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Archive for August 14, 2010

Berthoud Library drops some overdue fines

Berthoud Library drops some overdue fines

As of August 1, the Berthoud Community Library District is no longer charging overdue fines on books; fines are still charged on overdue DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs. District residents pay property taxes to support the library, and the Library District Board of Trustees believes in keeping any other fines and fees to a minimum. Now, when you have a book, or other library material, overdue 2 weeks or more your library card will be stopped until materials are returned.  When ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—August 15, Moon passes beneath

EarthSky Tonight—August 15, Moon passes beneath Libra stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The waxing crescent moon and the constellation Libra’s two major stars – Zubenelgenubi and Zubeneschamali – appear rather low in your southwest sky at nightfall. The moon can help you find these stars. As evening deepens, the moon and these Libra stars descend westward, to sink beneath the southwest horizon by mid to late evening. Zubenelgenubi: Alpha star of Libra the Scales Zubeneschamali: Green ... Full Story

Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

Turn the Tooth Fairy into a Teachable Moment

Practical Money Skills for Life  By Jason Alderman Thanks to cherished family traditions like birthday celebrations and presents from Santa and the Tooth Fairy, today's children are often bombarded with gifts from an early age. In fact, many kids begin cashing in on their baby teeth before they've even grasped the concept of what money is and where it comes from. According to a recent survey conducted by Visa Inc., 94 percent of children under age 10 are visited ... Full Story

Bike safety is fun

Bike safety is fun

What a great event the Public Safety day was. Fire engines, police cars an ambulance and Sparky the firedog made for an exciting day and at the end there was even a chance to climb the tall fire truck ladder. The intent of the event was to keep the kids safe as they ride their bicycles to school and back. Trooper Villavicencio, Colorado State Patrol Child Safety Technician was there with is 150 mph cruiser and the kids were in awe of all the equipment inside. Berthoud Fire was ... Full Story

Wildfire Street Festival

Wildfire Street Festival

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