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Elevation: 5363 feet
Population: 94673
Location: 28 miles northwest of Denver on U.S. 36
Weather: Four distinct seasons and over 300 sunny days a year. (More than San Diego or Miami!)
Average 83.3 inches of snowfall a year. (Avg. from 8/48 - 7/00)

You can't truly grasp the magical town of Boulder, Colorado until you visit it. Eclectic, stunningly beautiful, environmentally responsible, and intellectual, Boulder is backed by vaulted, red rock slates, known as the Flatirons. It bumps up against the foothills in one of nature-meets-town's grandest fashions. Natural surroundings imbue Boulder, long giving it a reputation as one of the nation's outdoor sports capitals. Impeccably maintained hiking trails, climbing walls and river rapids appear at every turn.

The brick, pedestrian-only Pearl Street Mall in Boulder is perfect for a day of boutique shopping and munching at adorable bistros. Local Boulder galleries display a range of high-quality finds produced by a large community of local artists. For the essence of Boulder and a latte, head to one of the many coffee houses and bookstores at the west end of the mall. And on "the hill," just south of downtown Boulder, you'll find the renowned University of Colorado (CU).

Other interesting Boulder ventures include the Celestial Seasonings (tea) factory, Chautauqua Park (and its concert and lecture series), Colorado Shakespeare Festival, and The Boulder Creek Trail.

Boulder Employment

Boulder Median Income

City of Boulder

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Boulder Education

University of Colorado
Boulder Colorado 80309
303-492-1411

Founded in 1876 in Boulder, this is the original campus of the University of Colorado. Built in the shadow of the Flatirons-the Boulder campus is often recognized as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

Academics
Offers 3,400 courses in 150 fields of study. Offers 85 majors at the bachelor's level, 70 at the master's level and 50 at the doctoral level.

Student Leadership
The University of Colorado Student Union (UCSU), one of the largest and most active student governments in the nation, manages a budget of $27.5 million annually.

Research
CU-Boulder received more than $229 million in sponsored research awards in 2002.

Founded:
1876

School Colors:
Silver & Gold

Team Name:
Colorado Buffaloes

Front Range Community College
Boulder County Campus
2190 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-3722
(FRCC) Fax: 303-678-3699

Boulder School Districts

St. Vrain Valley School District RE-1J 395 South Pratt Parkway
Longmont, Colorado 80501
http://www.stvrain.k12.co.us

Boulder Valley School District Education Center
6500 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 303.447.1010
http://www.bvsd.k12.co.us/

Boulder City Offices

Dept. of Motor Vehicle
M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
2850 Iris Ave., #F
Boulder, CO 80301 (northeast end of 28th and Diagonal Plaza)
(303) 442-3006

Full service office, traffic records, reinstatements, motorcycle drive tests by appointment (weather permitting)

Vehicle License Plates
1750 33rd Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301
303-413-7710

Municipal Court
Located in the Boulder County Justice Center on the southwest corner of the intersection of 6th and Canyon at 1777 6th Street, Boulder, Colorado, 80302. Parking for this building is on the southeast corner of this intersection. Hours are 8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m., Monday through Friday.

We are closed for staff meetings the second Friday of every month from 8:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.

Mailing address is:
Boulder Municipal Court
P.O. Box 8015
Boulder, CO 80306-8015

Boulder Chamber of Commerce
2440 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-1044
(303) 938-8837 fax

Boulder Utilities

Boulder Utility Companies

Electricity:

Excel (Formerly Public Service Co) Public Service Company Of Colorado
303-623-1234

Vitol Gas & Electric
1942 Broadway Suite 213
Boulder, CO
303 402-6912

Gas

KN Energy
800 563-0012

Water/sewer service

City of Boulder
303-441-3260

Left Hand Water District
PO Box 210
Niwot, CO
303-530-4200

Boulder Library

Boulder Public Library
1000 Canyon Blvd.
Boulder, CO 80302
Other Phone: 303-441-3100
Free music concerts; free film screenings; tales by national storytellers; children's theater and art programs; fine art exhibits; health lectures; book discussions and more.

Shopping

Crossroads Mall
1600 28th Street, Suite 258
Phone: (303) 444-6165

Pearl Street Mall
Boulder's Pearl Street Mall, the city's original downtown, is the heart and soul of the city. A four-block, open-air walkway has been converted for pedestrians to enjoy the shops, art shows, music and street performers. It is lined with historic buildings that house numerous shops, galleries, microbreweries and more. Bongo the Balloon Man can make you an animal creation out of his balloons or the Zip Code Man can tell your hometown if you give him your zip code. There is always something to do at the Pearl Street Mall.

The Hill 13th Street and College Avenue
The hub of off-campus social life at the University of Colorado. Shops, restaurants, bars, music clubs and other attractions make this area one of Boulder's liveliest.

Things to Do In Boulder

Boulder Activities

Boulder Creek Path Length: 7 miles one way
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain: 5,200 to 5,800 feet
Estimated Time: 1 hour Location: Downtown Boulder The Boulder Creek Path stretches seven miles from east Boulder, near Valmont Reservoir, to the western end of town where Boulder Canyon and Fourmile Canyon intersect. This trail parallels Boulder creek as it runs east through the heart of Boulder and out into the plains. The trail, dirt and gravel for its upper few miles, is paved from the base of Boulder Canyon until its end at 55th Street. The path is very popular with bicyclists, rollerbladers, joggers and walkers, and the occasional kayaker hiking his boat up to the kayak course, so don't expect much solitude. You should expect a beautiful ride along scenic Boulder creek, with many benches and parks where you can stop and rest or have a nice picnic.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Covering over four hundred fifteen square miles of rugged mountain wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park is truly one of Nature's special places. At least 60 mountains in Rocky exceed 12,000 feet, topping off at 14,255 feet on the football field-sized summit of Longs Peak. The mountains provide Rocky Mountain National Park with its sense of wonder and inspiration. Only 45 minutes from Boulder 970.586.1206

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