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Are the Boulder Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 29th, 2024

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Boulder Trail Review: First and Second Flatirons

January 28th, 2024

Boulder is famous for the majestic sandstone flatirons jutting from the mountainside above the town. Most people probably know that you can hike these soaring monoliths. The first and second flatiron trail is one of the most popular in Boulder County, climbing 2.7 miles through rocky debris and pine forests to sit among the boulders for which the city is named. Our Ratings: Crowd: 2/5. This is a very busy trail. On fair days and weekends you’ll be following a steady stream of other hikers up and down the mountain. Even at sunrise and during the winter the trail is well populated. If you’re... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 25th, 2024

“The mountains speak to my faerie soul” Hailing all the way from Florida, Ashley has worked as a professional faerie since she was 10 years old. She does so in pursuit of bringing laughter, love, and joy to the world. Being by the mountains “makes me feel like I’m at home” she says. Right now Ashley is looking for her next great adventure; having worked in costuming, real estate, and her very own faerie business she hopes to keep bringing joy and happiness to those around her wherever her adventures take her.  Read More

Timeless Pieces of Boulder’s Architectural History

January 22nd, 2024

With the holidays over, we figured we should refresh our minds with something different today. Boulder has a very interesting architectural history, especially the university campus. We will touch on some defining Boulder architectural projects which you have probably seen around town. Next time you’re out and about, maybe you’ll encounter some of these oh-so-Boulder building projects. The University Campus Of course we cannot skim Boulder’s architectural past without bringing up the University of Colorado campus. It began with the all-brick Old Main and soon grew into several... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 17th, 2024

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Buff’s Boulder Bitter Cold Better With Proper Preparation

January 15th, 2024

Even the bitter cold is a beautiful thing on the Boulder Flatirons.These BUFFS demonstrate that it is a matter of clothing, not temperature to be comfortable. Then the view can be enjoyed. BUFFS Of Boulder Bask In The COLD Morning Light Wearing Proper Winter Clothing Dressing for extra-cold weather is not an accident. There is a method to being warm. Here are  concrete things that will keep you safe and warm. Dressing appropriately for temperatures below zero degrees Fahrenheit is crucial for safety and comfort. Here’s a list of suggestions: Layering: This is key for retaining body... Read More

Boulder Subzero Adventures: Explore Chill Thrills in Colorado

January 14th, 2024

Boulder, Colorado, is a winter wonderland offering a plethora of exhilarating activities when freezing temperatures set in. Embracing the subzero chill can open doors to a whole new world of adventure and enjoyment. Here are seven must-try subzero activities to make the most of Boulder winter. Ice Climbing in Eldorado Canyon Eldorado Canyon, just a short drive from Boulder, Colorado, transforms into a frozen playground during the winter months. Ice climbing enthusiasts flock to this picturesque canyon, where cascading waterfalls turn into stunning ice formations. Whether you’re a seasoned climber... Read More

Fido Features Snow-Loving Boulder Husky

January 13th, 2024

Our dog-in-chief Fido is thrilled to introduce you to Harold. Harold the Husky is the perfect dog for cold snowy days. Today for example! Harold Husky Doing What She Does Best! Having A Great Time At Sundown! If this Boulder dog were any happier, we’d become concerned! Sundown? Sunset? As long as the pup can run in the snow, life is good. Harold is a Siberian Husky. The Husky, a breed synonymous with resilience and beauty, thrives in snow and cold environments. Originating from Siberia, these majestic dogs were bred by the Chukchi people for their exceptional endurance and ability to... Read More

Boulder’s Frigid Reputation: Cold Snap Chronicles

January 13th, 2024

Boulder, Colorado, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant cultural scene, also experiences some of the state’s coldest winters. Nestled at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, this city’s winter season is characterized by its crisp, often frigid air, and a stunning backdrop of snow-capped peaks. The temperatures in Boulder can plummet, particularly from December through February, with averages ranging from highs around 45°F (7°C) to lows near 20°F (-6°C). Five Major Factors Contributing to Boulder, Colorado’s Harsh Winter Weather: Elevation: Boulder’s... Read More

COLD BOULDER and GETTING COLDER

January 12th, 2024

We in Boulder are coming into one of our winter cold snaps. Time for precautions! Both our homes and our bodies need to stay warm. Our road will get slick, and our Mall will be open! So simply enjoy and do not fall! The Flatirons Show The Cold In Their Winter Lighting At Sundown It is time to pay attention to preparation for avoiding road hazards and house freezes.  Read More

Sundown in BuffLand

January 11th, 2024

As the Boulder sun sets behind the front range, casting a reddish light over the Valley, even writers and photographers sometimes take a break.   Pics outdoors in the winter do bring memories of summer shooting! Again our great fortune as residents of the Boulder Valley is evident. Time to walk off the hill, recharge the camera batteries, copy pictures to hard drives and to get rested and ready for another glorious day in the best place on earth.  Read More

2024 Boulderite Uniform: Capturing the Heart of Colorado

January 9th, 2024

2024 Boulderite Uniform: Embodying the Spirit of Boulder, Colorado Introduction to Boulderite Pride Boulder, Colorado, isn’t just a geographical location; it’s a vibrant community that exemplifies a unique spirit and culture. As 2024 unfolds, this essence is vividly captured in the newly unveiled Boulderite Uniform, symbolizing the pride and values inherent in being a true Boulderite. The Essence of Being a Boulderite To be a Boulderite goes beyond living in Boulder; it’s an embrace of the values and lifestyle that this exceptional city stands for. It encompasses a commitment... Read More

Boulder Sun Rises in Glorious Shades of Black and White

January 6th, 2024

The black and white photograph of the Boulder Flatirons at sunrise is a captivating portrayal of nature’s splendor, capturing the essence of this iconic landmark in a timeless medium. In this awe-inspiring image, the Flatirons, those distinctive rock formations near Boulder, Colorado, are silhouetted against the emerging light of the rising sun, creating a dramatic and inspiring visual narrative. As the sun ascends above the horizon, its initial rays illuminate the sky, casting a mystical glow that is masterfully rendered in grayscale. The absence of color in the photograph enhances... Read More

Boulder Sunset Spectacular Serenity

January 5th, 2024
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As the sun sets over the hills, the sky dances with the magically changing colors of sinking sun. The photograph of the Boulder Mountains at sunset is a mesmerizing portrayal of nature’s grandeur, capturing the essence of this iconic landmark in a timeless medium. In this stunning image, the Flatirons, those distinctive rock formations near Boulder, Colorado, are silhouetted against the fading light of the setting sun, creating a dramatic and compelling visual narrative. As the sun dips below the horizon, its final rays illuminate the sky, casting an ethereal glow that is masterfully rendered. ... Read More

Boulder Sundown Spectacular!

January 4th, 2024

  Boulder is a town that merges fact and fantasy. This sundown picture does that very thing: mixing fact and fantasy, beauty and AI. The SECRET TO AI is to formulate the right question. It is reminiscent of the dilemma posed by having to deal with having three wishes from a Genie. One has to be very careful in the wording of the wishes, and if the wording is right, the resulting wish is a boon! Asked wrong, the result is wither bad or worse. This is an example of a “beautiful Boulder Sunset!”  Read More

Boulderite? Top Ten Hump Day “Tells” to Identify True Boulderites

January 3rd, 2024

  The Most Famous Boulder Flatirons; an Iconic Boulder View and Signature Image Top Ten Ways to Tell You’re a Boulderite on Hump Day: 1. You know it’s Wednesday when your morning jog includes more wildlife than people. Only in Boulder will a third of the morning animal spotting include protected species who have also made Boulder their home. Gray Rhinoceros Parent and Offspring    2. You’ve seriously considered replacing your office chair with a yoga ball… or already have. Or you’re going to McGuckins to look for a new one to replace your previous one. 3.... Read More

Boulder’s Controversial Holiday Decoration: Flagstaff Star

December 28th, 2023

If you’ve spent an evening in Boulder since November 11, then you have noticed the giant, lighted star outline on the western face of the Flatirons. What you might not know is how one simple holiday tradition became a hotly contested issue for Boulder citizens, and a medium of political commentary. The Flagstaff Star was originally displayed in 1947 but the Boulder Chamber of Commerce, who still own the start to this day. It was meant as a simply Christmas decoration aimed at uniting Boulder in the spirit of the holiday. The next year, the star began to transform. Shifting between a Christmas... Read More

Beauty of Boulder from the Skies: Aerial Photo Frames the Town with the Iconic Flatirons

December 22nd, 2023

A rare and truly remarkable picture captures the breathtaking beauty of Boulder from a perspective that few have experienced. This awe-inspiring aerial photograph beautifully frames the town, showcasing its remarkable landscape and highlighting the iconic Flatirons that have become synonymous with Boulder’s identity. From high above, the intricate details of the town come into view, revealing the harmonious blend of nature and human habitation. The photograph showcases the vibrant city nestled amidst a picturesque backdrop of towering mountains, verdant forests, and meandering rivers. The... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

December 17th, 2023

Meet Christine! Originally from Germany, she was driving through Boulder on a cross country trip with her husband. They spent the day bouldering in the Flatirons behind this beautiful city. In this picture she looks up as her husband ascends a tricky route on Mt. Sanitas. Only here for a few days, the couple enjoyed hiking and eating at restaurants here in Boulder! Nice to meet you guys, have a great time in America!  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

December 12th, 2023

Meet Allison! As a Graduate student in Architecture, Allison appreciates the sustainable lifestyle  Boulder has to offer and believes that “the mountains are a perfect remedy” for any break from the hustle and bustle. When she’s not hiking, snowboarding, or walking her dog,  After she graduates, Allison hopes to move back to Boulder and work as a licensed Architect; already looking forward to afternoons by Coot Lake and endless sunshine once again. Thanks Allison!  Read More