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Archive for December, 2010

Meningococcal bacteria matches earlier cases

Meningococcal bacteria matches earlier cases

Bacteria that caused meningococcal illness of CSU student in December matches outbreak strain Fort Collins, CO -- The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment today reported that the bacteria that caused invasive meningococcal disease in a CSU student in early December match the organisms that caused other cases in Northern Colorado over the last 8 months. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s lab has confirmed that the bacteria that caused the recent ... Full Story

Sky Tonight, December 23—Southern Cross visible in

Sky Tonight, December 23—Southern Cross visible in Hawaii before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Bright object in south on December evenings? It’s the planet Jupiter A reader asked us, “When can I see the Southern Cross in Hawaii?” At this time of year, Hawaiians can see the Southern Cross, which is also known as the constellation Crux, in the southern sky before dawn. The Southern Cross stands close to upright, but quite low in the sky. Notice the two nearby stars, Rigel Kentaurus and Hadar. Rigel ... Full Story

CSU—Pubelo Fall Dean’s List

CSU—Pubelo Fall Dean’s List

  Colorado State University – Pueblo announces 2010 Fall Dean’s List The following students have been named to the 2010 Fall Semester Dean’s List at Colorado State University-Pueblo. The list recognizes undergraduate degree-seeking students who have completed 12 or more credit hours with a minimum grade-point-average of 3.5. The students whose names appear with an asterisk (*) earned a 4.0 grade-point-average. Berthoud - Jordin R. Lee Greeley - Michaela M. Breit, ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—December 22, Moon and heavenly Twins

Sky Tonight—December 22, Moon and heavenly Twins

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The big and bright waning gibbous moon shines in front of Gemini the Twins tonight. Our chart today shows you the view toward the east-northeast sky about three hours after sunset. Gemini’s two brightest stars are Castor and Pollux. They shine quite close to the moon tonight. The moon and Gemini swing westward throughout the night, for the same reason the sun moves westward during the day. It is because the ... Full Story

Avalanche Closes Cameron Pass

Avalanche Closes Cameron Pass

SH 14 over Cameron Pass remains closed following an avalanche that occurred last night around 8 p.m. Currently, it is snowing heavily and visibility is poor.  Due to the large amount of snow and the potential for additional snow slides, crews cannot clean up the current slide or assess avalanche risk in the area.  CDOT is working closely with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center who will wait 24 hours after it stops snowing to assess the avalanche risk and decide if mitigation is ... Full Story

Obituary: William W. Wendt

Obituary: William W. Wendt

William W. Wendt, 45, of Berthoud, passed away unexpectedly December 20, 2010, in Loveland. Born on August 11, 1965, in Saginaw, Michigan, to William A. and Judy (Bruce) Wendt, he married Barbara Landon on May 23, 1987. He will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Barb, daughter Alyssa, son Javan, mother Judy, sister Rhonda, nieces, nephews and his many friends and colleagues. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at the Allnut Hunter ... Full Story

Lunar Eclipse over Berthoud

Lunar Eclipse over Berthoud

Next Total Eclipses of the Moon will be on June 15 and December 10, 2011   There will be four partial solar eclipses in 2011, none will be visible in the United States except the June 1 event which will be visible from northern Alaska.

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 www.EarthSky.org 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

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