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Are the Boulder Flatirons Remnants of Ancient Beaches?

January 29th, 2024

You will learn how Boulder’s iconic Flatirons formed. Turns out, Boulder was once beachfront property. The Flatirons are Boulder’s favorite portion of the Fountain Formation, a geological formation of mostly red sandstone. This sandstone, more appropriately called “arkose” gets its color from the pinkish feldspar contained it it. This red rock makes up the Red Rocks of Morrison and the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. The Fountain Formation stretches from Colorado Springs all the way to Wyoming. The reddish color is due to the concentration of feldspar in the sandstone,... Read More

Boulder’s Bittersweet Farewell: Embracing Change by the Pacific

October 15th, 2023

Leaving Boulder, the place I called home for three decades, was a decision that tugged at my heart, but it illuminated a profound truth – change can be a catalyst for wonderful things. In our comfort zones, it’s easy to become complacent, sticking to routines that feel safe and familiar. But sometimes, venturing into the unknown, embracing change, is where true growth happens. Boulder, a town I deeply loved, had undergone a transformation, and the changes were unmistakable. The peaceful streets I once strolled had given way to congested roads, the cost of living soared, and the town’s... 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

Unveiling the Extraordinary: A Journey of Youth Empowerment at Playa Puertecito: Boulder to Baja EmpowerGen Adventure Series

July 14th, 2023

Last week, we embarked on an unforgettable adventure to Playa Puertecito, a place where the magnificence of turquoise waters merges with the enchantment of nature. Read last week’s article written on the land here.  As we continue to explore the profound connections and transformative experiences that unfold in this remarkable sanctuary, we are reminded of the immense power of youth empowerment and the remarkable stories that emerge from young changemakers. Ulysses Diaz, a volunteer and local community builder, in his contemplation of our purpose in this beautiful place, prompted us to... Read More

Diving into a World of Wonders: Boulder to Baja Adventure Series on EmpowerGen

July 7th, 2023

A Journey of Co-Creation: Playa Puertecito Immersed in the mesmerizing turquoise waters, a sense of awe washed over me as a blissful puffer fish found solace in my hands. The gentle strokes from 28-year-old Victor Vargas Junior, one of the stewards of Playa Puertecito, created a connection that words cannot fully capture. If only tears could mix with the surrounding water, I would have wept with overwhelming joy. Victor, the son of my esteemed business partner, is not just a steward but also a part-owner, embodying the intergenerational vision we strive to cultivate at Playa Puertecito. Alongside... Read More