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Archive for September, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight September 4, Orion the

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight  September 4,  Orion the Hunter well up before dawn in September

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Mike wrote, “I noticed on your site that Orion returned to the predawn sky in late July. You called it the ghost of the summer dawn. Due to cloudy skies and other conditions, I was not able to see it until August 6. When will Orion return to the evening sky?” Mike, Orion the Hunter is always behind the sun as seen from Earth in June. It comes back to the predawn sky every year in late July. By early September, Orion is ... Full Story

Berthoud wins season soccer opener

Berthoud wins season soccer opener

The Berthoud Spartans dominated their season opener against The Valley Vikings 8-0. Berthoud controlled the game from the beginning, denying the Vikings from having scoring opportunities. Most of the action was in the Viking end of the field the entire first half. The Spartans were able to control most inbounds, including Viking possessions. Berthoud first goal came 10 minutes into the game when Michael Berra kicked from just outside the goal box. Three minutes later Berra had another ... Full Story

Smart Use of Fall Pesticides

Smart Use of Fall Pesticides

As fall approaches, homeowners and green industry professionals take steps to prepare landscapes for the winter. Leaves are swept away for composting or disposal, perennials and shrubs are pruned, hedges are trimmed, and pesticides are applied in anticipation of next year’s growing season. For professional arborists and landscapers, fall and early winter are an effective time to use pesticides, a broad term that includes products that kill insect pests andall also kill weeds ... Full Story

Who is behind 60, 61 and 101

Who is behind 60, 61 and 101

Dear Neighbor, Who is behind the Bad 3? They are trying very hard to make sure you don't know. And they're trying very hard to make sure you don’t know what damage 60, 61, and 101 would do to Colorado. Reporting this week in the Denver Post opened a window on the backers of these intentionally misleading, job killing measures as they attack the process of creating the "Blue Book," the state-prepeared voter guide. The only backer of these initiatives who will speak refuses to do so ... Full Story

Berthoud Library board opposes 60, 61 and 101

Berthoud Library board opposes 60, 61 and 101

By Gary Wamsley The Berthoud Community Library Board joined a long list of agencies officially opposing Amendments 60 & 61 and Proposition 101. At Thursday’s meeting, Library Director, Sara Wright briefed the board on what she had learned about the ballot initiative's effect on the library. Proposition 101 would, over time, reduce revenue by an estimated $22,000 yearly. Wright explained that while 60 and 61 would not have an immediate impact on revenue, they would restrict the ... Full Story

September 3, Find the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

September 3,  Find the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Take a dip in the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae on these September evenings. Before you head out the door after dark, be sure to grab your binoculars. Look in the south to southwest at nightfall and early evening to see the beautiful constellation Sagittarius just above the horizon. The famed Teapot asterism, part of Sagittarius, appears to be pouring tea from its spout towards the horizon. These nebulae are in this part of the ... Full Story

Lady Spartans win again

The Spartan softball team defeated Skyline 11-1 at Skyline this evening. Morgan Thonhoff pitched five innings giving up 3 hits and walking 2 as Berthoud pounded out 12 hits. As in last game, the Spartans started the contest with 4 runs in the opening inning. The Falcons lone score came in the third inning. Runs scored, Shelby Miller 1, Megan McGinn 2, Ashley Prescot 3, Victoria Puchino 1, Danielle Wikre 2, Kaitlyn Bending 2

Obituary: Zachary Matthew Joseph

Obituary: Zachary Matthew Joseph

Zachary Joseph was born on April 22, 1986 in Denver, Colorado, he passed away on August 28, 2010 in Cripple Creek, Colorado. He was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colorado at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, Tina Marken, daughter, Gabrielle Lavergne; father, Garry (Renee) Joseph; Mother Angela (Todd) Hansen; step-brothers Rob and Dan Hoben; Grandparents Willard (Glenna) Joseph; Glenna Hofer; Dwaine and Marlene Hinkle; ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight September 2, Venus sets

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight   September 2,  Venus sets as Jupiter rises on September evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org All this month – during September 2010 – the queen planet Venus sets in the west as the king planet Jupiter rises in the east. Our chart shows the eastern sky at early evening for mid-northern latitudes, with Jupiter – the sky’s second brightest planet – shining to the lower right of the Great Square of Pegasus. Venus – the sky’s brightest planet – pops out in the west shortly after sunset. As dusk deepens, ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, August 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, August 2010

Sunday, August 1 A barking dog at 12:25 a.m. resulted in a written warning to its Sixth Street owner. Police stopped a driver at 1:44 a.m. shortly after he left the ramp from First Street to Highway 287. The driver, a 39-year-old Loveland resident, was cited for DUI and failure to drive in a single lane. The case of the vehicle running in to the building at 919 Mountain Avenue is under investigation. Someone tipped over the port-a-potty at the BMX track during the ... Full Story

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