Introducing Fort Collins’ Bright, Shiny Poet Laureates (Plural!)

Welcome to the world of poetry, Fort Collins. It’s a tough world; one where writers agonize over the usage of each and every comma; one where said writers try their hardest to convey a feeling, image or idea with precision and clarity. It’s a world that has long been somewhat underground in Fort Collins. Happily, however, it is finally beginning to rise above the surface. In late fall of 2011, Wolverine Farm Publishing, which publishes Matter Journal and Matterhorn, held a contest that would name the official Poet Laureate of Fort Collins. On December 16, after over 1,000 votes, the contest was deemed a tie between Michael Bussmann and Matthew Sage (pictured here). The two have created a website, fcplaureates.wordpress.com, that showcases their work and offers insights on poetry and highlights poetry events around town.

Snowbank Brewing

Snowbank Brewing

There is a saying in Northern Colorado. Today’s snow is tomorrow’s water, which eventually turns into beer. That being said, the area’s newest microbrewer, Snowbank Brewing Company at 225 North Lemay Avenue in Fort Collins, is right in line with this! The snow and water they use eventually turns into great beer. The brewery isContinue Reading

Short Bus

Short Bus

The Rockies have inspired many to experiment with the flavors and combinations that make amazing beers. NoCo Short Bus tours provides insights into these great Northern Colorado craft breweries that you probably won’t get anywhere else. You’ll have a chance to experience the distinctive combinations and some of the exclusive brews that the nano-breweries inContinue Reading

Party with a Purpose

Party with a Purpose

Join local nonprofit organizations FoCo Cafe and Trees, Water & People to celebrate the wrap up of Colorado Gives Day (Tuesday, December 9, 2014) an annual day of giving and celebration of Colorado nonprofits across the state. Donate to one of these organizations and join the party! Show your CO Gives Day donation receipt for freeContinue Reading

Sex and the Choice City: The Real Nutcracker

Sex and the Choice City: The Real Nutcracker

If Tchaikovsky were alive today, he would probably be on Grindr for a wham-bam-thank you, man! After receiving significant feedback from my article about Tinder (also known as the traveling business man’s secret best friend), I was quite certain that I needed to explore another dating app. This time, I wasn’t going to be the oneContinue Reading