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Commissioner Donnelly Berthoud Citizens Meeting

Commissioner Donnelly Berthoud Citizens Meeting

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.

Earthsky Tonight — April 25, Bright object near moon

Earthsky Tonight — April 25, Bright object near moon is Saturn

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 ... Full Story

Abby Yeagle recipient of Jabaily Community Service

Abby Yeagle recipient of Jabaily Community Service Scholorship

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 ... Full Story

Yak, Yak at the Berthoud Library

Yak, Yak at the Berthoud Library

The Berthoud By the Book Planning Committee put together an entertaining finale for this year’s book selection. The setting for Three Cups of Tea is Pakistan and Afghanistan and the committee brought together many elements to highlight the culture of the region. Visitors to Friday’s Persian New Year's party were greeted by two yaks. These are local yaks, born at Gillette Farms of Berthoud. Mindy and Maggie are yearlings now, but when they grow up, they will weigh about 800 pounds. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight — April 24, Waxing gibbous moon

Earthsky Tonight — April 24, Waxing gibbous moon pairs with Saturn

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 ... Full Story

Bennet Vows to Keep Up Fight to Include Bipartisan

Bennet Vows to Keep Up Fight to Include Bipartisan ‘Pay It Back’ Plan In Senate Budget

Would Ensure Repaid Funds from Bank, Housing, Auto Bailouts Are Used to Pay Down the Debt, Not Fund Further Spending Says, ‘Washington Needs to Show it’s Serious About Reducing the Deficit’ Washington, DC – Michael Bennet, U.S. Senator for Colorado, vowed to keep up the fight to ensure the Senate makes a serious commitment to reducing the deficit by including his bipartisan ‘Pay It Back’ Plan in the budget for the coming fiscal year. Bennet’s ‘Pay It Back’ Plan, ... Full Story

Udall Statement on 95th Anniversary of Armenian

Udall Statement on 95th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Udall: We Must Never Forget this Atrocity Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Mark Udall released the following statement regarding the importance of commemorating the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: “Tomorrow marks the 95th anniversary of the campaign of genocide against the Armenian people. In just eight years, beginning in 1915, more than half of the Armenian population was murdered – one and a half million men, women, and children – and a half million more were forced ... Full Story

Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?

Is a Real Anti-Government Movement Forming?

by Sheldon Richman Finally some good news. From the Associated Press: “Public confidence in government is at one of the lowest points in a half century, according to a survey from the Pew Research Center. Nearly 8 in 10 Americans say they don't trust the federal government and have little faith it can solve America's ills, the survey found.... About half say they want a smaller government with fewer services. ” The AP also reported, “The survey found that Obama’s policies were ... Full Story

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

Wall Street Needs Transparency and Accountability

By David Hills and Michael Lent Millions of America’s small business owners suffer from bad practices on Wall Street -- something often given short shrift in debate about creation of a consumer financial protection agency. As owners of a financial advisement firm with offices in Portsmouth, N.H., San Francisco and New York, we focus on financial products with sustainability, values and transparency. And with more than 70 years of collective experience in the financial ... Full Story

Call for Attorney General Suthers to Explain Bizarre

Call for Attorney General Suthers to Explain Bizarre Logo on Website

Suthers' website depicts American flag upside-down, reflecting either extremism or incompetence. Which is it? DENVER: Responding to news this week that the campaign website of Colorado Attorney General John Suthers prominently displays an upside-down American flag, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Suthers to explain the meaning of this imagery immediately. "This has definitely left people scratching their heads this week," ... Full Story

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