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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘Larimer County’

Reservoir Road Fire, Sunday evening update

Reservoir Road Fire, Sunday evening update

The wild land fire between Flatiron Reservoir and Pinewood Reservoir west of Loveland has officially been named the Reservoir Road Fire. Initial response was by Loveland Fire Department with assist from Big Thompson Volunteer Fire, Loveland Rural, Berthoud Fire, Union Colony, Windsor Severance, Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County Sheriff, US Forest Service, Lyons Fire, Hygiene Fire, Estes Park Fire, Wellington Fire, Glen Haven and Pinewood Springs. Approximately 100 firefighters are on the ... Full Story

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Dear Citizens of Larimer County: The office of sheriff requires minimum standards to perform the duties successfully, just as any other organizational leader should have. Education, professional experience, personal experience, and the respect of peers are some of those minimum standards. The leader of a sheriff’s office in this century should have years of law enforcement experience, management experience, leadership experience, educational experience, and the respect of peers ... Full Story

Ugh: What to do about Grasshoppers

Ugh: What to do about Grasshoppers

By: Beth Thiret Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Look, for a moment, at life from the grasshopper’s point of view. He sees your garden as a complimentary all-you-can-eat buffet that’s open every day of the season. What you see as a lovely crop of beans near harvest for evening supper, the grasshopper sees as a quick snack before moving on to your corn, onions and carrots. When those are finished, he may decide that the perfumed flavor of a ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners Schedule

September 6 to 10, 2010 Monday, September 6, 2010 County Offices will be closed in observance of the Labor Day Holiday Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:00am - 12:00pm Public Comment and Administrative Matters with Frank Lancaster, County Manager, and Consent Agenda Approval/Document Execution by Board of County Commissioners (BCC) (Administrative Matters Agenda and Consent Agenda available in BCC Office ñ 2nd Floor) If there is no Public Comment, Administrative Matters will ... Full Story

West Nile virus still active in Larimer County

West Nile virus still active in Larimer County

News Release West Nile virus still circulating in Larimer County: protect yourself against mosquito bites Though it may seem like autumn has arrived along with cool nights, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reminds you that West Nile season is still very much with us. Since July 1, a total of eight cases of West Nile virus infection have been confirmed in Larimer County. Out of those eight, six had West Nile fever, and one was discovered to have West Nile ... Full Story

Larimer County “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County  “Nature Notes Club”

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the formation of the Nature Notes Club for the County’s Open Spaces, a guided, nature-journaling experience.  Participants will be led through the process of creating their own nature journals in the style of John Muir or Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout the county’s Open-Spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of ... Full Story

Master Gardeners: garden green plus saving seeds

Master Gardeners: garden green plus saving seeds

  Green Gardening: Alternatives to Commercial Insecticides and Herbicides By: Kathi Taylor Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Organic or “green” gardening is the goal of many gardeners. However, with the abundance of moisture this spring and summer, weeds are popping up everywhere and potentially harmful insects are prolific—what’s a gardener to do? Before reaching for a familiar bottle, consider greener alternatives. Planting ... Full Story

Scales Installation Project to Begin at Landfill

Scales Installation Project to Begin at Landfill

Larimer County, Colorado—Beginning January 1, 2011, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations require us to report the weight of trash being dumped at the Larimer County Landfill. Incoming vehicles will be required to weigh in as they enter and weigh out as they exit. This requires us to install scales, and will bring us into compliance with EPA regulations. The installation of scales at the Larimer County Landfill will begin Monday, August 30, 2010, and is estimated to take two ... Full Story

Larimer Humane Society takes 20 rescue cats

Larimer Humane Society takes 20 rescue cats

  Larimer Humane Society Rescues 20 Cats From Wyoming Hoarding Case Fort Collins, Colorado (August 29, 2010) – On Sunday, August 29, 2010, Larimer Humane Society will receive 20 new cats from the Humane Society of the United States as part of an overall effort to save the lives of over 150 cats that were rescued from deplorable living conditions at a Powell, Wyoming residence on August 26. The sheriff’s department in Park County, Wyoming, called upon the Humane Society of the ... Full Story

Master Gardeners, Butterflies and more

Master Gardeners, Butterflies and more

Make Your Garden a Butterfly Oasis By: Anne Wuerslin Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Now is the perfect time of year for butterfly activity; these active and graceful pollinators seek the sweetness of late summer nectar-producing plants. Look around at purple butterfly bushes, yellow black-eyed Susan, coneflowers, asters and daisies and delight in the movement and lightness of these beautiful insects. If your garden lacks these ... Full Story

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