Author: Tonja Randolph

Northern Colorado Football Officially Introduces Ed McCaffrey as Head Coach

Northern Colorado Athletics officially welcomed Ed McCaffrey as the head football coach on Friday afternoon. McCaffrey becomes the 16th head coach in program history. He comes to UNC after being the head coach at Valor Christian High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado for the past two years. “We are excited to welcome Ed McCaffrey, his wife Lisa and their family to Greeley and the Northern Colorado Family,” Director of Athletics Darren Dunn said. “There is no doubt that he is going to represent our football program well and lead our team to great success on and off the field. He’s been successful in everything he...

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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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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 Are...

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Blue, voted Cheyenne’s Favorite Credit Union, will be a Titanium Level Sponsor of CFD.  Blue’s CEO/President, Stephanie Teubner and the Board of Directors continue to look for opportunities to take care of members and the communities they serve by investing in events that are doing good and changing lives.  Blue started in Cheyenne 68 years ago when they were a small credit union on F.E. Warren Air Force Base.  Today, they are the largest credit union headquartered in the state of Wyoming at nearly $1.2 billion and serving over 85,000 members worldwide. Partnering with CFD as they prepare to...

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60+Ride Presents Third Annual Ride & Revel!

60+Ride, a nonprofit organization in Greeley, is excited to announce their third annual Ride & Revel! event on July 20, 2019. This cycling event begins in historic downtown Greeley and will support 60+Ride’s mission of enhancing the mental, emotional and physical health of the area’s aging population. Cyclists can enjoy a 20, 40 or 55-mile paved route with stunning views and the mountains as an ever-present focal point, or two new gravel routes that are 48 and 68 miles. The 40 and 55-mile routes turn south paralleling the Rockies with a clear view of the horizon in all four...

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Ultimate Father’s Day Weekend Giveaway  

The Colorado-based companies encourage entries by June 16th for a chance to win a luxury prize package valued at  $10,000 Vortic Watch Company, an award-winning vintage pocket watch upcycling business, announces a weekend getaway sweepstakes with neighboring businesses in honor of Father’s Day 2019. Organizers encourage the public to enter online through June 16th for a chance to win. “This is a special opportunity to explore what Fort Collins has to offer,” says R.T. Custer, co-founder of Vortic Watches, “We’re thrilled to partner with our friends and fellow business owners to gift someone with a memorable weekend getaway. It’s a great time to visit Colorado...

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