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Kids skiing in Colorado

I was a ski instructor for 7 years. It wasn't until my oldest were 6 and my youngest was 3 that we really got skiing as a family. It's a financial investment for sure but it is my favorite thing to do as a family so it's totally worth it. Living in Colorado gives us the opportunity to do things on the weekends other people save all year to do for one week.

Shredder

By far the hardest part of skiing with kids is the cold, so why not ditch it? Shredder is a local indoor ski hill (think wet AstroTurf) that provides learn-to-ski classes for kids and adults. You can bring your own skis or rent there. At Shredder, new skiers learn how to put on equipment, turn, stop, and use the chairlift. All this without paying for a lift ticket, driving through the

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The Best Happy Hour Locations in Boulder, Colorado

Many restaurants and bars provide great happy hour specials in Boulder, Colorado. If you enjoy trying out a new place when they're providing discounts, the following happy hours will provide the perfect opportunity to try something new, even if you don't live in communities of Downtown Boulder.

The Attic Bar & Bistro

Happy hour is from 3pm to 6pm Monday through Saturday and from 9pm to Close on Sundays at The Attic. They provide a number of appetizers for $2, $3 and $5. Along with food specials, you can enjoy $2 well drinks, $2.5o drafts, $3.75 wines and many other drinks specials.

Boulder ChopHouse & Tavern

From 4pm to 6pm on Monday through Friday, you can enjoy a half-price tavern food menu, along with $3 draft beers, $4 glasses of

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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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Wondering where the kids are going on Veteran's Day? It's not too late to register for one of these AMAZING camps. Rock climbing, soccer, art, cooking and so many more adventures to be had. Find one close to your home in Boulder.

Clementine Art Studio 

Address: 1237 Pine St, Boulder, CO 80302
Ages: 5 – 10 years
Description: Are the kids out of school for the day?   Bring them to Clementine for a day filled with fantastic creative adventures! Full, half-day and drop-in options available!
Times/Cost:
Morning Camp: 9 – 12, $45 
Afternoon Camp: 1 – 4, $45
Full Day: 9 am – 4 pm … $95 (bring a sack lunch!)

Boulder Indoor Soccer 

Address: 2845 29th Street Boulder, CO 80301
Ages: 4-15
Description: Players will receive specialized soccer training on the

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