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Tips on Winterizing Sprinkler Systems

Tips on Winterizing Sprinkler Systems

Indian Summer Temps Lulling Homeowners Into False Sense of Security DENVER, CO - It is a date professional landscape contractor John Reffel, III, owner of JLS Landscape & Sprinkler, Inc., remembers well. Last year, on October 10, overnight temperatures dipped to 16 degrees. “That early freeze caught many homeowners off guard, and caused extensive damage across Northern Colorado to sprinkler systems that were not winterized or protected,” said Reffel, a member of the Associated ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 7, Legendary Draconid meteors

EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 7, Legendary Draconid meteors – boom or bust in 2010?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org For the next few nights, Draco the Dragon may or may not be spitting out “shooting stars,” also known as meteors. The legendary Draconid meteor shower is predicted to peak on the night of October 7 or 8. This shower produced major displays in 1933 and 1946 – with thousands of meteors per hour seen in those years – but since then has been so spotty that the tried-and-true Observer’s Handbook – source of so much ... Full Story

Woman attacks art work at Loveland Museum

  Museum Incident Oct. 6, 2010 Update as of 5 p. m., Oct. 6, 2010 A woman is in custody as a result of an incident at the Loveland Museum/Gallery at approximately 4 p. m., Oct. 6, 2010 in relation to the current controversy over a work of art in a museum display. Loveland police are on the scene. According to reports, a woman allegedly came into the museum and stood in front of the controversial image. Using a crowbar or similar tool, she then broke the glass that protected the image and tore ... Full Story

Memorial Honoring Justin Bauer

Memorial Honoring Justin Bauer

Republicans in the Colorado State Senate issued the following news release: This Thursday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. Highway 56 from I-25 to Highway 287 will be renamed "Staff Sergeant Justin Bauer Memorial Highway" after the fallen soldier from Berthoud. Bauer's memorial was sponsored by State Senator Kevin Lundberg, R-Berthoud, State Representative B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, and State Representative John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins. "Justin was an excellent soldier, and we will never be able to ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Oct. 6, Golden Capella sparkles red

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org At this time of year, the star in the northeast at around 9 p.m. is Capella in the constellation Auriga. Every year around this time, we get questions from people who see this star twinkling with red and green flashes when it is low in the sky. On October 12, we talk about Arcturus, the brilliant star in the western evening sky. When Arcturus looms low or sets in the west, that is the time to look for Capella in your northeast ... Full Story

That’s outrageous!

That’s outrageous!

That's outrageous! The claims made against Senator Kevin Lundberg by 21st Century Colorado, an arm of ActBlue, "the online clearinghouse for Democratic action," in six recent mailings, would have us believe that instead of being a caring, principled family man and state senator, Kevin is a monster better suited to scare us to death at a local haunted house later this month. But each mailing is based on a complete misrepresentation of Kevin and distortions and lies regarding his voting ... Full Story

Ball can get job done

Ball can get job done

Rich Ball should be elected to the Senate District 15 post. He believes in performance-based audits of government departments and incentives for them to stop use-it-or-lose-it spending gimmicks that can be wasteful. Results would have to be proven before budgets are allocated. As a former small-business man, he will help businesses bring jobs to Colorado. He has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Rotary Club and many more. He will take his public-service ethic to the ... Full Story

Sheriff investigates marijuana cultivation

On October 4, 2010, at 1:45 A.M. a pedestrian flagged down an on-duty deputy in the 1300 block of North Taft Road.  The complainant reported that he and his friends had been assaulted by various individuals who lived on a small parcel of property in the 1300 block on North Taft Road in unincorporated Larimer County.  The complainant along with three other individuals were interviewed by deputies and investigators for several hours.  The results of those interviews allowed investigators to ... Full Story

John Erickson honored for service to Berthoud Fire

John Erickson honored for service to Berthoud Fire Protection District

The Special District Association of Colorado (SDA) recently awarded its Board Member of the Year to John Erickson for his service to the Berthoud Fire Protection District. The SDA awards several Distinguished Board Member Awards each year, but only one board member is chosen to receive the Board Member of the Year Award. This year that honor went to Erickson. Berthoud Fire Chief Steve Charles had this to say about Erickson’s award, “There are 1,600 special districts in Colorado; it is an ... Full Story

High School Band Car Wash fundraiser

    The Berthoud High School Band  Car Wash fundraiser Wednesday,  October 6 3  p.m. to 6 p.m. At the Colorado Rapid Car Wash on the west end of Berthoud. A great opportunity to get your car clean for Homecoming and support the BHS Band!  

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