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Sunday, April 19, 2015

‘Variety’ Archives

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

Sugar free gum toxic for your dog

By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   A recent patient that was hospitalized by our clinic’s emergency service was there not because of a trauma or acute illness, but because he had eaten approximately 30 pieces of sugar free gum earlier in the day. While the gum itself wouldn’t have been a big deal for a larger breed dog, the concerning factor was that the gum contained a substance known as xylitol which has actually been shown to exert toxic effects in ... Full Story

Wild Horse Fund Raiser To Be Held In Estes Park

Wild Horse Fund Raiser To Be Held In Estes Park

ALLENSPARK, CO  February 29, 2012 – Weldon Lee and Lori Huff, noted wildlife photographers, are hosting a fund raising event, Our Heritage at Risk, for the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs & Burros (ISPMB), at the Roadway Inn, 1701 Highway 34, in Estes Park, Colorado, on Saturday, April 14, from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Headquartered between Lantry and Eagle Butte, SD, ISPMB is unique in that it rescues entire herds of wild horses. Velma Johnston, better known ... Full Story

Geek out at your library®

Geek out at your library®

Geek out at your library® during Teen Tech Week 2012 Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Berthoud Community Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week March 4-10, 2012. We join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country in celebrating this year’s theme, Geek Out @ your library®.  Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose ... Full Story

The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

The Great Loveland Potato Hoax

Staged Reading of The Great Loveland Potato Hoax at Loveland Museum/Gallery LOVELAND, CO—A staged reading of "The Great Loveland Potato Hoax," by Moon Theatre Company productions,  will take place at the Loveland Museum and Gallery, 503 N. Lincoln, at 7:30 p.m. on March 15. Tickets are $3.00 each will be available at the Museum front desk beginning on Tuesday, February 21. There will be a limited number of tickets available. "The Great Loveland Potato Hoax” script was ... Full Story

Pancake Breakfast Fundraisers

  Where can I eat for charity?   Tuesday, February 28 - 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (15 hours) Shriners Hospitals for Children IHOP restaurants nationwide To find a local IHOP or to donate online, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com. Free short stack, voluntary donation   Sunday, May 6 Big Thompson Canyon Association and Big Thompson Fire Department Breakfast, bake sale and drawing. Details when available

Do You See Signs Of Aging?

By Daris Howard “Do you see signs of aging?” the advertisement asked. I looked in the mirror. “Me?” I laughed. “Never!” In preparing to go on a trip to Peru I started searching through all of my old stuff to find a birth certificate for a passport. I came across a my high school senior picture. I laid it aside as I continued my search. One of my teenage children came wandering into the room and picked it up. She looked at it - it showing my state wrestling champion ... Full Story

Quote of the Day

Foster Freiss, billionaire backing Santorum “This contraception thing, my gosh, it's so inexpensive,” Freiss told host Andrea Mitchell. “You know, back in my days, they'd use Bayer aspirin for contraceptives. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly.”   The the rest of the Washington Post article HERE

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

      The cancer charity,  has teamed up with Discount Gun Sales to hawk pink handguns -- retailing at $429.99 -- with a portion of sales going to Komen's Seattle branch. The gun, the "P-22 Hope Edition" has a pink slide "in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The "Hope Edition" pistol is promoted as having "an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that ... Full Story

Hidden Hazards in Your Home

Hidden Hazards in Your Home Can Cause Injury or Death! Button Batteries What is the size of a coin and can cause severe injury or death? A button (disc) battery! Why are they so dangerous? If swallowed, a disc battery can get stuck in a childís throat and burn through the esophagus within two hours. What are the symptoms? Coughing, drooling, pain and refusing to eat. At first you may not see any signs while serious damage is happening inside! Where are button batteries found? Singing ... Full Story

February Star Night at the LTO

February Star Night at the LTO

Friday, February 17, 2012 7:30 – 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  www.starkids.org). The speakers for this evening will be Andrea Schweitzer and Daniel Greenidge, both volunteers with the LTO. Their talk is titled: Outdoor Lighting and its Effect on our Safety, Streets and Skies. Good quality outdoor lighting improves safety, is better for business, and ... Full Story

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