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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Posts Tagged ‘Larimer County’

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Master Gardener Article: Cold Frames

Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Cold Frames Part 1: What They Are and Why Use Them Have you ever grown so many carrots, lettuce, spinach, onions or beets that you can’t eat them all by the time cold weather arrives? Don’t want to freeze, can or pickle? Or maybe you haven’t had enough of your fresh, home-grown produce …. Well, a cold frame might be an answer to consider. A cold frame is a low-tech ... Full Story

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat

Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Gardening for a Wildlife Habitat I heard him first; a high-pitched chirping sound that I didn’t recognize. When I looked up from weeding, I was stunned by the zooming creature that was enjoying the nectar from the Sunset Hyssop. He was a tiny, fast flyer, and had an iridescent green color on his back, so was probably a broad-tailed hummingbird (Selasphorus platycercus). My ... Full Story

End of season Gardening tips

End of season Gardening tips

Gardening Article By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Why Become a Seed Saver? Seed saving is as old as gardening. Long ago gardeners considered seed from their favorite plants to be treasured and worth saving from year to year. Today seeds and seedlings are relatively inexpensive and there are new plants to try every year. So why become a seed saver? Aside from the politics, capitalism and biotechnology arguments presented by ... Full Story

Master Gardeners

Master Gardeners

  Gardening Article By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Get a Jump on Next Spring’s Garden Right Now A few years ago, I discovered a great use for some of my leftover vegetable seeds. I was trying to plant lettuce for a fall crop, but waited until mid- to late August to plant the seeds. By the time the weather got cold, my lettuce plants were about 2” tall. Hmmm, I thought, they’re not going to survive the winter. Oh well. ... Full Story

Free Hepatitis A Shots

Free Hepatitis A Shots

  Health Department offers FREE Hepatitis A shots for recent customers of Tortilla Marissa’s: Online pre-registration encouraged. For more information regarding this issue see the County's and Tortilla Marissa's press releases following. The Health Department will be providing shots free-of-charge on Sunday and Monday for customers who have eaten food prepared at Tortilla Marissa’s in Fort Collins in the past 14 days: that would be since June 15 (for the Sunday clinic) or ... Full Story

Gardening with The Masters

Gardening with The Masters

  Things that go bump in the garden: Bats, snakes, and toads Gardening Article By: Kathie Hopkins Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Bats: The often maligned bat is a gardener’s best friend! The North American bat species are nocturnal mammals that devour more bugs than birds and bug zappers combined, and they do not suck blood from animals or humans. They specifically search out night-flying insects, such as moths and mosquitoes and a bat ... Full Story

Vote No on 241

Vote No on 241

Dear Editor, I am a fifth generation Larimer County native, one generation removed from the cattle business. I am concerned about Berthoud’s unneeded Growth Management Area (GMA) expansions and annexations outside of existing GMA boundaries. Berthoud’s current GMA is over 24,000 acres in size. Berthoud currently has 10,712 lots in some type of planning review (enough for a population of well over 30,000 people). The current GMA is large enough to make Berthoud similar in population ... Full Story

Debris help for Little Thompson flood victims

Berthoud Fire Protection District Receives Flood Relief Grant from Community Foundation of Northern Colorado In response to the devastating September floods that impacted the Berthoud Community along the Little Thompson River, the Berthoud Fire Protection District applied for a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado (CFNC) created three charitable funds to address intermediate and long term flood recovery needs within Larimer ... Full Story

Missing Person

Missing Person

Update: On 12/26/2013 at approximately 1820 hours, the seventy-seven year old male, Gilberto Hurtado (DOB 07/30/36), who had been reported a missing earlier today, was found by citizens in the 4500 block of W. Eisenhower Blvd in Loveland, CO.  He was found to be in good spirits and was uninjured.  He was returned to his family in Loveland. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office would like to express its gratitude to the public for the multitude of tips and calls from concerned citizens ... Full Story

Wellington Robbery Suspects Arrested

Wellington Robbery Suspects Arrested

Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested Jeffrey Alonzo Varos, DOB: 07/28/93 and Christopher Glen Agnew, DOB: 03/31/92 as suspects in the December 4 robbery of a convenience store in Wellington, Colorado. The arrest of Jeffrey Varos occurred after investigators and the Larimer County SWAT team executed a search warrant of a residence in the 3700-block of Harrison Avenue on December 12. Mr. Varos was arrested for Aggravated Robbery, a class 3 felony and Theft, a class 3 ... Full Story

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