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Earthsky Tonight—July 20, Moon and Antares cross the

Earthsky Tonight—July 20, Moon and Antares cross the sky together

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org There’s a bright star to the east (left) of tonight’s waxing gibbous moon. It’s Antares, often called the Heart of the Scorpion in the constellation Scorpius. You can’t miss this star because it’s bright and reddish in color. Because it’s low in the sky as seen from the northern hemisphere, people in this part of the world often notice that Antares twinkles a lot. You’ll find the moon to the west (right) ... Full Story

Josh Schumacher advances to state finals

Josh Schumacher advances to state finals

By Gail Schumacher Josh Schumacher competed in the Rockies Baseball Skills Challenge in Berthoud on June 9. He won first place in his age division of 10 and 11-year-old boys. This gave him the chance to go onto the Sectional Final in Longmont on July 11. He won first place in that event and will be competing in the State Final on August 14 at Coca-Cola All Star Park in Lakewood. All State Finalists receive three Colorado Rockies tickets for the game that evening. This is ... Full Story

Berthoud youths among 250 persons re-creating pioneer

Berthoud youths among 250 persons re-creating pioneer trail trek

Press Release: In the mid 1800s, nearly 70,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the plains from Nebraska and Iowa to the Salt Lake Valley. Most were in wagon trains, but ten companies of pioneers (totaling around 3,000 persons) pushed handcarts containing all of their possessions for more than 1,000 miles. This month nearly 200 youths and 75 accompanying adults from Berthoud, Loveland, Windsor, and Fort Collins-- all in pioneer ... Full Story

Justin Smith only realistic choice

Justin Smith only realistic choice

Dear Editor: Justin Smith is the only realistic choice for Larimer County Sheriff. Justin has worked in local law enforcement for nearly 20 years and has administered the Larimer County Sheriff’s budget, managed the detention center, responded to emergencies and most importantly, patrolled the streets of this community and responded to victims in Larimer County for most of his career. He has achieved numerous law enforcement awards and furthered his professional education ... Full Story

Board Of Trustees, July 20, No Meeting

Board Of Trustees, July 20, No Meeting

BOARD OF TRUSTEES STUDY SESSION JULY 20, 2010 BOARD ROOM 7:00 P.M. NO MEETING

Sheriff’s job is local issues

Sheriff’s job is local issues

Dear Editor, In our local race for county sheriff, a few believe that the candidate of choice is one that will stand with people “who plan to protect our nation at all costs” (Jeffry Aufderheide, Wellington, Coloradoan Letter to the Editor, July 3rd). Much is being made of concerns about the power of our federal government, our porous national borders, and our constitutional rights. These are expansive concerns we should all share with our state and national ... Full Story

Please vote for Justin Smith

Please vote for Justin Smith

Dear Editor: Our sheriff’s race seems to be filled with candidates with little to no experience, or experience that ended years ago. There is however one exception. Justin Smith is a current commander at our sheriff’s office and he has served there since 1991. He has worked as a patrol deputy, K9 officer, investigator, sergeant, and division commander over administrative functions, the jail, and operations. Justin Smith also obtained his Masters in Criminal Justice ... Full Story

Berthoud Tree Board, July 19 agenda

Berthoud Tree Board, July 19 agenda

TREE BOARD MEETING MONDAY JULY 19, 2010 5:30 p.m. BERTHOUD TOWN HALL 328 Massachusetts Ave. AGENDA ITEMS 1. Misc. Updates from Town Arborist. 2. Fall Tree Replacements. 3. Funding for Tree Inventory Project. 4. Continued Discussion on Newsletter/Web Page.

Earthsky Tonight—July 19, Summer Triangle: Altair

Earthsky Tonight—July 19, Summer Triangle: Altair and Aquila the Eagle

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org In the east after dark, near the horizon, Altair, the brightest star in the constellation Aquila, the Eagle, springs into view. This is the bottom star of the Summer Triangle. The Great Rift of the Summer Milky Way passes through the Summer Triangle, between the stars Vega and Altair. Thought the Great Rift and the Milky Way will be hard to see tonight because of the waxing gibbous moon. In dark skies in late July and the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 18,Moon moves past Spica,

Earthsky Tonight—July 18,Moon moves past Spica, approaches celestial ‘Gateway’

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Can you see that the moon is farther from Spica tonight than it was last night? The moon is shifting farther and farthest east, with respect to the stars, each day. The moon always moves toward the east on our sky’s dome. This motion is a translation on our sky’s dome of the moon’s orbit around Earth. You can observe the moon’s orbital motion from one night to the next by watching the moon’s location with respect ... Full Story

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