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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

‘County/State/Federal’ Archives

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

Colorado income tax filing season begins

Colorado Department of Revenue Press Release  Denver, CO, January 3, 2012 – Taxpayers are advised to start planning and organizing their records now for the income tax filing season. Don’t put off planning and filing until April. Starting early can save you time if you realize you need to obtain additional records. Then file quickly, easily and securely through any of several Colorado income tax electronic filing methods.  1.     Discover the convenience of Revenue ... 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

Colorado collects 11 million salmon eggs

Press Release Changes help kokanee egg take at Blue Mesa  GUNNISON, Colo. -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife collected 11 million eggs from kokanee salmon running out of Blue Mesa Reservoir this fall, a record harvest which ensures that it and 26 other reservoirs which rely on stocking will receive an ample supply of salmon fry next spring. This fall's record eclipsed the previous mark of 9.2 million eggs harvested in 1993 and more than doubled the 5.4 million eggs taken in 2010. Despite ... Full Story

NATURAL AREAS, COMMISSION MAKEUP APPROVED

NATURAL AREAS, COMMISSION MAKEUP APPROVED FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved the addition of three new State Natural Areas to the Colorado Natural Areas Program during its monthly meeting on Thursday Dec. 8 in Fort Collins. Since 1977, the Colorado Natural Areas Program has worked with interested landowners and volunteers to conserve the ecosystems, species, geology and fossils that represent resources which are "uniquely Colorado." ... Full Story

Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation

Federal Agencies Announce Initial Step to Incorporate Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Measures into Land Management Plans The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) today announced the initial steps in a formal planning process to evaluate greater sage-grouse conservation measures in land use plans in 10 Western states.   The two public land management agencies are opening a 60-day public comment period on issues that should be addressed in Environmental Impact ... Full Story

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