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Archive for June, 2010

The man accused of kidnapping two hikers in Nederland

Former coworker: Man accused of attacking hikers struggled with mental problems The Coloradoan - Chris Vanderveen - BOULDER - The man accused of kidnapping two hikers and tying them to a tree struggled with mental problems, ... Suspect in hikers' abduction had allegedly threatened previously to kill co-worker Denver Post - ‎ The man accused of kidnapping two hikers in Nederland over the weekend is a former state Senate hopeful who had been arrested on suspicion of threatening to ... Full Story

FINAL UPDATE: Round Mountain Fire

FINAL UPDATE: Round Mountain Fire

FINAL UPDATE: Round Mountain Fire Fire Information line: #970-498-1030 Estes Park, Colo. – Fire crews on the Round Mountain Fire completed mop-up operations and reinforced existing fire lines where needed. The fire was declared 100 percent contained at 8:00 p.m. on June 27th. At 6:00 a.m. on June 30, 2010 the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B will transfer management of the Round Mountain Fire to local units. The Round Mountain Fire was human caused. Authorities are asking ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 1: Big Dipper points to

Earthsky Tonight—July 1: Big Dipper points to Polaris, helps find Thuban

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Today our star-hopping adventure begins at the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major. Draw a line through the Big Dipper’s pointer stars – Duhbe and Merak – to locate Polaris the North Star. Polaris isn’t the brightest star in the sky, as is commonly supposed. It is only the 50th brightest or so. Still, Polaris is bright enough to be seen with relative ease on a dark, clear night. This star is famous not for ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 30:When is the next meteor

Earthsky Tonight—June 30:When is the next meteor shower?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org We get lots of questions about meteor showers. Kathlen in the Bronx wrote, “When is the next meteor shower going to happen?” Gayatri in Oceanside, California wrote, “I have never seen a shooting star. I want to see one. Is there any event happening? How should I find one?” Kathlen, Gayatri, and everyone else who longs to see a “shooting star” or meteor streaking across a clear night sky . . . it is possible to ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 29: Find the Libra stars

Earthsky Tonight—June 29: Find the Libra stars between Antares and Spica

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Before moonlight floods the nighttime at late night tonight, see if you can spot the constellation Libra’s two visible yet modestly bright stars: Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali. If you live at mid-northern latitudes – like in North America, Europe and Asia – you will see these Libra stars rather low in your southern sky at nightfall and early evening. As seen from middle latitudes in the southern hemisphere – like ... Full Story

Fire operations continue at Round Mountain

Estes Park, Colo. – Fire operations continued today on the Round Mountain Fire that is burning on the Canyon Lake Ranger District of the Arapaho Roosevelt National Forest. The fire was declared 100 percent contained at 8:00 p.m. on June 27th. Three Type II crews continue to patrol the fire and mop-up any remaining hot spots. The Round Mountain Trail is closed and will remain closed until there is no fire activity in area. Motorists are asked to be aware of fire traffic and ongoing fire ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire responds to area wildland fires

Berthoud Fire responds to area wildland fires

Berthoud Fire’s Wildland Team Activated Press Release from Berthoud Fire Protection District Berthoud Fire Protection District’s Wildland Team was activated Friday afternoon in response to fires burning near Estes Park and Glen Haven.  Two crews of three were dispatched with one Type 3 and one Type 6 engines to the scene.   The type three has the capabilities of dispersing foam for the purpose of protecting structures, and for firefighting.  The type three and six are ... Full Story

Berthoud Art in the Garden a smashing success

Berthoud Art in the Garden a smashing success

By Judy Lehn In spite of uncooperative weather, the first annual Berthoud Art in the Garden was a huge success on Saturday, June 26.  The artists arriving at the set up time of 1:30 p.m. were greeted by gusty winds, drizzling rain and then a final downpour before the sun came out at the historic Waggener Farm on Mountain Avenue. But the show went on.  Over 25 painters, sculptors and photographers were good sports, stuck it out and had an overall positive experience as the event went on ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 28:Look for daytime moon each

Earthsky Tonight—June 28:Look for daytime moon each morning this week

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Full moon was two days ago. That means the moon is now in a waning gibbous phase, rising late at night and setting in a westward direction after sunrise. That means you can look in the southwest sky after sunrise tomorrow to see the moon in a clear blue daytime sky. Each day this week you can see the daytime moon in the morning sky. If you look for the moon at the same time every morning, you will see that the moon climbs ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 27: Latest sunsets of the year

Earthsky Tonight—June 27: Latest sunsets of the year plus three evening planets

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org For people living around 40 degrees north latitude, the latest sunsets of the year happen around now. However, in the southern hemisphere, at 40 degrees south latitude, it is the year’s latest sunrises that are happening around now. That is in spite of the fact that the longest (or shortest) day was about a week ago, on the June 21 solstice. To celebrate the late June sunsets, today’s sky chart shows the bright stars ... Full Story

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