Winter 2021-2022

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Street Business School: Promoting Female Prosperity

With a goal of enabling 1 million women to rise out of extreme poverty, Street Business School has gone global.

CROCKtails: Crockpot Cocktails for Winter

Irving Nachumsohn (inventor of the Crockpot) deserves a round of applause for making wintertime drinking easier.

A Historic Union: Longmont and Northern Arapaho Tribe Become Sister Cities

  Longmont made history in September when it inked the first-ever sister city union with a sovereign nation. Longmont sits squarely on land once occupied by the Northern Arapaho Tribe, which now calls the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming home. The planning stretched on for three years and finally culminated in a festive event that

CU Museum Exhibits Now Offering Interpretive Signage in Spanish

At the CU Museum of Natural History, many of the exhibits now offer interpretive signage in two languages—English and Spanish.

Kids and Screens: It’s Not All Bad News

True, screens can lead to reduced sleep and unfinished homework, but there are upsides—including the fact that kids with screens have more close friends.

The Colorado Lullaby Project

The Colorado Lullaby Project pairs parents or guardians with music students at CU Boulder who help create custom lullabies for their kids.

Boulder Opera Company: A fresh approach to an ancient art form

When someone claims they don’t like opera, Dianela Acosta understands where they’re coming from, although she suspects it’s because they simply haven’t tried it yet. “Opera is an acquired taste,” says Acosta, a native of Spain and a classically trained singer who has performed with Central City Opera, New York Opera Theatre and others. “It

Alferd Packer Grill: A Dining Spot With a Notorious Namesake

Alferd Packer Restaurant & Grill, a cafeteria at CU Boulder, is named after Gold Rush-era prospector and notorious cannibal Alferd Packer.

The Electriflow Effect

The robotic butterfly prototype is here, thanks to electrohydraulics and a team of designers and engineers at CU Boulder’s ATLAS Institute.

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Art Parts Finds A New Home for Rescued Art Supplies

With their recent move to a new retail space at 3080 Valmont Road, Art Parts has grown into an even larger gem that aims to be less hidden.

BoCo’s Beautiful Clouds

Thanks to our air being dry and clear and the mountains’ effect on it, BoCo gets the best seat in the house for cloud shows.

The Natural Funeral: Would You Want to Be Composted?

The Natural Funeral in Lafayette has developed what they dubbed “The Chrysalis,” which is a vessel in which the body can be composted.

Boulder Metalsmithing Association

Professional and hobbyist metalsmiths in Boulder County pursue their craft with the contacts, classes and equipment of Boulder Metalsmithing Association.

A Snippet of Colorado’s Historied Ski Culture

The history of Colorado ski culture is long and complex, but here's a basic rundown of the big milestones.

Learning the Sandman’s Schedule

Scientific advances make it possible for researchers to analyze circadian rhythms with a single blood draw.

Local Help for Afghan Refugees

The crisis in Afghanistan may be happening far away, but there are ways to help right here in Boulder County.

The 16 Days of Winter Break

Here are 16 fun and family-friendly activities to fill the 16 days of winter break.

Winter BoCo Bookshelf: What locals are writing and we’re reading

Featuring new books by local authors in Boulder County.

Boulder Writers Alliance

The volunteer-led Boulder Writers Alliance has supported and connected writers in Boulder County for 30 years.

Three years of rescuing abused and abandoned farm animals

Good Life Refuge is a Longmont nonprofit with a mission to provide a safe haven for abused and at-risk farm animals.

Hiking Through a Pandemic

The Boulder Trail Challenge gave seven friends the motivation, camaraderie and escape they needed during uncertain times.

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