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Archive for April, 2010

Earthsky Tonight — May 1, Follow the arc to the star

Earthsky Tonight — May 1, Follow the arc to the star Arcturus in May

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org It is now the perfect time to look outside in the evening and learn a phrase useful to sky watchers. The phrase is: ‘follow the arc to Arcturus.’ First, locate the Big Dipper asterism in the northeastern sky. Then draw an imaginary line following the curve in the Dipper’s handle until you come to a bright orange star. This star is Arcturus in the constellation Bootes, known in sky lore as the ‘bear guard.’ Arcturus is ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 30, Star hopping from

Earthsky Tonight — April 30, Star hopping from constellation Orion

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Rebecca wrote, “What is ’star hopping?’ What does that mean?” Rebecca, amateur astronomers use star hopping to go from stars and constellations they know … to ones they don’t know yet. First, look for noticeable patterns on the sky’s dome. One very easy pattern to find at this time of year is the constellation Orion the Hunter. You will find it descending in the west after sunset. Orion is easy to find because it ... Full Story

Coyote Activity Increases in the Spring

News from the Colorado Division of Wildlife The Colorado Division of Wildlife is asking people to take precautions when living or recreating in coyote country. From coyote attacks on pets to aggressive coyotes approaching people, the Division is receiving increasing calls about coyote activity. "Spring is denning season for coyotes and with new pups in the dens, coyotes will behave more aggressively," explained John Broderick, Terrestrial Program Manager for the Division of Wildlife. "When you ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—April 29, Moon and Scorpion rise as

Earthsky Tonight—April 29, Moon and Scorpion rise as Orion sets

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Like clockwork, the constellations rise and set 4 minutes earlier with each passing day. Four minutes doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up after a while. For instance, the stars rise and set one-half hour earlier with each passing week, or 2 hours earlier with each passing month. That is 6 hours difference after one 3-month season. In late April, the red supergiant star Antares rises in the southeast around 11:00 p.m. local ... Full Story

“DECIDE” Referred Measure to be Heard in

Parents, educators, citizens, clergy, community leaders to testify on Referred Measure that would ask voters to DECIDE whether to give the legislature tools to invest in education. DENVER, Colo. – Public education supporters will gather at the Capitol on Thursday, April 29 to ask the Senate Education Committee to pass Senate Concurrent Resolution 002, known as the "DECIDE" referendum for "Decide: Education Cuts or Invest in our Democracy and Economy." Last week, the House Education Committee ... Full Story

Will print news survive?

Will print news survive?

It’s the Friday night topic of The Future of News DENVER – (April 28, 2010) – Will print news survive? That be the topic of The Future of News Friday, April 30 at 7 p.m. on Channel 12.1. Host Frank Sesno and Tina Brown, founder of the internet news site The Daily Beast, and Ken Paulson, former editor of USA Today, will discuss whether the Internet is killing print news. Brown, a former editor of The New Yorker and Vanity Fair magazines, and Paulson, one of the earliest editors to put ... Full Story

In The Heights opens at the Buell Theater

In The Heights opens at the Buell Theater

DENVER – In The Heights, winner of four 2008 Tony Awards® and the 2008 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album, is coming to the Buell Theatre in Denver from April 28 to May 9. Single tickets now on sale at www.denvercenter.org or by phone. In The Heights tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of ... Full Story

Bronco’s Country Caravan

Bronco’s Country Caravan

Berthoud and Loveland Teams Compete at VEX World

Berthoud and Loveland Teams Compete at VEX World Championship in Dallas

Dallas, Texas (Action Works) April 25, 2010 – Colorado was well represented and had its best ever results at the 2010 VEX World Championships held in Dallas, Texas April 22 - 24. Three of the four teams were Berthoud and Loveland area teams, representing Berthoud High School (2 teams) and Bill Reed Middle School. The fourth team was representing Faith Christian Academy (the FUSE) from Arvada. All teams performed better than prior years and impressively all the teams placed in the top ... Full Story

Thompson School District names two new administrators

Bashor named principal of Big Thompson Elementary Kellie Bashor, who has worked in administration as technology integration coordinator for Thompson School District since 2007, has been named principal of Big Thompson Elementary School pending Board of Education approval on May 5. She replaces Kendrick White, who was recently named principal of Van Buren Elementary School. Her responsibilities will be shared between being principal at Big Thompson and continuing as the lead in project ... Full Story

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