Boulder, CO

This category is for information and blog posts related to Boulder, Colorado.

There are currently 705 blog entries related to this category.

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
141 Views, 0 Comments.

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:

70 Views, 0 Comments.

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!  

214 Views, 0 Comments.

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

553 Views, 0 Comments.

 

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

483 Views, 0 Comments.

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

273 Views, 0 Comments.

 

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

413 Views, 0 Comments.

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

274 Views, 0 Comments.

 

RE/MAX Alliance and Koelbel and Company are excited to announce Boulder's newest single family home community TrailCrossing at Lee Hill.  This great new community will be offering 31 homes for purchase from just over 1,200 square feet to more than 3,000 finished if you choose take advantage of the developer's options for a finished basement.  Single or two car garages are available on homes.  The homes were designed by the renowned architectural team at Coburn Development, and take full advantage of this unique location and the Boulder Lifestyle.  New homeowners will be pleasantly surprised by such quality in Boulder with prices starting just below $500,000, and range up to the mid $800,000's.

 

TrailCrossing will be a unique, special and

999 Views, 0 Comments.

Created back in the 1970’s, disc golf shares many similarities with traditional golf. You start at a tee and your goal is to get your disc (your Frisbee) to the end of the course in as few throws as possible. At the end of the course will be the pole hole, an elevated metal basket that you aim your disc at. Unlike traditional golf, disc golf offers free courses, making it readily available to anyone who is interested. Some of the courses may offer challenges, such as water or trees, but with disc golf you will not need a golf cart to make your way through the course. Sound like a great idea for your next Saturday? We have gathered a list of the courses in and around Boulder for you to explore.

Harlow Platts Park at 1360 Gillaspie Drive in South

297 Views, 0 Comments.