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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

‘Larimer County’ Archives

Age-Friendly Larimer County

Age-Friendly Larimer County

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson On November 24, 2015, the Larimer County Board of Commissioners signed a letter of intent for Larimer County to join the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities. We believe this is important because the network helps participating communities become great places for older adults and people of all ages by adopting such features as safe, walkable streets, better housing and transportation options, access to key services, and opportunities for ... Full Story

Johnson announces for re-election

Johnson announces for re-election

Press Release, January 2016 Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson announced today that he will stand for a final term this November. Johnson was first elected as Commissioner in 2008 and reelected in 2012 without opposition. Prior to that he served for 12 years in the Colorado legislature including two years on the state’s powerful Joint Budget Committee. A 37-year resident of Larimer County, Johnson has an extensive background in the community, including 9 years on the ... Full Story

Colorado’s 4 Seasons: pre-winter, winter,

Colorado’s 4 Seasons: pre-winter, winter, post-winter, construction!

  By: Rusty McDaniel – Assistant County Engineer forLarimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III You’ve probably heard of the 4 seasons we have here in Colorado: almost winter, winter, just past winter and construction! All over Larimer County both inside and outside city limits we encounter road construction. It’s frustrating for everyone and there are many questions we all ask. Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III asked Assistant County Engineer Rusty McDaniel to ... Full Story

Donnelly Announces Bid for Reelection to County Board

Donnelly Announces Bid for Reelection to County Board

District 3 County Commissioner Tom Donnelly announced today that he will seek reelection to the Larimer County Board of Commissioners. Donnelly, a Loveland resident, is currently serving his second term on the three-member Board. Donnelly said he was running to continue work on flood recovery and its budgetary impacts and to help implement regional projects, such as expanding I-25 and constructing a new County facility in Loveland. "The Board has really been working well with our ... Full Story

Gardening Tips for July

Gardening Tips for July

By: Anne WuerslinColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyMake your own seed tapes for fall-sown vegetables such as carrots, beets, lettuce, chard and spinach.  Use tissue paper cut into thin strips. Mix a 1:1 slurry of water and flour as glue, and using a small paintbrush, dot and place seeds according to spacing directions on package. Allow the strip to dry and then place into a soil furrow, cover with screened compost or topsoil, water well, and wait for your ... Full Story

Larimer County Engages Residents

Larimer County Engages Residents

 By: Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly The 2016 budget planning process is under way here at Larimer County. The Board of Commissioners have held a series of work sessions dealing with everything from a potential property tax rebate to various department service proposals to employee salary and benefits projections. Another featured topic has been the Larimer County 2015 Citizens Survey. Undertaken every two years, the survey is a statistically valid representation of residents ... Full Story

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Nostalgia in the Garden By: Charleen BarrColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Planting seeds has been a human activity for thousands of years. Seed was saved and replanted again the following year. Over several generations, plants were selected for certain traits. Our edible broccoli, for example, became different from the tough, wild plants that are its ancestor. The scientific definition of an heirloom is an open-pollinated variety—meaning the flower is ... Full Story

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson You’re 85 years old. You’ve had a stroke and you wake up in a nursing home, alone and confused with a lot of questions. It is likely you will spend the rest of your life in this room, although you don’t want to accept that. Where before you took care of all of your needs and affairs, you are now dependent on strangers. Incapacitated and perhaps with some degree of dementia, you are now at increased risk of abuse, fraud and exploitation This ... Full Story

Commissioner Donnelly Citizen meeting

Commissioner Donnelly Citizen meeting

Larimer Commissioner Tom Donnelly's next citizen meeting in Berthoud is Wednesday, ​April 22 at the Trailhead Cafe, 250 Mountain Ave, at 8:30a.m. Commissioner Donnelly​'s guests are Chief Deputy Assessor Alexis Smith and Stephen Gillette, Director of Solid Waste at Larimer County.

The County Commissioners Column

The County Commissioners Column

April is National County Government Month By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III People often are unaware of the roles county government plays in their everyday lives. Often people think cities and counties perform the same functions, and in some areas they do, however there are many functions counties provide both inside and outside city limits. As county commissioners we have heard people tell us they don’t live in the county, they live in one of our wonderful cities or towns. This ... Full Story

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