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Archive for April 6, 2010

Earthsky Tonight—April 7, 2010: Kochab and Pherkad

Earthsky Tonight—April 7, 2010: Kochab and Pherkad in the Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you draw an imaginary line between the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper – and extend that line northward on the sky’s dome – you’ll come to Polaris, the North Star. Polaris marks the end of the handle of the Little Dipper, which is fainter and looks less like a dipper than the Big Dipper. Polaris is special because Earth’s northern axis nearly points to it. Polaris is less than a degree away ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert John Schleiger

Obituary: Robert John Schleiger

Robert John Schleiger, 75, of Loveland died April 3, 2010, at home with his family at his bedside. He fought a courageous battle against cancer. Bob was born to John and Christina Schleiger on June 13, 1934 east of Berthoud, CO. He attended Whipple School east of Berthoud through seventh grade and then graduated from Berthoud High School in 1952. He lived on the farm while growing up and enjoyed working with the land and the animals. He met his wife Arlis Falls during his senior ... Full Story

McCreary announces for HD51

HOUSE DISTRICT 51 CANDIDATE ANNOUNCEMENT Come Shake Hands with the Best Candidate for Loveland LOVELAND, CO, April 6, 2010 – Bill McCreary will formally announce his Democratic candidacy for the Colorado House District 51 race, Friday, April 9, 2010, The Pulliam Community Building, 545 N. Cleveland Ave., Loveland, CO, 80537, 5 p. m. to 7 p. m. Jerry Westbrook, a former School Board President, will formally introduce McCreary on the steps in the front of the building after which McCreary ... Full Story

CSU Researchers, Cities and Farmers Work Together to

CSU Researchers, Cities and Farmers Work Together to Solve Water Challenges

FORT COLLINS - In 2007, Parker Water and Sanitation District, a Front Range water supplier, and Colorado State University joined forces to develop a new approach to meeting Colorado’s water challenges. Growing municipal and industrial water demand has led to the “drying-up” of irrigated farms in Colorado. Farms - and their water rights - are being purchased by municipalities and water rights are transferred from agricultural to municipal purposes. More “buy-and-dry” of irrigated ... Full Story

Colorado Herbs Add Flavor to Springtime Recipes

Colorado Herbs Add Flavor to Springtime Recipes

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado greenhouse herbs are featured in our Lemon Herb Parsley Pesto recipe. Available Now... Greenhouse Herbs Colorado produces a variety of greenhouse herbs including basil, dill, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary and thyme. Fresh herbs add flavor to a variety of recipes. In addition ... Full Story

Colorado Income Tax Owed is Due April 15

Colorado Income Tax Owed is Due April 15

Colorado Extension applies to filing the information, not to payment Denver, CO -- If you can’t file your 2009 Colorado individual income tax return by Thursday, April 15, 2010, you may take advantage of the state’s automatic six-month extension of time to file. There is no form, paper or electronic, to fill out to notify the Department of Revenue that you are taking the extension. The extension applies to filing Colorado income tax information, either on paper or electronically, not ... Full Story

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection, ” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. “ Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd. ” As of March 31, 2010, ... Full Story

Larimer County Open Space events for April

Larimer County Open Space events for April

Walks, Talks & Opportunities in Larimer County's Parks and Open Space

Thompson School District’s Mary Jablonski receives

Thompson School District’s Mary Jablonski receives award

The Rocky Mountain Governmental Purchasing Association annually recognizes a Buyer of the Year for their contributions to the procurement profession, to the entity they serve, to professional development, to RMGPA and to the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing. The RMGPA serves Colorado, western Nebraska, eastern Utah and Wyoming. The 2009 RMGPA Buyer of the Year is Thompson School District buyer Mary Jablonski, CPPB. Jablonski was recognized for her ... Full Story

Book Review: Road of 10,000 Pains

Book Review: Road of 10,000 Pains

After Four Decades, Veterans of Overshadowed Vietnam Campaign Finally Tell Their Stories For most Americans, April 1967 represents a slice in time no more or less significant than any other. For those who set foot in the Que Son Valley 43 years ago, however, it represents a painful reminder of a battle won and friends and innocence lost. To look at the lush expanse of Vietnam’s Que Son Valley today, it is hard to imagine a time when some semblance of peaceful prosperity didn’t envelop ... Full Story

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