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Sidewalk Disorder

As I walked my dogs through City Park this morning, I was dismayed to see a new sidewalk being put in along the northern end of the park. We have kids in this city that travel to and from school along arterial roads with no sidewalks where pedestrians, bicyclists, and trash trucks have to share … 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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Dance Formation Damaged

On June 10th I snapped this photo of a sculpture in Martinez Park. It’s often struck me as an almost forgotten piece, always watching over the comings and goings of the nearby bike trail. Recently, the statue has suffered misfortune. A month after taking that first photo, I passed by to find that one of … Continue reading »

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“Organic Energy” – The First Transformer

In 2006, the city of Fort Collins decided to start letting artists paint the transformer cabinets around town, both as a means of beautifying the area as well as to combat graffiti. That first year, I believe only one project was completed – 6 transformer boxes. The artwork was entitled “Organic Energy” and was painted … Continue reading »

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Colorado Brewers Festival – 2012

Today I attended the Colorado Brewers Festival, put on by the Fort Collins Downtown Business Association. So did these guys. I suspect they drank a bit more than I did. There’s a bit of a story behind that photo, but I’ll get to that. I worked as a volunteer through the middle of the day. … Continue reading »

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Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico

These are some snippets of the various dances performed by the Ballet Folklorico Raices de Mexico at the Cinco de Mayo celebration last week at the Northside Aztlan Community Center. It was a hot day and we were on warm asphalt, but despite the heavy clothes, the dancers smiled the whole time. The dresses were … Continue reading »

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Collusion – a Fort Collins Theme

I don’t think I’ve ever lived in a place where businesses worked together as well or as frequently as they do in Fort Collins. I’m sure a large part of this is a result of the growing “Local” movement across the United States. Selling a local product requires sourcing local materials. Loco Food Distribution, that I mentioned … Continue reading »

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CommunityFunded.com is now live!

CommunityFunded.com went live today! Community Funded is a means of crowdfunding locally. (They call it Mega Community Collaboration, or MC2, and say that it’s different than crowdfunding, but it still sounds pretty similar to me.) It was started by some local folks, McCabe Callahan (owner of Mugs Coffee Lounge, a cafe that has remained north … Continue reading »

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