Colorado

Songs about Boulder, Colorado

by Jim Harrington It was surprising to find more country like songs mentioning Boulder than Grateful Dead lyrics. Dead and Company fill Boulder’s Inn neighboring University of Colorado football stadium in a way that Country bands do not. In the late 1970’s there was a resurgence and re imagining of… Read more »

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Boulder Kombucha – Rowdy Mermaid

By Jim Harrington Welcome to the Boulder Inn! We serve only the best kid friendly craft brews including Boulder’s own Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha. Kombucha is a fermented mushroom drink sweetened with green or black teas and other exotic ingredients. Rowdy Mermaid Kombucha was created by a dad and inspired by… Read more »

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Tesla – Boulder, CO

by Jim Harrington From an early age Elon Musk’s space odyssey made the Tesla Motors impossible electric cars possible. Tesla Motors should not have been born. The last successful American car startup company, Ford, was born over 113 years ago. How could Tesla motors challenge the status quo? Traditional car… Read more »

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Chautauqua Park – Boulder, Colorado

by Jim Harrington Only 16 blocks away from the Best Western Plus Boulder Inn is the historic Chautauqua Park the 40 acre crowning gem in Boulders Mountain Park and Open Space land holdings that include 45,000 preserved and protected acres with over 150 miles of hiking trails. At the base… Read more »

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Boulder Colorado Weather

by Jim Harrington First day of summer vacation and very occasionally over a foot of snow can fall in the Boulder foothills. Even in the heat of July an afternoon thunderstorm can turn into a hail storm blanketing town and trails with marble sized snowballs. For an hour even Boulder… Read more »

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Colorado Football National Champions

by Jim Harrington The casket was closed when the service was open to the public. It was over twenty five years ago but the greyness of the day in a town with over 300 days of sunshine a year will never be forgotten. Nearly the entire University of Colorado at… Read more »

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Boulder Restaurant History

by Jim Harrington For its size Boulder has always had a large number of restaurants perhaps due to its affluence, being a college town, or just a general lack of interest in cooking indoors when you can be outside hiking, biking, or skiing. But back before the mid 1970’s there… Read more »

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Boulder Wildlife

Boulder Wildlife

By Jim Harrington       Wildlife in Boulder Colorado is a natural part of everyday urban life.   Wild animals know the City of Boulder with over 145 miles of recreational trails is surrounded by over 45,000 acres of open space and mountain parks which provide special geologic features and unique animal habitats…. Read more »

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Dancing in Boulder

by Jim Harrington Maybe it is the altitude, something in the air or in their blood but Boulderites love to dance! Touring musicians remark how easy it is to get a Boulder audience to move on the dance floor. Maybe that is why a Gallup-Healthways poll ranked Boulder as one… Read more »

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Eldora Mountain Resort

Eldora Mountain Ski Resort

by Jim Harrington Be our guest at Best Western Plus Boulder Inn and visit Eldora Mountain Resort where only 22 miles away, locals and guests go to ski, snowboard, cross-country ski, skate ski, snowshoe and play all in our own winter wonderland. Eldora Mountain Resort gets over 300 inches of… Read more »

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