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Archive for December 18, 2010

EarthSky Tonight—December 19, Use moon to imagine

EarthSky Tonight—December 19, Use moon to imagine Pioneer 10 spacecraft

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org As seen from around the world this Friday evening, the very round and full-looking moon will be a few days shy of full moon. Tonight’s moon will actually be a waning gibbous moon, though it will be so big and bright that you might think it is full. It will be so bright that it will erase most of the stars from the sky. Northernmost total lunar eclipse of 21st century on December 20/21 It is possible ... Full Story

Traffic Flow Changes at the Larimer County Landfill

Traffic Flow Changes at the Larimer County Landfill

Larimer County, Colorado—Beginning at 8 a.m., Monday, December 20, vehicles bringing trash to the Larimer County Landfill will be routed over one of two new incoming scales at the previous gatehouse sites.  Customers will exit over another scale to be weighed out as they leave the landfill. Cubic yard rates will continue to be charged once the scales are open.  Additional construction will occur as gate arms, directional signs and other final details are completed. Installation of ... Full Story

Santa Clause goes to school

Santa Clause goes to school

The children at the Berthoud Early Learning Center had a surprise visitor this week. Santa came to the school twice on Wednesday, handing out gifts to the morning and afternoon classes. The children were definitely excited and happy to see Santa and to receive gifts. A gift for each child is made possible by the generosity of the employees of the town of Berthoud. The school provides the first names of each child and whether the child is a boy or a girl. In a volunteer ... Full Story

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask,

Senate votes to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

Udall Successfully Helps Lead U.S. Senate on Final Bipartisan Vote to Repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Senate Passes Bill Allowing Department of Defense to Responsibly Implement New Policy Today the U.S. Senate passed a landmark bill, cosponsored by Mark Udall, that will repeal the law known as “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and will task the U.S. Department of Defense with implementing the new policy in a way that protects our national security.  Earlier in the day, the Senate ... Full Story

Empty Stocking Fund: Berthoud residents get help

Empty Stocking Fund: Berthoud residents get help

Empty Stocking Fund: Berthoud residents receive help from nonprofit Berthoud residents receive help from nonprofit By Shelley Widhalm Loveland Reporter-Herald LOVELAND — If Berthoud resident Virginia Durst is not caring for her husband, Tom, who is on dialysis while awaiting a kidney transplant, she is caring for her 83-year-old mother

Berthoud graduate to be honored in Rose Parade

A gift of life: Berthoud man to be featured in Rose Parade By Magdalena Wegrzyn © 2010 Longmont Times-Call Lamirato, a 2007 Berthoud High School graduate and organ donor, will be honored with a floragraph — a memorial portrait crafted from floral and organic materials — at the 122nd Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.

Elevated zinc concentrations in Colorado waterway

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado’s Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study focused on the Snake River watershed just west of the Continental Divide near Keystone, Colo., where CU-Boulder researchers have observed a four-fold increase in dissolved zinc over the last 30 years during the lowest water flow months, said Caitlin Crouch. ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule

December 20 to 24, 2010 Monday, December 20, 2010 7:00am - 8:00am Republican Breakfast Club, Best Western, Hwy 34 & I-25, Loveland 10:00am - 11:00pm Public Hearing to Consider Amendments to the 2010 Budget, Certify Mill Levies and Adopt 2011 Budget, Hearing Room, 1st Floor 3:00pm - 6:00pm Land Use Items with Development Review Team, Hearing Room, 1st Floor Pledge Of Allegiance Public Comment On The County Land Use Code Public Comment On The Larimer County ... Full Story

This Week in College Football History

This Week in College Football History

  Dec. 20 - Dec. 26 December 22, 1979- College Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and Penn State upset No. 15 Tulane at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, 9-6. Despite out-rushing Tulane by 250 yards and posting 27 first downs, the Nittany Lions managed just three Herb Menhardt field goals to provide the winning margin. The victory was Paterno's seventh bowl win. He will look for his 25th bowl win versus Florida in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 1 in Tampa. OTHER NOTABLE ... Full Story

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

Mike Moran’s Sports Commentary

The Good, The Bad and The Holidays! December 17, 2010 Christine Brennan, a longtime friend and USA Today’s distinguished sports columnist, author, television star and Northwestern grad, penned a thought-provoking piece this week in which she decried the lack of attention paid by the mainstream sports media to the historic winning streak being compiled by the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team…………if the Huskies beat 11th ranked Ohio State on Sunday at ... Full Story

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