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.

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