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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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Volunteer of the month: Carissa Finnegan

Volunteer of the month: Carissa Finnegan

Carissa Finnegan is a freshman at Berthoud High School. One of her Facebook friends is family friend who is serving as a nurse in Kigali, Rwanda. Carissa was amazed at some of the photos her friend posted. The children in her photos did not have many toys or books and hardly had clothes to wear. Carissa wanted to do something to help those children. She set up an event on Facebook and asked for donations to purchase items to send to the kids in Kigali. Unfortunately, the response was ... Full Story

Loveland Saturday Update

Loveland Saturday Update

        Electric Service Crews are continuing to reconnect service throughout the day and will also support the 6 contract tree crews working to clear power lines. In some cases, Loveland Water and Power (W&P) crews are awaiting confirmation from customers that a licensed electrical contractor has repaired or replaced the property owner’s electric meter enabling power to be reconnected. The W&P dispatch center at 663-1043 will remain open ... Full Story

Monster Bash a Smash in Berthoud

Monster Bash a Smash in Berthoud

  Over a hundred children and adults flooded the Berthoud Community Library last Friday night for the annual Library Halloween Party organized by Youth Services Director, Laura Lundberg. This year's theme was monster bash and was enjoyed by everyone from princesses to small furry animals and monsters. They participated in games, crafts, trick-or-treating, and watched a movie. It was an evening filled with fun for all ages and even adults turned out in full costume. Photos by ... Full Story

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

  Opening Ceremonies at 10 AM for the 2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday October 29, 2011 Seventy-eight teams from the Thompson School District, around the state, and Utah will converge on Loveland High this Saturday, October 29 for the 5th Annual Thompson Robotics EXPO.  The event will include a FIRST® LEGO® League scrimmage for grades 3-8, a VEX Robotics Qualifier for Worlds, grades 6-12, and a variety of exhibits. SparkFun from Boulder, a creator and reseller of pieces ... Full Story

County and Loveland after storm response information

County and Loveland after storm response information

  County offices open in Loveland Dangerous, damaged tree limbs were removed from the front entryway of the 6th Street County building in Loveland today. The work was performed by the City of Loveland Light and Power Department. Schultz Industries will return Friday to clean up the leaves and small branches that remain. The building will open for business Friday, 10-28-11.   Larimer County's Alternative Sentencing Unit Crews to Assist with Area Branch Clean-Up Larimer ... Full Story

Help for Loveland seniors and disabled residents

Help for Loveland seniors and disabled residents

      A pair of teams of Loveland Solid Waste Division employees this afternoon began initial safety and cleanup work for Loveland seniors and disabled residents who have requested assistance with tree limb issues resulting from this week’s storm. The crews will remove any hanging limbs they can safely reach from the ground in these residents’ yards. Second priority will be collection and hauling of downed branches to the City’s drop-off sites. As ... Full Story

Loveland crews clearing broken, overhanging branches

Loveland crews clearing broken, overhanging branches

Seven City of Loveland crews are working with chain saws, front end loaders, dump trucks, pickups and bucket trucks to clear city streets and public right-of-way of fallen and overhanging branches.   Crews are first dealing with what appears to be the hardest hit area; from Taft to Boise between Eisenhower and First Street. Crews are also checking operation of all city traffic signals and school zone signals. The City of Loveland is responsible for trees overhanging the public ... Full Story

Wildlife on the move

Wildlife on the move

As I-70 mitigation efforts continue, agencies remind motorists to slow down, watch for wildlife near roadways

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

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

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