For me, the Foothills Fashion Mall, long the largest and most popular shopping center in the region, peaked 10 years ago when the animatronic dinosaurs set up for a week. I think it was October, and every family in town went. Some of us made 5 or 6 trips.
The city of Greeley, 40 miles southeast of Fort Collins, just sent letters to Mary Humstone and Rose Brinks, threatening to use eminant domain to explore and eventually develop the women’s Bellvue properties. Greeley should be sending them thank you letters. Enthusiastic preservationists, the women have turned away developers for decades. They also left alone a 100-year-old railbed that crosses the land. That makes their properties the perfect route for a monster pipeline stretching from the foothills to Greeley: [...]
Which old houses worth saving? And how far should we go to save them? Two Fort Collins’ bloggers are exploring these questions: One using research and one using very big trucks. [...]
Who died in the 1918 influenza epidemic in Larimer County? It wasn’t the elderly and sickly, as you might expect. [...]
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 [...]
Here’s a little something about us for those of you who aren’t from here. Or aren’t from here anymore: We agree to disagree. Every single Saturday, at 12-1pm. For the past 7+ years. [...]
Fund raisers say our new Veteran’s Memorial will be here long after you’re dead and gone. But if history is any indicator, you’ll probably outlive this one. And the one after that. [...]
It used to be a lot easier to tell people what you were thinking. [...]
I went to the Barack Obama rally today. I don’t stand in lines when I can avoid it, so listened from the railroad tracks that run by the Oval. But that doesn’t mean we didn’t get to have a moment:
Crowds gather on railroad tracks
I heard a woman ask, as she passed, [...]
Sweet peas bloom on site of old trailer park
Fort Collins recently found the area around College, just south of Prospect, blighted. It includes ChuckECheese, Dairy Queen, and early strip malls.
The area in the photo above is behind the strip malls. It was a trailer park, but it took the worst [...]