Area Code--Area codes are 303 and 720, and local calls require 10-digit dialing.
ATMs/Banks -- ATMs and banks are very common throughout the Boulder area.
Babysitters--The front desk at a major hotel often can make arrangements on your behalf.
Business Hours--Most banks are open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm, and some have Saturday hours, too. Major stores are open Monday through Saturday from 9 or 10am until 5 or 6pm, and often Sunday from noon to 5pm. Department and discount stores often have later closing times.
Drugstores--Reliable prescription services are available at the Medical Center Pharmacy in the Boulder Medical Center, 2750 N. Broadway (tel. 303/440-3111). The pharmacy at King Soopers Supermarket, 1650 30th St., in Sunrise Plaza (tel. 303/444-0164), is open from 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm Saturdays, and 10am to 6pm Sundays.
Emergencies--For police, fire, or medical emergencies, call tel. 911. For the Poison Control Center, call tel. 303/739-1123. For the Rape Crisis Hotline, call tel. 303/443-7300.
Eyeglasses--You can get fast repair or replacement of your glasses at Visions Optical, 1933 28th St. (tel. 303/442-4521).
Hospitals--Full medical services, including 24-hour emergency treatment, are available at Boulder Community Hospital, 1100 Balsam Ave., at North Broadway (tel. 303/440-2273).
Newspapers & Magazines--Newspapers include the Daily Camera and the Boulder Weekly. Many Boulderites also read the campus paper, the Colorado Daily, available all over town. The Denver Post is also available at newsstands throughout the city. You can also find the New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Photographic Needs--For standard processing requirements (including 2-hr. slide processing), as well as custom lab work, contact Photo Craft, 2901 55th St. (tel. 303/442-6410). For equipment, supplies, and repairs, visit Mike’s Camera, 2500 Pearl St. (tel. 303/443-1715; www.mikescamera.com).
Post Office--The main downtown post office is at 15th and Walnut streets. Contact the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com) for hours and other locations.
Safety--Although Boulder is generally a safe city, it is not crime-free. Be aware of your surroundings, especially if walking alone at night.
Taxes--State and city sales taxes total about 7%.
Useful Telephone Numbers--Call tel. 303/639-1111 for road conditions; tel. 303/825-7669 for ski reports; and tel. 303/494-4221 for weather reports.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.