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A stone sculpture at The Rock Garden Feb. 29. Located on North College Avenue at the south shore of Terry Lake, The Rock Garden is a landscaping supply store featuring several sculptures.

The Rock Garden shares natural beauty of Colorado

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter March 4, 2024

From beautiful natural stone veneers and displays to vastly unique rock landscapes, The Rock Garden of Northern Colorado is dedicated to helping its customers learn about the use of locally sourced stone....

Yellow Crunch is a new Colombian restaurant that serves breakfast, empanadas, pastries, and much more traditional Colombian food Jan 25.

New Yellow Crunch brings delicious Colombian eats to FoCo

Sananda Chandy, Staff Reporter January 30, 2024

With fresh and culturally vibrant flavors, Yellow Crunch has grown in significant popularity since its opening earlier this year. Serving Colombian food favorites, this restaurant strives to share dishes...

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2nd-chance clothing: Fort Collins Vintage Market

Jack Fillweber, Staff Reporter October 17, 2023

Shopping at vintage markets is a cheaper alternative to purchasing new clothing. Vintage shopping takes time and effort but often yields a more satisfying result than shopping at the mall or online. One...

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Bizarre Bazaar houses FoCo’s hidden treasures

Tyler Weatherwax, Staff Reporter October 5, 2023

Stacks of books tower over customers. Rows of records stretch across the store. Action figures guard the stories and wonders held within Bizarre Bazaar. Directly across from Colorado State University...

Well Fed Farmstead

Local farm stand shares fresh produce with Fox Den

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter September 18, 2023

In the heart of Fort Collins, a collaboration between the Well Fed Farmstead and The Fox Den: No Waste Cafe & Roastery brings fresh, locally sourced produce and goods to the neighborhood, all while...

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Advertising students work with NoCo business startup

Jordan Mahaffey, Staff Reporter April 27, 2023

Students in Colorado State University Assistant Professor Christina Minihan’s JTC 355 advertising class gained real-life experience this semester as they assisted business owner Logan Stagg with promoting...

The draft beer on tap at Black Bottle Brewery April 24. There are 30 different drafts the brewery always have on hand, one of their famous stouts this month came out to be the golden grahams.

Craft breweries are a defining FoCo characteristic

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter April 27, 2023

Fort Collins has become a hub for craft breweries. With over 20 breweries, the city has earned the nickname the “Brewmuda Triangle." The city's breweries are very popular among travelers and tourists,...

Interior of Repeat Boutique on the corner of South College Avenue and East Lake Street in Fort Collins April 20. Repeat Boutique is a consignment that is packed full of clothing and various items.

Repeat Boutique: Affordable, sustainable shopping

Rebekah Barry, Staff Reporter April 25, 2023

Right off the corner of College Avenue and East Lake Street is a small old house. From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but on the inside, it's full of stories and history. According to their...

Owners David and Jessica Zumbrun cut the ribbon for the grand opening with supporters outside of Chicken Salad Chick in Greeley, Colorado April 5.

Chicken Salad Chick brings joy, community to NoCo

Daryn Whitmoyer, Staff Reporter April 18, 2023

Four years ago, Jessica and David Zumbrun tried Chicken Salad Chick for the first time on a golf vacation in Auburn, Alabama, and they became hooked, according to an International Franchise Association...

Michelle Coy, head chef of FoCo Cafe, prepares a dish of her favorite items to make at FoCo Cafe April 1. The dish consisted of pea soup, tossed chicken salad and a piece of cake.

FoCo Cafe provides healthy, sustainable food for all

Samy Gentle, Staff Reporter April 4, 2023

Among the dozens of restaurants in the Old Town area is the FoCo Cafe. Despite the numerous establishments, there is something unique about this location.  According to the cafe's website, “FoCo...

The eighth annual launch party for ACT Human Rights Film Festival launch party held at Odell Brewing Company in Fort Collins March 7.

Odell hosts ACT Film Festival’s 8th annual kickoff party

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter March 9, 2023

Odell Brewing Company hosted the eighth annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival Kickoff Party March 7 with trivia, beer, film trailers and film selection announcements for the festival. “The kickoff...

Washington’s in Fort Collins Feb. 24. Washington’s is a music venue for live contemporary music with a balcony level.

Washington’s music venue: A hidden FoCo gem

Sophia Masia, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

Conveniently situated in Old Town, Washington's is a 900-person capacity music venue focused on educating, supporting and increasing sustainable careers in the live concert industry, according to their...

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