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Boulder Sunrise Admirers: Sunrise Is To Be Seen by Pooches and Their Pals!

April 12th, 2024

Do animals in Boulder and elsewhere admire scenery? Dogs? Buffaloes? Buffs? Interestingly the answer is “yes!” I can speak to dogs from personal repeated experience. Falkor was a border collie mix. She was rescued from Longmont Humane after 6 weeks or so living out in the cold in the winter as a young puppy. As a working dog she was without equal, but that’s for another blog. Today I want to chat about Falkor the Tourist. When we went for a ride with Debi, Falkor, and me, from Boulder to Rocky Mountain National Park, Falkor spent almost the entire drive staring out the window.... Read More

Looking Back: CU’s Controversial Buffalo Pool is Officially Open

January 30th, 2024

As a student, I was witness to the Buffalo Pool’s construction over the course of my most recent semester. I stood on the other side of the surrounding chain link fence, hoping that I would one day get to jump into this mystical animal-shaped pool, which was nothing but a mess of dirt and construction equipment when I first saw it. Well, that day has come, and I have finally gotten to see the finalized pool. It’s pretty freakin’ neat. The pool looks fantastic and the many months of construction have clearly paid off. However, it’s no secret that this pool has been the spark... Read More

Buffalo and Birds: A Harmonious Coexistence in Boulder’s Ecosystem

January 4th, 2024

The North American Bison formerly numbered in the millions and thrived on Colorado’s Great Plains for millennia until overhunting and other environmental stresses drove them to extinction in the nineteenth century. Several bison herds now roam Colorado, thanks to reintroduction efforts in the twentieth century, and ranchers even rear them for meat. The County of Denver maintains a bison herd in Genesee Park, Colorado, approximately twenty miles west of the city. The bison are direct descendants of the last herd of bison in the wild in the United States. In 1914, a herd of seven bison was... Read More

Why Name a Lady Buffalo “Ralphie”?

December 7th, 2023

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

Boulder Buffalo: Majestic Bison Roaming the Scenic Beauty

September 27th, 2023

In the picturesque landscapes of Boulder, Colorado, this epic photograph captures the awe-inspiring presence of the American bison. Against the backdrop of Boulder’s stunning natural beauty, the bison stands as a symbol of both the region’s wild heritage and the enduring spirit of these magnificent creatures. Amidst the rolling hills and rocky terrain of Boulder, the American bison appears as a formidable figure, firmly rooted in its native environment. The contrast between the bison’s imposing presence and the serene, rugged backdrop of Boulder’s wilderness creates a visual... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day!

July 11th, 2023

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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