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CITY BUZZ: RIST CANYON MOUNTAIN

BY: CARIE GUESWEL  In 2013, the High Park fire, the second most destructive fire in Colorado’s history, raged throughout Northern Colorado, burning over 100,000 acres, devouring upwards of 259 homes and costing Coloradoans millions in its wake. Many brave firefighters fought fearlessly to protect the homes and lives of others, while suffering the loss of their own properties and those of their loved ones. Some of the contributing firefighters belonged to the Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department or RCVFD, a non tax-funded department that relies solely on the donations of others in order to […]

CITY BUZZ: FASHION FOR CHARITY

BY: CARIE GUESWEL  Thirteen downtown fashion boutiques will come together on September 15 to present the first “Fashion for Charity” event with this month’s proceeds from ticket sales going directly to the Cystinosis Research Foundation (CRF). One of the event founders, Traci Gendron, owns the men’s store, Storm, located on West Mountain Avenue, and her son battles this rare and complicated disease. This is the first event of this kind in Fort Collins and the […]

CITY BUZZ, WALK WITH COMPASSION

BY: CARIE GUESWEL  Walk with Compassion Northern Colorado will be walking together on September 10, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to help end child poverty. This is event is intended for people of all ages and will take place at Chapungu Sculpture Park, 6105 Sky Pond Dr. in Loveland. There is no cost to join the walk, participants can create teams or elicit donations before the event as well as donate the day […]

CITY BUZZ: HISTORIC HOMES TOUR

BY CARIE GUESWEL  The Fort Collins 32nd Annual Historic Homes Tour, put on by Poudre Landmarks Foundation, will be held on Saturday September 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The tour will include eight historic buildings, including six private residences and two city-owned historic properties: the 1879 Avery House and the 1883 Water Works building. All locations on the tour, apart from the Water Works building, are in walking distance from the Avery House, which is located on 328 W. […]

CITY BUZZ: FORT COLLINS MUSEUM OF ART

BY: CARIE GUESWEL  Running from August 5 through September 18, the Fort Collins Museum of Art, located at 201 S College Ave, will feature two exhibitions: Keepsakes by Adam Junior (Boulder) and Fun & Games by Elizabeth Morisette (Fort Collins). The concepts of both exhibitions are focused on the home and the domestic. Keepsakes will feature an installation of over 20,000 cast cement houses that visitors can walk through as well as a selection […]

CITY BUZZ: DOGGIE OLYMPICS

BY: CARIE GUESWEL   Let the wagging commence! On Sunday September 25, join Larimer Animal-People Partnership or LAPP at City Park in Fort Collins for the 21st Annual Doggie Olympics. The games will start at 9 a.m. and the event is designed for the whole family. Dogs of all ages, sizes and abilities are welcome and will compete, along with their human companions, in four levels: Jr. Handler, Sr. Dog, Fun and Recreational, and Competitive. There are 14 events, which include the Toy Catch, Marathon Down, Obstacle Course […]

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The Music District’s Focus on Community

By: DAWN DUNCAN  Erin Roberts is The Music District’s Community Manager. Roberts offered some nuts-and-bolts details about The Music District’s focus and objectives as related to our community as a whole and what we can anticipate as the organization opens its doors this month. Scene: What exactly is The Music District? Roberts: The Music District is a hub for all things music related, a place where musicians can hone their […]

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KRFC 88.9 – The Cornerstone of the Music District

By: Carie Gueswel On March 1 2003, a local, non-commercial radio station founded by a team of dedicated community members, broadcasted live for the first time. The idea of a community-minded radio station tailored around promoting local music and supporting community events did not take shape overnight. It took 10 years of planning, fundraising, passion, and dedication to create a radio station that now, over two decades later, has established itself as one of the pillars of northern Colorado. With carefully crafted programming, volunteer […]

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THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC: The Music District Opens To Community

BY: DAWN DUNCAN  This month, Fort Collins gains something we could not have imagined years ago when our community had a fraction of the bands it has now and nowhere near the level of sophistication in music industry knowledge, experience, and seasoned veterans who have earned their stripes on stage and off, navigating perhaps one of the trickiest business landscapes in the world. What we used to consider the norm […]