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Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Master Gardening Articles 2/24/2015

Master Gardening Articles 2/24/2015

Late Winter Garden and Lawn Care By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Garden catalogs have arrived and gardeners are starting to get the itch to get started. The Front Range has had its share of warm days, but resist the urge to start digging in flower and garden beds too early, to avoid damage to the soil's structure. To assess your soil, pick up a handful, it should fall apart and not stick together like glue. But mild dates in late ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon March Program

Foothills Audubon March Program

The Foothills Audubon Club meets Monday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center located at 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado.
The March program is: Life Among The Headstones Life is where you find it. In this presentation, Fort Collins naturalist Dave Leatherman will present an overview of “life among the headstones”, a summary of over 1600 visits to his hometown’s oldest memorial park, Grandview Cemetery. Covering the period from 1974 to the present, his talk ... Full Story

February Star Night

February Star Night

  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School  Friday 20 February 2015 starting around 7 pm. (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker for this public star night will be Caden Brown, an exceptional high school student from Estes Park who worked with a scientist from NASA and Caltech to produce a new catalog of objects with an unusual light signature, referred to as ... Full Story

Indoor garden

Indoor garden

    Can’t wait for spring gardening? Try enjoying elements of the garden indoors   By: Khursheed Mama Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Winter is upon us and seems to be typical for Colorado—we have had both warm, sunny days and snow blanketing the ground. It is a time of year when gardeners, having had some respite from fall clean up, start impatiently waiting to see new growth and color in their gardens indicating the ... Full Story

Library Seed Swap

Library Seed Swap

Seed Swap marks opening of new Seed Library in Berthoud This year the Berthoud community will gain a seed library, thanks to the Berthoud Community Library District and Berthoud Local. The seed library is located in Berthoud Community Library and will be a collection of heirloom and open pollinated seeds to be stored and shared with local gardeners. Gardeners who “check out” the seeds are encouraged to return saved seeds to the seed library to be used by others. The seed library will ... Full Story

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Take Your Child to the Library Day

National Take Your Child to the Library Day February 7, 2015 Bring your child to the Berthoud Community Library and you will feed their imagination. A love of reading and books starts with pictures, stories and rhymes which even the youngest child can enjoy. Take Your Child to the Library Day on Saturday, February 7 is a great reason to visit us and enjoy some special activities for kids. Whatever the age of your child, you will be given a warm welcome. Gone are the days when libraries ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon February Meeting

  The Foothills Audubon Club will be having its program on Monday, February 2  at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center located at 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. 

Please join in for the February program: Birding Colorado's State Parks Where can you find nesting western grebes, piping plovers, black phoebes, ovenbirds, fox sparrows, and field sparrows within a few hours’ drive of Berthoud? Within some of our less well-known state parks and state wildlife ... Full Story

Dogs Chasing Wildlife

Dogs Chasing Wildlife



An Ongoing Problem In Colorado


 DURANGO, Colo. –Dogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During the first week of January just north of Durango, one dog chased a herd of about 20 elk into the Animas River, explained ... Full Story

Loveland’s 25th Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Loveland’s 25th Martin Luther King Day Celebration

6:30 P.M. Monday, Jan. 19, In Mountain View High School Thompson School District students, of all ages, will interpret the theme, “The Dream Lives On,” during Loveland’s 25th Martin Luther King Day celebration. The performances in Mountain View High School’s auditorium will begin at 6:45 p.m., preceded by a 6:30 p.m. student art show in the foyer. Loveland’s Mayor Cecil Guitierrez and City Manager Bill Cahill will give opening remarks before a profusion of song, drama, poetry ... Full Story

Pain Medication and your Dog

Pain Medication and your Dog

    “It’s Just an Aspirin” - Over-the-Counter Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Here in Colorado, we enjoy being active with our canine companions. Our dogs love these outings and can encounter some of the same injury issues that we feel after physical activity. Imagine the following common scenario. You and your nine-year-old dog jump in the car for a morning at the dog park. After your dog has had a productive session of chasing down her favorite ball, meeting ... Full Story

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