Boulder


Boulder
/bohl"deuhr/, n.
a city in N Colorado. 76,685.

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City (pop., 2000: 94,673), north-central Colorado, U.S. Located in the Rocky Mountains northwest of Denver, it was settled by miners in 1858 and grew with the arrival of two railroads in 1873.

An extensive government-industrial-educational complex has developed in recent decades. It is the site of the University of Colorado.

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      city, seat (1861) of Boulder county, north-central Colorado, U.S., on Boulder Creek, at the base of the Flatiron Range of the Rocky Mountains, at an elevation of 5,354 feet (1,632 metres), 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Denver. Settled by miners in 1858, it was organized in 1859 and named descriptively for nearby Boulder Canyon. With the arrival of two railroads in 1873, the town grew as the gateway to the mines in the mountains to the west and also as a farming centre; the establishment there of the University of Colorado (Colorado, University of) (1876) sustained its growth. An extensive government-industrial-educational complex has developed since the early 1950s. Boulder has become a leading centre for scientific and environmental research. A key section of the National Bureau of Standards, the U.S. branch of the World Data Center of Solar Activity, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research are located there, as are a growing number of industrial firms. The water supply is unique, coming partly from the city-owned Arapahoe Glacier high on the Continental Divide.

      Following a two-decade period of rapid expansion, Boulder took measures to curtail growth in the mid-1990s, limiting new housing permits and preserving open land while refurbishing older buildings in the city centre. Portions of the central city are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Boulder remains a highly desirable location, with a thriving economy fueled by the development of high-technology manufacturing industries. Boulder is home to Naropa University (1974), a unique school that combines contemplative studies with traditional Western areas of scholarship, and also has a branch of Front Range Community College (founded in 1968 as Community College of Denver).

      Boulder Canyon and other canyons in the vicinity have great scenic beauty. Boulder owns 6,000 acres (2,400 hectares) of mountain park lands. It is a main gateway to the Rocky Mountain National Park (northwest) and the Roosevelt National Forest (west). Inc. town, 1885; city, 1918. Pop. (1990) city, 83,312; Boulder-Longmont PMSA, 225,339; Denver-Boulder-Greeley CMSA 1,980,140; (2000) city, 94,673; Boulder-Longmont PMSA, 291,288; Denver-Boulder-Greeley CMSA, 2,581,506.

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  • boulder — [ buldɶr ] n. m. • 1925; mot angl. ♦ Géol. Bloc de pierre arrondi par l érosion, roulé par les eaux, les glaces. « J ai fait l ascension de l énorme boulder qui domine le campement » (A. Gide). boulder [buldœʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1925; mot angl., proprt …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • Boulder, MT — U.S. town in Montana Population (2000): 1300 Housing Units (2000): 568 Land area (2000): 1.137662 sq. miles (2.946530 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.137662 sq. miles (2.946530 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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  • Boulder — Boul der (b[=o]l d[ e]r), n. Same as {Bowlder}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • boulder — 1670s, variant of M.E. bulder (c.1300), from a Scandinavian source akin to Swed. dial. bullersten noisy stone (large stone in a stream, causing water to roar around it), from bullra to roar + sten stone. Or the first element may be from *buller… …   Etymology dictionary


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