Archive for June, 2010
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment on Tuesday confirmed the death of a second person from meningococcal disease. The patient had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins since June 14, 2010. “It is our very sad duty to confirm that the second hockey player from the C Division of the adult hockey league in Fort Collins, who played in a June 9th game, died early Tuesday morning, ” said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of the ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight the moon returns to the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. The brightest star in the immediate vicinity is Antares, whose name means “like Mars,” because of its similar reddish hue. If you remember your Greek mythology, or perhaps episodes of Xena: Warrior Princess, Ares is the god of war, the counterpart to the Roman god Mars. You can perform the color comparison yourself, because the planet Mars lies in the ... Full Story
The Berthoud 11 and under baseball team finished their regular season strong by beating the Lafayette Warriors (12-9) on the Warriors home turf. The Lafayette team had only lost three games all season. Coach Dave Overholt said, “We carried that momentum into the year end league tournament going 1 and 1 the first day. That win against the Sliders required scoring 6 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to win 15-14. We continued the roll with beating Fort Morgan (10-3) in the ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s moon appears near the upper part of the constellation Scorpius. These three stars are sometimes called the Crown of the Scorpion. Scorpius – which now rises in the south-southeastern sky at early evening, is the constellation of the Scorpion. Individually, the Crown stars are Graffias, Dschubba, and Pi Scorpii. It is rare when star patterns on our sky’s dome have anything to do with real associations of stars in ... Full Story
By Treva Heiser Area citizens gathered at the home of Bill Wendt to hear Andrew Romanoff, Democratic candidate for the US Senate, speak on issues related to the environment, developing alternative energy resources, the need to reform the way Washington works and increase the power of the people . . . . . . . . Reasons given by those who attended varied. Dave Kramer from Johnstown, Ray Hupp of Loveland, and teenagers Javan Wendt and Daniel Heiser had not met Romanoff but were interested ... Full Story
Joye D. Freddy, widow of Dan Freddy and a former Berthoud resident, passed away in Loveland on May 15, 2010. Cremation was conducted. The family now invite family and friends for the graveside service which will be held in the Berthoud Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud on Tuesday June 29, 2010 at 10:00am.
Doris McKanna Houchin, 90, of Las Vegas, passed away May 14, 2010, at Prestige Assisted Living in Henderson. Doris was born in Berthoud, Colo., Dec. 19, 1919, to the late Linn E. and Rhoda McKanna. Doris was a welder at Rocky Mountain National Arsenal during World War II. She retired from the City of North Las Vegas in 1980, as payroll clerk and was a member of the Eastern Star and a charter member of Sunrise Mountain United Methodist Church, in Las Vegas. She was the beloved wife of the late ... Full Story
By Tyler Kennedy On my drive down I-25 to work this morning, I saw something you don’t regularly see on the plains, a bull and cow moose galloping alongside the interstate. Today is the summer solstice (the apex of sunlight during the year), and I knew something was special as I prepared iced tea and a game of Bocce Ball for our solstice party at the company where I work – Solstice Arts. As I was pulling off at the Johnstown exit near Johnson’s Corner, I noticed two dark figures ... Full Story
Ham Radio Operators from Loveland CO Join In National Deployment Public Demo of Emergency Communications June 26 – 27 Loveland, CO, 18 June 2010 – On May 22 2008, a tornado carved out a path of destruction almost 35 miles long and ripped through Windsor CO. As police, fire and medical teams assisted residents along the tornadoes path, amateur radio operators or "hams" from all over Northern CO were on the move as well, providing radio communications support. Cell phone and internet services ... Full Story
The Larimer County Open Lands Advisory Board meeting, scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 24, 2010, has been cancelled. The next meeting will take place on Thursday, July 22, 2010 at the Loveland Municipal Building at 500 East Third St. in Loveland. All meetings are open to the public.