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Stop into Halley's Comics this weekend before it's gone

Fort Collins Coloradoan logo Fort Collins Coloradoan 7/28/2021 Erin Udell, Fort Collins Coloradoan
a store filled with lots of stuffed animals: A replica of the old Halley's Comics sign hangs behind the shop's counter Thursday, July 22 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Halley's Comics has been an Old Town fixture since it opened in 1988. © Erin Udell / The Coloradoan A replica of the old Halley's Comics sign hangs behind the shop's counter Thursday, July 22 in Fort Collins, Colorado. Halley's Comics has been an Old Town fixture since it opened in 1988.

Oh, hi there. How is everyone's week going? 

I'm officially over my festival hangover from this weekend (and ready for the next one). Check out my take on Taste of Fort Collins below. Need a weekend plan? Maybe try a bittersweet goodbye. Here's what you need to know ...

... This week

In a flash

Don't look away or you'll miss Halley's Comics' departure from Old Town this weekend. The tiny Walnut Street comic book shop will be permanently closing after Saturday as a long-awaited sale of its building nears. Don't fret for its owners, though. John and Susan Bonner, who opened Halley's Comics in 1988, recently walked me through the shop, some memories and their exciting retirement plans. 

Feeling festive? 

Festivals are officially back in Fort Collins, with the first big in-person one — Taste of Fort Collins — returning to Old Town's Civic Center Park last weekend. If you couldn't make it, here's what the food and music festival looked like. If taste is more your sense of choice, check out this list instead — I compiled five of last weekend's festival foods worth hunting down at local vendors posthaste (and post-Taste). 

A new act on Happy Heart Farm 

A nonprofit community based on spiritualism, new urbanism and education is proposed on Fort Collins' Happy Heart Farm. Things are still early, but Polestar Village's plans include 136 single-family, multifamily and townhomes as well as a community farm, group home for older residents, community center and place of worship. 

This week's must-read

With cases of the highly-contagious COVID-19 delta variant rising, mask changes may be on the horizon. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released stricter mask guidance yesterday, recommending fully-vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors if they live in areas with substantial community transmission. As of this morning, it was still unclear what this new guidance may mean for Coloradans, as the state health department was still reviewing the guidance Tuesday. Stay tuned as the Coloradoan continues to cover any changes in mask rules.

That's it for me this week, all. 

Have a safe and happy weekend. 

Yours in bacon candy, 

Erin

Erin Udell reports on news, culture, history and more for the Coloradoan. Contact her at ErinUdell@coloradoan.com. The only way she can keep doing what she does is with your support. If you subscribe, thank you. If not, sign up for a digital subscription to the Coloradoan today. 

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