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Thursday, September 3, 2015

‘Variety’ Archives

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

By Jan Mladonicky, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern With the ability to travel one half its body length at a speed of 8 feet per second, it doesn’t take long for a snake to strike and inject venom into your dog. The venomous snakes in Colorado include the western rattlesnake and the massasauga, commonly known as the pit vipers. The western rattlesnake lives throughout the state while the massasauga lives in the southeastern grasslands. Snakes depend on their venom to immobilize and partially ... Full Story

2015 NoCoNet Job Fair

2015 NoCoNet Job Fair

    WHAT:           NoCoNet is hosting a free job fair with over 30 different employers looking to actively fill positions in Northern Colorado. The openings range from entry level to skilled and mid-level professional, covering a diverse segment of businesses.    WHEN: Active NoCoNet Members: 8:30a – 9:30a General Public: 9:30a – 11:30am   WHERE:         Faith Evangelical Church 3920 South Shields Street, Fort Collins   WHO:             ... Full Story

CSU: Small Acreage Management

CSU: Small Acreage Management

    Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015 at The Ranch, Loveland Do you own a small acreage property and would like to learn how be better manage your property with pressures from grazing, drought, weeds and more? Receive information and guidance on a wide variety of small acreage management concerns at the Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 4-H McKee Building at The Ranch, Loveland, Colorado. The event is sponsored by Colorado ... Full Story

Master Gardener Speaks

Master Gardener Speaks

    Tips on Use of Herbicides in Home Gardens By: Khursheed Mama Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Spring is an ideal time to plan for the growing season ahead. While it is natural to focus on the plant material, this is also a time of year to consider whether the garden may benefit from other forms of rejuvenation including materials to enhance the soil and minimize weeds. Soil amendments include any material that is mixed into the soil and include ... Full Story

Tips from the Master Gardner

Tips from the Master Gardner

  Gardening Tips: Winter Interest By: Craig Seymour Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Photo by Craig Seymour Even winter gardens have color, form and texture. The form and texture are usually from resilient plants whose color tends to be varying shades of straw and brown. However there are plants such as ‘Angelina’ sedum and hen and chicks succulents that can bring a vibrant color to a winter garden. When nestled against a Colorado red sandstone ... Full Story

Xylitol Toxicity

Xylitol Toxicity

        Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian You get home from work to find your dog acting unusual. He is weak, wobbly, and uncoordinated. He almost appears as if he is "drunk". You check the house and find that he has ingested part of a pack of sugarless gum. You think to yourself, "gum is not toxic to dogs is it?" You call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-764-7661 and pay just $49 for a consultation with a veterinary Toxicologist. The Toxicologist informs you the ... Full Story

March Star Night at the LTO

March Star Night at the LTO

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). Friday, March 20, 2015 7:00 – 10:00 PM The guest speaker is Bryan White, known from past years for his great 3-D comet slide show as well as an out of this world Aurora Borealis show. Bryan White has updated his show with new pictures from 2002, 2004, and 2006. He thought it would be interesting for people to see ... Full Story

Don Quixote at the Library

Don Quixote at the Library

  University of Colorado Dance and Theater Company visits Berthoud Community Library What would Don Quixote be like if Miguel de Cervantes set his classic novel in a 21st century American high school? This 50-minute show re-imagines the Man of La Mancha as an awkward teenager. Featuring the most memorable moments from Cervantes’ epic tale, the performance will utilize Spanish to help convey universal themes of imagination, honor, and non-conformity. Performance will be on Friday, March 6 ... Full Story

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 winter ... Full Story

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