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Blacksmith Raven Hammer bends a twisted rod to create the Norse world snake Feb.8

Local blacksmith Raven Hammer keeps ancient art alive

Max Hogan, Arts & Culture Reporter February 16, 2022

In the forested hills of Bellvue, Colorado, one local artisan twists, bends and hammers red-hot metal in a weathered wooden workshop, informed by the ancient legacy of metalwork.  Aptly named, Raven...

Connor Williams and Hunter Horsfall, the co-owners of the Atrium sit in the lounge area

The Atrium provides a chill alternative to regular bars

Brooke Pippin, Arts and Culture Reporter January 27, 2022

The Atrium At The Alleycat, a bar and music venue tucked away under Alleycat Coffee House off Laurel Street, opened in January 2021. In the year the space has been open, it has established itself as a...

The walls of The Gorehounds Playgrounds mini-theather are covered with movie posters, and lifesize statues of horror characters stand in the corners, Jan. 22nd.

Patrons find horror community at The Gorehound’s Playground

Ivy Secrest, Arts and Culture Reporter January 25, 2022
The modern perception of horror is often boxed in with slasher films and the strange people who enjoy them.
Door to Foco Cafe

FoCo Cafe offers warmth, healthy meals during holiday season

Ivy Secrest December 7, 2021
The Foco Cafe provides those services by going above and beyond, “giving a hand-up” rather than a handout, as their motto says.
The Post Chicken and Beer resturaunt located at 1002 South College Avenue in Fort Collins Colorado Nov. 30.

The Post Chicken & Beer proves one of the best in the nest

Scott Powell December 2, 2021

Walking around town these days, it would seem that Fort Collins is facing a bird-demic. From Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers to Music City Hot Chicken to the recently opened Blazing Bird, the number...

Pickle Barrel restaurant located in Fort Collins Nov. 14. The restaurant was created as a CSU class project by Robert Piccaro and Brenda Smith 30 years ago. (Milo Gladstein | The Collegian)

The roots of 122 W. Laurel St.

Bella Eckburg November 17, 2021

In the building now home to the B&B Pickle Barrel Deli at 122 W. Laurel St., purchased by Robert "Bob" Piccaro and Brenda Smith in 1988, lies a history enveloped with music and international connections.  Chris...

(Graphic Illustration by Nick Perl | The Collegian)

The ghost of Old Town’s famed ice cream shop: Charlie’s hauntings

Kadyn Thorpe October 20, 2021

Walrus Ice Cream is a place where you can find delicious ice cream with a side of paranormal activity.  Fort Collins is a city with almost 140 years of history, so surely there are some paranormal...

A variety of plants inside the local business known as Horsetooth Stems and Roots House Plant Boutique Oct. 4. (Garrett Mogel | The Collegian)

Horsetooth Stem and Roots provides hub for plant lovers

Kota Babcock October 5, 2021

As Homecoming approaches, Horsetooth Stem and Roots offers a fun and unique experience for parents, students and alumni alike to find their soul plant.  Located conveniently on the perimeter of Old...

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