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Monday, September 22, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Road Work Causes Delays on the Pawnee National

Greeley, Colo. (April 19, 2010) – Portions of the popular Pawnee National Grassland (PNG) Self-Guided Birding Tour are being upgraded this spring thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. On March 23, construction work on 14.1 miles of the route began. This project is to create a better, safer experience for those touring the PNG. This portion of the route will be widened, provide improved drainage and have a better road surface. The contractor, from Colorado, has ... Full Story

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no

If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies

The Colorado Natural Heritage Program and Larimer County Department of Natural Resources need your help to catch butterflies! Volunteers must be willing to hike on uneven terrain, identify and catch specific butterflies, and deliver them to the Natural Resources office. This rare opportunity is taking place in order to observe the Hop-feeding Azure, Ottoe Skipper, Mottled Dusky Wing, Simius Roadside Skipper, and Snow's Skipper near Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Lory State Park. Call ... Full Story

A Prairie Home Companion comes to Greeley

A Prairie Home Companion comes to Greeley

Press Release April 15, 2010 (GREELEY, CO) Garrison Keillor has been among America’s premiere radio hosts and funnymen for nearly four decades, and on May 3, he’s coming to Greeley. See him live at the Union Colony Civic Center, and experience his one-of-a-kind humor and his renowned stories in Greeley’s most intimate theatre setting. Keillor is an author, storyteller, performance artist, radio show host and comedian. In addition to the many books he has written he can be heard on ... Full Story

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 ... Full Story

Book Review: Road of 10,000 Pains

Book Review: Road of 10,000 Pains

After Four Decades, Veterans of Overshadowed Vietnam Campaign Finally Tell Their Stories For most Americans, April 1967 represents a slice in time no more or less significant than any other. For those who set foot in the Que Son Valley 43 years ago, however, it represents a painful reminder of a battle won and friends and innocence lost. To look at the lush expanse of Vietnam’s Que Son Valley today, it is hard to imagine a time when some semblance of peaceful prosperity didn’t envelop ... 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 ... Full Story

GROW-CAB’-U-LAR-Y, an Introduction to gardening

GROW-CAB’-U-LAR-Y, an Introduction to gardening terms

By: Charleen Barr Colorado Master Gardener in Larimer County No, it is not a spelling test! Gardening terms are important to know.  They help us understand the workings of a garden. Sometimes we can be confused, even overwhelmed, by the many gardening specific words and terms used by those who are regularly engaged in fooling around with earth and its bounty.  Perhaps a brief introduction to a few often used terms found in magazines, brochures, and at garden nurseries will help in ... 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 ... Full Story

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