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Friday, July 11, 2014

‘Larimer County’ Archives

“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

Become a Volunteer Naturalist

Inspire Curiosity for Nature; Become a Volunteer Naturalist      Press Release Interested in inspiring curiosity for the natural world in children and adults? Larimer County Natural Resources is seeking volunteer educators to help teach about our amazing natural resources. Naturalists teach school groups, lead hikes, and get the opportunity to experience Larimer County’s parks and open spaces first-hand. An in-depth training begins Wednesday, February 29, 2012. For more ... Full Story

Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Winners

Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today announced the 2011 Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Awards. These awards, began in 1995, are given each year to honor the environmental efforts of county residents, businesses and organizations.  To date 58 awards have been presented to programs, people and organizations since the program began 17 years ago.  Today five more recipients are added.  Winning programs are innovative and proactive, and show ... Full Story

Larimer County Open Space: December 2011

  Red Mountain Open Space Seasonal Closure Begins December 1, 2011 Effective Thursday, December 1, 2011, seasonal closure of Red Mountain Open Space, north of Fort Collins, begins. Because of winter weather conditions and the protection of wintering range for big game, as set forth in the Management Plan for Red Mountain Open Space, the area will remain closed to the public throughout the winter months, re-opening to the public on March 1, 2012. Hermit Park Open Space to ... Full Story

Sheriff on Facebook and Twitter

LCSO Adds Facebook & Twitter Accounts Press Release The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has added both Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of Sheriff Justin Smith's goal to increase communication with Larimer County citizens. In addition, Sheriff Smith has added a professional personal account to both Facebook and Twitter. The latest news releases, public activities, and general information as well as information on breaking incidents will be posted to both the Facebook and ... Full Story

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