Marijuana

Breaking the Grass Ceiling

Question: What do you get when you combine gender parity, social justice, environmental sustainability and cannabis? Answer: A Puffragette® [pronounced puff-ruh-jet].   THE FILM Women are changing the face of today’s fastest-growing industry – cannabis. Join filmmaker Windy Borman as she discovers how they’re also changing the world in “Mary Janes: The Women of Weed.” The film features a powerful interview from Grammy®-award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge. “Mary Janes” has garnered […]

Food

Hey Mikey, you’ll like it: Cooking a meal might help get kids to eat different foods

By Emily Kemme Sapna Von Reich wants to eliminate the fear of cooking at an early age. By offering kid-friendly, hands-on classes, she believes she’s making progress. With a goal of getting kids aged 6 to 12 comfortable in the kitchen, she encourages them to try new foods. Von Reich starts off by asking a rhetorical question that’s steeped in philosophy.  “What’s your favorite food? Pizza — well, how would […]

Music News

The Roots Music Concert Series

The Roots Music Concert Series is merging Adult Artists with Experienced Youth Artists by pairing them up. A lot of youth bands play only for youth showcases or in lineups dominated by youth bands. Curator Chad Fisher says the showcase is a subtle way to help with the evolving needs of our youth artists and a way to support them as they age out of the youth stage and feel […]

Spliff Tank describes themselves as “thundering, ghastly, and alluring.”  The local band has been gaining in popularity on the DIY scene for the last year. Their new release of our cover of - Pet Sematary by The Ramones, set the spark, and they will play July 27th at Pinball Jones Campus West with touring bands Engine Summer(Chicago) & Faux Furrs (Chicago)   
Music News

Thundering, Ghastly, and Alluring

Spliff Tank Spliff Tank describes themselves as “thundering, ghastly, and alluring.”  The local band has been gaining in popularity on the DIY scene for the last year. Their new release of our cover of – Pet Sematary by The Ramones, set the spark, and they will play July 27th at Pinball Jones Campus West with touring bands Engine Summer(Chicago) & Faux Furrs (Chicago).    “We started We had a clear […]

Top 5

Top 5 ideas for a Larimer County Parks Pass

This summer, grab a Larimer County parks pass ($90 for residents) and do a few things you haven’t tried before! We will see you out there.  Carter Lake | Swim and Picnic  Located just southwest of Loveland and northwest of Berthoud, Carter Lake is a magnificent 1,100-acre reservoir surrounded by public lands. While an entrance fee and camping permits are required, Carter Lake is open year round and sits at […]

Pamela Machala
Music News

Songs on the keys of life

Pamela Machala By Steve Graham When Pamela Machala moved to Colorado in 2015, she wasn’t sure where she would fit into a guitar-heavy local music scene as a classically trained jazz pianist. After all, it’s harder to carry a piano to the campground or even a brewpub. But Machala doesn’t mind lugging her keyboard to regular gigs at breweries, festivals, and cafes around the Front Range. “It’s my one weight […]

Featured

CD Review: Day 1 Johnny Burroughs

    “Day 1” Johnny Burroughs Concerts by the Burroughs have always felt a little like a raucous tent revival, but one of those secular rock ‘n’ roll Springsteen-style tent revivals. Singer Johnny Burroughs always channels his preacher father and his own ministry background in stirring up and lifting up the crowd. But he hasn’t mixed his sweaty soul music with explicitly Christian themes — until now. Johnny’s first solo album […]

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Expressions Art Exhibit

Expressions artists at work by Julius Lisi   I can remember moving to Fort Collins 20 years ago and taking part in the monthly First Friday Art Walks. You could go from gallery to gallery, about every half block in Old Town, looking at paintings and sculpture, snacking on nice food spreads and the occasional glass of wine, meeting and talking to the artists. It was exciting (if you like […]

Music News

Tim Bluhm: There’s Got To Be A New Way

Tim Bluhm Questions by Nicholas Stock  Tim Bluhm is another prolific and seminal musician that you may have overlooked. A founding member of The Mother Hips, Tim has been navigating the music scene on a national level since they made their big splash in 1991. They quickly gained notoriety in Chico, California where they formed, but it wasn’t long before they hit the road to share their gospel far and […]

The Wailers
Events

Wailing At Washington’s

The Wailers at Washington’s By Robin Shaffer, Rock ‘N Robins From the Chinese in Shanghai to the El Molo in Kenya, everyone has heard of Bob Marley. Some think of him as proper mood music for a party. To others he was a teacher, an uplifter; to many he was a prophet and savior. When he died -ostensibly of cancer – on May 11, 1981 his mission continued.  That mission […]