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FLASHBACK: Prohibition Last for ~ 3 Hours in Colorado

June 29th, 2023

Yesterday, the City and County of Denver deemed liquor stores and dispensaries non-essential in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus by shutting down more and more businesses. This plan backfired in as little as 30 minutes a crowds swarmed to stock up before the shutdown, causing huge crowds and fear from owners who tried to control the masses. The decision was reversed and extreme distancing was put in place instead, with customers required to remain six feet apart, including in lines that are now wrapping around  buildings. There has been both support and criticism of the decision, as... Read More

CAUTION: Mountain Lion Spotted on Boulders’ Anne U. White Trail Prompting Closures – Top Tips to Coexist

July 8th, 2021

With the recent sightings of mountain lions going up in Boulder, it’s important to understand what to do if you run into a mountain lion or a bear in the wild or even within city limits! It’s important to stay calm if you encounter a bear and to provide less opportunities for bears to want to wander into human territory.   NEVER RUN. Running can make a bear chase you. Keep your distance. Back slowly away facing the bear. Avoid direct eye contact. Slowly and calmly leave the area. Talk aloud so the bear will become aware of you. Be extra careful around a female with cubs. Never... Read More

Motivational Matt Harris’s Tips on Staying Positive During a Pandemic

January 13th, 2021

Matt Harris wrote a column for AboutBoulder years ago called Motivational Monday for about two years highlighting different ways to stay positive and motivated. Matt has since harnessed this creativity and motivation into writing a series of books called Relentless Forward Momentum, all about taking a dream and making it into a reality. Matt has rejoined AboutBoulder to offer his advice on staying positive and motivated even during a pandemic. “It’s normal to feel weird sometimes, and not normal as the whole world has been flipped upside down. Focus on bringing yourself back to the... Read More

How to Volunteer in Boulder During the Coronavirus

November 13th, 2020

Many people are struggling with the impacts of the coronavirus and crucial services for vulnerable populations need volunteers and donations in this time. American Red Cross The cancellation of almost all events and gathering, including blood drives, has resulted in a shortage of blood supplies nationwide. To give blood, go to redcross.org. Meals on Wheels The nationwide group that delivers meals to the elderly is seeking volunteers as some cities and states enact tough restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. To work with local programs, go here for more information. Feeding America  The... Read More

How COVID is Reshaping Real Estate in Boulder

August 4th, 2020

COVID has certainly changed the way we look at our homes, with the remote work experience driving the move away from densely populated areas. With the lack of traditional city experiences like dining out, theater shows, sports and nightlife, many may gravitate toward an environment where socially  distanced activities like hiking and biking are easier to achieve. Since COVID, Boulder Country Club has filled all it’s available membership spots for full golf and par 3, primarily because golf and tennis are sports that support social distancing. The United Van Lines Movers Study, shows people... Read More

Polis Closes Bars Again After Uptick in Coronavirus Cases

July 1st, 2020

After restrictions were lifted two weeks ago allowing in-person service to bars and nightclubs, Polis has reversed this decision as of yesterday due to a a slight uptick in coronavirus cases in Colorado. This comes after many states have had record-breaking numbers of new cases. Polis noted the surges neighboring states are experiencing. He said he does not want Colorado to “become a mecca” for people visiting bars. “We don’t want to stand out,” he said. “There is not a way that we have found for them to be a reasonably safe part of people’s lives during the month of July, in our... Read More

Polis Extends State of Emergency After “a reversal of some of our gains”

June 22nd, 2020

Polis acknowledged that “data is now starting to show a reversal of some of our gains” in a recent statement after extending the state of emergency for another 30 days. Polis stated, “this emergency extension helps Colorado further support our response efforts and remain prepared in the face of this global pandemic.” Colorado’s diligent mask use and social distancing efforts have so far kept coronavirus cases relatively low after certain sectors have been reopened, and Polis acknowledged this and encouraged the population to continue these safe standards, especially... Read More

The Top Seven Sports of Quarantine

June 17th, 2020

With no professional sports, no collegiate athletics, and the Summer Olympics postponed until next year, the assumption is that sports are gone for now as we sit and wait for it all to return. But that’s not true. Even with the quarantine limiting our access, and changing life’s rules, sport continues on. Here are the top seven sports of quarantine. Tik Tok – Once considered a basic social app that just needed a teenager, a trendy song, and a simple 15 second dance routine, Tik Tok is now a major sport in most households. With nothing but time on our hands, Tik Tok now requires 37 takes... Read More

Bars, Breweries, and Restaurants Reopening Under New Colorado Guidelines

May 30th, 2020

Gov. Polis released guidelines for restaurants to reopen this week, provided that the establishments follow social distancing rules such as limiting the number of patrons and frequently sanitizing seating areas. There was a gray area as to whether bars and breweries could open under these guidelines as well, as many serve food in addition to drinks, and the guidelines only specify establishments with food and specifically says “All bars must remain closed to in-person patrons (take-out permitted, e.g. beer sales/cocktail kits from a brewery).” However, Polis stated that bars and breweries that... Read More

CU Boulder to Allow Students Back On Campus During First Half of Fall Semester

May 27th, 2020

New guidelines are being put in place to allow CU Boulder students back on campus for the upcoming fall semester. Guidelines include mandatory safety training, mask-wearing requirements, smaller class sizes and the creation of small groups of on-campus students who will live, socialize and go to class together. While in-person classes are scheduled to happen, they will halt after the university’s fall break. After Thanksgiving break, students will remain at home for the remainder of the school year and finish their semester online. This decision is aimed at preventing the spread of the virus... Read More