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Students utilize the study spaces and resources on the second floor of the Morgan Library

The freedom to read: How libraries uphold the First Amendment

Noah Pasley, News Editor February 10, 2022

While a wealth of knowledge is available at the click of a keyboard and a Google search away for many, local libraries have long played their part championing access to reading materials for the general...

A sign stands signifying City Hall at 300 Laporte Avenue Nov. 8, 2020.

City Council discusses Marshall Fire relief, Sam’s Club appeal

Austria Cohn, News Reporter January 19, 2022

On Jan. 18, the Fort Collins City Council held a regular meeting and discussed temporary housing in Fort Collins for victims of the Marshall Fire. The discussion around temporary housing options involved...

CSU’s Marcela Velasco sheds a light on struggles in Colombia

Austria Cohn December 9, 2021
Marcela Velasco, an associate professor of political science at Colorado State University, shares the environmental and socio-economic hardships that people in Colombia face.
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City Council meeting discusses police reform and 2022 budget

Austria Cohn November 3, 2021

The most recent Fort Collins City Council meeting Nov. 2 discussed the 2022 budget and utility rates, fees and charges. There were many people who spoke during public comment concerning the amount...

(Graphic Illustration by Abby Flitton | The Collegian)

On our ballots: Nov. 2 election ballot items explained

Natalie Weiland October 20, 2021

In the Nov. 2 election, Colorado voters will decide on a series of ballot issues dealing with a range of topics from state spending to property tax.  In order to help voters navigate the issues up...

(Graphic Illustration by Abby Flitton | The Collegian)

On our ballots: Poudre School District Board of Education districts E and G

Isabel Brown and Brooke Pippin October 19, 2021

Fort Collins voters will decide among nine candidates in the Nov. 2 election to fill four seats within the Poudre School District Board of Education.  In order to help voters navigate their options, The...

(Graphic Illustration by Abby Flitton | The Collegian)

On our ballots: Poudre School District Board of Education districts C and D

Noah Pasley and Austria Cohn October 19, 2021

In the Nov. 2 election, Fort Collins voters will decide among nine candidates to fill four Poudre School District Board of Education seats.  To help voters navigate their options, The Collegian compiled...

Fort Collins City Hall Sept. 21, 2021.

City Council hosts second work session for 2022 budget

Austria Cohn September 29, 2021

On Sept. 28, the Fort Collins City Council held the second work session to discuss the 2022 recommended budget. Mayor Jeni Arndt was not present for the work session, with Kelly Ohlson from district...

Fort Collins City Council in session Sept. 21. The City Council heard from community members and moved forward with a variety of ordinances impacting Poudre School District, local marijuana codes, infrastructure, and other aspects of the city.  (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

City Council talks construction, new landmarks in meeting

Austria Cohn September 22, 2021

On Sept. 21, the Fort Collins City Council discussed the 1041 Regulations Project and the involuntary designation of a historical landmark in the City, among other topics. Councilmember Julie Pignataro...

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City Council discusses proposed 2022 budget in recent work session

Natalie Weiland September 15, 2021

Fort Collins City Council met Sept. 14 to conduct a work session that discussed the proposed 2022 City budget.  Tuesday’s meeting was the first of three planned work sessions to discuss the budget,...

The City Hall Meeting Tuesday night had many parts. There was an oppurtunity for citizen participation, discussion of prospective construction on East Prospect Road, and an appeal (Erica Giesenhagen | Collegian).

FoCo City Council talks marijuana ordinance, code compliance

Austria Cohn September 9, 2021

The Sept. 7 Fort Collins City Council meeting addressed local marijuana codes, staff reports and had public participation. This meeting was followed by a work session that focused on council priorities. The...

A biker at the Maxwell Natural Area Aug. 22 passes signs placed by the Intertribal Alliance for Right Relations. Demonstrators and activists were at the trailhead to explain the history of the Hughes land and their hope for it to be used as a gathering place for Indiginous people. (Ryan Schmidt | The Collegian)

CSU, City reach agreement on former Hughes land

Isaiah Dennings August 26, 2021

Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins and third-party Cottonwood Lands and Farms entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) Aug. 20 that resolves some uncertainty with the former...

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