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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

Water Plagiarism Expands

Water Plagiarism Expands

Plagiarism by Elected Officials Deceives Public in Northern Colorado Press Release by Save the Poudre (July 13, 2010) Fort Collins, CO --  The Denver Post revealed that gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis plagiarized water writings from Gregory Hobbs who is now a Colorado Supreme Court Justice.  McInnis was paid $300,000 for the plagiarized writings. Similar plagiarism has occurred by currently elected officials in northern Colorado.  Three separate officials ... Full Story

Berthoud Board of Trustees: July 27 agenda

Berthoud Board of Trustees: July 27 agenda

BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR MEETING JULY 27, 2010 BOARD ROOM 7:00 P.M. 1.   Call to Order Mayor Tom Patterson 2.   Roll Call Mayor Tom Patterson Mayor Pro-Tem David Gregg Trustee Thomas Jones Trustee David Skiles Trustee John Bauer Trustee Jeff Hindman Trustee Dick Shepard 3.   Pledge of Allegiance Mayor Patterson 4.   Citizen Participation 5.   Reports All matters listed under Item 6, Consent ... Full Story

Update on Berthoud Suicide

Richard Vivez's body was discovered by an overnight guest at his residence at 506 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. When Berthoud  Officer Vasquez responded to the complaint of a barking dog, the guest contacted the officer to inform him about the deceased. The initial investigation indicates that the the probable cause of death was from self inflicted injuries. the police press release does not indicate the type of injuries. There has been a tremendous outpouring of comments to this site ... Full Story

Obituary: William “Bill” Schreiner

Obituary: William “Bill” Schreiner

William "Bill" Schreiner May 1, 1924 – July 19, 2010 William "Bill" Albert Schreiner passed away peacefully at Family Health West in Fruita, Colorado on July 19, 2010. He was 86 years old. Bill was born May 1, 1924 to Fred and Amelia Schreiner in Fort Morgan, Colorado. He was the youngest of ten children. He spent his childhood in Fort Morgan and graduated from Fort Morgan High School in May, 1942. He was drafted into the military the day after his high school graduation and spent the next ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 26, The ‘forgotten’

Earthsky Tonight—July 26, The ‘forgotten’ zodiacal constellation

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer appears in the southern sky at nightfall, and descends into the southwest sky as evening deepens into late night. Look for Ophiuchus above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Ophiuchus’ brightest star – called Rasalhague – highlights the head of Ophiuchus and is nowhere as bright as Antares, the star that depicts ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 25, Full moon falls on July 25

Earthsky Tonight—July 25, Full moon falls on July 25 in the Americas

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org To the casual observer, the moon looks full for up to two or three days in a row each month. Astronomically speaking, however, the full moon has no actual duration, but occurs at a well-defined instant. The moon is astronomically full when it stands 180 degrees opposite the sun in Earth’s sky. That happens this evening – on Sunday, July 25 – at 8:36 p.m. Central Time (9:36 p.m. Eastern Time, 7:36 p.m. Mountain Time and ... Full Story

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