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Archive for January, 2010

Earthsky Tonight, February 1, 2010: Moon and Saturn

Earthsky Tonight, February 1, 2010: Moon and Saturn rise in late evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org You’ll have to stay up fairly late to see the moon and the planet Saturn tonight – or wake up early tomorrow. Our chart shows the eastern sky at around 10 to 11 p.m. The moon rises first. Then Saturn follows the moon above the horizon a bit later. For the precise rising time of the moon and Saturn into your sky, check the links on our almanac page. After they rise, the moon and Saturn travel westward ... Full Story

Berthoud Wrestlers have a busy week

By Denise Schump This week was a busy week for the Spartan Wrestling team with the last home duel meet of the season against Fort Morgan’s Mustangs on Thursday and a road trip to Security/ Widefield for the annual Gladiator Duels meet in Colorado Springs on Saturday. The Spartans came up on top against the Mustangs with a score of 41 to 34. Thursday was also senior night and both senior Spartan wrestlers chalked up points for the team with Marcus Lucero edging out Fort Morgan’s Derek ... Full Story

Berthoud boys win over Sterling in overtime

Sterling overcame a 7-point deficit in the first half to force the Spartans into overtime, but Berthoud prevailed in the overtime when Greg Hutchins sank a 3 pointer with less than 3 seconds remaining on the clock. This was a great win for the Spartans over a previously undefeated team that was ranked eighth in the state and second in standing in the league. It looks like the Spartans are starting to hit their stride and bodes well for the playoffs. Record 8-7-0 / League ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight, January 31, 2010: Watch for Leo the

Earthsky Tonight, January 31, 2010: Watch for Leo the Lion, harbinger of spring

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon, planets and stars – like the sun – rise in the east and set in the west. Tonight, the waning gibbous moon will rise an hour or so after nightfall. However, the constellation Leo the Lion won’t be totally above the horizon until about 2 hours after darkness falls. Like the sun, the stars swing full circle across the sky once a day. Unlike the sun, however, the stars return to the same place in the sky in ... Full Story

Commissioner Donnelly Citizen Meeting

County Commissioner Tom Donnelly held his monthly citizens' meeting at Grace Place on Wednesday, Jan 27. Special guest, Commissioner Steve Johnson, joined Donnelly for the meeting. Seven people, including Town Administrator Hart, attended the session. Donnelly said he had no prepared topics this month and opened the floor for input. First to speak was Becky Hemmann who had questions about the assessment on her office space. She asked how they could arrive at a value when there had been ... Full Story

The US Army Reserve comes to Thompson School District

The US Army Reserve comes to Thompson School District

Members of the 993rd Medical Detachment Veterinary Services came to Garfield Elementary School on Friday. The visit was the work of SPC Marissa Herbert, a member of the Army Reserve Unit and the mother of Garfield fourth grader Zalynn. Herbert said most of these kids have had no contact with people in the military and had many misconceptions. Herbert, who does a great deal of volunteer work at the school, cited the response of one of the boys when he found out she was ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – January 30, 2010 Moon in Leo,

Earthsky Tonight – January 30, 2010 Moon in Leo, Mars in Cancer

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the eastern sky for around 8 to 9 o’clock tonight. The planet Mars shines brightly above the full-looking waning gibbous moon. Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, lurks to the lower left of the moon. Although Regulus rates as a first-magnitude star, it may be hard to spot in the lunar glare tonight. Try binoculars, if you can’t see Regulus with the eye alone. The ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – January 29, 2010 Mars at

Earthsky Tonight – January 29, 2010 Mars at opposition, near closest full moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Two major astronomical events fall within 10 hours of each other tonight. First, the planet Mars – the world most like Earth in our solar system – reaches opposition at 8 p.m. London time tonight. Second, the closest full moon of the year comes tomorrow at 6 a.m. London time – that’s around midnight tonight for us in the central U.S. What’s more, the moon is close to Mars tonight. Everyone around the ... Full Story

Douglas Nichols, Ph.D., 1942-2010

Douglas Nichols, Ph.D., 1942-2010

February 19, 1942 – January 21, 2010 Doug Nichols, Ph. D., paleontologist and Berthoud resident, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2010, at the age of 67. Born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Kenneth C. and Beatrice O. Nichols. Doug lived in Long Island, N.Y. and New Jersey while growing up. Since settling in Berthoud in 2005, Doug enthusiastically embraced life here in Berthoud. He made so many friends in the short time he lived here and ... Full Story

Berthoud Town Forum

Berthoud Town Forum is open to any individual to comment on all aspects of life in Berthoud. It is strictly an on-line forum. Citizens First is a civic group and speaks as an organization with a platform that is decided by the consensus of its members. Jen Rotar and Dorian Ryan Tacy, Co-founders of Berthoud Town Forum and members of Citizens First.

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