Author: Ashley Duval

Sweaty Sweater

December 8 :: The Biergarten at Anheuser-Busch :: Fort Collins The county roads surrounding Anheuser-Busch were filled with holiday spirit as more than 600 community members in their most festive, ugly, outrageous, and unique sweaters and apparel participated in the fifth annual Sweaty Sweater run/walk. The event festivities included an ugly sweater fashion show, hot chocolate and beer, and fun, friendly competition in the ugly sweater contest. Part of the Front Range Freeze series, Sweaty Sweater 2018 raised proceeds to benefit the Adopt-A-Family program with Serve 6.8, the Fossil High School Cross Country Team and the CSU Triathlon Club Team. Photos courtesy of Green Events....

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Tillers Club Reception

December 4 :: Doubletree by Hilton :: Greeley United Way of Weld County (UWWC) welcomed the Leadership Level donors and honored the 2018 Humanitarian Award recipients, Tim and Sally Warde at the 30th annual Tillers Club Reception. The annual reception recognizes the generous donors of UWWC, and the Wardes were honored for their lifetime dedication to service, giving back to the community and improving the lives of people in Weld County and...

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WinterSong Gala

December 2 :: Hilton :: Fort Collins Opera enthusiasts gathered to ring in the holidays at the 19th annual Opera Fort Collins WinterSong Gala. Hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, auctions, and the sale of Mystery Boxes greeted attendees, along with live performances by mezzo soprano Dana Kinney and baritone Erik Angerhofer of opera arias and holiday favorites. Proceeds raised at the event benefited Opera Fort Collins and its programs to entertain, enrich and educate through the professional presentation of opera. Photos courtesy of Norma Andersen Photography....

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AKUA and Gelli Monotype Printmaking Workshop

Hunting for a unique hobby? How about monotype printmaking? On February 9th, starting at 10 a.m., the Museum of Art (M.O.A) in Fort Collins is putting on a workshop focused on working with Gelli Plates and Akua inks ( a soy based ink ) at the Carnegie Center for Creativity. You have the exciting opportunity to learn from Professor Melanie Yazzie. She is the Head of Printmaking at the University of Colorado in Boulder and is nationally and internationally recognized for her artwork. Her exhibition, Mind Mapping is displayed at the M.O.A until March 17th. This fun workshop is...

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Greeley Chamber Orchestra Concert

It is always exciting to see a familiar face up on a stage. On Friday, February 1st, The Greeley Chamber Orchestra’s newest concert is featuring members of the Greeley Fire Department as well as the University of Northern Colorado’s Jean Morrell who is narrating Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. Starting at 7:30 p.m., Director Dan Frantz will begin the Concert with musical works by Prokofiev, Hadyn and Beethoven. Jean Morrell has had a heart for music ever since she began to play the flute in fifth grade. Not only is she musically gifted but she is a standout at...

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First Living Library Fair at Old Town Library

Stories truly DO come to life at The Poudre River Public Library District! The Library will be hosting its first ever Living Library Book Fair on Saturday, February 2nd at Old Town Library. Two dozen human “Books” are available for the community to “check out” during. The event is free to the public and sign up is required to participate as a “Reader” and “borrow” Books. For 45 minutes at a time, a small group of Readers interact with the Human Books who will speak of their own experiences and are prepared for honest and respectful dialogue. The Poudre...

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Contemporary Portraiture Exhibition

The Center for Fine Arts Photography is opening their new exhibit, Contemporary Portraiture on January 31st until February 24th. An inclusive reception to celebrate the exhibition and its artists will be held on February 8th from 6-8 p.m. All are invited and admission is always free! The reception will serve light snacks beer and wine. For those of you who live to analyze artwork and who love to wonder what the artist is working to convey or what the photograph might truly symbolize, the Contemporary Portraiture Exhibition is right up your alley! This exhibit is beyond unique and absolutely...

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Loveland City Council Approves Broadband Bonding Package

Last night, Loveland City Council approved a broadband bond package allowing the newly created Electric and Communication Enterprise to issue and sell $97 million in bonds to finance the construction of the City’s broadband system. The City selected J.P. Morgan as the senior managing underwriter for the broadband project. Brieana Reed-Harmel has led the city’s broadband project since June 2016 and was named municipal fiber manager at the city’s first broadband staffing announcement in December. The new citywide broadband network will make fiber-optic internet service available to every home, business and school in Loveland. As another internet service provider...

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Three Contemporary Native American Artists on View at the Museum of Art | Fort Collins

Starting Friday, January 18, there will be an exciting new exhibit featuring three contemporary female Native American artists’ work at the Museum of Art | Fort Collins. Brenda Mallory (Cherokee), Sydney Pursel (Ioway), and Melanie Yazzie (Navajo) are displaying their unique works in two separate series. One exhibit is titled Intricate Form: Brenda Mallory & Sydney Pursel: 2018 Ucross Native American Fellows. Acclaimed Native American artist Melanie Yazzie will also display her exhibition Mind Mapping. Yazzie is a Professor of Art Practices and Head of Printmaking at C.U. Boulder and her art is displayed across the country. Mallory’s work...

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UNC is Breastfeeding-Friendly

The University of Northern Colorado was recognized as a breastfeeding-friendly public venue from the Weld County Public Health Department on Friday, Jan. 11. Yvette Lucero-Nguyen, director for the Center for Women’s and Gender Equity and Stryker Institute for Leadership Development, and Alena Clark, Ph.D., professor in the UNC Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, received the certificate on behalf of UNC. The UNC Lactation Support Program is a unique collaboration bringing together different perspectives to support and protect lactating individuals on our campus and community. Over the last seven years the collaboration has established and maintained six lactation stations across campus, a...

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