Community Briefs

Aug 032010
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

Humane Society aims to save more lives

The Larimer Humane Society Sunday began its feat to save 300 more animals in the next three months than it did last August through September.

It’s goal: Help more than 300 pets find new owners or have a reunion with current owners.

As one of 50 shelters nationwide to be picked to participate in the The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Save More Lives Challenge, the Larimer Humane Society to save more than the 300 requirement in the hopes of earning a $100,000 grant.

If the shelter involves the largest number of community members, it will receive a $25,000 grant.

A kick-off party will be held today from 4 to 7 p.m. at 6317 Kyle Ave. in south Fort Collins. Attendees will received a discount on adoption fees and participate in “Yappy Hour,” which will feature food and beverages for both pups and people.
Beet Street looking for volunteers*

The local non-profit dedicated to enhancing Fort Collins’ roll as an artisan community is looking for volunteers for its Creative Garden at this years Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest from Aug. 20 to 22.

The outdoor festival features live music provided by Bohemian Nights –– a program under The Bohemian Foundation –– and a street-fair with vendors and food set-up by the Downtown Business Association. All concerts are free.

This year, Beet Street became a part of the collaboration and will provide a quiet, garden-like setting for festival goers to drink fine wine, beer and eat a gourmet meal.

The Creative Garden will also feature an acoustic music stage, a performing arts stage and an art show display of 20 northern Colorado artists, all made possible by local sponsorship and collaboration.

To help transform Chestnut Street in Old Town into a quiet oasis away from the hustle-and-bustle of Bohemian Nights at NewWestFest, contact Beet Street Office Manager Kerry Miller at 970-419-8240 or register to volunteer at

Shifts to help set up or break down Creative Garden:

  • Aug. 20 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Aug. 20 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Aug. 22 7 p.m. to midnight

Shifts to help out during the festival:

  • Aug. 20: Various shifts between 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Aug. 21: Various shifts between 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
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