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Parasol Patrol: Blocks out the Haters | Summer Faces

Pasha Ripley and Eli Bazan spend their free time shielding kids from hate speech, literally. Ripley and Bazan planned to attend an all-ages drag show at Mile High Comics in 2019. After seeing people online planning to protest the event, Bazan walked attendees from their car to inside the store, shielding them from the hateful protestors. From there, Parasol Patrol was born

Features

Summer of Loving Your Vacay | Summer Travel

Fingers crossed — the year-long pandemic that kept us locked in our homes and separated from our families is releasing its grip on our travel lives. With better news on the horizon, most people are eager to wipe the dust off of their suitcases, pack up their traveling gear, and enjoy outdoor activities with their loved ones.

9 Summer Recipes | Summer Cuisine

It’s summertime and the 9 best recipes are here to try! We’ve gathered recipes from some of the best local chefs and establishments to bring you a wide selection of delicious, tasteful, slightly decadent, dishes to fulfill your culinary summer night dreams. We wanted to be local, we wanted ‘grown in your own backyard’ local, we wanted right here, Boulder County (and some surrounding

Grown Garnishes | Summer Drinks

As the weather warms, bars and restaurants throughout Boulder County share their knowledge of close to the dirt garnishes and ingredients.

Top 10 Books by Colorado Authors | Summer Books

Colorado wordsmiths let loose a barrage of new Colorado-based books. Here are 10 books we recommend for reading this summer.

Colorado’s Drive-Ins & Movie Screening Experiences | Summer Movies

This summer one of the best ways to get out of the house, and stay COVID-safe, is the drive-in theater. It can be a family activity, a night out with friends, or a date night.

The Bird Is The Word | Summer Pets

Okay, fine. This isn't about pets. We're out with binoculars getting up close and personal with birds as we go birding with the pros.

A Sheep, A Duck, and A Rooster Climb Into a Balloon | Summer Sports

Here’s one that doesn’t come to mind for most people, though it’s on numerous bucket lists and is almost universally unrecognized as an extreme sport: hot air ballooning.

Parasol Patrol: Blocks out the Haters | Summer Faces

Equipped with rainbow parasols, sticker-covered headphones, and a large national volunteer base, Parasol Patrol is invited to events all over to shield children from hateful protests.

Scene

Scene Stealers | May 2021

We shouldn't be out doing much, so here's a list of cool, safe things to do. This summer offers plays, festivals, and even a drive-in opera.

French’s 5 | May 2021

This summer, there are concerts and musical events available to everyone. YS's French Davis shares five shows we're excited about this summer.

Spotlight on Sarah Mount

The Sarah Mount origin story could be ripped straight from the pages of a silver-age DC comic book.

Cause of Death: Rugged Individualism | Duly Noted

For the last decade, we’ve watched the creeping death of expertise under the blade of poorly written memes, punditry disguised as news and served up as entertainment, and self-proclaimed citizen journalists with an iPhone, ring-light and a $50 microphone eviscerating even the most obvious things we know unquestionably to be objectively true.

Outdoors

The Bird Is The Word | Summer Pets

Okay, fine. This isn't about pets. We're out with binoculars getting up close and personal with birds as we go birding with the pros.

Cuisine

9 Summer Recipes | Summer Cuisine

It’s summertime and the 9 best recipes are here to try! We’ve gathered recipes from some of the best local chefs and establishments to bring you a wide selection of delicious, tasteful, slightly decadent, dishes to fulfill your culinary summer night dreams. We wanted to be local, we wanted ‘grown in your own backyard’ local, we wanted right here, Boulder County (and some surrounding

Grown Garnishes | Summer Drinks

As the weather warms, bars and restaurants throughout Boulder County share their knowledge of close to the dirt garnishes and ingredients.

Also in This Edition

3 Month HOT Summer Calendar 2021

Colorado's largest calendar, your 3-month guide to everything happening in Summer 2021 now that we're returning to 'normal.'

House Bill 1317 is a Big NO | Blunt Talk

House Bill 1317 will limit the cannabis medical marijuana users are allowed to purchase and possess. Why deny Coloradans medical marijuana?

Keep it Simple: Let’s Get Back To The Basics

4 basic tips as we head into sunnier days ahead | Health …For Your Life™

Notables

Bobby LeFebre Aligns, Finds Power: Mightier Than The Sword | The ACTIONISTS Series

Bobby sees words as action, part and parcel, intertwined in the very fabric of existence, a grounding motivation for movement, for protest, for love, for community, and for building up in us, between us, and around us a world that we want to see.

Month in Review

Month In Review | May 2021

A comprehensive review of some of the main events in Boulder County and the surrounding area all within the past month.

Community Corner

Bedrooms Are For People Petition: Argument In Favor of Updating Housing Policy | Community Corner

The Bedrooms Are For People petition drive aims to convince Boulder voters to relax the decades-old home occupancy restrictions in the city.
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