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EarthSky Tonight—September 22, Harvest moon,

EarthSky Tonight—September 22,  Harvest moon, Jupiter, Autumn equinox

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Comet Hartley 2 might brighten to binocular object in late September The equinox falls at 9:09 p.m. on this Wednesday evening, according to clocks set to Mountain Daylight Time. That translates to 3:09 a.m. tomorrow – on Thursday, September 23 – Universal Time. So some calendars will show today as the equinox, and others will show tomorrow. Everything you need to know about the autumnal equinox of 2010 Here are ... Full Story

Master Gardeners, hedges to grasshoppers (again)

Master Gardeners, hedges to grasshoppers (again)

Hedges for Landscapes By: Dick Christensen Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Would you like to get away from it all in your own backyard? A hedge can establish private outdoor spaces enclosed by leafy textures. In the most complete sense of the word, a hedge is any barrier or boundary composed of plants or stone. A hedgerow refers to small fields separated by hedges. In Colorado, hedges usually are rows of bushes or small trees planted ... Full Story

The Mountain Pine Beetle’s Unprecedented Epidemic

The Mountain Pine Beetle’s Unprecedented Epidemic

"The Mountain Pine Beetle’s Unprecedented Epidemic,” topic For first “CU @ The Longmont Public Library” Event Longmont – On Thursday, September 23, 2010, Professor Jeff Mitton of the CU-Boulder Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department will give an illustrated presentation about the devastating toll the small insects are taking on Colorado’s forests, during the first installment of the “CU @ the Longmont Public Library” series. The mountain pine beetle is in the ... Full Story

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Obituary: Harry Bernhardt

Harry Bernhardt July 4, 1920 – September 19, 2010 Harry Bernhardt, 90, of Berthoud, died September 19, 2010 at Longmont United Hospital. He was born July 4, 1920 in Loveland to John and Ann Marie (Bath) Bernhardt. He was raised in Loveland and attended Loveland schools. Harry married Helen “Irene” Hopp on December 2, 1938 in Brighton. He served honorably in the U.S. Army in1945 and 1946. Harry was stationed in the Philippines in the Pacific Theater. Following his ... Full Story

Traffic signal upgrade on Fourth Street in Berthoud

BERTHOUD— The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has begin a traffic signal upgrade project on State Highway 56 at Fourth Street in Berthoud. The project will replace the span wire traffic signal with poles and mast arms. “Span wire traffic signals use older equipment and technology, ” said CDOT Traffic Operations Engineer Larry Haas. “The new signal will require less maintenance and will operate more efficiently. ” In order to construct the new signal, the ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 21, Jupiter’s closest

EarthSky Tonight—September 21, Jupiter’s closest opposition since 1963

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Comet Hartley 2 might brighten to binocular object by late September 2010 In 2010, Jupiter came closest to Earth on September 20 – yesterday – at 21 hours Universal Time (4 p.m. Central Daylight Time). Then Jupiter was only 368 million miles away. Today Earth passes between the sun and Jupiter, placing Jupiter opposite the sun in our sky. Astronomers call this event an opposition of Jupiter. The 2010 opposition ... Full Story

Smith equals leadership

Smith equals leadership

I watched the news and read the newspapers over the last couple of weeks for the fire west of Carter Lake. This fire came on the heels of the tragic Boulder County fire. I noted the extensive presence and involvement of our Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. I was impressed with the professionalism and poise of Major Justin Smith, who assisted with command duties at the fire. Smith spoke with the media representing the Sheriff’s Office and their significant role in the fire ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 20, Fastest sunsets of

EarthSky Tonight—September 20,  Fastest sunsets of the year around equinox time

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Comet Hartley 2 might brighten to binocular object by late September 2010 Does the sun set faster around the time of an equinox? The answer is yes. The fastest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the equinoxes. What’s more, the slowest sunsets (and sunrises) occur at or near the solstices. This is true whether you live in the northern or southern hemisphere. By the way, when we say sunset here, we are talking ... Full Story

Big Fourth Quarter Powers Spartans

Big Fourth Quarter Powers Spartans

Berthoud defeats Frederick 28-6 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud Spartans football team notched their first victory of the season on Friday night thanks to a 21 point fourth quarter. Playing at Alex Tesone Field in Frederick, Berthoud turned in what was easily their best performance of the young season, with both sides of the ball contributing to the win. The offense scored four touchdowns, a season high, and the defense played shut out football for the final 46:22 of the ... Full Story

ATV presents Casino Night at Ellis Ranch

ATV presents Casino Night at Ellis Ranch

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