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Archive for September, 2010

Some access for evacuees of Reservoir Road Fire

Some access for evacuees of Reservoir Road Fire

Noon: Beginning at 3 p.m. today the sheriff's department will escort groups of 10 to 12 vehicles into the area. The residents will be give 30 minutes to gather belongings and tend to their property and then will be escorted out.  The escorted trips will continue until 7 p.m., conditions permitting. The scene from Flatiron Reservoir gave no indication of the fire that lay behind the hills as the FEMA team took over the press briefings.  Correction: The Thomas Great Basin Type 1 ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

Reservoir Road Fire, one family’s story

By P.J. Dipentino Sometimes life throws us curveballs and we don’t even know we are at bat. Sunday started out like any other Sunday morning for our family. The kids and I went to the BMX track to prepare for the day’s racing and my wife set off for a day of work at The Derby Grille. Around 11 a.m., while at the BMX track, I noticed smoke in the horizon. It did not appear to me to be a very big fire, but the location caught my attention. It appeared to be near our home ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 14, Moon in forgotten

EarthSky Tonight—September 14, Moon in forgotten constellation of Zodiac

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org This evening, the moon shines above the constellation Scorpius and in front of Ophiuchus – the “overlooked” constellation of the Zodiac. Once upon a time, the border between Scorpius and Ophiuchus was not a particularly well-defined section of sky, until the International Astronomers Union officially drew in the constellation borders in the 1930’s. Although you will not see Ophiuchus on the horoscope ... Full Story

Reservoir Road Fire: Afternoon, Sept 13

Reservoir Road Fire: Afternoon, Sept 13

  Fire caused by resident burning leaves and twigs Chief Merlin Green of the Loveland Fire Department began Monday afternoon's press conference by saying the fire has covered 900 acres and is 20 percent contained. The fire, while not as active as yesterday, is still quite active. The most active area of the fire is moving to the west-northwest. Three helicopters and four air tankers are on the fire with more than 100 firefighters on the line. The hot, dry weather, coupled ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 13, Waxing moon near

EarthSky Tonight—September 13, Waxing moon near Scorpion’s Heart

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is a familiar figure – to stargazers – and to Texans like me. Just yesterday, my little neighbor – age 5 – told me she saw a scorpion. To those of us who watch the skies, the chance to see a celestial Scorpion is present mostly in the summer months. Here it is – Scorpius the Scorpion – only visible at nightfall and very early evening now that summer has faded away. Bright star in east? Might be planet ... Full Story

Sept 11 Fourmile Canyon fire update

Sept 11 Fourmile Canyon fire update

The Christian Science Monitor Firefighters gain upper hand against Fourmile fire in Colorado By Pete Spotts Staff writer / September 11, 2010 So far, the wildfire has burned more than 6,400 acres in the Fourmile Canyon area, five miles west of downtown Boulder. Associated Press Fire managers confident Colo wildfire won't spread By P. Solomon Banda (AP) BOULDER, Colo. — Firefighters put out hot spots and built lines around a 10-square-mile ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 12, Moon, Venus and a

EarthSky Tonight—September 12,  Moon, Venus and a double star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Our chart shows the moon, the planet Venus and the star Zubenelgenubi as they appear about one hour after sunset. The sky scene, though specifically for mid-northern latitudes in North America, will look similar at mid-northern latitudes all around the world. However, European and Asian observers will see the moon somewhat closer to Zubenelgenubi, the constellation Libra’s rather faint yet visible star. Bright star in ... Full Story

Tigers Run Over Spartans

Berthoud drops to 0-2 after 49-28 loss By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Crisp and clear with a very slight breeze out of the north; it was one of those picture-perfect evenings for football on the high plains. Unfortunately for the Berthoud Spartans football team, the weather was the only pleasant thing about Friday evening. The Sterling Tigers ran over the Spartans, literally, accumulating close to 300 yards on the ground in a 49-28 rout. The loss drops the Spartans to 0-2 on the season ... Full Story

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Smith Best Qualified for Sheriff

Dear Citizens of Larimer County: The office of sheriff requires minimum standards to perform the duties successfully, just as any other organizational leader should have. Education, professional experience, personal experience, and the respect of peers are some of those minimum standards. The leader of a sheriff’s office in this century should have years of law enforcement experience, management experience, leadership experience, educational experience, and the respect of peers ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 11, Moon and Venus low

EarthSky Tonight—September 11,  Moon and Venus low in west at dusk

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The waxing crescent moon and the dazzling planet Venus are the first two celestial lights to appear after sunset this evening. Look low in the west to see the shining pair at dusk and early evening. After the sun, the moon and Venus rank as the second and third brightest heavenly bodies, respectively. When these brilliant sky objects get together, people across Earth’s entire globe spot them and gaze with wonder. Since ... Full Story

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