N. Shields St., Fort Collins, Colorado, October 11, 2014
January 7, 2014:
January 8, 2014:
Trying to imagine all the fruit trees I can plant when this is all over.
What you see is all part of the North Shields Corridor Improvement Project and a recent city plan to add sewer to N. Shields St. The hazardous above-ground utility lines on the right side of the photo, below, will move across the street. These lines went down twice in almost this exact spot last year, and above-ground lines went down two streets west of us on Christmas Day 2014, knocking out power to this area for many hours. Even though the city has made accommodations for other underground work that could also house Xcel's new utility lines, I am told that Xcel has chosen to again build lines above ground. Inquiries to Xcel have received no reply. As you enjoy the new sidewalks and bike trails, keep an eye on the power lines overhead and next to you.
Raccoons jumped out of trees and sat inside trees as they went down. Last spring, one tree had a bee hive in it.
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