Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

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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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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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Colorado, the Centennial state, offers some of the most beautiful must see attractions in the world. From its mountain landscapes to its beautiful lakes Colorado has something for everyone. These seven attractions are the best that Colorado offers and belong on everyone’s bucket list!

1. Rocky Mountain National Park

Located a few miles outside of Estes Park, The Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular parks in the nation. The park includes more than 100 mountain peaks over the grounds. Only a 40 mile drive from Longmont neighborhoods, it's amazing to see that the park also offers an array of wildlife such as elk, deer, and other woodland creatures.

2. Pikes Peak

You can’t come to Colorado without visiting its most famous

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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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Is clutter carrying you away? Leaving you dazed and confused in the midst of it all? Here are some easy solutions from organization to decluttering.

Organizing Clutter

Contain It And Label it

Baking supplies are a big space eater. Label two storage tubs, one Frosting Supplies and the other Baking Supplies. If it doesn't fit in the box it goes. The boxes stack for easy access and keep everything dust free and all together.

Queen Basket

In the movie "The Queen" her assistant places items for her Majesty in the "Queen Basket." Adapt the royal inspiration into a 4 inch deep letter size basket by your front door. Sunglasses, cell phones, unopened mail, random stuff, goes there until the weekend when you can deal with the items. It's limited

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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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