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Friday, February 12, 2016

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Northern Colorado Birding Fair

Northern Colorado Birding Fair

 Presented by Poudre Pet & Feed Supply, KRFC Community Radio and Ottercares. Featuring Prof. Avian Guano   Crazy about birds or just curious? Want to learn more about birding close to home? Everyone is invited to a FREE weekend of fun and learning for the entire family during the 7th Annual Northern Colorado Birding Fair, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24. The theme of this year’s fair is, “Birding in Your Backyard.” The weekend will feature birding field trips on ... Full Story

Public meeting to discuss overpass project at Windsor

Informational public meeting scheduled for Wednesday to discuss upcoming project at i-25/State Highway 392 LARIMER/WELD COUNTY – On Wednesday, July 13, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host an informational public meeting regarding the I-25/State Highway (SH) 392 interchange improvement project that will begin in late July or early August 2011. The meeting will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Windsor Recreation Center,  250 N. 11th Street in Windsor. ... Full Story

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 secretive ... 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 of ... 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 County. ... 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 speaker ... 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 kindle a ... 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 such a ... 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

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