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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

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 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

Survey Says Colorado Most Desirable State

August 26th, 2019

A recent survey showed that Colorado was the most desirable state to move to in the United States, with 55% of people surveyed saying that they wanted to relocate here. Colorado was followed up by Hawaii and California, with Florida, North Carolina, Washington, New York, Texas, South Carolina, Georgia and Oregon following close behind. The beautiful outdoors and subsequent activities were listed as reasons for all the top 3 states. Mississippi, Arkansas, and Alabama were the bottom 3 states. Some states were so undesirable that participants in the survey wouldn’t move there even if they were... 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

Good News Colorado

August 11th, 2019

Motivational Monday When someone starts a comment with, “It’s been one of those days…,” what is the first thing that comes to your mind?  From my experience, that statement often leads to a rant about all the things that went wrong and usually ends with a list of…read more Featured Yoga Community and healing: those are the words that come to mind when partaking in your first yoga-music festival. For anybody that’s been to ARISE before, they’ll likely know what I’m talking about. Nestled between the rolling green foothills of Loveland…read more Tarantulas Crawling Through... Read More

Rolling Stones Coming to Colorado

August 9th, 2019

The Rolling Stones: 2019 No Filter tour is coming to Denver Saturday, August 10th at Broncos Stadium. Tickets start at $125 and go up to nearly $2,000 if you want to get up close and personal with the band. The band was originally scheduled to play in May, but had to postpone due to medical issues from Mick Jagger. Denver-based band Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats will be opening for the Rolling Stones. Front runner Mick Jagger seem to be ready for the tour, as seen by his Instagram post in May. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mick Jagger... Read More

ARISE: A Transformative Colorado Festival of Yoga and Music

August 9th, 2019

Community and healing: those are the words that come to mind when partaking in your first yoga-music festival. For anybody that’s been to ARISE before, they’ll likely know what I’m talking about. Nestled between the rolling green foothills of Loveland, Colorado is Sunrise Ranch—an ideal location for an event such as this. Whether you come predominately for the yoga or the music alone, you’ll get a wide variety in both realms. From folk, funk, and electronic to vinyasa flow and AcroYoga, there’s a plethora of activities to choose from over the course of three days. What’s unique about... Read More

Tarantulas Crawling Through Colorado

August 8th, 2019

Every year, thousands of tarantulas migrate to Colorado in search of mates, generally showing up in La Junta and southeast Colorado towards the end of August. The male spiders are searching for female mates that burrow in the Colorado prairies. The city of La Junta lists some tips for seeing the hoards, including: September is the ideal time of year to view the tarantula migration – specifically around September 10. There will still be some in October, and some are crawling about before that. Venture out on a day that is warm, and preferably not too windy. Some tarantulas will be active in late... 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

Boulder #1 in Nation for Real Estate Stability

August 3rd, 2019

According to a recent study done by SmartAsset, Boulder has ranked #1 in the nation for real estate stability based on over 25 years of data. The study analyzed metro areas based on home growth and the likelihood that a home would decline by 5% or more over a 10-year span. Todd Crosbie, a real estate consultant in Boulder, says there are a number of factors for why Boulder was rated so highly. “The foundation, number one, is the college,” Crosbie explained. “There’s always people coming in and out. Second is the career opportunities Boulder represents. It’s very heavily laden with technology.... 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

Top 3 Restaurants in Longmont

July 25th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do is to go out to dinner with friends and get a nice meal and drink and catch up. I LOVE a good atmosphere at a restaurant—which can sometimes be tricky to find—along with great food and drinks. Don’t worry, because if you are visiting Longmont, I’ve got you covered!   BIN 46   “Located in Historic Downtown Longmont, across from the beautiful Roosevelt Park,  Bin 46 Owner Candy Campbell brings her own unique and eclectic, contemporary American cooking in an approachable, elegant format. Driven by her beliefs that beautiful food tells a story, she... Read More

Colorado Marijuana Sales Pass $1 Billion Mark

July 16th, 2019

In June, Colorado marijuana sales passed the $1 billion mark since legalization and sales began in 2014, and it’s clear that the industry is only going to continue to grow exponentially. Marijuana revenue supports statewide efforts such as licensing and regulation of legal marijuana businesses, youth prevention efforts, behavioral health treatment, protecting public health and safety, and coordination across state agencies, the department stated in a news release last month. In Boulder County alone, marijuana sales saw an increase in $1.4 million compared to this time last year, bringing... Read More

Top 5 Colorado Dispensaries

July 2nd, 2019

With so many dispensaries to choose from, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is best for you. To simplify things, we’ve pulled together a list of the top 5. 1. Green Solution Green Solution is a chain of family-owned dispensaries; you’ve probably seen them around. This is the best option if you’re looking to order online and do a quick pickup. Ordering online also gives you a 10% discount–though weigh your options, because some of their products are pricier than at other dispensaries. 2. Green Dragon Green Dragon was voted #1 recreational marijuana dispensary... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kelle & David

June 26th, 2019

  Meet Kelle and David! Two Massachusetts natives that fell in love with the mountains and never left! David attended CU Boulder as an undergrad and has been here ever since; he enjoys all of the outdoor activities Boulder brings to the table, especially hiking and climbing the amphitheater! Kelle is a journalist for a Canadian magazine and has been living in Boulder for three and a half years after relocating from the Bay Area. Not only were these two friendly enough to let me take their picture, they also lent us a trial map!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Nick and Katie

June 21st, 2019

Meet Nick and Katie! I’m sure all of you, like I was, are wondering what is up with the rabbit costume? Well, Nick made a small wager with his sister Katie that she would not receive the honor of valedictorian of her graduating class at Ralston Valley High School this year. Clearly, Nick lost! So, holding up his end of the bet, Nick spent a few hours of his Sunday afternoon handing out carrots in his rabbit costume on the Pearl Street Mall.  Congratulations to Katie and hopefully Nick knows now, never to doubt his sister!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Eric

June 21st, 2019

Meet Eric! Eric is the owner and general manager of Element Bistro in Gunbarrel! With its rooftop deck and bar and fun events like salsa night, Element is a hot spot for a night out with friends.  Eric is a veteran of the restaurant industry but when he steps away from his business he likes to stay active; he is also a personal trainer! Be sure to check out Element Bistro and say hello to Eric!  Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

June 16th, 2019

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

Girl Power!!! The History of Women in Boulder

June 16th, 2019

In a recent study in Boulder, it was found that the city is leading the nation on gender equity. Currently, the national average for women’s wages are 84% of what men make. In Boulder the average is 88%. Boulder is obviously a special city, leading the nation in multiple avenues from preventative measures for climate change to progressive gender equality. This got me thinking about famous women in Boulder and the steps they have taken to catalyze change in their city and nation. If you were lucky enough to visit the Pioneers: Women Artists in Boulder exhibit last year at the Art Museum at... Read More