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Sky Tonight—January 24, Moon, Saturn, Spica from

Sky Tonight—January 24, Moon, Saturn, Spica from midnight until dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you are willing to stay up late or to get up early, you can use the waning gibbous moon to find the planet Saturn and the constellation Virgo’s brightest star Spica. As seen from mid-northern latitudes, comparable to those in the United States, you might see all three luminaries – the moon, Saturn, Spica – low in your eastern sky by around midnight tonight. Farther north, the shining threesome rises ... Full Story

Eagles Fall, 3-5, as Bloomington Thunders Into First

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - The Colorado Eagles fell, 3-5, to the Bloomington PrairieThunder in a battle for first place in the Turner Conference. The game was Colorado's third in as many days as the Eagles are in the midst of their longest road trip of the season. Bloomington powered its way to the win by scoring three early goals on Andrew Penner, who was replaced with 5:45 left in the first frame. The Prairie Thunder took a quick 1-0 lead just 54 seconds into the game as former Eagle Ryan McLeod ... Full Story

Perfect PK Helps Eagles to Weekend Split Against

Perfect PK Helps Eagles to Weekend Split Against Mallards, First Place Tie MOLINE, Ill. - After a disappointing loss to the Quad City Mallards Friday night -- in a game where the Colorado Eagles out-shot the home team 40-18 and lost -- the Eagles earned a series split with a 2-1 win Saturday night. Colorado's penalty killers went a perfect 9-for-9 in the win that pushed the Eagles -- who entered the game in a fifth place tie -- into a first place tie in the Turner Conference. Just like Friday ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 23, Eridanus-a winding river of

Sky Tonight—January 23, Eridanus-a winding river of stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Bright star in southwest on January evenings? It’s the planet Jupiter Here is a constellation for you if you have access to a very dark sky: Eridanus the River. You will not see this one from the city, or even the suburbs. Eridanus the River begins near the star Rigel in the constellation Orion the Hunter – and wells up in a great loop before ambling back down toward the southern horizon. Rigel: Orion’s ... Full Story

Lehman Newspapers sold

Lehman Newspapers sold

MediaNews buys Lehman Communications January 21, 2011 -- LONGMONT — Prairie Mountain Publishing Co., a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is set to acquire all Lehman Communications Corp. of Longmont. ...

Brown, Mallards Ground Eagles

Brown, Mallards Ground Eagles MOLINE, Ill, - Despite out-shooting the Quad City Mallards 40-18, the Colorado Eagles lost 3-2 in the first of back-to-back games against their first-time foes. The teams entered the game tied for second place in the Turner Conference, but David Brown stopped 38 of 40 shots for Quad City, and the Mallards scored on two of five third period shots to steal the win. The Eagles controlled much of the play in the first period, out-shooting the Mallards 17-7, but ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 22, Faint, fuzzy object near

Sky Tonight—January 22, Faint, fuzzy object near Sirius is a star cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org A reader wrote, "On November 4, I went to study the constellation Orion, but first I had to see the star Sirius and there was a glimmer below Sirius and upon looking, it seemed to be a very nice comet. Has anyone else seen this? I am a newby … (and) would like someone to verify if they see this. I am quite up and excited." It was not a comet, but very likely was a lovely star cluster called M41. So, the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 21, Identify the Winter Circle

Sky Tonight—January 21, Identify the Winter Circle and winter’s brightest stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s chart covers a wider area of sky than what we typically show. It is in answer to a reader in Nashville, who wrote, I have heard mention of the Winter Circle of Stars. Could you list the stars in this circle? You will find these stars at this time of year by looking east-southeast at early to mid evening. Again, this is a large pattern and covers a wide area of sky, but as always, it is easiest to start ... Full Story

Estes Park Rock Case

Estes Park Rock Case

On June 17, 2010, a seventeen-year-old girl was tragically killed when she was struck by a falling rock while visiting Estes Park, Colorado with her church group.  The Estes Park Police Department did an extensive investigation into the facts and circumstances leading to the teenager’s death. On October 26, 2010, as a result of the investigation, the People filed a delinquency petition against a fifteen-year-old male alleging that he had recklessly caused the death of another by ... Full Story

Eagles Frozen By IceMen

Eagles Frozen By IceMen

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Evansville IceMen made their first ever visit to the Budweiser Events Center and came away with a 3-2 win against the Colorado Eagles. The loss came in Colorado's final home game of the month, as they now head on an extended road trip; 11 of their next 12 games will be on the road. The IceMen out-shot the Eagles 12-9 in the first period, but each team was able to find the back of the net once in the first 20 minutes. Andrew Penner was sharp in net for Colorado, but ... Full Story

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