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9Health Fair a hit

9Health Fair a hit

By Claudia Todd-Young Approximately 400 people received free and low-cost health screenings this past Saturday at the 9Health Fair at Berthoud High School. While it doesn’t take a village to provide these services, it does take volunteers from throughout northern Colorado. Over 75 volunteers made this year’s 9Health Fair a reality for those 400 people. This year was the first time the Berthoud 9Health Fair site was able to offer a chauffeured golf-cart ride to the ... Full Story

Realities for Children keeps dreams alive for abused

Realities for Children keeps dreams alive for abused children

Realities for Children held its annual “Keeping Dreams Alive” banquet on Saturday night. The banquet room at the Fort Collins Hilton was filled with supporters who participated in an emotionally charged evening as Realities honored those who are on the front line in helping abused children in Larimer County and made dreams come true for a special group of children. Realities for Children is a unique organization that seeks to help abused children in Larimer County. Administrative ... Full Story

Turner Middle School places third at state Odyssey

Turner Middle School places third at state Odyssey competition

The Turner Middle School Odyssey of the Mind team missed the Long's Peak Turnament at Berthoud High School, but managed to qualify for the state level by attending another district's competition. The team of Nicole Silvers, Charles Walkes, Olivia Conde and Olivia Eppler is coached by Barry Eppler. They chose to do he Nature Trail'r long term problem. This NASA sponsored problem requires a human powered vehicle and a camper along with a trail to traverse. The problem has several characters and ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight —April 14: Sundial noon and clock

Earthsky Tonight —April 14: Sundial noon and clock noon agree in mid April

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Every year around middle April, time by the sun and the clock both agree. For instance, when the midday sun climbs highest in the sky at this time of year, the sundial reads 12:00 noon and your local clock time says 12:00 noon. Your local clock time is the same as standard clock time, as long as you live on the meridian that governs your time zone. If you live east of the time zone line, then your local time runs ahead of ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 13: Mars and Beehive

Earthsky Tonight — April 13: Mars and Beehive cluster pair up in mid April

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org These mid-April evenings provide you with a golden opportunity to see the Beehive star cluster, the crown jewel of the constellation Cancer the Crab. The moon will be absent from the sky for the next several evenings, featuring dark nights for observing this deep-sky treasure. The Beehive is faintly visible to the unaided eye in a dark country sky. However, you really need binoculars to transform this hazy smudge of light ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, 16 April from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on our website www.starkids.org) Our guest speaker for Friday April 16, 2010 will be former astronaut Joseph “Joe” Tanner. The title of his talk will be “Exploration.” Joe Tanner grew up in Danville, Illinois, and studied at the University of Illinois where he graduated in 1973 with ... Full Story

Berthoud Town Board, Agenda April 13 2010

“Journey to Pakistan,” a Berthoud by the Book

“Journey to Pakistan,” a Berthoud by the Book program

By Sharlynn Wamsley Berthoud by the Book, sponsored by the Berthoud Community Library District, has scheduled a series of events that will give a greater depth of understanding for this year’s book choice, “Three Cups of Tea,” the story of Greg Mortenson and his efforts to build schools in Pakistan. Ali Kemal, doctoral student at CSU and native of Islamabad gave the presentation “Journey to Pakistan,” an insightful program about the physical attributes of the land and ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 12: Star-hop from Leo to

Earthsky Tonight — April 12: Star-hop from Leo to the Coma star cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org We show the constellation Leo the Lion for about 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight. At this time, the Lion will be due south and at his highest point in the sky. Two distinctive star patterns make the Lion fairly easy to identify. Leo’s brightest star – the sparkling blue-white gem Regulus – dots a backward question mark of stars known as The Sickle. If you could see a Lion in this pattern of stars, The Sickle would outline ... Full Story

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Did Magnetar create the mortgage crisis?

Intro by Gary Wamsley Mortgage bankers recently testified before the US Congress that no one saw the impending crisis in sub-prime mortgages and the financial crisis that ensued. That is pretty hard to believe. Either the top financial experts in this country are incredibly stupid or they are lying. Take your pick. There were people who saw it coming, and perhaps even created the crisis and made hundreds of millions of dollars at what turns out to be taxpayer expense. Two reporters for ... Full Story

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