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Archive for May, 2010

High School Forensics Coach responds

High School Forensics Coach responds

Dear Editor: Thank you for running a story on the Berthoud Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team Qualifying for the National Tournament in Kansas City, MO. The hard work and talent that (recently graduated seniors) Ann Smith and Nicolas Alexander have demonstrated over the last two years have earned them national recognition, and your support for their success is greatly appreciated. There are many reasons why I became a teacher and a forensics coach: I think high school is a particularly ... Full Story

RV fire endangers house in Blue Mountain

RV fire endangers house in Blue Mountain

Shortly after 5 p.m. on May 31, Berthoud fire responded to 4529 West County Road 4 where they found a motor home with the front engulfed in flames. The motor home was parked in the vicinity of the log home but the crew from Station #2 managed to keep the fire contained. However, It was not until another unit arrived from Station #1 to assist that fire fighters were able to extinguish the flames. There were apparently no injuries as the Thompson Valley Emergency Medical Service ... Full Story

Flags and Flowers commemorate Memorial Day at

Flags and Flowers commemorate Memorial Day at Greenlawn

  Lions Club members Sam MacDonald, John Bona, Curtis Wilson, Mike Waldo and Jon Erickson placed 14 flags at Greenlawn Cemetery early on Monday morning. The annual observance of Memorial Day was marked by the Berthoud Lions Club putting up a row of flags at Greenlawn Cemetery. The flag raising has been a Lions’ tradition for more years than the volunteers can recall. Inside the cemetery, the graves of veterans had already been marked with small individual flags. Initially ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 31: Saturn ’stationary’ in

Earthsky Tonight—May 31: Saturn ’stationary’ in front of Virgo

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Astronomical almanacs list Saturn as “stationary” today. That doesn’t mean that Saturn – like Polaris, the North Star – will remain in the same place in the sky all through the night tonight. Saturn will appear in your southern sky at dusk and nightfall. Thereafter, Saturn will descend westward, to set in the west during the wee hours after midnight. What “stationary” means is that as seen from Earth, ... Full Story

Road Closure: northbound I-25 in Loveland

Road Closure: northbound I-25 in Loveland

Larimer County - On Tuesday, June 1, weather permitting, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will close all lanes of northbound I-25 between State Highway (SH) 402 and US Highway 34 for utility work. The closure will be in place from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. In addition, there will be intermittent closures of southbound I-25 between US 34 and SH 402 during the same hours. A detour route will be in place that takes motorists off at SH 402 and over to the East Frontage Road. Once on the ... Full Story

May 30: Star Deneb belongs to a cross-like star

May 30:  Star Deneb belongs to a cross-like star pattern

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the view toward the northeast in mid-evening in the month of May. It is by looking in this direction that you can get a good look at Deneb: the bright star below and to the left of Vega on the sky’s dome. Deneb is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus the Swan. If you look at the pattern indicated on today’s chart, you might be able to imagine Deneb as the point marking the tail of a swan flying ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 29: Tonight’s moon near

Earthsky Tonight—May 29: Tonight’s moon near Teapot asterism

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At middle latitudes in North America, the waning gibbous moon rises into the southeast sky about 2 hours after sunset. The full moon only happened a few days ago, so the moon tonight will look very bright as it shines from mid-evening until dawn. Tonight’s moon beams in front of the constellation Sagittarius the Archer. By around midnight, the Sagittarian Teapot will climb above the southeast horizon, with the moon ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule May 31 to

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule May 31 to June 5

Monday, May 31, 2010 County Offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday Tuesday, June 1 Commissioner Johnson will be attending Colorado Counties, Inc. Summer Conference in Vail 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Commissioner Donnelly will attend Fair Board Executive Committee Meeting, Lake Loveland Conference Room, 2nd Floor The Board of Commissioners' will not have an Administrative Matters meeting on June 1. The next meeting will be Tuesday, June 8, ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 28: Look for Vega in the

Earthsky Tonight—May 28:  Look for Vega in the northeast in springtime

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the star Vega, the fifth brightest star in the sky. You will find this beautiful bluish star by looking northeastward in mid-evening. It is so bright that you can notice it, even when no other stars are visible. Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra the Harp. To see the shape of the entire Harp, check out this chart. Vega is a lovely star to come to know. When I was first learning the night sky, ... Full Story

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd Lakewood, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection, ” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr. “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd. ” · As of May 21, 2010, ... Full Story

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