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Cowardice ordered by Marine Commanders

by Craig Masters In an inexcusable act of cowardice in the face of facts, marines have been ordered to run and hide when danger approaches. But Maj. Gen. Juan G. Ayala, Commander Marine Corps Installations Command, whose head is probably … Continue reading

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Dems kill bill preventing public aid cards at pot shops, strip clubs

In what could be an early sign that Democrats are planning on continuing to push their liberal agenda again this year, a bill that would have prohibited state residents from using ATMs in Colorado marijuana dispensaries and strip clubs was … Continue reading

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Feds give disaster designation to Morgan County

Fort Morgan Times –  The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday added Morgan County to its list of now 10 Colorado counties eligible for public assistance due to flooding in September. That federal disaster declaration, which was approved by President … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Fritzler Corn Maze highlights American unity, through good times and bad

For the past 14 years Glenn Fritzler and his family have unveiled a corn maze design that seems appropriate for Colorado or current events, and this year is no different as the design is intended to represent the struggles and … Continue reading

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Sen. Bennet favors bombing Syria

  Fort Morgan Times — U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet favors military action in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons but said the choices available to the United States range from “worse to bad.”   “This is about picking your … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Leprino plant safe from closure

Fort Morgan Times —  Leprino Foods Company announced last week that it made the decision to close its Ravenna, Neb. facility in early November.   This difficult but necessary decision is driven by the technological advances at other facilities, the … Continue reading

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Aurora shooter’s attorneys argue Colorado death penalty unconstitutional

Fort Morgan Times —  Lawyers for Aurora movie theater shooting defendant James Holmes want the judge in the case to declare Colorado’s death-penalty laws unconstitutional.   In multiple motions filed Friday and made public Tuesday, lawyers for Holmes say the state’s death-penalty … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Morgan County Sheriff’s office investigating teen drowning

Brush News Tribune — The Morgan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent drowning of a teenager at a private pond northeast of the Fort Morgan City limits Monday afternoon. Deputies, Fort Morgan Police and Fire and Morgan County Ambulance … Continue reading

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Morgan Community College to pursue Glenn Miller documentary

Fort Morgan Times — Morgan Community College President Dr. Kerry Hart has announced the approval to pursue producing a documentary about Glenn Miller’s formative years in Fort Morgan. “The consent of Jonnie Miller Hoffman, Glenn Miller’s daughter, is wonderful news. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Semi hauling ice cream burns on I-25

Coloradoan — A semi-trailer hauling ice cream on southbound Interstate 25 rear-ended another semi-trailer, crashed and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The 11:30 a.m. crash, fire and ensuing diesel fuel cleanup kept southbound Interstate 25 closed for more than … Continue reading

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Johnstown to get new gun facility

Loveland Reporter Herald — Before long, shooting enthusiasts will have the choice of six Loveland-area stores east of U.S. 287 where they can buy guns, and two large indoor shooting ranges. The Johnstown Town Council’s approval this week of the … Continue reading

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Fort Morgan Cargill plant certified for “tender” meat

Ft. Morgan Times — A new U.S. Department of Agriculture system for rating beef could mean consumers will have a better idea whether or not their meat is tender — and Cargill Meat Solutions is a part of that program. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Police detain 5, arrest 1 in Friday drug raid

(Coloradoan) — Fort Collins police detained five men and arrested a sixth following a series of drug raids around the city Friday morning.   Five men were taken into custody and held on behalf of the U.S. Marshal’s Service. They … Continue reading

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Ft. Morgan speaker “excited” about Obamacare coming to Colorado

Fort Morgan Times — Brenda LaCombe knows how disheartening it has been for people who cannot afford health insurance but also make too much money for current government assistance. Her previous job was assisting people attempting to get enrolled in … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Army appeals court to decide whether Ft. Hood shooter can be forced to shave beard

by Jack Minor –   An Army Appeals court is deciding whether the judge in the case of the accused Fort Hood shooter exceeded his authority by requiring that Maj. Nidal Hasan comply with the Army’s grooming standards by shaving … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Colorado delegation calls for additional assistance to fight fire

FORT COLLINS, COLO. – As the High Park Fire continues to spread through Larimer County, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) and the entire Colorado delegation is asking the United States Forest Service (USFS) for additional resources and assistance.   “We cannot … Continue reading

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Board of Health to hear public input about free needle program for drug users

The public will have just one chance, today at 5:30, to tell the members of the Larimer County Board of Health whether or not to spend public money supporting drug dealers and users in Northern Colorado. A plan for enabling … Continue reading

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Ron Paul packs The Fort – makes no apologies for his policy vision

By Craig Masters This morning more than 200 were turned away when the CSU student center auditorium reached its capacity. The doors opened an hour before the scheduled 10:00 a.m. event featuring the appearance of Presidential candidate, Dr. Ron Paul; … Continue reading

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