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A sort of homecoming

  Robert Cline Jr. returns to Fort Collins steeped in Muscle Shoals sound By Steve Graham Robert Cline Jr. has a knack for working with major musicians and not even knowing it. When he was living in Fort Collins, the Texas-born Americana singer-songwriter fell in with the Subdudes and starting gigging with them before he realized how large and passionate their fan base was. Similarly, he found himself in Muscle […]

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Craft breweries pair for wild new tastes in Collaboration Fest

By Savannah Hayes Orr Collaboration feels so natural in the Colorado craft beer scene. It’s one of those rare industries where a rivalry is hard to find. Craft breweries truly support each other. You need a few extra bags of two-row pale malt? Call your neighboring brewery. Having your taproom grand opening? Invite all the other surrounding breweries and taprooms. One brewery’s success only elevates the entire industry. The Colorado […]

7 things to do on St. Patrick's Day.
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No parade? No problem

      Saint Patrick’s Day, feast day (March 17) of St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland. He was born in Roman Britain in the late 4th century. Patrick was kidnapped when he was 16 and taken to Ireland as a slave. Luckily he escaped but returned about 432 to convert the Irish to Christianity. When he died on March 17, 461, his accomplishments were establishing monasteries, churches, and schools. He left legends of driving out […]

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Take a whiff: Cannabis terpenes matter just as much as THC and CBD

By John Garvey Please don’t tell my parents how much I know about weed. Think of some of your favorite smells. Chimney smoke, sage, pine trees, lawn trimmings, lavender, the house in which you grew up. These obviously vary by person, but at least a couple of your 10 favorite smells are probably plant-based terpenes. … Even if you aren’t a pothead. There might not be a single more neglected […]

Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center
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Raising the Bar at The Lincoln Center

By Stephanie Davis   Since 2011, when the Fort Collins Lincoln Center was renovated, Sapphire Events continues to improve the beverage and refreshment experience at Northern Colorado’s premier performance venue. Family owned and operated, Sapphire Events primarily focuses on servicing Lincoln Center patrons and running three bars inside the community supported event space.   I met with Sapphire Events manager Shawn Matsuda, son of owner Connie Matsuda, to gather intel […]

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C.B. & Potts and The RAM Raise $23,000 for ALS Research

For the 4th consecutive year, The RAM Restaurant Group, owners of C.B. & Potts Restaurant & Brewery has participated in the ‘Ales for ALS’ national fundraising campaign to raise money for ALS research. The company’s IPA 4 ALS specialty beer has received overwhelming and ever-growing support from guests with $1 from every pint sold being donated to the cause. This year $23,000 was raised.   The ‘Ales for ALS’ program […]

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“Death or Devotion”

  CD Review “Death or Devotion” The Motet The opening notes of the first track on the new Motet album drop you straight into a classic blaxploitation film with a bass line reminiscent of “Shaft.” Take a look at the psychedelic rainbow of curves on the album cover. The 1970s vibe is no accident. Denver’s Motet has been funking up its home state since 1998, but the group has rarely […]

Couch Sled Race and Polar Plunge
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Top 5: Low-Key March Adventures in NoCo

  Hike | Rocky Mountain National Park Can you really go to Colorado and not go for a hike? Located just outside of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park is a must-visit for anyone this month. Aim for an early start to avoid traffic, and hopefully have a slice of the beauty all to yourself. First timer? Head to Bear Lake trailhead for a variety of hike distances to some […]

THE POUDRE POUR Nourishing Our Community
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Nourishing the community

By THE POUDRE POUR     Leonardo Di Vinci said, “Water is the driving force of all nature.” Here in Northern Colorado, water from the Cache la Poudre River is the source of our world-class produce, herbs, spices, breweries, distilleries, meats, cheeses, and other amazing artisanal products. Chef Kent and Chef Emmy from Z Catering are working their culinary magic to combine these ingredients into a mouth-watering array of appetizers […]

My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP
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My Dog Ate Chad releases first EP

By Steve Graham Pianist Matan Birnbaum and rhythm guitarist Goose Seifert might have to choose between playing “a dream gig” at Mishawaka Amphitheatre and learning about music production at Berklee College of Music this summer.     You’re probably doing something right as high school juniors if the nation’s most prestigious music school and the area’s best music venue are competing for your time, and your band is generating local […]