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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 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

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule

Larimer County Commissioners' Schedule May 3 to 7, 2010 Monday, May 3, 2010 7:00 a. m. - 8:00 a. m. Republican Breakfast Club, Best Western, Hwy 34 & I-25, Loveland 10:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m. Work session Regarding Citizen Survey Results 1:30 p. m. - 2:30 p. m. Planning Work session with Linda Hoffmann, Planning Director, Regarding Transition Program for Horse Regulations 3:00 p. m. - 6:00 p. m. Land Use Items with Planning Department Staff, Hearing Room, 1st Floor Pledge Of ... 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 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

Berthoud BOT, April 27 report

Citizen’s minutes for April 27, 2010 by Dorian Ryan-Tacy From Berthoud Town Forum Citizen Reports; Dorian Ryan-Tacy spoke about Art in the Garden to be held June 26. She outlined the event and the sponsorship opportunities and the website She said that Citizens First was happy to be working with both Berthoud arts organizations BAHA and Wildfire. The only Trustee to ask a question or offer a comment was Trustee Bauer who asked where the money was going. ... 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

Larimer County Commissioners, Administrative Matters,

Administrative Matters May 4, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Begin at 9:00 a.m. Agenda *Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes for the Week of April 26. 9:05-9:08 a.m. Review of the Schedule for the Week of May 10. 9:08-9:11 a.m. Consent Agenda - is intended to allow the Board of County ... 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 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

As Special Interests Obstruct Wall Street Reform,

U.S. Senator Michael Bennet Bennet Bill Would Set Lifetime Ban on Members of Congress from Becoming Lobbyists, Close Revolving Door Bennet’s Filibuster, Lobbyist Reform Would Get Key Issues Like Wall Street Reform Moving Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, today introduced a bill that would shut the revolving door of influence in Washington by banning Members of Congress from ever becoming lobbyists. “The need for reform in Washington is glaring when 1,500 Wall ... 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

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