Fort Collins

Beekeeper Blog

Submitted by CatWhisperer on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 22:31

This is a blog of the prosecution of  Benjamin Gilmore, a local beekeeper whom many believe was wrongfully prosecuted and convicted for the Penny Flats fire that happened in downtown Fort Collins on October 24, 2011. He made the mistake of being associated with the Occupy Fort Collins movement, and had let them borrow a camper for their use. The Occupy Fort Collins demonstration was one block east of the Penny Flats building which was under development at the time. The discrepancies in this prosecution merit note, and it shows some of the drawbacks of prosecutions in the Eight Judicial District of Colorado:

  • It's not about justice, it's about getting a conviction.
  • It's not about truth, guilt, or innocence, it's about what you can get a jury to believe.

If anybody doesn't believe that, Google up Timothy Mastersangry


Submitted by CatWhisperer on Fri, 12/14/2012 - 07:00

I was recently contacted by a victim and example of corruption in this community. She wants her story publicized, and I'm more than willing to oblige, because she is computer illiterate. Those of you here in Choice City {for whom, BTW} may remember the story of Holiday Christy, who was portrayed as this monster animal abuser. I wrote about it back in August, 2011. The fact is that she had the misfortune to get fuel on I-25 and Harmony in this community. She was traveling with all of her animals, including a number of breeder dogs, to a new life in Texas. One animal got loose, got hit, and all of a sudden law enforcement and Animal Control, aka The Humane Society is involved.

To make a long story short, I believe that somebody found out that she was carrying hard cash and had breeder animals, and snatched her animals, arresting her and falsely accusing her of animal abuse. The legal fraud to that, is that from Fort Collins to Texas is less than 24 hours. The animals were not being abused in any way, they were being transported in cages with food and water. They demanded $6300 to get back the animals, inventing

Petitioners in front of Ace Hardware

Submitted by murrvalus on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 19:42

So, I went for a job interview down by the Ace hardware on East Harmony.  Three petitioners (2 men, 1 woman)  for the ballot issue of closing the dispensaries were sitting outside.  I was early so I sat outside about 10 feet away and listened to the lies they were telling people.  I heard them repeatedly telling people that since the dispensaries opened up, possession of marijuana crime has gone up 300%.  They are claiming that drug pushers are buying the marijuana at dispensaries and then selling it to teenagers.  This is crap, the drug pushers aren't going to do this because it would kill

Is there a reporter on staff?

Submitted by murrvalus on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 15:39

Has anyone else been following the story of the young man on the Frontier flight from Dallas to Denver that was removed because the pilot thought it was unsafe (not clear to who) to fly with him on board?  If you will notice in the many articles on the Internet, he is from Fort Collins.  Nice of the Coloradoan to do a story.  Ya gotta wonder if there is still one real reporter on staff.  I know for sure there is no proofreader, so maybe they did the same with the reporters. 

Poudre River Rising 2011

Submitted by CatWhisperer on Thu, 06/09/2011 - 21:01

The following are a set of images that document the rising of the Poudre River in Fort Collins. The images are sorted into pages related to location on the river where I ride the trails. It is also a test of remote file hosting.

This is about the highest it got, with the water at the far end being over a foot deep or more. At the point were I'm standing, the water is about three inches.

2011-06-06 Poudre River Trail at College Ave high water spring runoff
Looking east under College Avenue. The water at the far end was almost up to the axle!


Lack of snow removal

Submitted by murrvalus on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 21:31

Aren't businesses and homeowners supposed to remove the snow from their sidewalks within 24 hours after it has snowed?  I live in the vicinity of LaPorte and Shields.  Apparently the home and business owners in this area are exempt from the ordinance.  Because at least half haven't lifted a shovel all winter.  I guess if you wait long enough the snow will melt on it's own.  There is an apartment complex at the corner of LaPorte and Sheilds and its sidewalks are treacherous.  I don't think they have done a thing to remove the snow all winter.