The Colorado Daily is a privately owned newspaper serving the University of Colorado and Boulder communities since 1892. The paper began as the Silver & Gold and was the student newspaper of the University of Colorado from 1892-1971, the last 15 years of that time as the Colorado Daily. The paper then moved off campus at CU s behests, became an independent Daily and a pioneer in the advertising supported free daily paper movement that today is seen all over the nation. The Colorado Daily was among the first, if not the first, newspapers to publish under this model.

Today, the paper is owned and published by Prairie Mountain Publishing Company LLC. It is an independent paper in spirit and editorial philosophy (neither right nor left get a free pass) with a core readership of 18-to-35-year-olds (though it is certainly not limited to that age group).

We are located in Boulder, Colo., a city of approximately 100,000 people 25 miles northwest of Denver that houses the University of Colorado at Boulder, a significant federal laboratory infrastructure and one of the most interesting, independent-minded communities anywhere in the nation.

(Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
College volleyballCU volleyball: Joslyn Hayes takes big step on emotional journey

Sophomore finally cleared to play after season-ending leg injury
For the past several months, the Colorado volleyball staff has put limitations on Joslyn Hayes in practice. Full Story
(Cliff Grassmick / Staff Photographer)
College volleyballCU volleyball: Joslyn Hayes takes big step on emotional journey

Sophomore finally cleared to play after season-ending leg injury
For the past several months, the Colorado volleyball staff has put limitations on Joslyn Hayes in practice. Full Story
(Paul Aiken / Staff Photographer)
Second Story Garage: Aspen Hourglass

Most people don't play guitar like Grayson Erhard does. That's because most people can't play guitar like he does. The guitarist for Fort Collins' Aspen Hourglass often uses a difficult two-hands-on-the-fretboard technique that Eddie Van Halen first popularized but which players such as Erhard have developed beyond pop-rock vulgarity.  Full Story