Boulder, city (1990 pop. 83,312), seat of Boulder co., N central Colo.; inc. 1871. A Rocky Mountain resort and a suburb of Denver, it is the seat of the Univ. of Colorado (1876). Industries include aerospace and biological research; the manufacture of machinery, electric, electronic, and computer equipment, and medical supplies; and software development. Boulder is home to the National Center for Atmospheric Research and other government and private research operations and is known as a mountain sports and "New Age" mecca.