In this issue of City News, you’ll find out how to advise Council as Board and Commission members, how to recycle household hazardous waste for free and how to preview one of The Lincoln Center's most innovative events!

- Kelly DiMartino, City Manager

Linden Street Reopens to Traffic

We are excited to announce that Linden Street in downtown Fort Collins has reopened to vehicle traffic, following a multi-year transformation of the street between Walnut and Jefferson streets!

Crews are still completing some final tasks, including landscaping, but the bulk of the $3.5 million project is finished and a celebration event is planned for Friday, Sept. 16 – stay tuned for details.

Don’t forget that parking on Linden Street is now parallel, a change from the previous parking pattern.

Learn More!

Turn Your Sprinklers Off by Oct. 1
Join the Shift Your Water Challenge and stop watering your grass a little earlier this fall. Residential Fort Collins Utilities water customers who pledge to save water and voluntarily stop watering their lawn by Oct. 1 will be entered to win a $50 bill credit.

Together, we can make a difference: In 2021, 557 customers saved nearly two million gallons of water by turning off their sprinkler systems by Oct. 1. Let’s do it again this year!
Take the Pledge

Make a Fashion Statement

The ArtWear Biennial returns to The Lincoln Center Friday, October 7, with a fully staged fashion show and continues the following week with a sales gallery featuring all the artists' work. ArtWear highlights artists who create one-of-a-kind wearable art. The ArtWear event presents innovative work of the highest quality, materials and techniques—that you can add to your wardrobe. A preview exhibit starts September 17 at The Lincoln Center Art Gallery.

The event is a fundraiser for The Lincoln Center’s Visual Arts Program.

Learn More

Join a City Board or Commission

Pursue your passions while contributing to your community: Join a City board or commission! Applications are open through Sept. 25. Different boards work on topics like natural resources, public safety, recreation, arts, economics and so much more. As a board or commission member, you will volunteer your expertise and lived experiences while advising the City Council on community issues. Apply online by Sept. 25. Additional information about each board is also available at

Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Who: Fort Collins residents (commercial waste not accepted)

When & Where: Saturday, Sept. 10, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., City of Fort Collins Streets Facility, 625 Ninth St.

Accepted Items:

  • pesticides
  • painting products
  • household batteries
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • cleaning and automotive products
  • vitamins and supplements
  • personal care products
  • mercury-containing items

Can’t make it? Recycle year-round at the City’s Timberline Recycling Center (TRC) and Larimer County Landfill.

Event Details

CSU Game Days

CSU’s first home football game is Sept. 10, which brings an increase in traffic near Canvas Stadium.

Parking is restricted in residential zones near the stadium, so consider taking Transfort’s MAX line to the game for free! Prospect and University are the closest MAX stations to Canvas Stadium, and free parking is available on the MAX route, including at Drake and South Transit Center stations.

Go Rams!

Transfort Game Day Details

CivicSpark Fellowship

CivicSpark is currently recruiting Fellows to implement local projects in areas like sustainable transportation, climate action and environmental justice, affordable housing, equity and more. Fellows gain exceptional career experience and training to become future leaders who can respond to evolving challenges.

The City will host a 2022-2023 Fellow to support Our Climate Future initiatives and goals and to build and sustain community partnerships.

Learn More & Apply!

Free Family & Friends CPR Courses

Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) and UCHealth are partnering to offer free CPR and AED classes the third Thursday of every month. The class teaches the skills needed for bystanders to provide lifesaving CPR within the first few minutes of cardiac arrest (when it matters most). It also covers airway blocks for adults, children and infants. It does not include a certification. Classes are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at PFA Headquarters.

Learn more and register by emailing

Animal Encounters at the Museum of Discovery

Have you had a chance to visit the Museum’s Animal Encounters permanent exhibition? Full of members of the animal kingdom, from Colorado to all across the world, Animal Encounters is now hosting special programming every fourth Saturday at the Museum from 10 a.m. to noon. Go behind the scenes with the museum’s staff spotlight of Alexa, who runs the whole thing!  

Staff Spotlight

Upcoming Radon Awareness Events

October is Radon Awareness Month. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas found in homes and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers.

In partnership with Larimer County, join us at three upcoming events to learn about the risks of radon:

September 21, Noon to 1:00 p.m. | Virtual 
September 22, 6-7 p.m. | Virtual
October 1, 2-5 p.m. | Lyric Cinema (Tiki Lounge): 1209 N College Ave. Snacks, refreshments and free radon kits provided. | RSVP

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