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Saturday, November 29, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Join Us As We Celebrate the 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count LITTLETON (November 14, 2014) – The recent winter wonderland that has settled upon Denver reminds us that it is time to celebrate the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver! Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, all are invited to join us as citizen scientists and learn about the birds of Chatfield State Park using bird identification tools such as binoculars, field guides and even ... Full Story

Longmont Christmas Home Tour

Longmont Christmas Home Tour

"The Gift of Home” is the theme for Longmont’s Christmas Home Tour featuring four houses in three days of celebrating the Christmas Holidays. A new and special VIP night, Thursday on Dec. 4th includes a meal at one of four local restaurants, door prizes, and a first peek at all the sales and décor. Tickets are $30. For a list of participating restaurants and menus go to www.thegiftofhome.org. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, tour tickets are $15 and include the tour and soup ... Full Story

The Vet is in: Laryngeal Paralysis

The Vet is in: Laryngeal Paralysis

  Sonya Sia, DVM Surgical Intern It is a warm, sunny summer day. You are hiking with your long time, furry friend, Duke, a 9 year old Labrador Retriever. He has been your hiking buddy for years, but recently his breathing has seemed hoarse and loud. Usually, Duke easily beats you up the trail, but now Duke is panting as he tries to keep up with you. What could be causing Duke’s difficulty breathing? Laryngeal paralysis is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes ... Full Story

November LTO Star Night

November LTO Star Night

Friday, November 21, 2014 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 posted, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is David Meeker. The title of his talk is "The past and present of lighting". David will give a short presentation of the past and present of lighting, the technologies behind it and the applications we see every day and night. He will give an overview of the ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon Club, November Program

Foothills Audubon Club, November Program

The Foothills Audubon Club will be having its program on Monday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center, located at 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud. 
The October program is: Green Fire: Aldo Leopold And A Land Ethic For Our Time with special guest Lynn Bradley Leopold Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is the first feature-length documentary about the great conservationist Aldo Leopold (1887-1948). He is the father of the national wilderness system, and ... Full Story

The Vet is in: GDV and prevention

What is GDV and How Can We Prevent It? John Litterine-Kauffman, DVM Surgical Intern   It is two in the morning. You have just been awoken by your yellow lab, Rufus, retching at the foot of your bed. He has been uncomfortable all night, but now he is gagging and retching as if something is stuck in his throat, but he cannot bring it up. His belly also seems bigger than you remember and feels tight when you go to calm him down. As a veterinarian working in an emergency clinic, ... Full Story

Master Gardener: Cold Frames 2

Master Gardener: Cold Frames 2

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 2: Improvements, Maintenance, and Which Veggies to Try Today, our discussion of cold frames will focus on how to improve cold frame function, as well as vegetables that lend themselves to cold frames. Cold frame function improvements can be explained using the analogy of layering clothes for the coldest days in the winter – each layer and the tiny airspace in ... Full Story

September StarNight at the LTO

September StarNight at the LTO

Friday, October 17, 2014 Doors Open: 7:00 | Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30 | Observing: 8:30-10: The Invisible Universe: Radio Astronomy at LTO The evening’s program will be an entertaining presentation on the amazing history of radio astronomy and a look into exciting recent developments including the search for life beyond Earth and radio signatures of exoplanets. The presentation will conclude with public unveiling of the new radio telescope at the Little Thompson Observatory. Everyone ... Full Story

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech ... Full Story

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

'The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism Book Review by Susan Grigsby On Sept. 4, The Economist published a book review, for which it apologized, retracted, and then posted on the web. It created no end of furor and discussion about whether the book, or the review, was racist. The anonymous reviewer accused the author of not giving slave owners any credit for their "better treatment" of the slaves which may have been the reason that cotton production ... Full Story

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