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June 2014

New celebrity neighbor?

According to Larimer County assessor records, Jeffrey D. Lebesch just paid $2 million for the 832 Wood St., Fort Collins property about 500 feet southeast of our place and directly south of city council member and developer Gino Campana's Pateros Creek Homes. Jeff Lebesch helped found New Belgium Brewery. An interesting addition to all the private and public projects taking place around here.

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17 horses killed in barn fire: Follow these fire prevention tips

Barn fire extinguisher - Poudre River Stables - Fort Collins - Colorado - 80521

“A horse standing in a bed of straw might just as well be standing in a pool of gasoline should a fire occur. The burning rate of loose straw is approximately three times that of the burning rate of gasoline. The horse in a stall where fire originates has only 30 seconds to escape.”

This quote from the Colorado 4-H Horse Project Manual is part of fire prevention tips that include sprinkler systems, fire extinguishers, buying properly-cured hay, storing hay and other flammables away from the horse barn, and a no-smoking, no-matches barn policy.

Our hearts go out to the animals and humans affected in the Langley, B.C. barn fire. Click here for the full story and video.

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