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Archive for October, 2011

“Occupy” the World

“Occupy” the World

Are we becoming a police state. The scene of armed police in riot gear confronting unarmed protestors of the Occupy Denver protest was a chilling sight. It must have been a frightening experience for the protestors. Use of government force against protestors is nothing new in the United States. From the Boston Tea Party to Civil Rights Marches to antiwar protests to the Occupy protests of today, protest is a common occurrence in our society. The use of force against protestors is also ... Full Story

Teepee Rings Archeological Tour

Teepee Rings Archeological Tour Wednesday November 2 1:00pm – 4:00pm The field trip will include an easy, round-trip walk of 1.5 miles. This special opportunity is free, but space is very limited. Be sure to not miss this unique opportunity to visit a conservation easement in the Laramie Foothills!  Register at:  www.larimer.org/naturalresources/registration Jason LaBelle, noted CSU archeology professor and director of the Colorado Archeological Society, will lead the trip, and will ... Full Story

New Website at sheriff’s office

  Date:                        October 19, 2011   Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is pleased to announce the implementation of a new website for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office.  The site, www.larimersheriff.org , has a new look intended to make it easier for users to find the information they need. The site has been revamped entirely with an emphasis on providing easy access to the information most requested by users.  Future improvements ... Full Story

County seeking community input on outdoor activity

County seeking community input on outdoor activity

  Larimer County Natural Resources and partners would like to hear your ideas about what can be done in your community to better connect families with nature and outdoor recreation. In a recent county-wide survey, roughly 75 percent of participants responded that they would like their children to spend more time in nature/outdoors than they currently do. Come share your ideas at one of the upcoming Plug in to Nature community meetings.  Your input will form solutions to address ... Full Story

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

  Small steps can make positive changes.  Is is time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Tragically, home fires kill 500 children ages 14 and under each year. In the U.S., almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes without working smoke alarms. Forty percent of the fatal fire injuries occurred in homes with no smoke alarms at all, while 23% occurred in homes in which at least one smoke alarm was present but failed to ... Full Story

The Sheriff’s annual awards

Ten Larimer County Jail employees and a patrol deputy were given Lifesaving Awards by Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith last night at the agency's annual awards ceremony.  

Snow closes county offices

This information being sent on behalf of the Larimer County Commissioner's Office. For Contact:  Contact the County Commissioner's Office - 498-7012 The Larimer County Loveland Office - 205 E. 6th Street and the Workforce Center - 418 E. 4th Street are closed today as a result of heavy snow on overhead power lines that affect the safety of our buildings. The public is reminded than an Election Drop Box is also located at the Police and Courts Building at 810 E. 10th Street, ... Full Story

Life Choices to hold 10th annual Gala fundraising

Life Choices, a provider of free pregnancy tests, confidential support, resources and referral services today announced details for its annual fund raising gala. The Center, which recently announced plans to relocate its Loveland facility to a larger, more central location is pleased to announce their annual fund raising gala on October 28th. This event will be hosted at the Embassy Suites located at 4705 Clydesdale Parkway in Loveland. Doors open at 6:00 pm followed by dinner, music and a ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

In, through, and beyond Saturn's rings are four moons: Titan, Dione, Pandora and Pan. In, Through, and Beyond Saturn's Rings  Image Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA Explanation: A fourth moon is visible on the above image if you look hard enough. First -- and furthest in the background -- is Titan, the largest moon of Saturn and one of the larger moons in the Solar System. The dark feature across the top of this perpetually cloudy world is the north polar hood. ... Full Story

On This Day, October 26, 1881

On This Day, October 26, 1881

  Shootout at the OK Corral On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. After silver was discovered nearby in 1877, Tombstone quickly grew into one of the richest mining towns in the Southwest. Wyatt Earp, a former Kansas police officer working as a bank security guard, and his brothers, Morgan and Virgil, the town marshal, represented "law and order" in Tombstone, though they ... Full Story

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