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Dynamic Boulder Landscapes: Views from the Front Range to the Valley

April 4th, 2024
green grass field with mountains during daytime

As the sun rises and sets, casting its golden hues across the land, the Front Range, the Divide, the Plains, and the Valley unveil a mesmerizing panorama that captivates the soul. The ever-changing beauty of these diverse landscapes offers a dynamic canvas of natural wonders, each with its own unique allure and charm. Let’s delve into the enchanting vistas of these distinct regions and discover the magic they hold. The Majestic Front Range Standing tall and proud, the Front Range paints a stunning picture of rugged peaks, lush forests, and cascading waterfalls. This iconic mountain range,... Read More

Sober Curious in Boulder: Discovering Fun Beyond the Bar Scene

March 2nd, 2024
person holding woman wearing white tank top standing beside big rocks near mountain during daytime

In Boulder, the idea of having fun without alcohol isn’t just a possibility—it’s a lifestyle many embrace. Whether it’s to sharpen their edge in sports, boost overall health, or simply enjoy life’s moments more fully, Boulderites are finding that sober fun can be even more rewarding than the alternative. Here’s the how and why (in reverse order). Why Go Sober in Boulder? Memorable Moments: Being sober means being present. You’ll remember the laughs, the conversations, and the stunning views without the haze of alcohol. It’s about truly experiencing the moment and being able to... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

September 6th, 2023

Jack and his friends were enjoying a nice day outside. They’re all students at CU and told me that they like to get away from campus sometimes. Every now and then it’s good to change your surroundings and take a breath of fresh air. Something about the wilderness in Colorado makes it easy to refresh. Jack and his friends are thankful to be so close to landscapes as beautiful as the one pictured. Boulder is a great place for people to get outside and take advantage of the nice weather. This day in particular was celebrated with food and music in a beautiful setting.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

August 8th, 2023

Carrie’s passion’s are writing music and sharing her love for the  mountains with her son. She loves that Boulder has a vibrant music scene and she can run to the mountains for inspiration and connection. On a night she doesn’t have her son, you can most likely find her at a Gasoline Lollipops show or another local band. Thanks Carrie for sharing your story!    Read More

Empowering Youth Mental Health: The Healing Power of Nature and Purpose

July 28th, 2023

Introduction: Welcome back to the eighth week of our EmpowerGen column! As we continue our journey, we shift our focus to a pressing issue affecting youth in both Boulder and Baja: mental health. The rise in suicide rates, school shootings, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has heightened the urgency to address mental health challenges among young individuals. In this article, we will explore the transformative potential of connecting youth to nature and purpose, backed by studies and articles that showcase the healing power of these experiences.  Read last week’s EmpowerGen Article... Read More

Jill’s Journey: Unleashing the Power of Youth and Genius at Playa Puertecito

July 19th, 2023

In our exploration of the transformative realm that is Playa Puertecito and our ‘Boulder to Baja’ adventures, we have encountered remarkable individuals who embody the spirit of youth empowerment. This week, we shine a spotlight on Jillian Runkle, a beacon of inspiration who has been igniting change via PeaceJam and other projects since the tender age of nine. Her unique perspective on the diverse spaces and worlds that intertwine within and beyond Playa Puertecito unveils profound insights and a passion for creating a world where many worlds fit. If you are interested in reading last... Read More

Flower Essences – Bringing back our connection to Nature

May 12th, 2023

Herbs, flowers and trees have all been used for healing for thousands of years. It was an English physician, Dr. Edward Bach, who developed a range of remedies made with the healing energies of flowering plants and trees in the 1930’s. His collection of 38 remedies have been used widely since then, and his technique for preparing them has been used by others to create essences from many other flowers. Bach was committed to creating a simple system of healing that anyone could learn to incorporate into their lives for everyday healing. They do not treat physical illness directly, but by restoring... Read More

The changing of the season – exploring the equinox

September 22nd, 2022

Yesterday I spent my morning amongst the flora and fauna of mountain land, tending a beautiful garden of wildflowers and native plants, herbs and roses.  As I spend more time working with the earth and the plants, I begin to feel the cycle of the seasons come alive in me. If you know me, you know I can’t resist a good metaphor, and a change of season is ripe with meaning for our own journey.  So, inspired by the nature of the season, I have been pondering a few questions. We are approaching the autumnal equinox, one of only two times in the year when day and night are of equal length.... Read More

‘Forest Bathing’ is the Newest Trend in Colorado

September 11th, 2022

The trend does not include actual bathing, luckily, and does not necessarily even need to take place in a forest. Instead, forest bathing is an act of meditation and mindfulness meant to help you connect with nature, others, and yourself. “The point is to slow down and truly tune in your senses to the nature that surrounds you,” certified forest therapy guide Leona Campbell told Denver7. “We make our way though sight, what are the sounds, how does this feel, what are the smells?” she said. “Just a way of bringing ourselves into the present moment in a way we so rarely do.” Forest bathing... Read More

Outdoor Pic of the Day – Lakes Above Boulder

June 7th, 2022

Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More