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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

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 stars within ... Full Story

Legal Notice, NFRMPO-Availability of FTA Funding

Notice of FTA funding availability for FY 2010 The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of financial assistance for Federal Fiscal Year 2010 for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant funds administered by the North Front Range Metropolitan Planning Organization (NFRMPO).  This grant cycle offers one new funding opportunity for those interested in receiving FTA funding assistance  - Section 5316/Job Access/Reverse Commute (JARC). The NFRMPO expects to have approximately ... Full Story

America Needs Union Competition

America Needs Union Competition

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson I agree with President Obama that we need more labor unions. However, I disagree with his approach. Full disclosure: I have been a dues-payer to both the United Auto Workers and the National Education Association unions. My sympathies are heavily tilted toward the interests of the men and women who do the work that makes America go. For that reason, I strongly oppose the dishonestly named “Employee Free Choice Act, ” which aims to deprive workers of secret ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 3: See Draco the Dragon and a

Courtesy of EarthSky   A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you have a dark sky, you will be able to pick the constellationDraco the Dragon winding around the North Star, Polaris. First, find the Big Dipper high in the north on June evenings. The two outer stars in the Dipper’s bowl point to Polaris, the North Star, which marks the end of the Little Dipper’s handle. The Little Dipper is relatively faint. If you can find both Dippers, then your sky is probably pretty dark. In ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, May 2010

Saturday, May 1 A loose Black Labrador Retriever was picked up on East Iowa Avenue. The owner managed to claim the dog before it was turned over to the Humane Society. A reported trespass in progress at Berthoud Elementary School was juveniles on the roof retrieving a ball. Their parents were present and supervising. Two dogs fighting on Seventh Street resulted in a summons for the owner of the attacking dog. Someone complained about kids playing football in the street on Redwood Circle, but ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District  Incident Activity for May Monday, May 3 BFPD had a medical Assist on Michigan Avenue. Patient was transported. Tuesday, May 4 BFPD responded to a power line down/arcing, nothing was found on arrival. Wednesday, May 5 BFPD was cancelled en route to a MVA on the interstate. BFPD responded to a medical assist on Spartan Avenue. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a medial assist on Iowa Avenue. Crews assisted family and cleared. Thurday, May ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 2: Little Dipper, Clipped

Earthsky Tonight—June 2: Little Dipper, Clipped wings of Draco the Dragon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The Little Dipper is an asterism – a star pattern that is not a constellation. The Little Dipper really belongs to the constellation Ursa Minor the Little Bear. Richard Hinkley Allen in his book STAR NAMES Their Lore and Meaning claims the Greek constellation Ursa Minor was never mentioned in the literary works of Homer (9th century B.C.) or Hesiod (8th century B.C.). That is probably because this constellation was not around at ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

Lundberg Legislative Report

May 31, 2010 1. Berthoud Day Parade Is This Saturday 2. Letter to Colorado's US Senators ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. The first parade of the summer is this coming Saturday! Please join me for the Berthoud Day parade. The parade starts at 11, but meet me at 9:30 to blow up balloons and decorate the float. The float will be on 2nd street, north of Mountain Avenue. Look for Lundberg signs and red, white, and blue! I will have ... Full Story

Board Of Trustees Special Meeting, June 1

Board Of Trustees Special Meeting, June 1

  Board Of Trustees Special Meeting June 1, 2010 Board Room 7:00 P.M. Special Meeting Agenda 1.            Financial Statement-April 2010 2.            Associated Thermoforming Road impact fee                          Planner Katers                   20 minutes 3.            BATS-change in child fare                                                  BATS Dir. Boyd                10 ... Full Story

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