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Archive for March, 2010

Hickenlooper visits Berthoud

Hickenlooper visits Berthoud

The EnergyLogic staff poses with Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper at the company office in downtown Berthoud Denver mayor and Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper, was in Berthoud on Friday morning. Hickenlooper and his campaign staff came to  visit EnergyLogic, a thriving Berthoud business. Hickenlooper, who says, “I view myself as an entrepreneur on loan to public service,” plans to visit as many towns and as many businesses as possible. In a private, interview ... Full Story

DOW captures bull at large

Press Release: Larimer County Sheriff's Department At approximately 8:30 a. m. on Friday, March 26, Larimer County Sheriff's Office received a call about a bull running loose in the County. Sheriff's deputies responded along with Larimer County Animal Control and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. Members of the LCSO Posse also responded to provide assistance. The bull had escaped from a pasture near County Road 11C and County Road 30 and wandered almost three miles to the area of Ziegler Road ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March, 26, 2010: Moon swings

Earthsky Tonight — March, 26, 2010: Moon swings close to Regulus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Can you find the star that is shining close to the big and bright waxing gibbous moon tonight? That is Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Regulus is the only first-magnitude star to sit almost exactly on the ecliptic. The ecliptic is the Earth’s orbital plane projected outward onto the sphere of stars. The ecliptic is often shown on sky charts, because the moon and planets are always found on or ... Full Story

Obituary: Alex Sabados

Obituary: Alex Sabados

Alex Sabados, 14, died March 24, 2010 at his home following a brief and courageous battle with cancer. He was born February 26, 1996 in Boulder to David and Julia (Stepniowska) Sabados. Alex attended Berthoud Elementary school and was currently in the 8th grade at Turner Middle School in Berthoud. Alex was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Longmont, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 6 in Berthoud, and RMR BMX Team in Berthoud. A wonderful, fun loving and happy boy, his family ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 25, 2010: Moon and Mars

Earthsky Tonight — March 25, 2010: Moon and Mars guide to Beehive star cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you observed the moon last night, you know that the planet Mars appeared to the upper left of the moon. This evening, you will find Mars as a bright orangish “star” to the upper right of the moon. You will need a medium sized telescope and good seeing conditions to see much on Mars, but a small telescope or even a good pair of binoculars will show you many features on the moon. The large dark spots are lava plains or ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — March 24, Moon close to Mars

Earthsky Tonight — March 24, Moon close to Mars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you have been tracking the moon over the past few evenings, you know that it has been passing through some of the major players in the late winter, early spring skies. It skimmed the Pleiades star cluster on Saturday, then it plodded through Taurus the Bull, across Gemini the Twins and after midnight tonight it slips into Cancer the Crab. However, unlike Taurus and Gemini, Cancer is a very faint constellation, often not ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — Earthsky Tonight

Earthsky Tonight — Earthsky Tonight

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Gemini, and is flanked by two beautiful stars. To the north of the moon is Capella, the beacon star in the constellation Auriga the Charioteer. To the moon’s south you will find Procyon, the brightest light in the constellation Canis Minor the Little Dog. When you look at the moon at the same time each day, the moon appears to be farther east of where it ... Full Story

Obituary:Georgia Elberta Benson

Obituary:Georgia Elberta Benson

  Born in Berthoud, Colorado on Dec. 28, 1916 Departed on Feb. 27, 2010 and resided in Arvada, CO. Georgia Elberta Windnagel Benson Georgia Benson, 93, died peacefully at Arvada Care Center on Saturday, February 27, 2010, surrounded by her family. Georgia was born in 1916 near Berthoud, CO to Charles and Ida Windnagel. She grew up in the Longmont-Berthoud area and graduated from Berthoud High School. She and Carl E Benson were married on August 15, 1937 and together they raised ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — Moon between Capella and

Earthsky Tonight — Moon between Capella and Betelgeuse

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The rather wide waxing crescent moon will be shining in between two brilliant stars tonight. Capella, the brightest star in the constellation Auriga, will be beaming north of the moon, while Betelgeuse, the star marking the right shoulder in the constellation Orion, will be shining south of the moon. The moon swings full circle in front of the starry heavens in a little over 27 days. Twenty-seven days from now – on the night ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight —Saturn closest, brightest,

Earthsky Tonight —Saturn closest, brightest, opposite the sun

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planet Saturn is at opposition today. That means Saturn is opposite the sun in Earth’s sky. At opposition, Saturn rises in the east at sunset and sets in the west at sunrise. This is when Saturn comes closest to Earth for all of 2010. As a result, it is when Saturn shines most brilliantly in our sky. If you had a bird’s-eye view of the solar system today, you would see our planet Earth passing in between the sun and ... Full Story

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