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Besides breweries and bicycles: The Romero house

Imagine you build a house out of local and renewable materials. And you build it only 500 square feet for the whole family, in walking distance of your job. The yard is big enough for a significant garden, and you raise chickens and hang your own laundry on a clothes line.

Nobody gives you […]

God's promise to Fort Collins: Fire at the Northern Hotel

It was on a February day just like this that the Northern Hotel burned in 1975. Things looked grim at the time, but there’s little in life a bucket of very white paint can’t fix. […]

Smoking and spitting at the Perennial Gardener

Let’s face it, Sense of Place and its companion shop, Perennial Gardener, are chick heaven. But say you’re not into it. Like because you’re a guy or something. Here’s a little historic trivia to make your visit more poignant. […]

Fort Collins faithful flee Whedbee: Old churches for sale

Economies of scale aren’t just for factories and retail outlets. Here are a few others left behind by the big box explosion south of town. […]

Old Corner Book Shop to close Friday

After 34 years in Fort Collins, the Old Corner Bookstore at 216 Linden will close on Friday. “This bookstore was my mother’s life,” Jane Tester’s daughter told me. She hopes to sell the building and all 23,000 used and rare volumes to someone who shares her mother’s passion. […]