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Archive for July, 2010

Habitat “ReStore” getting close

Habitat “ReStore” getting close

The Habitat crew had hoped to have the ReStore open by May but July is looking more realistic. This corner will look much better when the store and the roundabout are finished. both seem to be near completion. One of the signs that the store is nearing is grand opening is the installation of the sign over the door. The sign, printed by Hardy's Photo, www.hardysphoto.com,  was delivered and installed last week. Photos by Tim Hardy

Earthsky Tonight— July 6, 2010: Earth farthest from

Earthsky Tonight— July 6, 2010: Earth farthest from sun for 2010 on July 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Today, our planet Earth reaches its most distant point from the sun for this year. Astronomers call this farthest point aphelion, and, at aphelion, we are about three million miles farther from the sun than we will be six months from now. That is in contrast to our average distance from the sun of about 93 million miles. Are you looking for Earth’s exact distance from the sun today? It is at 94,508,351 miles. Last year, on July ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, June 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat, June 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for June 2010 Tuesday, June 1 BFPD responded to a report of power lines down on Sixth Street and Welch Avenue. This was a phone line down and Qwest was notified for repairs. BFPD responded to a bicyclist hit on Taft Avenue. The patient was transported. Thursday, June 3 BFPD responded to a fatal vehicle accident on East Highway 56. This was a two-vehicle accident involving a concrete mixing truck and a pickup truck. The driver of the ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 5, 2010: Constellation named

Earthsky Tonight—July 5, 2010: Constellation named for a Polish king

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Now that the moon is past last quarter and therefore gone from the evening sky, look for one of summer’s most beautiful celestial sights. Be sure you are looking in a dark country sky, on a night when the moon is down. In a dark country sky, you will find a hazy pathway stretched across the sky during the late July evening hours. This band is the starlit trail of our own Milky Way galaxy. Looking southward late in the evening ... Full Story

Art in the Garden Thanks to …

Art in the Garden Thanks to …

The Berthoud Art in the Garden Committee, Citizens First and Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance would like to extend thanks and appreciation to those responsible for making the event the grand success that it was on Saturday, June 26. The sponsors of the event: Attorney at Law J. Mitchell Tacy ; Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce; Berthoud Athletic Club;  Berthoud Dance Company; Berthoud Recorder Online; Berthoud Wine & Spirits; EnergyLogic Inc; GrafikNature; Guaranty Bank; Hays ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—July 4, Draco the Dragon on July

Earthsky Tonight—July 4, Draco the Dragon on July evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At nightfall tonight, the starlit Eyes of Draco the Dragon peer down upon you from almost overhead. Their names are Eltanin and Rastaban. If the sun, Eltanin and Rastaban all were located the same distance from us, it’s thought that Eltanin would shine 600 times more brightly than our sun and that Rastaban would shine 950 times more brightly. Though Rastaban is actually the more luminous of these two stars, Eltanin appears ... Full Story

Appointments to Larimer County Boards

Larimer County, Colorado - The Board of Larimer County Commissioners this week made several appointments to citizen Boards.  They are: Board of Adjustment: Paul Devenny, Jeffrey – Fort Collins Carol Dowding – Loveland Board of Health: Christopher McKinney – Loveland Environmental Advisory Board: Ryan McShane, Kate Muldoon, Jarrett Tishmack - Fort Collins Earlie Thomas – LaPorte Evelyn King – Loveland Extension Advisory Committee: Trena Anastasia, Valerie Clark, Jessie ... Full Story

Mental health care is vital too

Mental health care is vital too

As our nation and our community continue to study the impact of health care reform legislation, I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts about the need to ensure that behavioral health care is central to these conversations. As Vice President of Business Development at Poudre Valley Hospital and a Board Member of Larimer Center for Mental Health (LCMH), I am well-acquainted with the costs and results of untreated mental health and addictive disorders in our community.   ... Full Story

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

Enjoy Broccoli at Breakfast

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado broccoli is featured in our Broccoli Cheese Strata recipe. Available Now...Broccoli Good quality broccoli should have fresh-looking, light green stalks of consistent thickness. Bud clusters should be compact and dark green with some purple tinge.  Broccoli is low in fat and ... Full Story

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has received its first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2010. Heading into the holiday weekend, health department officials advise people to take precautions against West Nile virus by wearing insect repellent and using other methods to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors. Elisabeth Lawaczeck, state public health veterinarian, explained, “Although we can’t predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be this year, ... Full Story

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