If you’re into rodeos, I’ve heard about the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo every year since I moved to Colorado, but I haven’t been there yet. The dates for 2018 are July 20-29.
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May 24, 2018: Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened today.
If you’re coming to Boulder, Colorado, the TravelBoulder.com website looks like it might be a useful resource.
When I first moved to Colorado I used to read the Denver Post, but for at least the last year I’ve read constant stories about reporting staff being gutted down to a bare-bones skeleton crew. These days I don’t even bother looking at it, which is a shame, because honest journalism is important in a free society.
Today the battle for journalism in Colorado continues, as employees of the Denver Post signed a letter about one of their colleagues being censored in the midst of what appears to be significant profit-taking by the newspaper ownership. (I saw “appears” because there is no mention of profit margins; every for-profit business must have a profit margin to stay in business.)
Update: If you’re interested in this sage, I recommend reading, They’ve Killed a Great Newspaper on westword.com.
A really nice man named Ben who worked at the Walmart in Broomfield, Colorado passed away recently. We talked a lot and he told me many good stories over the last few years, including this one.
I don’t take too many photos of traffic intersections, but this is a favorite view of Boulder, Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. In this image I am on South Boulder Road, with the city of Boulder directly ahead.
I had to go to a physical therapy appointment early this morning in Louisville, Colorado, and one benefit of getting up early were some beautiful views of the overnight snow, clouds on one side of the sky, and sunshine on the other.
Rent in Denver, Colorado rose almost as fast as rent in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to this story by the Denver Post. But the good news is that despite rising 47% from 2010 to 2017, rent in Denver is still much lower than San Francisco.
We don't get much snow in the Boulder area, but up in the mountains near Vail and Aspen, Colorado, they usually get plenty. This was taken at a rest area near Vail.
~ March 21, 2013, on the drive back from Las Vegas
A lot of people don’t believe it when they come to the Boulder, Colorado area, but there were very few, if any, trees in Boulder and other towns like Louisville naturally. As you can see in this image from the 1800s, there are a few trees on the left side of the image, which is west, and closer to the mountains. Louisville, Colorado is east of here.
This image comes from the City of Boulder Facebook page.