Archive for November 19, 2010
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org At the instant that the moon turns full in November 2010, the moon will rendezvous with the Pleiades star cluster in the constellation Taurus the Bull. Before the full moon, the moon lies to the west of the Pleiades. (West is to the right as seen from our northerly latitudes.) After the full moon, the moon moves to the east of the Pleiades. At full moon, the moon swings just south of the Pleiades cluster according ... Full Story
That is what 9-year-old Carly Rafferty had to say about getting a ride to school in a Berthoud fire truck. Carly’s father and mother treated their three children to a dream adventure. Wayne and Tiffany Rafferty purchased this gift for their children at the Berthoud Habitat for Humanity Hoedown. The ride in the fire engine was one of many exciting silent auctions items at the gala and Rafferty had to make several bids to secure this prize. Friday morning was the big day as the big red ... Full Story
By Linda Tarr-Whelan The so-called New START, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia, is poised for an historic ratification vote in the Senate this year. Three more major international treaties are also lined up on President Obama’s ratification to-do list: the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and CEDAW, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. CEDAW is a landmark international ... Full Story
Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully. Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area. What happened there? Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program. Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and ... Full Story
Hermit Park Open Space to Implement Winter-Season Closure The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources has instituted an operational business change for the winter months at Hermit Park Open Space. The area will be closed to all use starting on December 20, 2010. It will open again for all use on March 1, 2011. These are typically the months of lowest visitation with very few campers or hikers.
The 2011 Larimer County Department of Natural Resources' Annual Entrance Permits, for parks and open spaces managed by Larimer County, will be available for purchase on December 1. These are 13-month permits, valid December 2010, through December 2011, and allow use of Carter Lake, Flatiron Reservoir, Hermit Park Open Space, Horsetooth Reservoir, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, Pinewood Reservoir, and Ramsay-Shockey Open Space. The following permits will be available for purchase online at ... Full Story