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KRFC and Noosa Yoghurt are honored to feature Charlie Hatchette as the first Support Local Culture artist to be featured in this ongoing series.

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Charlie was a local physician with an impish creative streak and mischievous twinkle in his eye. His goal was to create joy through his artwork and he was very successful in his efforts. He made masks for the Fort Collins Museum of Art’s annual Mask exhibition, photographed microscopic aquatic plant life and invented a hidden speaker system with mp3 files loaded into them in order to play a prank on the entire audience at a Fort Collins Symphony performance.

Sadly, the community lost this great spirit on January 21st after a long battle with ALS. Three of his friends—Paula Edwards, Gary Hixon and Wes Kenney remember Charlie fondly in this segment. This gentleman, artist and patron of many arts and culture organizations in Fort Collins is greatly missed.