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Friday, July 3, 2015

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Dogs Chasing Wildlife

Dogs Chasing Wildlife



An Ongoing Problem In Colorado


 DURANGO, Colo. –Dogs chasing wildlife is nearly a constant problem in Colorado. The issue is particularly serious during the winter when dogs can easily rundown deer and elk in the snow and injure or kill them. So far this winter, wildlife officers in every corner of the state have filed reports of chasing incidents. During the first week of January just north of Durango, one dog chased a herd of about 20 elk into the Animas River, explained ... Full Story

Loveland’s 25th Martin Luther King Day Celebration

Loveland’s 25th Martin Luther King Day Celebration

6:30 P.M. Monday, Jan. 19, In Mountain View High School Thompson School District students, of all ages, will interpret the theme, “The Dream Lives On,” during Loveland’s 25th Martin Luther King Day celebration. The performances in Mountain View High School’s auditorium will begin at 6:45 p.m., preceded by a 6:30 p.m. student art show in the foyer. Loveland’s Mayor Cecil Guitierrez and City Manager Bill Cahill will give opening remarks before a profusion of song, drama, poetry ... Full Story

Pain Medication and your Dog

Pain Medication and your Dog

    “It’s Just an Aspirin” - Over-the-Counter Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Here in Colorado, we enjoy being active with our canine companions. Our dogs love these outings and can encounter some of the same injury issues that we feel after physical activity. Imagine the following common scenario. You and your nine-year-old dog jump in the car for a morning at the dog park. After your dog has had a productive session of chasing down her favorite ball, meeting ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO: The Moon

Star Night at the LTO: The Moon

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School Friday 16 January 2015 starting around 7 pm  (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker for this public star night will be our LTO volunteer Andrew Planck, and the title of his talk will be “Observing the Moon”. Andrew will give a talk on the Moon, discussing its history, formation, and the many fascinating objects that can be seen ... Full Story

Fishing for a Living

Fishing for a Living

The Foothills Audubon Club will be having its program on Monday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center located at 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. The January program is  "Fishing for a Living" In this segment from the “Life of Birds” series, you will be taken on a journey that illustrates the many different methods that birds use to procure their meals from the seas, rivers, lakes and marshes. Through adaptations of bill shape and hunting techniques, ... Full Story

The Vet is in: Winter Cold

The Vet is in: Winter Cold

Keeping your Pets Safe this Winter Sofia Kalkstein, DVM Emergency Veterinarian We have all heard the old adage in Colorado that if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute. However, winter is here and will lay its’ cold, snowy grip on the Front Range for the next few months. Here are some reminders about how to keep our best friends safe during this season. Both cats and dogs are vulnerable to antifreeze poisoning, which is commonly used this time of year. Its sweet taste is ... Full Story

December Star Night at LTO

December Star Night at LTO

Friday December 19, 2014 from 7 – 11 PM 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). The guest speaker for this public star night will be the LTO’s own volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his talk will be “The Star of Wonder”. THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM FASCINATES. The nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of ... Full Story

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

Join Us As We Celebrate the 115th Annual Christmas Bird Count LITTLETON (November 14, 2014) – The recent winter wonderland that has settled upon Denver reminds us that it is time to celebrate the 115th annual Christmas Bird Count with the Audubon Society of Greater Denver! Whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced, all are invited to join us as citizen scientists and learn about the birds of Chatfield State Park using bird identification tools such as binoculars, field guides and even ... Full Story

Longmont Christmas Home Tour

Longmont Christmas Home Tour

"The Gift of Home” is the theme for Longmont’s Christmas Home Tour featuring four houses in three days of celebrating the Christmas Holidays. A new and special VIP night, Thursday on Dec. 4th includes a meal at one of four local restaurants, door prizes, and a first peek at all the sales and décor. Tickets are $30. For a list of participating restaurants and menus go to www.thegiftofhome.org. Friday, Dec. 5, and Saturday, Dec. 6, tour tickets are $15 and include the tour and soup ... Full Story

The Vet is in: Laryngeal Paralysis

The Vet is in: Laryngeal Paralysis

  Sonya Sia, DVM Surgical Intern It is a warm, sunny summer day. You are hiking with your long time, furry friend, Duke, a 9 year old Labrador Retriever. He has been your hiking buddy for years, but recently his breathing has seemed hoarse and loud. Usually, Duke easily beats you up the trail, but now Duke is panting as he tries to keep up with you. What could be causing Duke’s difficulty breathing? Laryngeal paralysis is a progressive, degenerative disease that causes ... Full Story

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