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Saturday, December 20, 2014

‘County/State/Federal’ Archives

A Larimer Christmas Story

A Larimer Christmas Story

 A Christmas Story of a Family Reunited By: Board of Larimer County Commissioners A young teen had been in Larimer County Department of Human Services (DHS) custody for several years. The youth first came into custody as a toddler when they were removed from their mother. Unsuccessful attempts were made by DHS to locate the father. Ultimately the biological mother and father’s parental rights were terminated. This youth was adopted as a young child, lived with an adoptive family for many ... Full Story

Event for Homeless Veterans

2014 Annual Veterans Stand Down The Annual Veterans Stand Down will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014, at The Mission, 460 Linden Center Drive, Ft Collins. The Stand Down will be held from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM. The Stand Down is for all homeless veterans in the area. The Mission will be serving a hot meal at noon. Services will include flu and pneumonia vaccinations, haircuts, health screening for hepatitis C, oral screenings, mental health counseling from the Veterans Administration. ... Full Story

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech ... Full Story

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat I heard him first; a high-pitched chirping sound that I didn’t recognize. When I looked up from weeding, I was stunned by the zooming creature that was enjoying the nectar from the Sunset Hyssop. He was a tiny, fast flyer, and had an iridescent green color on his back, so was probably a broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus). My ... Full Story

End of season Gardening tips

End of season Gardening tips

Gardening Article By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Why Become a Seed Saver? Seed saving is as old as gardening. Long ago gardeners considered seed from their favorite plants to be treasured and worth saving from year to year. Today seeds and seedlings are relatively inexpensive and there are new plants to try every year. So why become a seed saver? Aside from the politics, capitalism and biotechnology arguments presented by ... Full Story

Sheriff’s Berthoud Squad now on Facebook

Sheriff’s Berthoud Squad now on Facebook

Sheriff Justin Smith has announced the launch of two new Facebook pages. Berthoud Squad – Larimer County Sheriff's Office http://ow.ly/Bj3hl Wellington Squad – Larimer County Sheriff's Office - http://ow.ly/Bj3sA These Facebook pages will be used by the supervisors of each squad to communicate emergency updates, community information, and provide a point of connection for citizens with their law enforcement agencies. The deputies assigned to Berthoud and Wellington take pride in ... Full Story

Free Hepatitis A Shots

Free Hepatitis A Shots

  Health Department offers FREE Hepatitis A shots for recent customers of Tortilla Marissa’s: Online pre-registration encouraged. For more information regarding this issue see the County's and Tortilla Marissa's press releases following. The Health Department will be providing shots free-of-charge on Sunday and Monday for customers who have eaten food prepared at Tortilla Marissa’s in Fort Collins in the past 14 days: that would be since June 15 (for the Sunday clinic) or ... Full Story

Gardening with The Masters

Gardening with The Masters

  Things that go bump in the garden: Bats, snakes, and toads Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Bats: The often maligned bat is a gardener’s best friend! The North American bat species are nocturnal mammals that devour more bugs than birds and bug zappers combined, and they do not suck blood from animals or humans. They specifically search out night-flying insects, such as moths and mosquitoes and a bat ... Full Story

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Christian conservatives think they’re above the law

Cliven Bundy syndrome: Why Christian conservatives think they’re above the law From Hobby Lobby to the Nevada rancher, members of the far right share a dangerous, anarchic pathology Amanda Marcotte, Alternet The situation with Cliven Bundy of Nevada should be a no-brainer for people from both the left and the right. Bundy has been stealing from the taxpayers for years, illegally grazing his cattle on federal lands while refusing to pay for the privilege. Both liberals and ... Full Story

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged

Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher

Fox News 'Hero' Cliven Bundy Is a Pampered Millionaire, Not a Rugged Rancher Watching Fox rally to the defense of moneyed interests like mining and ranching is unbearable. The latest right-wing media poster-victim, Cliven Bundy, is just the latest in a long line of desert dwellers who thinks he or she should not have to follow the law and has a god-given right to unlimited use of public resources, in this case, rangeland.  I know the mentality well, because I grew up in rural Nevada ... Full Story

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