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Earthsky Tonight—May 7, See the legendary green

Earthsky Tonight—May 7, See the legendary green flash

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Our image today was taken by Mike Baird. It is a classic image of a detached green flash, seen at sunset. Used with permission. You can see green flashes with the eye, sometimes, if you are looking toward a very clear horizon. You must be looking just at sunset, at the last moment before the sun disappears below the horizon. In addition, you have to be careful not to look too soon. Wait until just the thinnest rim of the sun ... Full Story

Students appreciate teachers too

Students appreciate teachers too

May 3 to May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The Thompson School District has several events that show teacher appreciation. Last week, the Thompson Education Association’s Crystal Apple Awards recognized some of the district’s outstanding teachers as nominated by their colleagues in the profession. This week, at the Board of Education meeting, students had the opportunity to name teachers they appreciated. Students were encouraged to write about a teacher and on Wednesday evening they had ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—May 06, Milky Way encircles the

Earthsky Tonight—May 06, Milky Way encircles the horizon on May evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Where is the Milky Way these days? That faint luminous band of stars crossing the dome of sky is nowhere to be seen on May evenings. Why? The disk of our Milky Way is shaped like a pancake. On May evenings, the plane of the pancake-shaped galactic disk coincides with the plane of the horizon. Because the Milky Way disk sits along the horizon in every direction, the Milky Way doesn’t appear in the sky on May evenings. The ... Full Story

Benefit dance at the “Old” Loveland Opera

The Independent Order of Odd Fellows is hosting a dance at their building in Loveland. Originally built as the Loveland Opera House, this lovely facility needs some restoration. The Dance on May 22 is a fund raiser for the building. Come out and  have a good time dancing for a good cause. See the attached flyer.

Larimer County Parks Advisory Board Meeting – May

Larimer County Parks Advisory Board Meeting – May 2010 The Larimer County Parks Advisory Board will meet on May 11, 2010, at 5:30 p.m., in the Boyd Lake Room at the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building, located at 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins, CO . Topics on the agenda include: • Big Thompson properties update  • Carter Lake Marina subcommittee report and recommendation The Board will be asked for a recommendation, based on the Marina subcommittee report, directing what steps ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, April, 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, April, 2010

Thursday, April 1 April Fool’s day was relatively calm as police received two BOLO reports, made three assists and made one traffic stop. The traffic stop was at Seventh Street and Bunyan Avenue and the driver was give a verbal warning. Friday, April 2 A driver stopped by police at 3 a.m. was give a verbal warning. The 4 a.m. barking dog in the 500 block of Sixth Street resulted in a written warning for its owners. There are no suspects in the case of the slashed tires on a car parked at ... Full Story

Kopp leads bipartisan compromise on dome repairs

Press release: COLORADO SENATE REPUBLICANS Republicans and Democrats haven't agreed on much this session, but one area both parties see eye to eye is the need to repair and restore the Capitol's iconic gold dome. "The cast iron structure the gold dome sits on top of has deteriorated so badly that the state architect has put nets around it to catch falling chunks of debris," said Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton. "Spot treating problem areas won't cut it anymore. We need to repair the structural ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report—May 4, 2010

Topics: 1. My Resolutions' Committee Hearings 2. Senate Continues to Grow Government 3. National Day of Prayer 4. Arizona Illegal Immigration Law 5. Medical Marijuana Measures 1. I recently introduced three resolutions, two of which were killed by a party-line vote in Senate State Affairs yesterday. SCR-6 could have limited the inflation guarantee of per-pupil funding to 5%. SCR-7 would have repealed the internet software sales tax and out of state sales and use taxes, if approved by a vote of ... Full Story

Outdoor Grilling, a word of caution from Berthoud Fire

Berthoud Fire Protection District 275 Mountain Ave PO Box 570 Berthoud, CO 80513 Phone: 970-532-2264 Outdoor Grilling The Berthoud Fire Protection District wants to join in with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in reminding outdoor cooks not to forget about grill fire safety as the peak months for grill fires arrive. People with gas grills should take extra precautions. In 2003-2006, gas-fueled grills were involved in 81 percent of reported home grill fires and were involved in ... Full Story

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

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