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Black Cowboys of Boulder: An Under-Told Story

May 21st, 2024

Boulder’s history of the American West is rich with tales of cowboys, outlaws, and rugged frontiers, but the narrative has traditionally sidelined the significant contributions of Black cowboys. In Boulder, Colorado, the story of Black cowboys remains largely untold, woven into the fabric of the region yet often overlooked. This essay seeks to shed light on the under-told story of Black cowboys in Boulder, highlighting their contributions and challenges. The involvement of Black individuals in the western cattle industry is substantial but frequently underrepresented in historical accounts.... Read More

Aspen’s Double Dose: Exploring Psychedelics and Marijuana Together

May 20th, 2024

  The Perfect Illustration for A Hookah and an Amanita Mushroom, Topped With A Classic Alice In Wonderland Caterpillar A short scenic three and a half hour drive or 5 hours with food, scenery, pictures, and a dilly dally time plan, just up the road from Boulder, is the magic of Aspen. 3 1/2 of one of the most beautiful drives imaginable, through Glenwood Springs and the amazing Glenwood Canyon, or, if it is open, over Independence Pass and down into Aspen. Over the years Aspen has gotten a lot closer. what was once a 5 hour drive with no delays is now an easy 3 1/2 hours if you want to get... Read More

AboutBoulder Welcomes Our Sister Site: OnAspen!

May 20th, 2024

I am Excited and Pleased to announce that OnAspen is up and active!Sister Sites in Boulder and Denver Welcome OnAspen! As Gerry Goldstein says, “It’s an opportunity for us to cross-pollinate.”  And he has always shared his knowledge. That is true for Aspen, Boulder, and Denver in a truly stand-out way.  The synergistic possibilities for OnDenver, OnAspen, and AboutBoulder are significant. AboutBoulder can amplify OnAspen’s already strong voice, immediately. Aspen will benefit from the activity level of the Boulder site. And of course AboutBoulder benefits. I look forward... Read More

Return of the Gray Ghosts: Navigating Conflict and Conservation of Wolf Reintroduction

May 19th, 2024

The reintroduction of wolves in Colorado has been a contentious and complex issue, marked by a delicate balance between ecological restoration and human interests, particularly those of ranchers. After being extirpated from the state in the 1940s, gray wolves were officially reintroduced in Colorado following a 2020 voter-approved initiative, aiming to restore this apex predator to its native habitat and rebalance the ecosystem. Ecological Importance and Reintroduction Efforts Wolves play a crucial role in maintaining healthy ecosystems. As apex predators, they help control populations of herbivores... Read More

‘Tis The Season for Honey Bees At Work!

May 18th, 2024

Sometimes the pictures speak for themselves. Words are superfluous! Educationally, discussing pollen, pollinators, honey bees, and more, while important and interesting, are perhaps less important than the visual images alone. I see these bee pics as falling in that category. Honey bees are essential pollinators, playing a critical role in the ecosystem and agriculture. These industrious insects transfer pollen from the male anthers of a flower to the female stigma, facilitating plant reproduction. This process is vital for the production of fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Approximately 75% of the... Read More

Colorado’s Highest Marijuana Consumers: A County Breakdown, The Mouse That Roared!

May 17th, 2024

In Colorado, including Boulder, several cities and counties stand out for their high per capita use of both recreational and medical marijuana. For recreational marijuana, the highest per capita sales have been reported in southern border communities like Las Animas County, which includes the city of Trinidad. This area has seen a significant influx of marijuana sales, partly driven by visitors from neighboring states like New Mexico and Texas. In 2017, Las Animas County led the state with over $3,100 in recreational cannabis sold per capita. That’s about an ounce a month average per person.... Read More

Boulder Flowers Indoors: Hibiscus Present Great Visuals!

May 17th, 2024

Hibiscus Indoors Still Knows It’s Time To Flower Greeting the day with blooming flowers, indoors or out, is a great way to start the day. Inside: Hibiscus. Outside: Iris. The Iris is about three feet tall! The Hibiscus is perhaps 5″ across a single flower. The Hibiscus close-ups/macro pics are a wonderful presentation of the flower’s stamen and pistols. Flower Sex: Stamen and Pistols Pollinating Transfers Material From One To the Other. AND Looks Really Cool!  Read More

Leading the Charge: NORML’s Impact on Marijuana Law Reform!

May 16th, 2024

Once a year, at the beginning of June, we gather in the incomparable Aspen, Colorado for the NORML Aspen Legal Seminar. Genius drug lawyers, the best of the best, gather to “cross pollinate” as famous lawyer Gerry Goldstein calls it. Presenters over 3 days share their individual expertise, raising the knowledge base for all of us. The NLC has always been a leader in sharing our combined knowledge. We share a real dedication to our mission. This is exemplified by the legal seminar. Aspen has always welcomed us with open arms, great lodgings, wonderful food, and with a chance to visit... Read More

Secret Trails to Boulder’s Dream Canyon: Our HIDDEN Foothill Escape Gem

May 16th, 2024

Dream Canyon is as well known for its seclusion as it is for its hidden location. Tucked behind Boulder Falls, it is only accessible from the behind the Falls, off Sunshine Canyon more or less. It’s location is marked by, well, by nothing. Here are some clues to help find it. With these clues and a topo, you can find it. Do not, I mean do NOT go down the cliff to get to the bottom of the canyon, 800′ or 250 meters below. However, if you walk a little further down the “trail,” you’ll find yourself on a dirt “road” that will take you to the bottom of the... Read More

The History of NORML: Championing Cannabis Reform Since 1970

May 15th, 2024

The History of NORML, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws In the landscape of cannabis advocacy, few organizations have had as profound an impact as the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Founded in 1970 by attorney and activist Keith Stroup, NORML has been at the forefront of the fight to legalize cannabis and reform marijuana laws in the United States. This blog delves into the rich history of NORML, exploring its origins, significant milestones, and the legacy it continues to build.The Birth of NORMLKeith Stroup, a young public interest lawyer,... Read More