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Saturday, November 1, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Wildfire Summer 2010 Mural Project

Wildfire Summer 2010 Mural Project

Building on the tradition of murals in Berthoud and a desire to offer local students an opportunity to work side by side with a professional artist to install a new public art piece for the community, Wildfire Community Arts Center announces the Summer Mural Project. The local non-profit arts center is looking for 10-12 motivated high school students to be apprentice muralists. The team will be under the leadership of Anita Yeh Norrie, a Berthoud resident, who is a professional artist. ... 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. ... Full Story

Featured plants from the CNGA

Featured plants from the CNGA

Featured Annuals By: Susan Stauber Ball Seed Horticulture Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ and Vinca ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ Are you looking to create some fireworks in your garden this year? Look no further than the new introduction Fireworks Gomphrena! This vigorous, tough-as-nails plant has proven to be a sparkling gem in the landscape. ‘Fireworks’ is drought-tolerant and low-maintenance. With its bright yellow anthers poking out of long-lasting hot pink flowers, the flowers ... Full Story

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 14

Salsa Gardens that Sizzle By: Charleen Barr Salsas can be spontaneous, combining a little of this and a little of that, but they are always tangy, zesty and full of color. Tomatoes and peppers are the basis for many salsa recipes and can be found in most gardens. These flavorful, heat-loving sun worshipers grow when the night temperatures are consistently 55 degrees or warmer. Paste tomatoes, such as 'Roma', are meatier, less juicy and richer in acid and sugar than standard tomato ... Full Story

2010 Summer Reading Programs at the Library

2010 Summer Reading Programs at the Library

Berthoud Community Library District 2010 Summer Reading Programs For more information visit www.BerthoudPublicLibrary.org or call 532-2757 Registration started June 7, the programs end July 31 Storytime Tuesdays 11 a.m., 0—3 years,  12 p.m. 3—5 years & K+ Teen Programs every Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the library. Kids Programs every Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the community center. Prizes include toys, books, and food or event coupons. Grand prizes include Rapids ... 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 ... Full Story

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 10

Gardening with Larimer Master Gardeners, June 10

Gardening Resources at CSU By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Gardeners who are fortunate enough to live near Fort Collins are surrounded by an abundance of gardening resources. First and foremost are the resources of Colorado State University (CSU). These include the CSU Annual Trial Gardens, the Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC) gardens, the CSU Arboretum and CSU Extension in Larimer County. Besides being just a short ... 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 ... Full Story

August Volunteer Ranger Assistant training

August Volunteer Ranger Assistant training

Become A Volunteer Ranger Assistant What did you want to be when you grew up? Do you dream of being outdoors, chatting with visitors, enjoying wildlife and helping the environment? Did you think you would grow up to be a park ranger? It’s not too late! You can become a Volunteer Ranger Assistant and help park and natural area rangers accomplish much of their important work. As a Volunteer Ranger Assistant you will be an ambassador for natural areas and open spaces. Volunteer Ranger ... Full Story

County Search and Rescue open house.

County Search and Rescue open house.

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