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Archive for June 4, 2010

Obituary: Marion Kay Jones

Marion Kay Jones, 58, of Berthoud passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family following a valiant struggle against breast cancer. Marion was born in Ellensburg, Wash. to Thomas Lovell and Kay Imogene Gibb. She lived in Southern California, Washington and Oregon, and spent the last 24 years of her life in Colorado. Marion was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Douglas Allen MacGregor. She is survived by her husband Thomas Jones and children: Michelle Farmer ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 5: Moon and Jupiter pair up

Earthsky Tonight—June 5: Moon and Jupiter pair up before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Before daybreak tomorrow (Sunday, June 6), the two most brilliant heavenly bodies of the early morning sky – the waning crescent moon and the dazzling planet Jupiter – couple up together to light up the dawn and predawn hours. The moon and Jupiter showcase themselves all over the world, except at far northern latitudes near and north of the Arctic Circle. That far north, the June sun shines for 24 hours, or nearly 24 ... Full Story

Fatal accident east of Berthoud

Fatal accident east of Berthoud

Update June 4. The investigating officers of the Colorado State Patrol have concluded that the pickup truck crossed into the eastbound lane in front of the empty cement truck. The driver of the pickup was Travis McPherson, 20, of Loveland. The driver of the cement truck was Edward Brown, 59, of Johnstown. Brown suffered a broken rib in the accident. At 11:52 a.m. on Thursday, June 3, Berthoud Police, Weld County Sheriff and Colorado State Patrol received calls about an accident on ... Full Story

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, new Yokohama

Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, new Yokohama electric vehicle

Hanawa Returning To Pikes Peak International Hill Climb In Search of Crown With New Yokohama Electric Vehicle By Mike Moran Colorado Springs, June 3-----Japanese driver Ikuo Hanawa is coming back to the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb on June 27 to chase the Exhibition Division championship in a new Yokohama Electric EV Sports Concept HER-02 auto with Sanyo batteries. Hanawa finished behind winner Randy Schranz in the Exhibition Division last summer, but Schranz is moving over to ... Full Story

BLM Director Seeks Input for New Direction in National

BLM Director Seeks Input for New Direction in National Wild Horse and Burro Program

Bureau of Land Management Director Bob Abbey today announced that the agency is taking the Federal Wild Horse and Burro Program in an unprecedented new direction, and is seeking in-depth public comment on a Strategy Development Document implementing Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s Wild Horse and Burro Initiative. “It’s a new day, and we need a fresh look at the Wild Horse and Burro Program, ” Abbey said. “As part of this effort, we want all those with an interest in ... Full Story

Morrison Trail at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space

Morrison Trail at the Devil’s Backbone Open Space opens to public

The Morrison Trail, the newest trail at the Crowder Area of the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, is now open to the public. This 1 ¼-mile round-trip natural surface trail provides access for hikers and wheelchair users (although an assistant is recommended) at the south end of the existing Devil’s Backbone Open Space Trailhead. The trail was constructed in Spring 2010, by the Larimer County trail staff on an 11.8-acre parcel donated by the Crowder Family in memory of their son Russell. ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners, Administrative Matters,

Administrative Matters June 8, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Begin at 9:00 a.m. Agenda *Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes for the Week of May 24 and 31. 9:05-9:08 a.m. Review of the Schedule for the Week of June 14 and 21. 9:08-9:11 a.m. Consent Agenda - is intended to ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 4: Rastaban and Eltanin belong

Earthsky Tonight—June 4: Rastaban and Eltanin belong to constellation Draco

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org One of you asked, "What are constellations?" The answer is that they are just patterns of stars on the sky’s dome. The Greeks and Romans, for example, named them for their gods and goddesses, and for many sorts of animals. In the 20th century, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) formalized the names and boundaries of the constellations. Now every star in the sky belongs to one or another constellation. The ... Full Story

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