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Archive for September, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—Oct 1, Venus and Mars close but

EarthSky Tonight—Oct 1,  Venus and Mars close but hard to spot after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The planets Venus and Mars are in conjunction today (Friday, October 1). However, if you live at mid-northern latitudes, it will not be easy to spot these two worlds after sunset. You will probably need binoculars to spot them low in the sky and in the glow of twilight. Our sky chart shows the sky scene for about 30 to 40 minutes after sundown, shortly before Venus and Mars follow the sun beneath the horizon. We draw in ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, September 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, September 2010

Police Beat September 1 to 30 Wednesday, Sept. 1 A Mazda Miata was reported stolen from the 700 block of Eighth Street. The vehicle was found in California the following weekend with the front end damaged from a motor vehicle accident. Staff at Ivy Stockwell Elementary requested a School Resource Officer to assist in a juvenile problem at the school. Police responded to an ongoing juvenile problem at the high school. Baby squirrels in the yard in the 200 block of Second Street ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Sept. 30, What bright star flashes

EarthSky Tonight—Sept. 30, What bright star flashes red and green in northeast?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Every year in late September and early October, we get questions from people who see a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky. Capella is a golden star when seen higher up in the sky. If you could travel to it in space, you’d find that it’s actually two golden stars, both with roughly the same surface temperature as our local star, the sun . . . but both larger and brighter than the ... Full Story

Larimer County Natural Resources’ “Nature Notes

Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is excited to announce the formation of the Nature Notes Club for the County’s Open Spaces, a guided, nature-journaling experience. Participants will be led through the process of creating their own nature journals in the style of John Muir or Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout the county’s Open-Spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Sept. 29, Star-hop from Great

EarthSky Tonight—Sept. 29, Star-hop from Great Square to Andromeda galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The Great Square of Pegasus is a great jumping off point for finding the Andromeda galaxy, otherwise known as M31. The Great Square sparkles over your eastern horizon at early evening, then travels westward across the sky throughout the night. 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 ... Full Story

Berthoud Planning & Zoning special Wednesday

Berthoud Planning & Zoning special Wednesday meeting

Chamber Oktoberfest & BBQ

Chamber Oktoberfest & BBQ

The Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to offer a festive fall event in Railroad Park on Saturday, October 2nd from 12 noon – 6 pm. Featured band is "Deep Cover" with introduction set from Branden Sipes. Free Fun! Beer served from 12-6p in the Beer Garden - you must be 21 Great BBQ for just a few dollars! *Booth space is still available! Call Don Dana at 532-4200 or send an email to info@BerthoudColorado.com

League of Women Voters presents candidate forum

League of Women Voters presents candidate forum

Candidate Forum: House Districts 49 And 51 / Senate District 15 Voters have an opportunity to ask questions of six state legislature candidates at a Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Loveland City Council Chambers, 500 East Third Street, in Loveland. Participants include Rich Ball and Kevin Lundberg for Senate District 15, Brian DelGrosso and Bill McCreary for House District 51, and B.J. Nikkel and Karen Stockley for House District 49. Each candidate ... Full Story

Berthoud Board: Agenda Sept 28

Berthoud Board: Agenda Sept 28

Magical Thinking

Magical Thinking

Dear Friends and Neighbors: Let me ask you a question. I want you to make a choice. Gas can cost either $2.50 a gallon or $4.75 a gallon. In order to have gas cost the lower amount, it costs 5601 American military deaths in the Middle East, and 39,991 wounded. Are you willing to pay this fee for lower gas costs? Did any of your elected officials ever ask you the question in this way? Let me ask you another question. You can have the government services that you are accustomed to. ... Full Story

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