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Archive for June 14, 2010

Earthsky Tonight—June 15: Moon and Venus still close

Earthsky Tonight—June 15: Moon and Venus still close after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the sky scene for mid-northern latitudes in North America. Depending on where you live worldwide, Venus may appear closer or farther from tonight’s waxing crescent moon, or may even appear below the moon. But no matter. Nighttime’s two brightest heavenly bodies bask away in the west as darkness falls around the world. These two bathing beauties shine by reflecting sunlight. Over time, both worlds ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Orlando Franklin Platzek March 3, 1914 – June 14, 2010 Orlando F. Platzek of Berthoud died Monday, 14 June 2010. He was 96. He was born in Crested Butte on 3 March 1914. He was a World War II combat veteran in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and his son Ronald. He is survived by his sister Lena James of Claremont, California; his son Roger (Sue) Platzek of Berthoud; and his daughter Rita (Mark) Larsen of Thornton. He also has nine grandchildren and ... Full Story

Stop the Japanese Beetle

Stop the Japanese Beetle

  Stop the Japanese Beetle How property owners can help. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Thirty-five states to the east of Colorado are currently considered infested or partially infested with Japanese beetle; the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing valuable tips to homeowners to help protect their property. The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest that is not native to Colorado and can cause significant damage to landscape plants, turfgrass, and fruit trees. ... Full Story

Cold Murder Cases Solved

Cold Murder Cases Solved

DATE: June 14, 2010 Larimer County: In a press conference today, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Investigators announced they have closed two cold case files from the 1980's. The body of Orma B. Smith, 02/29/1888, of Longmont, was found on July 9, 1982, in a stream three miles east of Big Elk Meadows with multiple stab wounds. John Agrue, 09/11/1947, was considered a suspect at that time but no charges were filed. In 1966, Agrue pled guilty in Will County, Illinois, to the ... Full Story

Featured plants from the CNGA

Featured plants from the CNGA

Featured Annuals By: Susan Stauber Ball Seed Horticulture Gomphrena ‘Fireworks’ and Vinca ‘Pacifica Burgundy Halo’ Are you looking to create some fireworks in your garden this year? Look no further than the new introduction Fireworks Gomphrena! This vigorous, tough-as-nails plant has proven to be a sparkling gem in the landscape. ‘Fireworks’ is drought-tolerant and low-maintenance. With its bright yellow anthers poking out of long-lasting hot pink flowers, the flowers ... Full Story

Berthoud High School 2010 Semester 2 Honor Roll

Berthoud High School 2010 Semester 2 Honor Roll

  GPA 4.0 And Above   Grade 09 Kelsey Angus, Sarah Brickey, Mimi Garcia, Emilie Henning, Lindsey Karlin, Lindsey Loberg, Megan Loberg, Aja Mattise Lorenzen, Stefani Messick, Sierra Stippich, Nathaniel Ver Steeg, Kellie Ward Grade 10 Britney Berens, Daniel Bosnich, Rachael Carter, Dillon Fagler, Maddison Funk, Tara Groat, NataLee Hawkins, Lindsey Pott, Luke Read, Dalton Sannes, Rachel Vaughan Grade 11 Marie Allison, Jess Angus, ... Full Story

DOW meeting in Berthoud

DOW meeting in Berthoud

Colorado Division of Wildlife Commissioner Bob Streeter will hold a public meeting Monday in Berthoud to hear constituents' concerns about wildlife issues in the northeast region. Streeter, who represents northern and northeastern Colorado and the public at large, will discuss landowner vouchers, recent issues from the angler roundtables for the five-year fishing regulation plan, management of state wildlife areas and any other issues of concern. Streeter is a retired wildlife ... Full Story

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