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Archive for April 2, 2009

Earth & Sky: Find Faint Cancer the Crab

By Larry Sessions, Kelley Knight, Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, April 3, 2009 You’ve heard of the constellation Cancer, but there’s a good chance you’ve never seen it. As constellations go, Cancer the Crab is probably the most famous constellation that the fewest people can actually identify in the night sky. Its primary competitors in the famous-but-not-recognizable category are probably Aries the Ram or Aquarius the Water Bearer. (more…)

Fire Hydrant 5 Benefits Larimer Humane Society

The 19th annual Fire Hydrant Five 5K Race, 3K Walk and Pet Fair will be on Saturday May 9 at Edora Park, next to EPIC Ice Center, in Fort Collins. Proceeds from the event will benefit animals at the Larimer Humane Society. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., 5K Race is at 8:30 a.m., 3K Pledge Walk is at 8:40 a.m. and the Pet Fair is from 8:30 a.m. until noon. Registration fees for either the 5K or 3K are $25 each for adults and $20 for youth 17 and under.   Dogs are welcome at the event! ... Full Story

Audubon Club Meeting to Feature Wildlife Slide Show

The Foothills Audubon Club will meet Monday, April 6 at 7 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Ave. The program will have a wildlife slide show of local Rocky Mountains wildlife titled: “Rocky Mountain Wildlife — Spring Through Winter, The RMNP Elk Management Plan” The program follows birds and mammals of Rocky Mountain National Park, from spring's awakening through the breeding season, into fall and winter. The Elk and Vegetation Management Plan of the Park is also ... Full Story

Fire Beat: April 2, 2009

Monday, March 23 BFPD assisted with a medical call on S. CR 17 for a sick person. The patient was transported. Tuesday, March 24 BFPD responded to a call for carbon monoxide on Fourth St. Upon arrival the carbon monoxide levels were found to be elevated due to a malfunction in the fireplace. The residents were advised to evacuate until the problem was corrected. BFPD responded to a residential fire alarm on S. County Road 21. After investigating, there was nothing found. The fire alarm was ... Full Story

Police Beat: April 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 24 An inoperative gas powered go-cart was stolen from an alley garage in the 100 block of Welch Ave. A pedestrian walking along Bunyan Ave. called 911 when he was followed by a dog resembling a pit bull. The caller reported the dog was not mean, and when the animal’s owner showed up the walker cancelled the call. A girl called in from Fickle Park to report that in a group of six juvenile males in the park, one of the boys “flashed” them and one offered marijuana. The boys ... Full Story

Larimer Parks Advisory to Discuss Options

By Recorder Staff The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on Tuesday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m., in the Boyd Lake Room at the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building, located at 200 West Oak Street in Fort Collins.  The meeting is open to the public. Agenda topics for the meeting will include: Discussion of planning budgets for campgrounds currently managed by the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District in Estes Park Big Thompson River parcels — Hayden Subdivision The ... Full Story

Recovery and Reinvestment Act Workshop

Congress has passed the largest government assistance package in history. More than $870 billion will be disbursed, largely through a variety of federal agencies, to support job creation projects around the country. Whether you supported the notion of a federal stimulus package or not, projects will be funded. It is apparent that as this scenario plays out, there will be communities that will be winners, and others that will be losers. It is also apparent that it will be those communities ... Full Story

Obituary: Martin F. Spiess

Obituary: Martin F. Spiess

Martin F. Spiess of Berthoud, 89, formerly of Loveland, passed away on March 23, 2009. He was born Oct. 15, 1919, in Pleasant Valley, Kan. to Charles G. and Agnes (Miller) Spiess. He worked at Woodward Governor in Fort Collins, where he met Fern Agnes Fangmeier. They were married Feb. 1, 1964 in Fort Collins. He owned and operated Fawn Hallow General Store in the Big Thompson Canyon. Then they moved to Campion and he worked at the Sugar Beet factory in Loveland. In 1974, they moved to ... Full Story

State News: STD Awareness Month Promotes Disease

It's a test that could save lives — and no studying is required. April is STD Awareness Month and local physicians across the state are encouraging young Coloradans to get tested for sexually transmitted diseases. (more…)

Back to Nature Foods Recalls Trail Mix Containing

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that Back to Nature Foods Company is voluntarily recalling its Nantucket Blend trail mix containing pistachio nuts as they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The recall is being issued as a precaution as there have not been any reported cases of illness associated with these products. This recall is not connected with the recent outbreak associated with peanuts or peanut butter.  The products were distributed to ... Full Story

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