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Archive for January, 2011

Sky Tonight—February 1, For those at southerly

Sky Tonight—February 1, For those at southerly latitudes, Canopus!

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Here is a star that northern stargazers rarely see. It is Canopus, and it is the second-brightest star in the entire sky. You will not see this star from the northern U.S. or similar latitudes. However, northern skywatchers who travel south in winter – or people in latitudes like those in the southern U.S. – enjoy watching this star. You can always find Canopus by first locating Sirius, the sky’s brightest ... Full Story

Turner Takes Two Trophies at District Spelling Bee

Turner Takes Two Trophies at District Spelling Bee

By Thomas N. Berthoud’s Turner Middle School sent four students to compete in the district spelling bee last Saturday at Walt Clark Middle School in Loveland. These students coached by Colleen Bowker, were Hannah Stippich, Karsten Bump, Ken Kubik and Olivia Conde. Three of these students placed in the top four; Hanna Stippich tied for fourth place, Olivia Conde received third place, and Ken Kubik placed second. These three top spellers of Berthoud will be competing alongside Mark ... Full Story

Obituary: Mabel Marie Carter

Obituary: Mabel Marie Carter

Mabel M. Carter   1916-2011   (94) Mabel M. Carter passed away peacefully in her sleep early January 26, 2011, at Apple Leaf Assisted Living in Berthoud Colo. She was 94 years old. Mabel Marie Hansen was born on June 18, 1916, in Spencer Iowa to Peter M. and Mary Hansen. She was baptized at home beside her mother’s casket three days later. Mabel’s parents were immigrants to the United States: Her mother Mary from Sweden and her father Peter from Denmark. In 1917, her father married ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 31, Star-hop from Great Square

Sky Tonight—January 31, Star-hop from Great Square of Pegasus to Andromeda galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight, try star-hopping to the famous Andromeda galaxy – the large spiral galaxy next-door to our Milky Way – from the Great Square of Pegasus. The planet Jupiter will be your guide. Ready? First, look westward for the four stars of the Great Square. You will find them to the right or upper right of the blazing planet Jupiter – in the west at nightfall and early evening. Keep in mind that our sky chart ... Full Story

Eagles Sweep ‘Dogs, Stewart Gets 400th Win

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Colorado Eagles closed out their season-long, seven-game road trip with a 5-2 victory against the Arizona Sundogs. The win was Colorado's third in as many days against the 'Dogs and left them with a 5-2-0 record on their trek away from home. Riley Nelson picked up the team's third hat trick of the season, helping secure the 400th win in Head Coach Chris Stewart's CHL career; he ranks third on the league's all-time list. Colorado out-shot Arizona 18-9 in the first ... Full Story

Cougars Prove Too Big for the Spartans

Berthoud Boys Basketball Falls to Niwot 73-38 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High boys basketball team dropped their second consecutive home game on Saturday evening in a 73-38 thumping at the hands of the Niwot Cougars. The loss drops the Spartans to 5-9 on the season but because Niwot is an out-of-conference opponent, Berthoud will not lose any ground in the 3A Patriot League. As a team, Niwot features six players measuring 6’1” or taller, giving them a significant size ... Full Story

Colorado Eagles Come Back for Third Win in a Row

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The Colorado Eagles battled back again and again -- and again -- to earn a 6-4 win against the Arizona Sundogs. The victory, Colorado's third in a row, kept the Eagles in a first place tie in the tight Turner Conference. They'll wrap up their season-long, seven-game road trip Sunday afternoon with their third game in as many days in Arizona. Arizona started strong with the opening goal two minutes in. The Eagles suffered a defensive breakdown in their own zone, ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 30, Jupiter and Great Square of

Sky Tonight—January 30, Jupiter and Great Square of Pegasus in west after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org On these winter evenings, the dazzling planet Jupiter and the Great Square of Pegasus light up the western sky at nightfall. Be sure to catch them at early evening, because Jupiter and the Great Square start plunging beneath the horizon by around 9 to 10 o’clock this evening. You simply can’t miss Jupiter. It is the fourth brightest body in all the heavens, after the sun, moon and the planet Venus. After ... Full Story

Too Little, Too Late for Boys Basketball

Too Little, Too Late for Boys Basketball

Spartans fall to Platte Valley 67-54 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer A 24-point fourth period was not enough for the Berthoud Spartan boys basketball team on Friday night in the Berthoud High gym. The Spartans fell to the Platte Valley Broncos 67-54. The loss drops the Spartans season record to 5-8 overall and 3-3 in the 3A Patriot League. The Spartans have been living and dying on their three-point shooting all season. Friday night they died; Berthoud was only 6/23 (26%) from beyond the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 29, Moon and Venus still close

Sky Tonight—January 29, Moon and Venus still close before sunrise

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Wake up before sunrise tomorrow (Sunday, January 30) to see the moon and the planet Venus – the two brightest orbs of nighttime – lighting up the dawn and predawn sky. Our sky chart shows the sky scene as viewed from North America. Elsewhere around the world at this hour, expect the waning crescent moon and Venus to be positioned a little differently in your sky. Still, it hardly matters. In the wee hours ... Full Story

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