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Sunday, July 5, 2015

‘Variety’ Archives

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

June 27-28, 2015Bond Park Estes Park, ColoradoCome bring your family and celebrate the 2015 Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 27th from 9:30-5:00 and Sunday, June 28th from 9:30-4:00. The festival is located in downtown Estes Park at Bond Park, at the intersection of Elkhorn Ave (US 36) and MacGregor Avenue. The goal of the festival is to entertain and educate the public about Scandinavian traditions and culture and provide a place for those of Scandinavian descent to gather and ... Full Story

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinary InternSummer in Colorado brings out some of the best activities of the year. Hiking, camping, water sports and barbeques to name a few. Regardless of our plans for the day, many of us want to include our canine companions. Our furry friends enjoy this stuff as much as we do. As carefree and easy as the summer seems, the conditions that accompany it can pose a threat to our dog’s well-being. Therefore, it is essential to understand and prepare for summer ... Full Story

Master Gardner: June 2015

Master Gardner: June 2015

Now is the Time for PerennialsBy: Sally WeisserColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyPerennials are the mainstay of gardens everywhere and now is the perfect time to plant them. They are rewarding to grow, and unlike annuals, they return every year. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors with various foliage textures and colors. With some planning you can have beautiful color from spring into fall with some winter interest. Perennials can be planted anytime that ... Full Story

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Nostalgia in the Garden By: Charleen BarrColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Planting seeds has been a human activity for thousands of years. Seed was saved and replanted again the following year. Over several generations, plants were selected for certain traits. Our edible broccoli, for example, became different from the tough, wild plants that are its ancestor. The scientific definition of an heirloom is an open-pollinated variety—meaning ... Full Story

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

By Jan Mladonicky, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern With the ability to travel one half its body length at a speed of 8 feet per second, it doesn’t take long for a snake to strike and inject venom into your dog. The venomous snakes in Colorado include the western rattlesnake and the massasauga, commonly known as the pit vipers. The western rattlesnake lives throughout the state while the massasauga lives in the southeastern grasslands. Snakes depend on their venom to immobilize and ... Full Story

2015 NoCoNet Job Fair

2015 NoCoNet Job Fair

    WHAT:           NoCoNet is hosting a free job fair with over 30 different employers looking to actively fill positions in Northern Colorado. The openings range from entry level to skilled and mid-level professional, covering a diverse segment of businesses.    WHEN: Active NoCoNet Members: 8:30a – 9:30a General Public: 9:30a – 11:30am   WHERE:         Faith Evangelical Church 3920 South Shields Street, Fort ... Full Story

CSU: Small Acreage Management

CSU: Small Acreage Management

    Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015 at The Ranch, Loveland Do you own a small acreage property and would like to learn how be better manage your property with pressures from grazing, drought, weeds and more? Receive information and guidance on a wide variety of small acreage management concerns at the Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 4-H McKee Building at The Ranch, Loveland, Colorado. The event is sponsored by ... Full Story

Master Gardener Speaks

Master Gardener Speaks

    Tips on Use of Herbicides in Home Gardens By: Khursheed Mama Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Spring is an ideal time to plan for the growing season ahead. While it is natural to focus on the plant material, this is also a time of year to consider whether the garden may benefit from other forms of rejuvenation including materials to enhance the soil and minimize weeds. Soil amendments include any material that is mixed into the ... Full Story

Tips from the Master Gardner

Tips from the Master Gardner

  Gardening Tips: Winter Interest By: Craig Seymour Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Photo by Craig Seymour Even winter gardens have color, form and texture. The form and texture are usually from resilient plants whose color tends to be varying shades of straw and brown. However there are plants such as ‘Angelina’ sedum and hen and chicks succulents that can bring a vibrant color to a winter garden. When nestled against a Colorado ... Full Story

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