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Archive for August, 2010

Larimer Humane Society takes 20 rescue cats

Larimer Humane Society takes 20 rescue cats

  Larimer Humane Society Rescues 20 Cats From Wyoming Hoarding Case Fort Collins, Colorado (August 29, 2010) – On Sunday, August 29, 2010, Larimer Humane Society will receive 20 new cats from the Humane Society of the United States as part of an overall effort to save the lives of over 150 cats that were rescued from deplorable living conditions at a Powell, Wyoming residence on August 26. The sheriff’s department in Park County, Wyoming, called upon the Humane Society of the United ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight— August 30, Andromeda Galaxy

EarthSky Tonight— August 30,  Andromeda Galaxy visible again each evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The Great Square of Pegasus sparkles over your eastern horizon at early to mid evening. For some idea of the Great Square’s size, extend your hand an arm length from your eye. You will see that any two Great Square stars are farther apart than the width of your hand. The Square of Pegasus is a great jumping off point for finding the famous Andromeda galaxy, also known to astronomers as M31. As seen from mid-northern latitudes, ... Full Story

AUVSI Foundation Hosts Thompson School District

AUVSI Foundation Hosts Thompson School District Students at International Robotics Event

An Extraordinary One-Time Chance for STEM and Robotics Students Unfolds at the Colorado Convention Center Loveland, CO (Action-Works) August 26, 2010 – If it flies on its own, drives on its own, or dives on its own you are likely standing in the midst of the Unmanned Systems North America 2010 convention held August 23rd–27th at the Colorado Convention Center. A select group of 40 from the Thompson School District were among the 200 students from the entire state that were fortunate enough ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—August 29, Closest celestial trio

EarthSky Tonight—August 29, Closest celestial trio of 2010 in late August, early September

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org In a few more days, Venus and Mars will team up with the star Spica to stage this year’s closest celestial trio – three heavenly bodies fitting within a circle smaller than 5 degrees in diameter. A typical binocular field covers about 5 degrees of sky, and you might catch all three snuggling within a single binocular field this early evening. As seen from North America, the threesome cozies up even more closely on Sunday ... Full Story

Spartans lose 9 – 11

Spartans lose 9 – 11

Berthoud Spartans lose to Greeley Central by a score of 9 to 11. Game story Tomorrow.

Brian DelGrosso

Brian DelGrosso

to the Editor; I am pleased to have met and gotten to know Brian DelGrosso and his family over the last year. Brian stepped up last August to fill the vacant House Seat for the people of Loveland. Brian has does an exceptional job for us. He has worked to bring not only common sense to the state house, but fairness too. Brian is a small business owner, he owns a pizza shop. Like all small businesses, he has felt the impact of the economic down turn and has had to make difficult decisions and ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—August 28, Ophiuchus is part of the

EarthSky Tonight—August 28, Ophiuchus is part of the Zodiac, too

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The faint constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer appears in the southwest sky on late August and September evenings, above the bright ruddy star Antares, the brightest in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. Ophiuchus’ brightest star is called Rasalhague. It marks the head of Ophiuchus and is nowhere as bright as Antares, the star that depicts the Scorpion’s beating heart. The Zodiac – or ‘pathway of animals’ ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—August 27, moon near Jupiter –

EarthSky Tonight—August 27, moon near Jupiter – not Mars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The moon is near a bright object on August 27, 2010, but – no matter what anyone tells you – that bright object is not the planet Mars. Instead, it is Jupiter. Will Mars appear as large as a full moon in August 2010? Over the past few days, the waning gibbous moon has approached Jupiter and passed it. Tonight the moon is not as close to Jupiter as it was last night. However, Jupiter is still very noticeable on August 27 as ... Full Story

Benefit poker run starts at the Derby

Friends and family are hosting a benefit poker run for Randy Guild and Brenda Smith of Loveland. Randy and Brenda were injured in a serious motorcycle accident on the Peak to Peak highway while on a ride in July. Their cycle malfunctioned and they lost control, hitting a guardrail and fell 15-35 feet down the canyon. Randy has severe spinal injuries that will require several months of rehabilitation and Brenda sustained severe body trauma that has required numerous operations and will require ... Full Story

Political Candidates save Herb Meeker

Political Candidates save Herb Meeker

Berthoud's oldest base ball player and civic volunteer nearly died while attending a Republican training session on Wednesday. According to the Loveland Reporter-Herald, 78-year-old Herb Meeker slumped over and then slid from his chair to the floor. Quick action by local politicians probably saved his life. Loveland Reporter-Herald 'Right place, right time': Political candidates save Berthoud man's life at training session

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