Living in a house is great. But there are some things that can certainly be annoying. Repairs, maintenance, and general upkeep of the home can be costly. However, the most irritating thing about living in a house is having someone come to your door to try and sell you something you have no interest in.

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This spring, I have had my fair share of people bothering me while I am at home wanting to sell me something. Pest control, solar panels, and the most recent, hordes of roofing companies after a hail storm. Many people work from home this day in age and an unplanned visit by someone knocking on the door or ringing the doorbell can cause a loss in productivity.

How to Stop Door-to-Door Salesmen From Bothering You in Fort Collins

You might be surprised to know that Fort Collins requires solicitors to obtain a permit to sell door-to-door. In fact, a lot of communities in Northern Colorado require one to do business in neighborhoods.

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The Fort Collins law requires compliance from commercial solicitors with the following conditions:

  • Companies doing door-to-door soliciting must apply and receive a permit from the city before conducting any business within Fort Collins.
  • Individual solicitors are required to complete a criminal history check.
  • Permitted solicitors must wear a photo ID badge.
  • Hours of solicitation are limited to 9 a.m. to sunset.
  • Sales to locations with a "No Soliciting" or "No Trespassing" sign are prohibited by commercial and non-commercial sales.

More information on the Fort Collins solicitation law can be found at fcgov.com.

This Local Colorado Mexican Restaurant Is One Of The Best

After opening in 2008, Las Palmeras Mexican Restaurant has become one of the area's very best locally-owned places to get delicious, and authentic Mexican food. We found this place by accident years ago while driving hungry down Main Street in Longmont and have been regulars ever since. The owner, the staff, the food, and the drinks are all top notch and that's what makes this one of Colorado's top choices for delicious Mexican food.

Gallery Credit: Big Rob TSM

Taste of Fort Collins 2024 in Pictures

Food, fun, family and phenomenal local music filled Taste of Fort Collins 2024. Headliners were Andy Grammer and Rick Ross. Knox made a special appearance on Saturday with an acoustic set before Grammer took the stage.

Here are some highlights of the weekend food and music festival captured by Sean Leddy.

Gallery Credit: Christine Kapperman