August 2010
« Jul   Sep »
News for Norther Colorado and the world

Friday, May 25, 2018

Archive for August 31, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—September 1, Venus, Mars, Spica

EarthSky Tonight—September 1,  Venus, Mars, Spica meet in west after sunset early September

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science 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

Hay bale fire at BMX track

Hay bale fire at BMX track

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.

Lady Spartans hammer Roosevelt 10-0

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.

Around Town

Around Town

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

EarthSky Tonight—August 31, Moon and Pleiades from

EarthSky Tonight—August 31, Moon and Pleiades from midnight to dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science 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