Boulder has always celebrated the arrival of winter and the holiday season in many ways! From the holiday parade to the County Courthouse lights and decorations check take a walk back in history.
Chautauqua is as iconic a Boulder monument to some as the Flatirons it sits below. Learn all about Boulder’s Chautauqua in our latest collaboration with the Museum of Boulder. The Word “Chautauqua” Chautauqua, like all of Boulder and Colorado, was once indigenous land. The tribes that traditionally occupied Boulder are Cheyenne, Ute and Arapaho. The word,
In August, we celebrate the remarkable life of Mary Miller, the founder of the city of Lafayette, who was born this month 177 years ago. Here, we look back at her contributions and how Lafayette became the town we now know in our latest post with Museum of Boulder. Mary’s move out west Mary Miller (Foote) was born in Geneseo,
Some of your favorite Boulder County bodies of water have an interesting past. Find out more about the unique stories of our lakes, ponds and reservoirs, plus see photos from their past, in this post with our friends at Museum of Boulder. Boulder Reservoir Boulder Reservoir was initially constructed in 1954-55. It was to be
Boulderites have been cooling down at pools for decades, but do you know the history of all these watering holes? Check out these historic Boulder pool photos provided by our friends at Museum of Boulder and the Carnegie Library for Local History. Scott Carpenter Pool One of Boulder’s largest public pools is named after our
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of us worldwide, how a community cares for the health of its citizens is particularly relevant. We may take the availability of local health services for granted in normal times, but it’s worth considering how they’ve evolved over the past 125 years. Learn about the history of Boulder’s healthcare
March is Women’s History Month, and we’ve partnered with our friends at Museum of Boulder to feature the famous Boulderite Martha Maxwell. Martha was a 19th-century hunter, taxidermist and feminist.
Boulder has long been a hub for climate study as the location of NCAR, NOAA, and countless research initiatives and experts at the University of Colorado. Long before “climate change” and “global warming” became ubiquitous terms, many people in our community were pursuing the interdisciplinary study of climate trends, effects and forecasting. Among the fields
If you think of skiing in Colorado, chances are you will think of Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge or Keystone. But Boulder County and even Boulder itself have a rich history of skiing all their own. From Eldora in Nederland to the University of Colorado ski team that helped the USA medal in the 1964 Olympics, Boulder
We share a lot of history on the humans who shaped our Colorado communities, but what about the animals? Our friends at the Museum of Boulder take a closer look at five Colorado native animals. In Colorado, we have the opportunity to be surrounded by nature. There is so much wildlife right in our backyard.