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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

‘County Agency News’ Archives

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

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

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

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 alternative to a ... 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 flower garden ... 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 growers, the ... 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 serving ... 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 since June 16 ... 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 will devour ... 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 owner. Moose in ... Full Story

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