Archive for June, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Look in the east at nightfall and evening to locate a sparkling blue-white star not far from the horizon. That is Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila the Eagle, and the second brightest star in the Summer Triangle. The Summer Triangle formation is made up of the three bright summer stars, Vega, Deneb and Altair. The Summer Triangle lights up the eastern sky on June evenings. Once you have found Altair, ... Full Story
Administrative Matters June 15, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Begin at 9:00 am Agenda Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes for the Week of June 7. 9:05-9:08 a.m. Consent Agenda - is intended to allow the Board of County Commissioners to spend its ... Full Story
PLACE NAME GENDER AGE TIME 1 CRAIG GREENSLIT M 40 16'09.32 2 AARON BERTHOLD M 33 17'29.52 3 DARREN BRUNGARDT M 28 17'48.56 4 STEVE READ M 43 18'22.01 5 DANIEL GATELY M 49 19'34.73 6 DAN BLACK M 56 19'50.11 7 MCKAYLA GRAY F 15 20'16.79 8 ROBIN SAGEL M 39 20'17.13 9 KELLY DAUGHERTY M 28 20'36.62 10 ERIK MAAS M 14 20'47.97 11 ROBERT ... Full Story
Walnut Creek, Calif. — The Pacific-10 Conference announced Thursday that the University of Colorado at Boulder has accepted an invitation to join the Conference as its 11th member, the league’s first new member since July 1, 1978. “This is an historic moment for the Conference, as the Pac-10 is poised for tremendous growth, ” said Commissioner Larry Scott. “The University of Colorado is a great fit for the Conference both academically and athletically and we are incredibly excited ... Full Story
Local Photographer Tim Hardy has put together a video slide show of the Habitat Kids Fun Run and the 5K race and the Berthoud Day Parade. He would like to share this essay with our readers. Click on the links below. Berthoud Habitat for Humanity 1K and 5K run. Berthoud Day Parade.
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org An asterism is not the same thing as a constellation. Constellations generally come to us from ancient times. Earlier in this century, the boundaries of 88 constellations were officially drawn by the International Astronomical Union. On the other hand, asterisms are whatever you want them to be. They are just patterns on the sky’s dome. You can also make up your own asterisms, in much the same way you can recognize ... Full Story
Thursday, June 13, from noon to 9 p.m., Grandpa's Cafe will donate 25% of proceeds to Project Self-Sufficiency. Project Sel-Sufficiency helps low-income single parents become self-sufficient. With offices in Loveland and Fort Collins, Project Self-Sufficiency serves Berthoud families out of their Loveland office. Visit www.ps-s.org to learn more about Project Self-Sufficiency.
Gardening Resources at CSU By: Susan Perry Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Gardeners who are fortunate enough to live near Fort Collins are surrounded by an abundance of gardening resources. First and foremost are the resources of Colorado State University (CSU). These include the CSU Annual Trial Gardens, the Plant Environmental Research Center (PERC) gardens, the CSU Arboretum and CSU Extension in Larimer County. Besides being just a short ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Hopefully, you will have a dark, country sky for today’s view. If so, you might catch a glimpse of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Its head is marked by the star Rasalhague. Ophiuchus is joined in legend and in the sky to the constellation of the Serpent, called Serpens. This is one constellation that looks to me like what it is supposed to: a big guy holding a snake. The constellation is identified ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Early on this June evening, look to the southern sky shortly after sunset. The first star you will likely see, nearly due south, is Spica, in Virgo. However, wait a little and given clear skies and a lack of lights, a number of fainter stars will begin to become visible. Below and to the right of Spica are the constellations of Corvus the Crow, Crater the Cup, and Hydra the Water Snake. In Greek mythology, Apollo sent the ... Full Story