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Archive for December 24, 2009

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule

Larimer County Commissioners' Schedule, Dec. 28, 2009 – Jan. 1, 2010 Monday, Dec. 28, 2009 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Land Use Items with Planning Department Staff, Hearing Room, 1st Floor Pledge of Allegiance Public comment on the County Land Use Code Public comment on the Larimer County budget Consent item: *Will not be discussed unless requested by Commissioners or members of the audience. *1. CDOT bridge project flood plain special review: Request: To approve the ... Full Story

Heenes Sentenced

On Nov. 13, 2009, Richard Heene pled guilty to attempting to influence a public servant, a class 4 felony, resulting from the Oct. 15, 2009, incident in which he and his wife reported their son had floated away from their Fort Collins home in a UFO-shaped helium balloon. The penalty range for a class 4 felony is 2-6 years in the Department of Corrections and a fine of $2,000 to $500,000. Mayumi Heene pled guilty to false reporting to authorities, a class 3 misdemeanor. The penalty range for ... Full Story

EathSky Dec. 24, 2009 – Southern Cross visible

EathSky Dec. 24, 2009 – Southern Cross visible in Hawaii before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Here’s a gift. A reader asked us, When can I see the Southern Cross in Hawaii? At this time of year, Hawaiians can see the Southern Cross, which is also known as the constellation Crux, in the wee hours before dawn. The Southern Cross stands pretty much upright, but quite low in the southern sky. Notice the two nearby stars, Rigel Kentaurus and Hadar. Rigel Kentaurus is more commonly known as the alpha star in the constellation ... Full Story

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