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Avid4 Adventure: Building a Lifelong Love of Outdoor Adventure in Boulder’s Kids

May 29th, 2020

Even in an active community like Boulder, children aren’t immune to the sedentary lifestyle that accompanies the tech revolution. Luckily, Boulder is rife with summer and school programs to compete with Angry Birds and PAW Patrol. Perhaps the most active and socially conscious program is Advid4 Adventure. This premier summer camp is on a mission to give kids the confidence and skills to participate in (and love) outdoor activities. Avid4 Adventure’s founder, David Secunda, notes the positive environmental and health impacts of connecting children with nature on the company website. “Avid4... Read More

Why Name a Lady Buffalo “Ralphie”?

May 28th, 2020

This title question, and the more general “Why a buffalo for a mascot?” answered below. Time to brush up on Buff history. Ralphie is the female buffalo mascot for CU Boulder. But why does this female buffalo sport a male name? And why did CU choose a bison mascot in the first place? The tradition began in 1934 when the university newspaper selected “Buffaloes” as the nickname for the university students. Three weeks later, a few students paid a rancher $25 to rent a bison calf and a cowboy to handle her. The calf had to be managed by all 4 students plus the ranch hand... Read More

Best Cheap Drinks in Boulder

March 17th, 2020

One of the things I love about Boulder is the number of places to get cheap drinks due to the large college population! Truly, this town is the town where you can you get a lot of strong drinks (sometimes served in pitcher form) for a decent price. After living in NYC for a year—and being scared by having to pay $18 for a single red bull vodka at a bar once—I am very here for Boulder’s cheap prices. Look no further for a guide to the best deal drinks in Boulder, and I’ll see you there. 1. Illegal Pete’s Illegal Pete’s is low-key the king of good, cheap drinks in Boulder! They have two... Read More

5 Amazing Restaurants to Try in Boulder

March 9th, 2020

I love going to eat in Boulder (I love going out to eat in general—who doesn’t?) I love a restaurant with a great atmosphere (a great vibe in a restaurant is my SCENE) and affordable food and drink that is quality! Winding down the day at a nice place with a few friends and drinks is one of my favorite pastimes. Sometimes picking out a new restaurant can always feel like a gamble; you never really know what you’ll get, especially because there are plenty of options in Boulder. Well, I got you, because these are some restaurants you certainly must try in Boulder; you really can’t go wrong... Read More

Top 3 Coffee Shops in Boulder

February 5th, 2020

One of my favorite things to do is go to cute local coffee shops on occasion! I love the variety of coffee shops, each one having a different little pizazz and style; makes paying $5 for a coffee (kinda) worth it if it’s a cute shop with a good atmosphere. In Boulder, there is no shortage of great coffee shops, and here are a few of the best. 1. The Laughing Goat Ah, The Laughing Goat is a favorite of the Boulder coffee scene and it makes sense why. A nice location a few blocks off of the busy Pearl Street Pedestrian Mall, the Laughing Goat is a nice little oasis. They have a tiny cute patio... Read More

The Best 11 Activities to Do During Boulder Winters

February 2nd, 2020

Winter gets cold in Boulder. It can be hard to bundle up and get out of the house, but the winter temperature should be no excuse. There’s lots of great activities to do in Boulder (even when it’s freezing outside), and that’s why this list has been assembled. Let’s get started. 1. See a Great Concert. Boulder has a fantastic music scene, partially because of its two incredible venues. The Fox Theater is a great, central venue to see concerts. It’s local, it hosts some incredible artists, and it’s got great personality. The Boulder Theater (pictured above) is... Read More

3 Christmas Light Displays to Get You in The Mood

December 6th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do around Christmas is to see all the different light displays! I’m too lazy to ever put lights up myself, but boy is it magical to see a bunch of Christmas lights brighten up a street or scene that looks quite normal in the daylight. These are some cool Christmas light attractions that are sure to dazzle you!   Mile High Tree This is a new attraction to Denver this year: a massive electronic tree on the side of Speer Boulevard! It’s a nice take on a big tree attraction for Denver, resembling something like a sister to the Rockefeller Christmas Tree in... Read More

3 Pumpkin Patches to Visit This Weekend

October 10th, 2019

Fall is here, and I am personally so here for it! Originally, I was mourning the end of summer and Leo season, but fall has won me over once again. I’m really in the mood to go all out on fall this year, and if you are too—welcome! Here are some great cute pumpkin patches to visit this weekend to get you in that cozy fall mood! 1. Rock Creek Farm A farm in Broomfield, this is a super cute pumpkin patch with some fun little activities! The best part of this patch? Admission is free! So, if you just want to chill and take in some fall vibes without worrying about an admission cost, this is your... Read More

Thriving and Surviving your first CU party

August 25th, 2019

As an incoming freshman, you’re going to hear a bunch of different things about the college party scene, some may be true and some may not. As a freshman, you should definitely go to at least one party to decide if you like going out or not. Partying is not for everyone, but you owe it to your social self to try it at least once. When I was a freshman, my roommate and I were wondering how you even hear about parties. She came back one day and said that someone told her to just wonder on the hill and walk into any party you hear/see. To me, that was super intimidating because I didn’t know... Read More

Top 3 Fun Hangs in Boulder

July 30th, 2019

1. Half Fast Subs  I LOVE Half Fast Subs! It’s got great prices on drinks and subs, and the dive atmosphere is my favorite. Located on Boulder’s ever-changing ‘The Hill’ district, the atmosphere has some old0-school charm. It’s a no-frills, low key establishment that feels very comfortable to hang out at. Kick back on the patio, drink a pitcher of Long Island Iced Tea—dubbed the ‘Strongo’—and laugh with friends. You can’t beat it.  2. The Spot  The Spot is a cool hidden gem that has a fine duality; you can climb and drink a beer. The Spot was the first bouldering gym to... Read More

Top 3 Restaurants in Longmont

July 25th, 2019

One of my favorite things to do is to go out to dinner with friends and get a nice meal and drink and catch up. I LOVE a good atmosphere at a restaurant—which can sometimes be tricky to find—along with great food and drinks. Don’t worry, because if you are visiting Longmont, I’ve got you covered!   BIN 46   “Located in Historic Downtown Longmont, across from the beautiful Roosevelt Park,  Bin 46 Owner Candy Campbell brings her own unique and eclectic, contemporary American cooking in an approachable, elegant format. Driven by her beliefs that beautiful food tells a story, she... Read More

Why I Love Going to Music Festivals

July 20th, 2019

I recently developed a love for music festivals! I share a deep love for the experience of a music festival, as it’s like nothing else I’ve seen. It feels like an EXPERIENCE over just another concert, hangout, etc. I love them for the way they bond us with others and create a sense of belonging. Here are some of the reasons I love them and why you should try going to one someday! 1.The Good Energy Every time I’ve been to a festival, the energy has been off the wall amazing. I am a big believer in vibes, and I’ve always felt nothing but good vibes radiating from people at the festival.... Read More

5 Tips to Save Money Going to a Music Festival

June 27th, 2019

It’s summer, which means it’s festival season!!! As in, music festivals! I personally love festival season and went to Electric Forest last year and Bonnaroo this year. Festivals can get pricey, but I was amazed by how much I could save with small money-saving hacks. Yes, you can go to a festival too and not be freaking out about money too! (Trust me, I know. Currently on a barista salary…haha) Look no further for tips to make festival season fun and affordable.   Bring Your Own Food.   This seems like a fairly simple and obvious idea, but planning out what food you bring is... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

November 3rd, 2016

Kyle is a slack line enthusiast.”Keep your eyes up and focused on a point in the distance.”, he gives as advice for first time slack liners. He enjoys challenging himself on the different type of slack lines that he sets up in the parks around town. Kyle also has a wide knowledge of fun group activities for all ages.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 27th, 2016

Marcus has the enthusiasm for life and rock climbing. “If you have a good group of friends,” he smiles, “then climbing is amazing!” While he just started rock climbing only a year ago, he has ascended some of the more challenging routes in the area.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 20th, 2016

“Put me on a mountain, and I can find my way around,” Dan Beerman begins, “but get me in a building, and I have no idea where I am.” Dan absolutely loves to climb. You’ll hear him shout positive phrases when you’re out on the rocks with him. He’ll show you the ropes and let you know what ‘knot’ to do. One of his dreams is to be able to take groups out climbing  in Colorado’s best climbing spots.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 22nd, 2016

“We must conquer the rock to show our mightiness.” comments Jonah on his experience rock climbing. This was Jonah’s first time climbing outdoors, catching a glimpse of what the rock’s in Boulder taste like. He has never done much climbing before, but due to the friendliness of the rock climbing community and the nature of climbing itself, he’s hooked. Even coming from a strong basketball background, he was still fascinated by Colorado’s  rock formations when he moved to Colorado.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 15th, 2016

Jeff’s favorite smoothie is filled with every kind of berry he can find in his kitchen. His most recent smoothie included strawberries, bananas, blueberries, raspberries, kale, spinach, chia seeds, and peanut butter. As a recent transplant from Minnesota, this dude is passionate about getting out there and talking to everybody we meet on the trail…for at least 10 minutes. We chatted to this one guy who is hiking the TMB (Trail du Mont Blanc) next month and another guy who flies glider planes in Colombia. Jeff can be seen hiking or running at Chautauqua or even climbing up the flatirons.  Read More

Grab a Coffin and a Turkey, Frozen Dead Guy Days is Here!

March 2nd, 2016

What on earth are we talking about today? Only the coolest festival in Colorado. Every year thousands gather in Nederland to celebrate our state’s most famous frozen grandpa with games, beer, music, and coffin races! Did we mention most events are free? A little backstory first: Back in 1993 it was discovered that Trygve Bauge and his mother Aud were storing Trygve’s grandfather with dry ice in the shed behind their unfinished house in Nederland. They wanted the body cryonically frozen in the hopes that someday grandpa would be resurrected by future technologies (nanobots, etc.). The... Read More

Boulder Nightlife this Weekend January 21-24

January 20th, 2016

For a lesson in etiquette and kicking zombie ass, Chem 140 is having an advanced screening of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies this Thursday at 7:00 pm. This is part of their Council Film Series. Admission is free and so is the popcorn. From 7:30-8:00 pm on Thursday, Boulder Book store is having Gayl Gray’s “Artscape Boulder, CO” talk and book signing. The book is filled with photographs of the public art of Boulder. Some of the artists will also appear at this event. You have to purchase a $5 voucher to attend but can use that towards a purchase the day of the event. If dance is more appealing... Read More