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Posts Tagged With ‘ california ’

 

Faces of Boulder – Nancy

November 9th, 2017

This is Nancy, from California. Nancy made her way from deep slopes in the west to Colorado where she could begin a new life. In California Nancy had been fighting with drug addiction and and as she puts it, she was losing. Determined not to give up she decided that the next best step would be to bike out to Colorado where she could start fresh. And she did just that. Three years later and she’s drug free. Now Nancy works at a call center now, helping guide people out of the position she was in when she lived in California. Keep on keeping on, Nancy!    Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 31st, 2017

Mike and Laura’s love story began a few years ago after he walked from California to Florida. It took him two and a half months, but it was worth it. He met her walking her dog in a park. “She was totally out of my league,” he told me with a beaming smile, but they finally talked.”It’s the first time I’ve put roots down anywhere.” Now, they’re traveling together across the US. He brought her here because it’s one of his favorite spots. “I hope it stays this warm,” she said. “I really love the people here. I’d love to stay.”  Read More

New Renewable Energy Goals Grow Across Country

October 8th, 2015

This past year, states all across the nation have been significantly increasing the percentage of renewable energy that they are aiming to achieve. On this past Wednesday, the 7th of October, new renewable energy goals for California were signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. The San Francisco Gate reported on the event. This bill requires that “by the end of 2030, half of California’s electricity will come from the wind, the sun and other renewable sources under a new law that sets one of the country’s most ambitious clean-energy targets”. Some other states that have done so already this... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

October 4th, 2015

Meet Sam! This student flew in from England to visit his friend who lives in Vermont. The two traveled the entire country in route to California, where they will fly back to England. Some of the sights they enjoyed seeing included the Statue of Liberty in New York, the St. Louis Arch, and the Rocky Mountains of course! Safe travels!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

September 30th, 2015

Meet Connor! A San Francisco native, Connor came to Boulder to study Political Science at CU.  Connor is on track to graduate early this December, and plans to use his degree to get a job working on a political campaign for the 2016 presidential election! In his free time Connor is a huge music buff, thus getting him a job at Albums on the Hill.  Albums is a locally owned record shop on 13th street right across from the Fox Theater.  Since he is around music all day I asked him what his favorite 3 records he owns are, and after some thought Connor said; “The Powers That B by Death Grips,... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 2nd, 2015

  Meet Tyler! Tyler pretty much embodies the spirit of Boulder. He traded in a life at the beaches of California for one spent in the mountains of Colorado. He loves to raft, hike, backpack, and most of all rockclimb. Tyler is in very good shape, and is very light, so he is able to pull off crazy moves climbing, and makes them look easy!  Read More

New Water Shortages Means More Expensive Food on the Horizon

December 21st, 2014

One of the largest agricultural producing regions of the United States is under grave danger from water shortages.  According to Mercury News, “The Central Valley, home to the world’s largest swath of ultra-fertile Class 1 soil, is the backbone of California’s $36.9 billion a year, high-tech agricultural industry. Its 6.3 million acres of farmland produce more 350 crops, from fruits and vegetables to nuts and cotton, representing 25 percent of the food on the nation’s table”.  This modern day bread basket of the United States produces a quarter of the food that... Read More

The Most Beautiful Beach of Lake Tahoe-Sand Harbor

December 9th, 2014

If there’s a place on earth that most resembles what heaven looks like, it is without a doubt, Lake Tahoe. Fortunately, for us Californians and those living in the area, we’re accustomed to going to this paradise as part of our weekend getaways growing up and as part of our normal lives. However, never should this place be taken for granted, or looked past for a second. Lake Tahoe is simply breathtaking. The lake is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, totaling 72 miles of coastline all the way around. The water can be mistaken for resembling waters like those in the Caribbean or even Fiji, however,... Read More