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EarthSky Tonight—September 17, Close-up on

EarthSky Tonight—September 17,  Close-up on constellation Perseus the Hero and Demon Star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Will you be able to see the ‘demon’ star in the constellation Perseus the Hero tonight? Yesterday’s chart showed you how to use the constellation Cassiopeia to locate Perseus in the northeast at mid to late evening. The brightest star in Perseus is Alpha Persei, whose proper name is Mirfak, pronounced MEER-fak. Comet Hartley 2 passes in front of Cassiopeia, Perseus in autumn 2010 Meanwhile, the best-known star ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire 100% contained

Reservoir Road Fire Update Sept. 16, 2010 - 8:00 p.m Fire Information: 970-498-5500 Website Info: General Information/Announcements As of 7:00 p.m. this evening, the Reservoir Road fire was declared 100 percent contained. The Great Basin Type 1 Incident Management Team will turn it over to a local Type 3 Incident Management Team in the morning. Numerous firefighters and equipment assigned to the fire will be released tomorrow, however firefighters assigned to ... Full Story

Veterans’ Resource Forums in Larimer County

Senator Udall and Congresswoman Markey are hosting a forum for veterans on Monday, Sept 20. Two Larimer County locations to choose from. The Loveland location will be at Schmidt's Bakery, apparently because the local Loveland Associated Veterans would not allow Democrats in the building.

Forest Order Addresses Extreme Fire Danger

Fort Collins, Colo. (Sept. 16, 2010) – Forest Supervisor Glenn Casamassa today signed an order that prohibits the following actions on the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in Boulder, Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, and Park counties. Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire or campfire, charcoal, coal, or wood stove, except within a developed recreation site. The use of petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices, providing such devices meet the ... Full Story

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday, September 17, 2010 7:00 – 11:00 p.m 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school) Directions are posted on the website, The guest speaker for this Friday is Dr. John Bally, of the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Center for Astrophysics and Space Astronomy, University of Colorado in Boulder. The title of his talk will be: "The birth of stars and ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Sept 16, Cassiopeia and Perseus in

EarthSky Tonight—Sept 16, Cassiopeia and Perseus in northeast on September evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science At this time of year, if you are in the northern hemisphere, try looking northeast at mid to late evening for two prominent constellations, Cassiopeia and Perseus. Learn these constellations now, and you may be able catch Comet Hartley 2 in front of Cassiopeia in late September and the first week in October. Then watch as the comet passes through Perseus until October 17. Comet Hartley 2 might brighten to binocular object ... Full Story

Wednesday evening fire update

General Information/Announcements Firefighters continue to make good progress on containing the Reservoir Road fire.  This afternoon, the Larimer County Sheriff announced that all residents would be allowed to return home.  Residents are asked to avoid driving on the roads early in the morning and in the evening during shift changes by firefighters. Closures/Advisories/Evacuations All roads above the intersection of County Road 18E and County Road 31 are open to residents and fire ... Full Story

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