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Archive for October, 2010

Man sentenced to twelve years in vehicular homicide

Man sentenced to twelve years in vehicular homicide

Stephen Verdo Johnson was sentenced today to twelve years in the Colorado Department of Corrections by Judge Stephen Schapanski after pleading guilty on August 31, 2010 to Vehicular Homicide, a class 3 felony, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident, a class 5 felony. On May 1, 2010, the Colorado State Patrol was notified of a serious injury crash on Larimer County Road 17, just north of Colorado Highway 287. A vehicle driven by Johnson ran off the right side of the road where it traveled into ... Full Story

Two Talented Candidates

Two Talented Candidates

To the Editor, Senator Michael Bennet and Congresswoman Betsy Markey are two of the brightest, most dedicated, most thoughtful, and hardest working legislators in Congress today. Both of them are extremely well-qualified, and both have an amazing grasp of the details and implications of the bills they vote on. Bennet and Markey have been in Congress only a short time, but already are known and respected by their colleagues on both sides of the aisle. They are leaders, rather than followers, ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight October 20, Moon washes out

EarthSky Tonight—Tonight October 20, Moon washes out Orionid meteors, but guides you to Jupiter

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org The almost full waxing gibbous moon makes 2010 an unfavorable year for watching tonight’s Orionid meteor shower. However, that same big bright moon near Jupiter will be a sight to behold. Meteors first. The Orionid meteor shower will probably rain down their greatest number of meteors for 2010 before dawn on Thursday, October 21, 2010. Only diehard meteor enthusiasts will be watching, however, as the meteors are sure to be few ... Full Story

Thompson School District informational nights for 8th

Thompson School District informational nights for 8th grade

  Thompson School District Informational Nights for Eighth Grade Students and Parents Parents and 8th Grade students who will be in high school in 2011-12 are invited to attend one or more information nights regarding specialized programs at different high schools. Each Thompson School District high school offers one or more specialized programs designed to enrich the educational experience for students.  To learn more about these educational programs, parents and students may attend any ... Full Story

Sheriff still seeking help in Kathy Adams case

Sheriff still seeking help in Kathy Adams case

Investigators from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office continue to seek assistance from the public regarding a missing persons case that was initiated on October 12, 2010. John Marks, Jr. and Kathy Adams shared a residence located at 2920 1/2 East Mulberry in unincorporated Larimer County. Deputies responding to a welfare check at that address in the early evening hours of October 12, 2010, observed suspicious circumstances in the home that lead investigators to believe foul play occurred. The ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—October 19, Moon and Jupiter close

EarthSky Tonight—October 19, Moon and Jupiter close on sky’s dome

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org As seen from North America, the waxing gibbous moon and the blazing planet Jupiter are the closest together for the month tonight. From Asia, they will be closest tomorrow night. Nevertheless, no matter where you live worldwide, look for Jupiter near tonight’s moon. Want more? Bright star in southeast on October evenings? It’s the planet Jupiter With the exception of the moon, Jupiter is the brightest heavenly object in ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—October 18, Bright object near

EarthSky Tonight—October 18,  Bright object near moon is Jupiter

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Here is the waxing gibbous moon shortly after sunset on Monday, not real far away from the largest planet in our solar system Jupiter. The waxing moon will be closer to Jupiter on Tuesday. If you are outside in twilight this evening, turn your focus on the moon. The best time to observe craters, mountains and valleys on the moon is in morning or evening twilight. That is when the moon appears bright against the darkening sky, but ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—October 17, Solar system’s

EarthSky Tonight—October 17,  Solar system’s outermost planet near moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org Do not expect to see Neptune, even though it is close to the moon tonight. Neptune, the 8th planet out from the sun, is the only solar system planet that you absolutely cannot see with the unaided eye. Pluto is not visible to the unaided eye, either, but in 2006, this distant world was reclassified – some say demoted – to “dwarf planet” status. Because of the moonlit glare, you probably will not even see the rather faint ... Full Story

Smith is In-Tune to be Sheriff

Smith is In-Tune to be Sheriff

I have been looking at and listening to the candidates for Larimer County Sheriff. Each represent a different political party, but only one clearly stands out from the other. Justin Smith has nearly 20 years of current experience with our sheriff’s office. Because his experience is current, he is in tune with the current state of law enforcement and the criminal justice field. He has both a bachelor’s and a master’s in criminal justice. Justin Smith has the desire and ability to learn as ... Full Story

Dave Skiles on historic preservation

Dave Skiles on historic preservation

Berthoud Trustee Dave Skiles addresses the issue and importance of historic preservation in Berthoud. Visit his blog site by clicking on the link below. Trustee Skiles presents an informative view of the value of Berthoud's heritage. Back to the Future by Dave Skiles

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