Six-story hotel proposed on Fort Collins’ College Ave.


Spotlight belongs on hardworking people

Tonight brings another celebration of self-congratulatory excess, by which we mean the 71st annual Emmy Awards, broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. You know the drill — actresses wearing thousands of dollars in designer clothes, and even more in borrowed diamonds, walk the red carpet and tell breathless interviewers how thrilled they are […]

RTD comes under fire during Longmont City Council candidates debate

The Regional Transportation District drew fire during a Saturday afternoon Longmont City Council candidates` debate for the transit agency`s delays in providing the city with Northwest Rail passenger train service to and from Denver.

Google Doodle celebrates Junko Tabei, first woman to conquer Mount Everest - CNET

Despite overcoming societal hurdles and an avalanche to achieve the feat, she was never comfortable with the distinction.

Zach Galifianakis Wishes He Didn`t Ask Natalie Portman, Barack Obama These `Ferns` Questions

"I thought that that question was too much. I actually asked them to edit that out," Galifianakis admitted.

Air crash survivor story is featured program at Library reception

The Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation will celebrate donors and supporters at its Annual Membership Meeting and Reception on Friday, October 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. Library Friends & Foundation members provide a margin of excellence that enables the Library to be a community-builder, literacy center, and champion of hometown youth. The after-hours […]

Antonio Brown Looks Sad as He Lands in Miami Post-Patriots Firing

Antonio Brown is back home after a turbulent past few weeks and an effective firing from the New England Patriots -- and he doesn`t look too happy about it The embattled wide receiver was seen exiting his private jet Saturday as he touched down in…

Climate Strike draws hundreds to City Hall

Holding signs bearing slogans such as "End environmental racism," "Believe in science," and "Don`t be a fossil fool," around 300 activists of all ages rallied on the steps of City Hall — and later marched around downtown — to demand action on climate change. The Sept. 20 "Climate Strike" was part of a global movement, planned three days ahead of the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York — a meeting of leaders around the world who hope to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent over the next decade. Environmental nonprofit 350 Colorado publicized the event and helped coordinate strikes across the state. In Colorado Springs, the strike included students from Palmer High School, the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Colorado College, along with members of the NAACP - Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Group of the Sierra Club. City Council President Richard Skorman was among those in attendance. The impetus for a Global Climate Strike came from 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg (of sailing fame ) and 45 other young people who called for students to walk out of school Sept. 20 and make their voices heard. They asked adults to leave work and join in, too. Other strikes were planned in Denver outside the state Capitol, at Colorado School of Mines in Golden and at Pueblo`s Rawlings Library, to name a few in Colorado.…

Hazlehurst: Public schools are finest expression of our nation

Who was the greatest American? A generation ago, a typical shortlist might have included Lincoln, Washington, Jefferson, both Roosevelts, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jane Addams. Five white guys, one black guy and one woman. In today’s fractured and fragmented country, such shortlists have disappeared. By many, the Founding Fathers are less revered than reviled, […] The post Hazlehurst: Public schools are finest expression of our nation appeared first on The Colorado Springs Business Journal .

Fantastic Fungi

For Paul Stamets, it begins and ends with mushrooms. From death, they create life. From fractures, they create connections. And from sickness, they create health. “Mushrooms represent rebirth. Rejuvenation. Regeneration,” Stamets says. Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg and edited by Kevin Klauber and Annie Wilkes, follows Stamets’ mission. Using time-lapse photography (stunning), CGI recreations […] The post Fantastic Fungi appeared first on Boulder Weekly .

An Improbable Relic of Auschwitz: a Shofar That Defied the Nazis

The daughter of a Holocaust survivor has brought forward a ram’s horn trumpet and her father’s account of the power of belief amid death.

This Week in History for the week of Sept. 22-28, 2019

A look back at 10, 25 and 50 years ago in Loveland-area news, from the archives of the Loveland Reporter-Herald.

Review: End of the Century is a Fragmented yet Fascinating Look at Gay Romance

I saw your eyes/You made me smile/For a little while/I was falling in love… As “Space Age Love Song” by A Flock of Seagulls plays, two young men dance around a Barcelona apartment, circa 1999. The seductive yet wistful song and a fair amount of liquor send Ocho (Juan Barberini) and Javi (Ramón Pujol), both […] The post Review: <i>End of the Century</i> is a Fragmented yet Fascinating Look at Gay Romance appeared first on LA Weekly .

Viewers still using TiVo will soon see ads before their recordings

The digital TV recording company TiVo is back in the spotlight with some upcoming changes and new products.  TiVo had its heyday back in the early 2000s before DVR and streaming were everywhere, but it still has a few million subscribers. Those viewers will soon be subjected to ads playing before their TV recordings.  It`s a bit ironic for the company that gained popularity for letting you scrub through ads during TV shows and programs. On its website , TiVo still lists this as a benefit: "[We] give you the power to skip ads." According to an industry news outlet , the ads will go out to all users with the latest software version known as TiVo Experience 4, but will be skippable. That`s a relief. But users aren`t too happy. On a TiVo online forum one user wrote, "If they start doing this to me I`m out. No way they`re forcing me to watch ads on a device I paid almost $1,000 for with lifetime service." Read more... More about Tivo , Dvr , Tech , Consumer Tech , and Streaming Services

Business Spotlight: All About U comes to Fort Morgan

Though in a new location, this business is still “All About U.” Owner Andrea Spresser started the business with her mother, Claudia Stallings, in Brush ten years ago, making gift baskets and specialty chocolates. The business closed temporarily for a move to downtown Fort Morgan, where it opened this Friday, Sept. 20. Before the official […]

The Deus Ex Machina `Beastie` Is a Mean Custom Ducati Built To Conquer Pikes Peak

Australia`s Deus Ex Machina has transformed many stock bikes into badass custom creations—see this BMW RNineT "Henrich Maneuver."  Its latest is "The Beastie." Cool Material reports that it`s based on modded Ducati Hyper SP that Dues Ex Machina`s director, Michael "Woolie" Woolaway, raced to ...

Daily rainfall over Sumatra linked to larger atmospheric phenomenon

Atmospheric scientists reveal details of the connection between a larger atmospheric phenomenon, termed the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO), and the daily patterns of rainfall in the Maritime Continent.

Kicking Breast Cancer

By Steve Graham Andrew Beck spends most of the year teaching tae kwon do punches, kicks and blocks. But this month, he is focused on a different kind of sparring — the fight against breast cancer. [...] This post Kicking Breast Cancer previously appeared on North Forty News .

Colorado Rapids take down Sporting Kansas City 3-2

Tommy Smith scored in the 85th minute and the Colorado Rapids secured a 3-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City Saturday.

GNU`s Former Kernel Maintainer Shares `A Reflection on the Departure of Richard Stallman`

Thomas Bushnell, BSG, founded GNU`s official kernel project, GNU Hurd, and maintained it from 1990 through 2003. This week on Medium he posted "a reflection on the departure of RMS." There has been some bad reporting, and that`s a problem. While I have not waded through the entire email thread Selam G. has posted, my reaction was that RMS did not defend Epstein, and did not say that the victim in this case was acting voluntarily. But it`s not the most important problem. It`s not remotely close to being the most important problem. This was an own-goal for RMS. He has had plenty of opportunities to learn how to stfu when that`s necessary. He`s responsible for relying too much on people`s careful reading of his note, but even that`s not the problem. He thought that Marvin Minsky was being unfairly accused. Minsky was his friend for many many years, and I think he carries a lot of affection and loyalty for his memory. But Minsky is also dead, and there`s plenty of time to discuss at leisure whatever questions there may be about his culpability. RMS treated the problem as being "let`s make sure we don`t criticize Minsky unfairly", when the problem was actually, "how can we come to terms with a history of MIT`s institutional neglect of its responsibilities toward women and its apparent complicity with Epstein`s crimes". While it is true we should not treat Minsky unfairly, it was not -- and is not -- a pressing concern, and by making it his concern, RMS signaled clearly that it was much more important to him than the question of the institution`s patterns of problematic coddling of bad behavior. And, I think, some of those focusing themselves on careful parsing of RMS`s words are falling into the same pitfall as he.... Minsky was RMS`s protector for a long long time. He created the AI Lab, where I think RMS found the only happy home he ever knew. He kept the rest of the Institute at bay and insulated RMS from attack (as did other faculty that also had befriended RMS). I was around for most of the 90s, and I can confirm the unfortunate reality that RMS`s behavior was a concern at the time, and that this protection was itself part of the problem... Bushnell also calls Stallman "a tragic figure. He is one of the most brilliant people I`ve met, who I have always thought desperately craved friendship and camaraderie, and seems to have less and less of it all the time. This is all his doing; nobody does it to him. But it`s still very sad. As far as I can tell, he believes his entire life`s work is a failure..." But Bushnell concludes that "It is time for the free software community to leave adolescence and move to adulthood, and this requires leaving childish tantrums, abusive language, and toxic environments behind." Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Beautiful Redheads Will Brighten Your Weekend (32 Photos)

What is it about redheads that some of us – the sane ones anyway – find simply irresistible? Is it really just the hair color, or is there something else, some ineffable quality that we can’t pin down? Maybe it’s the contrast between fair skin and rich hair color. Maybe it’s the rarity; red hair … The post Beautiful Redheads Will Brighten Your Weekend (32 Photos) appeared first on Suburban Men .

Six-story hotel proposed on Fort Collins’ College Ave.

FORT COLLINS  — MacMillan Development LLC is planning to build a six story, 150-room hotel near the southeast corner of Colorado State University’s campus. The Fort Collins-based development company submitted plans to city planning officials earlier this week, which call for demolishing the buildings that currently house a Chuck E. Cheese franchise and Fort Collins Furniture and Mattress at 1623 S. College Ave., directly south of the CSU Medical Center. The project has been in the works since at least last May, when developers had initial discussions with city planners for the project.The plans indicate that the building will be 87,481 square feet and have a patio on the ground floor, but does not contain details on if the hotel will operate under its own moniker or use a hotel-chain nameplate. The hotel would be jointed owned between Englewood contractor Saunders Commercial Development Co. LLC and Denver hotelier Stonebridge Realty Advisors LLC, which owns several hotels in the Denver metro and the Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn and Suites, Courtyard and Hampton Inn in Loveland. MacMillan previously developed the Elizabeth Hotel in Old Town. Saunders and Stonebridge did not respond to a request for comment. The post Six-story hotel proposed on Fort Collins’ College Ave. appeared first on BizWest .

Colorado late-term abortion ban initiative can start gathering signatures

Backers of a proposed ballot initiative banning late-term abortions in Colorado received clearance from state election officials Thursday to start collecting signatures.