December 2010
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031  
News for Norther Colorado and the world

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Archive for December, 2010

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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Larimer County Adopts 2011 Budget

Larimer County Adopts 2011 Budget

Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners (BCC) today adopted the 2011 Larimer County Budget, revised the 2010 budget and certified Mill Levies for 2011. The 2011 Budget is $310,583,481, a $15,222 change from the budget proposed on October 15, 2010. The change reflects departmental budget changes as well as increased revenues from new improvement districts. The 2010 revised budget is $320,789,078 and increase of $30,149,477 over the original 2010 ... 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 ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 20, Total lunar eclipse

EarthSky Tonight—December 20, Total lunar eclipse

Total lunar eclipse on December 20 or 21, depending on time zone Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org There is a lunar eclipse on the night of December 20 or 21 – depending on your time zone. See below for the date in your location. This December solstice eclipse is also the northernmost total lunar eclipse for several centuries. There will not be a total lunar eclipse this far north on the sky’s dome until December 21, ... Full Story

Moon Theater’s Community Christmas

Moon Theater’s Community Christmas

The Moon Theater Company’s Community Christmas at the United Methodist Church was a delightful hour and half of Christmas songs and stories. This was the first such event, hopefully it won’t be the last. If you missed it, plan on seeing it next year. It’s free and its fun. (Click on photos for larger image) The first offering was “ A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The Peanut’s characters were a delight as Charlie Brown (Gary Maggi) looked for the true meaning of Christmas among ... Full Story

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 www.EarthSky.org 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Page 6 of 14« First...5678...Last »