November 21, 2013

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The end of Notify Fort Collins

After a year and a half since we first launched, and three different bloggers within those months, the time has come to retire Notify Fort Collins. We may bring it back if we happen to find the right blogger. But for now, Notify Fort Collins has been placed in our Scoop Blog Network graveyard. Thank [...]

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October 15, 2013

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The Proposed Fracking Ban – How Are You Getting Informed?

Imagine your friend is a football fan who likes the Jacksonville Jaguars – this may be difficult, but stay with me here. They were talking trash all last week about how their team was going to beat your team, the Broncos, and so after the game you engage in a little good-natured trash-talking of your [...]

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October 11, 2013

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Where’s Your Ram Pride? A CSU On Campus Stadium Update

While Ram Pride, like many abstract concepts, is ultimately found in the hearts of the CSU students, boosters, alums, and well wishers, many would say it’s physical home rests at the base of the foothills within Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium. Whether or not it will stay there has, of course, been a matter [...]

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October 8, 2013

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Fort Collins Wants to Hear From You (and Vice-Versa)!

How much informed local government discussion can you handle? A few quick questions should help you decide. Do you: A) Stay up on local news? B) Comment on the local news stories you read? C) Sometimes argue with other commenters in the comments section of the local news stories you read? D) Vote in midterm [...]

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October 4, 2013

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Congress Flips the Off Switch – How The Government Shutdown Affects Fort Collins

Most of the federal government is shutdown right now – Congress took their ball and went home. Nationally that means all non-essential employees are on furlough, which is a euphemistic way of saying that they’re on unpaid leave. Since Notify Fort Collins is primarily focused on local political happenings, and if you’re reading this that [...]

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October 1, 2013

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Fracking Opinions and Midtown Development at Tonight’s City Council Meeting

Tonight’s City Council meeting will cover a number of issues that could personally affect your house, your city, and even the ground under your feet. Among other items on the agenda tonight – including how the city will spend unanticipated funds, and Youth Advisory Board appointments – is a second reading of Ordinance No. 129, 2013. [...]

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September 29, 2013

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Hello Notify Fort Collins

Hello Notify Fort Collins readers, my name is Nate Harper, and with the vaunted Changing of the Passwords ceremony that recently took place I have become the new blogger for this wonderful website. Notify Fort Collins is a part of The Scoop blog network, which is your home for entertaining and in-depth coverage about all [...]

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August 12, 2013

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The Scoop on the Scoop

Today we’re going to take a quick break from the routine here at Notify so I can share a little bit about the Scoop Blog Network with you.  While I’ve only been writing Notify Fort Collins since January, the Scoop Blog Network is celebrating its first anniversary.  As I’m sure you know, we seek to [...]

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August 5, 2013

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August Legislators’ Meeting and Other Events

It’s hard for me to believe it’s already August!  The interim session is almost half way over and before too long the 2014 legislative session will be getting underway.  This month, Senator Kefalas and Representative Ginal will be holding a joint community meeting.  Representative Fischer has been busy this summer traveling around the state as [...]

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July 28, 2013

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City Council Work Session on Amendment 64

This week (Tuesday evening) the City Council will be holding a special work session to hash out two big goals.  The first, and undoubtedly most pressing, is how the city will go forward under Amendment 64.  The notes for the meeting agenda on this topic indicate that the City Council will be weighing whether to [...]

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