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Archive for January, 2011

True Grit: A review

True Grit: A review

Rooster Cogburn Rides Again By Thomas N. The Coen Brothers’ True Grit was one of the last films to be released in 2010; it is also one of the best. This adaptation of Charles Portis’ classic book, set in Arkansas and Oklahoma in 1877, is full of realistic acting, interesting characters and some intense but brief action scenes. The first adaptation of True Grit was released in 1969 starring John Wayne. This film might be best remembered for The Duke winning an Academy Award for ... Full Story

A Life on the Wing

A Life on the Wing

Join the Foothills Audubon Club for an entertaining evening,  The January 10 program is “The Northern Harrier - A Life On The Wing.” The graceful flying Northern Harrier is the featured subject in the film for the first program of the new year. Previously known as the "marsh hawk", the film shows a pair of harriers, the male, a striking grey-blue, and the female wearing practical brown plumage, in their aerial acrobatics as they establish territory, defend a nest site, hunt for prey, ... Full Story

Official 2011 Valentine unveiled

Official 2011 Valentine unveiled

  2011 Official Loveland Valentine Cachet By Sharlynn Wamsley The 2011 Official Loveland Valentine Card and Cachet were unveiled by the Loveland Chamber of Commerce president, Brian Willms on 5 Jan. at a gathering to introduce the winning contributors and their work – the words and art for this year’s Loveland Valentine. Local Loveland artists include Brenda Crow who designed the card, using the Mariana Butte ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 7, Venus farthest west of sun in

Sky Tonight—January 7, Venus farthest west of sun in Earth’s sky tomorrow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The most brilliant of all the planets, Venus, reaches its farthest point west of the sun in Earth’s sky on January 8, 2011. Astronomers call this a “greatest elongation” of Venus. At such times, Venus shines as the brilliant morning ’star’ in the east before sunrise. At its greatest morning elongation, Venus typically rises 3 hours or more before sunrise. Because the orbit of Venus lies inside ... Full Story

Administrative Matters, January 11

Agenda attached in pdf format

Sky Tonight—January 6, Use bright stars to find

Sky Tonight—January 6, Use bright stars to find faint Monoceros the Unicorn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org You will need a very dark sky to see the constellation Monoceros the Unicorn  on these cold January nights. How can you find the Unicorn? Focus in on the bright stars Betelgeuse, Sirius and Procyon. They make a triangle, sometimes called the Winter Triangle. Within this triangle of stars, hidden in between the many bright and glittering stars and constellations visible at this time of year, there is a ... Full Story

New Berthoud Chamber officers announced

New Berthoud Chamber officers announced

It is my pleasure to announce the new slate of officers that have been elected to the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce 2011 Board of Directors! The Annual Installation “Snow-Ball” Dinner will take place on January 22, 2011 at the gorgeous Brookside Gardens Event Center, Catered by marvelous Chef Mark Chaffe, Berthoud Inn & Events, and will be held from 6pm to midnight for Cocktails, Dinner, Awards, Installation of Officers Program, and Dancing to Big Band Sounds. Tickets are $55 ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 5, Latest sunrises for

Sky Tonight—January 5, Latest sunrises for mid-northern latitudes

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you like to sleep late but don’t want to miss the sunrise, this time of year should be your favorite. The latest sunrises of the year for mid-latitudes in the northern hemisphere are happening around now. For those in Wichita, Kansas, for example, the sunrise time for the next several days will be around 7:45 in the morning. Sleep on! The December solstice always brings the shortest day. However, ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, December 2010

Berthoud Fire Beat, December 2010

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary for December 2010 Wednesday, December 1 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident with very minor injuries on E Highway 56 and Weld County Road 5. The patient was treated and released on scene and BFPD assisted with traffic control. BFPD responded to a report of a power line down at 415 Mountain Avenue. The area was searched and nothing was found. BFPD cleared the scene. BFPD assisted a resident at 300 Victoria ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 4, Solar eclipse today, but not

Sky Tonight—January 4, Solar eclipse today, but not in the Americas

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo courtesy of junction’s photostream, some rights reserved. If you live on the right spot on Earth, you can observe the partial eclipse of the sun today, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Given clear skies, the following places will see the partial solar eclipse: most of Europe, northern Africa, the Middle East, and the western and central portions of Asia. Sorry, America … no eclipse for us. The ... Full Story

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