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

July 12th, 2017

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

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

Thriving and Surviving your first CU party

August 12th, 2016

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

Why Name a Lady Buffalo “Ralphie”?

March 23rd, 2016

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

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

Trivia, Music, Art and Black Holes: Weekend Event Guide for 01/07/2016-01/10/2016

January 6th, 2016

The weekend is near, and Boulder wants you to come out and play. Moe’s Original BBQ will have their inaugural Geeks Who Drink at 7:00 pm on Thursday January 7th. See how much useless knowledge you have retained over the years in a test of your trivial mettle. Moe’s will be having this event every Thursday night. For a delightful show in a unique setting head over to the Goorin Hat shop. The Robin Lewis Band will be performing on Friday, January 8 at 5:00 pm. Goorin Hat Shop is located off 943 Pearl Street. Listen to the melodic crooning and dreamy string accompaniment with the twang of a banjo,... Read More

New Years Weekend

December 30th, 2015

It’s the last night of 2015! As the year sloughs off, anticipation shudders through the city. A milieu of parties throughout Boulder prepare to ring in the New Year. The night is brimming with potential with something happening at almost every bar. Here are a few suggestions if you are looking for someplace to celebrate. The trappings of Boardwalk empire come alive at West End Tavern’s New Years Eve Roaring 20’s Bash on Thursday, Dec 31, 2015. The evening of revelry will begin at 8 pm and go to Midnight. This evening does require a reservation so make sure to get yours! Tonight the... Read More

December events in Boulder the 17th-20th

December 17th, 2015

  December 17th, Star Wars fans will be out in droves, worshiping at movie theaters as The Force Awakens. Cinebarre Boulder 11 and Century Theatre will be teeming with longing anticipation. Elation and trepidation intermingle as those who have not yet seen the latest installment wait for their chance to see the something they have been yearning for, for over a decade. They will not be met with disappointment. If Star wars does not hold your favor, and Rockabilly appeals to your sensibilities, Reverend Horton Heat is playing at the Fox Theater December 17th. They will be joined by The Bellrays,... Read More

Weekend Nightlife 12/10-12/13

December 10th, 2015

The weekend approaches holding promise for those looking for possibilities. The Festival of Lights reaches its fourth night as candles in menorahs are lit. Strings of lights decorate the branches and rooftops of Boulder, and the holiday season continues its embrace. Tonight at the Fox Theater, check out Gravity A’s Talking Heads Tribute. Greener Grounds and Kinetik Groove will be opening for this loving tribute to the uniquely brilliant and iconic Talking Heads. Door open at 8:30pm and the show starts at 9:00 pm. If you want something more low key for the evening, the West End Tavern is having... Read More

Boulder Insider Weekly Events – October 12-16

October 11th, 2015

Hello and welcome to the first writing of the Insider Weekly Events Column! My name is Savannah Kruger and I want to introduce you to the hidden magic of Boulder. My intention for this column is to help you easily and joyously connect with the Boulder Community. Whether you’ve lived in Boulder your entire life or you’ve just arrived, I hope to invite you to compelling gatherings that will help you have incredible experiences and build incredible relationships. This column won’t be focusing on the typical goings-on, but rather the smaller, more intimate, important events that people in... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 16th, 2015

  Meet Alex! She is a sophomore at CU Boulder and spent the day tubing down the creek! After all the heavy rain in the early summer, the water has finally slowed down enough to float down! Although Alex says the water is still very, very cold. Even though it was a sunny day, she never totally got used to the water temperature and was trying her best not to flip over in the rapids. However, it didn’t work and she was fully dunked under a few times! Alex chose Boulder because of its beautiful campus and all the fun outdoor activities and is happy the weather is getting nice enough to... Read More

World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

July 14th, 2015

Have you ever looked at the Hill and thought “I would totally ride a giant slip and slide down that.” Well you are’t the only one. Is 1000 feet going to be long enough for you? That’s 3 football fields. July 18, 2015, a Guinness World-Record holding waterslide comes to Boulder, and will carry thousands of sliders down the landmark Hill. The slide will be placed on 13th street and will open at 9am. Sliders are organized into waves due to the sheer number of them—23,000 people are “Going,” according to Facebook. Unfortunately for those just hearing about it, the event is sold out, but... Read More

Beyond Walk-The-Dog: BoCo Hosts 2015 CO Yoyo Contest

June 23rd, 2015

This story begins, like many radical Boulder tales, on Pearl Street. Outside of the Into The Wind toy store on Saturdays you can find several young men spinning colorful toys at mind-boggling speed. This is the BoCo Yoyo Club, founded in 2014 by Steve Knabe and Hunter Momberger. The club has met every possible Saturday for more than a year now. They gather on Pearl Street, and rock everything from yoyos and kendamas to spin-tops. If you haven’t heard of these toys, check out the club for some free and unique entertainment. Wanting more than their Saturday meet-ups, Hunter and Steve decided... Read More

Faces of Boulder-Video of the Day!

May 1st, 2015

Click here to see the video:  Taylor Noyes  Check out Taylor Noyes!  The link above will take you to the Video of the Day–an awesome trick by Noyes! Noyes’ goal is to eventually win the world yo-yo competition.  He has been doing this art for ten years, starting when he was only twelve years old! Noyes has Aspergers and he says that he loves the yo-yo because he gets to work with his hands.  Yo-yoing has allowed him to open up and start conversations with people-something that is hard for him. Noyes is a spiritual soul.  “I like Shambhala and the Dao De Jing.” he... Read More

Sphero: The Ball That Does It All

April 16th, 2015

Thought the time for toys was in your past? Or that they’re only for your kids to play with? Think again! Get ready to stop, drop and roll with Sphero (literally this toy will actually do that!) the app controlled ball that does it all!   Sphero is a toy ball that combines technology and software with the physical play, movement and hardware of a toy. This sphere, hence the name Sphero, is made up of a high-impact polycarbonate shell that holds an Orbtotix Smart Robot inside. Compatible with iPhones and iPads using iOS 4.0+, Bluetooth-enabled smartphones and tablets as well as Andriod... Read More