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Posts Tagged With ‘ Longmont ’

Left Hand Knows Nitro

September 29th, 2017

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

Something’s Brewing in September

September 8th, 2017

Happy September everyone! Who’s excited for this months brewery events? I know I am, and there’s quite a list to chose from! Here are a few upcoming beer events in the Boulder area, to get you through this busy month: Taproom Yoga @ Left Hand: Venture up to Longmont this Saturday morning for some free all-levels yoga, which happens to pair perfectly with a complimentary beer. So grab your yoga mat, fill that stomach (before downing a brew), and stop by Left Hand’s taproom at 11:15am this Saturday, September 9th! Also, be sure to check out Left Hand Brewing’s Longmont Oktoberfest... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

October 24th, 2016

 Meet Dan and Elliot. These guys are fly fishers. They’ve been doing this for years now, and on a warm Sunday at 4pm they decided to come to Boulder Creek to fish for trout. You are not allowed to keep the trout that you catch in the creek, so they just get a hook and toss it back in. But don’t be fooled, just because these guys are fishing in Boulder Creek doesn’t make them new to the sport. Dan recently trekked all the way to Montana to fly fish with his dad, battling massive fish in raging rapids with just his rod and his hands. They like the atmosphere of the creek in Boulder,... Read More

Community Growth Through Community Gardens

May 10th, 2016

School is coming to a close, the weather is warming up, summer is on its way. For many of us in Boulder this means enjoying the sunshine as much as possible, whether it be through extreme hiking and climbing or just some good old fashioned lounging. If you’re looking for a novel way to reconnect with your sun drenched self, you might consider checking out one of Boulder’s brightest gems, its community garden system. Boulder County is home to 12 community garden sites, eight of which are located within the city limits. Growing Gardens, the organization responsible for the garden spaces, is... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

February 5th, 2016

Have you ever sat down for a haircut and found yourself unexpectedly sharing your whole life with the person behind the scissors? Well, this adorably cheery stylist is definitely one of those people that makes it easy to see how that happens! Meet Morgan! This easy-going cosmetologist works at JCP Salon in Longmont. Morgan’s mom is a cosmetologist as well so it was an obvious career path for her to choose and she is a natural! Morgan’s favorite part of her job as a Senior Stylist is experimenting with color and new techniques. She’s the kind of person you can give free reign if you’re... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 24th, 2016

Say hello to Cherie! Taking her dog Emery on walks in our amazing state is just one of the things this Florida native loves to do since moving to Colorado 2 years ago. “The magnificent, incredible views and weather are unbeatable!” she said when I asked what drew her here. Cherie manages two full service salons in Longmont and Ft. Collins which keep her extremely busy but when she does have a bit of downtime she heads west. Hiking, driving through the mountains and camping are all things she loves to do with her family. When she can’t get outdoors, relaxing or working on ceramics are two... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

July 7th, 2015

Meet Jerry! Jerry is a 10 1/2 month old Newfoundland puppy originally from Canada!  He’s easily about 100 pounds, but still has 50 more to go before he is considered a “full size” Newfoundland. This handsome guy now lives in Longmont with his loving owner, and is putting his looks to the test being a show dog.  He is about to compete in his fourth show, and was spending some of his day playing with other pups at Valmont Dog Park! His owner claims that the movie “Best in Show” is an accurate representation of the dog show world.  We’re all rooting for you... Read More

Big Beards, and Even Bigger Beers : Groẞen Bart Brewery

April 5th, 2015
Grossen Bart Brewery Boulder

I remember the day in high school, all those years ago, when my German teacher, Frau Sussak, expressed to me the virtues of learning German. Like any student who somehow gets caught up in Deutsch, rather than a perhaps more functional language like Spanish, I started to question whether learning German was actually worth my time, being in, you know, America. Around my junior year, I decided to express these concerns to my teacher, a kindly woman who had been in the industry of teaching kids western Europe’s most distinctive (and perhaps, most made fun of) language for some thirty years.... Read More

Free Fun with Your Local Parks Department

March 19th, 2015

Entertainment is rarely completely free these days, as the performers on Pearl Street frequently remind passerby during their shows. Hanging out in your locals parks is of course free, but unless you’ve taken the initiative to bring a bunch of books to study and are yourself already a skilled observer, you might not learn anything new. Fortunately many park departments in the area are happy to provide you with experts and educators to lead you through the outdoors. There are free nature programs for everyone, and most parks departments host programs throughout the year to suit different interests... Read More

Christmas Fun Around Boulder County

December 11th, 2014

It’s clear around Boulder that the holidays are in full swing. Just look toward that giant lighted star in the foothills and you know its time to do something festive. So here’s a list of many festive things going on right here in Boulder County. Boulder Christmas with the King Singers, Mackey Auditorium on Thursday December 11, 7:30 p.m. A Broadway Christmas Carol, University Theater CU starting on Friday December 12, at 7:30 p.m. and reoccurring on December 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st “If Charles Dickens had huddled with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and Matt Stone... Read More

Save Money by Going Green: Travelling Boulder and the Frontrange

November 23rd, 2014

  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

Christmas is Coming, and the Festivities are Beginning!

November 20th, 2014

As you’re getting ready for Turkey day, preparations for Christmas are already in full swing. It seems like everyone starts getting ready earlier and earlier each year. But can you blame them, Christmas and all the festivities it brings are a lot of fun! So here’s a couple of events coming up in Boulder County to get you in the Christmas spirit. Boulder –Switch on the Holidays, November 23, Sunday 5pm, Downtown Boulder Join Santa and the City of Boulder for a free holiday music performance and the lighting of the Boulder County Courthouse –Winter Sidewalk Sale, Friday... Read More

Happening Halloween Festivals

October 23rd, 2014

Its that spooky time of year again and if you’re looking for ghouls, ghosts, and goblins, look no further than your local parks! This upcoming weekend and Halloween weekend are sure to be filled with festivals and fun activities in and around the parks and public areas in Boulder county. Here’s my list of where to check out the frightful and fun fests: Boulder Halloween Carnival Oct 24 3-5pm at South Boulder Recreation Center This indoor family fun carnival has lots of activities for the little ones! Halloween Havoc Skateboard Contest Saturday Oct 25 10am-4pm Scott Carpenter... Read More

Al Pastor and IPA at Cyclhops.

October 18th, 2014

At the northern end of Boulder County is the sprawling town of Longmont, home to more breweries, farms, restaurants, sweet shops and cows than you could shake a stick at.  And more places open up all the time, drawing more people to Longmont.  Oskar Blues is a fixture of Longmont, providing support to the community with food, beer and charity.  Their Can’d Aid rallied around Longmont, Lyons and Boulder to help out after the floods last year and are still going strong.  In June, they helped carry out the 4th annual G’Knight Ride, a town-wide bike ride for families that culminated... Read More

No Clue What You’re Doing This Weekend? I’ve Got Some Outdoors Ideas!

October 9th, 2014

Even though it’s raining today, there’s still plenty of time to go play in the parks before winter hits! October offers all sorts of different activities and events in the parks of Boulder county. If you’re not sure how to get started, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to check out this assortment of events: Friday Oct 10 –Day of the Dead Opening, Longmont This is Longmont’s regular 2nd Friday downtown event but with a Day of the Dead twist, featuring storytelling under the stars, trolley rides, Day of the Dead art at the Muse Gallery, and a tour of the Longmont... Read More

Fall is Here, Get to the Parks Quick to See it!

September 22nd, 2014

There are few things better than taking a walk through shades of yellow, orange, and red, nestled in your favorite old sweater and hearing the crunch of freshly fallen leaves underfoot. Ahh, it is fall once again. Time for pumpkin spiced hot beverages, football games, and of course leaf-peeping. Fall officially begins tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23, on the Autumnal Equinox.  The days are getting shorter, and if you’re so lucky as to not spend part of your morning commute driving, biking, riding the bus, or walking in the dark, then you might be able to figure it out by looking at the... Read More

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