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6 Weird and Unique Boulder Laws

June 26th, 2022

When oddly specific things become public problems, local legislation steps in to help. Today we will look at a few odds and ends Boulder city laws had to smooth out over the years. Hopefully we will boost today’s water cooler conversations. Nobody Owns Fifi Dogs in Boulder do not have “owners” according to any public ordinances. You can only be the “guardian” of a dog. This law requiring all public signage to call dog owners “guardians” is the result of animal rights activist calling for reform in the rhetoric surrounding pet relationships. It’s... Read More

What It Means To Graduate From CU

June 23rd, 2022

Graduation – A word that inflicts both fear and excitement on the students who have achieved it. I admit, the idea of graduation next year does scare me. Having two internships, I fear the 9-5 schedule that I know would weigh down on my soul. I don’t want to move away from Boulder, nor do I want CU to be only a memory. You can’t go to school forever though (although many of my 5th year graduate friends are currently skeeming ways to stay in school). Graduating from the University of Colorado, Boulder means many things. You’ve graduated from one of America’s most... Read More

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

June 22nd, 2022

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

Faces of Boulder – Jack

June 13th, 2022

Jack started playing the piano at four years old inspired by his two older sisters. Now, he goes to CU Boulder and studies music composition. He plays a little bit of a lot of things, but focuses on vocals and the piano. He hopes to either do film scoring, or possibly tour with a rock band after he graduates. Jack performs on Pearl Street occasionally. He loves doing this because it’s “a great way to connect with people is through music because there is no barrier between the musician and the audience.” Jack is about to record an album, and is going to host a release party in... Read More

Looking Back – World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

June 12th, 2022

Have you ever looked at the Hill and thought “I would totally ride a giant slip and slide down that.” Well you are’t the only one. Is 1000 feet going to be long enough for you? That’s 3 football fields. July 18, 2015, a Guinness World-Record holding waterslide comes to Boulder, and will carry thousands of sliders down the landmark Hill. The slide will be placed on 13th street and will open at 9am. Sliders are organized into waves due to the sheer number of them—23,000 people are “Going,” according to Facebook. Unfortunately for those just hearing about it, the event is sold out, but... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Shelby!

May 31st, 2022

Meet Shelby! “I’ve lived in Boulder for five years now. I studied Environmental Design with an emphasis in Landscape Architecture and a Minor in Studio Arts. This past year I stopped working on my art and now that I’m finally done with school this is one of the things I am most excited for; hanging out in the backyard, listening to music and creating the art that I love.”      Read More

Why’s Boulder so Great for Start-ups?

May 31st, 2022

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, based in Missouri, found that Boulder Colorado had the highest density of start-up companies per capita in the United States. Most of these sprouting businesses are technology-based, and many start and eventually settle in the city. But what is it about Boulder which makes it a breeding ground for new business? First of all, Boulder’s culture spans the distance between nature-loving outdoorsy people and highly-educated tech creators. To the west are the glorious Flatirons and innumerable natural wonders, meanwhile the university is researching more... Read More

Getting Set for BolderBoulder

May 29th, 2022

There’s a reason that every year, over 50,000 people flock to Boulder, Colorado to run 6.2 miles. It might have something to do with the fact that Boulder is an awesome city or maybe some folks enjoy a bit of fitness every once in a while… But mostly I think it’s because they know that the BolderBoulder 10k is the most fun you’ll have while running all year long! To some of you reading, 6.2 sounds like a daunting number. Others might find the prospect of running non-stop uphills and around bends totally boring; but trust me–it’s not as intimidating as it sounds and it’s... 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 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

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

May 9th, 2022

With the holidays over, we figured we should refresh our minds with something different today. Boulder has a very interesting architectural history, especially the university campus. We will touch on some defining Boulder architectural projects which you have probably seen around town. Next time you’re out and about, maybe you’ll encounter some of these oh-so-Boulder building projects. The University Campus Of course we cannot skim Boulder’s architectural past without bringing up the University of Colorado campus. It began with the all-brick Old Main and soon grew into several... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day – Taylor!

May 3rd, 2022

Meet Taylor! Taylor grew up in Denver before moving to Boulder to study Poly-Sci.  He teaches tennis when he isn’t studying and says that he wants to enter into the teaching field!  He said that he would like to teach 5th-8th graders! Good luck Taylor and Go Buffs!    Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Courtney!

April 30th, 2022

Meet Courtney!  She has been here in Boulder for ten years and she says she has never been bored since living here! “There is so much park and open space and water here,” she says.  Courtney has been a nanny for ten years, so having so much open space has been great for the kids, too! Courtney rides horses, kaiaks and loves the outdoors.  She also loves Boulder for its options with healthcare. “Boulder is so integrative and the community is saturated with therapists,” she says, which is great for Courtney, who is in school for clinical counseling! Thanks Courtney!  Read More

Complex Origins of Boulder’s Fox Theatre

April 30th, 2022

The grand red sign and huge white marquee of Boulder’s Fox Theatre give the building a sense of purpose and permanence. This strong identity boldly contrasts the complex and confusing history of the building itself. This nearly 90 year old space has housed vaudeville acts, a cafe, and a other interesting things in between. The building sitting at 1135 13th Street on The Hill was constructed in 1926 by Adrian G. Diez, but was first owned a Mr. William Beach. Beach sold the building to Diez in 1926, and the building changed hands no less than 8 times to become what it is today. Its first... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Sophie: “There are so many little gems in Boulder!”

April 24th, 2022

“There are so many little gems in Boulder!” Meet Sophie! After growing up in Lincoln Park, Chicago, she made her way to Boulder to study English at CU.  She loves Boulder for its mixture of people and its beautiful nature. She fits right into the Boulder lifestyle; having played field hockey in high school, she loves the active lifestyle! Thanks Sophie!      Read More

The CU Celebrity Scene Timeline

April 21st, 2022

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

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day – Emma!

April 11th, 2022

Meet Emma! Emma is originally from Vermont but moved to Boulder to attend CU.  She transferred here about a year ago from Hobart College in upstate New York, and is pursuing her degrees in Environmental studies and Psychology.  Before the clouds rolled in she was enjoying her day in a hammock by Boulder Creek, taking in the sun!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day ~ Daelin!

March 20th, 2022

Meet Daelin!  Daelin was inspired to pursue music education after having great teacher’s of his own. “Music is a big deal to me,” he says, “it would be cool to be that person that teaches other people their own music.” He is currently saving up to attend CU Boulder to continue his passion and beautiful talent while teaching others the art of music.  Read More

Faces of Boulder ~ Natalie: “Bring on the Meat”

March 18th, 2022

Meet Natalie! Natalie is from Austin, Texas and is visiting her best friend in Boulder this week!  She is going to be a junior at St. Edward’s University this fall and is studying Business.  In addition to visiting her friend, Natalie says that she hasn’t stopped thinking of Larkburger since her last visit and cannot wait to be reunited.  Other favorites of hers include: Snooze, The Buff, and Pasta Jays. “Bring on the meat.”  Read More

Grab a Coffin and a Turkey, Frozen Dead Guy Days is Here: March 18th – 20th

March 18th, 2022

What on earth are we talking about today? Only the coolest festival in Colorado. Every year thousands gather in Nederland to celebrate our state’s most famous frozen grandpa with games, beer, music, and coffin races! Did we mention most events are free? A little backstory first: Back in 1993 it was discovered that Trygve Bauge and his mother Aud were storing Trygve’s grandfather with dry ice in the shed behind their unfinished house in Nederland. They wanted the body cryonically frozen in the hopes that someday grandpa would be resurrected by future technologies (nanobots, etc.). The... Read More