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EDITORIAL: Community input, while sometimes painful, made CSU stadium better

Joe Parker walked the Sheely neighborhood in central Fort Collins on July 20, answering questions about the under-construction stadium that loomed just to the north. Barriers and bread were broken that day at a community block party that would have seemed impossible five years ago when Colorado State University decided to build a $220 million […]

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EDITORIAL: Community input, while sometimes painful, made CSU stadium better

Joe Parker walked the Sheely neighborhood in central Fort Collins on July 20, answering questions about the under-construction stadium that loomed just to the north. Barriers and bread were broken that day at a community block party that would have seemed impossible five years ago when Colorado State University decided to build a $220 million […]

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EDITORIAL: On panhandling, give respect, get respect

A man waiting at a busy Fort Collins street corner is asking for money. He knows that if he stands there long enough, someone will give it to him. Fort Collins, though, doesn’t seem to know how to handle this situation. Not just the city — which ran afoul of the American Civil Liberties Union with a 2015 crackdown on […]

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EDITORIAL: Broadband vote will define expectations of Fort Collins government

Do you want faster internet service for less money than you’re currently paying? We do. But as the city of Fort Collins gets serious about its push to build a high-speed internet utility that would rival anything already available in the city, the Coloradoan Editorial Board believes it’s time to think more critically on the […]

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EDITORIAL: Follow Habitat’s lead on new housing model

The white picket fence lining the southeast corner of Harmony and Taft Hill roads may offer the best crystal-ball view into Fort Collins’ housing future. The Coloradoan editorial board peeked beyond that fence earlier this week, when Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity shared its vision for Harmony Cottages. When complete, the new neighborhood will feature […]

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EDITORIAL: It’s up to us to make Gardens expansion happen

Imagine a space of community and serenity, where neighbors tend to colorful springtime bursts of nature while the sound of children’s delight over flapping butterfly wings fills the air. This sacred space offers a reprieve from the haste of life and an opportunity to reconnect with the land, all within walking distance of the Colorado State […]

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EDITORIAL: Fort Collins should stay the course on homeless services

Fort Collins police, officials and residents are in the midst of making sense of a terrible tragedy. A Fort Collins resident and young mother, Heather “Helena” Hoffman, was found dead in Sheldon Lake in City Park. Police believe she was killed and sexually assaulted by a self-described transient man who in May registered as a sex offender […]

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EDITORIAL: We can’t afford status quo on transit

After a 41-year wait, 365-day bus service is finally happening in Fort Collins. Last week City Council voted 6-1 to move forward with Sunday Transfort routes, making public transit possible for everyone, every day. It comes at a cost of $375,000 per year in the city’s 2017-18 budget. Colorado State University will pitch in $92,500 […]

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