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Archive for August, 2010

Habitat Thanks

Habitat Thanks

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity would like to thank Wind Swept Acres for holding the 2nd Annual Car, Truck and Tractor show benefiting Berthoud Habitat. We would like to thank our banner sponsors for their support and our donation sponsors for their gift items. Banner and donation sponsors: High Country Proco, Edward Lacy, Jr. DDS, PC. Integrated Cable Systems, Pinkee’s Rod Shop,  Aspen Heirloom Furnishings, A.J. Storage Specialists, Collins Muffler Shop, Speedy Sparkle Car Wash,  B & J ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—August 3, Dipper points to Polaris,

Earthsky Tonight—August 3, Dipper points to Polaris, plus see Mizar and Alcor

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper – Dubhe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. To find this Dipper at this time of year, look toward the northwest in the evening. Once you have found it – after locating Polaris – look more carefully at the second star from the end of the Big Dipper’s handle. If your sky is dark enough, and your eyesight is good, you will see that this star, Mizar, has a ... Full Story

Earthsky Tonight—August 2, Find a globular cluster

Earthsky Tonight—August 2, Find a globular cluster by the Scorpion’s heart

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At nightfall, look in your southern sky for the bright ruddy star that is called the Scorpion’s Heart – Antares, the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius. Antares is always up on summer evenings. It is a bright red star known for twinkling rapidly. If you have binoculars, sweep for an object near Antares on the sky’s dome. This object is called M4, and it’s a globular star cluster located just one degree to the ... Full Story

State Board of Education Approves Common Core

State Board of Education Approves Common Core Standards

Press Release The Colorado State Board of Education today voted 4-3 to fully adopt the Common Core standards in mathematics and English language arts. The vote followed more than an hour of comments from individual board members and a recommendation from Commissioner of Education Dwight D. Jones, who supported adoption of the Common Core. The four board members supporting the adoption were Elaine Gantz Berman, Vice Chairman Randy DeHoff, Jane Goff and Angelika Schroeder. Opposed were Peggy ... Full Story

Can you afford a new car?

Can you afford a new car?

By Jason Alderman When I was growing up, car manufacturers made a big deal each fall about unveiling next year's models, literally shrouding them in secrecy under tarps in print and TV ads until the launch date. Car-crazy dads would then rush down to the dealer for a test drive. New models now roll out year round – and financing methods have gotten more flexible as well. Back then, many people saved for years in order to pay cash for a new car; today, most people I know take out car ... Full Story

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

“When They Dropped the Bomb”

"When They Dropped the Bomb," Remembering August 1945 By Dr. Paul Kengor This week marks 65 years since the United States dropped the atomic bomb. On August 6, 1945, President Harry Truman delivered a “rain of ruin” upon Hiroshima, Japan, with Nagasaki hit three days later, killing 100,000 to 200,000. Truman’s objective was to compel surrender from an intransigent enemy that refused to halt its naked aggression. The barbarous mentality of 1940s Japan was beyond belief. An entire ... Full Story

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

Colorado Cantaloupe Ripe with Culinary Possibilities

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 cantaloupe is featured in our Sweet Chile Chicken and Grilled Cantaloupe Panini recipe. Available Now...Cantaloupe Rocky Ford melons are recognized for their sweetness. Colorado ranks 4th nationally in cantaloupe production. In 2009, Colorado produced more than 59 million pounds of ... Full Story

Take Reporting Ethics 101 over again

Take Reporting Ethics 101 over again

Dear Editor, As a newspaper you all should be ashamed of your article on the Sheriff's report. You advertise the opponent's website to ballot issues 60, 61 and 101 and reference to the Post's slanted articles but nothing at ALL for the proponents. Do you always aim to show only one side of issues? As journalists you should present both sides or find another job as bloggers. Visit www.cotaxreforms.com to see how moderate and modest the three proposals are. Phased in over years, requiring ... Full Story

Budget 101 with Sheriff Alderden

Budget 101 with Sheriff Alderden

Larimer County Sheriff, Jim Alderden, presented “Sheriff’s Budget 101” to an interested audience on Friday evening. Alderden was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who showed up. Last year’s attendance was three he said, this year two dozen people showed up including department employees and of course the five candidates for the Sheriff’s job. In last week’s Bulls-eye the sheriff said, “It has been painfully obvious from listening to the campaign rhetoric that most of ... Full Story

Forum on Berthoud Water

Forum on Berthoud Water

Citizens First, a group for Berthoud residents who seek community involvement, will host a water forum on Wednesday, August 4 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Avenue. The guest speaker will be Berthoud Town Administrator Michael Hart, who will address the issues of water quality as well as the alternatives now being discussed to correct the current situation. In addition, TA Hart will give a detailed analysis of the development of Berthoud’s utility bill and the ... Full Story

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