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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘Variety’ Archives

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Master Gardeners: May 2015

Nostalgia in the Garden By: Charleen BarrColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Planting seeds has been a human activity for thousands of years. Seed was saved and replanted again the following year. Over several generations, plants were selected for certain traits. Our edible broccoli, for example, became different from the tough, wild plants that are its ancestor. The scientific definition of an heirloom is an open-pollinated variety—meaning the flower is ... Full Story

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

Rattlesnake Bites in Pets

By Jan Mladonicky, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern With the ability to travel one half its body length at a speed of 8 feet per second, it doesn’t take long for a snake to strike and inject venom into your dog. The venomous snakes in Colorado include the western rattlesnake and the massasauga, commonly known as the pit vipers. The western rattlesnake lives throughout the state while the massasauga lives in the southeastern grasslands. Snakes depend on their venom to immobilize and partially ... Full Story

CSU: Small Acreage Management

CSU: Small Acreage Management

    Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015 at The Ranch, Loveland Do you own a small acreage property and would like to learn how be better manage your property with pressures from grazing, drought, weeds and more? Receive information and guidance on a wide variety of small acreage management concerns at the Small Acreage Management Workshop on May 16, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the 4-H McKee Building at The Ranch, Loveland, Colorado. The event is sponsored by Colorado ... Full Story

Master Gardener Speaks

Master Gardener Speaks

    Tips on Use of Herbicides in Home Gardens By: Khursheed Mama Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Spring is an ideal time to plan for the growing season ahead. While it is natural to focus on the plant material, this is also a time of year to consider whether the garden may benefit from other forms of rejuvenation including materials to enhance the soil and minimize weeds. Soil amendments include any material that is mixed into the soil and include ... Full Story

Xylitol Toxicity

Xylitol Toxicity

        Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian You get home from work to find your dog acting unusual. He is weak, wobbly, and uncoordinated. He almost appears as if he is "drunk". You check the house and find that he has ingested part of a pack of sugarless gum. You think to yourself, "gum is not toxic to dogs is it?" You call the Pet Poison Helpline at 1-855-764-7661 and pay just $49 for a consultation with a veterinary Toxicologist. The Toxicologist informs you the ... Full Story

Master Gardening Articles 2/24/2015

Master Gardening Articles 2/24/2015

Late Winter Garden and Lawn Care By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Garden catalogs have arrived and gardeners are starting to get the itch to get started. The Front Range has had its share of warm days, but resist the urge to start digging in flower and garden beds too early, to avoid damage to the soil's structure. To assess your soil, pick up a handful, it should fall apart and not stick together like glue. But mild dates in late winter ... Full Story

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 Matt ... 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 and art ... 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 new dog ... Full Story

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