Loveland — Where’s the bronze

LFD #2 bronzeOne reader of messaged me with a concern.  It seems the bronze sculpture piece “Under Control” that has been at Loveland Fire Station #2 for years is missing.   She wondered what happened to it.  Have no fear–I have the answer.

As I suspected, the artwork has been moved to the NEW fire station located at the west end of 29th Street and west of Wilson Avenue.

This artwork shows two firefighters at rest after successfully getting a fire under control.

Records indicate the artist for Under Control is Greg Todd and it was created/placed in 1992.


Loveland Food Bank needs your help


Thanks to Jan Caufman for pointing out this contest.

The Food Bank of Larimer County does a great job and serves more people than you would imagine.  They have facilities in both Fort Collins and Loveland. Like all nonprofits, funds are limited.

The Walmart websited says that Walmart and its partners believe that if we all join together we can reduce the number of people struggling with hunger. Walmart has committed to donate $3 million to 50 local food banks.

Loveland people– Vote for the Larimer County Food Bank to get some of this funding.

You may vote once a day through Oct. 5, 2014.






Loveland Oktoberfest is coming


Loveland Oktoberfest on Sept. 20, Combines Traditional German Flair with Colorado Style
Entertainment and Beer

Tickets still available for event’s evening concert featuring Flobots, Proverbial and The Epilogues at Thunder Mountain Amphitheatre

LOVELAND, Colo. – Sept 11, 2014 – Loveland’s signature Colorado style Oktoberfest is just around the corner with a great new venue and high-profile entertainment lineup. Set for Sat. Sept. 20 at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson,

Loveland Oktoberfest will feature a free community festival with Colorado craft beer, food, contests, and live music, followed by nationally recognized and chart topping entertainment by the Flobots, Proverbial and The Epilogues.

The event, put on by Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, Visit Loveland, Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson and Clear Channel Media + Entertainment, kicks off with a free family-friendly community festival from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. featuring 10 local craft breweries, a large assortment of food vendors, artisan and craft vendors, live music, German style contests and fun activities for the entire family.

Gates to the Main Stage open at 4 p.m. for the evening concert. Denver indie rockers The Epilogues kick off the night and then Proverbial takes the stage, bringing its relentlessly diverse musical palette of funk, rock, reggae and hip-hop. The Flobots, a rock and hip-hop band that has climbed the charts with hit singles “Handlebars” and “Rise”, brings its beats to Loveland for the first time.

Tickets for the evening concert are now on sale and start at $15 for students, $18 for presale tickets and $20 at the door.
Presale tickets can be purchased at Thunder Mountain Harley-Davidson, all Loveland and Fort Collins King Soopers locations, the Loveland Visitors Center, Grimm Brothers Brewhouse or online at Presale tickets purchased through Thunder Mountain Harley‐Davidson, the Loveland Visitors Center and Grimm Brothers Brewhouse will include a voucher for one free beer redeemable at Loveland Oktoberfest*.

A portion of event proceeds will benefit Colorado Youth Outdoors, a unique nonprofit located in Northern Colorado that aims to connect children and parents through hands‐on outdoor experiences.

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Loveland Politics tells the story



There was some breaking news in Loveland and northern Colorado that came out on Sept. 5.   I was at the Loveland High School class of 1964 reunion so I missed the important post by

It seems that Walt Elish, President and CEO of the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation is out.  Gone–finished–done.  The Loveland Politics website and blog detail the story.

What will be the impact, good or bad, of this move on Loveland  and the present and future businesses here?

Who should replace Elish?



Loveland clothes giveaway



I received this notice  this morning.  The Loveland clothes giveaway happens tomorrow.  If you know anyone who needs clothes, prom dresses or school supplies, please let them know. Loveland_free_clothing First Christian Church of Loveland will be hosting its annual FREE clothing give away on Saturday Sept. 6th from 7:30-2:00 at 2000 N. Lincoln Ave in Loveland. 

This year they will be featuring 200 prom/homecoming dresses, along with NEW kid back packs with school supplies. They will  have clothing from infant to adult plus sizes — no holes or stains. 
They are asking each shopper to bring a non-perishable canned good that will then be donated to House of Neighborly Service in Loveland. 
Questions? Please contact Tammy Swartz at 970-962-9612