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Earth Day April 22 2013 BoulderEARTH DAY 2013 -  This special day dedicated to our Mother Earth was first recognized on April 22nd, 1970, and got it's start by then-U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, D-Wis.  After witnessing the ravages of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill, and inspired by the student anti-war movement, Sen. Nelson called for an environmental teach-in, later called "Earth Day", to be held on Wednesday, April 22nd, 1970.    
Sen. Nelson stated, "I am convinced that all we need to do to bring an overwhelming insistence of the new generation that we stem the tide of environmental disaster is to present the facts clearly and dramatically. To marshal such an effort, I am proposing a national teach-in on the crisis of the environment to be held next spring on every university…
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Boulder Valley Economic Snapshot 

Boulder Region Housing News April 2013

One of the issues the area real estate market faced as the year began was available inventory of homes for sale across the Boulder Valley. 2012 ended with 814 single family active listings in Boulder County. That was down 27% from the end of 2011 (1121 active single family listings).

The decline in inventory was driven by sales activity. When comparing 2012 to 2011, single family home sales were up 24.44% (3258 vs. 2618) for Boulder County. Attached unit sales were up 20.80% (1144 vs. 947) for the same time periods. Collectively, those two market segments were up 23.47%.

Through March/2013 the Boulder County real estate market continues to sustain itself. Single family home sales are up 14.61% compared to through

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What do you get when you mix the topics of science, technology, environment, spirituality, music, art, politics, education, medicine, diplomacy, business, journalism, human rights, pop culture, literature, film industry, and even more?   You get " Everything Conceivable" and the Conference on World Affairs (CWA).  This week the University of Colorado at Boulder is once again proud to host the annual Conference.  With over 100 panelists of varying degrees of knowledge and expertise from all over the globe, speaking on a tremendous variety of topics, everything and anything is conceivable at the conference.  If you've never been,  it is so worth a visit to hear one of the panels and sessions.  The sessions can be mind opening, thought provoking,…
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jlounge Boulder Natural Nail Bar & SpaThe Boulder lifestyle is all about being naturally healthy, so it only makes sense that Boulder residents would love the idea of blending natural products with their spa and nail treatments. In fact, this is exactly what two of Boulder’s most talented female entrepreneurs did. They came up with the concept of jlounge, a natural nail bar and spa, which offers clients a high quality organic experience. jlounge is located at 300 Walnut Street and can be found online at http://jloungespa.com/. We highly recommend checking out all their great services which include manicures, pedicures, waxing, massage, facials of all kinds, men’s services, group services, and holiday specials! 

When you walk into jlounge you are greeted with a warm feeling, and surrounded

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Real Estate Stats BoulderPlanning on buying or selling a home this spring in Boulder County?  If so, you might be concerned about rising sale prices and low inventory in this very competitive market.  Although these things are cause for some concern, they are in fact helping to drive the local housing market and economy.  By understanding things like absorption rate, you will be better able to effectively plan and budget for either the sale of your home, or the purchase of a new one.  We all know that Boulder real estate is among some of the most highly sought after in the state, so it is to your advantage to become familiar with area statistics.  Knowing these facts will give you a better chance of timing things accordingly. Here are the most recent real estate statistics for

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BeadForLife

We'd like to introduce you to BeadforLife, an International non-profit organization that helps women in Uganda by teaching them to create recycled paper jewelry while paying fair wages and educating them to become savvy entrepreneurs.  Did you know that Boulder, Colorado is the proud host in North America for the BeadForLife headquarters?   Their mission is to create sustainable opportunities for women to lift their families out of extreme poverty by connecting people worldwide in a circle of exchange that enriches everyone.   In addition to lifting these women from poverty, the women gain confidence and life-long business skills.  We were curious how BeadForLife began, “BeadforLife began with a chance encounter between women.  Our co-founders Torkin

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Boulder Farmers MarketHurray, it is time once again for the Boulder Farmers' Market!  This means we can all go back to eating the freshest ingredients our local farmers and producers have to offer!  If you are like most people in Boulder, eating healthy and enjoying the outdoors is what makes you tick, so strap on your sneakers and head over to the Boulder Farmers' Market this Saturday April 6th, 2013!  In fact, make a whole day out of it; bring a blanket, your favorite book, and your best pal, and after you're done shopping, hit up the park for a fun and rejuvenating picnic.  Here are all the details about the market.

Boulder Farmers' Market:

Location: 13th Street between Arapahoe and Canyon
Dates: April 6th 2013 - November 20th 2013
Wednesdays: 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturdays:

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Boulder History MuseumThe Boulder History Museum is a local treasure, or should we say, a piece of good-old-fashioned Rocky Mountain gold!  The museum and historical society were founded in 1944 and have since been one of Boulder’s most prized foundations. The mission of the Boulder History Museum is to provide the community with a resource that allows them to share “engaging educational experiences” and to “explore the continuing history of Boulder.”  By collecting and preserving pieces of Boulder’s unique past, they are not only preserving it for future generations, but inspiring new visions for the future.  If you have never been to the Boulder History Museum, this Sunday April 7th, 2013 is your next chance to do so, for free! (Although, donations are appreciated.)  Here’s

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Support EFAAWho are the people in need of food and shelter? They are your neighbors, your friends and your co-workers. In 2011, 21% of Boulder County families earned under $25,000 per year, 41% of families with a single mother lived in poverty, and a staggering one in five households with children ran out of money to buy food. Lost jobs and decreased wages are two of the top reasons why people in our community are in such need. Twelve thousand adults in Boulder County are officially unemployed and several thousand are underemployed. We encounter these people every day, but are we really seeing them for the struggles that they encounter?

Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA) is a non-profit organization that was established in Boulder County in 1918, and

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Simple Spoon Casey Easton

Simple Spoon is a local Boulder cooking school and catering company that was created by Chef Casey Easton.  Casey is one of the Front Range’s most exclusive private chefs and after having a wildly successful booth at the Boulder Farmers Market for nearly a decade, she decided to branch out into culinary teaching and catering.  Casey’s passion is for menu planning and creating culinary experiences that not only compliment the food, but also the event.  With her broad array of culinary education mixed with cultural experience, Casey’s menus focus on sustainable, organic, and locally grown foods.

Haven’t you always wanted to cook like a professional?  Do you want to figure out how to turn uber healthy foods into delicious meals fit for a king, or a five

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