Category: Local

Skip the Line

[ 0 ] July 3, 2018 |

If you own a car, motorcycle, or another motorized vehicle you are certainly aware that you must renew your vehicle’s registration every year. Historically, this process involved waiting in line (for what seemed like an eternity) at the county courthouse. Fortunately, there are now multiple ways for you to skip the line during the registration renewal process.

To renew your registration online, go to https://apps.colorado.gov/apps/door/dmv/vehicle/registration/renewal/welcome.jsf. Online registration renewal requires that you have the following:

  • license plate number
  • credit card or checking account
  • a valid email address
  • current vehicle emissions, if applicable
  • current insurance

A few things to note about the online renewal process:

  • it can take up to 15 days for you to receive your renewal documents
  • you CANNOT renew online if your registration has expired
  • if needed, you can register multiple vehicles in one transaction

For more FAQs, visit https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/online-vehicle-registration-renewal-faqs.

If you aren’t able to renew online you can save time by scheduling an appointment. Go to www.larimer.org/bookatime to make an appointment. I had to do this the last time I renewed my registration and it worked great! I was in and out in fewer than 10 minutes.

 

Fossil Creek Park

[ 0 ] March 16, 2017 |

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One of the newer and largest parks on Fort Collins’ south side, Fossil Creek Park, is another family favorite. Kids love the modern play equipment, climbable wooly mammoth, rock wall, giant slide and skate park. Fossil Creek’s design not only provides a great space for children of all ages, but also allows parents to efficiently keep an eye on their busy, moving kids. Not in the mood for the playground? Take your dogs to the dog park or for a walk around Fossil Creek Lake. Or, just bring a blanket and hike to the top of the grassy hill overlooking the playground and lake, and take in the beautiful mountain view. Fossil Creek Park is yet another fantastic Fort Collins recreation destination!

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Real Estate Bubble

[ 0 ] November 7, 2016 |

bubbleAs home prices continue to rise in Northern Colorado, I hear this familiar refrain with increasing frequency: “are we in a real estate bubble, and when is it going to burst?” My response is, I don’t know – only time will tell. Yes, I don’t know, but I do have an opinion. Let’s consider the Fort Collins market.

What better way to form this opinion than to look back at/compare the national real estate markets that collapsed in the late 2000s and the Fort Collins market at that time. In 2008, when multiple markets around the country began to collapse (e.g., parts of California, Las Vegas, parts of Florida, etc.), Fort Collins’ market remained largely stable. Some of the higher priced neighborhoods did come down in value, and even a few moderately priced neighborhoods experienced a slight downtick. But for the most part, Fort Collins experienced a stabilization of, rather than a downward trend in, home values. Read More

A tribute to a honey locust

[ 2 ] November 4, 2016 |

We have tried to move in the past, but there was an uprising; the children rebelled. Our kids love our neighborhood and they adore our neighbors; they like being near Rolland Moore Park, and they love riding their bikes on Spring Creek Trail. But with no basement, only three bedrooms, and only one living space, our wonderful little home seemed to be getting smaller and smaller (especially as our girls get bigger and bigger). My wife and I really didn’t want to move, either, but we did think the girls might like their own rooms and more room to spread out with friends. Yes, they said, these things would be great, but no, not one of the three wanted to move. No way, no how. Read More

Hampshire Pond

[ 0 ] October 24, 2016 |

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If you’re considering a move to Fort Collins, or even a move within Fort Collins, and if you like the outdoors, we suggest you take a peek at Hampshire Pond

Consisting of just three square blocks, Hampshire Pond, located immediately south of Drake Rd and just to the west of Taft Hill Rd, is, at first glance, nondescript. Zoom out just a bit, though, and you’ll quickly realize what makes this little subdivision so special. If you were to explore Hampshire Pond you would find, at the south edge, two little paths. These innocuous paths, in this seemingly average little neighborhood, lead to Spring Creek Trail. This may not seem like much until you spend even a few minutes exploring the trail. Along the trail you will find parks, open space, beautiful trees, multiple creek crossings, lovely views, and yes, Dairy Queen. If you’re considering a move to Fort Collins, or even a move within Fort Collins, and if you like the outdoors, we suggest you take a peek at Hampshire Pond — it really is a wonderful little neighborhood.

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Spring Park

[ 0 ] October 16, 2016 |

Located along Spring Creek Trail, Spring Park, established in 1965, is one of the older parks in Fort Collins. At the park you’ll find the obligatory playground equipment, as well as two youth baseball fields, but you’ll also find a large green space filled with trees. Don’t get us wrong, if you’d like to take the kids somewhere to play, the playground is certainly nice, but what we really like about Spring Park is the serenity that comes from so much green space. Read More

Overland Park

[ 0 ] October 16, 2016 |

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Tucked between the Siena, Overland Trail Farm and Peak View subdivisions you’ll find Overland Park – something of a hidden gem in Fort Collins. This great little park may not be the biggest around, and many may not have heard of it, but it has everything you’d want. Read More

Siena

[ 0 ] October 14, 2016 |

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“This neighborhood has undoubtedly one of the best block parties every August. Most of the residents of Siena join in or at least wander over to see what all the fun is about!”  -AS

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  • Siena is located in west Fort Collins – just east of the foothills, directly north of Overland Park, less than 2 miles to CSU and within biking distance (or a short car ride) to Old Town.
  • Specifically, Siena is west of Taft Hill Rd, east of Overland Trl, south of Elizabeth St and north of Prospect Rd.

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Indian Hills

[ 0 ] October 14, 2016 |

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  • Indian Hills is centrally located in Fort Collins – within walking distance to Spring Park, Spring Creek Trail & Whole Foods, just about a mile to CSU, and a short drive or leisurely bike ride to Old Town.
  • Specifically, Indian Hills is west of Lemay Ave, east of College Ave, north of Drake Rd and south of Prospect Rd.

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Lexington Green & Village West

[ 0 ] October 10, 2016 |

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“We moved to this neighborhood because of the proximity to Spring Creek Trail. Our family loves to ride bikes and having the trail just two blocks away was just too good to pass up. Our kids have grown/are growing up riding their bikes to school along this trail, I have enjoyed the easy access along the trail to the foothills, where I can mountain bike, and as a family we love riding along Spring Creek Trail through the CSU campus to Old Town. We’ve also spent countless hours playing tennis, volleyball, etc., etc. in Rolland Moore Park. Yes, we moved here because we loved the idea of having Spring Creek Trail, and all that it accesses, so close, but what we have come to love, and what will keep us here, are our neighbors. Our kids look at the people on our block as extended family and they would be heartbroken if we ever moved. We love our neighborhood.” -DM

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  • Lexington Green and Village West are adjacent subdivisions situated immediately to the west of Rolland Moore Park and Spring Creek Trail. 
  • You’ll find these neighborhoods east of Taft Hill Rd, west of Shields St, south of Stuart St and north of Drake Rd

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