Archive for August, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The first few evenings of September 2010 present a celestial trio – the planets Venus and Mars, and the star Spica fitting within a circle that is smaller than 5 degrees in diameter. Because a typical binocular field spans about 5 degrees of sky, there is a good chance of seeing all three luminaries squeezing up together inside a single binocular field. All three should be bright enough to see with the unaided eye, if your sky ... Full Story
Berthoud fire responded to a fire at the BMX track on Tuesday afternoon. Old hay bales lined up agains the Berthoud High School fence were ablaze. Firefighters got the fire out quickly with water and foam. The bales had been laying in the same location all summer and were dry so that spontaneous combustion was probably not the cause. The fire call came in shortly after classes finished at the high school.
August 31 The Lady Spartans wasted no time getting on the scoreboard, with 4 runs in the first inning. That would have been enough to win the game, but the Berthoud girls added two more runs in the second, fifth and sixth innings while holding Roosevelt to only six hits, including one triple.
by Gary Wamsley The town board, mayor and staff got a little break with no town board meeting last Tuesday, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have official duties to perform. Administrator Hart attended the Wednesday morning Citizens’ Meeting with Commissioner Donnelly. Accompanying Commissioner Donnelly this week was Jerry Blehm from Environmental Health Services and Jane Viste, the Public Information Officer for the Departmet of Health and Environment. Medical Marijuana was one of the ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon is not quite yet at its last quarter phase as it and the Pleiades star cluster rise over your east-northeast horizon around midnight tonight. The Pleiades cluster follows the slightly waning gibbous moon upward during the morning hours after midnight on Wednesday. The two luminaries shine high in the southeast as morning dawn starts to color the sky. As seen from Madagascar, the Mauritius Islands to the east of ... Full Story
Green Gardening: Alternatives to Commercial Insecticides and Herbicides By: Kathi Taylor Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Organic or “green” gardening is the goal of many gardeners. However, with the abundance of moisture this spring and summer, weeds are popping up everywhere and potentially harmful insects are prolific—what’s a gardener to do? Before reaching for a familiar bottle, consider greener alternatives. Planting and cultural ... Full Story
Edward J. Lempka, 89, of Berthoud, CO passed away on August 28, 2010. He was born July 1, 1921 near St. Mary, Nebr. to Lawrence and Anna Kontny Lempka. Following his graduation from Sterling High School in 1941, he trained as an aircraft electrician in Omaha and Baltimore. In Omaha, just prior to his entry into the Army Air Force in 1944, he met Irene Iwan. Ed was first stationed in Norfolk, VA where he and Irene were married on February 13, 1945. Following WWII they returned to ... Full Story
Class Announcement Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification (PAAC) Class Subject: Historical Archaeology Dates: Seven sessions: September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19 & 26 Times: 6:30 – 9:30 pm NEW Location: 1714 Topaz Dr., Suite 135 Farmers Insurance District office – 2nd floor conference room (Near the intersection of East Eisenhower Blvd and Boise Rd in Loveland , CO ) To register for the class send a check for $12, made ... Full Story
Today the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced an interim strategy to help the agency respond to the anticipated occurrence of white-nose syndrome (WNS) on BLM-administered lands nationwide. It is anticipated this strategy will be in place until more detailed guidance is developed, including applicable components of the Interagency National Response Plan (INRP) effort being led by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in which BLM is an active participant. WNS was first observed in ... Full Story