July 2014

Found 6 blog entries for July 2014.

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, near Broomfield, CO 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

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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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