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Archive for July 9, 2010

Earthsky Tonight— July 10,Total solar eclipse over

Earthsky Tonight— July 10,Total solar eclipse over South Pacific on July 11

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org A total eclipse of the sun rates as one of nature’s grandest spectacles. The new moon completely covers over the solar disk, momentarily turning day into night, and bringing the planets and brighter stars into view. During a total solar eclipse, you can see the sun’s normally invisible yet beautiful corona encircling the new moon silhouette. This year’s only solar eclipse takes place tomorrow, on Sunday, July 11. A ... Full Story

Wildfire Summer Mural Project gets underway

Wildfire Summer Mural Project gets underway

The Wildfire mural crew spent the day Friday in the mundane, but necessary task of painting the grid on the side of the Arts Center building. Under the watchful eye of Anita Yeh-Norrie, the all girl crew of Iona Kearney, Mandi Walsh, Katie Lamb, Skye Kearney, Jenna Hepp, Kayla Richards and Elizabeth Coats climbed the scaffolding and ladders to mark of the work area. The next step will be transferring the design from the master drawing to the wall, then each “muralist” will have a ... Full Story

Save The Poudre responds to B. J. Nikkel

Save The Poudre responds to B. J. Nikkel

By Mark Easter and Gary Wockner We are writing in response to BJ Nikkel’s recent editorial in the Recorder Online, wherein she supports the hugely damaging Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP/Glade). Let’s be clear –Agriculture and the Poudre River stand to be the big losers if NISP/Glade is built. In their ground-breaking report “Farming on the Edge: Sprawling Development Threatens America’s Best Farmland”, the American Farmland Trust identified the ... Full Story

Water storage is critical to Northern Colorado’s

Water storage is critical to Northern Colorado’s future

By State Representative B.J. Nikkel House District 49 In Northern Colorado, we are able to enjoy the bounty of produce grown on the tens of thousands of acres of farmland in Larimer and Weld Counties irrigated by the precious waters flowing down from our high country. This has all been made possible by the visionaries who preceded and provided for us. These irrigated farmlands provide open space between our growing communities and also allow us to grow top quality ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule, July 12

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule, July 12 to 16

Monday, July 12, 2010 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Republican Breakfast Club, Best Western, Hwy 34 & I-25, Loveland 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Work session with Human Resources Regarding Potential Voluntary Separation and FTE Reduction Progra.m.s 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Planning Worksession with Linda Hoffmann, Planning Director, Regarding 1) Minor Code a.m.endments; 2) Regional Food System Assessment 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Land Use Items with Development Review Team, Hearing Room, ... Full Story

Supporting Carl Bruning

Supporting Carl Bruning

It was great to see Carl Bruning and his wonderful supporters at the many events around Larimer County in recent weeks. They were handing out stickers to children and interacting with the public in a positive way that we all can appreciate. It will be good to have Carl Bruning leading the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office in a positive way in the years ahead. It will be good to have a sheriff bringing a breath of fresh air to the department with a renewed focus on serving "we the people" ... Full Story

Berthoud students named to Dean’s List, Honor

Berthoud students named to Dean’s List, Honor Roll at UNC

Greeley, Colo. (July 8, 2010) - The students listed below have been named to the Dean's List or the Dean's Honor Roll in recognition of their outstanding scholarship for the 2009-10 academic year at the University of Northern Colorado. Dean's List (3.75 or higher grade point average*) Dean's Honor Roll (3.50 to 3.74 grade point average*) * Must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours and have achieved required GPA for two out of three semesters of the year (summer, ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor on Candidate for Larimer County

Letter to the Editor on Candidate for Larimer County Sheriff

Larimer County has a very important election this fall. The current Sheriff is term-limited, so we the citizens must elect a replacement and choose someone not just to protect us, but lead us and effectively run the largest elected office in the county. We need someone who has experience, education and proven dedication to law enforcement. We must determine for ourselves what qualifications each candidate possesses. Do they have actual experience as a peace officer? Have they served in a ... Full Story

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