Archive for June 18, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight the moon is in a waxing gibbous phase, meaning it appears more than half lighted but less than full. Tonight, the moon is to the west of the bright star Spica and to the east of the planet Saturn. Yesterday evening, the moon was closer to Saturn. Tomorrow evening, the moon will be closer to Spica. Spica is the brightest star in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. We have also indicated the whereabouts of the ... Full Story
The June solstice is your signal to celebrate the first day of summer in this hemisphere. South of the equator, winter begins. When is the solstice where I live? The solstice happens at the same instant for all of us, everywhere on Earth. However, our clocks say different times. This solstice takes place on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 11:28 Universal Time. To find the time of the solstice in your location, you have to translate to your time zone. Here is an example of how to do that. In the ... Full Story
Comics Puzzles Horoscopes New Feature: Comic Strips, Puzzles and Games, Horoscopes The Recorder Online has add new features for your enjoyment. Check out the offering under Entertainment. The new features change daily and include over 60 comic strips, nine types of games and puzzles and two horoscopes.
Mayor Patterson and Town Administrator Hart joined other Front Range dignitaries at the FLEX bus terminal in the Orchard’s Shopping Center on Wednesday morning to celebrate the launch of the FLEX Regional Transit Route. Regionalism seemed to be the theme of the event as the mayors of the three cities and one town involved in the project promoted the opportunities that this link will provide. As the mayor of Longmont said, “We haven’t been linked like this since the stage ... Full Story
Signing Petitions is Not Necessarily a Civic Duty The League of Women Voters of Larimer County encourages its members and the public to be cautious when asked to sign initiative petitions. Especially as election season approaches, voters will be asked to sign a variety of initiative petitions “just to get it on the ballot so people can vote on it. ” This reasoning is inadequate; your signature should be considered at least as valuable as your vote. Far fewer signatures are required to ... Full Story
More Gardening Resources in Fort Collins and the Surrounding Vicinity By: Susan Perry Those of us gardeners who are fortunate enough to live in northern Colorado are surrounded by an abundance of gardening resources. Besides information from Colorado State University (CSU), we are fortunate to have additional resources in Fort Collins, Loveland and Berthoud. Among these are the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden at the City of Fort Collins building, the Gardens at Spring Creek, the Xeriscape ... Full Story