Change happens. Change is a fact of life Change can also be interesting. Sometimes it comes incrementally so you don’t really notice it, and sometimes it comes all at once as a big shock. Among the many changes in Fort Collins has been the emergence of the downtown civic center. The city and county [...]
Vote as often as you like, but vote! Fort Collins is losing out! Trust for Historic Preservation
Mayor of Denver and gubernatorial candidate, John Hickenlooper, recently spoke at the Saving Places conference I attended a couple of weeks ago. Pretty much everyone is familiar with his story of being one of the founding fathers of Wynkoops Brewpub in Lower Downtown (LODO) Denver. I also knew that he was involved with some [...]
The Sugar Beet industry was a booming industry in Fort Collins early days. Around the turn of the 20th Century, workers were recruited from Nebraska, Kansas, and the Volga Region of Russia to work in the Beet Fields. The ‘Germans from Russia’, as these workers were affectionately called were hard working and experienced workers, [...]
Hey there everyone. I think I am almost done updating all the links, getting everything pointed to me, etc. The most important thing, is I now have the my email set up (thanks to Cat), and working with my mail program. You can all contact me at email@example.com.
I know you have all been waiting, and it is finally here. As of today, I am officially taking over duties at Lost Fort Collins. I am quite humbled by this prospect, and very excited about it as well. Cat and I have been following each others blogs for a couple of years, but [...]
You know, Fort Collins didn’t just plop a cannon in the middle of the playground at City Park. It was the other way around. The playground was west of there, and migrated to the cannon.
In a way, it didn’t matter because kids in the 1950s climbed all over the cannon and considered it [...]
16-year-old Norm’s first car wreck, in 1955, takes a shocking turn when his Mom takes him to the police station to report the fender bender. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUEQxcHT0b4] I’m still moving away, but I thought you might like this video from last summer. This is one of my favorite of all of Norm’s many, many [...]