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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

‘Larimer County’ Archives

CSU Master Gardeners

Beckoning all gardeners to ‘spring’ into action By: Khursheed Mama In yards across Northern Colorado, the emergence of spring bulbs and new growth on trees and shrubs indicates the beginning of another growing season. While many gardeners are happy to have a break during the winter months, spring brings renewed enthusiasm for spending time in the yard. It’s a good time to harness this energy and attend to basic maintenance in the garden to ensure another season of beauty. March ... Full Story

Deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

Deputy graduates from FBI National Academy

Captain John Manago Graduates from FBI National Academy Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is pleased to announce that Captain John Manago has graduated from the FBI's National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 251st session of the National Academy included participants from 49 states, the District of Columbia, 29 international countries, four military organizations and six federal civilian organizations. FBI Director Robert Mueller was the principal speaker at the graduation ... Full Story

Panhandling in Larimer County, new rules

Panhandling in Larimer County, new rules

  Panhandling Ordinance Enforcement Larimer County's new panhandling ordinance went into effect this week but Sheriff Justin Smith began implementing a three-step plan last month to phase in the enforcement of the ordinance. The first phase of the plan, which started last month upon publication of the ordinance, had deputies handing out educational flyers and talking with affected individuals explaining the ordinance. "We want to make sure that everyone has a chance to ... Full Story

Red Feather Lakes shooting

Red Feather Lakes shooting

  Shagwa Lake Shooting Date:               7/25/2012 Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the 200-block of Shagwa Drive in Red Feather Lakes at 12:45 this afternoon on the report of a shooting. It was reported that a physical confrontation between two adult males had escalated to the point where one man fired a single shot from a handgun striking the other man in the torso.  A 55-year-old Red Feather Lakes man was transported by air to a ... Full Story

“Small Grants for Community Partnering” 2013 Grant

  Larimer County Department of Natural Resources announces the 2013 “Small Grants for Community Partnering” grant cycle. Applications are due Friday, September 7, 2012, at 3 p.m., with awards announced by February, 2013. These grants are offered to individuals, organizations and groups, and homeowner/property owner associations for community, neighborhood, and group projects for: ·      Protection or enhancement of open space, trails, natural areas, wildlife habitat, ... Full Story

February Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer

  Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully.  Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area.  What happened there?  Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, ... Full Story

Larimer Count Visual Artist of the Year

Larimer Count Visual Artist of the Year

Larimer County Natural Resources Visual Artist of the Year Reception Larimer County Natural Resources Department invites you to help celebrate the connection between land and art –please join us: Artist reception for Jim Digby, the 2011 Larimer County Natural Resources Visual Artist of the Year! Jim’s work will be displayed in the Larimer County Courthouse Offices Building second floor lobby, outside the Board of County Commissioners offices. Please join us in recognizing Jim and ... Full Story

No Winter Boating Access at Carter Lake and Horsetooth

Due to funding and staffing issues, and requirements for ANS inspections for every vessel entering these waters, there will be no boating access at Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir temporarily, and possibly until March, 2012.  The public will be notified of changes. Please check the website for updates on most current hours and information:    www.larimer.org/naturalresources/boating_inspections.htm The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with ... Full Story

Larimer County Settles Fairgrounds Lawsuit

Larimer County Settles Fairgrounds Lawsuit

        Larimer County has resolved its lawsuit with the designers, manufacturers and builders of the metal buildings at The Ranch, Larimer County’s Fairgrounds. Larimer County will receive $14.8 million for a full release of all claims. The lawsuit stemmed from the December 2006 snowstorms that damaged the roof structures in the buildings. Subsequent forensic engineering studies of the buildings revealed that the buildings were under-designed and could ... Full Story

Larimer County Guided Hikes and Programs: January

January Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County Open Spaces         Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully. Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area. What happened there? Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good ... Full Story

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