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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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

Berthoud business succeeding in the midst of economic

Berthoud business succeeding in the midst of economic downturn

By Judy Lehn In September of last year, in the middle of the recession, two strong women along with their families took on the ownership of a restaurant that had fallen victim to the downturn in Berthoud’s economy. Sharon Dowling, Shari and Bob Nixon, and Ed and Shelly Munholland, (Shari and Ed are Sharon’s son and daughter) are running J.B. Clymer’s Restaurant on Mountain Avenue and are pleased to be able to say that they see a sunny future in store. After ... Full Story

Larimer County Republicans to choose Rennel’s

Nearly a dozen Larimer County residents have indicated a desire to fill the vacant position on the Larimer County Board of Commissioners. All are Republicans and Kathay Rennels’ successor will be chosen by the Larimer County Republican Central Committee. The committee has 320 members and the winning candidate must receive a simple majority of the votes. Several of the hopefuls attended a forum at the Leeper Center in Wellington on Tuesday evening, giving them an opportunity to answer ... Full Story

Reception honoring Kathay Rennels

Reception honoring Kathay Rennels

Friends, family, county employees and county commissioners past and present attended a reception to honor departing Larimer Count Commissioner Kathay Rennels. The reception in the Carter Lake room had a steady stream of well wishers from 2 until 4 p.m. Soft background music was provided by the string trio of Royce, John and Ben Kershner. John is a county employee. Rennels is leaving her post to become Director of Economic Development at Colorado State University, an office that ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 07 2010 Two stars flag

Earthsky Tonight – Jan 07 2010 Two stars flag sun’s path through Milky Way

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight's chart shows the east-southeastern sky not long after the sky gets dark, as viewed from mid-northern latitudes. The brightest star of nighttime – Sirius – shows up close to the horizon in early evening, rising upward as evening deepens into night. Sirius is found by drawing a line through the three stars of Orion’s Belt. When an overwhelmingly bright star like Sirius hovers near the horizon, it ... Full Story

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