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Poudre River Trail at River Bluffs Open Space to Open

A new section of the Poudre River Trail, located near Windsor, Colorado now open for public access, for the first time.  Trail head is located on the south side of CR 32E between Larimer County Road 3 and Weld County Road 13. This ½-mile section of trail is an extension of a 21-mile section of the Poudre River Trail that connects Island Grove Park in Greeley, to State Highway 392, west of Windsor. A pedestrian underpass at State Highway 392 was installed in 2009 and a connecting trail into ... Full Story

Star Night at the LTO, December 17

Star Night at the LTO, December 17

Friday, December 17, 2010  7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on www.starkids.org.) The guest speaker for this Friday is Dr John Ristvey, a Senior Director at Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL). The title of his talk will be: "Comet Mysteries Revealed: A tale of two spacecraft, three comets, and four missions - Oh My.” Learn about two ... Full Story

“White Elephants” from ARC Thrift Stores

“White Elephants” from ARC Thrift Stores

  Arc Thrift Stores of Colorado Announces its 2010 “Must Have” White Elephant Gifts  

Berthoud Chamber looking for Citizen of the Year

Berthoud Chamber looking for Citizen of the Year

  Berthoud Area Chamber Of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2010 Criteria   The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a person (s) that goes beyond expectations and has made an impact on the Town of Berthoud.  Application must be delivered to the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce, 344 Mountain Avenue, mailed to PO Box 1709, Berthoud, CO 80513 or emailed to bcc@berthoudcolorado.com by Dec. 31st, 2010. Nomination Procedure An individual or group familiar with the nominee’s performance submits ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Drop Home Opener to Mountain View

Lady Spartans Drop Home Opener to Mountain View

Berthoud High girls basketball suffers first defeat of 2010 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High girls basketball team lost their first game of the young 2010-11 season on Tuesday night. The Lady Spartans fell to Mountain View by a score of 46-27 in the Berthoud High gym. Tuesday evening’s contest was the opening game of the Spartan Basketball Invite, a weeklong tournament where the Lady Spartans will face off with Mountain View, Thompson Valley and Northridge. The Mountain ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 8, Earliest northern

EarthSky Tonight—December 8,  Earliest northern hemisphere sunsets are not at solstice

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The 2010 solstice comes on December 21, but the earliest sunsets for the northern hemisphere are around now. It seems paradoxical. At middle latitudes in the U.S. – and throughout the northern hemisphere – the earliest sunsets of the year come about two weeks before the solstice and the shortest day of the year. Everything you need to know about the solstice on December 21 Why isn’t the earliest sunset on ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—Young moon and Mercury after sunset

EarthSky Tonight—Young moon and Mercury after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Can you find the slim waxing crescent moon and planet Mercury after sunset this evening? It will be a major sky-watching challenge. Binoculars can help you search, although both worlds are actually visible to the unaided eye in a clear sky shortly after sunset. To see the planets, find a level horizon in the direction of sunset. The moon and Mercury will pop out close to the southwest horizon some 35 to 60 minutes ... Full Story

Berthoud Board of Trustees: December 7

BOARD OF TRUSTEES SPECIAL MEETING DECEMBER 7, 2010 BOARD ROOM 7:00 P.M. 1.   Mainstreet Update                                                 Dir. Eric Boyd                                     30 minutes 2.   Historical Society Presentation/Re: Museum           Administrator Hart/Mark French             15 minutes 3.   Draft 2011 budget                                               Administrator Hart       ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—December 6, Winter Circle up by

EarthSky Tonight—December 6, Winter Circle up by late evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org You will have to stay up until 9 or 10 p.m. tonight to see the exceptionally brilliant and huge Winter Circle filling up the eastern portion of sky. This famous sky pattern is not a constellation. It is an asterism: a noticeable pattern on the sky’s dome. In this case, the pattern is made of the brightest stars of winter, in many different constellations. From a dark sky, you will see the Milky Way’s hazy band ... Full Story

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 2.87 ... Full Story

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