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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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New Listing: 5010 Buckingham Rd in Boulder Colorado

frontBoulder’s best buy on BEAUTIFUL light and bright, end unit townhouse.

Awesome features include:

Over 1000 square feet with ATTACHED 2 car underground parking garage. 

An A/C that will knock your socks off !!

 Also includes a  large shaded private patio, which is south facing. Great for outdoor dining and bbq’s.  patio

All newer and updated appliances, and the washer and dryer are included!   Read all about this great deal on an affordable home.

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eTown – 2 decades of hope and inspiration in Boulder

microphoneBoulder Colorado is well known for it’s musical prowess, it’s even been compared to Telluride, with a great small town feel and a real respect for the environment and healthy living.   eTown radio show, started 2 decades ago by Nick and Helen Forster,  saw an opportunity to bring together a diverse audience and provide  inspiration from the power of music as well as dialogue on social and environmental topics.  Read the rest of this entry »

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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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    A Memorable Finish. Bolder Boulder Race Coverage.

    It brought tears to the eyes of some and whether or not you’re an emotional person, all were touched by the outcome of the professional men’s race.  Some witnesses are saying it was the most memorable and sportsmanlike finish the Bolder Boulder has ever seen.  In case you weren’t  the 50,000 participants and observers to watch the finale you may not know it was an Ethiopian dominated race.  But what’s so special about the outcome is the three friends who crossed the finish line abreast and holding hands.  Lelisa Desisa, Tilahun Regassa and Tadese Tola (friends from Ethiopia) made it difficult for officials to declare a winner as they were linked together through the finish.  What a truly amazing sight to witness.  For more coverage information, click here. Read the rest of this entry »

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    Take a hike, in Boulder CO that is!!!!

    One of my favorite things to do is take a hike.  Weather it is a short afternoon trip or a long challenging trail that takes me to isolated alpine lakes over a few days, hiking gives more than it takes.  In Boulder Colorado there are plenty of trails to choose from and a variety of degrees of difficulty amongst those trails.  You can jog up the red rocks trail and take a look east over our beautiful city.  Or you can drive a bit north and start at 4 a.m. to conquer Pikes Peak.  Trust me, you will need a bit or training for that one.  If you enjoy the outdoors, are looking to get in shape, or just need to blow off some steam than take a hike. iStock_000004875103XSmall Read the rest of this entry »

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    Connecting Kids With Music In Boulder Colorado

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    The Rocky Mountain Center For Musical Arts located in Boulder Colorado provides access to the best of the world’s music through education and performance.  Because their mission is to inspire and connect community member of all ages with the joy of music, they have an awesome summer program designed to connect children with music.  Some are directed at teens called “Masterclasses” and they are for advanced and serious middle and high school age students.  Your children will gain new insights into their instrument through performance and listening.  Instruments include clarinet, violin, french horn, and cello. The Center also provides access to rehearsals, free and open to the public! These occur at Chautauqua Auditorium.  You can just drop by to sample the excitement of live classical music in the most charming venue in town.  Any Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 12:30pm. Read more about the opportunities for children of all ages and concert dates.

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    Boulder Summer Camps

    summer_camp_School is ending for the 2009-2010 year and with that comes the need to find childcare for the summer.  As a working mother in Boulder Colorado, I am always looking for a great summer camp or two around the county.  And since real estate is really picking up, I will need plenty of full-time child care.  Over the years, my children have attended YMCA, Science Discovery,  and Avid4Adventure.  These are all fulfilling camps providing not only supervision but stimulating activities as well.  Did you know that YMCA camps have been voted the best day camps 4 years in a row!?  Wow, you can’t beat that kind of award.  It’s nice to feel reassured that while your child is away for the day; that they are learning, having fun, and being well taken care of.  At the YMCA Day Camp, children can enjoy all sorts of adventure including archery, swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, and new friendships.  A wide variety of programs are offered for children ages 5-17, with special programs designed just for teens.  Want to hear about more camp opportunities?  Read on. Read the rest of this entry »

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