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August, Die She Must

September 6th, 2016

She stole the very beauty from the earth. He would try to continue to find it, but on the long drive through the canyon that morning, one that he never felt compelled to rush and instead enjoyed reveling in the less-touched pieces of land beyond the city, he could only speed, passing each car and feeling disgusted by the perfect trails of clouds, trails he would often look at as threads of heaven spun over the earth, feeling today that they looked instead like claw marks made by the hand of his own ache, raked across the face of God. The bright plumage of the Aspen forests and the rivers normally... Read More

Fear of the Fall

August 30th, 2016

I have a fear of heights, have had it as long as I can remember. I suppose that it’s more appropriate to say that I have a fear of falling, as the state of being up off the ground itself doesn’t really bother me. Years ago, when I visited the Eiffel Tower and was walking around the first landing, I felt no discomfort until I actually stood at the railing in order to see the city, a view of Paris that you can get nowhere else, and rather than focusing on the mesmerizing sprawl of tumultuous urban romance laid out before me, I could only see in a single vector directed straight at the pavement... Read More

Hiking Tips: 5 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness

August 19th, 2016

Whether you are from out-of-town planning a trip to beautiful Boulder County, you have family and friends coming into town, or you are a native, protecting yourself from altitude sickness is a must! Here are five tips to avoid getting sick while enjoying Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Get Acclimated. If you live at a lower altitude, it is best to avoid strenuous activity the first day or two after you arrive. Your body needs time to get used to the oxygen deficiency that comes with the higher altitude. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Because of Colorado’s arid climate, you are more likely to get... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

July 7th, 2016

“At least once a year, I try to go someplace that I have never been before. I love Boulder… it is and always will be my home-base. But there is nothing quite like exploring a city you’ve never been to, and getting to know complete strangers whose culture is different than yours. It’s important to me, though, to be a traveler and not a tourist. I don’t want to spend my trips blinded by my selfie-stick or so engrossed with posting my updates on social media that I forget to enjoy what’s right in front of me. So yeah, that’s my advice to the world: Travel.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

June 1st, 2016

“The best decision I ever made was moving out here. It’s beautiful, I mean that scenery, right? And the people are so friendly and happy. It’s been the best year of my life for sure.” – Ashley Stewart  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

April 8th, 2016

“I wanted to hike the seven summits; I still do. In fact I scheduled Kilimanjaro, but unfortunately one of my employees quit, and then before you know it another guy quit. I hired a replacement, that didn’t work. I keep telling people finding a good employee is like finding a girlfriend, if not tougher. It’s tough, you go through so much before you get somewhat quality. Now I’m doing the work by myself, a lot of it… But once I get that settled I’ll be back hiking again. For me I tell people I want to climb the seven summits because they understand that. But realistically it’s... Read More

Grab a Coffin and a Turkey, Frozen Dead Guy Days is Here!

March 2nd, 2016

What on earth are we talking about today? Only the coolest festival in Colorado. Every year thousands gather in Nederland to celebrate our state’s most famous frozen grandpa with games, beer, music, and coffin races! Did we mention most events are free? A little backstory first: Back in 1993 it was discovered that Trygve Bauge and his mother Aud were storing Trygve’s grandfather with dry ice in the shed behind their unfinished house in Nederland. They wanted the body cryonically frozen in the hopes that someday grandpa would be resurrected by future technologies (nanobots, etc.). The... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day

March 2nd, 2016

A special Boulder by way of Barcelona Faces of Boulder post today! As I am in Barcelona opening a photo show, I was able to spend time with my friends Osi and Itzik who are spending a year (or more) in Barcelona. partly because of me..but that’s another story. Osi and Itzik moved to Boulder from Israel with their two young children in 2003. Itzik was starting a new job and the opportunity was right. As you can imagine it was quite an adjustment. Osi remembers the first time they went to Safeway and were overwhelmed by the unfamiliar choices! When they arrived, she was nervous, but quickly... Read More

Boulder Weekly Events

February 14th, 2016

The Broncos won and Valentine’s Day is coming to an end. Even though the big events February is known for mightover, the fun can still go on! Check out what’s in store for this coming week: Monday, February 15, 2016 Is your kid the next “So You Think You Can Dance?” winner? They certainly can be starting with this Hip-Hop 1 class for ages 5 -12. Get ready to show off some moves combining hip-hop with jazz at 3:30 p.m. at Bob L. Burger Recreation Center for $60. Address: 111 W. Baseline Rd. Lafayette, CO 80026 Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Whether your schedule is full of work, school, athletics,... 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

Explaining Boulder County’s Name and Shape

February 3rd, 2016

Most of the West was divided up into straight-edged, boxy regions and subdivisions (take a look at poor Yuma County). Boulder County escapes the purely rectangular form of other counties in Colorado, and today we will tell you why. Plus, we will tell you why it’s named Boulder (but we bet you can guess). The need for Colorado to become a territory coincided with the secession of several southern states from the Union in 1861. Colorado applied for statehood that year, and offered the Union secure access to precious mineral deposits. Boulder County was one of the original 17 counties of... Read More

Kundalini Transformation in Boulder/Paradise

November 4th, 2015

What if you could powerfully transform your life by hanging out with friends in paradise? That’s the latest focus of Rachel Zelaya, founder and director of the Adi Shakti Kundalini Yoga Center of Boulder. What is Kundalini?  Kundalini describes the creative, life-force energy powered by the breath and flowing throughout the body. It can be activated by conscious practices designed to maximize your life force. The Kundalini Yoga tradition is one of the most holistic approaches to yoga: it includes asana, mudra, breathwork, meditation and mantra, as well as encompassing lifestyle choices... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

October 27th, 2015

Meet Mercedes! She is a fourth grade teacher and decided to take a small (much needed) weekend vacation to Boulder! Her first time in the city, she was blown away by the quirkiness and hospitality she experienced here.  Grabbing drinks and a game of pool, she was spending her afternoon hanging out at the Dark Horse. “Of course, Boulder’s natural beauty is iconic, but I have fallen in love with the small-town, friendly feel and the strong environmentalism I see here.  I have also enjoyed the wonderful restaurants with the world class dishes.  And the people definitely make Boulder... Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

October 26th, 2015

Meet Rob! Visiting from Texas, Rob was in Boulder this weekend visiting his daughter who is currently a senior at CU.  They were at Cottonwood Farms in east Boulder checking out the corn maze and picking pumpkins this weekend. Rob tries to make the trip to Boulder at least once a year and says that the college town atmosphere reminds him of being a student at the University of Texas about 30 years ago.  Being his fourth time in the city, Rob is nearly a native and is truly a proud Buff Dad.  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

September 16th, 2015

Meet Jimmy, Victoria, and Cody! These three have been traveling from all over in hopes of making it to Yellowstone!  It was all laughs for these guys as they were on Pearl in hopes of running into some kind spirits to help them out on their journey. “I’ve been in Boulder longer than expected, the lifestyle here has been what’s keeping us.  We hope to make it up north before it gets too cold though.” Said Jimmy, who has been traveling from Iowa. Victoria just graduated from College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, and plans on attending Naropa for grad school in the... Read More

US 36 Tolls: What to Know

July 29th, 2015

As I’m sure many of you readers have noticed, US 36 has recently added toll lanes onto the highway. This article is to inform you about the new toll lanes, how to use them, and why they exist. The new express tolls lanes are part of ongoing projects which CDOT has been working on openly for a decade. Only the express lane will be tolled, all the other general-purpose lanes will be refinished and remain free to all users. The express lanes are intended for carpool vehicles, Rapid Transit busses and tolled vehicles. If you intend to use an express lane, the fees and billing are handled by... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 23rd, 2015

  Meet Daniel! Daniel is an excellent longboarder and adventurer. He is also an amazingly talented photographer. Daniel takes awesome landscape photos, and his efforts to capture great shots take him all over the place! He has been all over Colorado, and even the world. Some countries he has visited include Japan, and the Galapagos Islands!  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

July 6th, 2015

Meet Leah and Joey! Welcome Buff class of 2019! Leah and Joey were visiting Boulder today to prep for their college orientation! Originally from Stockton, California; these two can’t wait to call Colorado their new home.  Joey is planning on getting a Business degree, while Leah is contemplating a a possible double major with English and Integrated Physiology with a minor in Business! “I visited a friend who was a freshman this past year here, and that was all it took for me.”- Joey  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

June 23rd, 2015

Meet Alina! Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania she is currently a student at Colorado College.  Alina enjoys hiking and recently attempted to hike the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine.  Unfortunately she developed bone contusions in her knee about half way through the 5-6 month adventure while she was back in Pennsylvania. Still a lover of the mountains, she spent some of her day today painting the beautiful Flatirons while her boyfriend was on a hike.  Read More

Faces of Boulder- Pic of the Day!

June 17th, 2015

Meet Nicole! Nicole is helping raise money for her Young Life to help send kids to camp! While some people think of bake sales or auctions to raise money, Nicole decides to let people pie her in the face! She’s from Denver, however she has heard of the various street performers here on Pearl street and thought Boulder would have the perfect crowd to help out her cause. Her and some friends had only been on Pearl for about an hour and had raised a substantial amount of money.  Go Nicole!  Read More