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Meningitis outbreak in Larimer County

Meningitis outbreak in Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is investigating several cases of meningococcal disease that have occurred over the past two weeks in Fort Collins, resulting in one death. Three cases have been confirmed as invasive meningococcal infections. Test results are still pending on one case with symptoms of bacterial meningitis. The Health Department is looking into connections among any of the cases, and this investigation is ongoing. Meningococcal disease is a severe ... Full Story

Richardson—Sparks Engagement

Richardson—Sparks Engagement

Lindsey Richardson and Jeff Sparks are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is daughter of Monty and Dana Richardson of Berthoud. The groom-to-be is son of Doug and Cindy Sparks of Phoenix, Arizona. Lindsey graduated from Berthoud High School in 2002. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Northern Arizona University in 2006. Jeff graduated from North Canyon High School in Phoenix in 2000. He received his bachelor’s degree in History from the University of ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 17, View Mars tonight via

Earthsky Tonight—June 17, View Mars tonight via reflected sunlight nearly 28 minutes old

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The crescent moon glides by Mars tonight, making it easy to identify the planet, which has been getting dimmer for the past few months. If you face west about an hour after sunset, Mars is the yellow or orange “star” just to the north of the moon. Saturn, very slightly brighter than Mars, is a bit farther from and above the moon. Mars is known as the “Red Planet,” but most people do not see it with a truly red color. ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 16, Waxing Crescent Moon meets

Earthsky Tonight—June 16, Waxing Crescent Moon meets the “Little King” of Leo

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org If you have been watching the crescent moon over the past few days, you know that since it passed Venus a couple of nights ago, it slips farther east and is slightly fuller each evening. Tonight it is well placed in the sunset sky in the early evening, appearing to pass near Regulus, the “Little King” or “Heart of the Lion,” in Leo. Face the western sky just after it gets dark and you can easily find the lunar crescent, ... Full Story

12th Annual Berthoud Historic Home Tour

12th Annual Berthoud Historic Home Tour

On June 19 from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m., the Berthoud Historical Society will be opening doors to Colorado history with the 12th Annual Berthoud Historic Home Tour. Known as Colorado's "Garden Spot," the Town of Berthoud boasts a contemporary small-town feel and a rich history, while remaining a dynamic spot for growth on Colorado's Front Range. With the Berthoud Historic Homes Tour, visitors have first-hand look into the architectural and design heritage of this Colorado community while strolling ... Full Story

Poudre flooding closes Greeley roads

Poudre flooding closes Greeley roads

River Flooding Prompts Greeley Public Works to Close 35th Avenue & Poudre River Trail. The Cache La Poudre River through Greeley continues to run at or near flood stage due to rain and snowmelt. As a result, Greeley’s public works department has now added 35th Avenue between F Street and O Street to the list of closed streets. These Greeley Streets remain closed: 6th Ave from 5th St. to the Poudre River bridge; 71st Ave from Poudre River Ranch north to O Street; 83rd Ave and 95th Avenues ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—June 15: Moon and Venus still close

Earthsky Tonight—June 15: Moon and Venus still close after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the sky scene for mid-northern latitudes in North America. Depending on where you live worldwide, Venus may appear closer or farther from tonight’s waxing crescent moon, or may even appear below the moon. But no matter. Nighttime’s two brightest heavenly bodies bask away in the west as darkness falls around the world. These two bathing beauties shine by reflecting sunlight. Over time, both worlds exhibit the ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Obituary: Orlando Franklin Platzek

Orlando Franklin Platzek March 3, 1914 – June 14, 2010 Orlando F. Platzek of Berthoud died Monday, 14 June 2010. He was 96. He was born in Crested Butte on 3 March 1914. He was a World War II combat veteran in the United States Navy. He was preceded in death by his wife Jean and his son Ronald. He is survived by his sister Lena James of Claremont, California; his son Roger (Sue) Platzek of Berthoud; and his daughter Rita (Mark) Larsen of Thornton. He also has nine grandchildren and nineteen ... Full Story

Stop the Japanese Beetle

Stop the Japanese Beetle

  Stop the Japanese Beetle How property owners can help. LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Thirty-five states to the east of Colorado are currently considered infested or partially infested with Japanese beetle; the Colorado Department of Agriculture is providing valuable tips to homeowners to help protect their property. The Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) is an insect pest that is not native to Colorado and can cause significant damage to landscape plants, turfgrass, and fruit trees. Originally ... Full Story

Cold Murder Cases Solved

Cold Murder Cases Solved

DATE: June 14, 2010 Larimer County: In a press conference today, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Investigators announced they have closed two cold case files from the 1980's. The body of Orma B. Smith, 02/29/1888, of Longmont, was found on July 9, 1982, in a stream three miles east of Big Elk Meadows with multiple stab wounds. John Agrue, 09/11/1947, was considered a suspect at that time but no charges were filed. In 1966, Agrue pled guilty in Will County, Illinois, to the murder of his ... Full Story

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