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Archive for March 7, 2010

Earthsky Tonight — March 8, 2010: The Summer

Earthsky Tonight — March 8, 2010: The Summer Triangle, a signpost for all seasons

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org As seen from our northern temperate latitudes, the three brilliant stars of the Summer Triangle – Vega, Deneb and Altair – are out for at least part of the night every night of the year. Presently, the Summer Triangle shines in the eastern sky at and before dawn. Like the Big Dipper, the Summer Triangle is an asterism – a pattern of stars that is not one of the officially recognized 88 constellations. To gauge the ... Full Story

Ivy Stockwell Winter Carnival

Ivy Stockwell Winter Carnival

A photo review of the fun and games at Ivy Stockwell Elementary School this Staturday. There was plenty of food, games galore and it looked as though everyone was having a good time.

Update on State High School Basketball Tournament

Girls Basketball The Northern Conference is well represented with Half the teams in the Final 4 of the girls basketball. The Broomfield five elimainated Pueblo East 57-41 while Conifer ended Pueblo South's bid 59-46. in the other bracket, Longmont, starting as the 4th seed, bested Cheyenne Mountain 64-54 while Mullen won 64-55 over Mesa Ridge. The Final 4 game at the CU events center on Wednesday will be Broomfield vs Connifer and Longmont vs Mullen. Of those in the final 4, only ... Full Story

Adults, children, pets on thin ice is cause for safety

Press Release Larimer County: With wide seasonal swings in weather and temperatures, ice on ponds, lakes, rivers and reservoirs become increasingly dangerous. The Larimer County Dive Rescue Team (LCDRT) is recommending extreme caution on or around ice this time of year. In particular, they recommend avoiding walking on bodies of water where any melting is occurring, and restraint and careful supervision of children and pets around water any time of the year. A common scenario is when a ... Full Story

ACLU presents history of Amelia’s Tax Service

To the Editor: In late 2008, Weld County authorities illegally searched Amelia’s Tax & Translation Service in Greeley, seizing confidential files of thousands of taxpayers, although these authorities had suspicions implicating only one of these taxpayers. In a word, it was a classic fishing expedition. On January of 2009, ACLU of Colorado (ACLUCO) filed a class action lawsuit in state district court, arguing that Weld County District Attorney and Sheriff violated the privacy rights ... Full Story

Participate in the Census

To the Editor: The League of Women Voters encourages everyone to have a voice in government by participating in the 2010 Census. The census form this year is the easiest and shortest form we have ever filled out, so it will take only a few minutes to answer the ten questions. All the personal information is strictly protected by Federal laws and is not shared with any other governmental agencies. The Constitution requires that a census be taken every ten years. Every person in the 50 ... Full Story

PrepColorado interview with Joel Maly

Berthoud High School Senior Joel Maly has distinguished himself in several sports. Most recently, his accomplishments in the just completed basketball season show he is one of the top players in the league. He was third in total points scored, fourth in points per game and #1 in 2-point field goals. Additionally, his 64% shooting average was tops among the top twenty scorers in the league. He was number six at free throws and on defense he was second in the league in rebounds and twelfth in ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers do Gershwin

Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers do Gershwin

“Go, Go, Gershwin,” presented by the Rocky Mountain Chamber Singers, will feature the endearing and popular music of George Gershwin - the name brings back all those lush, wonderful tunes of romance, nostalgia, and the high steppin' days of the 20's and 30's. From a double choir Renaissance piece to music by the Real Group to rousing spirituals, enjoy the beautifully executed and varied music of this exceptional a cappella choir. Directed by Ann S. Bunyan, and now in their ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 7, 2010: Predawn moon

Earthsky Tonight — March 7, 2010: Predawn moon points out Scorpion’s Stinger

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org On the morning of March 8 (Monday), the rather wide waning crescent moon helps you to locate the two stars in the tail of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. These two very noticeable stars – called Shaula and Lesath – are often shown on old star maps at the tip of the Scorpion’s Stinger. These star names mean raised tail and stinger respectively in Arabic, although there is some controversy over the origin of ... Full Story

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