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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...

A March through Fort Collins Black American History

A March through Fort Collins Black American History

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News 'The March is far from over' was the theme for this year's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Event in Fort Collins. The weather was beautiful as we gathered at Washington Park for the beginning of the ceremony and to hear the...

A Wild Night in Downtown Wellington

A Wild Night in Downtown Wellington

Annie Lindgren North Forty News January 10, 2022, was an exciting day in Wellington. Many heard reports of the officer-involved shooting that started at Family Dollar and ended on East Mulberry in Fort Collins after a vehicle pursuit. This mid-afternoon event made...

Five Random Facts About New Years

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News As we bid farewell to 2021 and ring in the new year, here are some random facts to ponder about this last and first holiday of the year.  "Auld Lang Syne" is a Scottish folk song commonly played at the stroke of midnight....

Wellington’s Bulk Water Station is Back in Action

Annie Lindgren | North Forty News Wellington's bulk Water Station, located at 4012 Grant Ave, allows residents to purchase potable water. Many rural residents do not have Well water or city water on their properties. These residents will fill water tanks at the Water...

Getting Help for Struggling Teens

Annie Lindgren | Turning Point Center for Youth and Family Development Teens struggle for a variety of reasons. It can be due to trauma, loss, falling into the wrong crowd, mental or physical health issues, unexpected life changes, struggles with identity, bullying at...

The Tale of Two Wellington Churches

The Tale of Two Wellington Churches

Annie Lindgren North Forty News Historic churches are pillars of long-standing significance in supporting and connecting communities. While Wellington churches have been housed in various locations, past and present, we are lucky to have two beautiful historic...

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