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Wellington’s New Middle-High school, Opening August 2022

By Annie Lindgren, North Forty NewsThe time has almost come for Wellington to have a High school again. We have watched the property on the west end of town transform from a cornfield to a modern school facility. There is excitement all over town, with the changes...

Dear North Forty News Readers, Thank You and Farewell

Dear North Forty News Readers, Thank You and Farewell

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News Blaine first asked me to write for North Forty News during an annual dinner for the Wellington Main Street Program (WMSP), where I served as the Executive Director. I gladly accepted his suggestion, and during my last year (2019) with...

Northern Colorado’s Great Stupa: Service and Resilience

Northern Colorado’s Great Stupa: Service and Resilience

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News Shambhala Mountain Center in Red Feather Lakes, CO, recently renamed Drala Mountain Center, is an extra special place in Northern Colorado. They had several challenging years leading up to a recent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, but...

Hello Spring! It is March, at Last!

Hello Spring! It is March, at Last!

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News March has always been my favorite month. The reasons behind that have changed over the years, but the significance remains the same. It is the time of year when life feels exciting again.  It starts with daylight savings, which...

Happy International Women’s Day from a Solo Traveler

Happy International Women’s Day from a Solo Traveler

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of creating a world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. One that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and in which differences are valued and celebrated. I was...

Life Happening, A Busy Year of To-Doing

Life Happening, A Busy Year of To-Doing

Dear readers, life has been busy. I share some updates as I play catch up and pull this travel blog from the back burner.  I learned a couple of essential things during 2020's Pandemic Roadtrip (the 4-month road trip I took from March to July, 2020). One was that...

Things to Do: Getting Through the Final Push of Winter

Things to Do: Getting Through the Final Push of Winter

Annie Lindgren I don’t know about you, but this time of year has me itching for adventure and warm outdoor spaces. So, as we slowly creep closer to Spring, here are some ideas for adventurous things you can do this time of year. Take a day trip through our state’s...

Wellington Makes a Decision on Water and Wastewater Rates

Wellington Makes a Decision on Water and Wastewater Rates

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News  The Town of Wellington Water and Wastewater conversations found resolution at the February 8, 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting. After months of serious consideration on behalf of staff, trustees, and community participants, a...

Resident Roundtable Helps Wellington Solve Wastewater Problem

Resident Roundtable Helps Wellington Solve Wastewater Problem

Annie Lindgren North Forty News First, it was water, and now it is wastewater, as the Town of Wellington boots up to slog through another big decision that will impact anyone with sewage needs in the Wellington area. The Town of Wellington Board of Trustees decided to...

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