Archive for April, 2010
Virginia Huppe and Fran Robison “I’m not a doll person, I’m a clothes person.” said Fran Robison as she began her presentation to those gathered at the McCarty-Fickel house to hear about the Ladies of Loveland. Robison said she never had doll when she was a girl. Instead, she cut out the models from the Sears and Roebuck catalogue and made dresses for them. She has always liked clothing and when she was blessed with a daughter, she delighted in making her clothes. “Until she ... Full Story
Commissioner Tom Donnelly will meet with citizens in Berthoud on Wednesday, April 28 at 8:30a. m. at the Light House Cafe at the Grace Place, 250 Mountain Ave., Berthoud. Larimer County Commissioner Lew Gaiter is Commissioner Donnelly's guest for the Berthoud meeting. This Citizen Meeting is a great way to meet with Commissioner Donnelly in an informal atmosphere to discuss issues important to you.
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org It is a big and bright waxing gibbous moon that you will find beaming for most the night tonight. That is a moon that is more than half lighted but less than full. Full moon will come on April 28. In the northern hemisphere, people have called the April full moon by many names but with a common theme – Planter’s Moon, Seed Moon, Flower Moon, Growing Moon, Awakening Moon. Between now and April 28, you’ll see the moon nearly ... Full Story
The Jabaily Community Service Scholarship commorates Dr. Joe Jabaily’s deep commitment to community service. The Scholarship is given annually to graduating seniors in the Thompson School District. Jabaily served as president of the Thompson Board of Education. The award is available to any college bound senior in good standing whose life activities include political and environmental activism, concern for civil rights and minorities, support for world peace and respect for the diverse ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the oval-shaped waxing gibbous moon shines close the ringed planet Saturn. At this time yesterday, a somewhat thinner waxing gibbous moon shone close to Regulus, the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Why has the moon moved? The fact is that – every day – the moon travels about 13 degrees eastward in front of the backdrop stars. (The moon’s diameter equals about 1/2 degree, and your fist held at an ... Full Story
Stage Manager Sonya Ropek is disgusted with the Assistant Director Austin Puckett who does not seem to understand the seriousness of their situation. No disrespect intended, that is the title of the upcoming Berthoud High School drama production. The play opens as a group of high school actors, who have been abandoned by their drama teacher, have to fend for themselves on opening night in front of an impatient audience. In fact, the teacher has left them hanging because no one had been ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight, the waxing gibbous moon shines fairly close to the silvery-blue star Regulus in the constellation Leo. To the east of the moon shines the golden planet Saturn. If you cannot distinguish color with the unaided eye, try binoculars. By tomorrow night, a somewhat fuller waxing gibbous moon will have moved away from Regulus and closer to Saturn. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion, and it represents ... Full Story
Newly seated Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles has started his own blog. The first post was February 15 and he talks about issues on his mind. We applaud this effort to reach out to the people of Berthoud. Each post ends with a poll asking whether you agree ore disagree with his comments. This is a great opportunity to let your opinion be known. You can visit his site by clicking here.
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the constellation Lyra again – a closer look than on Tuesday. This constellation rises over your north-northeastern horizon around 10 to 11 p.m. tonight and marks the radiant point of the Lyrid meteor shower. The Lyrids were predicted to put forth the most meteors before dawn this morning. However, meteor showers are hard to pin down, so you may see as many or more meteors in the wee hours before dawn tomorrow. You never ... Full Story