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An Older Adult’s Guide to Caring for Pets

July 11th, 2019

Whether it’s a cat or dog, pets make our lives better. This is especially true for older adults, but it can be tough to know how to choose and care for a new pet. If you’re a senior who wants to enrich your life with a new pet, you’ll want to keep these essential tips in mind. Choosing the Right Pet As an older adult, you should keep your lifestyle in mind when looking for a new pet. Think about the space you have at home and what animal will fit in with your routine. Cats are generally low-maintenance and are a good option for people with limited activity. If you’ve always dreamed of... Read More

Top 3 Dog Friendly Hikes in Boulder

June 29th, 2019

Boulderites love our dogs! Good news is you don’t have to leave your pup behind on your next adventure!! Just remember, Boulder County requires that dogs have a ‘voice and sight’ control tag to go off-leash.   Here is our list of the top 3 dog-friendly hikes in Colorado:   Royal Arch Trail – This moderate 3 mile out-and-back trail will provide you with good views and a nice incline to wear out your dog! Expect crowds during peak times though.   First and Second Flatirons Loop – This loop is a fantastic choice, as it is under 3 miles, provides nearly 1500 ft of vertical... Read More

Top 3 Things to do in Louisville

June 12th, 2019

Motto: “Never Stop Growing” (Balfour) 1. Grab some ice cream at Sweet Cow A fan favorite, Sweet Cow is a Colorado based, small-batch ice cream shop, and its original location is in Louisville! Sweet Cow also has a food truck that travels around Colorado. This location is home to tons of seating and lights, and is a lovely place to hang out on warm summer afternoons. Their flavors are always changing, so there’s never a reason not to stop by! 2. Have a date night at Cinebarre If you want to have your cake and eat it too–while watching a movie–Cinebarre is the place to... Read More

Hotel Luna Mystica – Glamping Done Right

November 29th, 2018

Hotel Luna Mystica Down in New Mexico at the foot of Wheeler peak and right next to the Taos Mesa Brewery Mothership stands a little-known hotel…if you want to call it that.  Hotel Luna Mystica is what they call it and it is an amazing place dotted with restored vintage trailers, campsites, and even trailer hookups if you bring your own. Trailer park? Not quite. At the risk of this place being overrun, let me tell you a little bit about it. The Best Winter Glamping Escape Close to Colorado Hotel Luna Mystica is an experience, to say the least, they have several restored vintage trailers... Read More

Fit Your Dog to your Lifestyle

March 27th, 2018

Getting the opportunity to visit your local shelter in search of a new dog is a joyous event that brightens the lives of not only the humans who get to bring home a new friend, but also the pups who get to settle into loving forever homes. Forever homes are the ideal for any shelter, of course, but there are a lot of factors that go into that decision, and each and every person adopting a new pet should take seriously and pause to consider. There are many tests and quizzes online from places like the American Kennel Society and Animal Planet that are great for narrowing down your choices and comparing... Read More

7 Dog-Friendly Hikes in Boulder County

February 14th, 2018

If you’re like me, you like getting outside with your furry best friend. But sometimes it’s hard to know what trails allow four-legged adventuring companions and which frown on it. Here at AboutBoulder we’ve compiled a list of the best dog-friendly hikes in the area so you’ll never have to leave your pup behind again! Royal Arch Trail This challenging 3.4-mile loop will gain 1,358 feet and provide you and your pooch with a killer workout. The trailhead begins in Chautauqua and splits off at the flagstone staircase—just follow the signs. Ascend through pine forests and wildflower meadows... Read More

Having A Dog Is Good for Your Health

May 15th, 2017

Colorado is frequently ranked high on lists of the most dog-friendly places. Denver has gotten positive feedback for its overall dog-friendliness, including rankings on the dog-centric community website Rover and financial consulting company SmartAsset. Match.com ranked Colorado as the number one dog loving state. Spending quality time with pets, specifically dogs, provides humans with companionship and can improve health. From a physiological standpoint, being with your dog can release feel-good hormones such as serotonin and oxytocin that elevate your mood. There are also other ways in which... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 6th, 2017

Meet Woody! Woody visits the dog daycare I help out at every so often, and has quite the personality. Some of his favorite things include belly rubs, a good stick, and catching his own tail (which he is extremely good at I might add). Rumor has it, if you pet him behind the ear in just the right way, his tail can wag near the speed of light. Boulder is home to many incredible and interesting animals, and Woody is no exception.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the day!

November 14th, 2016

Lael sits and looks out over Boulder county, contemplating next move. How many people do you know who get truly excited about a flower? Lael is one of them. A colorado native, Lael goes to CU and he studies a plethora of things. Lael is currently in a Yoga class, he plays guitar and he makes films. Amazing films by the way. I’ve never meet someone with and eye quite like Lael. So go out and sit on top of the mountain and just think. It’s good for you.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 19th, 2016

Dogs are humans too! And this dog is named Pete (Pronounced Pete-ee). She’s a mix of Pitbull and something else, her owner isn’t too sure. Pete’s real owner is away so Blair volunteered to watch her for a while and take her on some Colorado adventures. What are you and your dog doing this weekend?  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 2nd, 2016

Tongues out for long autumn walks in the grassiest of parks! Meet Ouija, a super sweet one-year-old Goldendoodle from Michigan who is always ready for adventure. Boulder is a perfect place for Ouija because of the abundance of people that shower him with love and the fact that it is so dog friendly. He can go into tons of different stores and places without having to worry that he will be left outside. Find more of Ouija’s Boulder escapades on instagram @ouija.doodle.reads  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

May 29th, 2016

When Taryn met Oscar. “I’m glad he doesn’t have thumbs.” “I met him in Breckenridge. It was love at first sight. I’ve felt like we’ve been together ever since that day just mentally. He is filling a void for me and that’s great. His meaning to me is larger than life.”  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 4th, 2016

There isn’t a place Natalie doesn’t go without her dog, Bruno. This past weekend, Natalie and Bruno explored the back country of Nederland and enjoyed the warming weather. “Almost every weekend, we spend our days hiking together. He goes everywhere with me,” said Natalie. Just like her, Bruno was decked out in his own personal hiking gear – jacket, water bottle, snacks, and toys. Natalie is a teacher from Longmont and is a dog trainer on the side. Besides hiking, she enjoys cooking, reading, and curling up by the fire with a good book. Her ideal Saturday is spend... Read More

Hiking with Dogs in Boulder: What to Know, Where to Go

April 1st, 2016

                          Now that the March snow-mageddon has subsided, its time to start getting back out on the trails. And what better to venture into Boulder’s beautiful open spaces than with a furry friend. Boulder Open Spaces and Mountain Parks offers a sprawling 145 miles of trails to the avid hiker, and up to 90% of those trails are open to dogs. This includes the Chautauqua Meadow, Mt. Sanitas, NCAR trails, Bear Canyon, the Table Mesa Trails and much, much, more.   But, before heading into the great outdoors with... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 19th, 2016

It’s official, when I grow up I want to be this lady. Meet Nancie! She is the owner of Lafayette Antiques & Home Decor. Walking through her door is somewhat like walking into a time machine, not only for the sake of being surrounded by thousands of vintage items, but because it is inevitable that you will wonder where hours of your time went when you can finally pull yourself out of the shop! Everywhere you look there is an eclectic mix of stuff just begging for you to take it home! The shop is arranged into fun displays in seemingly endless rooms on multiple levels. Nancie moved to Colorado... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 9th, 2016

John is a Colorado native who currently lives in the Denver area. He visits the Boulder parks often with his dog, Riley, where they love doing off-trail exploring together. John spends most of his time working with his construction company, but when he is off work, he spends the rest of his time outside and with his dog. “Riley is already five now, and she has been out here hiking, camping, and snowshoeing with me since she was just a pup,” he said. When John has finally comes inside from the outdoors, he loves checking out new breweries in the Boulder and Denver area. Avery Brewing... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

January 11th, 2016

While some Boulder locals were outside combating the cold this weekend, this former Connecticut native stayed cozy inside with her pup and worked on her painting. Maddie moved to Boulder a little over two years ago and fell in love with the area. She is currently working full-time in Louisville, but outside of work you can find her at a local concert or snuggling up with her dog, Mayleigh, and painting. “Living in Boulder has inspired over 20 paintings and induces the need to pour out what I see on a canvas, ” she says. “I paint so I can play with colors. It’s my form of... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day

December 1st, 2015

Meet Eva and Halo! These Boulderites were out in Chautauqua Park today exploring and walking around.  Halo was very excited to be out in the snow and sporting her cute little dog vest to stay warm.  Eva said that Halo is a one year old mini Australian Shepherd and is full of energy having fun jumping around in the snow we received this past weekend!  Read More

3 Inspired, Innovative, Boulder-Based Inventions

November 25th, 2015

Maybe you already know that the comfortable (and allegedly edible) innovation; the Crocs shoe, was created in Boulder County. Today we’re checking out some less explosive, but equally clever, Boulder-based inventions. This is one smart city, and the products created here prove it! Nimbus Cloud Dome The Nimbus Cloud Dome is a deceptively simple invention created by Boulder resident Cindy Litchfield. As a jewelry maker, she struggled to create close-up, glare-free photos of her products. No one had addressed the problem before, so she took on the challenge. The result was the Nimbus Cloud... Read More

What’s in a Name?

July 26th, 2015

Symbols are an interesting phenomenon when you stop to think about them. And they’re everywhere. A road sign with the silhouette of children on a seesaw is a symbol, not warning of recreational equipment but of kids at play. Bills and coins are symbols of value, the tangible representation of economics. They take the form of icons, as well: a bluish bird for Twitter, a Polaroid-like camera for Instagram, and so on. Symbols evoke companies, stand-in for purchasing power, even encapsulate “slow down, drivers, kids are unpredictable and around the corner” in an instant. Simple or complex, they... Read More