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Friday, August 26, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Voting fraud in Kansas?

Voting fraud in Kansas?

How trustworthy are electronic voting systems in the US? Add NewBy Beth Clarkson on 05 June 2015. Posted in Politics When you do your civic duty, and cast your vote for the various candidates and public propositions at an electronic voting machine, how confident are you that the results will be tabulated honestly? If you feel less than sanguine about it and do a bit of the research to assuage your doubts, be prepared to feel even less confident afterwards. After years of ... Full Story

Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Show

Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Show

  Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Show/Competition and Sale, Saturday, November 21st, and Sunday, November 22nd, 2015.   The Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Club presents their 23rd Annual Show/Competition and Sale. The show will be held at The Ranch, Thomas M McKee Building, Exhibition Hall – A, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Event Center (at I-25 and Crossroads Blvd., exit 259).   Open to the public, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 ... Full Story

Foxtails, the Unseen Foe

Foxtails, the Unseen Foe

By Dr. Mikala Brown Surgical Intern  With the transition of late spring to early fall comes some of the best days of the year for our furry family members. Long leisurely days spent by a lake or walking down a cool trail make fill many of hours. We as pet parents take many precautions to protect the safety of our pets during these times. We protect them from known evils, but it is the unseen and the unknown that poses the greatest threat. The grass awn is a small, unassuming bit ... Full Story

Weird and Wonderful Pets

Weird and Wonderful Pets

By Dr. Kathlyn ReedEmergency and Critical Care InternWeird and wonderful pets are growing in popularity every day, from the more commonplace rabbits and guinea pigs to the exotic and bizarre sugar gliders and pythons. As an emergency veterinary facility, we receive phone calls every week from new exotic pet owners that find themselves with a sick animal and aren’t sure where to turn. The most crucial step a pet owner can take to avoid such a crisis is to appropriately research and prepare ... Full Story

Concert in Berthoud

Concert in Berthoud

Reckless Abandon to Play Inaugural Pioneer Courtyard Concert Berthoud’s hidden treasure, the Pioneer Courtyard at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, will be rocking and rolling on the evening of Wednesday, August 12, when the Berthoud Historical Society hosts its first Pioneer Courtyard Concert. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. The three-piece acoustic band, Reckless Abandon, will take the Sunnyside Stage at 7:00 p.m. and perform a selection of iconic ‘60s and ‘70s anthems from “your ... Full Story

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

By Tiffany Hughes, DVMEmergency and Critical Care InternSummer is a great time to get outdoors with our four-legged friends, but caution must be taken to make sure they stay safe. Any dog can be at risk for heat stroke even outside of a hot car. Older dogs, overweight dogs, and short-snouted breeds like bulldogs, pugs, and boxers are at increased risk.Dogs do not sweat except from their paw pads. Their most effective way of cooling themselves is by panting. Some older dogs have paralysis of ... Full Story

Penstemon: A colorful choice for water wise gardening

Penstemon: A colorful choice for water wise gardening

By Erika StroteColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyIt may be hard to recall, given the amount of moisture we have seen this spring and summer, but the ongoing drought that is occurring in many areas of the western United States serves to remind us that water is a precious resource. Many gardeners are rethinking the plants they grow in order to conserve the amount of water they use in their landscape. Luckily, gardening with water conservation in mind does not ... Full Story

Gardening Tips for July

Gardening Tips for July

By: Anne WuerslinColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyMake your own seed tapes for fall-sown vegetables such as carrots, beets, lettuce, chard and spinach.  Use tissue paper cut into thin strips. Mix a 1:1 slurry of water and flour as glue, and using a small paintbrush, dot and place seeds according to spacing directions on package. Allow the strip to dry and then place into a soil furrow, cover with screened compost or topsoil, water well, and wait for your ... Full Story

Summer Time: Canine Hazards

Summer Time: Canine Hazards

By Crystal Connor, DVMEmergency VeterinarianWho has heard the unproven statistic that Colorado has around 300 days of sunshine per year? Regardless of its validity, Colorado is an amazing, beautiful state that has a lot to offer when it comes to enjoying the great outdoors and sunshine with our canine companions.As an emergency veterinarian I see a variety of injuries affecting dogs throughout the summer and I feel this is a great opportunity to recall some of the canine hazards of summer. The ... Full Story

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Summer Time: Healthy Dog Living Can Be Easy

Dan Taylor, DVM Emergency Veterinary InternSummer in Colorado brings out some of the best activities of the year. Hiking, camping, water sports and barbeques to name a few. Regardless of our plans for the day, many of us want to include our canine companions. Our furry friends enjoy this stuff as much as we do. As carefree and easy as the summer seems, the conditions that accompany it can pose a threat to our dog’s well-being. Therefore, it is essential to understand and prepare for summer ... Full Story

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