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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘County/State/Federal’ Archives

The Year of the Black-footed Ferret

The Year of the Black-footed Ferret

    Thirty years ago something remarkable happened on a ranch outside of Meeteetse, Wyoming.  A black-footed ferret, a small nocturnal carnivore thought to be extinct, was found by John and Lucille Hogg’s dog Shep.  This event led to the dramatic discovery of a small group of about 130 black-footed ferrets and offered a ray of hope for the species. Research conducted on the Meeteetse population provided important new information on the life history and behavior of this ... Full Story

Soapstone Prairie Natural Area is Closed

The City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Program closed Soapstone Prairie Natural Area today due to unsafe road and trail conditions caused by recent rains.  Updates will be posted at www.fcgov.com/naturalareas/status.php.  Rangers check conditions daily and will reopen the site as soon as possible.

It’s Summer “YOGA ON THE BEACH”

  Free Classes at Horsetooth Reservoir Swim Beach The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources and Rain Tree Athletic Club in Fort Collins have partnered to offer Beach Yoga classes this summer at the South Bay Swim Beach at Horsetooth Reservoir! Come and join Instructor Alexzandra Carlson-Tooker on Saturday mornings for yoga in an incredibly beautiful, outdoor setting Classes have been designed for all levels, with a combination of beginning meditation followed by a series ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners: May 17

  Administrative Matters May 17, 2011 9:00 AM to 10:50 AM Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins   Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Continue with Agenda at 9:00 am Agenda *Public Comment   9:00-9:05 AM Approval of Minutes for the Week of May 9.   9:05-9:08 AM Review of the Schedule for the Week of May ... Full Story

Larimer and Boulder County on flood watch

The Colorado Water Conservation Board has issued a a flood watch advisory for Larimer and Boulder Counties. Outlook for Larimer County: Flash Flood Watch issued by NWS for foothills portion of Larimer County. Snowmelting with additional rainfall on top of what has already fallen could lead to flooding issues later today. An additional 1"-1.5" of liquid equivalent is possible through today Outlook for Boulder County: Flash Flood Watch issued by NWS for foothills portion of Boulder ... Full Story

Fort Collins Employers’ Roundtable

The Larimer County Workforce Center and the Larimer County Enterprise Zone invite you to attend the next FORT COLLINS Employers’ Roundtable, Thursday morning, May 19, 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM, at the Fort Collins Hilton – 425 West Prospect Road.  (Free parking is available on all sides of the hotel.  Additional parking is available on the first floor of the CSU Lake Street Garage on the northeast corner of Prospect Road and Centre Avenue at a cost of $1.00 per hour.) This month’s ... Full Story

Bring the Kids to Carter Lake to Learn to Sail!

More boats! More kids! More fun!   This summer the Carter Lake Sailing Club, a long term partner with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, will again provide three fun-filled weekends for 10-to-16-year-olds to sail on beautiful Carter Lake. Whether first time sailors or more advanced, they’ll have a blast sailing in “Sunfish” sailboats while working on improving skills. The goal of the Sailing Club is not only to introduce kids to a wonderful sport, but to ... Full Story

New Larimer County Recreation Map Available Everywhere

Recreating at your local parks and open spaces just got easier. The new Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Recreation Map is available. The Recreation Map includes all the Larimer County-managed recreation trails, camping areas, swimming areas, climbing spots, and other recreation opportunities. “The map was intended to be an all-encompassing recreation planning tool,”said Jeffrey Boring, Larimer County Resource Specialist and Map Project Manager. “We’ve got ... Full Story

Larimer County May hikes and programs

Guided Hikes and Programs Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. “Hummers – the birds that is, not the cars!” Did you know that hummingbirds migrate hundreds of miles each year? Or how to tell the Ruby throats apart from the Rufous varities?  Learn the answers to these questions and more with Naturalist Bob at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins off County Rd 28E, with a program dedicated to the smallest of the woodland birds – the Hummingbird. Approximately 2 ... Full Story

Larimer County Wood Collection Yards Opening Dates

  Larimer County, Colorado - The Larimer County Woody Biomass Collection/Sort Yards are set to open. Larimer County Forester Dave Lentz says the sites are meant to assist the public, “The sort yards began in 2008 to assist the public in removing downed timber from their forest health projects such as fire mitigation and pine beetle tree removal.” A partner of Peak to Peak Wood, Larimer County operates two sites: The Red Feather Lakes site is located along the Creedmore Lakes ... Full Story

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