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To many folks Labor Day Weekend is a bittersweet end-of-summer weekend, to some it's the kick-off to football season, and to others it can be just a leisurely, lovely and long weekend to enjoy cook-outs, friends, family and down-time.  Boulder has many terrific opportunities to enjoy this last "official" end-of-summer weekend and here are a few of our favorite picks.  

  • CU Buffs Football - CU Buffs vs CSU Rams - Friday, August 29, 2014 at 7 p.m.  Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado, or head to your favorite sports bar.
  • Boulder Farmer's Market - Saturday, August 30, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Central Park, Boulder  http://www.boulderfarmers.org
  • Boulder Outdoor Cinema - Saturday, August 30, 2014, sunset.  Bring your
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Boulder area schools are in full swing and back in action!  School playgrounds are filled with energetic and active kiddos. Families are walking hand-in-hand to and from school and it's a bit less challenging to find parking at Target.

BVSD continues to excel in comparison to the rest of state as seen by the latest standardized test scores. High school students tested particularly strong in math. The district also achieved gains in high school reading and writing from last year to this year.  Boulder Valley's composite ACT score was 23.5, up slightly from 23.4 the year before and well above the state average of 20.3.  Superintendent Messinger said the scores show the district "maintained its strengths." For full results go to:

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Recyclethon was a Huge Success-

Thank you to everyone who brought hard to recycle electronics to our annual event. It was fun to see everyone.  Numbers just in; 7,604 pounds of electronics to recycle.  11 CRT Monitors, 20 Televisions, 29 Certified Hard Drive Destruction.  All and all a great day!  

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  Let us introduce you to Mitch, this eight pound chihuahua is ready to find his forever home. This spunky guy may be a little shy at first, but once he gets to know his new owners he will offer nothing but loyalty and love. Just ten months old, this chihuahua mix gets along well with other animals, and does best with older children that will give him his space when he needs it. Mitch has been busy working on some new tricks, why not let him show off for you during a visit? Who knows, Mitch may be that furry friend you've been missing.      Say hello to Tumble. Tumble is a domestic long hair mix and he loves to snuggle. At just 6 years old, this hunk-o-love weighs in at ten pounds. Tumble would make a great addition to any household, he…
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Gunbarrel Neighborhood in Colorado

Beautiful views, active lifestyle, great schools, fun restaurants, these are all the things to love about Boulder. Late night college parties, traffic, limited parking, and high home prices are often the cost to live in such a desirable location. You can have it all though. 

Only 6 miles northeast from downtown Boulder, Gunbarrel is a 10 minute drive away from downtown Pearl Street. Gunbarrel is so close, the business district is annexed to Boulder City.  It’s still within biking distance, but far enough away to enjoy a quiet evening on your deck overlooking acres of open space, farmland and even the green tees of Boulder Country Club.

Boulder Country Club Scenic Picture

Don’t love traffic? You have a newly remodeled full-size grocery store full of organic options. Like to eat

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Mapleton EEC
No two children are alike, so no one preschool can be the best for everyone. However, according to the Center for Early Childhood Education, "Research findings on play and play-based preschools have remained consistent over many decades: The frequency and complexity of play in the early years predict later school achievement."

So which is the best play-based preschool? Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) was aiming for just that when they invested 4.9 million in Boulder's first public school exclusively for preschoolers. 

Mapleton ECC Field

Open from 1889 until 2003 Mapleton Elementary had long been the community center for the popular Mapleton neighborhood of Boulder, CO. Nestled against the foothills and shaded by its namesake silver maple trees, this

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     Meet Hodge, this Australian Cattle dog is just over a year old and is looking for a new family. Hodge is a shy boy, but is very loving. He would do best in a quiet home that is ready for an active companion. This guy weighs in at 67 pounds, so be sure you're ready for all that doggie love! Hodge does well with other cats and dogs, so he would make a great new pal for any furry friends already at your house. Come meet Hodge today and fall in love with this spunky guy.       Meet Chubs. Chubs is a domestic short hair mix and is two years old. This bundle of furry love is looking for a loving home of any size. Chubs would be happy to make friends with pets already in the home, and would love a daily ear scratch. Why not come meet Chubs…
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"A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself." 
― Laura Gilpin   One of the Smith family's favorite summer activities is rafting, camping and playing on "the river" ... any river that has whitewater!  We just spent six glorious days and nights on the Green River in Utah, and what a perfect way to start the summer.   Floating down the river while taking in nature's spectacular beauty including beautiful canyon rocks and walls, hiking historical sites where Butch Cassidy and the Hole in the Wall Gang used to hang out, swimming in natural spring water, camping on sandy beaches, and falling asleep to the rushing sound of the water, were some of the pleasures we experienced while on the river.  We hope you enjoy a…
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Thus far this year home values continue to rise across the Boulder Valley as demand exceeds supply. New construction throughout the eastern portion of Boulder County has augmented a portion of the increased buyer demand, but resale listing inventory has plateaued, with monthly home sales somewhat mirroring monthly listings entering the market.

              In late June/2013 there were 1,353 active single family home listings in Boulder County. At the end of June/2014 that number stood at 1,284. Sales of single family homes through June/1014 are down 10.40% compared to through June/2013 (1,543 vs. 1,722). Attached unit sales for the same time periods are comparable (645 vs. 648).  

              Below is a brief overview of sales values by

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What Kind of Moxie Mom are You?

"All moms know... it takes moxie to be a mom. Moxie Moms brings moms together for screamin' deals & social fun! Moxie Moms save 15% or more on everything!"

Active Athlete

This mom works baby and toddler into her fitness routine by bringing them along in the jogging stroller.  She does triathlons with her active friends.  They gear up at Boulder Running Company and meet for a swim at Colorado Athletic Club before swinging by Max Muscle to pick up nutrition supplies. 

Mountain Mama

Mountain mama loves the Rockies and its wildlife. Her children harvest eggs from backyard chickens and know every inch of Boulder’s extensive bike trail system. They hang out at Boulder Rock Club and geek out on gear at Outdoor

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