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Sunday, November 23, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

Your Pet and Rabies

Your Pet and Rabies

What Is Rabies? Christina Kellogg, DVM Emergency Intern Many of us are familiar with the disease called Rabies. We were taught to fear animals that are seen frothing at the mouth as they may infected with the deadly disease. We vaccinate our pets against Rabies as it has long been considered a standard of routine health care. But why? How often is Rabies actually seen in Colorado? Should you really be concerned? Prior to 2007, Rabies was only known to be in the bat populations ... Full Story

Spinal Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

Spinal Emergencies in Dogs and Cats

      By Maggie Vandenberg, DVM, DACVIM (Neurology) Neurologist Spinal disease and emergencies occur frequently in our pet dogs and cats. They can occur due to inherited spinal disorders (i.e. intervertebral disc disease), acquired disorders (i.e. inflammatory disease, infection), trauma, or congenital spinal disorders (i.e. caudal occipital malformation, atlantoaxial subluxation). Some disorders occur slowly but some can occur very rapidly and the consequences ... Full Story

Study shows not all Atheists are the same

Study shows not all Atheists are the same

  The 6 Types of Atheists and Non-Believers in America By Amanda Marcotte Researchers polled non-believers to find out who abandons religion and why. The answers tell us a lot about religion and non-belief in America. With the rising number of people in America—now nearly one in five—who have no religious affiliation at all, more people are asking questions about who exactly these unbelievers are. Not all of them identify as atheist or agnostic or a non-believer, but ... Full Story

Gardening with the Master Gardeners

  Gardening Tips By: Nika Reininger Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County   Tips for increasing biodiversity in residential landscapes: As Colorado’s human population continues to grow, maintaining areas of biodiversity becomes an increasingly important focus of conservation efforts. Biodiversity, or a variety of plant and animal species living in the same area, is a characteristic of healthy and sustainable landscapes. While critical ... Full Story

Tea time at the Berthoud Library

Tea time at the Berthoud Library

    Patrons to enjoy a cuppa a la Downton Abbey at Berthoud Community Library District’s A Proper English Tea event Adult and teen program to be held Thursday, July 11th at 2:00 pm BERTHOUD, Colo.—June 19, 2013—For fans of those glamorous Crawley ladies waiting eagerly (read: impatiently) for season four, come to Berthoud Community Library District’s low tea event and whet your appetite for some proper British fare. Guests will sample several tea varieties as well ... Full Story

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

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