill’ district, the atmosphere has some old0-school charm. It’s a no-frills, low key establishment that feels very comfortable to hang out at. Kick back on the patio, drink a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea—dubbed the ‘Strongo’—and laugh with friends. You can’t beat it.  2. The Spot  The Spot is a cool hidden gem that has a fine duality; you can climb and drink a beer. The Spot was the first bouldering gym to... Read More

Boulder Housing Prices are Finally Dropping

July 16th, 2019

Housing markets across Colorado are finally starting to slow down, and the same is true for Boulder county. Compared to this time last year, median housing prices in Boulder have fallen 3.7% and the amount of time a property is listed before selling has increased to 57 days. There are generally slumps during the summertime across the country for housing, but market experts believe that this will finally signal a plateau in housing prices in Boulder, which have been steadily increasing over the last five years despite wages not increasing at a comparable pace. A plateau in the market signals a slowdown... Read More

9 Tips for Staying Safe in a Storm

July 15th, 2019

After a hiker was killed on Sunday due to lightning strikes in Boulder County, it’s important to remember how to stay safe if there is lightning and avoid getting injured, though the chances of getting struck are very low. The CDC recommends a variety of indoor and outdoor safety tips if you are stuck in a storm: Safety precautions outdoors If the weather forecast calls for thunderstorms, postpone your trip or activity. Remember: When thunder roars, go indoors. Find a safe, enclosed shelter. Don’t forget the 30-30 rule. After you see lightning, start counting to 30. If you hear thunder... Read More

Top Dog Friendly Breweries in Boulder

July 11th, 2019

Looking to grab a quick drink but don’t want to leave the pup at home? Check out one of these dog friendly breweries in Boulder this weekend!   Boulder Beer Company – 2880 Wilderness Pl.   Wild Woods Brewery – 5460 Conestoga Ct.   Upslope Brewing Company – 1898 S Flatiron Ct. Unit 20   Stein Brewing – 2516 49th   Asher Brewing Company – 4699 Nautilus Ct.   Grab a leash, a couple treats, and your 4 legged best friend and enjoy a nice cold one in the best city on earth!    Read More