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Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

February 4th, 2023

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Walk your way to joy! Finding peace, one step at a time.

February 2nd, 2023

One of the greatest challenges we find along our life journey or spiritual path is to feel love and compassion for ourselves. It requires that we treat ourselves well, and give ourselves time and space to be still, to re-fuel, to rest and to gather our resources.’Self-care’ is a term we hear a lot now, and it means just this – finding ways, no matter how small and seemingly unimpressive, to find some peace for a moment. In this busy and pressured lifestyle we often have, we need this time to rest and to remember who we are and how we operate without the busy-ness. When we choose to... Read More

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder

February 2nd, 2023

Discover the 10 Best Hikes in Boulder Outstanding hiking trails await you in the city of Boulder, Colorado.  Featuring incredible scenery, Boulder’s tracks provide unforgettable challenges for novices and experts alike.   Before starting out on any hike, always make sure you are prepared for the elements. Well-fitting, broken-in hiking boots are essential – along with several layers of appropriate clothing and a hat. Make sure you take enough drinking water, snacks, emergency food supplies and a medical kit. Don’t forget that your skin can lose a lot of vital moisture during long hikes,... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

February 1st, 2023

Meet Amanda! Amanda is a Colorado native and was on campus for her Peoples of the South Pacific class!  Amanda is a senior this year pursuing her Anthropology degree at CU. Though Anthropology degrees require classes in all aspects of the field (i.e. Archaeology, Cultural Studies, and Linguistics) Amanda enjoys the Biological field, which includes Primatology the most.  When thinking ahead towards opportunities after graduation, Amanda’s ideal job would be working with primate conservation and working with monkeys!  In her free time Amanda is always seeking out a new adventure, from road... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 30th, 2023

Jack moved to Boulder four years ago after growing up in Buffalo, New York, a much different atmosphere. “The people here are so active, and don’t look at you funny while running around in short shorts,” Jack comments on the people of Boulder. He was drawn to Colorado for the outdoors, and loves exploring new hiking trails and getting lost in the mountains. Along with the physical exercise, he enjoys tasting all the beers Colorado has to offer, although he can’t choose a favorite because he doesn’t want “any breweries to kick him out.” The laid back ambiance of Boulder helps him... Read More

[Video] Chautauqua Park in Boulder Colorado

January 26th, 2023

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Hike of the Week: Flagstaff

January 22nd, 2023

Flagstaff is one of the those hikes that the locals know and is popular with tourists, so if you haven’t checked out Flagstaff, you must put it on the list as one of the trails to do before summer ends! Like many of Boulder’s hiking trails, Flagstaff offers a variety of options for hikers; unlike some of the other nearby trails, the summit can also be reached by road which I have heard is a popular date night spot for its incredible views of the city, the Continental Divide, Indian Peaks Wilderness, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Also, if you have the time, be sure to check out Flagstaff... Read More

3 Tips for Traveling With Your Arthritic Dog

January 22nd, 2023

Having a senior dog with arthritis requires a lot of care and empathy from your side, because your dog won’t be able to communicate exactly what’s hurting, where it’s hurting, and when it’s hurting.  For this reason, you’ll need to be extremely thoughtful of everything you do involving them, and try your best to not stress or strain them in any way.  If you take some time to study your dog’s behavior, you’ll be able to figure out what he doesn’t mind doing, and what causes him pain. For instance, your dog may not have trouble standing up and walking around, but he may try to... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

January 19th, 2023

“Running clears my head and is a great way for me to relieve stress. I try to get out every day for either physical or mental reasons. I love it because it gives me a freedom unlike anything else. I can zone out completely or focus on certain issues and work it out in my head. Most importantly, beer tastes that much better after a solid run.” Thanks for the insight Josh!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

January 17th, 2023

Meet Lauren and Caitlyn! They were hanging out by Boulder creek today waiting to meet up with their older sister and go to Sweet Cow!  Originally from Albany, New York this is their second time in Boulder.  When asked what their favorite part of Boulder is they replied “everything,” but more specifically they enjoy hiking and being outside.  They are in town for two weeks and excited on experiencing as much as they can with their Boulderite sister as a guide!    Read More

CU’s Ice History

January 17th, 2023

Students and professors at the University of Colorado, Boulder have been studying the effects of black carbon on ice and snow in ecosystems around the world. Black carbon is the byproduct of fossil fuels and wildfires and can be carried long distances via atmospheric transport. Researchers use molecular analysis and have so far proved that Greenland’s ice sheet has been effected by wildfires burning all the way in the Canadian Arctic. Wildfires are predicted to increase in the future, threatening to negatively impact other ice sheets across the globe. According to Scientific America, climate... Read More

Taking a Stand! History of Protests in Boulder

January 14th, 2023

Boulder has been known for quite some time for being the ‘cradle of the hippie’, known for its dedication to nature and the environment, liberal ideologies, and a place for both artists and intellectuals to gather in a friendly, local space. In light of the recent holiday, and some of the protests we have seen around town, I thought it would be interesting to take a trip through history and remember some of the past protests in Boulder that has helped shape the city. In the 1950’s the Rocky Flat Plant was established in Denver, CO to manufacture and produce nuclear weapons during the Cold... Read More

Boulder’s Top 3 Rated Hidden Gems

January 12th, 2023

There are numerous hidden gems to visit in Boulder. Here are the top three rated hidden gems in Boulder, Colorado according to the most recent Trip Advisor reviews: 1 – Eldorado Canyon – The Colorado State Park system includes Eldorado Canyon State Park. It was founded in 1978 and is situated in Boulder County, close to the city of Boulder. The park is 885 acres in size and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. Eldorado Canyon stands out as a destination for local rock climbers. The state park is well-known for its stunning sandstone walls, which are dotted with thousands... Read More

Looking Back – World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

January 12th, 2023

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

Boulder’s Dog of the Day!

January 10th, 2023

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You Never Knew These Fun Facts About Boulder’s Famous Flatirons

January 8th, 2023

In 1953, Dale Johnson climbed the third peak on roller skates using ropes and belays. They have a 55-degree slope on average. A white “CU” was painted on the side of the third flatiron until the city painted over it in 1980. For those with particularly sharp eyes, it can still be seen. In 2010, Stefan Griebel speed-climbed the east face of the third Flatiron in only 5 minutes 59 seconds. The rocks are nearly 300 million years old and took their current shape around 60 million years ago. The Flatirons are also referred to as “The Craqs” and “Chatauqua Slabs.” The... Read More

Boulder Skyline Traverse!

January 7th, 2023

Boulder, CO, often known as the Boulder Bubble, is a magical place. It is a place where hipsters, bros, and outdoor enthusiasts gather. There are likely just as many yoga studios as there are dispensaries, hiking trails often appear in the middle of neighborhoods, and you can witness people biking to work in the middle of a snowstorm. The ambiance is so strong it is almost visible, and what better way to view the Bubble than from five separate peaks that make up the Skyline Traverse. In one very long day, you can summit Mount Sanitas, Flagstaff Mountain, Green Mountain, Bear Peak, and South Boulder... Read More

Coldest Recorded Temperature in Boulder ~ Top 3 on Record

January 7th, 2023

Many of us have moved to Boulder, CO  (elevation 5,328′) for the amazing weather and the 300 days of sunshine a year. Unfortunately, the weather in Boulder in the Wintertime can get COLD and very uncomfortable at times. Just remember Spring is around the corner! According to Extreme Weather Watch, here are the Top 3 Coldest Days on Record for Boulder, Colorado: The coldest temperature in Boulder, Colorado history is -33.0 °F which happened on January 17, 1930. 2)  February 8th, 1936  -27.9 °F  3)  December 22, 1990  -24.0 °F      Read More

Four Great Boulder Trails you Didn’t Know Existed Until Now

January 5th, 2023

You owe it to yourself to gaze upon the beautiful landscape around Boulder, and the best way to do that is to start exploring some trails. Marshall Mesa Loop Marshall Mesa Loop is a great hiking trail to start with. It’s an easy hike, only 3.3 miles, and it gives you a brilliant view of the Flatirons. This is the kind of trail that you would see on a postcard and say, “Wow, this looks like a pretty cool place, I would probably enjoy walking around there.” This is also a dog-friendly trail, so your four-legged companion can also join you on your outing here. The trail also has seen its fair... Read More

The Most Popular Activities for Families in Boulder

January 5th, 2023

Family Statistics for Boulder:  – 33.9% are married – 7.9% are divorced – 33.8% are married with children – 12.1% have children, but are single (Data provided by bestplaces.net) According to the most recent Trip Advisor data. The following are the most popular family activities in Boulder, as voted on by visitors: 1 – Flatirons: The Flatirons are a group of rock formations in the western United States, near Boulder, Colorado, that are made up of flatirons and other irregular shapes. A group of five huge, numbered Flatirons may be found on the east slope of Green Mountain,... Read More