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Outdoor Cinema Provides Unique Opportunity for Outdoor Fun

By Emily Clingman-Johnson When I pulled up to the rows of parked cars in the dirt-covered parking lot, I saw Frisbees in the air. Music was blaring from cars. People were mingling in groups, laughing, sitting on lawn chairs, and putting on glowsticks. The sun was setting over the mountains and the evening’s excitement waxed with the rising moon. No, I wasn’t at Red Rocks for this summer’s Panic show. […]

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Laporte Boasts Up-and-Coming Music Destination

By Lindsay Nichols A little north of the Fort Collins city limits lies a watering hole that is the perfect bike ride from town (the Poudre River bike trail practically takes you right to the front door). It’s Bar SS, in the town of LaPorte, and it offers the opportunity to take advantage of the magical Fort Collins trio: beer, biking, and music. (An added bonus to those that pedal […]

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Local Clothing Line Caters to Hip Outdoor Sports Crowd

By Emily Clingman-Johnson Suzanne Akin has found her wings. Stirred by a picture several years ago, Akin had an idea. “The picture was of a wakeboarder doing a trick,” Akin explained. “It looked like she was flying.” She developed a motto: Find your wings. “Find something that motivates you and gets you going,” she said. “Just jump! Go for it. You’ll figure it out on your way down.” Akin, a […]

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The Assault Returns

The biggest bicycle scavenger hunt in the nation returns this month. That’s right – The New Belgium Urban Assault Ride is back to take over the city on July 17. Join in on a race to checkpoints throughout the city, where you’ll drop your bike and complete a series of challenges (Big Wheel power slides, soaring across an inflatable slip-n-slide, etc.). You need a team of two to participate, so […]

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Local Artist Paints the Nightmare to Live the Dream

By Maggie Canty-Shafer The Fort Collins art scene has been dealt its share of criticism, oftentimes from the source itself. The common complaint – that if one’s work doesn’t fit into the landscape and/or Southwest imagery genre, you’re fighting a losing battle – seems to keep many artists wary of settling anywhere north of Denver. Ironically, it’s the same complaint that keeps Bryan Collins pulling out his paintbrush every day. […]

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Eat Cupcakes to Benefit Bike Library

Amazing espresso and even better desserts await you at Starry Night Espresso Café. Filled to the brim on most evenings, Starry Night is a locals’ favorite. And now we have more reason to celebrate! Every Thursday night throughout the summer, Starry Night will be putting on an event called Cupcakes & Cruisers, which will benefit the Fort Collins Bike Library. Meet in Library Park at 6pm on your bike (bring […]

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How I Got This Amazing Ass (a.k.a. Life After a DUI)

[Editor’s Note: This article educates readers about the possible consequences of getting a DUI by using humor/satire. It is meant solely for entertainment purposes and does not offer any legal advice. The opinions expressed in this article do not necessarily reflect those of Scene Magazine.] A lot of people have been asking me how exactly I got this amazing ass. Well, today I’d like to go on record by saying […]

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Local Wind Power Enthusiast Encourages Community to Do its Part

By Emily Clingman-Johnson When the poor economy took a toll on his carpentry career a few years ago, Nick Ruble decided to get out the business and try his hand at something new. “I wanted to do something that was good for the planet; something that would make me feel better about what I do every day,” Ruble said. He heard that Vestas, a Denmark based wind power company planning […]

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New Trend in Chiropractic Care Enhances Active Lifestyles

By Emily Clingman-Johnson It’s that time of year when athletes take advantage of the weather and step up their exercise routines. Colorado’s seemingly endless sun and wide array of outdoor recreation spots will bring climbers, bicyclists, runners, disc golf players and sports enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes out by the masses. Combine that with America’s trend in the past few years to get healthy and you’ll find that Colorado […]

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Darren Mahuron: The Mind Behind the Art

By Emily Clingman-Johnson Boldly turning regular folks into rock stars and movie stars and sometimes even hanging them from stars, Darren Mahuron has photographically transformed dozens of local bands, icons, rebels, families, well-knowns and unknowns into surreal characters that look like still shots from boundary-breaking, counterculture movies. “I don’t consider myself a photog-rapher first,” Mahuron says. “I use the camera and the lights to get an image into Photoshop to […]