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Sunday, February 7, 2016

‘County/State/Federal’ Archives

Food Preservation Workshops

Food Preservation Workshops Larimer County Extension Office April 2011 Canning Basics for Safe Preserving Learn all about the "how and why" of preserving food at home. This workshop focuses on canning safety, types of equipment and proper canning methods.  For beginners or those needing a refresher.   Workshop Fee:  $20 Tuesday, April 12 6:00—8:00 p.m. Pre-registration required:  www.larimer.org/ext or 498-6000. Canning Jams, Jellies and More Love the flavors of summer fruits?  Learn ... Full Story

Workforce Center Offering Spring and Summer Activities

The Larimer County Workforce Center will be offering a variety of activities designed for young adults this spring and summer. Opportunities for youth are as follows: The Larimer County Youth Conservation Corps (LCYCC) is now accepting applications for two employment positions focused on youth ages 16-24. If working full-time over the summer completing conservation projects with a team of your peers sounds appealing to you, log onto our website for an application; ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper to sign several bills on Thursday

    DENVER ­— Wednesday, March 16, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign several bills into law on Thursday and House Bill 1102 on Friday. Thursday, March 17, 2011 1 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will sign the following bills into law. Location: Governor’s Office, Capitol. ·         HB 1036: Blue Alert For Injured Peace Officers (Gardner/King) ·         HB 1019: Exempt School-based Health Centers for Copays and Deductibles (Kagan/Boyd) ·         HB ... Full Story

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to Launch Major

On Hunting, Fishing, and Wildlife Watching The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will soon be conducting the 12th National Survey of Fishing, Hunting, and Wildlife-Associated Recreation. Hunters, anglers and other wildlife enthusiasts across the nation will be asked to participate in interviewing set to begin April 1. The survey, which has been conducted every five years since 1955, will involve 53,000 households. “We appreciate the anglers, hunters, birdwatchers and other citizens throughout ... Full Story

Larimer County reservoirs to open for boating

Boating Hours and Vessel Inspections at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake – March 2011 Reservoirs open to boating Saturday March 19, 2011! The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, in order to comply with State of Colorado Aquatic Nuisance Species Regulations, will continue with boating hours and vessel inspections at Horsetooth Reservoir and Carter Lake for the 2011 recreation season. The Department is required to inspect every vessel entering Carter Lake and Horsetooth ... Full Story

Larimer County Hosts Farm Transition Workshop

Larimer County Hosts Farm Transition Workshop March 24 at Poudre Valley REA Headquarters Larimer County Farmers Union and Poudre Valley Cooperative Association will be co-sponsoring a forum Thursday, March 24, 2011, entitled; “Steps For Successful Farm Transition” – An Educational Program on Estate Planning. The program will be held in the conference room at the Poudre Valley REA (7649 REA Parkway, Fort Collins), beginning at 7:00 pm. The program will include presentations by a team of ... Full Story

Late February and March Guided Hikes and Programs in

Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the spring.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout Larimer County’s open spaces, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what these open spaces have to offer.  Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ecology, ... Full Story

Apply by February 22 for Larimer County Planning

Larimer County – The application deadline is Tuesday, February 22 for an opening on the public volunteer board, the Larimer County Planning Commission. People can apply online at www.larimer.org/boards, or pick up an application at a County office, contact Diane Tokarz in the Larimer County Commissioners’ Office at 498-7015, dtorkarz@larimer.org for more details.  Larimer County’s Planning Commission is responsible for adopting a long-range master plan for the physical development ... Full Story

The Last Bulls-Eye

The Last Bulls-Eye

This is the final chapter of the Bull's-eye and I struggled with how to close it out.  Let me start by saying it has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Larimer County for twenty-five years, the past twelve as your sheriff.  As an agency we have faced many challenges.  We faced each of them head on and became a stronger and better department because of them.  We've made mistakes but we've admitted them and taken steps to ensure we don't make the same mistakes again.  ... Full Story

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