Fort Collins

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    September 27, 2011

    Medical marijuana fundraiser in Denver aims to fight proposed Fort Collins MMC ban, ignorance

    Organic Alternatives​In July, a group called Concerned Fort Collins Citizens petitioned the city to prohibit medical marijuana dispensaries, and their effort was a success. Now, voters will be asked to approve a ban on November 1 -- and to help fight this effort, Citizens For Safer Neighborhoo ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Medical marijuana dispensary banned in Windsor now patient resource center

    ​Last November, voters in Windsor outlawed medical marijuana dispensaries -- and as a result, In Harmony Wellness was forced to close this past May. But despite being forbidden to sell cannabis, the business is back as a patient resource center. Today, its owners are staging an open house to r ... More >>

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    September 14, 2011

    Tour de Fat raises more than $150,000 for Colorado bike organizations

    Westword photographer Brandon Marshall spotted a penny farthing in City Park at the 2011 Tour de Fat Denver​New Belgium Brewing, the Fort Collins-based brewery with the iconic cruiser bike logo and best known for its Fat Tire Amber Ale, raised more than $90,000 on September 3 for the Overland ... More >>

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    September 9, 2011

    This Weekend in Stoke: Adrenaline junkies, eat your heart out

    ​Turn out the lights! Director Josh Berman and his Level 1 Productions crew -- local heroes all -- are bringing it tonight at 8 p.m. for the world premiere of After Dark at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton Street ($15). The twelfth installment in the Level 1 ski porn filmography fea ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    All Hands On Deck auction to benefit Ft. Collins' Launch: Community Through Skateboarding

    ​Andy Weiss (former owner of the Market Skateshop in Fort Collins), Alison Alter (an art teacher at Fort Collins High School), and Justin Hocking (co-editor of Life and Limb: Skateboarders Write From the Deep End) called in some favors and brought out some heavy hitters for tonight's All Hands ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Fort Collins group petitions to ban medical marijuana centers

    ​If a group of Fort Collins residents gets its way, patient access to medical marijuana in the northern Colorado college town could be severely limited. The Concerned Fort Collins Citizens (CFCC) filed a petition to ban pot shops on Tuesday, handing in more than 7,500 signatures. If they're de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Best places to do business: Fort Collins places 5th, Denver 9th on Forbes list

    Fort Collins.​Another day, another list on which Colorado finishes in impressive fashion. This time its the Forbes roster of the best places for business, and this square state placed two communities in the top ten: Fort Collins at fifth, Denver at ninth. Here's Forbes' rationale for the stro ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    A new Jax Fish House anchors in Fort Collins

    ​"I had nothing to do with it, other than drinking at the bar last Tuesday night," claims Jamey Fader, the culinary director of Big Red F, the Dave Query restaurant group that operates numerous dining dens in Denver and Boulder, including West End Tavern, Lola, Zolo Grill, Happy, Centro and J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Sk8Bit postponed until August

    ​Sk8Bit was supposed to take place this weekend in Ft. Collins, but the event has been cancelled due to a series of unfortunate and mostly unrelated events. Event promoter Marty Kraham notes that he's working to reschedule a date in August at Rollerland with the bulk of the local bands still o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Today: The Great American Meatout

    ​It's never been easier to go vegetarian or vegan, and the annual Great American Meatout (which happens every year on or around March 20) is a fantastic reminder of what we can do for our bodies and for the planet by simply changing our eating habits. Keep reading for a rundown of Meatout even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Joshua and Devin Scheer: Fort Collins SWAT team gasses them out of house to end standoff

    Big pics below.​The wee hours of Sunday morning were more active than usual on the 1000 block of Cypress Drive in Fort Collins. A report about one neighbor threatening another with a firearm led to a three-hour standoff that ended with the deployment of "gas munitions" and charges against Josh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Fort Collins Brewery's newest beer is, uh, black and strapping -- and a part of a growing trend

    Carl Weathers and his more pilsner-looking buddy.​The Fort Collins and Wynkoop brewing companies are the the latest Colorado beer-makers to introduce new black ales, and while the Fort Collins bottle label made me raise a P.C. eyebrow, black ales are definitely becoming more popular. The Incr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Grenade scare second in Colorado in three weeks: What the hell?

    Flickr​Trip over a grenade lately? If not, you're lucky, because they seem to be popping up all over the place lately -- in a park in Colorado Springs on Valentine's Day and now in a vacant home in Fort Collins. Let's hope no one has the dubious idea of using them for Easter eggs. Get details ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Weekend Dance Card: Basic Rhythm, Glo Mega Massive, United Dub Edition, Winterfresh

    ​ Friday night is Basic Rhythm at Sugar House. Just Ben from Whomp Truck headlines the event with other locals, including DJ Matty vs. Just Al, Joshua Red, DJJD, Shapeshifter and Shaggy. Sugar House played host to a few different dance music events recently; this one will be more bass-heavy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Lissie on her dread-days in Fort Collins and being both indie and major.

    Valerie Phillips​Elisabeth Maurus, who performs under the moniker Lissie, plays tonight at the Bluebird. She had to cancel a show here in October because her voice gave out, but she's eager to return to Colorado. She spent a couple undergraduate years at CSU in Fort Collins. We spoke with her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    Silverton Brewing gets a little help from its friends in Fort Collins

    ​Silverton Brewing has hired the Fort Collins Brewing Company to contract-brew and bottle two of its beers so that they can be distributed throughout Colorado. Six-packs of Big Ass Brown and Ice Pick Ale should be available locally in February. The little brewery, which was founded in 2004 by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    Hog Wild BBQ closes its Denver outpost

    Go Hog Fort Collins​If you go hog wild for Hog Wild BBQ, you're going to need to drive to Fort Collins to get your fix. The shop, at 2103 South Broadway, has closed -- a victim of the City of Denver's plan to widen Evans. Owners Chris and Katie Robinson, who moved to Fort Collins in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2010
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    August 30, 2010

    Fort Collins riot: 7 more charged in Old Town's NewWestFest melee, none from CSU

    NewWestFest macing.​The plentiful video footage shot at the Fort Collins riot early on August 22 continues to lead to arrests -- but not of Colorado State University students. Last week, the Fort Collins Police Department announced charges against seven people, only one of whom was a CSU stude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Fort Collins riot: 7 accused, charges pending on 9 others in post-NewWestFest/Old Town melee

    NewWestFest macing.​On Monday, we shared videos of rioting in Old Town Fort Collins and noted that local police were studying such footage in an attempt to identify participants in the free-for-all. Now, the Fort Collins Police have named seven people (only one a CSU student) they've accused o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Spin includes Candy Claws song as one of fifteen Songs You Must Hear Now!

    ​What a difference a year makes -- well, give or take a few months. While it hasn't quite been a year yet, when it launched its online tour last winter, Candy Claws was still something of an unknown quantity outside of Denver and its home of Fort Collins. And now, with its new album, Hidden La ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Whitewater Ramble's Patrick Sites on the time it's taken to release the band's first studio album

    Darren Mahuron/Summit Studios​ Seven years and more than six-hundred live shows into its career, Whitewater Ramble has completed work on its long awaited studio debut, All Night Drive. It's been quite road getting to this point. The Fort Collins-based act could easily write a book chronicling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Larkburger opens its its fourth location tomorrow in Fort Collins

    ​The Larkburger burger has come a long way since it was first featured on the bar menu of Larkspur Restaurant in Vail. In fact, that burger has proven to be the sandwich that launched a thousand ships. Or at least four.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Fort Collins sixth best place to live, says Money magaziners -- and they try to prove it

    ​The folks at magazines and websites love to cook up city lists -- rosters proclaiming that a certain burg is the best this, or the worst that. Doing so makes sense, given that people with a connection to those places will click, and the towns themselves will promote the links, garnering even ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
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    June 7, 2010

    Culinary calendar for the week ahead: Booze, festivals and charity events

    ​Beer release parties, brewery birthdays and Old South Pearl's BrewGrass Festival are where it's at in food this week -- but there's plenty more for teetotalers or those who prefer wine or stronger spirits. Here's a taste of what's ahead: Monday, June 7: Jill's Restaurant, 900 Walnut Street ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Milking free speech: Royal Crest Dairy sues Fort Collins for door-to-door sales ban

    Royal Crest Dairy is having a cow over Fort Collins' ban on door-to-door sales.​Is the door-to-door sale of milk a right protected under the First Amendment? It might sound utterly preposterous, but that's the argument a longtime Colorado milk delivery company is making in a federal lawsuit ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    FoCoMx as seen through the lens of the Colorado Music Lounge

    Last month, we took a trip up north for the second annual FoCoMx. Our experience was quite different from the one depicted above, namely we ended up spending the bulk of our time on a walking tour of Fort Collins. In our infinite wisdom, we chose to see shows that were a little bit off the grid. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Wake up to a new Snooze in Fort Collins

    ​"Snooze in the Fort, like a pea in the pod, a fit that simply makes our souls sigh. We love the community, the drive, collegiate ways, rivers that flow, beer that reciprocates, environmental leaders, and folks who love great food! A vision for years and a fruition come April 2010!" That's t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Runaway bull in Fort Collins horning in on bad-ass cow's territory

    A fuzzy image of the bull from 9News. Guess the photog didn't want to get too close.​Thunder on the hoof! Again! Today, a runaway bull reportedly wreaked a bovine brand of havoc throughout the morning in Fort Collins before being shot with three tranquilizer darts and led, dazed, into a waiti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    FoCoMX tickets on sale now

    ​Festival season is fast approaching, and the Fort Collins Music Experiment kicks things off locally three weeks from today. FoCoMX debuted last year by featuring most of Northern Colorado's considerable musical talent. This year, they're 50% bigger, which means over 150 bands, which is just ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    Mad Greens keeps growing

    ​Denver-based Mad Greens is ready to conquer Fort Collins. On January 12, the company dropped $675,000 on a former Waffle House building at 616 South College Avenue, which will be its second location in that town. Mad Greens opened its first Fort Collins spot at 2120 East Harmony Road a few y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Was medical marijuana the motive for Fort Collins home invasion?

    A Flickr photo"I've got chronic pain! And I can give the same to you!"​Another day, another grabby crime that may (or may not) be related to medical marijuana -- this one a home invasion in Fort Collins that's resulted in the arrest of four subjects who allegedly bound a trio of men and held t ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Head for the Hills

    Head for the Hills

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    Flier of the Week: Paean at Hodi's Half Note

    Click for large version​This week's top flier comes to us from the far-off, exotic land of Fort Collins. While we don't get up that way as often as we should, there's no shortage of talented acts coming out of there and, as this flier shows, no shortage of talented designers helping them get t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Freeloader: Sneak peek of M. Pyres new album

    ​Fort Collins-based indie rock maestros M. Pyres just completed work on a brand new album titled Apart the Echo, which is out now on the band's label, Patient Sounds, and will be officially released locally sometime within next month. We got our hands on a track from the new record, which the outf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: While three cities put pot on hold, Denver prepares to fire up

    ​Fort Collins, Pueblo and Loveland have joined the ranks of Colorado cities with moratoriums on additional medical marijuana dispensaries -- although their actions yesterday were more limited than the hysterical "emergency" designation on the day's hearings had implied. Fort Collins wound up a ... More >>

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    November 18, 2009

    Passing a medical-marijuana moratorium in Fort Collins not such an emergency after all

    Fort Collins councilman David Roy didn't see medical marijuana as an emergency issue.​The word "emergency" has been bandied about frequently in relation to medical marijuana, as in the recent Board of Health meeting to change the definition of caregiver -- a decision that was subsequently toss ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Medical-marijuana caregiver fears restrictions in Fort Collins will further stigmatize her patients

    A Flickr photoNot everyone who uses medical marijuana is a whippersnapper.​At 6 p.m. tonight, the Fort Collins city council will consider an emergency ordinance to place a moratorium "upon the acceptance of applications for the issuance of licenses or permits related to businesses that seek to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Who cares about Richard Heene?

    ​The news is full of real stories about real people in need. People who can't find jobs, people who can't pay their mortgages, people who can't feed their families. Not high on the list of the truly needy: People who want to feed their hunger for fame. But still, Cheri Foster and her daughter ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Balloon Boy family's craziness may be contagious

    The latest developments in the Balloon Boy case -- i.e., Larimer County authorities declaring the whole thing to have been a hoax -- seem to have frayed the nerves of the Heene family's Fort Collins neighbors. Clips like this one from Friday, in which a woman defends the clan ("This was not a joke! ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Balloon Boy: A nation turns its lonely eyes to you

    When you woke up this morning, did you think you'd be riveted by the story of a Fort Collins kid who may or may not have floated away in a silvery balloon? And if so, are you being treated for assorted ailments at the Capitol Hill Medicine Shoppe? At this point, none of the reporters with the appr ... More >>

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    September 17, 2009

    Medical marijuana in Colorado: A directory

    Herbal Connections dispensary (photo by Aaron Thackeray)​ Colorado's medical marijuana business is booming -- or, if you prefer, blooming. You can read about the growth in Joel Warner's feature story or The Latest Word's marijuana category, which includes reviews of dispensaries. But if you ju ... More >>

  • Film

    September 10, 2009
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    September 10, 2009
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    September 8, 2009

    Party time in Fort Collins after CSU beat CU -- and before the rubber bullets started flying

    Last night, Colorado State University fans descended on downtown Fort Collins to celebrate the Rams' out-of-the-blue 23-17 victory over the heavily favored CU Buffs in this year's Rocky Mountain Showdown. But what began as a good time devolved into a bummer when cops used rubber bullets to disperse ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Silver Mine Subs tapped out in Denver

    ​"Around 1996, two guys were sitting around discussing their future. It was soon decided to leave the Midwest and travel to the base of the Rockies to seek fame and fortune, and that's when they developed a 'nugget' of an idea for a fast food operation," says the Silver Mine Subs website "A li ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2009


    Almost Vegas

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Smart Grids for Everyone!

    Fort Collins is ready for more efficient energy.​Get your blogs here. We catch 'em fresh daily. Send us links. Fort Collins will be the proud owner of Colorado's second Smart Grid. (Square State) I don't want to ruin the ending, but they painted photoshopped your name on the field, and Dan H ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    MP3 Freeloader: The Nautical Mile Sunday, July 5 at hi-dive

    Abbi McCouryThere is definitely a critical mass of precocious radio-friendly pop rock bands along the front range. Add Boulder-by-way-of-Ft Collins band Nautical Mile to the rapidly expanding roster of bands vying for your attention. Featuring Rachel Cummings providing the frontman, er, frontwoman d ... More >>

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