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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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Takes Third at District

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Takes Third at District Spelling Bee

By Thomas N. Walt Clark Middle School in Loveland was the grounds of an epic battle of words known as: The Thompson School District Elementary Spelling Bee. The bee was separated into two sections; a written exam of 50 words and an oral round. Almost 200 students from 19 schools qualified for the written portion yet only 22 spellers made it to the oral round. The phrase “nerve racking” was used several times to describe the written ... 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 ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Gibbous Europa Credit: Galileo Project, JPL, NASA; reprocessed by Ted Stryk Explanation: Although the phase of this moon might appear familiar, the moon itself might not. In fact, this gibbous phase shows part of Jupiter's moon Europa. The robot spacecraft Galileo captured this image mosaic during its mission orbiting Jupiter from 1995 - 2003. Visible are plains of bright ice, cracks that run to the ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Astronomy Photo of the Day Opportunity at Santa Maria Crater Credit: Mars Exploration Rover Mission, NASA, JPL, Cornell; Image Processing: Marco Di Lorenzo, Kenneth Kremer   Explanation: Celebrating 7 years on the surface of the Red Planet, Mars exploration rover Opportunity now stands near the rim of 90 meter wide Santa Maria crater. Remarkably, Opportunity and its fellow rover Spirit were ... 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 ... 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

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