Author: Larry Borowsky

NOCO Road Trip #1: Sculpture Tour

Every August, some 20,000 people flock to Loveland for Sculpture in the Park, the largest outdoor juried exhibition of three-dimensional artwork in the nation, featuring 2,000 pieces of sculpture from 160 artists from all over the world. Neighboring towns such as Greeley, Fort Collins, Berthoud, Longmont and not-so-far beyond have their share of sculpture as well. Hop in the car and go explore!   1. Art Castings 511 8th St. SE, Loveland You might want to start your sculpture road trip with a visit to a working bronze foundry to see and learn about the entire process. Guided tours to the public are given at this world-renowned foundry on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Each tour holds up to eight people. Tickets are $5 adults, $4 seniors; children under 12 are free, but children under 10 are not allowed without direct adult supervision. To hear a detailed recording about tours, call 970.667.1114, ext. 15. 2. Benson Sculpture Gardens 1125 W. 29th St., Loveland Benson Sculpture Gardens opened in Loveland in 1985, and is home to more than 130 permanent outdoor sculpture pieces along with landscaped gardens and ponds. You can enjoy the park at any time of year – indeed, the sculptures are quite hauntingly beautiful when dusted with snow. Summer draws the largest crowds, especially during the Sculpture in the Park show every August. This year’s...

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A Week’s Worth of NOCO Birds

Our May issue looks at NOCO birds and the people who love them, while also asking whether population growth, climate change, and other factors are thinning out the flocks. As a non-scientific experiment — and an excuse to post some pictures of weird-looking birds — we checked E-Bird’s Rare Bird Alert to see what’s been spotted in the last 7 days in Weld and Larimer counties. Here’s a small sample of who saw what, where, around NOCO in mid-May. For example, if you were anywhere in the vicinity of Carr, you might have caught a glimpse of an Upland...

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NOCO Journal: Colorado Native Plant Sale

High Plains Environmental Center’s annual Native Plant Sale and Habitat Fair returns tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shop for seeds, seedlings, shrubs, and so on, all oh-so-local and ecologically friendly, pesticide- and neonicotinoid-free. Plenty of booths, games, kid stuff, food trucks, and more to keep your entire crew happy and fed. Before you go, learn how to fit native plants into your landscaping plans our current issue. Elsewhere in NoCo: Want to help bring comedy back to Fort Collins? Contribute to the Comedy Fort at the project’s Indiegogo page; $8,000 down, $92,000 to go. Denver’s Westword has...

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NOCO Video: Cary Morin’s new project

He won’t be at FOCOMX this weekend, but Cary Morin is in our pages — and on our website. In this short video (culled from the same interview that’s featured in our April edition) he discusses the super-deep roots of the album he’s been recording this month in Louisiana. That project is expected to be released later this year. We’ll keep you...

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4 – Year Anniversary Extravaganza

June 13 - June 16
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The Wolves

June 13 @ 7:30 pm - June 23 @ 3:00 pm
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Estes Park Half Marathon

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Harley’s Dream — Picnic at the Park

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Monday Artisans Market

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