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Sheldon Lake, located in Fort Collins City Park, is a popular fishing spot for anglers and picnicking Sept. 24.

Fish kill in Sheldon Lake, Fort Collins due to hot water

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter October 6, 2023

In the early morning of Aug. 23, Sheldon Lake in City Park was filled with dead fish. The discovery was made by a keen-eyed reporter from the Coloradoan newspaper, who was shocked to see numerous dead...

The Larimer County Jail expanded its correctional facility to accommodate mental health facilities Sept. 28. The expansion started in early 2023 and finished in August.

County jail expansion construction finishes below budget

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter October 2, 2023

In August, the Larimer County Jail expansion's construction was completed. This $80 million project began in July 2020 with many aspirations involved, such as new beds, a new utility plant and a new lobby. In...

COVID vaccine creates new immune response to variants

COVID vaccine creates new immune response to variants

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter September 28, 2023

Since the first COVID-19 vaccine became widely available in 2021, booster immunizations have proceeded to maintain public safety. On Sept. 11, the Food and Drug Administration approved an updated vaccine...

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Man wanted in Fort Collins for indecent exposure

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter September 27, 2023

The collaboration between the Fort Collins Police Services and the Loveland Police Department has taken a critical turn as they intensify their efforts to apprehend the suspect responsible for a series...

Participants of the Deconstructed Dinner at The Lyric in Fort Collins line up to get food Sept. 17.

The Lyric hosts elaborate interactive art series

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter September 21, 2023

This past Sunday, The Lyric held a showing of their Deconstructed Dinners series: a yearly three-part series that showcases local artists, farms and breweries.  Each...

The essential guide for tailgating at CSU

The essential guide for tailgating at CSU

Alexander Wilson, Staff reporter September 19, 2023

Tailgating is an activity that has been around for decades and has become embedded into Colorado State University’s athletic culture. So what even is tailgating? Well, it’s when the community comes...

Fort Collins music fest fights opioid use stigma

Fort Collins music fest fights opioid use stigma

Alexander, Wilson September 19, 2023

On Saturday, Sept. 9, The Lyric held the Fight the Stigma Music Festival to support the cause to end drug overdose. Many musicians, bands, advocates and Fort Collins community members attended.  Marty...

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Westfall renovations spark conversation on 1st-year experience

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter September 1, 2023

Last academic year, about 150 students were placed in the Best Western University Inn for temporary housing while Westfall Hall underwent construction.  “It was like living the life of luxury,”...

A group of girls ride in the Tour de Fat costumed bike parade following a country theme Aug. 26. Tour de Fat is celebrating its 24th year with a day full of free activities for people of all ages.

Annual Tour de Fat unites cyclists in Colorado

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter August 29, 2023

The well-known costumed bike parade Tour de Fat took over Fort Collins Saturday, Aug. 26. Families and friends from all over Northern Colorado came to participate in the parade and the event held afterward...

Colorado State University students sit on the lawn at the Lory Sculpture Garden Sept. 20.

CSU Greek life brings connections, community to students

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter August 23, 2023

At first glance, Greek life at Colorado State University can seem intimidating, with over 50 organizations to consider; however, many find their home away from home in fraternities and sororities. At CSU,...

A Pride Resource Center table stands outside of the entrance to the drag show offering stickers and information

Pride Resource Center celebrates 25th anniversary

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter August 20, 2023

In August 1998 the Pride Resource Center opened its doors to students, staff and faculty to use its space and resources. This year the Pride Center will be celebrating its 25th anniversary through LGBT...

Ducks swim across a flooded bike path next to the Lory Student Center Lagoon at Colorado State University Aug. 1. The Lagoon was one of the only areas to remain flooded after the July 31 storm.

Flood mitigation centers minimize flood damage on CSU campus

Alexander Wilson, Staff Reporter August 2, 2023

On July 31, Larimer County experienced up to three inches of rain, causing major flooding in Fort Collins and around Colorado State University’s main campus.  Crews were sent out to Willard O. Eddy...

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