Author: Beth Morin Holland

Banner Health now providing in-network services to Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield members

Banner Health is making health care easier for Fort Collins consumers with the announcement of an insurance contract renewal. Effective July 1, consumers insured by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield can receive services in network at Banner Fort Collins Medical Center. All other Banner Health services in Colorado continue to remain in network. Prior to July 1, Anthem members who received care at that hospital were billed out of network. “This makes our services available to many more consumers in the region,” said Margo Karsten, chief executive officer of Banner Health in Northern Colorado and president of Banner’s Western Region. “A large number of...

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Free Our Girls announces grand opening of Sparrow’s Landing Boutique

Free Our Girls, a local non-profit organization that serves survivors of domestic human trafficking, will host the grand opening of Sparrow’s Landing Boutique on Friday, July 5, from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, July 6, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The boutique is located at 1513 11th Ave. in downtown Greeley. This new boutique will offer a selection of new and gently used furniture, clothing, and household items. Proceeds made by the boutique stay in the community by providing living wages to survivors and supporting other programs held at Sparrow’s Landing during the week, such as drop-in services and peer...

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Bohemian Foundation awards more than $100K to support music

Bohemian Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 to 11 organizations working locally to strengthen community through music. Muse provides support to organizations that have popular contemporary music as their primary focus, or that have a program that centers on popular contemporary music. Through Muse, Bohemian Foundation makes awards of up to $20,000 to eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Larimer and Weld Counties. Applications are accepted twice per year. Funding requests must align primarily with one of Bohemian Foundation’s Music Programs goals: to provide youth with encouragement and opportunities to express themselves through music; to help musicians and music-related businesses...

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2019 RX-350 F Sport deserves its place as Lexus’ top seller

Several Lexus vehicles have been delivered to me for testing since 2010, and the latest was a 2019 RX-350 “F Sport” luxury, mid-size, crossover SUV. It came in “ultra white metallic,” and inside, it had red leather interior with black trim, headliner and carpet. M.S.R.P. for this car was $61,315.00, and it included a radio/navigation package ($3,225.00), heads-up display ($600.00), cold-weather package ($315.00), Mark Levinson 835-watt, premium stereo ($995), and intuitive parking assist ($1,865.00). The packages added such things as a panoramic moon roof, xenon headlights, rain-sensing wipers, 20-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors/seats/steering wheel, roof rails, back-up camera, Lexus...

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Walk MS Windsor

Walk MS Windsor brought together family and friends of the Northern Colorado Community to increase awareness of the challenges faced by those with multiple sclerosis. Participants spent the morning of May 11 walking either a 1-mile or 3-mile course around Windsor Lake. Children participated in a scavenger hunt and played a mini bowling game at the Chipper’s Lane tent. Music, food and drinks all were part of the festivities. The walk raised $140,000 to support research, services, advocacy and programs. The mission of the National MS Society is to help people affected by MS live their best lives and...

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Respite Care Perennial Luncheon

More than 475 guests joined Respite Care at its Perennial Luncheon, held May 7 at Embassy Suites Loveland. Stories took flight in a video presentation that highlighted the impact Respite Care has made on the lives of three families and their children. Two parents shared moving stories about their families’ experiences with Respite Care. With a combination of gifts, multiple-year pledges and a generous challenge gift, the event raised more than $360,000 that will go directly toward sustaining Respite Care’s mission. Respite Care provides specialized care for children with developmental disabilities in Larimer County, providing peace of mind and...

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Lagoon Summer Concert Series and KRFC 88.9 FM Radio extend free music to listeners

For the first time, the Lagoon Summer Concert Series will not only be enjoyed by show attendees, but by radio listeners across northern Colorado and around the world. Starting June 26, KRFC 88.9 FM Radio Fort Collins will broadcast each of the seven concerts as part of their “Around Town” series, which airs Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.The partnership is a reflection of the mission the two organizations share–enhancing community relationships and pride through the love of arts and entertainment. “The Lagoon Summer Concert Series is a great example of the spirit and culture in our area,” said Executive Director...

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Upcoming Events

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Magical and Mythical Animals in Human Imagination

April 2 @ 8:00 am - July 24 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Collins
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Masks

April 16 @ 8:00 am - June 20 @ 5:00 pm
Fort Collins
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Fort Collins Farmers Market

May 9 @ 10:00 am - November 14 @ 2:00 pm
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Colorado Governor’s Art Show & Sale

May 22 - June 27
Loveland
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SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

June 3 @ 6:30 pm - August 19 @ 8:30 pm
Windsor
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BrewPawPaw Bingo

June 11 - June 27