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Archive for April 19, 2010

Earthsky Tonight —April 20, Vega marks radiant point

Earthsky Tonight —April 20, Vega marks radiant point of April’s Lyrid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science The 2010 Lyrid meteor shower is now picking up steam. This shower is expected to produce the most meteors in the dark hours before dawn on Thursday, April 22. The evening before, on April 21, Mars will be near the moon. The approximate direction of the radiant point for the Lyrid meteors is toward Vega, the heaven’s 5th brightest star and the brightest light in the constellation Lyra. The radiant point for the meteors sits just ... Full Story

Politicians are pressing the limit

By Gary Wamsley The Recorder Online The political season is upon us and I am inundated with press releases. For a time I was just deleting them. I may be cynical, but is seemed to me that many, if not most, are posturing for the upcoming elections. Incumbents are using the power of their position to get on committees and introduce bills that make themselves look like hometown heroes. Challengers, or would be challengers, tell us how brave and honest they are. I have to be fair and evenhanded, ... Full Story

Colorado Mining Association condemns House Bill 1365

Colorado Mining Association condemns House Bill 1365

Press releases from the Colorado Mining Association on the passage of House Bill 1365

Bennet in Push for More Resources, Support for

Bennet in Push for More Resources, Support for Colorado Families Facing Foreclosure

Bennet Leads Senate Colleagues in Push for More Resources, Support for Colorado Families Facing Foreclosure Requests Boost in Funding for Housing Counselors Program to Keep Up with Need Currently, Only Two Full-time HUD-Certified Housing Counselors Serving Hard-Hit Western Slope Region Washington, DC—In his continued effort to help struggling families stay in their homes, U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, is leading an effort to ensure there are more qualified housing counselors for homeowners ... Full Story

Road Work Causes Delays on the Pawnee National

Greeley, Colo. (April 19, 2010) – Portions of the popular Pawnee National Grassland (PNG) Self-Guided Birding Tour are being upgraded this spring thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. On March 23, construction work on 14.1 miles of the route began. This project is to create a better, safer experience for those touring the PNG. This portion of the route will be widened, provide improved drainage and have a better road surface. The contractor, from Colorado, has until ... Full Story

Markey To Host Tele-town Hall To Discuss Health Care

On Tuesday, Congresswoman Betsy Markey will host a Telephone Town Hall meeting for residents of the 4th congressional district. The Telephone Town Hall will allow people an opportunity to share their thoughts and questions regarding the recently passed Health Care Reform bill. Dr. Mark Laitos of the Colorado Medical Society will be joining the Congresswoman on the call. WHAT: Rep. Markey, Colorado doctor to hold Telephone Town Hall to discuss the Health Care Reform bill WHEN: Tuesday, April ... Full Story

Historic Clean Air-Clean Jobs act signed by Governor

Historic Clean Air-Clean Jobs act signed by Governor

Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act will reduce air pollution and cut harmful health impacts The following press statement is from Pam Kiely, program director for Environment Colorado. Denver, CO – Today, House Bill 1365 was signed by Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. The “Clean Air-Clean Jobs Act”, was sponsored by Rep. Solano (D- Brighton) and Rep. Roberts (R- Durango), Sen. Penry (R-Grand Junction), and Sen. Whitehead (D-Hesperus). The bill is seen nationally as a model for how individual states can ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners Schedule April 19 to 23

LARIMER COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' SCHEDULE April 19 to 23, 2010 Monday, April 19, 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 Parks & Open Lands Budget Briefing with Gary Buffington, Director of Natural Resources 3:00 p. m. - 6:00 p. m. Land Use Items with Planning Department Staff, Hearing Room, 1st Floor PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE COUNTY LAND USE CODE PUBLIC COMMENT ON THE ... Full Story

County Commissioner agenda, April 20

Administrative Matters April 20, 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 12. 9:05-9:08 a.m. Review of the Schedule for the Week of April 26. 9:08-9:11 a.m. Consent Agenda - is intended to allow the Board of ... Full Story

County Clerk and Recorder staff hosts fund raiser

Larimer County Clerk & Recorder Spirit Committee Hosts Fund Raiser to Benefit Realities for Children and Neighbor to Neighbor All during the month of April, the Larimer County Clerk & Recorder's office Spirit Committee, on behalf of all Clerk & Recorder Staff, has been hosting fundraising efforts to benefit Realities for Children and Neighbor to Neighbor. Along with donation cans on all Clerk & Recorder public counters throughout the month so the public can share their "loose ... Full Story

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