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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 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 to use ... 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 new ... 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 effort, and most do ... 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 had ... 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.

Udall supports Dream Act

Today, Mark Udall urged his Senate colleagues to follow his lead and vote for the DREAM Act. While the bill failed because it was filibustered by opponents, Udall will continue to support efforts to pass it so that all young people can earn the opportunity to realize the American dream. Udall released the following statement: “This is an important issue that affects the lives of so many young people who only want the opportunity to live the American dream – and know of no other home than ... Full Story

CU Study shows wind turbines on farmlands may benefit

Wind turbines in Midwestern farm fields may be doing more than churning out electricity. The giant turbine blades that generate renewable energy might also help corn and soybean crops stay cooler and drier, help them fend off fungal infestations and improve their ability to extract growth-enhancing carbon dioxide from the air and soil. The preliminary findings of a months-long study that examines how wind turbines on farmlands interact with surrounding crops were presented today at the annual ... Full Story