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Archive for December, 2010

Berthoud El Kindergarten teacher receives award

Berthoud El Kindergarten teacher receives award

Kindergarten teacher Millie McCloy was taken by surprise Thursday morning when she was recognized with the Champions Excellence In Education Award. Champions’ area manager, Stephanie Roberts, used the occasion of the Berthoud Elementary teachers’ breakfast to make the presentation. McCloy teaches kindergarten classes at the school, but is employed by Champions®, an organization that provides extended learning experiences. McCloy provides the extra half-day of kindergarten teaching that ... Full Story

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

  Minks kill two dozen chickens  By Sharlynn Wamsley A beautiful Christmas wreath sits over the door of the chicken barn at Kathy and Bill Busch’s house, but the peace and joy of the season has been seriously damaged. It wasn’t the Grinch that stole Christmas this year – it was a mink. Over the course of two nights 25 of Busch’s flock of 30 chickens were killed; some disappeared, the remaining decapitated. Nine were killed the first night, and they suspected Major, a feral/tamed cat ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 16, Jupiter at eastern

EarthSky Tonight—December 16, Jupiter at eastern quadrature

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you could look down on the solar system plane from outer space today, you would see that the sun, Earth and Jupiter form a 90-degree angle. Astronomers will say that Jupiter is at eastern quadrature – or 90 degrees east of the sun – today. Geometric markers such as these, for planets and moons in our solar system, are more than just academic. They indicate where you can find these bodies in our sky – and ... Full Story

Envision: China Modern

Envision: China Modern

  Exhibit at Loveland Museum/Gallery (LOVELAND, CO) The  Loveland Museum/Gallery will host the exhibit Envision: China Modern from December 10, 2010 through February 13, 2011 in Main Gallery West. Envision: China Modern features the work of the Luo Brothers, Yan-Zhou Xu and Zhang Peili. Enjoy the range and depth of contemporary Chinese art through video, photography, sculpture and painting. These artists create imagery that explores the intransience of time and the external influences that ... Full Story

Ansel Adams: Masterworks

Ansel Adams: Masterworks

First Major Showing in Rocky Mountain Region “Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.”  Ansel Adams FORT COLLINS, CO—The first major showing in the Rocky Mountain region of photographs from the Museum Set by legendary photographer Ansel Adams: Masterworks will open Jan. 14, 2011, at the Fort Collins Museum of Art (formerly Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art.) Long recognized as one of America’s premier photographers, Adams ... Full Story

Three Berthoud Students in UNC fall graduation

The University of Northern Colorado hosted its fall graduation ceremonies Friday, Dec. 10, and Saturday, Dec. 11, at Butler-Hancock Hall. Approximately 175 candidates received their master’s, doctoral and specialist degrees in the Graduate School ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, December 10. The featured speaker was UNC professor emerita of Psychological Sciences and author Jeanne Ellis Ormrod. Ormand taught at UNC for 22 years between 1976 and 1998, and has authored several popular textbooks. Her ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight, December 15: Bellatrix—Orion’s

EarthSky Tonight, December 15: Bellatrix—Orion’s third brightest star—means Female Warrior

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The third-brightest star in Orion, Bellatrix, is often overlooked. Yet, Bellatrix is such a wonderful star. According to Richard Hinckley Allen’s classic book Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, the Latin name Bellatrix means Female Warrior, which some find odd since the original Arabic title translates as the Conqueror. But women understand. Bellatrix represents Orion’s left shoulder. Although it appears ... Full Story

Help find these missing children

Help find these missing children

January Guided Hikes and Programs in Larimer

Critter Scene Investigations Two sets of tracks dot the fresh snow leading into a gully.  Suddenly the tracks trail off into an area of disturbed snow, and only one set of tracks leaves the area.  What happened there?  Join volunteer naturalists on snowy mornings to investigate animal behaviors using basic tracking skills during this fun interactive program.  Programs will be held when conditions are good for tracking at Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, and ... Full Story

Aging – If it’s not your issue… It will be

Aging – If it’s not your issue… It will be

As one of our senior board members so eloquently stated, “It ain’t for sissies!” Many people are affected by the challenges associated with aging, including: The older adult – Increased physical challenges, healthcare costs, feelings of isolation, reduced mobility, and vulnerability. Children of the aging – Balancing financial & emotional needs. Employers - Increased absenteeism due to employees caring for parents. Our senior population is growing rapidly while funding for ... Full Story

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