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Archive for March, 2010

Thompson School District names Rastatter to Special

Thompson School District names Rastatter to Special Education

Dennis Rastatter, Thompson School District director of Student Support Services, has been selected to become the new director of Special Education for the District. He will replace Karen Pielin, who is retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year. Rastatter has served as the director of Student Support Services for the district since 2005 and was the assistant director of Special Education from 2003 to 2005. He began his career as a special education teacher in Pennsylvania and ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April1, 2010 Follow the arc to

Earthsky Tonight — April1, 2010 Follow the arc to Arcturus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Now is the perfect time to look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to skywatchers. Scouts learn it. Grandparents teach it to kids. It was one of the first sky tools I learned to use in astronomy. The phrase is: follow the arc to Arcturus. First locate the Big Dipper asterism in the northeastern sky in mid-evening, maybe around 9 p.m. Can’t find the Big Dipper? Look ahead to our chart ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2010

Monday, March 1 Police responded to an early morning verbal disturbance in the 200 block of Second Street. The situation was handled by the officer. A report of fraud came in from the 200 block of Victoria Street. The woman had received an email trying to lure her into being a “WalMart Secret Shopper.” This is a well-known fraud and is even profiled on the WalMart website. Since the savvy resident did not fall for the scam, there was no criminal violation. Police responded to a ... Full Story

Serious accident at Highway 287 intersection

Serious accident at Highway 287 intersection

Demolished Subaru at the northeast corner of the intersection of US Highway 287 and Mountain Avenue. Berthoud emergency personnel responded to a report of a four-car motor vehicle accident on US Highway 287 at State Highway 56 on Wednesday afternoon. The accident happened a few minutes before 4 p.m. and scattered car parts and broken glass over a wide area of the usually busy intersection. Keith Burgess had a ringside seat for the accident. Burgess was sitting at the signal ... Full Story

Mudbugs Take 3-0 Series Lead With 3-1 Win

Mudbugs Take 3-0 Series Lead With 3-1 Win

BOSSIER CITY, La. - The Colorado Eagles fell into a 3-0 series hole in the Northern Conference Semifinals as the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs took Game 3 with a 3-1 win. Ken Carroll stopped every Eagles shot until the final minute on the way to a 24-of-25 save performance. The Mudbugs scored three goals on just 20 shots as they were out-shot for the second game in a row. The two teams played an even opening period, with Bossier-Shreveport netting a late power-play goal to take a 1-0 lead into ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight – March 31, 2010 Mercury and

Earthsky Tonight – March 31, 2010 Mercury and Venus in same binocular field after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you have never seen the planet Mercury before, now is time to do so. Find the planet Venus in the western twilight after sunset, and you are pretty much assured of spotting Mercury. Venus is easy to find, because it is the third brightest celestial object to bedeck the heavens after the sun and the moon. Mercury, although considerably fainter than dazzling Venus, is still as bright as a first-magnitude star. ... Full Story

Retro Bistro closed

Comments on the Berthoud Town Forum indicate that the Retro Bistro has closed its doors. We will provide more information when available. It does appear that the business has been discontinued. The restaurant has not been open and a former employee who has entered the building noted that the cooler and upright freezer have been removed. Police were notified of a verbal disturbance at the business but found no one there when they arrived. However, witnesses said that the two former partners ... Full Story

Saturday mail delivery may end next year

PRC to Consider if Ending Saturday Mail Delivery is OK Public Comment Invited Washington, DC – The Postal Regulatory Commission today established Docket N2010-1 to thoroughly review whether the U. S. Postal Service plan to eliminate Saturday delivery should be implemented. The Postal Service is required to ask the Commission for an Advisory Opinion on any change in nationwide service it proposes. This is one of the most significant changes the Postal Service has ever presented to the ... Full Story

RMFU joins calls to strengthen protections against mad

RMFU joins calls to strengthen protections against mad cow disease

Press Release Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) signed on to a letter from R-CALF USA to the USDA requesting that the agency respond to the latest appearance of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or "mad cow disease") in Canadian livestock. RMFU, which represents family farmers and ranchers in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming, joined Farmers Unions nationwide in co-signing the letter. Earlier in the month, it was disclosed that the latest Canadian cow afflicted with the illness met ... Full Story

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