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EarthSky Tonight-June 27: Latest sunsets of the year

EarthSky Tonight-June 27: Latest sunsets of the year in late June

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org For people living around 40 degrees north latitude, the latest sunset of the year happens around now. In the southern hemisphere, at 40 degrees south latitude, it is the year’s latest sunrise that is happening around now. That is in spite of the fact that the longest or shortest day of the year (in terms of daylight) took place about a week ago, on the June 21 solstice. To celebrate these late June sunsets, our sky chart shows ... Full Story

Round Mountain Fire Final Update for June 26

Round Mountain Fire Final Update for June 26

FIRE INFORMATION SHEET   Today’s Date/Time: June 26, 2010 @ 7:30 p.m. Fire Name: Round Mountain Fire Date and Time fire reported: June 25, 2010 Location: south of Highway 34, southwest of the Round Mountain Trailhead, west of Loveland and approximately 4 miles west of the Damn Store ICP Location: Viestenz Smith Picnic Area Cause: Under Investigation Size: 150 acres                   Initial size: 3-5 acres Weather Conditions: Weather ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight-June 26: See Earth’s orbital plane

EarthSky Tonight-June 26: See Earth’s orbital plane with the mind’s eye

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org It is early evening, and our chart covers a much larger section of sky than we usually display. We are showing the sky’s southeast quadrant – from east-southeast (where the moon lies) to south-southwest (where the star Spica resides). As seen from mid-northern latitudes, this evening’s line-up of lights – the moon, the stars Antares, Zubenelgenubi and Spica – arcs rather low across the southern sky. The farther north ... Full Story

CGNA Featured Plants

CGNA Featured Plants

Featured Annuals By Robin Boutilier Good Earth Garden Center Lantana camara ‘Bandana White’ and Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ Cleome hybrid ‘Señorita Rosalita’ is a welcome new addition to my garden. In the past I had appreciated the height that cleome would lend to my borders, but found them difficult to work around. The sticky leaves, thorny stems, and the rather skunky scent of the old cleome varieties were reason enough for me to banish them from the garden. Enter ... Full Story

Blue Sky Trail Head Opens to the Public on July 25

Larimer County Natural Resources is proud to announce the opening of the Blue Sky Trail Head on Friday, June 25, 2010. The new trail head will be a jumping off point to over 75 miles of regional trails, including Lory State Park, Coyote Ridge Natural Area, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Blue Sky Trail, and Devils Backbone Open Space. The amenities at the new trail head include vehicle and horse trailer parking, drinking water, restroom, and picnic shelter. The Blue Sky Trailhead will be ... Full Story

Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

Armed Robbery Suspect in Custody

Press release from Larimer County Sheriff's Department On June 23, 2010, in a joint effort investigators from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office along with detectives from the Thornton Police Department and in conjunction with the Johnstown Police Department and the Weld County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team arrested Jason Edward Sisler, a 35-year-old Johnstown man, on a charge of Aggravated Robbery, a class three felony. This arrest is in connection with a robbery that occurred June 17, 2010, at ... Full Story

Colorado Extends its Reach around the Globe

Lakewood, Colo. – Colorado’s agricultural producers continue to expand their products into the global market; over the last year, ag exports grew 21 percent in the first quarter of 2010. “Colorado’s first quarter agricultural exports exceeded $223.8 million.  It’s great to see such a strong start to the year,” said Commissioner of Agriculture, John Stulp.  “Purchasers from around the world recognize that Colorado produces safe, high-quality, abundant ... Full Story

Farmers’ Market opens today

Farmers’ Market opens today

The Berthoud Farmers' Market has been one of Main Street's most successful projects, bring downtown Berthoud alive for a few hours each week. Expanded to two days last year, the market will continue that schedule with Thursday and Saturday hours. Set in the grass in shady Railroad Park, the market makes for a pleasant afternoon trip. Stop in today and see who is participating the the market. Follow the east to read signs to Railroad Park at the northeast corner of Mountain Avenue and Third ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and

EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and Pluto tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Pluto – the former planet – comes to opposition on June 25, at 19:00 Universal Time. That is when we on Earth pass more or less between the sun and Pluto, so that this distant world is now opposite the sun in our sky. Of course, in Pluto’s case, it is not exactly opposite since the orbit of Pluto is inclined to the plane of the solar system by 17 degrees. That is a greater inclination than the orbits of Mercury, Venus, ... Full Story

Boom town Berthoud?

Boom town Berthoud?

Berthoud on the verge of real estate boom? According to a recent article in the Norther Colorado Business Report and a corresponding interview on KUNC radio that is the case. The article says, among other things, that construction will begin on the Safeway store next year, with an opening in 2012. That was certainly news to Mayor Tom Patterson. He has seen no change in conditions that would warrant a change in Safeway's plans and he has certainly not been informed by the company or their agents ... Full Story

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