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Archive for April, 2010

Larimer County Weed Control & Forestry Customer

Larimer County Weed Control & Forestry Customer Service Summer Hours

Larimer County Weed Control & Forestry Customer Service Summer Hours and Details for No Spray Zones The Larimer County Weed Control District and the Larimer County Forestry Program located at 2649 East Mulberry, # 6, at the southwest corner of Summitview and Mulberry, in Fort Collins have begun summer hours as of April. The office will be open 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Call ahead to be sure appropriate personnel will be present, or to schedule a time outside of the posted ... Full Story

Obituary: Leslie Clyde Nielsen

Obituary: Leslie Clyde Nielsen

Leslie Clyde Nielsen, 55 of Berthoud, died at his residence on March 20, 2010. Leslie was born June 16, 1955 in Ft. Collins, Colorado to Irma (Niemoller) Nielsen and Donald Nielsen. He worked in construction, then later for the Larimer County Parks Department as a Park Ranger, and then for the Longmont Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoyed camping, fishing, biking, cooking, gardening and socializing. He is preceded in death by both of his parents and survived by his two sons, Vincent ... Full Story

The “Bean” is closed, Windy says goodbye

The “Bean” is closed, Windy says goodbye to Berthoud

Citing the construction on Mountain Avenue, from which she never fully recovered, and facing another summer of construction, Windy Castle has called it quits. She told customers on Saturday that it was her last day. The business remains closed on Monday, but the sign on the door says the restaurant expects to reopen soon under new management. Unconfirmed reports are that the previous owner, Michelle Lebeque is planning on opening again as soon as possible.

Earthsky Tonight — April 6, 2010: Use Big Dipper to

Earthsky Tonight — April 6, 2010: Use Big Dipper to find Polaris and Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the view northward on April evenings. Now the Big Dipper is high in the north. Notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper. These two stars – called Duhbe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. Polaris is special because it always stays in the same spot in the northern sky. It is the star around which the entire northern sky appears to turn. That is because Polaris is located more or less ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 5, 2010: Star in the

Earthsky Tonight — April 5, 2010: Star in the constellation Bootes makes history

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org In 2007, a faint star in the constellation Bootes the Herdsman made astronomical history. An international team of astronomers, led by Jean-Francis Donati and Claire Montau of France, caught the star Tau Bootis flipping its north and south magnetic poles while these astronomers were mapping the magnetic fields of stars. This was the first time a magnetic reversal had been observed on any star other than our sun. Astronomers are ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 4, 2010: Drive a spike to

Earthsky Tonight — April 4, 2010: Drive a spike to Spica

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Notice that we have shrunk the scale of today’s chart, in order to take in a wide sweep of sky, from northeast to southeast. Tonight, let the Big Dipper introduce you to another bright star. This star is Spica in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. If you are outside this evening, you can follow the arc to Arcturus and drive a spike to Spica. In other words, today’s chart shows a wide sweep of sky, from northeast to ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 3, 2010: Mercury and Venus

Earthsky Tonight — April 3, 2010: Mercury and Venus closest for year

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Have you seen the planet Mercury after sunset yet? If not, what are you waiting for? The first week of April presents your best chance to catch Mercury in all of 2010. Mercury is rather easy to spot right now, because it shines right next to the blazing planet Venus. Since Venus is the brightest celestial object after the sun and the moon, you should have little trouble seeing Venus low in the west some 30 minutes (or less) ... Full Story

Siberian Forget-Me-Not

Siberian Forget-Me-Not

2010 Featured Perennials – Pennywise Perennials Brunnera macrophylla Submitted by:      Harriett McMillan, CCNP Echter’s Garden Center   Siberian Forget-Me-Not (Brunnera macrophylla) An outstanding treasure of the plant world that few know about is Brunnera macrophylla. This azure blue flowered plant is one representative of Forget-Me-Not hence the common name Siberian Forget-Me-Not. Brunnera is native to West Caucasus and Siberia and was introduced to Europe in 1713. The true ... Full Story

Third Street a city dump?

What can be done about the mess Jones has on Third Street? It looks like a city dump. Why can't he put a fence up? It is getting worse. Guess we all can just use our yards for a junk pile. Lee Esterbrook tax payer in Berthoud

‘Bugs End Eagles’ Season

‘Bugs End Eagles’ Season

BOSSIER CITY, La. - The Colorado Eagles fell, 4-2, in Game 4 of the Northern Conference Semifinals to the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs, losing the series four-games-to-none. It marked just the second time in their seven playoff seasons that Colorado had been swept in a playoff series. Ironically, the Eagles swept the Mudbugs last season in the same round. The Mudbugs out-shot (17-12) and out-scored (3-0) the Eagles in the first period. Bossier-Shreveport capitalized on both of its power play ... Full Story

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