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News Archives

July 19, 2016

Construction Completed at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The general contractor has completed work at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple and removed the construction fence that surrounded the property for almost three years. The Church will now furnish the building and prepare it for next month's public open house.

July 11, 2016

Open House Tickets Available for Fort Collins Temple
Beginning today at 10:00 a.m. MDT, free reservations will become available to tour the newly constructed Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The temple will be open to the public for three weeks from Friday, August 19, through Saturday, September 10, 2016, except for Sundays.

June 21, 2016

Fort Collins Temple Reservations Available in July
Free open house tickets for the public open house of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be made available beginning July 11 at 10 a.m. MDT.

June 17, 2016

Wrapping Up Landscaping at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Workers at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are making the final push on landscaping by filling the numerous planter boxes and garden areas with trees, plants, and flowers. The public open house begins in two months, but no date has yet been provided when tickets will become available.

June 7, 2016

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Sunset
The sun sets at the beautiful Fort Collins Colorado Temple where construction is in its final stages. VIP and media tours begin at the temple in just ten weeks, immediately prior to the open house.

May 9, 2016

Landscaping Progress at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Decorative mulch is being added to the garden areas of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple grounds, which will be in pristine condition for the public open house scheduled for August 19 through September 10, 2016. The temple will be the second operating temple in the state.

April 24, 2016

Sunset at the Fort Collins Temple
A beautiful cloudy sunset played backdrop to the Fort Collins Colorado Temple last Monday, as captured in newly submitted photographs of the temple.

March 14, 2016

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Progress
More sod has been laid, and the parking lot has been striped at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The landmark building, which will be completed by early summer, is entering its final months of construction in anticipation of a public open house that begins on Friday, August 19.

March 1, 2016

Twilight at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The beautiful recessed downlighting on the Fort Collins Colorado Temple is captured in a new series of twilight photographs. Work continues on the grounds and on the interior as the building is prepared for a public open house beginning in the middle of August and continuing into early September.

February 18, 2016

Open House and Dedication Announced for Fort Collins
The First Presidency has announced that the public open house for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will be held Friday, August 19 through Saturday, September 10, 2016. The dedication is slated for Sunday, October 16, 2016, with a cultural celebration held the evening before.

January 25, 2016

Fort Collins Temple Art Glass
The temporary windows at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are being replaced with beautiful stained glass, starting with the Celestial Room windows.

January 3, 2016

New Year's Day at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Newly posted construction photographs capture the beautiful Fort Collins Colorado Temple on a wintry New Year's Day. As the temple exterior and grounds near completion, finishing work continues on the interior. The temple is expected to be dedicated later this year.

December 1, 2015

Steeple Lighting at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Lighting of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple steeple is now operational, adding to the nighttime beauty of the building. The under-eave lighting of the temple is especially notable. On the grounds, several pallets of sod have been delivered as long stretches of dirt are turned to grass.

November 10, 2015

Landscaping Advacing at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Dozens of new plants and shrubs are making their home at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple grounds, which will feature extensive gardens according to the site plan rendering. Pipes are also being buried for the sprinkler system that will efficiently deliver water to the vegetation.

October 20, 2015

Sod Being Laid at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The first rolls of sod were laid at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple this weekend, creating a beautiful field of green around the temple grounds. Curbing has been poured for the parking areas and decorative lamp posts installed. Plants and shrubs are appearing in the garden areas.

October 13, 2015

More Fencing Installed at the Fort Collins Temple
Work marches forward on the grounds of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple where more fencing has been erected and a beautiful plaza is being created on the east side of the building featuring extensive planter boxes and basins. The temple is expected to be completed next year.

September 28, 2015

Super Blood Moon at the Fort Collins Temple
Tonight's lunar eclipse, known as a "blood moon" and seen here from the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, has generated media sensationalism over Mormon preparation for the "end of the world." The Church issued a statement, which reads in part: "For many decades, Church leaders have counseled members that, where possible, they should…ensure they are self-reliant. This teaching has been accompanied by the counsel of Church leaders to avoid being caught up in extreme efforts to anticipate catastrophic events."

September 26, 2015

Fort Collins Temple Lighting
Exterior lighting tests are underway at the Fort Collins temple, which features recessed soffit lighting and makes the temple visible for miles.

August 26, 2015

Angel Moroni Installed Atop Fort Collins Temple
Despite the discouragement of recent vandalism at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, construction activity has moved forward including a milestone event held this morning of lifting the traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni into place atop the building's spire.

August 25, 2015

Church Statement on Vandalism at Fort Collins Temple Site
"We are saddened by the vandalism at the construction site of the Fort Collins Temple…and at other places of worship in the area. Both the construction company and the church are working closely with local authorities as they pursue their investigation. Questions regarding the nature of the vandalism should be directed to local law enforcement."

August 17, 2015

Landscaping Progressing at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The Fort Collins Colorado Temple grounds continue to take shape as fence posts are installed, walkways are poured, and garden areas are defined. Much of the activity is focused on the front side of the building, which will feature a beautiful fountain flanked by planter boxes filled with flowers.

July 24, 2015

Roofing the Fort Collins Temple
Workers at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are scaling the roof and the steeple as they lay roofing materials on top of the building. More landscaping elements are also in place.

July 7, 2015

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Entrance Fountain
Construction is underway on the large water feature that will grace the east side of the Fort Collins temple near the main entrance. "Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me…out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:37–38).

June 25, 2015

Video Slideshow of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
A newly posted video of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple presents several views of the building taken during a beautiful sunset on Tuesday evening. Work continues on the temple grounds where concrete walkways are being poured and a decorative perimeter fence is being installed.

June 16, 2015

Holiness to the Lord Inscription at Fort Collins Temple
Raised gold lettering over the main entrance doors to the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will remind patrons that they are entering the House of the Lord. On the grounds of the temple, walkways are being poured around the building, and the monument sign has been installed.

June 3, 2015

Decorative Fence Installation Begins in Fort Collins
Workers at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are dropping posts for the decorative fence that will surround the beautifully landscaped grounds. The work of attaching panels to the exterior of the building was recently completed. Glass has been installed in most window openings.

May 21, 2015

Work Begins on Fort Collins Temple Grounds
Crews at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple are staking and digging trenches for the landscaping features planned for the temple grounds, including planter boxes, walkways, and an entrance water feature. The final exterior panels are being attached to the stately spire of the temple.

April 24, 2015

Fort Collins Panel Installation Nearing Completion
Few portions of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple remain uncovered by the highly detailed concrete panels that form the exterior—most notably the body of the tower. Window installation is underway, and work has begun on roughing in plumbing and mechanical and electrical systems.

April 9, 2015

Curbing Being Poured at Fort Collins Temple Grounds
New curbing at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple is defining the spaces that will become parking lots and beautiful landscaped gardens. Concrete panels continue to be attached to the temple exterior while mechanical and electrical systems are being roughed in inside.

March 20, 2015

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Monument Sign
Manufacturing of the acid-etched monument sign for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple is nearing completion, which will be shipped from its Mexico City location to the United States for installation at the temple site. The beautiful sign coordinates with the design and color of the temple.

March 8, 2015

Arched Panels Set at Fort Collins Temple
The graceful arches featured at the main entrance and at the ends of the wings of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple have been set in place. The exterior features beautiful neoclassical elements of architecture.

February 27, 2015

More Exterior Panels Set on Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The precast concrete panels being attached to the exterior of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple have recently reached the base of the tower, which will eventually support the traditional gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. Over 150,000 people reside in the beautiful city of Fort Collins.

January 28, 2015

Fort Collins Exterior Progress
New photographs of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple show the progress being made on the north and west sides of the building.

January 10, 2015

Drywall Going Up in the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Inside the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, drywall has been hung on some of the interior studs while on the outside, the roof has been covered in insulation and work continues on enclosing the structure. The temple will serve members in northeastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming.

December 28, 2014

Street Lamps Installed on Timberline Road at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
As construction advances on the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, improvements continue to Timberline Road, which borders the temple to the west. The road has been widened, a dedicated right-turn lane added, and new street lamps installed. Precast concrete panels have been installed along much of the southern and western sides of the temple, but a good amount of work remains before the building is fully enclosed.

December 15, 2014

New Landmark Rising in Fort Collins, Colorado
Seen from nearby Fossil Creek Reservoir, the stately Fort Collins Colorado Temple is quickly becoming a new Fort Collins landmark. The beautiful city, home to Colorado State University, enjoys a majestic setting at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills along the Colorado Front Range.

December 6, 2014

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Construction Advances
Mild winter weather has been a boon to construction efforts at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple where work continues on enclosing the structure. A series of photographs taken yesterday shows the areas still awaiting the installation of precast concrete panels.

November 18, 2014

More Panels Attached to the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Regular deliveries of precast concrete panels continue to arrive at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site where they are attached to the steel structure of the building. The temple features classical design elements including dentil molding, Roman arches, and keystones.

November 7, 2014

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Construction Update
Construction workers are making steady progress at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple where interior framing is advancing, additional exterior panels have been installed, and an insulating underlayment is being attached to the roof. Majestic Drive has been paved around the temple.

October 22, 2014

Spire Attached to Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The wide-based tapering spire of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple has been attached to the steel framing for the steeple, which rises at the junction of the temple's A-frame roof lines. A handful of arched window units have been attached to the exterior walls of the sacred structure.

October 20, 2014

Preparing to Install Spire Atop Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The sheathed spire sitting on the grounds of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple will soon be lifted atop the steeple and platform that rise over the center of the building. Interior framing is well underway while some sections of the exterior walls and window openings have been set in place.

September 25, 2014

Structural Framing Going Up for Fort Collins Temple Steeple
At the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, four steel columns have been installed at the corners for the steeple, which will later be topped by a pyramidal spire and a gold-leafed figure of the angel Moroni. The street-widening project of Timberline Road has been completed.

August 26, 2014

Structural Steel Framing Nearing Completion in Fort Collins
A truck-mounted crane stationed at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site continues to lift beams and columns, making quick work of the structural steel framing for the temple, which will feature pitched roof lines projecting from a central tower. Fort Collins is located about 65 miles north of Denver.

August 13, 2014

Widening Road at the Fort Collins Temple Site
As part of the construction of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple, Timberline Road—the road on the west side of the property—is being widened to better accommodate traffic. The temple continues to be framed with heavy steel using a large crane to lift the materials.

August 4, 2014

Framing Advancements at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Steel framing continues to rise for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple with beams now surrounding the elevator shaft that was erected a month ago. Construction followers have been thrilled with the recent addition of a webcam that provides a live stream from the construction site.

July 22, 2014

Fort Collins Temple Framing Progress
Steel beams and columns continue to be assembled to create the exterior form for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. The building features a pitched north-to-south roof line.

July 14, 2014

Framing Underway for Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Steel beams have arrived at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, which are being hoisted into place by a large crane to form the skeletal structure for the building. The single-story temple will have a partial basement for mechanical systems and an on-site residence for the temple president.

July 1, 2014

Utility Work at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
A collection of large pipes and conduits are on site at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple as work progresses on the plumbing and utilities. The foundation walls are poured and waterproofing applied; backfilling is currently underway.

May 27, 2014

Visible Progress on Fort Collins Colorado Temple Foundation
At the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, forms have been removed to reveal portions of the foundation. Concrete pours, which are reinforced with steel bar (rebar), will continue over the coming days. Plans for the site also include a residence for the temple president and matron.

May 18, 2014

Foundation Work Continues at Fort Collins Colorado Temple
"Just as buildings and institutions have foundations, so do we as individuals have foundations that support our faith.…[We] can stand on a firm foundation and anchor ourselves with straps of spiritual steel, rooted and grounded to the timeless pillars of the gospel." —Russell M. Nelson

April 27, 2014

First Foundation Walls Poured for Fort Collins Temple
With solid footings in place, the first reinforced concrete walls for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple foundation have been poured. Forms have been set in place for future pours. The temple will stand in the southern portion of Fort Collins, just north of nearby Loveland, Colorado.

March 28, 2014

Concrete Pier Footings Poured for Fort Collins Temple
Four-foot circular forms are being sunk into the ground at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site and filled with concrete around steel reinforcing bar to create the footings for the temple foundation. Rebar can been seen rising from each footing at its location off Trilby and Timberline Roads.

March 20, 2014

Drilling & Pouring in Fort Collins
A concrete mixer, pump, and pile driver are working together to create a firm base for the foundation of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple.

March 8, 2014

Excavation Begins for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple
As truckloads of rebar arrive at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, excavators are digging a hole for the temple's reinforced concrete basement. Site grading continues around the area of excavation. The temple will be the second in the state of Colorado.

February 22, 2014

Fence Erected, Grading Started in Fort Collins, Colorado
Six months after gold-colored shovels turned ground at the Fort Collins Colorado Temple site, a chain-link fence and heavy equipment have arrived, signaling the start of full-scale operations. The ground is being graded and prepared for the excavation activity that will follow.

August 24, 2013

Ground Broken for Temple in Fort Collins, Colorado
Announced in General Conference two and a half years ago, the Fort Collins Colorado Temple received its formal construction start today. The temple is the second to be built in the state and will serve Latter-day Saint families in areas of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

July 2, 2013

August Groundbreaking Set for Fort Collins Colorado Temple
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple was announced on Sunday in area sacrament meetings for Saturday, August 24, at 10:00 a.m. Attendance at the temple site is by invitation only, but services will be broadcast to stake centers in the temple district.

June 15, 2013

A 3D Artist's Concept of the Fort Collins Temple
Artist Brian Olson has created a beautiful 3D rendering of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. Members eagerly await construction of the building, which has received city approval.

February 22, 2013

Final Approval Granted for Fort Collins Colorado Temple
Following a public hearing last evening where attendees expressed concern and support for the project, the Planning and Zoning Board unanimously approved the Fort Collins Colorado Temple. Plans call for a 30,389-square-foot temple rising 112 feet to the top of the angel Moroni statue.

October 16, 2012

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Rendering Released
During a neighborhood meeting held on Monday, October 15, the rendering of the Fort Collins Colorado Temple was officially released to the public.

November 16, 2011

Proposed Fort Collins Temple Site Annexed; Zoning Pending
Last night the Fort Collins City Council held a Second Reading for the ordinance that annexes the proposed Fort Collins Temple site into the city. A First Reading was held for the zoning ordinance. Once plans for the temple are completed, they will go before the City for approval.

November 4, 2011

Fort Collins Site
Following a public hearing, the Fort Collins Planning and Zoning Board has recommended approval of annexation of the Fort Collins Temple site. Impact on traffic and wildlife concerns neighbors.

September 7, 2011

Land-Use Restriction Removed from Fort Collins Temple Site
On September 6, following a three-hour public hearing, Larimer County commissioners voted to remove a "residential only" zoning condition on the proposed Fort Collins Colorado Temple site. This action clears the way for the land to be considered for the site of a temple.

July 8, 2011

Fort Collins Colorado Temple Site Announced
The site for the Fort Collins Colorado Temple has been officially announced as land at the southeast corner of Trilby Road and Timberline Road in Fort Collins, across the street from an existing meetinghouse. Construction will begin in the coming months and is expected to last about two years.

"I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually."
—I Kings 9:3


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