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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

  Friday, 17 June 2016 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website www.starkids.org ) The speaker for the evening will be Dr. Suzanne Metlay from Western Governors University.  Her talk will be about the “Five Moons of Pluto” the New Horizons spacecraft has revealed Charon and the other moons of Pluto to be fascinating worlds. Using ... Full Story

An Outdoor Room

An Outdoor Room

Create Memorable Moments This Summer – Design an Outdoor Room for All to Enjoy By Melinda Myers No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the internet and websites like Gardener’s Supply Company for examples of outdoor garden spaces. Next, select an area that is convenient and suitable for your outdoor entertaining.  Define the space ... Full Story

Early Neuter Doubles The Risk Of Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

Early Neuter Doubles The Risk Of Hip Dysplasia In Dogs

New Study Finds Early Neuter Doubles The Risk Of Hip Dysplasia In Dogs Cedar Cove Swissies Recent studies have shown that neutering can have an adverse effect on the health of a dog. To further delve into this new information, a team of researchers at UC Davis recently examined the veterinary records of 759 Golden Retrievers for hip dysplasia, cranial cruciate ligament tear, lymphosarcoma, hemangiosarcoma and mast cell tumor. The dogs were grouped as intact, neutered before 12 months of ... Full Story

$20 spay and neuter

$20 spay and neuter

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic says kittens and puppies can go into heat as early as 4 and 5 months old Sponsored by PetSmart Charities®, “Precious, Not Parents” campaign offers $20 spay/neuter surgeries for puppies and kittens under 6 months old FORT COLLINS, Colo. (MAY 23, 2016) Press Release They may be just babies, but kittens as young as 4 months and puppies as young as 5 months are old enough to get pregnant and have their first litter just two ... Full Story

Ease into Gardening with a Raised Bed 

Ease into Gardening with a Raised Bed 

By Melinda Myers Raise your garden to new heights for easier access and greater productivity. Raised beds allow you to overcome poor soil by creating the ideal growing mix, plus make gardening time more comfortable thanks to less bending and kneeling. Whether you purchase a kit or build your own, there are a few things to consider when creating a raised bed garden. Locate the garden in a sunny area if possible. Most plants require at least six hours of sun, and vegetables like ... Full Story

Berthoud Methodist Vacation Bible School

Berthoud Methodist Vacation Bible School

  Berthoud United Methodist Church Invites Children to Cave Quest VBS: Following Jesus, the Light of the World!  A summer kids’ event called Cave Quest VBS will be hosted at Berthoud United Methodist Church from June 20th to June 24th. At Cave Quest, kids explore what it means to follow Jesus through dark times. Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and dig into yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible ... Full Story

Berthoud Community Library: April

Berthoud Community Library: April

April events 236 Welch Ave. 970-532-2730   April 4 — 10:00 a.m., Mario Kart: Scenery and Set up April 5 — 10:00 a.m., Mario Kart: Karts and Characters   April 5 — 10:30 a.m., Little Adventures story time April 6 — 10:00 a.m., Mario Kart: Finish projects April 6 — 10:30 a.m., Little Adventures story time April 6 — 2:30 p.m., Fairy Garden April 7 — 10:00 a.m., Mario Kart: Set up and run course   April 8 — 10:00 a.m., Mario Kart: Set up and run ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon April meeting, Owls

Foothills Audubon April meeting, Owls

What is that noise my dog is making?

What is that noise my dog is making?

  What is that noise my dog is making? Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   Reverse sneezing is an unsettling event in which a dog makes loud respiratory sounds that sound like it is having trouble breathing or choking. It is termed a reverse sneeze, because it sounds like the dog is rapidly pulling air into the nose, whereas in a 'regular' sneeze, the air is rapidly pushed out through the nose.  Reverse sneezing, although scary to witness, is a simple ... Full Story

LTO Star Night, March 2015

LTO Star Night, March 2015

Friday, 18 March 2016 from 7:00 – 11:00 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website www.starkids.org  The speaker will be Brian Enke from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “Where will NASA build its first research facility on Mars?” Since 2006, the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the ... Full Story

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