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Archive for August 12, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—August 13, Moon and Venus, more

EarthSky Tonight—August 13, Moon and Venus, more Perseid meteors, and two star clusters

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The 2010 Perseid meteor shower has been in full swing for at least the past 24 hours, but you still have a last chance to see a good display of meteors before dawn August 14. In addition, as night falls this evening, you can see Venus near the waxing crescent moon in the western twilight sky. Today’s chart shows that lovely sky scene, which will set soon after darkness falls. You really have to be a night owl or an ... Full Story

Larimer County Fair 4-H Stock Sale

Larimer County Fair 4-H Stock Sale

The 4H Livestock sale is the last official event of the county fair. The bidding is active and usually the final price is well above the market price of the livestock. The highest priced sale is usually the Grand Champion Market Beef, and the 2010 Larimer County Fair was no exception as that heifer brought $6,000 for Danielle Mayer of Fort Collins. The Reserve Champion Market Beef, raised by Berthoud’s Cory Ellis brought $2,600. The same relationship held in the sheep as Kristina ... Full Story

Larimer County Fair Photos Review

Larimer County Fair Photos Review

The County Fair Parade took place a couple days before the official opening, but the activities had started even before that as 4-H kids were busy setting up exhibits and competing in the equine events. Here the Berthoud Highlanders 4-H Club took time to enter the parade. The Larimer County Fair is over but the memories linger. The midway was open and many people enjoyed the activities. The weekend had many outside activities to enjoy, but much of what the fair is about ... Full Story

Berthoud Public Safety Day

Berthoud Public Safety Day

BERTHOUD PUBLIC SAFETY DAY August 14, 2010 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Bein Park The Town of Berthoud, in partnership with the Berthoud Police Department, Berthoud Fire Department, Thompson Valley Emergency Services, and Colorado State Patrol, is sponsoring a Public Safety Day. With children returning to school the following week, Town officials felt it was a good time to refresh safety information for elementary and middle school children. There will be bike helmet checks, ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—August 12, Moon and Venus in

Earthsky Tonight—August 12, Moon and Venus in evening, 2010 Perseid meteors before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The 2010 Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight. Look late tonight and between midnight and dawn on Friday, August 13. As always, this forecast represents a best guess, not a certainty. Any clear night on the nights of August 11, 12 and 13 should be fine for watching the Perseid meteor shower! Be sure to go to a dark location and watch for an hour or more. The annual Perseid meteor shower ranks as one of the most prolific ... Full Story

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