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Author Archives: meg

The Sadler House and the Proposed New FAR Rules

A friend of mine recently pointed out this page on Facebook. It was originally set up to fight against building code regulations that were enacted in 2011, hence the name, “Repeal Fort Collins Ordinance 003.” However, with the Eastside and Westside Neighborhoods Character Study, one of the admins of the page has started posting there … Continue reading »

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Fort Collins’ First Junior High Formed in 1922

On Saturday, September 2, 1922, an announcement was made on the front page of the Fort Collins Courier regarding changes being made in the public schools. Of particular interest to me was the formation of Fort Collins very first junior high school. The summary of the article, printed just under the title, stated: The topic … Continue reading »

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Crazy Dancing and Property Rights

The Eastside/Westside Neighborhoods Character Study is in its final stages. There are a few more community meetings to go before the project team present their results to the city council. For the most part, I agree with the changes that the team has come up with. They’ve found a way to allow growth in house … Continue reading »

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I’ve Found a Start Date for the Junior High!

I have been researching the start date of what is now Lincoln Middle School, originally Fort Collins Junior High, for just over a year now. The search has provided several speculative dates, but nothing substantial or specific. …until now. I believe that I have found the month and year that Fort Collins had its first … Continue reading »

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At the Corner of Sycamore and West

Some people take holiday decorations a little more seriously than others. Just sayin’.

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Another Old Car – and the Elks Lodge Coming Down

I had to laugh when I was walking the dog yesterday and saw this old car, since I’d just posted about an old car the day before. I suppose old cars have become a mini theme for the week. I also finally figured out why the parking lot at Oak has been shut down. They’re … Continue reading »

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Can You Describe a Neighborhood by Its Mailboxes?

I walked the dog around the Rogers Park neighborhood yesterday morning. For those of you who have never been to Rogers Park, I’m referring to the neighborhood that’s bounded by Mulberry to the north, Ponderosa (or maybe Taft?) to the east, Overland Trail to the west, and Elizabeth to the south. Most of the houses were built … Continue reading »

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Bark & Bluegrass 2012

Yesterday was the 3rd annual Bark & Bluegrass fundraiser event for the Larimer Humane Society. Rob and I hung out for a bit in the afternoon while Bluegrass Delta Force played and that’s when I took these photos. We went home for dinner (ratatouille on noodles with zucchini, tomatoes and basil from our garden – onion … Continue reading »

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Bohemian Nights @ New West Fest – 2012

Woot! Let’s hear it for Bohemian Nights this year! Yet again I was wowed by all sorts of amazing music, entertaining performances, and that whole community feel thing you get when you keep seeing people you know everywhere you turn. Bohemian Nights is amazing (not just during New West Fest but the Thursday Night Live … Continue reading »

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Alley Art

I enjoy the bits of art scattered about town, often in completely unexpected places. I’ve already mentioned the painted transformer boxes, as well as two local sculptures. There’s a city-wide program called Art in Public Places that overseas a lot of what turns up around town (not just the transformer boxes but also the painted … Continue reading »

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