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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

CGNA Featured Plants

CGNA Featured Plants

Featured Annuals By Robin Boutilier Good Earth Garden Center Lantana camara ‘Bandana White’ and Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ is a welcome new addition to my garden. In the past I had appreciated the height that cleome would lend to my borders, but found them difficult to work around. The sticky leaves, thorny stems, and the rather skunky scent of the old cleome varieties were reason enough for me to banish them from the garden. Enter ... Full Story

Moose near Johnson’s Corner on the Summer Solstice

Moose near Johnson’s Corner on the Summer Solstice

By Tyler Kennedy On my drive down I-25 to work this morning, I saw something you don’t regularly see on the plains, a bull and cow moose galloping alongside the interstate. Today is the summer solstice (the apex of sunlight during the year), and I knew something was special as I prepared iced tea and a game of Bocce Ball for our solstice party at the company where I work – Solstice Arts. As I was pulling off at the Johnstown exit near Johnson’s Corner, I noticed two dark figures ... Full Story

Great Golf, The LTO Open

Great Golf, The LTO Open

The Little Thompson Observatory in Berthoud is hosting the LTO Open Golf Tournament on Saturday July 17, 2010 at Twin Peaks Golf Course in Longmont. The format is 4 person teams, best ball. The event starts at 8:00 AM with check-in beginning at 7AM.  Mulligan’s and putting string are available at extra cost. Single golfers are welcome too; tournament organizers can help place you on a team. The tournament is a fund raiser to support the final phase of expansion which includes bringing the ... Full Story

Stop the Japanese Beetle

Stop the Japanese Beetle

  Stop the Japanese Beetle How property owners can help. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Thirty-five states to the east of Colorado are currently considered infested or partially infested with Japanese beetle; the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing valuable tips to homeowners to help protect their property. The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest that is not native to Colorado and can cause significant damage to landscape plants, turfgrass, and fruit trees. Originally ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, June 18, 2009 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Our guest speaker  is Dr Suzanne Metlay. The title of her talk is: "The Work of Your Hands: Citizen Science and Journalism". Amateur astronomers are increasingly doing the work of professional researchers -- and most scientists love it! As science journalists are struggling to keep their careers, volunteers and bloggers have been moving into this realm as well. Dr. Metlay will discuss the changing ... Full Story

Sweet Strawberries Signal Summer

Sweet Strawberries Signal Summer

Lakewood, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado strawberries are featured in our Strawberry Banana Soy Smoothie recipe. Available Now...Strawberries When selecting strawberries, choose shiny, firm berries with bright red color and green caps, and avoid soft or mushy berries. Strawberries are fat free, sodium free and high in ... Full Story

County Search and Rescue open house.

County Search and Rescue open house.

14th Annual Taste Of Fort Collins

14th Annual Taste Of Fort Collins

Ed Kowalczyk of LIVE, Soul Asylum, Gin Blossoms and Charitable Efforts Showcase 2010 Event Live Music, Local Cuisine, Beer Garden, Wine Pavilion and Kidz Zone Promise Fun for the Entire Family FORT COLLINS, CO (May 2010) – The 14th Annual Taste of Fort Collins will be held on June 12th and 13th at Civic Center Park in Old Town, Fort Collins. This family friendly event features activities that are perfect for the Northern Coloradoans’ active lifestyle and benefits Special Olympics Larimer ... Full Story

Campsites available for Estes Park Campgrounds at

Campsites available for Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary’s Lake and East Portal Reservoir

It’s not too late to reserve a campsite for Memorial Day weekend! The Estes Park Campgrounds at Mary's Lake and East Portal Reservoir (formerly known as the Estes Park Campground) will be open for camping starting Saturday, May 15, through October 15. There are still plenty of campsites available for this weekend and next, as well as some for Memorial Day weekend. To make a reservation: www.larimercamping.com or 1-800-397-7795. For more information about the campgrounds: ... Full Story

Benefit dance at the “Old” Loveland Opera

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is hosting a dance at their building in Loveland. Originally built as the Loveland Opera House, this lovely facility needs some restoration. The Dance on May 22 is a fund raiser for the building. Come out and  have a good time dancing for a good cause. See the attached flyer.

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