Posts Tagged ‘Collins’

Fort Collins seeking authority over “excessively” cluttered properties

Coloradoan — Stay out of my life. This slice of Earth is mine. How I live is none of your business, and you’re not welcome here. That message is clear to all the senses when visitors approach John Stevens’ home at the corner of Foxtail and Sitka streets in northeast Fort Collins. “I don’t really [...]

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Foothills Mall construction delayed by developers

Coloradoan — With just 13 months to go before its scheduled reopening and a $53 million financing agreement with the city of Fort Collins still in negotiations, owners of Foothills Mall acknowledged Monday the project will not be ready in late 2014. The project will be built as envisioned, but it will take a little [...]

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Fort Collins council supports delay on marijuana businesses

Coloradoan — Retail marijuana stores won’t be allowed in Fort Collins soon, but their opening dates may not be as far off as expected.   The Fort Collins City Council on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would temporarily ban marijuana stores until March 31 so the city can line up regulations for [...]

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High Park fire still costing taxpayers millions of dollars

Coloradoan — The High Park Fire went out more than a year ago, but millions of taxpayer dollars still are being used to deal with its aftermath.   The cost of addressing the widespread damage done to the foothills and watersheds west of Fort Collins is expected to go on for years to come.   [...]

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High Park Fire mitigation work to begin August 18

GREELEY –On August 18, trucks will once again begin hauling tons of wood mulch to staging sites in Poudre and Rist Canyons, where helicopters will drop the material on non-federally-owned hillsides that were badly burned during last year’s High Park Fire.  A total of approximately 1,700 acres will be treated this year.  Residents and citizens [...]

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GPS tracking unavailable for Fort Collins mosquito spraying

Coloradoan — Online tracking information for Colorado Mosquito Control trucks spraying for mosquitoes in Fort Collins will not be available.   The tracking page was overwhelmed by traffic seeking GPS information on the trucks Wednesday, causing the city’s entire site to crash, said Mike Calhoon, parks supervisor.   Stress tests done Thursday showed the system [...]

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Wellington bank robbed hours after Fort Collins bank

Coloradoan — A Wellington bank was robbed late Thursday morning, roughly 18 hours after a Fort Collins bank robbery that might be connected with several others in Denver. “The Brothers Bandits,” two Russian men suspected of robbing four Denver-area banks earlier this month, might be the people who robbed the Fort Collins Wells Fargo on [...]

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Disabled Ft. Collins man disputes police ticket

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – Bulging scar tissue marks the right side of Steven Hodges’ forehead, a place vulnerable to bumps when he collapses into disorienting seizures. It was still taped from a previous injury last May, when the mentally disabled man was walking to a store near his Fort Collins home to get quarters for [...]

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Ft. Collins police pay better than other agencies

Ft. Collins Coloradoan - Police officers in Northern Colorado get paid pretty well, with rookies typically making more than $50,000 per year. Even accounting for inflation, officers make more than ever, but they’re expected to do more than ever at a time when social media makes it increasingly easy to scrutinize them. “If you want professionals, [...]

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Feds investigating lightning strike on Wellington farm workers

(Coloradoan) — Federal workplace-safety inspectors are investigating after lighting struck nine farm workers in a field north of Fort Collins last week. The workers were in organic fields in Wellington when the massive storm rolled through Thursday afternoon. A bolt struck nine people, leaving two in critical condition. Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials [...]

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Larimer Humane Society turns in signatures for tax increase issue

(Ft. Collins Coloradoan) — Larimer Humane Society is one step closer to a new shelter. The local animal welfare organization submitted 18,000 signatures on a petition asking voters for a sales tax increase on the November ballot. If at least 11,300 of those signatures are deemed valid by the Larimer County Clerk & Recorder, voters [...]

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Fracking critics driving up home heating costs state regulator says

(Ft. Collins Coloradoan)  — Colorado’s chief oil and gas regulator said critics of fracking and public officials trying to regulate the energy industry are working hard to drive up the cost of home heating and cooling. When residents “storm city hall and demand you protect their health, safety and welfare armed with misinformation,” they fail [...]

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Longmont police officer jailed in Fort Collins

Fort Collins Coloradoan – A police officer has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Loveland. Longmont police Officer Chris Martinchick turned himself into the Larimer County Jail in Fort Collins on Wednesday morning. He faces possible charges of felony sexual assault and two misdemeanor charges of invasion of privacy for sexual [...]

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Fort Collins planning on improving flow on Harmony Road

Ft. Collins Coloradoan – As Harmony Road goes, so goes the city. Love it or hate it, Harmony Road by design serves as an employment and economic hub for the city of Fort Collins. Success for one breeds success for the other. The 5½-mile stretch from Interstate 25 to Shields Street is home to some [...]

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Log In My Eye, a Speck in yours

I find it appalling that our liberal lawmakers, not only have endorsed Civil Unions, but opened the doors to our public buildings, with public officials, after hours, in order to conduct civil ceremonies for the homosexual community. Would I, as a heterosexual man, along with the conservative community, be granted the same privilege? I think [...]

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NBA’s Jason Collins: ‘Gay’ Superhero!

By Matt Barber  So I guess you’ve heard. Fading, 34 year-old NBA free agent Jason Collins has been declared a hero for publicly announcing that he digs dudes. Well, it’s about time! Used to be all a guy had to do was die at Omaha Beach or some other such nonsense. The Imperialist USA is [...]

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Ft. Collins DBA snubs local business in favor of large media outlets

by Jack Minor –   A local radio station in Fort Collins has been told it will not be able to have a float in the local St. Patrick’s Day parade, while other stations owned by national organizations outside the state are being allowed to participate.   The Downtown Fort Collins Business Association is promoting [...]

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Fast and Furiously – Obama attacks Free Speech

by Craig Masters Did you see this one coming? Muslim leaders from all over the world setting aside their violence against each other for a week of unity – against Americans’ Freedom of Speech. John Irish writes it this way on the Reuters web site: “Muslim leaders were in unison at the United Nations this [...]

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Larimer County vehicle thefts down 50 percent

Two weeks after a red car is stolen from a Colorado Springs apartment parking lot, it appears outside a hotel east of Fort Collins. Several hours of undercover surveillance pass, but there’s no sign of the thief. Larimer County sheriff’s deputies fan out, some knocking on hotel-room doors while others wait near the exit of [...]

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Ft. Collins mall sells $10.5 million below previous price

The new owners of Foothills Mall ponied up nearly $40 million to buy Fort Collins’ aging shopping center and expect to spend nearly three times that renovating and re-energizing it. Walton Foothills Holdings VI, LLC — the ownership group comprised of Greenwood Village-based Alberta Development Partners and affiliates of Walton Street Capital — bought the [...]

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Gas prices in Ft. Collins decreasing, bucks national trend

The average price of a gallon of gasoline has fallen 1.5 cents in the past week, bucking a national trend of increasing gas prices, according to gasoline price website FortCollinsGasPrices.com. Prices averaged $3.45 per gallon in Fort Collins on Sunday. Nationally, prices have increased 4.9 cents per gallon to $3.49. In Fort Collins, prices are [...]

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Ft. Collins solicitation rules appear to be working

The solicitor knocking at the door of your Fort Collins home could represent a local dairy or youth sports team. Or it could be someone traveling the country under bizarre, shady circumstances. A year after the city lifted its ban on door-to-door salespeople, 43 companies have obtained permits. The change has created opportunity for legitimate [...]

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Greeley’s Pirate 104.7 – #4 in America

by Matt Lacy – A recent and extensive Federal Communications Commission report reveals that Greeley’s Pirate 104.7 FM is ranked number 4 out of 1,000 radio stations nationwide in its class. Several criteria and measuring mechanisms were used in the study, including official Arbitron ratings. Pirate Radio is a Low Power  FM (LPFM) station and [...]

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The Rant

Guest Column By Mike McCune   I believe our government is corrupt. From those who are elected to those who are appointed to those that are life-time bureaucrats the system is corrupt. The stench of corruption cannot be masked any longer but nowhere is reek more noticeable than in the bloated entity known as education. [...]

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VA to offer free flu shots for verterans

Staff Reports –   The Cheyenne VA Medical Center is conducting an aggressive seasonal flu campaign again this year. Free seasonal flu shots will be given to all Veterans on October 22 at the Fort Collins VA Clinic. The flu shot clinic will occur from 8:00am to 12:30pm at the Fort Collins VA Clinic, 2509 Research [...]

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Tour de Fat returns to Ft. Collins

Festival bikers are ready to roll Thousands of fun seekers dressed up as everything from alligators and hot dogs to tacos and zebras as they mounted their bikes and took over the streets of Ft. Collins Saturday morning for a wild street party named the Tour de Fat. The event begins as a church bell [...]

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American flag lowered in presence of Saudi Arabian flag at Ft. Collins public school

  by Jack Minor –   The principal of a Ft. Collins school has said a picture of the American flag lowered in the presence of the Saudi Arabian flag, was not done by his staff and that he promptly resolved the issue once he was made aware of it. The picture, first published on the blog [...]

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Oldest Woman to row across the Atlantic visiting Colorado

By Vanessa Dominguez Saturday, June 4th,Coloridoans are invited to meet Dr. Suzanne Pinto,  the olderst woman to ever row across the Atlantic Ocean. She will be sharing the story of her journey at Ridgen Farm located in Fort Collins at : Rigden Farm Senior Living 2350 Limon Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80525 Share on Facebook

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City council suggests a tax increase

By Vanessa Dominguez Tim Nash, Finance Director for The City of Greeley, presented City Council with several options to would free up money for road repairs. Nash stated that all ideas were either policy driven or ordinance driven. The proposed funding strategy will consist of six components: Continue food tax allocation General fund carry over [...]

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Ella Mae Freauff

  December 24, 1924 ~ April 8, 2011   Ella Mae Freauff formerly of Johnstown died Friday, April 8, 2011 in Ft. Collins.  She was born on December 24, 1924 in Longmont, to Conrad and Edith (Kaiser) Lesser.   In 1947, Ella married Kenneth “Dutch” Freauff in Cheyenne, Wyoming.  They worked in housecleaning.   He died [...]

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Violet Ilene Harding

  June 10, 1929 ~ March 3, 2011   Violet Ilene Harding of Windsor died Wednesday, March 3, 2011 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado.  She was born June 10, 1929 to Alex and Mary (Erbes) Kammerzell in Windsor.   Violet married LeRoy W. Harding on February 1, 1948 in Windsor.  She took [...]

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Herbert Clifton Eala

Herbert Clifton Eala (Echohawk), 59, transitioned to the Spirit World on Wednesday January 20th, 2011 in Greeley, Colorado. He was born July 26th 1951 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska to Grace M. Valandra of St. Francis, South Dakota and Crescencio (Chris) E. Eala of Ilocos Sur, Philippine Islands.  After his father opened Chris Music in Fort Collins, [...]

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To Governor Hickenlooper: “Stay out of our way”

Stay out of our Way Transition Team hears from Northern Colorado people By Jim Frazier “Stay out of our way,” a local dairyman recommended to Governor Hickenlooper’s transition team in Greeley on November 14th, “With less regulation we can prosper, then you’ll have more state revenue.” From the audience of about 60 people, the team [...]

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Phyllis A. Benson

Phyllis A. Benson, 88 of Eaton, died on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at the Life Care Center in Greeley. She was born on September 24, 1922 in Ault, Colorado to Braudus O & Moneta V. (Blake) Tormey. Phyllis graduated from Ault High School in 1941 and she later attended Colorado State University. She married Carl [...]

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Weld County Sheriff’s Office Posse Queen for 2010-2011

Caitlin Anne Schwartz, 15, was chosen to be the Weld County Sheriff’s Office Posse Queen for 2010-2011. Caitie is the daughter of Tim Schwartz of Evans and LeighAnne Schwartz of Ft Collins and the granddaughter of Posse member Mary Schwartz. Caitie prepared and gave a public speech and demonstrated her riding abilities in the arena [...]

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