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Boulder’s Ballooning Beauty: Scenic Flights and Iconic Landscapes

September 12th, 2023
4 hot air balloons just having landed. All bright colors.

photo credit: Lenny Frieling Boulder, Colorado, renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, offers a truly unparalleled ballooning experience. On a crisp, clear day, against a backdrop of azure skies and the snow-capped peaks of the world-famous Continental Divide, the art of ballooning takes on a whole new dimension. The photo captures the essence of this remarkable adventure, showcasing the vastness of Colorado’s natural wonders. The combination of hot air ballooning and Boulder’s stunning landscapes creates an experience of a lifetime. The snow-capped peaks of the Continental... Read More

Why You Should Shop at Farmer’s Markets

July 16th, 2023

Farmer’s Market season! If you’ve never shopped at a farmer’s market before, you may not be as excited as I am. Luckily for you, I’m here to tell you why you should be! Get Seasonal The food you buy at farmer’s markets is fresh and local, so the selection changes based on what is ready to harvest. This is a great excuse to try new recipes and eat like our ancestors did. Variation is good for your body and keeps cooking exciting! Support Your Community Farmer’s markets specifically focus on showcasing local farmers and producers, so you know that anything you... Read More

4 Great Fishing Spots in Boulder County

June 22nd, 2023

Looking to relax? Get out in nature? Get some delicious fresh-caught fish for your table? If you’re fairly new to fishing or usually drive a long way to get your fix, I’ve got some good news: you can find great fishing spots right here in Boulder County! 1. Wonderland Lake Size: 34 Acres Depth: 13ft at max depth Species: Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Carp, Bullhead Location: Trailhead off of Broadway and Sumac Boats and Wading prohibited 2. Viele Lake Size: 6 acres Depth: 15 feet at max depth Species: Yellow Perch, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Carp, Pumpkinseed Sunfish,... Read More

Local Pizza Shop Places in Top 10 at International Pizza Expo

April 10th, 2023

Pizza is undoubtedly one of the most popular foods worldwide. It is enjoyed by people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. There are many reasons why pizza is so well-liked, including its versatility, affordability, convenience, and the sheer number of variations and toppings available. Additionally, pizza has become a cultural staple, with many people associating it with gatherings, celebrations, and even comfort food. One of the factors that contribute to the popularity of pizza is its versatility. Pizza can be customized to suit different tastes and dietary preferences, making it an ideal... Read More

Rabbit Mountain Hike

November 19th, 2022

  Rabbit Mountain is large wide-open park just north of Longmont and south of Lyons off of Hwy 66. The park boasts a total trail miles of 6.1 and is open to hikers, leashed dogs, equestrians, and bicyclists. I recommend heading for the Eagle Wind Loop Trail, 2.5 mile loop. After you head up the trail from the parking lot, you’ll reach the service road and then begin the Eagle Wind trail. It is not a super steep incline at any point but there is an incline. The trail winds through open meadow to mountain brush and ponderosa pines giving multiple views to the western mountains and then... Read More

Number One Earning Zip Code in Boulder Metro Area

April 21st, 2022

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning zip codes in Boulder, CO, using data from the US Census Bureau. Zip codes were mapped to cities using Simple Maps. To rank counties, the 5-year estimate median household income is used. Education and occupation have a significant impact on salary, but where a person lives can have a favorable or negative impact on their overall wages. It’s not just about the tax rates and living costs in a particular place. According to a Brookings study, location determines a significant range in earnings: For example, the median income in Sebring, Florida is... Read More

Save Money by Going Green: Travelling Boulder and the Frontrange

December 5th, 2021

  According to the American Public Transportation Association, “the transportation sector produces one-third of greenhouse gas emissions in the united states.” This means that being concerned about the future of our planet includes being concerned with how you are getting around. One option might be moving closer to where you are travelling to, but you might want to consider the alternative forms of transportation in our modern city. Luckily, this is Boulder, where we have great alternative methods of transportation such as B-cycle, the regional bus system, and eGo carshare. B-cycle There... Read More

Top 3 Things to do in Longmont

April 2nd, 2021
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Motto: “You Belong in Longmont” 1. Take the little ones to Sunflower Farm Sunflower Farm originally began as an Educational Demonstration Farm in Longmont where kids could learn about farming, nature, and the community. The Farm has since grown into a preschool and school-age program that is welcome to the public to feed animals, participate in farm chores, or play on the playgrounds. So, pack a picnic, and head down to Sunflower Farm to get a real taste of country life! 2. Load an arrow at High Altitude Archery Have you ever wanted to try your hand at shooting a bow and arrow? Well now... Read More

Left Hand Knows Nitro

June 6th, 2020

Anyone out there wondering what makes a nitro, a nitro? You are? Alright, well let me give you a little lesson with the help of the Left Hand Brewery. It’s no secret that Left Hand Brewing Co. is Number 1 when it comes to nitros, so I made my way up to Longmont to learn from the best. They sure did teach me a thing or two about these bodacious beers, and of course I had to test a few to grasp the full experience. After talking to a few employees, I came up with a quick guide to nitros: Basically, a regular beer uses 100% carbon dioxide during the carbonation process, while nitros do not.... Read More

Mountain Lion Found Napping Under SUV in Garage in Longmont

June 2nd, 2020

Wildlife officials have relocated a mountain lion that snuck into a garage in Longmont and fell asleep under an SUV. The animals was tranquilized in the garage, then released in the Arapaho National Forest. Mountain lion sightings are usually more common in Boulder, Niwot and Lyons, just west of Longmont, however mountain lions are known to utilize urban areas for food, including livestock and domestic pets. This can be dangerous for humans, but mountain lions usually stay away from people.  Read More