By Dr. Danielle Huval, DVM Emergency Veterinarian As we all know, this has been a dry and hot summer. One thing that we have seen a lot more of at Animal Emergency and Critical Care is rattlesnake bites. The majority of the bites we see are from the Lyons area but there have also been a few from rural areas as well. Rattlesnakes and the dogs involved are generally both in the wrong place at the wrong time. Acting fast can save your dog a lot of pain and suffering. If you suspect ... Full Story
Berthoud Community Library District: Bright Writers Gathering August 11, 2012 3-4:30 pm Event description: Would you like to share your writing with others in a supportive, non-threatening and encouraging environment? Poetry, essays, short-stories are welcome - everyone is provided an opportunity to read their work. All ages are welcome. Our first gathering will be held August 11, 2012, 3:00 - 4:30 PM in the Berthoud Community Library meeting room. Come join us … You deserve to be ... Full Story
Friday, August 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 the website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for this evening will be Dr John Bally of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado in Boulder. His talk will be about recent surveys of the Galactic Plane with the ... Full Story
July 23 — Paws to Read, 6:30 p.m., library. Please sign up to read to a therapy dog. 970-532-2757. July 24 — Busy B’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m., library. July 24 — at 2 p.m. Yoga for Teens: Liz Aitken-O’brien will lead a yoga class especially for teens. Space is limited so please sign up. July 25 - Sweet P’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Sweet P’s story time is designed for preschool children. Come interact with songs, finger plays, stories and activities we will build pre-reading ... Full Story
The Eau Clair Leader-Telegram Attacking Honest Abe (with videos) By Tom Giffey latest Off Beat column, which will appear in Sunday’s edition, is about a hilarious (yet educational and insightful) series of fake political ads on the website FlackCheck.org (a spin-off of FactCheck.org, which fact-checks real-life political ads and claims). The Flip-Flop President Instead of tackling a contemporary politico, the ads target our 16th president, Abraham Lincoln. Imagine, if you will, that ... Full Story
By Dr. Denise Crumbaker, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Black widow spiders have long been known as a cause of venomous spider bites in people, but they also can inflict very severe disease on multiple companion animal species. Black widows can be found in every state within the US with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii. They typically prefer to live in dimly lit areas such as woodpiles or corners. The web has a characteristic funnel shape and tends to appear somewhat irregular. ... Full Story
Loveland High School Class of 1972 announces its 40th class reunion on August 17, 18 and 19, 2012. For more information, check out our Facebook page at 72 Loveland Reunion or contact us at LoveHigh40@aol.com. You can also call 970-302-1782 for more information!
July 2 — Movie Monday. Call the library at 970-532-2757 for movie title. July 3 — Busy B’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m. This lap-sit storytime is designed for caregivers to interact with babies and toddlers; with songs, finger plays, stories and bounces we will open the gateway to reading. July 3 — at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room — Writer’s workshop: An hour long workshop for new writers. We will talk about what makes good writing, write a short story or poem to share with the ... Full Story
By Dr. Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Anesthesia is the drug-induced loss of feeling and/or awareness, and its use is a critical tool for modern veterinary medicine. Our ability to anesthetize veterinary patients allows for safe, pain-free surgery for elective procedures (spay, neuter, etc.), as well as correction of life-threatening emergencies. When your pet is to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, the focus is often on the procedure itself, and the ... Full Story
Thirteen-year old girl addresses United Nations meeting.