If you have driven around Louisville lately, you might recognize what was once old town, starting to transform into what is most notably a new, modernized, town. DELO, a development that has been in the works since 2006 is bringing Louisville up to date and in line with the prestige that it has recently gotten in the housing market. With a cute Main Street, amazing walkability, good schools and an excellent location to Boulder or Denver, families have been flocking to buy these small old homes and renovate them to modern masterpieces. While some are not happy about their "old town" with open space and little traffic becoming built up and busier, DELO is certainly giving a facelift to this gem of a town.
Along with the 60 three-story townhouse that make up DELO, retail and other luxury apartments are being built in the area as well. Already Moe's Bagels, Vic's Coffee and Growler USA have opened for business. A community plaza and park area, a pedestrian underpass and commercial space are also in the works. What was once an industrial site, is now high end living. And it doesn't stop there. Public improvements such as sidewalks, roads and the plaza area will improve much of Louisville, thanks to a $4.5 million tax increment financing.
Temperatures are changing, and they are changing quick. Those warm, sunny, long days seem more and more distant and that crisp fall air is here. So pack away your shorts and bring out your flannels and boots, because, as quoted in Game of Thrones, Winter is Coming!
But, what should we expect this year? Colorado is known for snowing one day and melting away under the blazing sun the next. And, as Global Warming becomes ever more prominent, cold, snowy Rocky Mountain winters seem to be less and less. The Farmers Almanac predicts Colorado to have "cold, moderate snowfall - not as harsh as usual."
The Weather Channel predicts La Nina having a big effect on the United Sates this fall and winter. However, Colorado seems to be pretty much in the clear from harsh conditions. In the next coming months, warmer than average temperatures are expected. In December, temperatures are expected to be colder than average, but not for long.
What does Colorado weather look like in the months to come?
October: Above Average
November: Above Average
December: Above Average
Learn more on the Weather Channel, Fall, Early Winter Temperature Outlook: Warmer Than Average For Most of U.S, Then Trending Colder in EastBy Chris Dolce
September 22 2017 05:45 AM EDT
At a Glance
Temperatures overall for the next three months, October through December, are forecast to be above average from the southwestern U.S. to the southern Plains. The East and Pacific Northwest could see temperatures tilt toward slightly below average, particularly in November and December.
NOAA said La Niña conditions are becoming more likely later in the fall and into the winter, and that could influence the weather conditions in the months ahead.
"We have increased forecast temperatures for October and November across the major heating demand centers of the northern U.S. as the La Niña base state continues to emerge heading into the fall season," said Dr. Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist with The Weather Company.
December could be colder than average for parts of the northern and eastern states, but it might not stick around deeper into the winter months, given the expected La Niña influence.
"As is typical in La Niña base state winters, we expect the greatest risk of cold early in the winter in the eastern U.S. with the cold retreating toward the Pacific Northwest as the winter progresses," Crawford says.
OctoberA broad swath of the country – from the Midwest and northern Plains into the Southwest – is expected to have above-average temperatures overall in October, continuing a trend that has been in place much of September.
Temperatures could be near or just above or below average in the eastern states.
NovemberThe nation's midsection is where above-average warmth is forecast to dominate during November.
In the Northeast, temperatures may begin to push toward below-average overall, a trend that is expected to continue into the start of winter.
Portions of the West Coast may also see temperatures nudge toward colder-than-average levels.
DecemberFor the start of winter in December, the core of warmer-than-average temperatures will be squashed into the Southwest and southern High Plains.
Much of the eastern and northern U.S. may experience temperatures near or slightly below average. As mentioned earlier, the risk for colder-than-average temperatures in the eastern states is expected to come earlier in the winter.
The housing market in Colorado has boomed in the past year and so have the million dollar homes. Today, you can buy stunning homes in and around the metro area. Louisville, Castle Pines, Cherry Creek and even Arvada are homes to multi million dollar beauties. Check out these elaborate homes in the Denver Business Journal article, What Can You Buy in Colorado's Housing Market if Cost Was No Object, below:
What you can buy in Colorado's housing market if cost is no object (Photos)
By Caitlin Hendee – Associate Editor, Denver Business Journal
Aug 7, 2017, 14:49pm When money isn't a factor, the options for homes are almost limitless.
For example, for the $1 million to $3 million range, you can scoop up anything from a designer home in Westminster; to a private, gated house in Arvada, complete with Koi pond and smart home technology; to a custom home right next to downtown Louisville.
Or, for that $5 million mark, you can have a home in Littleton with an elevator or a golf community home nestled in Castle Pines or a Greenwood Village estate complete with guest house and basketball court.
For truly limitless budgets, such as $10 million or more, homes run the gamut: from a $10.5 million penthouse in Cherry Creek, to sprawling ranches in Telluride and Kremmling, and everything in between.
To get an idea of how far your money goes in Colorado's summer market, the DBJ rounded up homes currently on the market in 30 Colorado cities and communities based on people who have limitless budgets.
Many homes are priced between $1 million to $5 million in the metro. Some mountain town estates carry price-tags of $3 million, $10 million and sometimes more than $20 million.
> Click the image above to view photos of homes for people with a limitless budget. (Editor's note: Homes in each city/community have three photos or more included in the gallery).
Summer is over and school is in session, but there are still a ton of fun things to look forward to in Colorado. Family-friendly activities span across the area, allowing communities to have a taste of fall fun. Already, Fall Fests have begun, but, don't worry, there is still plenty of time to find a fest, pumpkin patch or corn maze that you can attend. Below are some fall events happening in September across Colorado.
PSST… FALL, PUMPKIN AND HARVEST FESTIVALS 2017 COLORADO
Posted in the Denver Ear by More Zucker:
FALL FEST AT ANDERSON FARMS
Photograph courtesy of ©Anderson Farms
When: September 20 – October 31, 2017
Where: Anderson Farms, 6728 County Rd 3 1/4, Erie, CO 80516
Cost: $10 – $16; Free for Children 3 & Under
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Anderson Farms is the home of Colorado’s longest-running Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. The pumpkin patch features 30 acres of pumpkins and over 70 different varieties of pumpkins, squash and gourds, and you can take a wagon ride out to the Pumpkin Patch on a wagon pulled by an antique Oliver tractor.
Race your friends around the track on their man powered go karts, mine for gemstones and fossils, ride the Mine Cars, the Barrel Train, lose yourself in the “Krazy” Rainbow Maze, explore Tire Mountain, “Fort A-Lot-A Fun”, “Punchin’ Pumpkins”, Farm Lights, pet farm animals, and more.
PAONIA’S MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVALPhotograph courtesy of ©Mountain Harvest Festival
When: September 21 – 24, 2017
Where: Paonia Park, Paonia, CO 81428
Time: Thursday 12pm – 9pm; Friday 12pm – Late Night; Saturday 9am – 1am; Sunday 9am – 6pm
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The 17th Annual Mountain Harvest Festival is a non-profit, four-day festival held in Paonia that is community-organized and seeks to benefit the local economy by providing entertainment by local musicians, writers of poetry and prose, dancers, comedians and dramatists.
This family-friendly festival also includes a chili cook-off, arts, crafts, kids area, grape stomp, harvest market, farmers’ market, and live music all weekend.
FRUITA FALL FESTIVALPhotograph courtesy of ©Fruita Fall Festival
When: September 22 – 24, 2017
Where: 432 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita, CO 81521
Time: Friday 9am – 8pm; Saturday 7am – 8pm; Sunday 11am – 3pm
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Fruita Fall Festival is a three-day event with over 125 vendors selling their arts, crafts, and foods to a crowd of 50,000-plus. The weekend is filled with events for all ages such a golf tournament, carnival, live music performances, cooking contest, street dancing and more. This 100-year-old festival is one of Colorado’s longest running festivals.
MORRISON CIDERFESTPhotograph courtesy of ©Morrison Ciderfest
When: September 23, 2017
Where: Bear Creek Center, 150 Spring St, Morrison, CO 80465
Time: 10am – Dark; Hay & Pony Rides 11am – 3pm
Morrison Ciderfest is a cider festival that has been around since 1989. This festival encourages families to sip from steaming mugs together and partake in fun and family-friendly activities.
At the festival you can expect to enjoy cider presses, a custom car show, kids area with a bouncy castle, arts and crafts exhibits, a silent auction, a horseshoe tournament, live music, food vendors and more.
MAIZE IN THE CITY FARM FESTIVALPhotograph courtesy of ©Maize in the City
When: September 29 – October 31, 2017
Where: 10270 Riverdale Rd, Thornton, CO 80229
Cost: $9 – $12; Pumpkin Field + Kids Attraction: Free
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Maize in the City is hosting over a month-long fall festival which will include the Crazed Corn Maze, a mini maze, a pumpkin field, pony rides, petting zoo, jumping castles, air slides and sand art, among other attractions for the whole family.
The Crazed Corn Maze is a 20-acre maze that is fun for all ages. While visitors navigate their way through the cornfield, they are invited to engage in the one-of-a-kind smart phone trivia game. Choose a category or enter unique questions; each correct answer provides directions to the next checkpoint.
The Mini Maze is a smaller maze perfect for young children. With paper checkpoints, children will collect hole punches as they navigate through the maze. Parents and grandparents are welcome to accompany their children through this maze for free.
Visitors are welcome to explore the pumpkin field and choose from the pumpkin options on site.
JARED’S GIANT PUMPKIN FESTIVAL AND WEIGH-OFFPhotograph courtesy of ©Jared’s Nursery Gift and Garden Center
When: September 30, 2017
Where: Jared’s Nursery Gift & Garden Center, 10500 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80127
The 12th Annual Jared’s Giant Pumpkin Festival and Weigh-Offis the largest pumpkin weigh off in the state of Colorado. The festival will include a 100′ pumpkin drop off, a half ton pumpkin weigh off, live music, beer, food vendors, a straw maze, inflatable games for kids and adults, and over $5,000 of prizes awarded to attendees.
HARVEST FARM FALL FESTIVAL & CORN MAZE Photograph courtesy of ©Harvest Farm
When: Fridays through Sundays; September 30 – October 29, 2017
Where: Harvest Farm, 4240 E Co Rd 66, Wellington, CO 80549
Time: Friday & Saturday 10am – 8pm; Sunday 12pm – 6pm
Cost: $10 – $15; Free for Children 3 & Under
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Denver Rescue Mission’s 15th Annual Harvest Farm Fall Festival & Corn Maze will include activities such as a 10-acre corn maze, corn cannons, yard games, food trucks, natural play areas, petting zoo, pig races, hay wagon rides and much more.
HARVEST FEST AT MAY FARMSPhotograph courtesy of ©May Farms
When: Saturdays & Sundays; September 30 – October 29, 2017
Where: May Farms, 64001 US-36, Byers, CO 80103
Time: 10am – 5pm
Cost: $10; Free for Children 5 & Under
May Farms‘ annual Harvest Fest will feature unlimited barrel train rides, unlimited hay rides, an unlimited walk in their corn maze, shots from their Pumpkin Cannon, lawn and playground activities a barnyard, and more
ESTES PARK ELK FESTPhotograph courtesy of ©Visit Estes Park
When: September 30 – October 1, 2017
Where: Bond Park, MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
The 19th Annual Elk Fest in Estes Park is free festival featuring bugling contests, Cabela’s Archery Range, elk exhibits, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, elk seminars, elk-inspired arts and crafts, Native American music, dancing and storytelling, self guided elk tour maps, a children’s’ area with elk-themed activities, and a craft beer garden.
Elk Fest will also include live country, rock and bluegrass music, an annual Rut Run 5k and vendors displaying artwork, handmade elk-ivory jewelry, and distinctive elk cuisine.
The long awaited grand opening of the new location for the popular Louisville restaurant, Waterloo, is over! This new music venue is ready to entertain with a great roof top patio and plenty of bar space for people to mingle and enjoy live music. Read more about this transition in the Daily Camera below:
Louisville's Waterloo restaurant set for Main Street movePopular haunt to fill now-defunct Madera Grill; keep current locale as music venue
By Anthony HahnStaff Writer
Louisville's Waterloo restaurant will soon command a larger downtown presence along the city's popular Main Street, as it plans to expand into the now-defunct Madera Grill, seen in the foreground on Thursday. (Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)Louisville's Waterloo restaurant will move its operations into the defunct space once occupied by Madera Grill this summer, expanding the local haunt's presence along the city's booming downtown corridor.
The eatery will relocate its restaurant operations into the empty building at 817 Main St., while maintaining the current space as a local music venue, according to owner Josh Karp.
"The new space will be focused more on the restaurant side of things," Karp, who has indicated in recent months that relatively quaint 1,800-square-foot space has been a chore to keep flexible, said Friday. "Right now at our current location we're doing both and it's hard to transition from a restaurant to a bar and music venue in that small space."
The new digs hold two stories of indoor restaurant space accompanied by a rooftop patio that overlooks Main Street.
Madera shuttered its doors after less than two years of business amid slumping sales numbers in December.
The new space's downstairs and second floor decor will mimic that of the current Waterloo space, Karp said, with plans for an expansion of the indoor patio enclosure on the rooftop to allow for winter use.
The new locale will also feature a remodelling of the building's entry way in a style harkening back to the building's 1902 Rex Theater roots.
AdvertisementWaterloo's expansion plans will take shape amid a mixed economic backdrop currently unfolding in Louisville's downtown sector.
Despite a continued growth in sales tax revenue for the district, several restaurants and a handful of retail shops have either closed their doors or moved west toward Boulder.
Amid complaints of slumping sales in recent weeks, however, the district continues to grow. The latest available sales tax revenue for the area, from January to September of last year, totaled $766,150, according to the city's website. The number represents a 6 percent increase over all of 2015's $722,630.
Despite the murky picture painted by the district's conflicting identity, however, the eatery's chances for success are much higher than most other restaurants, according to local realtor Kelly Greene.
"Say they do $350 per square foot in sales," Greene, who speculated on the possible sales numbers the business could churn out, said Friday. "Out of their 4,300-square-foot building that would be around $1.5 million. If their profits are just 10 percent, it would equal roughly $300,000 in profit for them.
"That would be a hellacious good return for them," he added. "If you multiply it they would repay themselves back in less than three years. If they manage to stay there for longer it will be an incredible investment."
Though the move will likely cost roughly $300,000 and require Karp to bump his employee numbers into the 50s or 60s, he believes the move should pay off further down the line.
Amid a slew of new restaurant openings that have given patrons more options, Karp hopes to continue business with a scaled-down version.
"It's going to cost us a fortune," Karp said, "but in the long-run it will be cost effective. We've scaled back our menu so we can do what we're doing great and when we move we can continue to grow."
Karp owns the Main Street building that is home to both Waterloo and the space for what once held Madera under the entity Karp Holdings LLC.
The slated Waterloo upgrade comes on the heels of news that the iconic Blue Parrot property will be divvied up into three or four restaurant spaces.
"I think downtown Louisville is still a great place to do business," Karp said. "There's a lot of new residential properties that are going to bring a lot more new faces downtown.
"All the businesses really complement each other well," he added. "When people drive downtown, instead of looking for a specific restaurant, they decide when they get here."
Anthony Hahn: 303-473-1422, email@example.com or twitter.com/_anthonyhahn
The solar eclipse is taking place on Monday August 21. There has been a lot of hype about this, as it may be the most near-total eclipse we will see in our lifetime. The last time the total eclipse came around was in 1918. Although Boulder will only see the partial eclipse, we will still see 93% of it and, therefore, are in a great place to experience what it is all about. Many people have been rushing around Boulder to find solar eclipse glasses and companies have been taking an influx of calls requesting these 3D-like glasses.
So what should we expect? The partial eclipse will begin at 10:22 am. Maximum eclipse will occur at 11:46 am and the eclipse ends at 1:13 pm. Yes, this is a day time event! If you want to get together with some other people in the community to take a front seat to this event, the City of Boulder Human Services Department has you covered! Visit the West Senior Center on 909 Arapahe Ave. between 10 am and 1:30 pm for free admission. If you are hungry, you are in luck, as Meals on Wheels will be serving a special lunch at the location.
What is a total solar eclipse? This happens when the moon passes in front of the sun, casting the Earth in its shadow and makes the day turn into night. It is an experience that Professors of Astronomy live for and something that people will have to see to believe. It is described as the closest you will get to truly experiencing the solar system and understanding how the sun, moon, and planets interact... unless of course you work for NASA. If you miss this one, you will have to wait until 2045 to see another total solar eclipse cut through Colorado.
So, get your glasses, get your friends and enjoy this spectacular show the solar system is hosting on Monday!
The Louisville Farmer's Market lasts until Oct. 14 and is hosted on Saturdays from 9 am - 1 pm. Front Street in Downtown Louisville becomes alive with local vendors from the Boulder area.
About the Louisville Farmer's Market:
Louisville Farmer’s Market seeks to support Colorado farms and businesses by providing Louisville and surrounding communities with a dynamic and inviting market that is beneficial to both its vendors and customers by emphasizing the importance of buying local products.We are pleased to bring locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, wines, artisan breads, honey, coffee, baked goods, fresh salsas, pastas, natural body care, massage and much more to this wonderful community.
Our farmers sell Colorado-grown organic, transitional and pesticide-free vegetables. Our orchard keepers bring organic and conventional fruit from Palisades, Colorado. The quality and diversity of our vendors’ produce and products promises you an exciting shopping experience in a friendly, family atmosphere. And shopping locally benefits our Colorado farms, the environment, the community and the economy.
We are sure you will enjoy your visit!
Fresh Breads and Pastries
Charelle's Bake Shop
Sweet - No Wheat
Thyme & Lavender
Old World Pantry
Father Earth Organic
Eat A Peach Farms
7th Generation Farm
Natural Beef Company
Fat Hen Farm
Lucky Bee Cut Flowers
North Field Farm
Red Fox Run Orchard
Naked Goat Farm
Janelle's Jazz Oil
And MORE ....
Tis' the season for community gatherings, hot chocolate and extravagant light displays and celebrations.
Join Boulder residents and visitors in the Lights of December Parade this Saturday, December 3rd at 6 pm.
Floats from local businesses, churches, groups and more will take stage in downtown Boulder. For an extra festive environment and your personal entertainment, also enjoy marching bands and holiday carolers. Stick around for the grand finale which will feature Santa Claus!
To help figure out where to set up, keep in mind that the parade starts at 15th and Walnut. It will then go down Broadway and circle back on Spruce.
Welcome in the holidays and join the Louisville community in Historic Downtown Louisville Friday, Dec. 2 from 5 - 9 pm for holiday specials! Starting at 5 pm, the art walk will begin. At 5:30, visit Santa Claus in front of the Chamber, take your kids to the petting zoo hosted by Louisville Realty, and enjoy a living nativity, local choirs and more!
The parade will begin at 7 pm and hot chocolate and special deals and savings will be offered at local retailers after the parade at 9 pm.
So, bring your friends and family and enjoy some local holiday festivities this weekend!
Nowadays, the holidays keep coming earlier and earlier, but there is no better time to get in the holiday spirit than over Thanksgiving weekend. Friends and families come together and, if you are a citizen of Louisville, you know that coming together as a community is an important tradition as well. Below are some things to enjoy during Thanksgiving weekend in Louisville:
Turkey Trot: The Louisville Turkey Trot is an annual tradition and completely FREE to participants. Beginning at 9 am on Thanksgiving Day, this 5K not only bring the community together and offers a pre-Turkey Day workout, but also collects food and warm clothing for those in need. This run begins at the downtown library and goes through town and open space. Some runners dress up in turkey costumes, others walk and others are in to win! But, whatever your goal, everyone is friendly and welcoming to their small town. After the run, all participants get a winter hat and a Turkey Trot mug to enjoy warm hot chocolate or coffee in downtown participating restaurants. Signing up for the 5K is easy, just follow instructions on The Louisville Turkey Trot.
Winter Skate: Louisville's outdoor old fashion skating rink opens up Thanksgiving weekend and stays open through February. This small town activity comes complete with a warming shack that houses fire places, hot chocolate and snacks. This is certainly an attraction for young families and children, but adults can't help but enjoy this activity as well. There is something about Louisville's neighborly downtown that can get anyone in the holiday spirit and enjoy childhood pleasures once again.
Yoga: Need a little Yin to balance out the Yang before your Thanksgiving guests come trudging through, enjoy relaxation while giving back with yoga at the Core Power Yoga studio in Louisville. November 1 through Thanksgiving, this studio hosts a Gratitude Challenge. For every member that completes 15 classes in those days, Core Power Yoga will donate $15 to to Community Food Share. Those 15 classes equate to 60 meals to those in need. The studio also has a great retail rebate during November. Bring in 6 cans to be donated to Community Food Share and receive 30% OFF retail. So get comfy, look cute and give back all at once! And finally, on Thanksgiving Day, visit Louisville Core Power Yoga to find the FREE donation class of the day. If you are new to yoga, interested in signing up, or just want to be apart of the Louisville community, this event is fun and a great workout before your feast!
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