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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 ... Full Story

Obituary: Max N Schaal

Obituary: Max N Schaal

He was born Jan 26, 1925 to Newton and Etta Schaal, on a ranch near Limon Colo. Max grew up at the site of the United States Air Force Academy and was a veteran of War II. After being discharged from the Army, he came to Berthoud, and farmed prior to operating a Machining business with Brothers Dale and Jack for fifteen years, doing business with IBM and Hewitt Packard, and later operating a 1600 acre ranch with his Brother Dale at Woodrow, Colo. He married Marjorie Schleiger in 1956 and was ... Full Story

Obituary: Eleanor “Ellie” Finley

Obituary: Eleanor “Ellie” Finley

Beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother and friend, Eleanor “Ellie” Finley née Lopez/Hughes died peacefully in Loveland Colorado at the magical age of 86. Ellie is survived by her eldest son, William H. Hughes of Loveland, daughter, Maryanne Mesple of Berthoud, sister, Mona Vasquez of Berthoud, and sister, Carmen Fairchild of California. Ellie leaves behind 14 grandchildren; James McGough, Chris McGough, Steven McGough, Michael McGough, Anne Marie Sacks, Billy Hughes, Jamie ... Full Story

The County Commissioners Column

The County Commissioners Column

April is National County Government Month By: Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter III People often are unaware of the roles county government plays in their everyday lives. Often people think cities and counties perform the same functions, and in some areas they do, however there are many functions counties provide both inside and outside city limits. As county commissioners we have heard people tell us they don’t live in the county, they live in one of our wonderful cities or ... Full Story

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

Loveland Sales Tax on Food

  Should Loveland eliminate its sales tax on food? I say no for three reasons; Elimination would cost the city $6.2 million per year. Elimination would remove the city's most stable revenue source; the only one that will be there for us in good times and bad. Its negative effects can be mitigated. First, how I rate a tax: Is it progressive or regressive, stable or volatile, painful or barely noticeable? Four examples: Income tax:   Progressive and barely noticeable, ... Full Story

Colorado Progress Now daily news 2/26/2015

Colorado Progress Now daily news 2/26/2015

DHS funding fight splinters Colorado's delegation http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_27598244/dhs-funding-fight-splinters-colorados-delegation Similar to the rest of Congress, Colorado's delegation remains deeply divided on how to avert a partial shutdown of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security because of an ongoing feud over immigration policy. And the state isn't split just along party lines. All four Democrats from Colorado are in lock step with the White House on insisting that ... Full Story

Progress Now daily news 2/25/2015

Progress Now daily news 2/25/2015

  Senator wants Reclamation to find resources to get it built http://www.chieftain.com/news/politics/3368884-120/conduit-gardner-funding-pages It’s possible more federal resources could be shifted toward the Arkansas Valley Conduit next year, but a federal official said budget constraints could mean a hard time funding construction. That was the wrong answer for U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., who wants Reclamation to step up and fund the project. Gardner questioned ... Full Story

A Larimer Christmas Story

A Larimer Christmas Story

 A Christmas Story of a Family Reunited By: Board of Larimer County Commissioners A young teen had been in Larimer County Department of Human Services (DHS) custody for several years. The youth first came into custody as a toddler when they were removed from their mother. Unsuccessful attempts were made by DHS to locate the father. Ultimately the biological mother and father’s parental rights were terminated. This youth was adopted as a young child, lived with an adoptive family for many ... Full Story

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

Betsy Markey: Most Qualified

To the Editor, I worked with Betsy Markey as a volunteer for over a year and was amazed by this knowledgeable, inspiring woman. Volunteers are difficult to motivate, but she can do that, with good results, like nobody else I know. She must be a whiz with paid employees. With a degree in finance, Markey started two private businesses, one local and one national -- both successful. She represented Senator Salazar in northern Colorado, served as Congresswoman for CD4, and then worked for ... Full Story

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

SOAP BOX EDITORIAL

Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk & Recorder 498-7852 Election Day is Fast Approaching We are approximately one month from the November 4th General Election. Ballots are due to be mailed the week of October 13th. An important part of administering elections is keeping you informed and providing you insight into how the process works. Formal “Notice of Election” pieces can be found in nearly all local papers this time of year, but I wanted to provide you with some additional ... Full Story

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