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11 Hiking Tips that will Make your Friends Think that You are the Greatest Outdoorsman Since Bear Grylls

June 9th, 2020

Hiking is one of Boulder’s best summer activities. It’s a great way to get outside, see some sights, and catch up on the latest gossip with some friends. Nature is unpredictable though, and hikers must always be prepared for everything. That’s why I’ve prepared a list of hiking tips. 1. Stay hydrated. Staying hydrated is absolutely key for hiking. Dehydration causes headaches and altitude sickness, which are the last two things you want to encounter on a trail. Another thing that you don’t want is Giardia, which is a very unpleasant infection that will force you... Read More

Mountain Lion Found Napping Under SUV in Garage in Longmont

June 2nd, 2020

Wildlife officials have relocated a mountain lion that snuck into a garage in Longmont and fell asleep under an SUV. The animals was tranquilized in the garage, then released in the Arapaho National Forest. Mountain lion sightings are usually more common in Boulder, Niwot and Lyons, just west of Longmont, however mountain lions are known to utilize urban areas for food, including livestock and domestic pets. This can be dangerous for humans, but mountain lions usually stay away from people.  Read More

Boulder Moose Makes its Way Downtown to Relax in Cemetery

May 18th, 2020

It’s almost unknown to see a moose coming down from the mountains to go deeper into Boulder, especially as it gets warmer, but one female moose was looking to spend some time in Boulder’s Columbia Cemetery. “Moose do come down from the mountains from time to time, but overall I would say that is out of the norm,” a Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesperson said. “About once a year do we get a moose make it into the metro area and we have to move them back up into the mountains.” Colorado Parks and Wildlife is hoping that the moose will go back into the mountains soon so it does... Read More

Proposed Residential Development on Celestial Seasonings Property

March 6th, 2020

Celestial Seasonings first got in trouble way back in 1999 when it poisoned some prairie dogs that lived in the property surrounding the factory. As a way to prevent this from happening again, the surrounding area has been protected and serves as a buffer for Celestial Seasonings that does not impact the wildlife. Now, this safe space is being slated for a residential development, which is raising concern with the community. A community member pointed out that this may not even be legal, saying, “The animal activists … supposedly made a contract with (Celestial Seasonings) that these... Read More

This Saturday: New Colorado Holiday to Celebrate Value of Public Lands!

May 16th, 2017

There is a great respect and appreciation for the public land here in Colorado, and the majority of Colorado voters in 2016 “opposed efforts to turn national public lands over to the state.” (Conservation Colorado 2016). With this sentiment in mind, Colorado made itself the first state to create a holiday focused on appreciating the benefits received from public land. Be one of the first to celebrate this holiday on this coming Saturday, the 20th of May, as it will be the one of the first celebrations ever of Colorado’s New Public Lands Day! Colorado’s public land holds great value and... Read More

Calls of the Wild at Heil Valley Ranch

October 2nd, 2014

< If you have gotten out to some of the foothills and montane parks around the county lately and sat for a quiet moment amid your mountain bike race down the mountain or perhaps your run up the hill, then you may have heard a strange whistling kind of noise. It is not the sound of elves frolicking, it is actually a love song. The bull elk is calling out, just like a love struck teenager, for some companionship from a cow elk.  The call is a bugle and can be heard now during elk rut.  The only herd of elk that lives out their entire lives inside the borders of Boulder County calls Heil Valley... Read More

Four Great Boulder Trails you Didn’t Know Existed Until this Particular Blog Post

May 9th, 2014

After a long and cold winter, the warm weather has returned once again, turning Boulder into a lush summer environment. 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... Read More