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Boulder Fire Details

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With this latest fire, over 1,800 Boulder Colorado residents were asked to evacuate their homes yesterday and the breaking news for today is that the evacuation was lifted.  And according to the Daily Camera, mandatory evacuation orders remained in place overnight for at least 139 Boulder County residents and 1,700 people within city limits west of Seventh Street, from Canyon Boulevard on the south, to North Street on the north. Also, Boulder Community Hospital’s Maxwell and Mapleton facilities were also evacuated and will remain closed Saturday. The hospital’s north Broadway location was not affected.  Read about how the fire started and more. Read the rest of this entry »

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Miller Farms Fall Harvest Festival

harvesthandsThe family farm invites you to be a farmer for a day; spend the day harvesting and learning about Colorado produce.  Miller Farms has been in production since 1949 and they enjoy teaching folks of all ages about how produce is grown.  And what an awesome deal – the admission fee included harvesting plus all activities at the farm including the cost of the produce.   Spend the day at the farm (not far from Boulder/Lyons/Longmont), then go home to enjoy the taste of locally grown vegetables.  Some activities besides harvesting include barrel train rides, huge corn maze, antique tractors, real monster truck, giant dirt hill, and hay pyramid. 

 

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Where Can You Find 25 Cowgirls Dancing On A Bus?

bbbtBilly Banjo’s Bus Tours, of course!  So, let me tell you what I partook in last evening.  It all began in Boulder Colorado where a group of good friends decided to do a customized bus tour (with a cowgirl theme no less).  Dressed to the nine;, we were decked out in boots, rodeo shirts, big-buckled belts, and cowgirl  hats!  Even Banjo Billy had on his chaps as he drove us downtown to Pearl Street and up to Chatauqua.  Now, if you’ve never seen or heard of this bus, you have to have to realize that this is not your average tour bus.  And if you’re a group of twenty five cowgirls, get ready to whoop, yeehaw, dance, and party your way around town.  You’ve got to read more.

 

 

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All Aboard! Rhythm On The Rails And More!

 

Don’t miss out on all the free summer concerts happening in Boulder County like the Award-Winning Rhythm on the Rails in Niwot Colorado.  It’s a ten week summer concert series held every Thursday at Whistle Stop Park featuring bands such as Elephant Revival, Hazel Miller, Bonepony, musicmanontracksThe Strolling Scones, and more great performaces.  Niwot is located just 5 miles east of Boulder and is known for its charming community.  While listening to awesome music, enjoy food from local vendors and shopping!  See you at the bandstand!  Click here for more summer concerts, fairs,  and music opportunities.

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Advice On How To Bike To Work And Still Smell Ok…..

officemanYes, I am seriously writing about this!  I need to write a fun blog and since it’s Bike and Walk to Work Month, why not?  June is the designated month for biking and walking to work and the month is filled with events in Boulder Colorado. Bike to Work Day will be  held on Wednesday, June 23. It is presented by GO Boulder and coordinated by Community Cycles. First celebrated as Bike to Work Day in 1977, the event has grown and continues to encourage thousands of commuters to explore their transportation options.  Serious facts provided by the City of Boulder about 2009:

  • 7,137 people signed-up for Bike to Work Day
  • 1,670 (nearly 25 per cent) of those who signed up biked to work for the first time
  • 322 organizations in Boulder County  participated in Bike to Work Day
  • 144,759 car miles were saved by those that did not drive and instead biked, teleworked, carpooled, walked or rode transit on Bike to Work Day.
  • Way to go Boulder!!!!!  Now for some not so serious information on how to realistically bike to work and not stink out your co-workers. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Rockygrass – is that some kind of new weed?

    Well – in Boulder Colorado  it could be!  With over 40 dispensories, growers, in home care services and herbal medicine shops just in Boulder alone with ” medical marijuana” names such as Bubbua Kush or Blue Dream.   iStock_000010938018XSmallNope!   In fact Rockygrass  isn’t something you plant or smoke! It’s a bluegrass festival in Lyons Colorado that happens every year in July. Lyons is located 15 miles north of Boulder Colorado and the festival is held at Planet Bluegrass Ranch on Hwy 35 just northwest of Lyons.  Just 25 minutes from Boulder and 1 hour from either Denver or Ft. Collins it’s known as one of the best bluegrass festivals around the country.   Three Days of sun, music, river wading and floating, good food, camping, and exquisite scenery!   Check out this years music lineup! – Doc Watson, Sam Bush, Tim O’Brien, and Tony Rice, just to mention a few.  Read on for more info Read the rest of this entry »

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    Colorado Children’s Day: Boulder County Family Week

    funGot kids?  How about family visiting from out of town?  Well, this is your week Boulder County Colorado!  It’s family week, which obviously means a weekends worth of activities designed for the whole gang.  If you’re from Lafayette, enjoy time spent at the Bob Burger Recreation with FREE ADMISSION for the kiddos!   The Longmont Museum and Cultural Center is hosting hands-on games including a water game and solving the Sweet Beet Puzzle.  Keep reading for more details on these activities and more.

     

     

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    No Phone Zone Pledge

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    The Troia Team is supporting the newest initiative instigated by Oprah Winfreyherself.  NO TEXTING WHILE DRIVING! While it’s a nationwide promise, we are honoring it here in Boulder Colorado as real estate agents and concerned members of our city.  It all began in a local community near our county, Fort Collins Colorado when earlier this year, Shelley and Daren Forney, lost their 9-year-old daughter. Erica, who was on her bicycle, just 15 pedals from her front door when she was hit and killed by a driver who was distracted by the cell phone. Erica’s death was senseless and stupid because it was caused by a phone call that just couldn’t wait.  Just recently I was driving next to someone who had both hands on their phone and their elbows were on the steering wheel…….”steering”!!?!?!? I was scared to be on the road next to him.  Read more about this important cause and help to prevent unnecessary deaths and accidents.

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    Why Coldwell Banker? The Whole Story.

    The Coldwell Banker StoryColdwell_Banker_LogoI’ve been on a lot of listing appointments lately with spring arriving here in Boulder Colorado and included in the listing presentation are reasons why to choose Coldwell Banker.  I, myself even had to ponder the reasons why to choose one brokerage company over another when becoming a real estate agent.   Upon intensive research and endless appointments with recruiting office managers, I went with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and The Troia Team.  Here’s why I did and why you should as well.

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    Rockies Baseball 2010

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     The Troia Team Realtors of  Boulder Colorado love Rockies baseball.  Because we also love our clients, we throw a client appreication game day each year in which we provide free Rockies Tickets and a pre game party.  Last year it was held on the rooftop of LoDos, serving food and beer.  Then, we all headed to the game, providing free popcorn and snacks.  It’s always a blast.  Many of you have already participated  in a game, forever loyal to your local Denver team.  Read more about the Rockies season and history.

      

     

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