Author: Tonja Randolph

Greeley’s 2019 Landscape Lecture Series

Greeley’s Water Conservation program is once again offering its popular Landscape Lecture Series in 2019. The goal of the workshops is to promote sustainable landscape practices in the community. Join us on the third Wednesday of the month beginning at 6 p.m. The location for all events is the City Council Chambers, in the new City Center South Building at 1001 11th Ave. Below is the schedule for the first five events in the series. Jan. 16 – 7 Steps to a Xeriscape Smart Yard This beginning class walks you through the seven principles of Xeriscape and how fosters a beautiful and successful yard. Feb. 20 – Retrofitting Your Irrigation System This session covers irrigation system dos and don’ts when upgrading your system, either on your own or working with irrigation system professionals. Mar. 20 – Xeriscape Design with Maintenance in Mind This class will get you thinking about maintenance and care when you plan your Xeriscape. April 17 – Fruit Trees in Colorado Learn the science behind caring for fruit trees, including site selection, cold hardiness, harvesting, diseases, insects, and more. May 15 – Rain Gardens Discover the basics of rain gardens, why you might want one, and the benefits for you and the environment. The classes are free, but RSVPs are required because space is limited. Please visit or call 970-350-9210 to reserve your seat and...

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Pianos About Town Programs Seeks Artists to Paint Pianos in 2019

Pianos About Town, an interactive public art program in Fort Collins, announced today that it is seeking artists or artist teams to paint or artistically decorate pianos in 2019. The program will offer two different sessions designed to provide resources for potential applicants. Neither session is required in order to apply. During the first session, potential applicants will hear a presentation about the application process and will have opportunities to ask questions. The second session is an open house and application review, during which program staff will work one-on-one with attendees to review their applications and make application recommendations....

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UNC Class Cooks Three-Course Meal for Final Exam

The Food Preparation and Preservation Techniques class (ENST 178) within the Environmental and Sustainability Studies program is a hands-on course that’s designed to introduce basic culinary and food preservation techniques for the everyday cook. The course gives students practical knowledge of designing a simple, balanced menu utilizing locally grown vegetable. The goal is for students to feel confident in the kitchen and become more self-sufficient in making decisions about their diets. For the final exam, students participated in a cook-off held Dec. 3. Separated into small groups, the students created a three-course meal including an appetizer, entrée and dessert all for under $35. Strawberry ricotta bruschetta with balsamic reduction BBQ chicken sliders with fresh made pineapple...

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The Armstrong Hotel Undergoing Restoration

On January 1, The Armstrong Hotel will temporarily close to undergo an exciting restoration, slated to debut mid-late March 2019. The 1923 iconic landmark will re-open with the addition of nine new guest rooms, an expanded lobby space, and a complete interior refresh that will showcase an updated, rich and bold design to complement the hotel’s beloved vintage style that celebrates the long life of the hotel in the center of historic Fort Collins. Additional renovations will also take place at Ace Gillett’s which will remain open until Valentine’s Day and then close for renovations, set to re-open alongside the hotel. Reservations at the refreshed Armstrong Hotel are...

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CSU Fall Commencement Ceremonies Set for Dec. 14-15

Colorado State University expects to confer degrees on more than 2,100 graduates during Fall 2018 commencement ceremonies Dec. 14-15. College ceremonies and the ROTC commissioning will recognize 1,508 undergraduate and 620 graduate students, and five Army ROTC commissionees. Fifteen undergraduates are candidates for distinction as summa cum laude, 33 magna cum laude and 59 cum laude. The ceremonies will be held in Moby Arena and the Lory Student Center (LSC). An interactive map for locations and parking is available at Guest entrance maps for the LSC and Moby Arena, along with Moby Arena policies, can be found on CSU’s commencement...

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Upcoming Events

Tue 11

Pigskin Peanuts, Museum of Art Fort Collins

November 2, 2018 @ 12:00 am - January 6, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Fort Collins
Tue 11

“Scrooge! The Musical”

November 23 - December 31
Tue 11

Garden of Lights 2018

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 am - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Tue 11

The Nutcracker

December 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Tue 11
Wed 12

Berthoud Snowfest

December 12 @ 8:00 am - December 15 @ 3:00 pm