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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

Lou Williams Orders the Club Sandwich

July 29th, 2020

Lou Williams rejoined his NBA teammates after an eventful few days outside the Disney World bubble that included a trip to Atlanta, the memorial of a family friend, and finally, a well-publicized stop at a Gentlemen’s Club. The 6’1” shooting guard and reigning Sixth-Man-of-the-Year for the Los Angeles Clippers was provided an excused absence by the league to leave Orlando and their COVID-19 high secured environment in order to attend the viewing of a family friend that had recently passed.  But after a social media posting by a rapper and friend of Williams—Jack Harlow—of both men attending... Read More

Who Will be the Face of COVID-19

July 8th, 2020

We wear their names on the back of our jerseys, display their posters on our walls, and dream that we are them.  Shooting baskets towards a rusty hoop we imagine we are Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, or Michael Jordan as the clock counts down to zero.  As plastic bats connect with whiffle balls, we round imaginary bases as Nolan Arenado, Mike Trout, or Willie Mays.  We lace up our skates like Nathan Mackinnon, cut off our sleeves like Rafael Nadal, and what we wouldn’t give to throw the ball, get the girl, and win it all, like Tom Brady. To us, athletes are superheroes.  To us, athletes are superhuman. COVID-19... Read More

Sports–Too Much Too Soon?

June 24th, 2020

It was only last weekend that I sat on my couch watching some guy named Daniel Berger win the Charles Schwab Challenge in a playoff over some guy named Collin Morikawa.  This wasn’t about the names of the players, the putts being drained, or even the awkward silence of an empty golf course.  This was about hope, normality, and the gradual return of sports. Despite the fear of COVID-19 and the social unrest that has dominated our lives, the golf tournament gave me just a glimmer of hope that our world was finally trending the right direction.  The opening of restaurants, gyms, and businesses... Read More

Ten Factors in Crowning the COVID-19 NBA Champs

June 17th, 2020

The NBA is finalizing its Return to Play format as 22 teams will travel to Orlando in July to finish off the 2019-20 NBA season and crown a new champion.  COVID-19 has changed the dynamics of this year’s playoffs as players return to the sport underconditioned, worried about safety, and understandably focused on social issues rather than basketball. Before the suspension of the regular season, teams like the Milwaukee Bucks and the Los Angeles Lakers were favorites for the title.  But now that the rules have changed and new factors are thrown into the equation, are some teams better equipped... Read More

Hockey’s Time to Shine

June 2nd, 2020

As states continue to relax quarantine rules in an effort to open up again, the NHL became the first of the four major sports to step forward with a comprehensive plan to get back on the ice.  The Return to Play Plan was agreed upon in principle last week as the NHL decided on a four phase plan that would include self-isolation, training at local facilities, a training camp, and a 24 team playoff held at two hubs yet to be announced. According to the NHL timeline, players have already been isolating, and some facilities across the country have been opening with specific safety guidelines.  The... 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

The Six Obstacles in Bringing College Football Back

May 19th, 2020

With the country trying to open back up after quarantine restrictions from COVID-19, one of the biggest questions in sports remains whether college football can open along with it.  With current restrictions that include group gatherings of ten or less people, social distancing of six feet, and mask requirements in most public areas, does the college football season have a chance of moving forward? The answer is yes.  But in the state of Colorado, it will not be easy.  Some obstacles, and some solutions. Groups of Ten or Less– The first major obstacle starts with the number of players gathering... Read More

Campgrounds to Slowly Reopen in State Parks in Colorado

May 13th, 2020

Colorado state parks will begin to slowly and methodically reopen campgrounds beginning this week, just in time for summer. “We are limiting and spacing out campgrounds. A lot of our campground won’t be more than 50% full because we want to have plenty of distance,” a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson said. “That’s a big difference folks are going to see.” While some state parks are once again welcoming back campers, national parks remain closed to overnight guests. A timeline on when they will begin to reopen is not known. Polis said he would discuss the matter during his trip... Read More

Private Jet Operators Refuse to Fly Despite Receiving Offers of Up to $150,000

May 12th, 2020

Coronavirus-related travel bans have affected much of the world and airline travels, but the super rich are now getting hit by something that has never affected them before. Private jet operators are now refusing to travel even when being offered buckets of money if the travel is against the law. The laws are changing on a daily basis, with some countries banning foreign travel altogether, and others banning travel to or from specific countries. Operators say that the majority of the desired travel is one way, with passengers intending on staying in place once they get somewhere as opposed to... Read More

The Lumineers and Local Bands Give Back to Colorado Community with Benefit Concert

May 9th, 2020

You may have seen #ColoradoGivesBack trending on social media, and it’s all going to a good cause. The Lumineers and other local bands and icons such as Nathaniel Rateliff, The Fray, Payton Manning, and Gov. Polis joined forces yesterday in a musical livestream to raise money to benefit MusiCares & The Colorado Restaurant Association. Through the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project, Spotify is also matching any donation to MusiCares, dollar for dollar, up to a collective total of $10 million. You can still donate to the project, and yesterday alone the fundraiser raised over $100,000.  Read More

The Importance of College Football

May 6th, 2020

  On the surface, the title seems like an ignorant tailgate cheer.  Bring college football back so fans can paint their chest, shotgun a beer, and get back to the way things were.  Over a million COVID-19 outbreaks alone in the United States, and over 70,000 deaths and we have the audacity to talk about football.  But it’s deeper than that.  The professional game will come back in due time when the billionaire owners and the millionaire players decide that things are safe.  But the college landscape is not as simple. In a perfect world, deaths and the virus disappear tomorrow.  In... Read More

Three Ways to Take Advantage of Opportunities Created by Coronavirus

April 29th, 2020

Our lives have all changed due to coronavirus. It has fundamentally altered our work, school and off hours pursuits. You can’t watch TV without seeing a commercial for COVID-19. The news starts with the stats on the virus—either nationwide or locally, depending on the broadcast. For those who are working, there are emails, meetings, and even co-worker discussions about our current state of affairs and how it is affecting us. The coronavirus is disrupting our day-to-day lives, but that disruption is giving us the opportunity to reflect and reconsider what we do, the how, and the why. Consider... Read More

The Rich vs. The Poor in the Fight Against Coronavirus

April 25th, 2020

Income inequality is becoming even more of a sore spot as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the economy and jobs, effectively wiping the slate and putting us all back in the recession from a decade ago. Many who were living paycheck to paycheck are hovering over a bank account login desperately waiting for a stimulus check or and unemployment check to pay their bills. The rich, on the other hand, have overwhelmingly been unaffected, though they are not immune to the virus. In population dense cities like New York, areas such as Queens have disproportionate number of positive case in a cramped immigrant... Read More

Colorado Colleges Issue Letter to Representatives Concerning COVID-19

April 12th, 2020

The following letter was issued to Colorado representatives from Colorado colleges concerning the COVID-19 crisis and its effects on schooling: Dear Senators Bennet and Gardner and Representatives DeGette, Neguse, Tipton, Buck, Lamborn, Crow and Perlmutter, We write to express our appreciation for your leadership and support of higher education during these troubling times. We are grateful for your work to address the economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our institutions, our students, our employees, as well as the local communities we serve.While we represent diverse institutions,... Read More

CU Boulder Students Stands Shoulder to Shoulder to Help Students Affected by COVID-19

April 11th, 2020

Two CU Boulder alum and one senior, Serene Singh and Kelly Galloway, with senior Paula Pulido, have launched the Buffs Together fundraising campaign with the aim to reach $50,000 in donations to be disbursed to students who have been financially affected by COVID-19. “Being an alumnus, I’m in contact with people who are at CU, friends of mine, people who I worked with, and I was noticing that there was a lot of panic, a lot of stress,” said Singh, a Rhodes Scholar who graduated CU in May 2019. “Seeing all the heartbreak going on in the world, we all want to do something in our power,”... Read More

Boulder Launches Pilot Program for Emergency Disaster Response

April 11th, 2020

Boulder has launched a new team referred to as Emergency Response Connectors to provide guidelines and support to the Boulder community regarding the COVID-19 epidemic. The team seeks to educate the community and document and report back any concerns. The team will adhere to current social distancing standards. Boulder is hoping to provide a trusted voice to the community to help residents decipher what is real and important in the midst of an overload of information from many sources. Members of the team will meet with city staff weekly to maintain up-to-date information and guidelines, as well... Read More

Man “Posts” Dad Jokes in Front Yard in the Midst of Pun-Demic

April 7th, 2020

There wasn’t always the internet to get your thoughts out to the world. Before the internet, if you wanted to tell people something you had to tell them in-person. With social distancing making that more difficult, one man in LA wanted to get his jokes out to the world in the middle of the pandemic, and settled on hand-written signs in his front yard to illicit groans (and maybe a few laughs).  Read More

Avery Brewing Giving Free Beer to Frontline Employees

April 3rd, 2020

Avery Brewing announced that it will be giving away 4,000 cases of free beer to frontline employees as a gesture of thanks for helping out during the COVID-19 crisis. The Boulder brewery is giving away its gold lager beer, Stampede, until they run out. “We do one thing and we do one thing really well. That’s making beer,” said Adam Avery, CEO and co-founder of Avery Brewing Company. “We’re just trying to do our part.” Frontline employees include eligible include healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services, delivery drivers, grocery store workers and... Read More