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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Fishing for a Living

Fishing for a Living

The Foothills Audubon Club will be having its program on Monday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center located at 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. The January program is  "Fishing for a Living" In this segment from the “Life of Birds” series, you will be taken on a journey that illustrates the many different methods that birds use to procure their meals from the seas, rivers, lakes and marshes. Through adaptations of bill shape and hunting techniques, ... Full Story

The Vet is in: Winter Cold

The Vet is in: Winter Cold

Keeping your Pets Safe this Winter Sofia Kalkstein, DVM Emergency Veterinarian We have all heard the old adage in Colorado that if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. However, winter is here and will lay its’ cold, snowy grip on the Front Range for the next few months. Here are some reminders about how to keep our best friends safe during this season. Both cats and dogs are vulnerable to antifreeze poisoning, which is commonly used this time of year. Its sweet taste is ... Full Story

December Star Night at LTO

December Star Night at LTO

Friday December 19, 2014 from 7 – 11 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 guest speaker for this public star night will be the LTO’s own volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his talk will be “The Star of Wonder”. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM FASCINATES. The nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of ... Full Story

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

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