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Sky Tonight—January 1, Moon and Mercury below Venus

Sky Tonight—January 1, Moon and Mercury below Venus before dawn tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at If you rise shortly before sunup tomorrow (Sunday, January 2), you might catch the waning crescent moon and elusive planet Mercury below brilliant Venus. Look in the direction of the sunrise – but an hour or more before the sun comes up. Looking for a sky almanac? EarthSky recommends You will need a clear view of the sky, because any obstructions such as mountains or trees will hide the moon and Mercury from ... Full Story

Hickenlooper names three directors

Sue Birch named Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing DENVER ­— Friday, Dec. 31, 2010 — Gov.-elect John Hickenlooper announced today Sue Birch will be Executive Director of the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing. Birch is now the Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs. She also helped start Club 20’s Health Care task force, which focused on Western Slope health care challenges. The ... Full Story

This Week In College Football History

This Week In College Football History

Jan. 3 - Jan. 9 As part of an ongoing series throughout the fall, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame posts This Week in College Football History, which takes a look back at some of college football's landmark moments over the last 141 years. FEATURED MOMENT: January 4, 2000- College Football Hall of Fame coach Bobby Bowden led Florida State to its second national title in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans as the No. 1 Seminoles topped No. 2 Virginia Tech 46-29. NFF ... Full Story

Administrative Matters: Larimer County Commissioners

Administrative Matters January 4, 2010 9:00 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Begin at 9:00 am Agenda Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m. Board Reorganization for 2011 Frank Lancaster, County Mananger * Appointment of Chair * Appointment of Pro-tem * Posting of Meetings * ... Full Story

Page nets overtime game-winner for AFA

Page nets overtime game-winner for AFA

  Page nets overtime game-winner in 3-2 win over Bentley WATERTOWN Mass. – Blake Page scored the game-winning goal 13 seconds into overtime as Air Force came from behind to beat Bentley, 3-2, in an Atlantic Hockey Association game Thursday, Dec. 30, at the John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown, Mass. Air Force battled back from a 2-0 deficit to improve to 7-7-2 overall and 5-3-2 in the AHA. Bentley fell to 5-9-2 overall and 4-6-1 in the league. After a scoreless first period, Bentley scored the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—December 31, See brightest star at

Sky Tonight—December 31, See brightest star at midnight

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at Sirius in the constellation Canis Major – the legendary Dog Star – should be called the New Year’s star. This star – the brightest star in our sky – celebrates 2011 and every new year by reaching its highest point in the sky around the stroke of midnight. How can you find Sirius? It is easy because this star is the brightest one we see from Earth. Its name means ‘Sparkling’ or ‘Scorching.’ In ... Full Story

It’s almost Girl Scout Cookie Time

It’s almost Girl Scout Cookie Time

Every Cookie Has a Mission: To Help Girls Do Great Things Girl Scout Cookie time starts Friday, Jan. 7. Not only can a box of Girl Scout Cookies satisfy your sweet tooth, but every Girl Scout Cookie purchase helps Girl Scouts in Colorado do great things. When Girl Scouts participate in the annual cookie sale, they are part of the largest girl-led business in the country that generates more than $700 million for girls in communities nationwide. In fact, last year in Colorado, girls ... Full Story

EcoCreations at Longmont’s Muse Gallery

EcoCreations at Longmont’s Muse Gallery

The Muse Gallery, 356 Main Street, in downtown Longmont, announces EcoCreations in the WESTend gallery and all new work by our resident artists in the Main Gallery. The Muse Gallery is a collaborative artist gallery in downtown Longmont where local artists display and sell their work. For the community, it is the Gallery where they can view and buy local art ranging from jewelry to abstract paintings. While the Muse is a member gallery not all members show at the same time, so each exhibition ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule

Larimer County Commissioners' Schedule January 3 to 7, 2011 Monday, January 3, 2011 7:00am - 8:00am Republican Breakfast Club, Best Western, Hwy 34 & I-25, Loveland Tuesday, January 4, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm Public Comment and Administrative Matters with Frank Lancaster, County Manager, and Consent Agenda Approval/Document Execution by Board of County Commissioners (BCC) (Administrative Matters Agenda and Consent Agenda available in BCC Office ñ 2nd Floor) If there is no Public ... Full Story

Nikkel to Serve on Redistricting Committee

Rep. Nikkel Takes Leadership Role on Congressional Redistricting House Speaker-designee Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, today announced that he will be appointing Rep. B.J. Nikkel, R-Loveland, to serve on a special committee tasked with overseeing the congressional redistricting process during the 2011 Legislative Session. “B.J. has a demonstrated ability to build consensus and tackle tough issues,” McNulty said. “These traits will make her a strong and fair voice in the congressional ... Full Story

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