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Give Yourself the Gift of Happiness

December 7th, 2017

Dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins are neurotransmitters that regulate our happiness.  A neurotransmitter is a messenger of neurologic information from one cell to another.  Being in a positive mental state has significant impact on our motivation, productivity, and wellbeing. Did you know you can intentionally cause neurotransmitters to flow? Let’s take a look at each one and how you can activate them to make yourself happy. Dopamine motivates us to take action toward goals, desires, and needs, and gives a surge of reinforcing pleasure when achieving them. Procrastination, self-doubt,... Read More

Meet Carlos Alvarez-Aranyos

December 1st, 2017

Meet Carlos Alvarez-Aranyos.  Carlos is a local business owner, world explorer, and entrepreneur.  Carlos is originally from the Dominican Republic but is truly a citizen of the world. Carlos has traveled all over the world and could be in the running for the next “Most Interesting Man in the World.”  Some of Carlos’ adventures include a motorcycle ride to the Arctic Circle, serving as a judge for a Miss USA contest, and a trek across India in a rickshaw.  He has held jobs working for the U.S. Department of Defense under the Obama administration, and that’s just scratching... Read More

Faces of Denver – Matt

November 30th, 2017

Meet Matt.  Matt is a local artist who relocated to Boulder from Austin, Texas last March after a realization sparked a wave of inspiration for his artwork. Matt grew up in Corpus Christie, Texas with two brothers considerably older than himself, which played a crucial role in Matt’s initial plunge into the world of art. Because of the age gap, Matt and his brothers didn’t always have similar interests when he was younger.  So, when his brothers were out on the football field with their friends, Matt would head to the library or arcade to get lost in the world of Todd Mcfarlane’s horror-fantasy... Read More

What Are You Dankful for This Year?

November 29th, 2017

This article may come at you a little late this year, being that Thanksgiving was last week, but it is never too late to be thankful, or dankful this season. I normally like to use this column as an outlet to bemoan about something that most people would bend over backward for. It can be fun to sit back and air my grievances about the weed industry, after all, it is the landscape I see every day. Fortunately, the industry I work in is hot right now, so it affords me this outlet. No grievances today though, just love. I am dankful for all the amazing growers out there. Indoor farmers and outdoor... Read More

This Week’s Boulder Benefactor: Scott Walker – A Boulder Force for Good

August 23rd, 2017

Giving back to a community doesn’t get any more direct than through charity work. It is the hopeful lifeblood, the generous driver of public strength, unity and happiness. Within Boulder there are more amazing charities than you can keep track of, and this week’s Boulder Benefactor has had a hand in many of them. Scott Walker is a Boulder native, the son of a CU professor, and community/charity organizer extraordinaire.  He has been on the board of the Boulder History Museum, served as both chair and co-chair of the Boulder Humane Society, and is currently involved with Boulder’s... Read More

The Rayback Community

August 18th, 2017

Ask me one of my go-to spots to grab a beer in Boulder – I’d say the Rayback Collective every time, and not just because of Mountain Monday’s (All Upslopes=$4). Not only does it have 30 taps, but you are flooded with good vibes the second you enter the park. Known as Boulder’s Backyard, the Rayback is an old warehouse converted into a bar, which opens up into a food truck park. The park is a quick bike ride for North Boulderites, just off the Goose Creek bike path. The food trucks are on a rotating schedule, but they keep you updated @therayback. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn’t it? Well,... Read More

Boulder Un-juried Art and Cat Beer

August 13th, 2017

  The summer might be coming to an end but that does not mean the fun has to. With endless art to explore and craft beer to taste, Boulder will be alive as ever this week. Wednesday 8/16 Think outside the box and join the Boulder International Fringe Festival for unhurried art, live music, performance art, and more. With multiple events at various locations around Boulder—from Trident Booksellers on Pearl st to Pine St Sanctuary, there will be surely something for everyone. For event information and ticket purchase click Here. Join Selasee & the Fafa Family in celebrating the last Bands... Read More

This Week’s Boulder Benefactor: Representative Jared Polis

August 9th, 2017

Colorado’s 2nd District is a region ripe with vibrant Rocky Mountain culture, environmental stewardship, scientific achievement, and spectacular access to nature. Representing such a charismatic and alluring region is no trifling prospect–it takes courage, intelligence and strength. It requires a driver for change and a model of progressive morality… That’s why US Representative Jared Polis is AboutBoulder’s first featured Boulder Benefactor–he exemplifies what it means to ‘give back to the community’. Polis lives in Boulder (when he’s not... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Bongo the Balloon Man

August 7th, 2017

  Meet Bongo the Balloon Man. Bongo is a self-taught balloon artist who has been creating masterful balloon animals for the youth of Boulder for over 31 years! You might recognize his familiar face from one of your recent strolls down the Pearl Street Mall as he has had his spot at the Peppercorn storefront for 28 years! Bongo, is a pillar of the Boulder community and epitomizes the culture of this city.  So, cheers to you Bongo and many more years of balloon animals to come.  Read More

August Begins with Local Favorites and Summer Deals

July 31st, 2017

  Tuesday 8/1 Get out and move it tonight at 7pm for Boulder’s weekly Folk Dancing on the Plaza. Free to the public and located next to the Dushanbe Teahouse, join your community for some lighthearted all around fun. Wednesday 8/2 Seasonal and weekly favorites like the Boulder Farmers Market (4pm-8pm) and Bands on Bricks (5:30pm-9pm) will guarantee a pleasant midweek day and night. Friday 8/4 Today marks the start of Downtown Boulder’s Summer Sidewalk sale. Running from today though Sunday Aug. 6th, join local vendors and merchants for some amazing summer steals and deals. For more details... Read More

Flash Mountain Band, Classic Peter Pan, and of course the Pearl St Arts Fest

July 10th, 2017

This week check out the rich harmonies and psychedelic rock sounds of Flash Mountain Flood and Kind Hearted Strangers; get in touch with your adventurous side and hop on one of the many trails at Chautauqua and Settler’s Park. Boulder is busy this week with perfect and endless summer activities, events, and local favorites. With a slow start to the week, check out some of the highlights for later this week here. Wednesday 7/12 Relax, the weekend is almost here; in the meantime why not spend the evening at Chautauqua’s viewing of the 1924 version of Peter Pan? Beginning at 7:30pm until 9:30pm,... Read More

4th of July, Weekday Favorites, and as usual, so much more

July 3rd, 2017

Monday 7/3 Marking the end of the Boulder Arts & Jazz Festival, Robert Johnson and the Mark Diamond Trio, along with Blue88 Big Band and Los Bohemios, will be performing at the Central Park bandshell starting at 11am today. The festival will conclude around 6pm with plenty of local crafts, brews, and more still up for grabs.Hotel Boulderado will once again host ‘Music on Pine’ with live music by Tin Bother Duo. Cocktails, food, and a great night on the town will begin around 5pm and run until about 8pm. Tuesday 7/4 Happy 4th of July everyone! Celebrate with CU’s mascot Ralphie at her... Read More

Music on Pine St, BPL’s Summer Fest, Full Spectrum, and the Boulder Arts & Jazz Fest

June 26th, 2017

Boulder will be jam-packed with concerts, events, and activities for the coming week. Here are some of the major highlights Monday 6/26 Start your week with a laid back evening at ‘Music on Pine Street’ hosted by the Hotel Boulderado. With FREE live music every Monday evening in June and July, the Hotel Boulderado will be hosting various local musicians and groups each week. What better way to spend a monday evening than with Free live music, food, cocktails and soft drinks. Music on Pine Street runs from 5pm-8pm on the hotel’s outdoor plaza at 13th st and Pine st; information on performances... Read More

Liquid Sky, Summer Kick-Offs, and so much more

June 20th, 2017

From the weekly Farmer’s Market to First Day of Summer celebrations, Boulder has got you covered for events and outings around town this week. Dive below the ocean’s surface at Fiske Plentarium’s presentation of “Habitat Earth” and ‘Liquid Sky’ Shows, join the Capitol One Cafe and Peet’s coffee for their First Day of Summer BBQ, or head over to CU’s  Shakespeare Festival on campus. Whatever floats your boat, Boulder is sure to have something for everyone this week. Tuesday 6/20 Join the Fiske Planetarium on CU’s campus for a showing of “Habitat Earth.” Explore the unique... Read More

This Week in Boulder: Dancing, Music, Comedy

June 12th, 2017

Monday June 12th Start the week off the right way and head to downtown Boulder’s Bandshell Boogie! Family friendly, casual, and a great place to meet members of the community, this weekly event takes place in Central Park Monday nights from 7:30pm-9pm and is free to attend. With music from across the board, ranging from funk to club to pop, Bandshell Boogie encourages self expression for all with various musical talents constantly providing new experiences. Get out and dance this summer, meet your neighbors, enjoy the long summer nights outside and moving. More information is available at Bandshell... Read More

Tea Time!

June 8th, 2017

I recently visited the Dashunbe Tea House in Boulder, an ornate and pristine Tea House located at the base of the Rocky Mountains and next to Boulder creek. The tea house is filled with authentic Asian sculptures, design, and art work and sells a wide variety of teas for any taste. The place has a substantial history behind it, having first been built in Dashubne, Tajikistan, Boulder’s sister city. It was constructed in Dashunbe in the 1990’s, then dissembled, crated up, and shipped to Boulder, where they rebuilt the building. This was performed as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration,... Read More

Dead & Co., Folk Dancing, Band on the Bricks, and MORE

June 5th, 2017

This week in Boulder we have music from John Mayer and Dead & Co, Folk Dancing in Central Park, and much more. In anticipation for Saturday’s Dead & Co show at Folsom Field, the Boulder Theater will be hosting a Grateful Dead listening party in the lounge on Tuesday June 6th as well as a late night “post Dead” party on June 9th at 10pm. The Boulder Farmer’s Market will once again take place on Wednesday evenings from 4pm-8pm and Saturday’s from 8am-2pm on 13th St. The Boulder Reservoir will be the place for “BAM Open Water Swims,” where you can spend the day on and in the... Read More

Boulder Creek Festival, Space Orphan, Beer and So Much More

May 29th, 2017

With the weather heating up and summer vacations vast approaching, this week in Boulder is filled to the brim with events and activities for everyone. Kicking off the week Boulder will host the famous Bolder Boulder 10K run, followed by music by DeadSet Colorado, Joe Johnson Music, and more. Monday will also mark the last day of the Boulder Creek Festival where you can enjoy music from Space Orphan, local foods and craft beer, and so much more. Here are a few of this week’s highlights to get you started: Monday 5/29 Bolder Boulder 10K run kicks off at 6:50am and will conclude around 11:45 am;... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Kirt

May 27th, 2017

Kirt is a Colorado native, and has lived all around the State, but finds himself coming back to Boulder for multiple reasons. Six years ago he suffered a terrible brain injury, causing him to lose everything. He was living in a tent in Adams County for a while, then found a home with a lady in Lafayette for four and a half years. He started to seek out social security, and was able to get Social Security Disability Insurance in Boulder because of his brain injury. He also found that “people gave me all the help I needed in Boulder.” He is currently living on the streets, but plans... Read More

Be Bold, Be Boulder

May 25th, 2017

If you’re a running enthusiast in Boulder County you’ve probably heard about the Bolder Boulder 10k run. It’s the third largest road race in the United States and was recently named the best 10K by Runner’s World. There’s usually thousands of spectators, thousands of runners, random entertainment like slip n’ slides and music, outrageous running costumes, and it all starts this Monday on May 29th. The race first started in 1979 as a Memorial Day Tribute that still continues today. The fastest time for the 6.2 mile race occurred in 1995, with a man named Josephat Machuka, who ran it... Read More

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