Author: Tonja Randolph

2019 Buick Encore Preferred AWD Compact Crossover

When Buick rolled out their new Encore in 2012 as a 2013 model, my first impression was that it was not large enough to proudly carry the Buick tri-shield emblem – unlike anything sold by the company in its 110-year history. It was small like Audi’s Q3, BMW’s X1, and VW’s Tiguan, but Buick? My mind was changed when I drove one and also when I noticed that they were almost everywhere you looked out on the road. Recently I got an extended test drive of Buick’s 2019 Encore that included some small revisions to what has become, as...

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Behind the Smoke and Mirrors – Vaping’s Adverse Health Risks Are Mounting

Online exclusive to complement October 2019 print issue. By Megan Allbrooks   With eight deaths and more than 500 cases of severe lung disease currently recorded across the nation, e-cigarettes have quickly become a concern for doctors and civilians.  E-cigarettes, also called vapes or vape pens, work by heating a liquid to produce an aerosol that users inhale into their lungs. This liquid can contain nicotine, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabinoid (CBD) oils, as well as other substances and additives.  While some users choose to vape without these products, the majority report regularly consuming e-cigarettes with both THC and nicotine. However,...

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Students and Nonprofits Gather for Annual Give Next Kickoff Day

More than 500 Larimer County middle and high school students and 45 local nonprofits will gather to kick off their participation in Give Next, a year-long program designed to teach students about giving and the important roles nonprofits play in our community. The event will include various speakers, a nonprofit fair and workshops led by nonprofit staff. When:            9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 Where:           Colorado State University Lory Student Center Details:          Give Next is a school-based youth philanthropy program designed to provide middle and high school students with hands-on experience in philanthropic giving. Through the program,...

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Community Foundation joins with CiviCO Leadership Academy for statewide leadership program

CiviCO recently announced the launch of the CiviCO Leadership Academy, the first cross-sector, cross-region program of its kind in the United States. This program is very focused on bringing together people from the public, private and nonprofit (social) sectors to make a lasting community impact. City managers from Fort Collins and Greeley are joining with business and nonprofit leaders in this inaugural class. “We believe this program will be transformational,” said Suzanne Peterson, chair of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees. “Our excitement not only stems from each participant’s leadership development opportunity, but we also believe...

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GARAGES NEEDED FOR THE RETURN OF THE ART OF THE GARAGE TOUR 2!

The Art of the Garage Tour and After-the-Tour Party was the rave, new event of 2018, and the tour is returning on Saturday, October 12 in 2019. The Museum of Art | Fort Collins needs 8 fresh, innovative garages for the tour, an exclusive one-day peek into a carefully curated group garages – all open for touring on Saturday, October 12. The call for entries deadline for garages to be considered for the tour is midnight on July 1. You can place your garage in the pool of possibilities or suggest a garage for the tour on the MoA website www.artofthegarage.org. Are...

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Upcoming Events

Tue 19

Loveland Winter Wonder Lights

November 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 pm
Loveland
Tue 19
Tue 19

Bugs and Brews

November 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Berthoud
Wed 20

Chasing Light: 8th Annual Exhibit of the Northern Colorado Plein Air Artists

November 20 @ 12:00 am - November 30 @ 12:00 am
Fort Collins
Wed 20

UNC Spectrum Concert Series: Carol Wincenc

November 20 @ 7:30 pm
Greeley
Thu 21

The Color Purple Musical

November 21 - November 23
Fort Collins