At Blue Harvest and Stillwater Shopping Locally Provides Unexpected Dividends

Early each November the Holiday Lighting Ceremony turns downtown Fort Collins into a beautiful setting in which to purchase gifts for your loved ones that yield additional dividends. Locally collected sales taxes support the many services we enjoy in our “Choice City.”     Blue Harvest Apparel at 115 East Mountain and Stillwater Outdoor Culture at 126 South College, are locally-owned women’s apparel and home goods stores that blend an earthy vibe with Colorado-chic. […]

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Top 5 Winter Pastimes

Adorned with the beautiful Rocky Mountains, a turquoise blue sky that always seems sunny, hundreds of little lakes, natural hot springs, wildlife, hiking, and towns that come alive at Christmas time, it’s no shocker Colorado is one of the most visited states in America — especially in the winter time. Below is a list of 5 hidden treasures and activities Northern Colorado has to offer this winter. […]

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The Showman

D.W. Doucet, known for his unique Americana roots guitar sounds, was not always a musician. In fact, this love came by an accident and out of necessity. As a child, he struggled to communicate. He learned early how to be a showman, and he used his gifts to overcome this barrier. “As a kid, I had a terrible stutter. It started as a child into my teenage years into when […]

KCSU: A Brief History

This year marks 75 years of radio on Colorado State University’s campus. That’s right, radio on campus can be traced back to 1943. At that point in time, interest in radio technology stemmed from the need for military-focused schooling during WWII, with Colorado A&M serving upwards of 1,500 servicemen, leaving for and coming back from the war in Europe. The first show on Colorado A&M radio was ‘Agriculture in News,’ […]

Have yourself a Cannabis Christmas

Do a quick image search online for “Christmas Cheer” and you’re sure to come across a few photos of wine glasses with little Santa hats, or a fancy cup of eggnog. But for those of us who prefer cannabis, perhaps this year we could try a cannabis Christmas instead. Cousin Eddie’s RV in the driveway, the in-laws in the guest bedroom, 17 people packed around your 5 seat table, just […]

Famed Jazz Pianist Celebrates Half Century of Peanuts Music

By Steve Graham Picture “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” You probably conjure the Peanuts gang and Charlie’s sad little tree. And I bet you’re also humming the music. Vince Guaraldi’s simple and timelessly cool jazz arrangements of traditional carols, alongside some new compositions, helped make the first Peanuts TV special an instant classic. It is still broadcast every Christmas, 53 years after it first aired on Dec. 9, 1965. And the […]

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My So-Called ’90s Bash

The Downtown Artery will host My So-Called Bash on Friday, Oct. 26, with three different stages of music and ’90s karaoke. Downstairs is alt/grunge/rock/pop and upstairs will have a dance party with DJs spinning ’90s hip-hop, rap and R&B. Mike Adams from The Artery and Jessi Reed from the Music District co-organized the first annual event. “It’s the ‘90s-themed Halloween party for people to get down, hear cool local bands […]

Get into the festive spirit with SnowDome

Celebrate the holidays at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery with SnowDome Holiday Spectacular on Friday, December 21st ! Get in the festive spirit by stopping by the museum for holiday crafts, cookies, cocoa, and a few surprises… all while enjoying showtimes of Let it Snow in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater. Let it Snow features a new variety of festive classics from Frank Sinatra and Chuck Berry to Burl Ives […]