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Fort Collins City Hall located on North Meldrum Street and Laporte Avenue in Fort Collins April 20.

City council passes environmental, residential ordinances

Dominique Lopez, Amanda Monticue, and Lizzy Rylance September 21, 2023

Longtime Fort Collins resident Patricia Babbitt announced her run against Mayor Jeni Arndt as a write-in candidate. She and others shared their thoughts on some of the ordinances that were passed in the...

Fort Collins City councilmembers Tricia Canonico, Julie Pignataro and Kelly Ohlson listen to members of the public express grievances regarding the citys U+2 housing policy during the public comment section of the City Council meeting at Fort Collins City Hall April 4.

City council resolves to prepare solutions for U+2

Allie Seibel, Josh Harvey, and Christian Arndt September 7, 2023

By a 5-2 vote, Resolution 2023-082 was passed Sept. 5, directing Fort Collins city staff to prepare solutions to solve the housing ordinance problems commonly seen with the U+2 occupancy law.  The...

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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Resigned FCPS officer sued for false DUI charges

Allie Seibel, Editor in Chief June 23, 2023

Several Northern Colorado residents are suing former Fort Collins Police Services officer Jason Haferman after a string of false DUI arrests and charges in 2021 and 2022. After at least 14 DUI arrests...

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Vindeket Foods, local author open dialogue about food insecurity

Samy Gentle, News Reporter May 3, 2023

The first time Fort Collins resident Gina Soldano-Herrle shopped at Vindeket Foods, she was worried she might have been taking the free food away from people who needed it more. That was before she realized...

The Rams Squishmallow along with all kinds in animals or cartoon characters at Learning Express Toys in Fort Collins April 24. The design was made to complement the colors and mascot of Colorado State University.

Learning Express Toys puts community first

Hania Nini, Staff Reporter April 26, 2023

Located in Fort Collins, Learning Express Toys is a unique toy store in Colorado that focuses on providing education to its customers. The small minority, women and locally owned toy store is also family-owned....

The City Council meeting room at Fort Collins City Hall overflows with audience members before the council meeting begins April 4. A council member reportedly made a deal with the Associated Students of Colorado State University that if 200 or more Colorado State University students attended the council meeting, then she would put the citys controversial U+2 housing policy on the ballot for Fort Collins voters to decide its future.

Students pack City Council chambers, demonstrate against U+2

Grant Coursey, Staff Reporter April 6, 2023

Colorado State University students packed the Fort Collins City Council chambers April 4 to show opposition to the controversial U+2 housing ordinance in Fort Collins. The demonstration, organized by...

Off-campus apartments raise concerns over safety, livability

Off-campus apartments raise concerns over safety, livability

Katherine Borsting, Staff Reporter March 22, 2023

Many Colorado State University students choose to live in an apartment when it is time to move off campus. There are numerous options close to campus and within walking distance, making it a practical...

The Health and Medical Center, located on Lake Street and College Avenue

‘Keep the Party Safe’ provides education on fentanyl risks

Allie Seibel, News Director March 9, 2023

Colorado saw a surge of deaths attributed to fentanyl overdoses in 2020. In 2022 the presence of the highly dangerous drug supposedly caused 35 out of the 51 overdose deaths in Larimer County, according...

VCA opens animal urgent care hospital in Fort Collins

VCA opens animal urgent care hospital in Fort Collins

Miles Buchan, Staff Reporter March 7, 2023

Larimer County gained another valuable veterinary resource last month with the opening of a new VCA Animal Hospitals Urgent Care in Fort Collins. Intended for nonemergency situations impacting a pet that...

Concerns about bird flu outbreak rise with case numbers

Concerns about bird flu outbreak rise with case numbers

DJ Vicente, Staff Reporter March 1, 2023

As new cases of the H5N1 avian influenza virus continue to affect wild and commercial bird flocks internationally, questions rise on what flock owners and avian health advocates can do. Otherwise coined...

A Lyft is called to bring a rider from Lucky Joes in Old Town to Corbett Hall on the Colorado State University campus

No DUI Larimer stresses safety ahead of Super Bowl

Serena Bettis, Editor in Chief February 8, 2023

As Super Bowl Sunday approaches, so does the increasing potential for community members to drive under the influence, risking their lives and the safety of others. No DUI Larimer is a campaign and coalition...

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