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We all know it and we all love it: its the Boulder Bubble.

The Bodacious Boulder Bubble

Calvin Boykoff, Staff writer December 17, 2020

Boulder is, has always been and will always be the best place to live. In fact, it has even been named the best place to live in Colorado (according to www.niche.com).  Unshockingly, Boulder has been...

We tried the French toast from six iconic Boulder restaurants and rated their presentation and taste, averaging the two to determine the overall score.

Best French Toast in Town? So Glad You Asked

Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2020

Five months into quarantine, I was thoroughly bored with my family’s cooking and needed to broaden my food horizons. Before the pandemic, eating out was second nature and grabbing to-go from my favorite...

On Nov. 6, Boulder County will move into Level 3: Safer at Home.

Boulder Moves Into Level Three: Safer at Home

Gracie Lee, Staff writer November 12, 2020

On Friday, Nov. 6, Boulder County will move into Level Orange: Safer at Home. The transition comes after health officials saw a large surge in COVID-19 cases in October.  Safer At Home, the third of...

Chautauqua open space and hiking trails offer many Boulderites a perfect location for forest bathing!

Forest Bathing: a New Approach to the Outdoors

Amelia Chapman, Staff writer November 10, 2020

Most Boulderites are familiar with the outdoors. It is not uncommon to be an avid trail runner or to have hiked multiple fourteeners. But a new approach to the outdoors, forest bathing, strays from the...

A display of pottery along with hand sanitizer in Willi Eggermans studio.

How Local Artists are Taking 2020 in Stride

Hannah Cohen, Staff writer November 10, 2020

Open Studios, the annual fall event where local artists open their studios to the public, has fallen victim to 2020. The loss of this major money-making and publicity occasion has forced artists to think...

The Boulder Theater has had to significantly change its operating protocols and is currently selling tickets to showgoers over 21.

Boulder Theater’s New Look

Larson Burak, Sports Editor October 28, 2020

Much like other businesses in the city, the Boulder Theater has made some serious revisions to its operations this year. As a theatergoer myself, I was curious about the venue’s new look and show-going...

Restaurants and shops on the Hill faced a tough two weeks with the absence of students.

How Did Boulder Businesses Survive the Student Ban?

Ruby Link and Luke Kreidl October 23, 2020

On September 24, the City of Boulder issued a Stay-At-Home order on people of ages 18-22, prohibiting all indoor and outdoor gatherings. While it applies to any person within this age range, it was mainly...

Boulders Chief of Police Maris Herold is new to the Boulder Police but has been an officer for over three decades.

What do the Boulder Police Think of Black Lives Matter?

Saisree Kumar, Staff writer October 23, 2020

While 2020 has been a year of reinvention for some and loss for others, we can all agree it has been a year of change. This change ranges from the little things like staying at home and wearing a mask...

A slurry bomber drops fire retardant on the Lefthand Canyon Fire.

Cal-Wood and Lefthand Canyon Fires Break Out in Boulder County

Elliote Muir, Editor-in-Chief October 19, 2020

On Saturday, Oct. 17 a wildfire broke out in northwest Boulder County. The Cal-Wood Fire, named for its proximity to the Cal-Wood Education Center, has grown to nearly 9,000 acres and is 15 percent contained...

Due to Covid-19, Boulder Ballets Nutcracker will look a little different this year.

COVID-19 Has Boulder Ballet Dancing to a New Tune

Clara Thomas, Staff writer October 2, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19, many businesses have had to adapt their services to better fit the new guidelines. However, Boulder Ballet–a ballet company and school–faces additional obstacles as they...

KKK rallies were seen by some members as social events and would bring their families.

When Colorado was Kolorado

Hannah Cohen, Staff writer October 1, 2020

Boulder is known throughout the American West as an incredibly liberal city. Stories of hippies frolicking through the foothills picking herbs for Celestial Seasonings tea tend to surface in tales of Boulder’s...

The iconic Flatirons typically look this frozen in December. Boulder residents are marveling at this sight early this year.

Summer Snowfall

Halie Leland, Staff writer September 11, 2020

Front Range communities were covered with four inches of snow on Tuesday night, causing tree breakages and power outages in Boulder. Temperatures plummeted to 32 degrees Fahrenheit this Tuesday, Sept....

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