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Are You Dehydrated?

August 16th, 2018

Above-average temperatures are expected to continue to grip the West this summer, according to the latest outlook from The Weather Company, an IBM Business. From the Plains to the Great Lakes and Northeast may slightly above- average temperatures through August. In short, it’s hot! Summer is an obvious time for concern about dehydration. Mild dehydration can have adverse effects on mood and energy. Sometimes the signs of dehydration are less obvious than thirst and fatigue. Dehydration can be caused by hot, humid weather which increases sweat and fluid loss, but dry heat is actually more harmful.... Read More

Interconnected

August 13th, 2018

Take a breath. Exhale. Take an even deeper breath. Exhale. You just connected with every living thing past, present, and still yet to come. The very oxygen each one of us is presently breathing has been in the lungs and blood stream of every living thing that’s spent one second of life here. That same oxygen in your lungs has contributed to the life of every flower that’s ever bloomed, every tree that’s ever sprouted, every bird that’s ever flown, every fish that’s ever swam, every animal that’s ever run, and every human that’s ever entered this world. We’re connected to one another... Read More

02-06-2018

February 5th, 2018

The quiet side of nature. To see full picture, please click on the date. Photo by Brad Fagan.  Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of The Day!

September 10th, 2016

Water in my opinion is the key to life. Makenna adds to this by stating that water is to say the least, relaxing and peaceful. Peace being something that we as humans have fought for and looked for now for centuries. Makenna, being a CU graduate, presents the idea that we’ve been looking for something that has been right here in front of our faces. Water! Though she never grew up near the ocean, she spent quite a while on Lake Michigan. There she realized that the water is peace, the water is life, the water is Home! Thanks Makenna!  Read More

Fun on the Water: Gross Reservoir

July 30th, 2015

Tucked neatly into the foothills past Flagstaff Mountain, you’ll be amazed you haven’t been to this beautiful water body since you’ve been living in Boulder. Gross Reservoir has 10.9 miles of shoreline and it’s totally not gross. I visited the place last weekend, driving up the backside from Coal Creek Canyon. As soon as we came around a bend, the reservoir was visible sitting under hills and mountains. Clouds hung overhead, and the dark water reflected the surrounding hills. It was pretty epic looking! We took turns going out on a stand up paddle board on the still water.... Read More

Faces of Boulder – Pic of the Day!

July 16th, 2015

  Meet Alex! She is a sophomore at CU Boulder and spent the day tubing down the creek! After all the heavy rain in the early summer, the water has finally slowed down enough to float down! Although Alex says the water is still very, very cold. Even though it was a sunny day, she never totally got used to the water temperature and was trying her best not to flip over in the rapids. However, it didn’t work and she was fully dunked under a few times! Alex chose Boulder because of its beautiful campus and all the fun outdoor activities and is happy the weather is getting nice enough to... Read More

World-Record Slide on Boulder Hill!

July 14th, 2015

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

The Most Effective Beauty Product Ever Is Already In Your Home

February 21st, 2015

Truly. Assuming your home is in the first world, which, if you’re spending your free time cruising internet beauty blogs, I think I can safely assume you’re not in extremis, you already have the greatest beauty product ever right there at home: water. Most folks don’t drink nearly enough water. Coloradans probably skew the average with our ever present sport bottles, but even then we’re probably not consuming as much as we should. I may just be speaking for myself. I’ll be honest. In the past, not drinking water was a deliberate time management strategy for me. When I went... Read More

The Victories of Boulder County Sustainability

January 12th, 2015

2015 is a new year, full of potential. While there is a collective hope for a more sustainable future not just locally but across the world, it is important to not forget sustainability’s local victories that have already happened.   Boulder county is a region where there has already been notable successful sustainable reform.  According to Boulder county’s website, sustainability means “The use, development and protection of resources in a way that enables Boulder county residents to meet their needs and maintain a high quality of life, without compromising the ability of future... Read More

New Water Shortages Means More Expensive Food on the Horizon

December 21st, 2014

One of the largest agricultural producing regions of the United States is under grave danger from water shortages.  According to Mercury News, “The Central Valley, home to the world’s largest swath of ultra-fertile Class 1 soil, is the backbone of California’s $36.9 billion a year, high-tech agricultural industry. Its 6.3 million acres of farmland produce more 350 crops, from fruits and vegetables to nuts and cotton, representing 25 percent of the food on the nation’s table”.  This modern day bread basket of the United States produces a quarter of the food that... Read More

The Most Beautiful Beach of Lake Tahoe-Sand Harbor

December 9th, 2014

If there’s a place on earth that most resembles what heaven looks like, it is without a doubt, Lake Tahoe. Fortunately, for us Californians and those living in the area, we’re accustomed to going to this paradise as part of our weekend getaways growing up and as part of our normal lives. However, never should this place be taken for granted, or looked past for a second. Lake Tahoe is simply breathtaking. The lake is 13 miles long and 6 miles wide, totaling 72 miles of coastline all the way around. The water can be mistaken for resembling waters like those in the Caribbean or even Fiji, however,... Read More

Protect Our Country From Fracking’s Unchecked Environmental Crimes

December 8th, 2014

The oil and gas industry in the United States is exponentially growing due to the use of a relatively new technology called hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking. In fact, the United States is on its way to becoming the number one exporter of oil in the world.  While fracking in the United States has allowed for increased oil and gas production, it is far from benefitting the United States in other important sectors. Fracking is done by injecting a mixture of dangerous chemicals, water and sand into shale deposits at high temperatures.  This mixture is then pulled back to the surface... Read More

Back by Popular demand: FREE float sessions!

October 17th, 2014

Due to an overwhelming response last time, we contacted the guys at Cloud Nine Float Center again and they’re giving away even MORE float sessions! What is floating? Well, have you ever experienced zero gravity before? If you’re not an astronaut, then that’s likely a big “no,” but for today’s Pay-it-Forward-Friday, you don’t need to be a big fancy astronaut to experience zero gravity. In fact, all you need to do is just relax.  At Cloud Nine Float Center, relaxation is key. They use state-of-the-art sensory deprivation tanks that use skin-temperature... Read More

Pay-it-Forward-Friday: A Legendary Inner Tubing Expedition, No Cash Required

July 11th, 2014

The Boulder Creek is currently flowing at a perfect level for inner tubing enthusiasts, and the summer temperatures only make it even more tempting to go relax in the fresh mountain water. A common problem many people have, however, is that not everyone owns an inner tube. Luckily, that’s not a problem today. We’ve teamed up with Whitewater Tubing and we’re giving away TEN free inner tube rentals to ten lucky winners! These tubes aren’t just your standard black rubber tubes, either. These state-of-the-art “super tubes” (see below) are 54 inches in diameter... Read More