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EarthSky Tonight—Algol, a famous variable star,

EarthSky Tonight—Algol, a famous variable star, dimmest tonight

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Algol – perhaps the most famous variable star in all the heavens – will be dimmest tonight at 8:29 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. Even at its dimmest, Algol is still bright enough to see with the eye. Algol is what astronomers call an eclipsing binary star. In other words, the single point of light that we see as Algol is really two stars. Like clockwork, these two stars revolve around each other every ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 4, Cassiopeia high up in

EarthSky Tonight—December 4, Cassiopeia high up in northern sky on December evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org On these December evenings, the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen appears high in the northeastern sky at nightfall and swings directly over Polaris, the North Star, at about 8 p.m. local clock time. Cassiopeia – sometimes called The Lady of the Chair – is famous for having the shape of a telltale W or M. You will find this configuration of stars as a starlit M whenever she is highest in the sky, ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 3, Greatest illuminated

EarthSky Tonight—December 3, Greatest illuminated extent for Venus December 4

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Venus shines at it brightest throughout the first week of December 2010. However, tomorrow is a special day for earthly observations of Venus. It is the day on which Venus reaches what astronomers call its greatest illuminated extent. It happens on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 4 a.m. Central Standard Time (10 Universal Time). This event marks the moment when the visible fraction of Venus’ day side – ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight— December 2, See the moons of

EarthSky Tonight— December 2, See the moons of Jupiter on December evenings

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Given clear skies, everyone with a decent backyard telescope should be able to view Jupiter’s moons. In their outward order from Jupiter, these four major moons are Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. First, find Jupiter with the unaided eye. That should not be too difficult because this dazzling world beams as the brightest star-like object in the evening sky. At mid-northern latitudes – like in ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat-November 2010

Berthoud Police Beat-November 2010

  Berthoud Police Beat - November Monday, November 1 A 1978 Ford truck was taken from the parking lot at Log Cabin Liquor. A report from 400 Mountain Avenue was attributed to wind damage. A noise complaint in the 1500 block of Fourth Street was a loud music system and the responding officer gave the players a verbal warning. A written warning was placed upon an unlicensed vehicle parked in the 900 block of Seventh Street. Police responded to the 100 block of Welch ... Full Story

Warm Up This Winter With Buffalo Chili

Warm Up This Winter With Buffalo Chili

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado buffalo is featured in our Buffalo and Bean Chili recipe. Available Now…Buffalo The great American bison is the largest land mammal in North America. There are approximately 450,000 bison across North America in public and private herds. Buffalo is a source of ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat: November ’10

Berthoud Fire Beat: November  ’10

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary for November 2010   Monday, November 1 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Fourth Street for a person having seizures. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a medical call on Sioux Drive for a patient who had fallen. The crew assisted TVEMS with transporting the patient. Tuesday, November 2 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call for breathing problems on Welch Ave. The patient was transported. BFPD ... Full Story

Berthoud Library Board agenda, Dec 2

Berthoud Library Board agenda, Dec 2

Berthoud Community Library District Regular Board Meeting Thursday, December 2, 2010 7:00 pm Library Meeting Room AGENDA I.      Call to Order II.    Roll Call III.    Approval of Regular Board Meeting Minutes of November 4, 2010 Approval of Budget Hearing Minutes of November 4, 2010   IV.    Public Participation V.   Reports Director’s report Friends of the Library report Literacy Committee ... Full Story

SPMG Metropolitan Districts Legal Notice: 2011 Budget

Public Notice NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED 2011 BUDGETS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a proposed budget has been submitted to SPMG Metropolitan District No. 1, SMPG Metropolitan District No. 2, SMPG Metropolitan District No. 3, SMPG Metropolitan District No. 4, SMPG  Metropolitan District No. 5 and SMPG Metropolitan District No. 6 for the ensuing year of 2011.  A copy of such proposed budgets have been filed in the offices of Pinnacle Consulting Group, Inc., 5110 Granite Street, Suite C, ... Full Story

Christmas in Berthoud is coming

Christmas in Berthoud is coming

Christmas in Berthoud (CIB) is celebrating its third year of joining together as a community to meet the needs of families, children and seniors in our town. This year the needs are even greater than ever before —Joblessness, loss of homes, reduced income and hopelessness and a pretty meager holiday in December. Our hope is that every child, resident, business owner and organization will have an opportunity to make a difference in the life of a family, a child or a senior by ... Full Story

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