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Friday, December 19, 2014

‘Larimer County’ Archives

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

Deputies selected for Berthoud patrol

Deputies selected for Berthoud patrol

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has formally chosen the new squad of deputies tasked with providing the Town of Berthoud law enforcement services. The unit will consist of a Sergeant, four patrol deputies and one School Resource Officer (SRO). The members of the squad are as follows: Sergeant Jim Anderson, Deputy Kandis Dacus, Deputy Kevin Kingston, Deputy Chris Wenrick, Deputy Steve Wicker and Deputy Eric Schultz will be the new SRO. When asked about the new squad and his role ... Full Story

Dogs and Moose Do Not Play Well Together

Dogs and Moose Do Not Play Well Together

    DENVER - In the wake of several people being injured by moose this year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding outdoor enthusiasts that moose can be aggressive when dogs and humans get too close. Since early spring, wildlife officers have responded to three human/moose conflicts, including two recent incidents in Grand Lake. In all three instances, dogs - both on and off-leash - reportedly spooked the moose before it charged and seriously injured the dog's ... Full Story

SWAT Call Out in Lyons, Colorado

At approximately 11:30 am today, Sunday, October 13, 2013, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Deputies assigned to the Estes Park area were dispatched to a disturbance at 3500 block of Colard Lane in unincorporated Larimer County near Lyons, Colorado.  A subject identified as an Hispanic male approximately 54 years of age was alleged to have discharged a firearm during the disturbance and had barricaded himself inside his home.  No one was injured during the disturbance with everyone ... Full Story

Larimer County Fair: 4-H Fashion and Cats

Larimer County Fair: 4-H Fashion and Cats

  Fashion Review Fashion Revue - Units 1-4 - Unit 1 - Junior      Blue - Abigail Baker, Loveland, CO      Blue - Champion - Kammi Carson, Fort Collins, CO      Blue - Brooke Carlson, Loveland, CO      Blue - Sammy Lefebvre, Fort Collins, CO      Blue - Hope Albert, Fort Collins, CO      Blue - Reserve - Christina Ogg, Wellington, CO      Blue - Calina Peters, Fort Collins, CO Fashion Revue - Units 1-4 - Unit 1 - Intermediate      Blue - ... Full Story

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