Lifestyle

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Living in Colorado is all about the lifestyle and the many wonderful opportunities our communities offer. Whether you live in an urban community like Boulder or Denver, out in the vast plains of Keenesburg, the western slopes of Grand Junction, or in a resort town like Vail, the opportunities for excitement, adventure, and unique lifestyle are endless. With that in mind and the new year just a few days around the corner, here is our list of the best Colorado inspired New Year’s resolutions.

  1. Climb a 14er
    If you have not done it before, this is your year. Probably the most famous in our immediate area is Pikes Peak, but there really are lots of options you can choose from.  This is not something that can be done without a good deal of preparation,
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Work in Ft. Collins but have a meeting in Colorado Springs? Want to hit the slopes from your Boulder home in Dakota Ridge and make it to Vail within minutes? The dreams of Front Range commuters may be realized in the near future. 

Congratulations, Rocky Mountain Team!

The Rocky Mountain Team from the Colorado Department of Transportation and supporting partners (including engineering firm AECOM) have recently become one of ten finalists in the HyperLoop One competition. The hope is to reduce road congestion by adding a new mode of transportation called the Hyperloop. . 

CDOT Executive Director Drives in Colorado Traffic Too

The need for multiple modes of transportation is recognized by Shailen Bhatt, the executive director of CDOT. As the

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Kids Ski For Free

  • 2017/2018 EPIC Schoolkids Colorado Pack
    The Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack is a free program for Kindergarten through 5th graders that provides four days of skiing and riding at each of the state's top-ranked resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone. No purchase necessary! It also includes one free first-timer ski or ride lesson with equipment rental. Register before Oct 8.
  • 5th Grade Passport
    Colorado Ski Country USA's 5th grade Passport Program provides participants with three free days of skiing or snowboarding at each of our 20 member resorts. Ski all 60 days, or just a few; the 5th grade Passport opens up the best of Colorado to your child!
  • 6th Grade Passport
    Colorado Ski Country USA's 6th grade Passport
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Sunday, June 18 is the day to celebrate amazing father’s everywhere! This year make Father’s Day one that your dad will never forget. Colorado has amazing dad friendly events that will ensure your father will feel extra special on this special day.

13th Annual Father’s Day Car Show

This event takes place Sunday June 18th 9:00am- 3:00 at the Apex Center in Arvada, Colorado. On this Father’s Day bring your dad out to admire beautifully restored classic cars. The event is free to spectators and features music, food, family events, and more. For more information regarding the 13th Annual Father’s Day Car Show, located between the neighborhoods of Ralston Valley and Harvest Lane, visit their website here.

45th Annual King of the Mountain

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As you know, Boulder, Denver’s groovy cousin, is often the butt of jokes due to its liberal, crunchy and affluent population. These are just a few low-lights you'll find in Boulder neighborhoods. The list could go on and on.

1. Living In The Shadow Of The Flatirons

Living with a breathtaking view of the Flatirons every.single.day. is so, ugh. Imagine you’re on vacation and you’re comparing views and you’re thinking “Meh, I’ve seen better.” That’s no way to live! If you hate living in a postcard, you’ll hate Boulder, CO.

2. Bicycles Everywhere

If you’ve ever driven around Boulder you know what I mean. Cyclists rule the road. They are everywhere: kids, men in suits, athletes, and cruiser riders in costumes. There are mountain bikes, road

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Located at the foot of the Rockies, Boulder CO is a playground for active outdoor adventurists.  With summer finally upon us, many locals of neighboring communities and travelers alike will look to Boulder as the place to plan their warm weather adventures.  The Rockies offer plenty for all to enjoy, from their lakes, streams, and rivers, to the mountains and the trails.  Many will journey off into the mountains to enjoy all Colorado has to offer.  Camping is one of the many activities that give the opportunity for people to adventure off and lose themselves in the beauty of the mountains.  Below is a list of the top 10 places to camp within 50 miles of Boulder, CO.

 

Areas for camping in the Boulder Ranger District- Arapahoe and Roosevelt

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written by Cyndy-Hinkelman-Smith

"DOGS ARE NOT OUR WHOLE LIVES BUT THEY SOMEHOW MAKE OUR LIVES WHOLE."

Growing up in Boulder my family adopted dogs from the Humane Society in Boulder so when I finally decided it was time to Cyndy and Greg Smithget a dog as an adult I naturally adopted from HSBV. It was love at first site, or sit, when I first met Romeo. Many folks say that dogs pick you like Romeo did when he sat on my foot and captured my heart at our first encounter, and I completely agree. A week after adopting Romeo I met my husband, Greg, who had the sweetest Rottweiler named Lexie, and we soon became one big happy "blended" family. We both loved canines so much that we decided if we weren't able to have kids, we adopt lots of dogs. Lucky for us, a human child

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kids in boulder co

It’s not that I didn’t have a great childhood. I didn't walk uphill both ways to school or anything. I had a pretty typical east coast upbringing.  Neighborhood kids these days do have a lot on their plates, but for crying out loud, it’s good to be a kid in Boulder CO. 

1) Maker Boulder maker boulder

Maker Boulder just held their Mini Maker Faire event this weekend and they knocked it out of the park. Mackintosh Academy sponsored a booth were kids used drills, 2x4s and other material to make their own catapults. Google showed off the latest in 3D printing. There were drones, LEGOS, rockets and so much more. When I was a kid we had LEGOs and rockets, but a 3D printer was called a replicator and was only on Star Trek.

2) Rock Climbing

If you want, walk

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Cyndy Hinkelman

Exactly one year ago today I had total hip replacement surgery on my right hip. After years of being in pain, pretty darn debilitating pain, and limited ability to do the things I love to do - skiing, hiking, biking, yoga, dancing (oh yeah!), camping/rafting and even walking, & after much pondering (procrastination?), I finally decided it was time. Time to fix my worn out hip that was bone-on-bone and had no more cushy ligaments or cartilage left, the result of 15 years of teaching high-impact aerobics (many using heavy hands) and years of power-hiking up and running down the vertically challenging Boulder trails like Mt. Sanitas and Royal Arch.Cyndy Hinkelman

On January 29, 2014 I was anxiously ready for the installation of my new hip. I arrived at the hospital,

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The week before Thanksgiving my son’s second grade teacher asked him to write a gratitude list. Unlike most weekends when the Friday Folder sits in the backpack until I frantically realize he hasn’t done his homework, he proudly pulls it out wearing a wide grin, still toothless as his front two teeth are slow coming in. Standing at the bus stop, I noticed the bright blue sky above reflected in his wide hazel eyes. He was positively beaming.

My son is the non-fiction sort, so I expected dinosaurs, volcanos, maybe Pokemon. I cautiously hoped to see something about our family (praying it wouldn’t be one of those embarrassing moments that ends with a call from the school and me saying something like “No, our kids don’t cut the heads off turkeys before

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