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Archive for November, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 23, Northern Crown shines

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 23,  Northern Crown shines after dusk and before dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org At nightfall and early evening, the bowl-shaped constellation Corona Borealis – the Northern Crown – shines to the lower right of the star Vega, close to your western horizon. Can you spot brilliant Vega shining rather high in the western sky at nightfall? It can guide you to the Northern Crown. You will need a dark sky to see the Northern Crown, which is a glittery semicircle of stars. See the ... Full Story

State Health Department Investigating Student Death

DENVER –The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with officials at Metropolitan State College of Denver to investigate a student death. At this time there is no definitive diagnosis, but meningococcal disease is considered one possibility. Bacterial cultures are pending and it will be at least into the weekend before results are available. Metro is taking appropriate steps to notify its students and staff. Even though lab results are not available, out ... Full Story

Holiday Roads and Traveling with Fido

Holiday Roads and Traveling with Fido

by Susan Sims and Carol Bryant Marsing, ID – Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go. No doubt, millions will trek to the abodes of family and friends as the holiday season approaches. Just how many are traveling with Fido this holiday season? PetRelocation.com released recently the results of its first annual Holiday Pet Travel Survey of more than 7,000 pet owners worldwide, finding that sixty-three percent of pet owners say they travel at least 50 miles ... Full Story

Obituary: Rev. Raymond B. Scott

Obituary: Rev. Raymond B. Scott

Raymond B. Scott was born October 14, 1923, at Alma, Nebraska to Charles Everett and Faye Georgia (Coe) Scott. He died in Loveland, Colorado on November 18, 2010. He attended grade schools in the Alma, Nebraska area and graduated from high school in 1942 in Castle Rock, Colorado. The family moved to Colorado in 1938 from Nebraska and farmed in the Mead-Platteville area, later moving to near Larkspur, Colorado. His father died in the spring of 1942 and Ray took over the farming ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 22, Month’s most northerly

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 22, Month’s most northerly moon

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org No matter where you live worldwide, tonight you will see a moon that is as far north as the June solstice sun. That is because the moon will reach its northernmost point for the month tonight. Watch for the full-looking waning-gibbous moon to rise north of due east around nightfall tonight. Like the sun during the day, tonight’s moon will travel westward throughout the night as Earth spins beneath the ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 21, Watch for Blue Moon near

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 21,  Watch for Blue Moon near Pleiades

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Yes. Today’s November full moon is a Blue Moon. It is not blue in color. It’s only blue in name – at least, by one definition. Tonight’s moon is the third of four full moons in a season. So many will call it a Blue Moon. There is a more modern definition of Blue Moon. It is the idea that a Blue Moon is a second full moon in a calendar month. The next Blue Moon to fit this description will come ... Full Story

Commissioner Donnelly, Berthoud Citizens Meeting

Commissioner Donnelly, Berthoud Citizens Meeting

Commissioner Tom Donnelly will meet with citizens in Berthoud on Wednesday - Nov. 24 - 8:30 a.m. at the Light House Cafe in Grace Place, 250 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud. This Citizen Meeting is a great way to meet with Commissioner Donnelly in an informal atmosphere to discuss issues important to you! Special Guest: Marc Engemoen to talk about Public Works/Road projects in Larimer County.

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 20, Nearly full moon near

EarthSky Tonight—Nov 20, Nearly full moon near famous Pleaides star cluster

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 ... Full Story

“The best ride in the whole wide world”

“The best ride in the whole wide world”

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 ... Full Story

A New START for Women Around the World

A New START for Women Around the World

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 ... Full Story

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