Cost of food increasing in Fort Collins

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Feb 192013
 

Author: Lena Howland

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In 2012 alone, the U.S. has faces a drastic increase in the cost of food.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the price of fresh whole milk has increased by 2.9% while the cost of fresh vegetables have gone up by 5.7%.

The cost of apples have also skyrocketed by 13.3%.

Many restaurants are now starting to feel the inflation and local Fort Collins favorite, The Pickle Barrel, is no exception.

Along with restaurants, markets and corporate grocery stores, they must also raise their prices to keep up with the nation-wide inflation.

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Fort Collins locals react to Gelazzi, Armadillo, and Beach House downtown business closures

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Jan 312013
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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Three Fort Collins businesses have recently closed down bringing up many questions for local residents. Gelazzi, a popular hangout sweets shop, closed its doors near the end of November, but is just beginning to sell off equipment. As seen in the Coloradoan, according to Mike Van Buskirk, director of operations at Gelazzi, the Fort Collins shop was the last of three locations to close. He says that its owner, Jan Horsfall, is getting out of the business. The reasons behind his closure are unknown. The Armadillo restaurant and Beach House Grill closed earlier in the year. According to Lisa Ruskaup, concept director for Breckenridge-Wynkoop, her company bought the Beach House’s lot and they plan to turn it into another Breckenridge restaurant and brewery. Though it’s not what everyone had in mind, many, including Ruskaup, are excited to see how the business adapts to the Fort Collins community.

To read more visit http://www.collegian.com/2013/01/28/no-more-armadillo-gelazzi-or-beach-house/

Fort Collins locals react to Gelazzi, Armadillo, and Beach House downtown business closures

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Jan 312013
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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Three Fort Collins businesses have recently closed down bringing up many questions for local residents. Gelazzi, a popular hangout sweets shop, closed its doors near the end of November, but is just beginning to sell off equipment. As seen in the Coloradoan, according to Mike Van Buskirk, director of operations at Gelazzi, the Fort Collins shop was the last of three locations to close. He says that its owner, Jan Horsfall, is getting out of the business. The reasons behind his closure are unknown. The Armadillo restaurant and Beach House Grill closed earlier in the year. According to Lisa Ruskaup, concept director for Breckenridge-Wynkoop, her company bought the Beach House’s lot and they plan to turn it into another Breckenridge restaurant and brewery. Though it’s not what everyone had in mind, many, including Ruskaup, are excited to see how the business adapts to the Fort Collins community.

To read more visit http://www.collegian.com/2013/01/28/no-more-armadillo-gelazzi-or-beach-house/

Souled Out: Park, powder, scissor, shoot

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Nov 302012
 

Author: Cassandra Whelihan

Since snowboarding became cool, so has the park. In fact, these days hitting features on the mountainside has become a large part of the sport. It has gained so much popularity that entire competitions revolve around who can land the sickest tricks.

Professional snowboarder Aimee Fuller is a pro in the park. She makes back flips look effortless and flows through the features with an ease that makes you think doing tricks is for everyone. Nonetheless, the park is not all-embracing.

On the other side of the snowball are professional snowboarders such as Jeremy Jones or Ted Ligety, who make their place in the industry by dropping in on some of the most outrageous backcountry that audiences around the world have ever seen.

So, which beast is bigger? The park rat or the powder whore?

I’m sure the love for snow and being mountainside triumphs over all of them. A love for snow is not so easily shaken; therefore, it comes down to preference.

I have respect for all the athletes in the industry: park, powder and racing. But, my heart lies in the powder; the deep, fluffy, glittering powder.

Call it old school, but the origins of this industry revolved around the desire to be in the wild and the snow. The point was to be one with nature; with nothing separating you from the earth but a piece of board.

The powder people understand this innate lust to be waist deep in epic lines. In my opinion, they have a better understanding of the connectedness with nature that is at the heart of the sport.

Therefore, powder trumps park, but expect to run into some rocks and hopefully no scissors.

CSU foresters prepare to send Christmas tree to nation’s Capitol

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Oct 032012
 

Author: Kelsey Peterson

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At last weekend’s Forestry Fair CSU foresters and members of the Colorado State Forest Service were preparing for Christmas in the nation’s Capitol. Every year one state is picked to deliver the Christmas tree that will be placed in the White House and this year it’s up to Colorado. The Christmas tree, provided by White River National Forest, is cut November 2nd and begins it’s journey across the country the following week on a huge semi-truck along with 75 companion trees provided by the Colorado State Forest Service. These companion trees will serve as smaller Christmas trees for all the government offices. The Forest Service is also providing 5,000 tree cookie ornaments (cross-sections of a tree) to be put on the Christmas tree. They cut them, sand them, drill a hole in them, and ship them off across Colorado to be decorated. To follow the truck’s progress to the White House visit www.capitolchristmastree2012.com.

 

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