Fall 2021

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Fall 2021 BoCo Bookshelf

What locals are writing, and we are reading By Haley Rae Shoning   Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement Phoebe S.K. Young CU Boulder professor Phoebe S.K. Young’s new book tells the story of one of Colorado’s favorite pastimes. The book delves into the history of

Double (Helix) Breakthrough

Researchers at CU Boulder create a synthetic polymer with the DNA-like double helical structure.

“Romance in Marseille”: Notes On a Legend

The academic journal English Language Notes recently featured a collection of essays about "Romance in Marseille."

What’s in a Name? Change.

Boulder is renaming Settler’s Park as The Peoples’ Crossing In October of 1858, a group of hopeful gold-seekers arrived near the mouth of what is now Boulder Canyon. Chief Niwot of the Southern Arapaho promptly rode out to the encampment to warn the intruders to leave—they were squatting on protected Arapaho land, in violation of the

Startup Colorado: Making Connections

Startup Colorado, a rural outreach program at CU Law School in Boulder, developed a free online network to link entrepreneurs, small business owners and business-support organizations.

Local Camping Closures: Know Before You Go

Do you know how to responsibly poop while camping? That may be an awkward question, but irresponsible placement of human waste is part of the reason the USDA Forest Service had to close several dispersed camping sites in Boulder County this year. Visitor-created campsites will not be allowed along Rainbow Lakes Road (northwest of Nederland)

Pomp and Contraception

Increased access to birth control leads to more young women graduating high school, according to a recent study at CU Boulder.

Boulder County Has Lowest Prevalence of Chronic Illness in U.S.

About 6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease, defined as one that lasts a year or more and requires ongoing medical care, like diabetes, obesity, heart disease or kidney disease. Many chronic diseases have a genetic component, but they can also be caused or exacerbated by environmental, economic and lifestyle factors such as pollution,

Reiland Rabaka: Working For the Cause

Reiland Rabaka was appointed to lead CU Boulder’s newly established Center for African & African American Studies in May 2021.

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2021 Fall Fashion

Boulder County retailers offer the best options to fit your fashion to your lifestyle. Check out the latest looks to stay on top of your game.

CU Buffs: Hopes for “Normalcy”

After a short and surreal 2020 season, CU Buffs coach Karl Dorrell looks forward to the season ahead.

Paradox Sports: Climbing to New Heights

Paradox Sports provides adaptive climbing opportunities and introduces disabled people to a larger community of adaptive athletes.

Kenneth Wright: Local Water Legend

Local engineer Kenneth Wright spent his career in water safety, and he’s not stopping yet. According to Wright, a new Colorado low head dam initiative will help prevent tragic and needless harm.

Meet the Slacksmith, Jayden Simisky

Q&A with Jayden Simisky, as told to Emma Polachek I’m a 19-year-old professional blacksmith and highliner. I have too many obscure hobbies to name, but my two favorites are knife-making and slacking above chasms and between mountains. I was born in Boulder, Colorado, and I am going to CU Boulder for a physics degree. Check

Meet the New Dean of Colorado Law: Doctor Lolita Buckner Inniss

We explore the past, present and future of Doctor Lolita Buckner Inniss, the first Black dean of Colorado Law.

Junkyard Social Club: Boulder’s First Adventure Playground

Junkyard Social Club, Boulder's first adventure playground, is preparing kids to take over the world.

An Interview With Congressman Joe Neguse

Boulder Magazine publisher Tom Brock interviews Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse on climate change, bipartisanship, immigration and more.

Scenic Autumn Drives: Getting There is Half the Fun

Fall colors abound along drives spanning Colorado. On your next adventure, slow down to enjoy the ride, because getting there is half the fun.

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