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Bears Spotted in 8 Colorado Counties, Waking Early From Hibernation

April 2nd, 2020

Bears have already been spotted in 8 Colorado counties this year, including Boulder and Morrison, where bears have been getting into trash, Snowmass Village, where a bear broke into a vehicle, Delta, where bears have been attacking livestock, and Colorado Springs, where a bear went head to head with a dog. Wildlife officials don’t know why the bears are leaving hibernation early this year, but are urging residents in Colorado to keep their trash locked up to discourage bears from coming into areas highly populated by humans. Tips to prevent human/bear conflicts include: Keep garbage in... Read More

How to Safely Order Takeout During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 28th, 2020

There’s no evidence that COVID-19 is transmitted through food or food packaging, as is stated by the Food and Drug Administration: “Unlike foodborne gastrointestinal (GI) viruses like norovirus and hepatitis A that often make people ill through contaminated food, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19, is a virus that causes respiratory illness,” the agency’s website reads. “Foodborne exposure to this virus is not known to be a route of transmission.”‘ The overwhelming evidence shows that COVID-19 is transmitted from being in close contact with an infectious person,... Read More

What You Can and Can’t Do Under Denver, Boulder’s Stay-at-Home Orders

March 25th, 2020

Denver and Boulder residents have been ordered to stay at home through April 10 at a minimum. Essential businesses will remain open, including:   Hospitals, clinics and walk-in health facilities. Medical and dental care, excluding elective procedures. Research and laboratory services. Medical wholesale and distribution. Home health-care companies, workers and aides. Pharmacies. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Behavioral health-care providers. Nursing homes, residential health care and congregate care facilities. Medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers, and... Read More

Camp for Free in Colorado

March 21st, 2020

You know what I love? Camping. You know what I don’t love as much? Paying as much as I would for a hotel room for a night! Luckily, there are plenty of free campsites in and around the front range, and we’ve compiled some for you to get you started!   West Magnolia Ridge 602-610 County Highway 132-W Nederland, Colorado GPS: 39.946961, -105.517587 Elevation: 8711′ If you can brave rough camping accessed by a currently washed-out road, you’re in for a treat. This site is near Nederland and many hiking trails with sweeping views of the forests and mountains. Pets are allowed, and... Read More

Boulder County Issues Hopeful Letter to Residents

March 21st, 2020

Boulder County Commissioners have issued a letter to residents offering to help those in need and instructions on self-care during the coronavirus epidemic. As we face these extraordinary circumstances, it’s important to remember we’re a community – and that together, we will get through this difficult time in our lives caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus. Boulder County residents have a long and resilient history of working together through tough times, from wildfires to floods to economic recessions, and we will do so again as we have before. While the impacts we’re... Read More

Proposed Residential Development on Celestial Seasonings Property

March 6th, 2020

Celestial Seasonings first got in trouble way back in 1999 when it poisoned some prairie dogs that lived in the property surrounding the factory. As a way to prevent this from happening again, the surrounding area has been protected and serves as a buffer for Celestial Seasonings that does not impact the wildlife. Now, this safe space is being slated for a residential development, which is raising concern with the community. A community member pointed out that this may not even be legal, saying, “The animal activists … supposedly made a contract with (Celestial Seasonings) that these... Read More

Cannabis Board for Hemp Regulation Launches in Boulder

March 4th, 2020

The Marijuana Licensing Authority was named in August of last year and was meant to handle licensing of marijuana products. However, the licensing is currently still being handled by Boulder city officials and the Licensing Authority is really only providing advisory recommendations, with the hopes to begin licensing later this year. This mixup in naming has caused the city, city council, and businesses a headache as it causes confusion over what the Authority can legally do, and Boulder City Council proposed a name change to the Cannabis Licensing and Advisory Board. This name helps clear up some... Read More

3 Ski Deals for Spring

March 2nd, 2020

As Colorado finally begins to warm up and head towards spring, three ski resorts are hosting these can’t miss deals to wrap up the season. March 12 is hooky day, and Loveland Ski Area is offering lift tickets for $35 and a coupon for buy one get one passes valid for up to two weeks. At Leadville’s Ski Cooper, tickets go down to $30 for every Thursday in March! Finally, March 27 will host the three day WinterFest at Eldora Mountain Resort. This even includes bluegrass and Americana bands playing at the resort.  Read More

6 Tips for Buying a Home as a Vacation Rental in Colorado

January 6th, 2020

Buying a house you intend to rent out is very different than buying one you plan to live in. This is especially the case if you’re planning on making it a vacation rental. You are not buying for yourself, so all the usual criteria you would use to judge a home no longer stand. So, how do you know you are investing in a property people will want to spend their vacations in? Research Local Tourism  Look for areas that are popular hubs for vacation rentals and tourists due to their wealth of attractions and activities–perhaps a property near the Denver Zoo or a cabin home close to Flagstaff.... Read More

Turkuaz New Year’s Run

December 14th, 2019

If you’re one of those bah-humbug people around this time of the year, I get it. Thanksgiving was just a few weeks ago, and it’s already time for another big family gathering. Hopefully everyone has gotten over your brother’s latest girlfriend giving your grandma a piece of her mind about throat tattoos. Now, you can look forward to respectfully nodding through your uncle’s life advice while strategically avoiding the eggnog sloshing out of his coffee cup since you only own three nice shirts. Just me? If you’re feeling a little Grinchy, I have the perfect remedy: an... Read More