Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

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The Best Christmas Events in Boulder, CODuring the month of December, the city is decked out in festive holiday lights and it seems that everyone is bustling about to prepare for Christmas celebrations. Luckily, for those who live in Boulder and for those who are vacationing in the city, there's a plethora of unique Christmas events to enjoy. These events often lead to the kind of lifelong memories that people cherish for years to come.

Here's a list of some of the top Christmas events in Boulder, CO:

St. Nick on the Bricks

Every Saturday leading up to Christmas, the children of Boulder can head to the Downtown Boulder Visitor Information Center to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. These visits are free, and parents are welcome to bring their cameras to snap those priceless shots

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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 yet? We've gathered a list of our favorite activities to give you some ideas for the big day! 

Why not begin the day at the Boulder Reservoir for the Craig Towler Freedom Run? The day begins at 8am with a 5/10k, families are also welcomed to hang out at the reservoir to picnic or splash around in the water. Grab some food at the beachside cafe and enjoy some brews from the beer garden at the beach area. This party ends at 5pm, and does not include fireworks, but is a great way to get the day started! 

Once you have had 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 for

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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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By Carley Wilcox

As spring 2017 comes to a close, the University of Colorado Boulder waves goodbye to yet another outstanding graduating class. The future Buff graduates are winding down their time in beautiful Boulder, Colorado and are about to embark on a new journey. For many, this journey will take them outside of Boulder, across the country, and perhaps around the world. Catherine Mae Clark remembers her four years at CU, while also considering her future: “I am excited, but a little anxious about my future because I have had such an amazing time here. I have met the most important people in my life and I do not know what I am going to do without them. The relationships and memories I made over my four years at CU are going to last a

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CU Boulder Conference World Affairs

What is the Conference on World Affairs?

The Conference on World Affairs, or CWA for short, is a weeklong event featuring 200 panels, and over 100 speakers and performers touching on a wide range of topics from international affairs to pop culture. A typical panel discussion consists of 3-6 panelist, half experts, half non-experts, who are given a broad topic and are free to take their own direction, offering unique perspectives.

How can you attend the Conference on World Affairs?

All events at the CWA are free and students, faculty, staff, locals, and individuals from all around the world are welcomed and encouraged to attend. The 2017 CWA will be held on April 10-14, with most events being held on CU Boulder’s campus.

How did the

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Adopting the Habit

Passed in 2012 by Colorado voters, Amendment 64 allowed Colorado’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries to open in January 2014. In April 2016, 62 of Colorado’s 271 cities and towns and 22 of the state’s 64 counties have adopted some form of recreational marijuana regulation.  

Money Does Grow On Trees

Experts predicted millions in tax revenue, but when that number nearly hit one billion dollars for 2015 the whole country took notice. 24 states and DC have enacted laws to legalize medical marijuana and four states have legalized recreational use.

Not in My Backyard

The groundbreaking measure specifically left it up to individual towns and cities to decide whether marijuana businesses would be allowed. Towns like

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It's October and that means... it's Octoberfest. Denver celebrated last weekend, but if you missed it more celebrations are this Saturday. Scroll down for dates and locations.

Berthoud, CO - October 4, 2014 -11am-6pm at Fickel Park - Details

Castle Rock, CO - October 4, 2014 - 11am-7pm Downtown Castle Rock - Details

Niwot - October 4, 2014 - 11am -9pm Cotton Square - Details

Enjoy these photos from Denver's Octoberfest. Good beer, good times!

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What are you doing on Sunday, April 27th? Well, we can tell you what you could be doing. Head to Pearl Street in Boulder for the annual Tulip, Fairy and Elf Festival. The event takes place on the Pearl Street Mall between 13th and 15th Streets. A performance stage will be set up on the 1300 block of Pearl where entertainment will be scheduled throughout the day. The festival runs from 1pm-5pm. Remember, you can park in downtown Boulder’s parking garages free of charge every Saturday and Sunday!

Pearl Street Mall has been an important piece of Boulder’s history for decades. Luckily, we’ve come a long way from the rickety, wooden sidewalks put up by the original Pearl Street merchants. Today’s pedestrian mall is easy to navigate. Boulder historian Silvia

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“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” —Lady Bird Johnson

Today is Earth Day!   Help celebrate this much-needed day of environmental awareness.  We'd like to share just a few simple things you can do to help today on Earth Day, and hopefully every day to support the environment of our planet:

1.  CONSERVE - A few easy ways that you can conserve our resources such as water, electricity, etc.:

-  Water - 

    * Run the dishwasher with only a full load of dishes.  

    * Wash only full loads of clothing on the cold cycle.  

    * Choose "water sense" products when replacing and purchasing products.

-  Electricity and Energy -  

   * If you don't have a

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