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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Pawnee National Grassland Recreation Update

Pawnee National Grassland Recreation Update

Greeley, Colo. (April 9, 2010) – The Main OHV area on the Pawnee National Grassland (PNG) has closed for the season; however, the Crow Valley Campground is now open. The Main OHV area is closed seasonally from April 9 through November 1 to help minimize disturbance to wildlife and cattle, while also reducing soil erosion. Regulations and a map of the area are available online at www.fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/ohv/png/index.shtml. The Crow Valley Campground is now available to those ... Full Story

Colorado Herbs Add Flavor to Springtime Recipes

Colorado Herbs Add Flavor to Springtime Recipes

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 greenhouse herbs are featured in our Lemon Herb Parsley Pesto recipe. Available Now... Greenhouse Herbs Colorado produces a variety of greenhouse herbs including basil, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Fresh herbs add flavor to a variety of recipes. In addition to ... Full Story

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder

Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon

Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) – The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season. Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls. These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. ... Full Story

Cooking with insects

Cooking with insects

Insect Chef David George Gordon Appearing Live at the Butterfly Pavilion Denver, CO – Curious as to how Tempura Battered Mealworms or Scorpion Scaloppine taste? Find out on Saturday, April 10, when the “Martha Stewart” of insect cuisine, Chef David George Gordon, appears live for three very buggy cooking demonstrations at the Butterfly Pavilion. The special event is part of the Dr. Entomo’s Palace of Exotic Wonders opening day festivities. Dr. Entomo’s is the Pavilion’s newest ... Full Story

Siberian Forget-Me-Not

Siberian Forget-Me-Not

2010 Featured Perennials – Pennywise Perennials Brunnera macrophylla Submitted by:      Harriett McMillan, CCNP Echter’s Garden Center   Siberian Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla) An outstanding treasure of the plant world that few know about is Brunnera macrophylla. This azure blue flowered plant is one representative of Forget-Me-Not hence the common name Siberian Forget-Me-Not. Brunnera is native to West Caucasus and Siberia and was introduced to Europe in 1713. The true ... Full Story

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Summer roses — Autumn hips

Plant Select® Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia) Submitted by: Dr. James E. Klett Colorado State University:Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Redleaf Rose (Rosa glauca, R. rubrifolia) Medium-sized to large shrub Height: 6 to 8 ft. Width: 4 to 6 ft. Blooms: May to June Sun: Full sun to part shade Soil Moisture: Moderate to dry conditions; xeric Hardiness: USDA zones 3-9 (up to 9000’) Culture: Clay, sandy soil or loam Summer Roses – Autumn Hips If you are ... Full Story

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermums & Diascia – great choices for now

Osteospermum or Diascia… wow –names like this sound like a foreign language lesson! These two actually are from another country – South Africa to be exact – but, surprisingly, are just the thing to plant here early in the season while temperatures are still cool. “Osteos or African Sun Daisies as they’re commonly called, produce many astoundingly colorful daisy flowers. You have probably seen them – white, pink, lavender, deep purple, reddish, and the very popular yellows or ... Full Story

The Aakash Mittal Quartet: A musical journey to India

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder There is a bold new kind of music emerging in Colorado. The Aakash Mittal Quartet, influenced by the muse of modern day India where customary meets contemporary, has fashioned a unique and worldly blend of sound. The band is an independent outfit and will soon be self-releasing their second album, “Videsh.” Mittal, the band’s innovator, was born in Dallas, Texas, was raised in Loveland and is of Indian descent. The diversity of the artist’s background has ... Full Story

Roberts stars in ‘Haunting of Winchester House’

Berthoud to Burbank shuffle worthwhile for high school freshman By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder Recently on DVD at Blockbuster’s, an indie ghost story — “Haunting of Winchester House” — was released, starring Berthoud resident Patty Roberts. (more…)

Those autumn leaves

Those autumn leaves

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder “Those falling leaves drift by your window, those autumn leaves of red and gold....” So goes the old song. Here in Colorado, those autumn leaves are mostly gold: aspens and cottonwoods. For red, maples are the best but there are none of those in our native flora. Nonetheless, few sights equal groves of golden aspens against crisp blue skies in our mountains. In any event, why the beautiful colors as autumn arrives? And, why are those leaves ... Full Story

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