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Friday, January 30, 2015

‘Variety’ Archives

Gun Fail XLVII

Gun Fail XLVII

  'I can do anything I want on my property!' he screamed, and fired three more rounds. GunFAIL XLVIII   One of the lightest weeks in child shootings in recent memory. Congratulations, America! I found just three children accidentally shot this week, ages 3, 4, and 8. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any way of just shutting the flow off completely, but it's nice to finally see less than a half dozen or so. Also coming in on the low side were home invasion shootings, ... Full Story

Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies

Level 4 2013 State Small Team Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner December 14, 2013 The Level 4 Team for Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies hosted and competed in the Level 4 Small Team State Meet on December 7 and 8 in Loveland. As a team, they took fourth place. There were several top 5 individual finishes. In the Session 1 Child Division, Brooklyn Weingardt placed 3rd on Vault and Floor, second on Uneven Bars, and 1st on Balance Beam. She placed 2nd in the All-Around ... Full Story

Puppies as Presents

Puppies as Presents

    Crystal Connor, DVM Emergency Veterinarian As the holidays are fast approaching, there are many who will consider adopting or purchasing a puppy as a present. While I believe being a pet owner can result in many rewards, bringing a dog into the family is a decision that should be made with careful consideration. After all, this is not an object to be unwrapped, admired for a short time, and then tossed to the side as another gift may be. It is a living being that ... Full Story

Gun Fail

Gun Fail

Lowe's knows... I have a gun, because I just shot myself with it in their parking lot: GunFAIL XLVII by David WaldmanFollow   Just your basic, routine, 40+ GunFAIL events week. Though once again, the hunting season is responsible for about a quarter of those listed. I count 11 clear hunting accidents this past week, two more that came in as late reports from prior weeks, plus one more that isn't as clearly labeled a hunting accident, but was being investigated by the Indiana Department ... Full Story

December Star Night at the LTO

December Star Night at the LTO

Friday December 20, 2013 from 7 – 11 p.m. 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). 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 nature of the star has been lost in history, confused by the passage of time. For millennia, believers, scoffers and the ... Full Story

LTO Star Night – November 2013

LTO Star Night – November 2013

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, November 15, 2013 7:30 – 11:00 PM. 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for the evening will be Steve Kendrick, senior project engineer at Ball Aerospace. The title of his talk is “No Longer Lost in the Glare: Detecting Hidden Planets.” NASA is leading one of the most exciting searches in astronomy—the search ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory,

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory,

Friday, October 18, 2013 7:30 – 11:00 PM. 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website, www.starkids.org). The speakers for this evening will be Cathy and Tim Haven, owners of S&S Optika in Littleton, Colo. The title of  their talk will be “How to select and buy the right telescope for you or your kids” S&S Optika, located at 6579 S. Broadway in Littleton, is the best telescope shop in a five hundred mile ... Full Story

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

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