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1,500 abortion rights protesters take to the streets in Fort Collins

As they chanted “Abortion rights are human rights,” 1,500 abortion rights protesters marched through Old Town Fort Collins Friday night after the Supreme Court overturned the precedent-setting case, Roe v. Wade. The Coloradoan reports the march stated at Colorado State University’s Oval and went to Oak Street Plaza, shutting down parts of College Avenue. Protesters on both sides also gathered throughout the weekend outside the Planned Parenthood on Shields Street. In Colorado though, despite the ruling, abortion will remain legal. It’s one of seven states without any restrictions on the termination of a pregnancy. The right was codified by the state legislature in March. With abortion set to be banned or heavily restricted in neighboring states, it’s believed, Colorado could become an oasis for residents of surrounding states seeking abortions. For more on this story, visit https://www.the Ft. Collins Coloradoan/
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Black bear enters grocery store, climbs tree in west Loveland

A black bear was rescued from a tree in west Loveland. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers were called to the Safeway in the Columbine shopping center at Eisenhower Boulevard and Wilson Avenue late Friday morning for reports of a bear that had wandered into the grocery store, where an employee chased it out. The bear then climbed a nearby tree. Wildlife officers said the bear showed no signs of aggression; they safely tranquilized the bear, rescued it from the tree, and relocated it.
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Police investigating fire at Colorado pregnancy center

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — A weekend fire at a Christian pregnancy center in north-central Colorado is being investigated as a possible arson, police in Longmont said. The fire at Life Choices was reported at 3:17 a.m. Saturday, hours after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and said abortion laws would be decided by the states.

Arson under investigation at Longmont Christian pregnancy center

A fire at a Christian abortion alternatives ministry in Longmont has been declared arson. Longmont Public Safety said firefighters were called to Life Choices on Mountain View Avenue after 3 a.m. Saturday. Police sid the building sustained heavy fire and smoke damage and its front was vandalized with black paint that read: “If abortions aren’t safe neither are you” and “Bans off our bodies.” No one’s been arrested yet.

Fort Collins voters to consider three ballot questions this fall

When Fort Collins voters head to the polls this November, they’ll likely have three ballot questions to decide. The first is should Fort Collins adopt ranked choice voting. The form of voting allows voters to rank candidates by order of preference instead of selecting just one. The second question is whether city council members should see their own pay increased? Council members currently make just under $11,000 to $33,000. Council believes adequate compensation will widen the pool of candidates willing to seek elected office. The change would cost the city $304,000 annually. The last question asks whether city elections should be held in April or November in 2023 and beyond. The Coloradoan reports the change would align city elections with the Poudre School District’s Board of Education’s elections with the thought that consolidation could improve voter turnout. For more on the ballot questions, visit https://www.the Ft. Collins Coloradoan/.

Greeley Weld Senior Foundation Hall of Fame Awards

The Greeley Weld Senior Foundation (GWSF) presented their annual event, Hall of Fame Awards. GWSF is privileged to have as part of its mission the opportunity to select, recognize and honor volunteers who have excelled in their service to the citizens and community. A delicious breakfast buffet was served in the UNC Panorama Room. Attendees enjoyed conversations at their tables.

The 4th — Do Something Memorable

Every July 4th, I remember family bar-be-que’s as a kid. I remember doing pretty dumb things as a kid, too, with fireworks. I still am tempted to hold bottle rockets in my hand and point [...] This post The 4th — Do Something Memorable previously appeared on North Forty News.