A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 214

Although little remains of the sugar beet industry which dominated the economy in northern Colorado several neighborhoods in Fort Collins, CO. represents the presence it once had, and include the Alta Vista, Andersonville, and Buckingham neighborhoods.

The Alta Vista, Andersonville, and Buckingham neighborhoods are located northeast of Old Town, Fort Collins, CO.

They are located within a one-square mile area, roughly centered on the intersection of north-south oriented North Lemay Avenue, which is known as “Ninth Street” in Andersonville and Lindenmeier Road in Alta Vista, and east-west oriented East Vine Drive, previously known as Sugar Factory Road.

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A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 213

Loveland, CO. Republican Hugh McKean faces a challenger for his District 51 seat in the Colorado House of Representatives, in the November 2018 election: A newcomer to the area named Benjamin Krueske, who identifies himself as an independent. Mr. Krueske has been quoted as saying he intends to run a low-budget, community-oriented campaign that focuses on local tax policy, school funding, and a mental health focused approached to gun control. In order for school funding to occur he favors overturning the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (T.A.B.O.R.), which he claims have caused public education in the State of Colorado to be underfunded.

Although he does not have children in the formal education system he believes that teaching methods and techniques must be updated and that requires additional funding. A personal reason for this is because of learning issues he had in school that were not addressed – he claims – until he joined the United States Marine Corps.

Presently Mr. Krueske is a full-time student at Front Range Community College. If elected he would leave school and resume his education in the future.

Mr. Kreuske will hold a meet-and-greet at The Coffee Tree, 201 E. Fourth Street, in Loveland, CO., from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 P.M. Saturday, February 24, 2018.

A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 212

Although little remains of the sugar beet industry which dominated the economy in northern Colorado several neighborhoods in Fort Collins, CO. represents the presence it once had, and include the Alta Vista, Andersonville, and Buckingham neighborhoods.

The Alta Vista, Andersonville, and Buckingham neighborhoods are located northeast of Old Town, Fort Collins, CO.

A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 211

Work on the second paved trail between Fort Collins and Loveland, CO. is underway. Located to the west side of each city the trail, once completed, with connect the city trail system from Loveland to Fort Collins, and will include the much-anticipated Long View Trail.

In Loveland, The Long View Trail will start at 57th Street and Taft Avenue, continue across the intersection of the two streets to the Sunset Vista Natural Area, and north to Fort Collins, locating parallel to Taft Avenue in Loveland and then Shields Street in Fort Collins.

With the completion of the trail it will connect the two cities, providing more access to the nineteen miles of recreation trails in Loveland and thirty-five miles of trails within the city limits of Fort Collins.

The 4.4-mile trail, which will be paved, will pass through the existing Long View Corridor, a separator comprised of protected public and farmland, and will also pass through five existing open spaces and natural areas. One of the five, Sunset Vista, in northern Loveland, will have a trailhead and provided twenty-three parking spaces. Individuals who use the trail will encounter wetlands, home to various populations.

Construction of the Long View Trail started November 6, 2017, and will be completed in early summer 2018. The trailhead is expected to be constructed in May 2017. The opening of the trail is expected to occur around July 1, 2018.

A partnership between the City of Loveland, The City of Fort Collins, and Larimer County, the project will estimate to cost about $3.9 million dollars. Half of the cost will be covered by grants. One million dollars will come from a Great Outdoors Colorado grant and one million will come from a Transportation Alternatives Program grant, which originated with the Colorado Department of Transportation. The remaining costs will be covered by the cities and the county, based on jurisdiction.

A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 210

Although little remains of the sugar beet industry which dominated the economy in northern Colorado several neighborhoods in Fort Collins, CO. represents the presence it once had, and include the Alta Vista, Andersonville, and Buckingham neighborhoods.

In the mid-1970s the architecture and culture of these neighborhoods was negatively impacted when urban renewal efforts began altering them with destruction.

A Voice of Colorado Version 2018 No. 208

Although little remains of the sugar beet industry which dominated the economy in northern Colorado several neighborhoods in Fort Collins, CO. represents the presence it once had, and include the Alta Vista, Andersonville, and Buckingham neighborhoods.

Collectively the three neighborhoods contained 175 properties of interest to historians and ethnic architecture.

Sixteen properties were individually identified as being eligible for identification as Fort Collins Landmarks.

These properties included 745 Alta Vista Street, in Fort Collins, CO.