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Outdoor Activity Idea: Kite Flying!

Outdoor Activity Idea: Kite Flying!

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It’s officially spring! Even if it snowed yesterday (and will likely snow a few more times before summer), it is spring and the weather in Boulder has been mostly beautiful. We’ve also had some pretty great weather for kite flying.

With the breezy spring air and access to many wide-open open spaces, Boulder is a great place to fly a kite. Non-motorized or passive recreation is allowed at most open spaces in the area.

I flew kites this past weekend at the Greenbelt Plateau area. While this City of Boulder trailhead is a fee area, there is a second access point to the trail further East on Hwy 128. You can park there and avoid the fee if your car is not registered inside of Boulder County.

View from the access point parking

View from the access point parking

Flowers are up too at Greenbelt Plateau!

Salt and Pepper, (Lomatium Orientale) flowers are already up! Along with lots of Easter daisies (not pictured)

Salt and Pepper, (Lomatium Orientale) flowers are already up! Along with lots of Easter daisies (not pictured)

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Boom Into Business With Boomtown

Boom Into Business With Boomtown

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In recent years Boulder has become one of the top start-up cities in the nation, cultivating and opening new businesses left and right. That being said, developing a new business is still hard work and the beginning stages are critical to a start-ups launch. In the midst of this start-up incubator is Boomtown, the start-up for all start-ups. Launched in 2014 by former Crispin Porter + Bogusky principal Alex Bogusky as well as Toby Krout, Jose Vieitez and Stephen Groth among others, Boomtown is a start-up accelerator that helps new businesses get off the ground.

Boomtown offers a 12-week program that mentors companies and their teams in the developing stages of business, providing them with the most essential tools to succeed in their fields. Resources provided through the program include: branding and logo design, marketing, usability testing, top mentors in the business world, thousands of dollars in perks and benefits, office space in downtown Boulder and a demo/portfolio day at the conclusion of the program for top angels and VCs. In addition to those resources, $20k is funded for the company, partially for business growth but partly so that teams can focus solely on business development and not …read more

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Beepocalypse: How You Can Meet the Bees’ Needs

Beepocalypse: How You Can Meet the Bees’ Needs

About 10 years ago, bees all over the US started dying off in droves and no one could figure out why. The blight kept spreading and the mystery deepened, getting lots of media attention and an apocalyptic-sounding name: Colony Collapse Disorder. Farmers, understandably, panicked. Without bees to pollinate their crops, production would be decimated—from blueberries to oranges to carrots, almost everything in the produce aisle would disappear. Now, symptoms of Colony Collapse Disorder aren’t as common as they used to be but bees are still dying off at an alarming rate.

Beekeepers and researchers are working around the clock to find out why and farms are finding ways to cope. Incredibly, robotic pollination drones already exist, and Monsanto recently began using them. While this is technically a solution to the problem, to me it seems myopic. The widespread death of pollinators isn’t an isolated issue, it’s symptomatic of a larger one—rather than working around the problem, we should be listening to the alarm bell and looking at ecosystems on a larger scale to find out what’s wrong. We should also be paying attention to other kinds of bees besides the charismatic honeybee, which has been getting the …read more

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Shell-shocked: Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

Shell-shocked: Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

By scottjr

A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton — tiny organisms that are the base of the marine food web – appears to be suffering from the effects of ocean acidification caused by climate change.

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Shell-shocked: Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

Shell-shocked: Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

By scottjr

A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton — tiny organisms that are the base of the marine food web – appears to be suffering from the effects of ocean acidification caused by climate change.

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LA Coffee Nostalgia

LA Coffee Nostalgia

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I celebrated the start of Spring with family and friends in Los Angeles, where I grew up. The sunny overcrowded metropolis that I often can’t stand but do ultimately love has an amazing coffee scene. Whenever I’m back in the sprawling suburban city, I’m eager to check out new coffee shops and revisit old favorites. From homegrown standards like Lamill and Groundwork to recent imports like San Francisco’s Blue Bottle and Santa Cruz’s Verve, LA continues to impress locals and visitors alike with its abundance of specialty coffee.

My thoughts on Los Angeles are layered and I like recalling various memories, as well as making new impressions. In the years leading up to my inevitable departure from LA, back when I refused to admit I had wanderlust, my favorite coffee spot to meet friends at was the Intelligentsia on Abbot Kinney in the once shady and now trendy but still pretty cool beach neighborhood of Venice. Now I prefer driving to Downtown’s industrial but quickly developing Art District, usually by myself, in order to savor the city’s only official Stumptown café and roastery. While dealing with freeway traffic to indulge in freshly roasted and brewed Stumptown coffee …read more

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Your student government: Spring Town Hall

Your student government: Spring Town Hall

By swensong

By the University of Colorado Student Government

Are you interested in building a stronger Buff community? Do you want to help unify the goals of administration and students? Well you are in luck, because the Chancellor’s annual Spring Town Hall is coming up April 1, at 3 p.m. in the newly renovated Glenn Miller Ballroom.

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