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Archive for July, 2010

“Save the Poudre” responds to Club 20

“Save the Poudre” responds to Club 20 support

This morning NCWCD sent out a press release saying that Club 20 had taken a position in support of NISP. I just got off the phone with Mr. Reeves Brown, directior of Club 20. Two things: 1. I asked Mr. Brown why his organization took a position without talking to us. He said he was not aware that we existed -- "never heard of you," he said. He was not aware there was opposition to the project. 2. I asked Mr. Brown if he knew that the Draft Environmental Impact Statement clearly ... Full Story

NCWCD stops distributing, printing “Save The

NCWCD stops distributing, printing “Save The Poudre” bumper sticker

Fort Collins, CO – Today, the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District (NCWCD) has sent an email to Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper stating that NCWCD has stopped distributing and printing the extremely controversial "Save the Poudre: Store it in Glade" bumper sticker. That email exchange is below. "We greatly appreciate that NCWCD has stopped distributing and printing this bumper sticker," said Gary Wockner of Save the Poudre: Poudre Waterkeeper. "We respectfully thank the ... Full Story

Wildfire mural’s bold colors stand out

Wildfire mural’s bold colors stand out

The Wildfire Summer Mural project is nearing completion as the crew puts on the finishing touches. Julia Lamb and Lane Foley were on the job early Thursday morning. The youngsters work under the direction of Anita Yeh. Yeh’s specialty is Asian Inspired Design. A multicultural artist, Yeh was raised in the U.S. but has lived in China and Taiwan. The mural design is inspired by Chinese Farmer Paintings. The style is characterized by bold graphics and repeating elements. ... Full Story

Obituary: Richard Vives

Obituary: Richard Vives

Richard Vives born Feb 19, 1979, died July 22, 2010 in Berthoud, Colorado. Richard was a graduate of Parkland High School, El Paso, Texas, class of 2000. He was born in Puerto Rico and raised in El Paso. He was a wonderful person, loving and loyal! He was a great friend, always happy and had the biggest smile! He will be missed dearly!! He is survived by his children: sons, Richard, Angel and Andy Vives; daughters, Haley and Tatyana Vives; his parents, Gladys Schuetta and Dionisio Vives; ... Full Story

Larimer Master Gardeners on deadheading and

Larimer Master Gardeners on deadheading and grasshoppers

  The Art of deadheading By: Charleen Barr Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Many gardeners do not realize deadheading is an art rather than a chore. Some chores that are tedious for one gardener may seem pleasant to another, but deadheading flowers just requires a positive attitude. When deadheading, gardeners are tending their garden in a most intimate way. Deadheading a flower refreshes a plant’s appearance, controls seed dispersal, ... Full Story

Listen to the Military Leadership on the START Treaty

Listen to the Military Leadership on the START Treaty

By John Castellaw President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently signed the New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (START), a measure designed to mutually and verifiably reduce U. S. and Russian nuclear arsenals. Specifically, it would reduce U. S. and Russian warheads by approximately one third and would continue and strengthen the verification regime that has allowed the inspections and surveillance that have informed U. S. intelligence about Russian ... Full Story

LTO 24-Inch telescope installation

LTO 24-Inch telescope installation

The Little Thompson Observatory 24-inch telescope has had a long journey. Brought to Berthoud a couple of years ago it had to await the construction of the second pier and dome at the observatory. The instrument was finally put in place last October and has been awaiting funding to complete the installation. The Loveland Reporter-Herald gives an update: "Newly installed 24-inch telescope nearly ready" By Sandy ... Full Story

Election a turning point in Law Enforcement

Election a turning point in Law Enforcement

This election is a turning point in Law Enforcement in Larimer County. This is why we must elect a Sheriff who puts the Law first. Al Ohms is not that man. Campaign finance reporting and open campaign finance records are vital to the democratic process. Both the Colorado Constitution and Colorado Statutes recognize that it is important to for the electorate to see who is funding our candidates. County candidates were required to file their first campaign finance report on July 20, ... Full Story

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

Annual Contest Searching for Agriculture Photographs

LAKEWOOD, Colo.--From an eastern plains cornfield under a stormy sky to a line of bikes parked in a western slope vineyard, Colorado agriculture is easily captured in pictures. The 13th annual “Colorado…it’s AgriCultural” photography contest is seeking entries as a way to celebrate Colorado agriculture. “Since the contest began in 1998, we’ve received hundreds of photographs representing every aspect of agriculture in the state, and it is always exciting to see the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 27, Saturn, Mars, Venus –

Earthsky Tonight—July 27, Saturn, Mars, Venus – close pairing of Regulus and Mercury

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planets Saturn, Mars and Venus are still in the west after sunset, to the delight of stargazers across the globe. In addition, the planet Mercury –our solar system’s innermost world – teams up with Regulus around now in the same part of the sky. Regulus is the brightest star in the constellation Leo the Lion. Tonight, Mercury and Regulus form the year’s closest pairing of a planet with a first-magnitude star. Look ... Full Story

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