A co-working office concept has come to Loveland. Known as “desk chair Workspace,” the outfit targets growing companies as well as remote workers and freelancers. Occupying the First National Bank building at 201 East 4th St., desk chair offers secure private office space, modern sit/stand desks, comfortable lounge areas and a café on the ground floor. Founded by the team behind Artspace Loveland, the facility also serves the maker community with Groundworks, offering workspaces for prototyping, light industrial and assembly. Month-to-month memberships are available. To learn more, visit https://deskchairworkspace.com/.
A new website has been unveiled for “Her Legacy” project, which will create a public art exhibit honoring women in Fort Collins. The exhibit will recognize 48 women with a display of portraits on the north side of CooperSmith’s Pub in Old Town. The portraits will be created as woodcut prints created by local artists Rachael Davis, Trish Murtha and Iris Lanigan, and then digitally reproduced on panels that will be displayed in the windows of CooperSmith’s. Patti Smith, who became involved in the women’s empowerment group Zonta Club of Fort Collins after her retirement as a nurse and educator, is spearheading the effort. Among the women to be depicted are STYLE magazine founder Lydia Dody, as well as Temple Grandin, Becky Hammon and other notable women. The first phase of the project is set to be unveiled in March 2019; to learn more or to make a donation, go to www.HerLegacyFortCollins.org.
Hazy skies over Northern Colorado serve to remind that the state’s wildfire season is not waning yet. The season typically lasts from May to September, but state officials are warning that the 2018 season may last longer than anticipated. Fighting the fires is a regional effort, with Loveland sending three firefighters to the Silver Creek wildfire, as well as the “Foxtrot crew” from Wyoming (pictured above). To see images from the Silver Creek wildfire, go to www.hawkbuckman.com.
CSU Annual Trial Garden is in full bloom, with initial judging taking place in August. This month, judges return to evaluate the preliminary winners and further refine their selection. This year was the first time the general public was allowed to vote in the inaugural Colorado Garden Foundation Consumer Choice Awards, says Trial Garden director James Klett. More than 300 people attended the first-ever Consumer Day at the garden, where they voted on nearly 1,100 varieties of annuals, including some newly developed varieties. A dahlia, the Lubega XL Deep Red, was deemed the overall winner of the consumer choice award.