Seasonal Change and New Discoveries

Seasonal road change

 

Changes in the Colorado forecast are arriving, especially in the Rocky Mountain National Park. When Trail Ridge Road closes for the season is a clear indicator that snowfall is not so far away. Trail Ridge closed today at Colorado River Trailhead in preparation for snowfall with the exception of the bike lanes, which will remain open until Nov. 30th.

 

The park will re-open on April 1, 2016 (no joke).

 

 

Finding the strength to let go

 

When local veterinarians informed Robert Northrop that his 10 ½-year old Labrador Retriever, Maggie, had only a few days left to live due to kidney failure, he set out on a mission to ensure that her remaining time would be as painless as possible. Northrop contacted Reiki healer, Helen Knight, who specializes in dog therapy, and found the results of her practice beneficial for not just Maggie, but for him as well. Maggie gained back some of her physical strength and a sense of herself again that helped Northrop say goodbye.

 

The science of crime fighting

 

David Norris, an emeritus professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, will host the CU Science Discovery’s upcoming Teen Science Café’s event, “CSI Botany: Using Plants to Solve Crimes.” Norris’ extensive research environmental impact and botany affects the human brain and how it can be used to solve crimes. This is an opportunity for teenagers to explore the exciting and nontraditional realms of scientific study.

 

The event is free of charge and will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the CU Museum of Natural History.

 

 

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