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Monthly Archives: April 2019

ST[EMpower] April 2019

Attention teachers: Check out CSU Extension’s research-based ST[EMPower] April issue on Greenhouse Gases. Information and activities for your students!

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Annual Day at the Capitol

The best day of the year! On Monday FLTI of Arapahoe County joined FLTI sites from across the state for our annual Day at the Capitol. Family leaders observed House and Senate proceedings, attended committee hearings, engaged with participants from other sites and met their legislators. We are grateful to have heard from The Colorado Attorney […]

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Horticulture Therapy Programs in Arapahoe County

Article By Lucinda Greene, Pat Giarritano, and Debbie Moody Sixteen Colorado Master Gardener (CMG) and Apprentice Master Gardener (ApMG) volunteers participate in Horticulture Therapy programs in Arapahoe County. There are two active programs, one at Craig Rehabilitation Hospital in Englewood, and one at the Colorado Center for the Blind in Littleton. In 2018, 448 volunteer hours […]

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Spring Checklist for your Lawn and Garden

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Catch the Seed Starting Bug!

Few springtime garden activities are as satisfying as starting seeds. Start seeds for fun, to save money, to grow varieties that can’t be found at local garden centers or to sell or give away. Friends and neighbors will likely delight in a gift of plants for their gardens. Supplies are abundant in the spring in […]

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Youth Leaders Advocate Raising the Age for Tobacco Purchases to 21

Since their participation in FLTI, Lilly and Gerry (Eagle County) have worked tirelessly to change local and state legislation surrounding the minimum age to purchase items containing nicotine. On February 1st, they both testified at the State House regarding their support for Rep. Kerry Tipper’s (District 28) HB 19-1033. Read the full article, published by […]

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here still aims to maintain a “business as usual” approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.