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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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Picture Courtesy of Boulder Book Store

Boulder is home to many published authors, and with such an inspirational setting it is easy to see why they have been so successful. Whether you want to read about the city or just pick up a summer read from a local author, you will find a little bit of everything from Boulder authors. Here are some of our favorite books from writers that call Boulder home.

The Six-Minute Marathon: A Guide to Life as a Lawyer by Andrew Hartman -This local author is the director of the Experiential Learning Program at the School of Law on the University of Colorado Campus. The book provides plenty of anecdotes of success and failure and plenty of advice about how to cope with being a lawyer.

Colorado's Iceman and the

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As the Daily Camera was being torn down outside our office we had the pleasure of having Clif Harald, with The Boulder Economic Council, and Liz Hanson, with the City of Boulder, present at our recent monthly meeting.  It was a fun and very insightful look at Boulder and the economic engine that drives our city in paradise.

Diversity is the name of the game in Boulder, from high tech to back-to-basics natural foods, the City of Boulder provides jobs for 100,000 individuals.  There is a job for everyone; man, woman and child in Boulder.  Seeing a 1 to 1 ratio is very rare.  If you look at Denver as a comparison, Denver has 1.5 million jobs for a population of 3 million, or a 1 to 2 ratio.  Fort Collins runs at 1 to 1.5 ratio.  The Colorado economy

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Image via Boulder Daily Camera
Image via Boulder Daily Camera

The Fourth of July is coming up fast, have you made your plans? We've gathered a list of our favorites to give you some ideas for the big day. 

Why not start the day off at the Boulder Reservoir for their Star Spangled Splash? This day in the sun begins at 8am with a 5k, followed by a volleyball tournament at 10am. Grab some food from one of the food trucks that will be hanging out in the sand, and dance the afternoon away to the live DJ. This party ends at 6pm, and does not include fireworks, but is a great way to get a head start on celebrating.

Once you have your fun in the sun it's about time to settle in for a fireworks show. If you want to stay in Boulder, head on over to Folsom Field on the CU of Boulder

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We all love the convenience of our tablets and smart phones these days, so why would we not expect our kids to be just as attached? I think as parents, we know our kids could use a little less time in front of a screen, but that isn’t always easy. Now that school is out you have even more chances to get out there and un-plug with your kids. The more you get the family away from the screens, the longer you’ll stay away too. Our kids are learning by example, so let’s help them see the fun that awaits them without their iPad in tow.  Here are some of our tips to get un- plugged.

First things first, keep it simple. Too many options or toys in a room can be very overwhelming to those little eyes. Try setting up a table with just the dinosaurs or the Play

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