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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

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 operate. The ... 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, Loveland which ... Full Story

DAAC meets Nov 8

  The Thompson School District Accountability Advisory Committee which monitors school effectiveness plans and the district's accountability process will meet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 at the Thompson School District Administration Building, 800 South Taft Avenue, Loveland. The public is invited.  

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

Residents, district staffers, school board members speak out at meeting         By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/19/2011 11:26:00 PM MDT BERTHOUD -- Red Rock Academy got a resounding "no" during public comment Wednesday at the Thompson Board of Education meeting. Not one of the 26 speakers who addressed the school board on the charter school application showed his or her support. District staffers gave that lack of community support as one of the ... Full Story

Bagged salad greens recall

Bagged salad greens recall

Toss That Salad...Out! Salmonella Concerns Prompt Bagged Greens Recall A finished package of spinach tested as likely tainted with salmonella in Washington, and bagged greens-maker Taylor Farms has issued a voluntary, precautionary recall of 3,265 cases of several of their salad blends. Taylor Farms has nine processing plants in the U.S., including three in California, and one in Mexico. They are based in Salinas, California. The salads are sold under various brand names including Fresh ... Full Story

Deputies receive commendations for work with young

Deputies receive commendations for work with young burglary victim

    October 19, 2011   Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith today awarded a Sheriff's Commendation to Deputy Ted Wilson and Deputy Justin Atwood for "bringing credit to themselves, their squads and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office " for the compassion they demonstrated to a six-year-old burglary victim earlier this year. Every once in a while a case comes along that touches the hearts of Larimer County Sheriff's deputies.  One such case involved  a shy but personable ... Full Story

Credit Card Fraud Increasing in Larimer County

Credit Card Fraud Increasing in Larimer County

        October 18, 2011 The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has experienced an increase in the number of reports of credit card fraud recently.  It is not yet clear what is causing this increase but a formal investigation is underway. The Sheriff reminds citizens to be cautious when sharing personal information, especially when responding to emails or text messages.  Banks and financial institutions usually will not request your personal information via email or text ... Full Story

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be incarcerated ... Full Story

Eighth grade information nights

  Each Thompson School District high school offers one or more specialized programs designed to enrich the educational experience for students.  If you would like to learn more about these educational programs, please attend any of the following evening opportunities.  You will see informational presentations and have an opportunity to ask questions about each program. Berthoud High School, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, Project Lead the Way ... Full Story

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