Fort Collins, Colorado aspiring to be the new Motor City

John Deere engine

A graduate student studying the effects of advanced biodiesel fuel on a John Deere engine.

Silicon Valley is recognized as the spawning ground of technology start-ups in the world of computers. Lower Manhattan has long been the place to set up shop for financial institutions.  And of course the epicenter of American automaking is Detroit.  Detroit has been evolving in recent times from a manufacturing center to a headquarters city. Still, there is no guaranty that its dominance is permanent.

Continue reading… “Fort Collins, Colorado aspiring to be the new Motor City”

Fort Collins, Colorado has nation’s safest drivers: study

fort collins

Second year in a row Fort Collins takes top honors.

The Allstate Insurance Company has released its seventh annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report™.” The report ranks America’s 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers, according to Allstate claim data.

 

Continue reading… “Fort Collins, Colorado has nation’s safest drivers: study”

Local Colorado brewery transports kegs via tricycle

equinox-beer-trike-bootlegger-2

Kegs are a rollin’.

When Shannon and Colin Westcott decided to start Equinox Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, they wanted it to be a local, green operation. And that meant no keg deliveries by car or truck. So to save themselves a lot of back-breaking keg-carrying, the Westcotts teamed up with custom bike designers Yendra Built Cycles. The partnership yielded the Bootlegger: a tricycle built for transporting kegs…

Continue reading… “Local Colorado brewery transports kegs via tricycle”