Cannabis

Nothing green about it: Illicit cannabis growing

This had never happened to me before, although as a 16-year old boy I had fantasized about it far too often. Now in my mid-30s, I stood contemplating this stroke of dumb luck I would have killed for in high school, thinking, “I should probably pass.” You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?  I’m not talking about some kind of sexcapade. I’m talking about finding a Ziplock bag full […]

Beer

Simple Beer Cocktails, to Amp Up Your Favorite Ales

A beer cocktail can be one of two things; a cocktail where you replace the spirit with beer or a cocktail with both spirit and beer. Either option is guaranteed to delight. Beer is perfect on its own, but as a cocktail novice, I wanted to expand my taste horizons within my comfort zone. The idea of creating a beer cocktail was certainly intimidating. But with a little research, help […]

The Main Squeeze
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The Main Squeeze Invade Colorado

    Questions by Nicholas Stock   The Main Squeeze is a band on the rise. With international acclaim and a packed tour schedule, this band is going from opener to headliner quickly. The Main Squeeze has bounced around the country in search of an inviting market before finally settling on the West Coast. Their music defies categorization, but is utterly approachable and inviting. They’ve even caught the attention of […]

This weekend in Northern Colorado
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Are you ready for the weekend?

This weekend in Northern Colorado art, music, theatre, food, drinks, family, and entertainment May 10- May 12   Hop Grenade Happy Hour Drink Specials $1 off 8oz pours $2 off 12oz pours $3 off 16oz pours $5 glasses of wineFood Specials $1 wings (up to 24) $3 chips & salsa (no refill) $4 fire (6) $4 mozzarella sticks (4) $5 artisan flatbreads The Hop Grenade, 347 E. Foothills Pkwy, Unit […]

David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show is part of the Blues Behind Bars project.
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Blues Behind Bars brings inmate-penned tunes to Music District

By Steve Graham Johnny Cash famously sang “Folsom Prison Blues,” a fictional prisoner story, for real inmates in California. David Michael Boyd is reversing that process, playing a public concert of songs he wrote with real Colorado inmates. His band, Davey and the Blu Dog, is performing a free concert with special guests at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Music District building on South College Avenue. The show […]

The Underground Music Showcase (UMS), Denver’s largest and most iconic music festival, just announced the full 2019 lineup and will once again bring an array of acclaimed national and local artists, creatively curated stages, and host endless surprises across the three-day showcase.
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Underground Music Showcase Announces 2019 Lineup

Underground Music Showcase Announces 2019 Lineup   The Underground Music Showcase (UMS), Denver’s largest and most iconic music festival, just announced the full 2019 lineup and will once again bring an array of acclaimed national and local artists, creatively curated stages, and host endless surprises across the three-day showcase. From Friday, July 26 through Sunday, July 28, the 19th annual Underground Music Showcase will return to the historic and hip […]

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Head for the Hills 15th Annual Pickin’ on the Poudre

By Steve Graham Head for the Hills has come a long way from bluegrass jams in a dorm room at Colorado State University. The group has been throwing musical parties in northern Colorado for a decade and a half, and the 15thannual Pickin’ on the Poudre show on May 11 is no exception. But Lessard and his bandmates are bringing more guests and blending more genres than ever before — […]

Bikes

Latinx Program Brings New Resource to Bike Co-op, Community

Sarah Hafen never saw herself in a job like she’s in. Hired in January, Hafen is the first Latinx Program Coordinator at the Fort Collins Bike Co-op (FCBC). While she’s new to the position, this program has had the wheels turning for quite some time.   “I was nervous going into this role,” she said. “I’ve never done anything like this before but it’s close to my passion and goals for […]

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Fort Collins Food Truck Rally kickoff May 14

Fort Collins Food Truck Rally 2019 Rallies begin 5/14/19 and end 9/24/19. Every week, there are 15-20 Local Food Trucks parked on Sheldon Drive in City Park, Fort Collins from 5:30-Dusk, accompanied by Live Local Musicians chosen by The Mishawaka Amphitheatre. Pets are welcome (on a leash please). This is a family-friendly event. There are no alcohol sales at the venue. There is limited table/bench seating, so please bring your […]