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Earthsky Tonight—Moon, Jupiter, Eta Aquarid meteors

Earthsky Tonight—Moon, Jupiter, Eta Aquarid meteors before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science The best viewing time for the Eta Aquarid meteor shower will probably be tomorrow (Thursday) morning, from about 3:00 a.m. until dawn. Our sky chart shows the sky scene just before the onset of morning twilight. The Y-shaped “Water Jar” peeks out in between the last quarter moon and the blazing planet Jupiter. Incidentally, this distinctive Y-shaped pattern of stars closely aligns with the radiant point of the Eta Aquarid ... Full Story

Can you rescue one of these dogs?

This is a little "behind the scenes" look at what Colorado rescues and shelters try so hard to help with. Countless pleas for help unfortunately go unanswered but we do our best to try and save as many as we can. - Sandra Risler, Animal House Rescue, Fort Collins, CO In an effort to try and save a life, I am contacting everyone in hope of help with rescue.  Please see the following list in hopes that someone will have space or a foster available. If you can help, please contact LAMAR ASAP. ... Full Story

“Art in the Garden” Sponsorship

“Art in the Garden” Sponsorship Opportunities

Citizens First and Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance (BAHA) are holding the first annual Berthoud Art in the Garden on Saturday, June 26, 2010 from 4 p.m.-8 p.m. The event will be held in the beautiful garden of the historic Waggener home in Berthoud. This is your opportunity to help the Arts in Berthoud. There are multiple inexpensive sponsorship options available to give you a chance to be a part of this exciting new community event. Please see the attached Sponsorship sheet for details ... Full Story

BHS Odyssey of the Mind selling flower baskets

Beautiful Spring Hanging Baskets and Colorful Bowls Just in time for Mother’s Day and Senior Graduation Parties! 10” flowering hanging baskets                                          or color bowls $23.00 each or 3 / $60.00 Place your order today! Contact: Jennifer Stewart at (970) 532-1001 or Kathleen Henning at (970)-532-5566 or Benefits the BHS Odyssey of the Mind team’s trip to World Finals at Michigan State ... Full Story

When to Plant Your Vegetables

By: Kathy Roth Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Growing your own vegetables allows you to truly understand what “fresh” means. Even if you have a small garden area, or plant your veggies in containers (like I did on my apartment balcony back in the ‘80s), you can reap the rewards of homegrown produce. Growing vegetables in Colorado necessitates understanding that we have challenges—temperature swings, cold spring winds, a short growing season, ... Full Story

Thank you from the After Prom Committee

Dear Editor, The Berthoud High School After Prom Event Committee would like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers for making this year’s APE another successful evening. APE helps to keep our kids safe. In addition to the generosity of long hours that our parents volunteered, many of them made donations of money. Thank you all for the kindness of time and money. We would also like to extend a big thank you to the following organizations and businesses for their donations of money ... Full Story

Arbor Day Tree Planting in Berthoud—May 1, 2010

Arbor Day Tree Planting in Berthoud—May 1, 2010

Twenty-seven, the number of rings you would find in the tree planted the first year Berthoud was listed among Tree City, USA Communities, one ring for every year. That heritage continues with Saturday’s planting done by Berthoud’s Tree Board at three locations around town. Tree Board members; John Goreski, Pat and June Macarelli, arborist, Shiloh Hatcher, and Director of Parks and Recreation, Jeremy Olinger, were hard at work preparing the selected trees to flourish in their new ... Full Story

Tragedy touches local family

An airplane crash in Southern Indiana on Sunday took the lives of David and Elizabeth Schump of Windsor. The couple is the brother and sister-in-law of James Schump of rural Berthoud. There are no details at this time. A short article is on the Channel 4 Website.

Berthoud BOT, Agenda May 4, 2010

BOARD OF TRUSTEES STUDY SESSION MAY 4, 2010 BOARD ROOM 7:00 P.M. 1. Volunteer Boards & Commissions Administrator Hart 90 minutes 1a. Tree Board 1b. Parks & Open Space 1c. Planning & Zoning Commission 1d. Berthoud Economic Development Committee (BERT)

Obituary: Connie J. Golightly

Obituary: Connie J. Golightly

Connie J. Golightly, 59, of Berthoud passed away April 28, 2010 at McKee Medical Center. She fought a brave and courageous fight with lung cancer but other complications ended her almost three-year battle. She was born May 11, 1950 in Longmont, Colorado to Eugene and Naomi Maxine (George) Howell. She attended Lakewood High School for one year, but graduated from Poudre High School in Fort Collins. She married Jan Allan Golightly on June 11, 1970 in Denver. He preceded her in death November ... Full Story

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