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Friday, August 22, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Bee Balm, a love affair

Bee Balm, a love affair

A Perennial Love Affair By Charleen Barr Master Gardener in Larimer County Bee Balm (Monarda didyma) is a perennial love affair with butterflies, bees, hummingbirds and other nectar-seeking creatures that covet the tubular flowers. Gardeners love the stunning colors, borders, edible flowers, bouquet arrangements and the leaves and flowers that can be made into tea. Other common names include horsemint, wild bergamot, and Oswego tea. Monarda is a member of the mint family and there are ... Full Story

Pet euthanasia

Pet euthanasia

  Humane euthanasia – facing a difficult decision By Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian Brady Smith, a previously healthy 12 year-old Golden Retriever, woke his owners at 2:00 am, obviously distressed. Brady had collapsed, and the Smiths now found themselves rushing to the veterinary emergency room where he was diagnosed with internal bleeding likely due to cancer. There were procedures the medical team could do in order to stabilize Brady, and potentially even ... Full Story

Satire: GOP Furious

Satire: GOP Furious

GOP Furious State Department Cut Embassy Security After GOP Cut Embassy Security Funding Written by David Neilsen May 13th 2013 WASHINGTON — After a day of emotional hearings on the Benghazi Embassy attacks of 2012, Republican legislators yesterday decried the Obama State Department for following through with the budget cuts to embassy security mandated by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. “This is negligence of the highest order,” said House Oversight and ... Full Story

LTO June Star Night

LTO June Star Night

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 www.starkids.org). Friday, June 21, 2013 7:00 – 11:00 PM   The guest speaker is Suzanne Metlay, faculty member at Western Governors University, and the title of her talk is “Tides In & Out of the Solar System”. Imagine tides without water and see the effects of tidal forces throughout the cosmos. Tides are the result ... Full Story

Summer Reading, Berthoud Library

Summer Reading, Berthoud Library

Dig into reading summer programs for 2013 The Berthoud Community Library District will be hosting summer reading for all ages!  Adults will enjoy “Groundbreaking Reads”, while teens get “Beneath the Surface”, elementary readers will “Dig into reading” and we will grow healthy readers in the “Family Garden”.  Call and ask which program is right for you and your family, 970-532-2757. The dig into reading program is designed for grades 1-5 but all are welcome to come to the ... Full Story

Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast May 19

Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast May 19

Big Thompson Canyon Association Pancake Breakfast; Sunday, May 19 Now in its 45th year, the Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) Pancake Breakfast has become a tradition in many families. A Sunday trip up the Big Thompson Canyon combined with breakfast in the big historic log building spells an enjoyable and inexpensive family outing. Advance tickets are only $6 for adults and $4 for children 4 to 9 years of age; tickets are $1 more at the door.  Little ones under 4 eat for free. ... Full Story

May Star Night at the LTO

May Star Night at the LTO

    Friday, May 17, 2013 7:00 – 11:00 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 our website, www.starkids.org). The guest speakers are William Murtagh and David Stone, from the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder. The title of their talk will be: “Space Weather Storms: Are we ready for a ‘Space Katrina’.” Our Nation is embarking on ambitious plans to ... Full Story

The AKC and Puppy Mills

The AKC and Puppy Mills

    By Suzana Megles Even though I have never been a fan of the American Kennel Club, I was shocked to find out how little they really care about dogs.  To say they are the "dog's champion" as they so hypocritically claim is far from the truth.  The Humane Society of the US warned us recently that they found them to be promoters of the puppy mills.  Yes, unbelievably true.  I'm so glad that this news is finally out, and that this week Jeff Rossen of the Today show did ... Full Story

The perfect Nanny comes to Denver

The perfect Nanny comes to Denver

Mary Poppins at the Buehl is a delight to the eye and the ear. This Broadway hit musical is based more on the movie version than the P.L. Travers books and includes all the delightful songs you associate with Mary Poppins. Madeline Trumble plays an exquisitely prim and proper, with a touch of magic, Mary Poppins, Her singing and dancing make her the center of attention in the many colorful dance numbers in the production. Con O’Shea-Creal is the multitalented sometimes chimney ... Full Story

Bears Are Out; Be Bear Aware

Bears Are Out; Be Bear Aware

Bears Are Out; Be Bear Aware This Summer 
Durango, Colo. Black bears have emerged from their winter dens and it's time for Colorado residents to take precautions to help keep bears wild. Because of dry conditions in some parts of the state, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are cautioning residents that bear activity in towns and residential areas may be high again this year. Human-bear conflicts are a fact of life in Colorado, but with some simple actions residents of bear ... Full Story

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