Located at 4,888 feet, the town of Severance’s elevation used to easily top its recorded population of 106 in 1990, but no more. The town’s population in 2018 was 5,064 and is projected to grow to nearly 10,000 by the end of 2020.
From July 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018, Severance grew by 16.82 percent. Since 2000, the population of Severance has grown 490 percent.
With its rapid growth, a year ago this Northern Colorado town decided it was time to hire its first police chief.
Since 2013, when TDS acquired Baja Broadband, TDS has been serving the town of Severance and today offers high-speed internet in the community with speeds up to 600Mbps.
Severance is an agriculture-rooted community that boasts friendly residents, a prime location for affordable housing, and a great place to raise a family. Severance is located about 10 miles east of Fort Collins, Colorado and about 45 minutes from the beautiful Rocky Mountains.
The town currently maintains five parks spread throughout many town neighborhoods. A trail system is being developed that will hook into regional trail systems in the future. The surrounding area is home to prime waterfowl hunting.
Severance made national news in 2018, when 9-year old Dane Best advocated for the repeal of the town’s ban on snowball fights. He vowed that if the law was repealed he would toss the first “legal” snowball at his little brother.
“I think it’s an outdated law,” Dane was quoted as saying. “I want to be able to throw a snowball without getting in trouble.”
Severance is also known as the home of the Rocky Mountain oyster, which is a delicacy of bull testicles dipped in a variety of spices and fried. Bruce’s Bar in Severance is the place to eat Rocky Mountain oysters. People from all walks of life enjoy their experience here where many devour massive amounts of Rocky Mountain Oysters on “All You Can Eat” nights. The motto of the Severance bar is: where the geese fly and the bulls cry.
Severance Days, Aug. 16-17
Events kickoff for Severance Days on Friday, Aug. 16 with an all-town dinner, live music, and a beer garden – hosted by the Severance Chamber of Commerce.
On Saturday, at 7 a.m., come wet a line in the annual fishing derby at Blue Spruce Park. Later that morning, stop by the TDS booth and also check out the other booths and food trucks at Lakeview Park. Starting at 5 p.m., craft brews, food, live music by Wildermiss, and the second annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Eating contest will be happening at Overlook Park.