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Interest in Bird Watching On the Rise as Americans Head Outside

May 3rd, 2020

As coronavirus restrictions continue, Americans are forced to recognize things they may not have been paying attention to before. Bird watching is one category that has seen a spike as people have the time and the opportunity to head outdoors and take up a new hobby. Many Americans have personally noted their own interest in bird watching, but the numbers don’t lie either. Downloads of the National Audubon Society’s bird identification app in March and April doubled compared to this time last year, and unique visits to its website are up by a half-million. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology... Read More

Virtual Boulder Happy Hour With Your Favorite Local Restaurants April 30

April 24th, 2020

People are going stir crazy without a good Colorado beer to hold them over, and local Chambers and restaurants have banded together to fix this with a virtual happy hour. Boulder will have their virtual happy hour via Zoom on April 30 from 3-4 pm, and any restaurants can join at no charge. Restaurants are encouraged to have a short (1 minute) presentation on something they can provide with the current restrictions, such as coupons, gift card deals, or a discount for takeout or delivery. To participate, restaurant owners should fill out the form at bit.ly/2RXyCof. Attendees can register for the... Read More

6 New Social Distancing Rules for Keeping Hiking Trails Open in Boulder

April 24th, 2020

Physical activity is still considered essential activity, and for the time being, many trails are still open in Boulder for hiking and biking. However, government officials have closed some and considered closing others because of the huge mass of people that keep arriving at them, making social distancing difficult. Here’s six rules for social distancing to ensure that we can keep the trails open! 1. Hike like a pro–know when to go Expert hikers and bikers know the best time to go is in the early morning and late evening when trails aren’t so full. This is especially true now... Read More

CU Boulder Professor Says People Exercising Outdoors Should Be Farther Than 6 Feet Apart

April 1st, 2020

Jose Jimenez, a professor of chemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder, says that people exercising outdoors, an activity that is allowed under Gov. Polis’ stay-at-home order, should be exercising much farther than the designated 6 feet apart. Jimenez said, “The best analogy is when someone is smoking tobacco or marijuana. Think about how many times you have walked by people and smelled tobacco or pot smoke that someone else had exhaled. Often, those people were farther away than six feet.” “If that happens, we are inhaling the contents of someone’s lungs with limited dilution.... Read More

The Digital Decameron

March 27th, 2020

Ten writers. Ten days. One hundred stories.   And so, at last, it has come to this: The world ends, not with a bang, but a whimper, not a bomb, but a bug. We don’t ride out in a blaze of glory in a nuclear explosion, but it all ends in the pestilential isolation of our screens. We have been ever-further socially distant for years, but now that it’s a mandate, we seek ever more connection through our last remaining (fiber optic cable) lines. It would serve us well to remember that in this, as in all things, nothing is new. We are only as we ever have been and will always be, in times of... Read More

Mountain Lions Prowl Streets of Boulder Due to Social Distancing

March 26th, 2020

As humans are staying indoors  and having less contact with wildlife, officials are unsure of what this means for animals that are getting used to this new routine. Pictures of mountain lions freely roaming the streets of Boulder have been posted on social media, and the police have confirmed they have been getting calls about the animals as well. 797 11:26 AM – Mar 23, 2020 Twitter Ads info and privacy Officials have said that wildlife activity does generally increase this time of year, but they are unsure if the quarantining will affect the animals’... Read More