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Sky Tonight—December 21, solstice marks day of

Sky Tonight—December 21, solstice marks day of southernmost sun

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at Today’s 2010 December solstice comes at 23:38 (11:38 p.m.) Universal Time today, when the sun on our sky’s dome reaches its farthest point south of the celestial equator – an imaginary line around the sky directly above the Earth’s equator. Translating Universal Time to Mountain Standard Time, that is 4:38 p.m. today. How do I translate Universal Time to my time? At this solstice, we celebrate the ... Full Story

The Tourist, Movie Review

The Tourist, Movie Review

A Nice Trip to Italy By Thomas N. Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie star in The Tourist a fun thriller, directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck. While the movie most likely will not win many awards, The Tourist has acceptable acting, an intriguing story, and a beautiful setting which makes for an enjoyable movie to see over the holiday season. Depp plays character Frank Tupelo, a math teacher from Wisconsin who is vacationing in Europe. Jolie’s character is Elise Ward, a charming British ... Full Story

School District seeks stories from 50 years ago

School District seeks stories from 50 years ago

Thompson School District is celebrating its 50th year as a reorganized school district with a free celebration scheduled for Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in Roberta Price Auditorium at Thompson Valley High School. In preparation for the event, the district is seeking some unusual/interesting stories from former students or teachers to share about life in the district 50 years ago.  It could be about clubs and activities, culture, classes or other  aspects about school that are different from ... Full Story

Barbara Moore, Larimer County Visual Artist of the

Barbara Moore, Larimer County Visual Artist of the Year

The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is pleased to host a reception in honor of Barbara Moore, the 2010 Larimer County Natural Resources Visual Artist of the Year.  A grand unveiling of Barbara’s piece, “Red Mountain Autumn,” will take place on Friday, January 7 , 2011 at 10 a.m. in the 2nd floor lobby of the Larimer County Courthouse Office Building (200 W. Oak Street, Fort Collins). The public is invited. The Larimer County Open Lands Program Visual Artist Program ... Full Story