Archive for June, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org For all of us in the northern hemisphere, the earliest sunrises of the year are happening now, despite the fact that the solstice is still a week away. If you are privileged enough to be outdoors before one of these early sunrises, you’ll find some of the most beautiful dawn twilights of the year … and, in 2010, you’ll also find the second brightest of all planets, Jupiter, blazing away in the southeast sky. For the ... Full Story
Berthoud Community Library District 2010 Summer Reading Programs For more information visit www.BerthoudPublicLibrary.org or call 532-2757 Registration started June 7, the programs end July 31 Storytime Tuesdays 11 a.m., 0—3 years, 12 p.m. 3—5 years & K+ Teen Programs every Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the library. Kids Programs every Wednesday, 2 p.m. at the community center. Prizes include toys, books, and food or event coupons. Grand prizes include Rapids ... Full Story
Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, Friday, June 18, 2009 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Our guest speaker is Dr Suzanne Metlay. The title of her talk is: "The Work of Your Hands: Citizen Science and Journalism". Amateur astronomers are increasingly doing the work of professional researchers -- and most scientists love it! As science journalists are struggling to keep their careers, volunteers and bloggers have been moving into this realm as well. Dr. Metlay will discuss the ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Today’s chart shows which zodiacal constellations are up soon after darkness falls on an evening in the middle of June. You are facing due south for this chart, looking southeast to west, more or less following the path the sun takes during the day. One of you wrote, “What does Zodiac mean?” The word “zodiac” just means “pathway of animals.” It is an important pathway across our sky because the sun moves ... Full Story
With water storage at record levels and a high spring runoff, even Foster and Coleman Reservoirs west of Berthoud have abundant water for the first time in years. These iternerant pelicans took advantage of that and stopped for a little fishing at Foster last Wednesday.
Fran Robison returned to the McCarty-Fickle House on Thursday to put the Ladies of Loveland in their summer attire. She had most of the ladies dressed by the time the guests arrived in the evening, but had saved three of the dolls for the program. She began with Albina Washburn. She explained that even though the ladies wore different “visiting dresses” during the summer, they still wore the same type of undergarments. Albina is dressed for the 1865 period. These doll cloths ... Full Story
LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Confirmatory tests show four cows in a Colorado dairy herd have tested positive for bovine tuberculosis (TB). The ongoing investigation by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Agriculture began in March 2010 when internal lesions were discovered on a Southern Colorado cow at a slaughter facility. Subsequent tracing and testing has led to the discovery of the additional positive cattle. Bovine tuberculosis causes internal ... Full Story
By Claudia Todd-Young When she was recently asked why she chose this particular time to retire from her 45-year long position as choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in Berthoud, Beth Sommers said, “Why now? I figured that God would let me know when it was time to quit. Now is the time,” Sommers said. Her tenure of 45 years has allowed Sommers to see church history in the making. She saw three pastors and three interim pastors come into the church. She has also seen many ... Full Story
Larimer County Commissioners' Schedule June 14 to 18, 2010 Monday, June 14, 2010 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Republican Breakfast Club, Best Western, Hwy 34 & I-25, Loveland 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Work session with Human Resources Regarding Current Compensation Practices & Philosophy 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Land Use Items with Development Review Team, Hearing Room, 1st Floor Pledge Of Allegiance Public Comment On The County Land Use ... Full Story
Thank you to everyone who helped in making Berthoud Day 2010 such a success! To our Sponsors, thank you !!! To our Volunteers, thank you !!! To our Vendors, thank you !!! To everyone who attended Berthoud Day…we couldn’t do it without your efforts and cooperation, every year! A sincere thank you from the Board of Directors at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.