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Earthsky Tonight – Jan 08 2010 Orion the Hunter

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 08 2010 Orion the Hunter is easy to spot

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The constellation Orion the Hunter is probably the easiest to pick out of all the constellations in the winter sky. It’s identifiable by Orion’s Belt, three medium-bright stars in a short, straight row at the mid-section of the Hunter. See these stars? They are easy to spot on the sky’s dome. You’ll find Orion shining high in the south on January evenings. If you pick out any noticeable pattern in that part of the ... Full Story

Pinnacol Foundation scholarship application deadline

 DENVER, Jan. 6, 2010 – Applications are being accepted now through March 31, 2010, for the Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, which serves children of injured workers seriously disabled or killed in work-related accidents.  “A workplace accident can have a devastating impact on a family,” said Elizabeth Starkey, Pinnacol Foundation executive director. “Oftentimes a child will forego plans for college in order to help care for the disabled parent or to support the household. Our ... Full Story

“Enough Excuses” Flu Vaccination Campaign

DENVER - With the long wait for 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine behind us, the state health department has launched an “Enough Excuses” media campaign urging everyone to get an H1N1 flu vaccination.  The awareness campaign is being launched just ahead of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) National Influenza Vaccination Week, which begins Sunday, Jan. 10 and runs through Saturday, Jan. 16. The week is designed to raise awareness about flu prevention during ... Full Story

National Western Stock Show parade Jan. 12

DENVER –Rockies player and long-time Denver sports icon Todd Helton will be serving as Grand Marshal of the 2010 Downtown Denver Stock Show Parade on Jan. 12 at high noon.  A herd of Longhorn cattle will lead the parade through the skyscrapers of downtown Denver. Followed by floats, marching bands, horses and performances by cowboys and cowgirls, this kick-off event is an annual tradition that replicates Colorado’s historic cowboy days. The parade starts at Union Station and goes 15 ... Full Story

Application window for college financial aid opened

Denver, CO – Jan. 1 was the opening window for students to begin to apply for college financial assistance using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA can be submitted through June but CollegeInvest http://www.collegeinvest.org/, Colorado’s not-for-profit higher education financing resource, encourages parents and students to submit their forms as early as possible because most financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students need to check ... Full Story

9Health Fair set for April in Berthoud

2010 marks the 28th year that the 9Health Fair has been hosted in Berthoud. The Berthoud Lions Club sponsors the yearly event with the help of many community volunteers to offer many free and low-cost medical screenings that many Berthoud residents would not otherwise receive. The Berthoud 9Health Fair site typically serves between 400 and 700 people within a 6-hour timeframe. In order to accomplish this, they require the help of 60-75 volunteers. Doctors, nurses, phlebotomists greeters and ... Full Story

H1N1 vaccination clinic on Jan. 10

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment announces that there are still appointments available for its final H1N1 (“Swine Flu”) vaccination clinic on Sunday, Jan. 10.  The clinic will run from 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Fossil Ridge High School, 5400 Ziegler Road, Fort Collins. Vaccinations through this clinic are free.           Registration is required and can be done on-line through www.larimerflu.org.  Telephone registration in English or Spanish is also ... Full Story

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