Fort Collins

5:00am

Sat August 23, 2014
Transportation

No More Freebies: Fort Collins’ MAX Bus To Start Charging

Grace Hood KUNC

August 23 marks the last day of free rides along the Fort Collins bus rapid transit system. Starting August 25, the city will begin charging riders $1.25 for trips along the Mason Street corridor.

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5:00am

Wed August 13, 2014
Nature

New Mushroom Species Discovered Near Fort Collins

The new species of mushroom, Cercopemyces crocodilians, discovered in Fort Collins' Soapstone Prairie Natural Area.
Ed Lubow

On a rainy day in late June 2009, Jack Jones and his wife Nora were wandering around Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, when something strange caught their eye.

"We were walking along this path, and saw this thing, and it looked funny to us. It was certainly nothing we've ever seen before -- and we've been doing this for 35 years," recalled Jack Jones.

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5:00pm

Thu August 7, 2014
Oil and Gas

Fort Collins Fracking Moratorium Thrown Out

A workover rig performs remedial work on an existing water injection well just inside Fort Collins city limits, Oct. 22, 2013.
Grace Hood KUNC

5:00am

Mon July 28, 2014
Health

Emerging Virus Chikungunya Under Scrutiny By Fort Collins CDC Lab

A CDC scientist examines mosquitoes using a stereoscopic microscope to identify the species while working in a BSL-3 lab in Fort Collins, Colorado
Centers for Disease Control Division of Vector Borne Diseases

While most Americans probably haven't heard of Chikungunya, Ann Powers, a research microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control, has been studying the virus for 15 years.

The mosquito-carried virus made the news recently when the first locally-transmitted case of it appeared in Florida, July 17. Now, the public and medical researchers are wondering if it may spread further into the United States, and how serious it might be.

The research that Powers does at the CDC's Division of Vector Borne Diseases in Fort Collins may help answer some of those questions.

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2:47pm

Wed July 23, 2014
Business

Front Range Cities Top Forbes Biz-Friendly List

The historic courthouse in Greeley, which was named one of Forbes' top cities for business in 2014
J. Stephen Conn Flickr - Creative Commons

We all know Colorado is a great place to live and do business, thanks to a wealth of high-tech companies, a diverse economy, and plenty of highly educated workers. That’s why it’s not too surprising to see five Front Range cities performing well in Forbes’ Best and Worst Places for Business 2014.

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