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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

April Star Night at the LTO

April Star Night at the LTO

Friday, April 19, 2013 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 is Dr. Dan Durda, from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in Boulder, CO. The title of his talk is “Getting Ready to Fly in Space”. He will talk about SwRI's suborbital research program, his role in working with both Virgin Galactic and XCOR Aerospace for ... Full Story

Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape

Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape

Gardening expert Melinda Myers provides a plan to transform your landscape It’s possible to create a beautiful landscape and be kind to the environment even with a busy schedule and while staying within budget.  “All it takes is a bit of planning and a few low maintenance strategies,” says gardening expert and author Melinda Myers. Myers recommends these five strategies to create a low maintenance eco-friendly landscape this season. Be Waterwise
Save money on the water bill, ... Full Story

New pictorial histories of Loveland and Mead

New pictorial histories of Loveland and Mead

    Images of America series hits the bull’s-eye By Claudia Young Arcadia Publishing bills the books in this series as “pictorial history” but that doesn’t begin to describe the very real historical service they provide to the communities that find themselves to be the fortunate subjects of this series. Two books published by Arcadia in the “Images of America” series recently came to our attention: “Loveland” and “Highlandlake and Mead.” What ... Full Story

March StarNight at the LTO

March StarNight at the LTO

Friday, March 15, 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 the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker will be Scott Kindt, science teacher at Berthoud High School since 1995, where he is able to use astrophotography as a way to get students interested in astronomy. Kindt has been taking astro-photos for the past two decades. As a boy, he observed the ... Full Story

Is my pet having a seizure?

Is my pet having a seizure?

                                                                   By Dr. Maggie Vandenberg Neurologist and Neurosurgeon Seizures are one of the most common neurologic disorders seen in veterinary medicine. Due to the variable presentations, they can be difficult to identify. Typically they are episodic and they cause an animal to have altered behavior prior to and after the seizure episode. In an event that an animal has a generalized (‘grand ... Full Story

CSU Little Shop of Physics Open House

CSU Little Shop of Physics Open House

  Colorado State University Little Shop of Physics Open House Returns Feb. 23 with New Dimensions FORT COLLINS - Shine a light through your hand, measure the electricity from your muscles and make ice cream in two minutes. The Little Shop of Physics 22nd Annual Open House returns to Colorado State University with more than 300 hands-on experiments and seven interactive presentations for people of all ages. The free public event will be 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in ... Full Story

February Star Night at the LTO

February Star Night at the LTO

Friday, February 15, 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 the website, www.starkids.org). The guest speaker is Dr. Pablo Bauleo. He is an astrophysicist who has devoted over a decade of his professional life to shed light into solving the mystery of ultra-high energy cosmic rays as a member of the Pierre Auger Observatory. The history of cosmic ... Full Story

Some treats may endanger your pet

Some treats may endanger your pet

    Why It’s a Bad Idea to Feed Your Pet Chicken Jerky Treats   By Alicia Graef While a number of companies are pulling their pet treats from store shelves following the discovery of illegal drug residues, the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) announced that it is soliciting veterinarians to submit any information they have on cases related to those notorious toxic chicken jerky treats from China. The problems with these treats have been going on for a ... Full Story

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

Corn Cobs Are Not For Dogs

  Tales from the Pet Clinic with Ann Hohenhaus, DVM, DACVIM A sick young dog Early last week, Steel, a healthy, well cared for young Labrador, was rushed to The AMC in the wee hours of the morning for intractable vomiting.  The poor dog looked miserable with vomit on his face and paws. The emergency doctors determined he was dehydrated and started intravenous fluids along with mediations to help control nausea. They also performed a critical test when they took an abdominal ... Full Story

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

League of Women Voters Essay Contest

    League Honors Young Voter for February Youth Voter Month LARIMER COUNTY— February is Youth Voter Month and on Feb. 1, 2013, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County launches the annual ideas contest for high school students in Thompson and Poudre school districts. Any high school age student can enter by writing a simple thought or up to 300 words about "Why I Look Forward to Voting." Thoughts are not limited to either local, state or federal issues. For the ... Full Story

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