Nadalands – The Arbor Day EP

4.5 stars out of 5 There is an extremely admirable authenticity that pervades much of John Lindenbaum’s albums.  Whether it is with his former group Rust Belt Music, current side project The Lonelyhearts or with Nadalands, Lindenbaum’s songwriting consistently holds a significant validity, nonchalantly driving the listener to attend intently to each unfolding narrative. The same is true of Nadalands’ most recent release The Arbor Day EP, backed by Benjamin […]

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Food

WeldWerks Brewing Co

Northern Colorado welcomes one of its newest breweries, WeldWerks Brewing Co. Once a car dealership, the newly renovated commercial taproom is located at 508 8th Ave, in historic downtown Greeley. Owned and operated by Head Brewer Neil Fisher and Assistant Brewer Colin Jones, the taproom opened its doors in the winter of early 2015. The brewery currently offers eight brews on tap, including their 2015 U.S. Open Beer Championship award […]

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LITTLE KIDS ROCK

August is back to school month, and the Bohemian Foundation wants to help make education in Fort Collins rock! This past July, with support of the Bohemian Foundation, Fort Collins hosted the third annual Little Kids Rock Modern Band Rockfest. The Rockfest is a national conference that brought in more than 200 teachers from around the nation. The focus of the event was to train teachers in modern band, a […]

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US Pro Challenge

Referred to as “America’s Race,” the USA Pro Challenge will take place August 17-23, 2015. For seven consecutive days, the world’s top athletes race through the majestic Colorado Rockies, reaching higher altitudes than they’ve ever had to endure. One of the largest cycling events in U.S. history and the largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge is back for 2015, with Stage 6 on […]

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3rd Annual SOC Grand Prix

Schrader Oil Company will host the 3rd Annual SOC Grand Prix Tricycle Racing Tournament, benefiting Junior Achievement, on August 22 from 3-6 pm. The event will take place on the back lot of the Schrader Oil Co. property at 320 N. College Ave. in Fort Collins and will feature local food and beer for purchase with valid ID. The Goodness food truck will be on site and Odell’s will offer […]

LOKAL OPENS ITS DOORS

Boutique, student-oriented housing property, LOKAL, opens its doors August 15 at 1201 W. Plum Street, next to the CSU campus. At 96% pre-leased and in the final phase of construction, LOKAL has quickly attracted students to its state-of-the-art complex, designed to connect residents to “all things local,” including food, art, music, and entertainment, while providing a modern, fun take on student living. The property has 194 beds and a total […]

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Cannabis

The Graying of the Green?

by Holly Highlife At a recent party, I ran into a woman I consider the “pillar of the community” type. She’s in her late 60’s, active in the arts and non-profits and is part of the well-heeled fabric of Fort Collins. When I asked her what was new, she told me she’d just gotten her MMJ license for arthritis and was “thrilled” with the results.  After recovering my jaw from […]

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Music News

THE IMPERIAL RECORDS

by  ANTHONY CROSS Online content is the subject of many television and label executives’ nightmares and has been for years. Increasingly louder cries for change have forced industry giants to acknowledge streaming media, haunting them effectively into obsolescence. Hopefully now they are able to hear us over Nancy Grace and Dr. Phil, or whatever MTV has become. The main point I am struggling to make is that online content (film […]

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Bikes

Solarium International Hostel Owners Cultivate Neighborly Love

by  Rebecca LaPole Friends, visitors, tourists, and all locals are welcome to come meet their neighbors at Solarium International Hostel’s Open House and Neighborhood Party on August 29th and 30th. If you haven’t been there since they opened last December, now is the time to visit and get a tour, grab a bite to eat at a food truck, and do yoga (for free) on the well-manicured grounds surrounding the […]

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Music News

In the Limelight

When we see a band that goes on a low budget tour of the US, barely surviving on minimal funds, sleeping in a van at night in sketchy alleys, we call that adventurous. However, one band is working hard to redefine adventure and “life on the road.” This sense of taking the road less traveled is not new to Wasteland Hop, a hip hop-infused cocktail of rock and folk; they […]