Ramblings Beyond Real Estate

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Work in Ft. Collins but have a meeting in Colorado Springs? Want to hit the slopes from Boulder 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 feasibility study of the Hyperloop

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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. 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 peak! And the best part is that everyone can easily make it to the top. The

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written by Caylin Enoch

red rocks

Photo Credit: Benna Coben

With the warm weather and long summer nights quickly approaching, both Colorado natives and out-of-staters alike are experiencing the buzz around a long-standing Colorado monument. Morrison, Colorado’s very own Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater has officially released its summer concert schedule and the artist announcements that have been made are music to the ears of concertgoers near and far. Just a quick 40-minute drive of anticipation and excitement away from Boulder, a trip to Red Rocks is on the summer bucket list of many Boulder citizens.

red rock colorado

Photo Credit: Benna Coben 

No matter what music genre or genres you subscribe to, there is a show at Red Rocks for you! A spectacular view of 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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1. Stranger Things (Netflix)

If you haven’t already heard of this sci-fi show, you might be living under a rock. Stranger Things first season surrounds the disappearance of a young boy in the 1980s and will lead you on a trail of twist and turns. Season two will be released in 2017.

2. Black Mirror (Netflix)

Another sci-fi series, Black Mirror looks at modern society with a dark and satirical eye when it comes to the unintended consequences of new technologies. With each episode focused on a different storyline, Black Mirror never fails to excite!

3. This Is Us (Hulu & NBC)

This comedy-drama just began airing in the fall of 2016 and has already captured the heart and attention of many. The show touches on various topics including love,

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 Honoring Our Nation's Veterans And HerosVETERANS DAY  -  On Veterans Day we honor our nation's Veterans and heroes.   Those who have sacrificed for others.  Those who are committed to protecting our country and other nations.   Those who have fought to preserve our freedom, liberty, independence, justice and sovereignty.   On November 11, 1918 major hostilities of World War I formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month with the German's signing of the Armistice.   In 1954, President Eisenhower signed a bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day, and called upon Americans everywhere to rededicate themselves to the cause of peace, and to honor all American veterans, where ever and when ever they had served.   "As we express our gratitude (to our veterans), we must never…
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Registration

There have been some important changes so be sure to check if your registration is active here: Verify Registration

Colorado law allows you to register to vote through Election Day. But please note that how you register to vote matters. Register Here

  • If you register to vote by mail or online through www.govotecolorado.com at least 8 days before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, the clerk will automatically mail you a ballot.
  • If you register after the 8th day before an election conducted by your county clerk and recorder, you must visit one of the Voter Service and Polling Centers in your county to get a ballot.
  • If you register to vote through a voter registration drive, your application must be
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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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The largest generation in history has come of age. They outnumber the Baby Boomers by 15 million. Born between 1980 and 2000 the oldest of the Millennials are just turning 35. 

Millennials and Debt

Millennials are and will be burdened with student debt to a higher degree than any previous generation. They’ve experienced economic depression during their formative years, exited college with little work prospects. Still, the majority want to own a home one day. According to Goldman Sachs, 70% of people ages 18-35 think it’s important to buy a house. However, heavy debt and stricter mortgage requirements likely mean they’ll be living at home or renting until they can afford to invest in their first home. This may provide a good opportunity for

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