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Posts Tagged ‘Larimer County’

Penstemon: A colorful choice for water wise gardening

Penstemon: A colorful choice for water wise gardening

By Erika StroteColorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer CountyIt may be hard to recall, given the amount of moisture we have seen this spring and summer, but the ongoing drought that is occurring in many areas of the western United States serves to remind us that water is a precious resource. Many gardeners are rethinking the plants they grow in order to conserve the amount of water they use in their landscape. Luckily, gardening with water conservation in mind does not ... Full Story

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

Elder Abuse

Elder Abuse

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson You’re 85 years old. You’ve had a stroke and you wake up in a nursing home, alone and confused with a lot of questions. It is likely you will spend the rest of your life in this room, although you don’t want to accept that. Where before you took care of all of your needs and affairs, you are now dependent on strangers. Incapacitated and perhaps with some degree of dementia, you are now at increased risk of abuse, fraud and ... Full Story

Commissioner Donnelly Citizen meeting

Commissioner Donnelly Citizen meeting

Larimer Commissioner Tom Donnelly's next citizen meeting in Berthoud is Wednesday, ​April 22 at the Trailhead Cafe, 250 Mountain Ave, at 8:30a.m. Commissioner Donnelly​'s guests are Chief Deputy Assessor Alexis Smith and Stephen Gillette, Director of Solid Waste at Larimer County.

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

Master Gardener Speaks

Master Gardener Speaks

    Tips on Use of Herbicides in Home Gardens By: Khursheed Mama Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Spring is an ideal time to plan for the growing season ahead. While it is natural to focus on the plant material, this is also a time of year to consider whether the garden may benefit from other forms of rejuvenation including materials to enhance the soil and minimize weeds. Soil amendments include any material that is mixed into the ... Full Story

Commissioners Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month

Commissioners Recognize Child Abuse Prevention Month in April

By: Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly The Board of County Commissioners will proclaim April, 2015 as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Larimer County. This is an opportunity to draw attention to our commitment to preventing and responding appropriately to child abuse and neglect. We have a responsibility as individuals, families, neighbors, community members and citizens of Larimer County to help create healthy, safe and nurturing experiences for children so they can grow up as ... Full Story

Master Gardening Articles 2/24/2015

Master Gardening Articles 2/24/2015

Late Winter Garden and Lawn Care By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Garden catalogs have arrived and gardeners are starting to get the itch to get started. The Front Range has had its share of warm days, but resist the urge to start digging in flower and garden beds too early, to avoid damage to the soil's structure. To assess your soil, pick up a handful, it should fall apart and not stick together like glue. But mild dates in late ... Full Story

Why Civility Matters

Why Civility Matters

By: Larimer County Commissioner Steve Johnson I’m getting to the age where I can look back on several decades of public service and talk about the “good old days.” Old lawmakers love to talk about what the legislature used to be like when they served. A favorite topic is the lack of civility in today’s government and public discourse. While the lack of civility certainly isn’t new, we ought to be concerned about it today because it hampers progress on difficult issues and has a ... 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

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