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Posts Tagged With ‘ Denver ’


Self-Care: Your Secret Weapon For Acing Mid-Terms & Stress

February 25th, 2024
Girl Sitting at the Table in the Kitchen and Studying

Stress is inevitable. This is especially true for the 50% of the Boulder population who are college students dealing with exams, assignments, deadlines, and – this week – midterms. While some stress can be beneficial and motivating, too much can have negative impacts on physical and mental health. With mid-terms upon us, it can be tempting to compromise physical and mental health practices in exchange for some extra time in the library. However, research finds that students who take the time for self-care perform better on examinations, overall course grades, and physical and mental... Read More

AboutBoulder.com Joins Forces with OnDenver.com: A New Era in Local Digital Media

February 23rd, 2024

Boulder and Denver Colorado, February 23, 2024: Announcing the latest major development of the two already immensely popular sites, AboutBoulder.com and OnDenver.com Renowned for its spectacular growth and major online innovation and presence,  AboutBoulder.com and OnDenver.com have merged! New records are being set daily, with over TEN MILLION page views last year and more than FIFTY THOUSAND daily visitors, the quality of the page views is astonishing. The views average over TWELVE PAGES PER VISIT! These amazing numbers and the achievement they represent to a degree rarely seen is the direct... Read More

Fido’s Friday Morning Boulder Smile

January 19th, 2024
blue green and orange birds

Wake Up, Then Look At This Picture. THEN With A Huge Grin, Face Friday!  Photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling More Boulder Magic is based on location when we look into the Denver Zoo. Easy drive, easy parking, reasonable prices, especially memberships on sale, and a slew of slivering slimy savvy sorts of animals from all over the world. With a focus on protecting the more threatened animal species, the habitats have been and are being built with the comfort and sanity of the animals in mind. Our Denver “guests” think that they are the audience and that we zoo visitors are the daily year... Read More

Boulder Animal Dangers!

January 11th, 2024

  Good Morning From The Land Of Satire And Huge Animals   Bovinus Stockshowius, A Recent Visitor To Denver at the National Western Stock Show! Not To Be Missed! SATIRE TODAY Boulder is home to a tremendous variety of wildlife. We are great at co-existing, especially when faced with specific threats to our ecosystem. Prairie Dogs are a great example of the ongoing struggle to co-exist. BUFFS are of course working on the problem. THEN we have the wild, dangerous beasts only dreamed of in Jurassic Park. Remember, that was just a park. I’m going introduce you to more than a mere “park.”... Read More

Boulder’s Majestic Monday Rocky Mountain Goats

January 8th, 2024

  Rocky Mountain Goat Hanging Loose While Watching Its Visitors. The Visitors Are Behind The Bars   Boulder is virtually surrounded by Rocky Mountain Goats. From the quite nearby Denver Zoo to the top of Mt. Evans, we are surrounded by these glorious proud beasts of the mountains. Whether “walking” straight up and down walls of rock, seemingly defying the laws of gravity, or basking in the sun watching the visitors to the zoo habitat, the goats are magical. Please don’t divulge this photographer’s secret! It is about impossible to take a bad picture of Rocky Mountain... Read More

How Boulderites Handled a Haunted Hotel

December 27th, 2023

  The Patterson Inn AboutBoulder has featured 3 most famous and most haunted hotels in Colorado and likely these three are high on the lists of other states also.  We divide ourselves into three categories. Those who believe that some form of ghosts or spirits of the dead exist Those who believe that ghosts are nonsense. If your hotel room makes noise, blame the plumbing. If it feels “wrong,” blame the room service or the strain you imbibe before going to your hotel room Those who are not sure about ghosts, and have an open mind For those that don’t believe,... Read More

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Mexican Life Brought Life To Their Style And Style To Their Lives

December 27th, 2023

  Frida Kahlo Immersion Mirrors     Photo Lensworth Boulder‘s spectacular location is in itself an art immersion. It puts us right on the the road to special events like the Frida Kahlo immersion exhibit. In a clear example of “derivative art,” this photo captures the artistic eye of the artist as captured by the photographer in the moving mirrors. The timing was difficult, requiring luck, synchronicity, and free film chips. We can imagine Diego Rivera, her stormy husband and also a brilliant artist in the reflection on the right.Artist Kahlo’s Husband Diego... Read More

Boulder Pet Dog, Almost! The African Wild Dog: A Conservation Priority

December 12th, 2023

photo Lenny Lensworth Frieling            African Wild Dog “Boulder‘s proximity to the Denver Zoo offers its residents a unique opportunity to connect with one of the world’s most endangered species, the African Wild Dog. This majestic creature, though continents away from its natural habitat in Africa, finds a voice for conservation in the heart of Colorado.” Boulder has been a center of activism including animal protection efforts for many decades. The Nature Conservancy for example, with major representation and offices in Boulder, is a prime example. Biological... Read More

Taking a Stand! History of Protests in Boulder

December 6th, 2023

Boulder has been known for quite some time for being the ‘cradle of the hippie’, known for its dedication to nature and the environment, liberal ideologies, and a place for both artists and intellectuals to gather in a friendly, local space. In light of the recent holiday, and some of the protests we have seen around town, I thought it would be interesting to take a trip through history and remember some of the past protests in Boulder that has helped shape the city. In the 1950’s the Rocky Flat Plant was established in Denver, CO to manufacture and produce nuclear weapons during the Cold... Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home as a Vacation Rental in Colorado

November 26th, 2023

Buying a house you intend to rent out is very different than buying one you plan to live in, points out the Whole Management team. This is especially the case if you’re planning on making it a vacation rental. You are not buying for yourself, so all the usual criteria you would use to judge a home no longer stand. So, how do you know you are investing in a property people will want to spend their vacations in? Research Local Tourism  Look for areas that are popular hubs for vacation rentals and tourists due to their wealth of attractions and activities–perhaps a property near the Denver... Read More

The Unsinkable Margaret Brown

November 2nd, 2023

While she never lived in Boulder, Margaret “Molly” Brown benefited from the same incredible good fortune as Boulder itself due to the mining industry in Colorado. Molly grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, the daughter of poor Irish immigrants. From ages thirteen to eighteen, she worked in a tobacco factory to help support her family. The harsh working conditions there inspired her interest in reform and labor movements later in life. Molly and her brother Daniel moved in Leadville, Colorado in 1886, where Molly went to work in a department store. There, she met and soon married mining engineer... Read More

Boulder’s Haunted Getaway: Unmasking Colorado’s Second Most Haunted Hotel

October 23rd, 2023

A typical night in a typical haunted hotel begins with a gorgeous moon for atmosphere. As the sun sets on the horizon, the shadows of the famous Haunted Castle near Boulder grow longer and darker. This is also the second most haunted hotel in Colorado. For years, locals have whispered tales of paranormal activity within its walls, but no one has ever been brave enough to venture inside and uncover the truth. Until now. Join us as we take an intrepid adventure into the unknown, and uncover the mystery of the Haunted Castle near Boulder in this first-hand account of our investigation into the paranormal. Exploring... Read More

Boulder’s Favorite Ghostly Getaway: #1 Ranked Haunted Castle Stay for Adventurous Souls

October 20th, 2023

The Patterson Inn, located in Denver, Colorado, is a charming and historic hotel that offers a unique and unforgettable experience for travelers. Situated just a short drive from the picturesque city of Boulder, this elegant establishment provides the perfect blend of convenience, history, and luxury. What sets the Patterson Inn apart is its reputation as one of the most haunted hotels in Colorado. For those seeking a spine-tingling adventure, the inn offers the promise of ghostly encounters and paranormal experiences. The creaking floorboards, whispering hallways, and mysterious happenings have... Read More

Boulder’s Haunted Hideaway: The 2nd Most Haunted Hotel in State, Offering Spine-Chilling Thrills Near Boulder

October 19th, 2023

  What’s a haunted house without a moon in clouds for atmosphere? “The Castle Project” is a spine-chilling documentary that delves deep into the haunted history of the Patterson Inn, previously known as the Croke Patterson Mansion, located in Capitol Hill. This grandiose red sandstone mansion, constructed in 1890 by Thomas B. Croke, spans a vast 14,000 square feet of Gothic elegance, making it a prime candidate for paranormal intrigue. The mansion’s eerie tales begin with Croke, who owned the residence for a mere two years before selling it to Thomas M. Patterson.... Read More

Boulder’s Best-Kept Secrets: Two Top-Rated Award-Winning Restaurants Nearby

September 20th, 2023

The New York Times, a renowned publication with a rich history of culinary reporting, has once again turned its spotlight on the vibrant American dining scene. In a recent article, they unveiled their carefully curated list of the “50 American Restaurants They’re Most Excited About.” This highly anticipated list not only celebrates culinary excellence but also showcases the diversity and innovation found in the culinary landscape across the United States. Denver, a city known for its breathtaking Rocky Mountain backdrop, is currently enjoying a culinary renaissance that has earned... Read More

Boulder Lion Whisperer Proves Love Knows No Bounds: Kiss of Affection at Denver Zoo

September 2nd, 2023

In a mesmerizing sequel to the previous viral sensation, an unforgettable event unfolded at the Denver Zoo that left spectators in awe. The spotlight was on the remarkable bond between the Boulder Lion Whisperer and two majestic lions, an enchanting connection that transcends the boundaries of the animal kingdom. As the sun dipped below the horizon, casting a golden hue over the sprawling lion enclosure, anticipation rippled through the crowd. The Boulder Lion Whisperer, known for her uncanny ability to communicate with these apex predators, stepped into the spotlight. She approached the enclosure... Read More

Boulder and the Gold Rush

August 27th, 2023

Up until 1858, few people from the East Coast had any interest in the area that would one day be the state of Colorado. It was not until the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush that settlers came to the region and laid the roots of the town that would become Boulder. Even though small amounts of gold were discovered in Colorado as early as 1850, they went largely ignored; the country was too caught up in the potential wealth to be had in the California Gold Rush. But when the gold of California was exhausted, heads began to turn towards Colorado–or what was then known as the Kansas Territory. The gold... Read More

Denver’s Sporting History: 10 Cool Things You Didn’t Know

July 29th, 2023

When I initially started to brainstorm ideas about what my first article for About Boulder should be, my mind crafted all manner of different approaches: football analysis, social commentary, feature piece etc. etc. However, I decided that instead of delving into something multi-layered and thought provoking, to start with something light: a list of 10 things. Judging by the amount of the traffic Buzzfeed and Facebook achieve with these types of articles, if I can’t craft something where you won’t even click the link for a lists article, even if it is out of sheer curiosity to see what it is,... Read More

Pearl Street’s Quick ‘N Dirty Backstory

May 18th, 2023

A Boulder resident in the 1940s remarked that Pearl street is “a good place to buy a pair of socks.” I think this adage holds true today, and that Pearl offers Boulder exponentially more to go along with those socks. Pearl Street is supposedly named for one of the wives of the original 54 founders of Boulder. However, I have also heard whispers that “Pearl” was a madam of a brothel once located near what is now Pearl Street. The first explanation is more likely, though I find the second more provocative and appealing. If I had to describe Pearl Street, I would say it’s an intermingling... Read More

Autumnal Coffee Pleasures

October 9th, 2022

In Boulder, foliage is changing along with people’s outfits and appetites. Fall alters eating habits and restaurant menus along with the colors and temperatures of the city. Hearty foods made from autumnal produce like butternut squash and sweet potatoes, along with sweet treats like pumpkin pie and hot apple cider, are the order of the season.     Coffee tastes also shift with the seasons. Many coffee drinkers begin to crave toasty or velvety seasonal-flavored beverages as Fall progresses in to Winter. Autumn is when the pumpkin spice latte is king, or at least that’s how many major... Read More