Author: Angeline Grenz

Kitchen Update 2020

Kira Koldeway, General Manager of Design for HighCraft Builders, shares with us the latest trends for your kitchen. Q: How long have you been in the business and what sort of services do you offer? HighCraft Builders has been locally owned and operated since 1998, and our company provides quality remodeling and custom home building across Northern Colorado. Based in Fort Collins, our design-build team includes licensed architects, interior designers, experienced project planners and seasoned craftsmen who can take any residential construction project, large or small, from concept to completion. More information at highcraft.net. Q: What are your favorite kitchen...

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COVID-19: City, County Governments Responding to Aid Businesses, Residents

By Angeline Grenz Cities and counties are stepping up to help residents get through these challenging times. Available programs can change daily, but here is what we know right now: City of Fort Collins Utilities: The City of Fort Collins has stated that no water or electric services will be cut off for nonpayment for the time being. They have requested residents who may be having difficulty paying their bills call 970.212.2900 to request assistance or make payment arrangements. For payment assistance, visit fcgov.com. Small Business Relief: The City of Fort Collins has created the Fort Collins Small Business...

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Larimer County Natural Areas Remain Open, Boating Available April 1

Larimer County’s parks, open spaces, reservoirs, trails and campgrounds will continue operations during the mandatory Colorado State stay-at-home order, at least for now. Boat ramps at both Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir will also be opening April 1. South Bay and Inlet Bay ramps at Horsetooth will both be open. South Bay is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week. Inlet Bay ramp is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Satanka ramp does not open until May. Carter Lake’s North Pines ramp...

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Aunt Helen’s Coffee House and their Famous Waffle Wrap

NOCO Style’s Marketing Coordinator, Jordan Secher, is digging on Aunt Helen’s Coffee House and their Famous Waffle Wrap. These thin waffles are made fresh daily and stuffed with your favorite breakfast goodies. The little bit of sweetness with the savory egg, meat and cheese filling is swoon worthy. Aunt Helen’s is located in downtown...

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Your Part in the Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Angeline Grenz   The frightening truth about human trafficking is that it could be happening on your street, on your block, next door. Human trafficking takes many forms: slave labor and sex trafficking are foremost (forced marriage and organ removal are also considered human trafficking). The illicit trade is a $150 billion-dollar business (humanrightsfirst.org) that has invaded every town, every city and every country. And Larimer County has one of the largest concentrations of human trafficking in Colorado. So, if you think it is not happening in your backyard—think again. Human trafficking occurs right under our noses and...

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Ashley’s Wedding Blog

I just got engaged! Cameron Wesley Duval and I have been together for 5 and a half years. We also just bought a house so it’s going to be a crazy year. I work for NOCO Style and Cameron works for Zillow. We have an angel boy lab-mix named Jocco. We love to travel, watch movies and hang with friends and family. My cousin, Jordyn, is married to Cameron’s best friend Pat Pallotto, so we had probably met several times over the years, but the first time we were introduced was at Jordyn’s college graduation party in December 2013. We...

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Mystery Magic at Sundance Trail Ranch

By Irene Middleman Thomas   “I am definitely NOT the murderer,” I cried out to the group assembled in the dining room of the ranch. “I’ve never hurt anybody in my life! Maybe I DO have voices in my head that tell me what to do, but so what?” I looked down at my instruction sheet and followed the next item, which directed me to do my best dance moves. I did so, to everyone’s laughter. That is what the Murder Mystery Weekends at Sundance Trail Ranch near Red Feather Lakes are all about—fun, escape and stepping out of...

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YOU 2.0

For many of us, the new year presents a chance to reflect on changes we’d like to make in our lives. Who couldn’t benefit from a little self-assessment, some hard reality and a commitment to do better? Lifehack website (www.lifehack.org) lists “42 Practical Ways to Improve Yourself.” The ideas range from straightforward (read every day, learn a new language, pick up a new hobby, wake up earlier, exercise more, quit a bad habit) to abstract (overcome a fear, write a letter to your future self, befriend top people in their field, reach out to people who hate you). Regardless of the specific challenge we take on, the quest to create our Best Self is a two-edged sword. It can lead to disappointment when we fail to meet the goals we set for ourselves. Perhaps what we need is a little help to stick to our path. So we hit up Katrina Pfannkuch of Creative Katrina in Fort Collins. Pfannkuch, who calls herself a “creativity consultant and intuitive guide,” helps clients grow the inner self by building “a unique path to inner clarity and transformation to embrace all of who they are and craft a personal practice.” She focuses as much on the journey as she does on the goal. Setting yourself up for success requires a multi-pronged approach, she says. Here are her suggestions. START WITH DEEP SELF-EXAMINATION Pfannkuch...

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Driver BeAWARE

Put safety first this season by paying attention to the road—and your suitability for driving on it. There’s nothing like the holiday season to create the perfect storm of harried planning and jolly drinking. But both ends of the spectrum often equal the same thing: distracted and/or impaired driving. Here are some rules of the road for safe, sensible motoring. Distracted Driving Distracted driving is driving while participating in another activity—any other activity—that takes your attention off the road. It causes an average of 40 crashes a day in Colorado. Colorado has no restrictions on talking on a cellphone...

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Game Day

Tailgating is a beloved tradition across the country. At Colorado State University, the new stadium offers enthusiasts a chance to take their game to the next level, while University of Northern Colorado offers an intimate setting in which tailgating is part of the fan fest area.

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Poinsettia & Wreath Sale for CASA of Larimer County

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