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Sustainable Living Made Easy

by  Mikaela Antonelli  On September 20 and 21, the Sustainable Living Association will hold their 15th annual sustainable living fair. Since 2000, the Sustainable Living Fair has been bringing people in the community together to celebrate and learn about living more simply. Founder Kellie Falbo started the fair as a student event, but it soon grew into an entire community affair. There is something for everyone at the fair. There will […]

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Fort Collins Welcomes the Return of Newest FestivaL FORToberfest!

by  Lauren Batson September is a lovely time in Colorado; the leaves are changing, the air is getting cooler, and school is back in session. The community can finally feel a sense of calm and routine after the sometimes hectic, non-stop of summer. September is a sort of last hoorah before winter comes to steal the last bit of warm weather from us, which makes it the ideal time for […]

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A view from outside the glass

by   James Yearling Welcome to the next frontier of beer. In Fort Collins, beer inspires us to dream big and grow outside of our comfort zone but to always remember what’s brewing here at home. It reminds us to be proud and to work harder, but to always follow our folly and find time to play just as hard (with recyclable can in hand, of course). Simply put, beer […]

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May 4: Fort Collins Chamber Music Society presents: Foco 440: Beer, Bikes, and Bach

By Malini Bartels Curious to see what pole dancing and chamber music have in common? Ever wanted to hear classical, contemporary, tribal fusion, Celtic, AND folk music at the same sitting? The Fort Collins Chamber Music Society presents Foco 440: Beer, Bikes, and Bach: A celebration of musical exploration, local culture, and community. The Chamber Music Society features music of Four on the Floor and is joining forces with Project […]

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What’s All the BUZZ About? SpokesBUZZ’s Annual SXSW Trek Speaks Volumes

Speaking with SpokesBUZZ founder and music fanatic Dani Grant is like talking music with a best friend. Her unbridled enthusiasm coupled with her impenetrable work ethic is glaringly obvious in every word she utters. The non-profit powerhouse has a similar effect on the community; mention SpokesBUZZ in the Fort Collins area and people’s faces light up. The name is meant to highlight what makes Fort Collins such an inspiring place […]

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Local film – Whensday: The Story of Joe Panda and Wildrose

By Andrew Schneider & NoCoast Artists Chaos is a part of life. In Northern Colorado it expresses itself as uncontrollable wildfires, turbulent regional politics and cultural dichotomy. But even in these tumultuous times we need to take pride in our commonalities and through it, our vision for what we can become. Fort Collins is home to many originals.  I believe, like many other places, that we reinvented the definition of […]

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Bikes, Beer and Beans: The Crankenstein Story

By: Hap Fry By all accounts, the Cranknstein story is a good one. On this mid-September day co-owner Susan Dalke points to the nearest wall from the high-back wooden chair and granite-topped table she’s sitting at and begins to tell the tale of Cranknstein. “The décor was very important,” Dalke said. “We bought a barn in Severance and tore it down, cleaned it all up, then brought it in and […]

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New Festival Carries On Fort's Tradition of Downtown Partying

By Emily Clingman A true Fort Collins aficionado can never have enough events celebrating the three B’s— beer, bikes and bands. So, thank the fiesta gods that there’s a new occasion this fall which will melt a devoted “Fortie’s” heart. Well, thank the Downtown Business Association, really. On Sept. 21 and 22, the DBA will host FORToberfest, a celebration of bikes…and beer and bands. “Basically, it’s everything bike,” said DBA […]

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Fort Chronic: Challenging Social Stigma Surrounding Marijuana

By Emily Clingman There’s a new movement growing in town, and it started with a clothing idea. Fort Chronic Clothing Company opened its online doors in October, selling apparel featuring marijuana leaves in its designs. The business name is a play on words: “Chronic” is often used to describe high-grade marijuana. Fort Collins has a reputation for producing some of the finest bud around; hence, Fort Chronic. The business name […]