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Sky Tonight—January 17, Sun moves toward star Vega

Sky Tonight—January 17, Sun moves toward star Vega in journey around galaxy

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org An Australia visitor wrote, I seek to find out what speed our sun is traveling at and also how many years does it take to circumnavigate the galaxy? Our Milky Way galaxy is a collection of several hundred billion stars. It has an estimated diameter of 100,000 light-years. Our sun does indeed circumnavigate the Milky Way galaxy. In space, everything moves. There are various estimates for the speed the sun travels ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 16, Cassiopeia and Big Dipper on

Sky Tonight—January 16, Cassiopeia and Big Dipper on opposite sides of North Star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Bright star on January evenings? It’s the planet Jupiter The northern sky’s two most prominent sky patterns – the constellation Cassiopeia the Queen and the Big Dipper – both circle around Polaris, the North Star, once a day. They are opposite each other – one on either side of the North Star. The constellation Cassiopeia the Queen is easy to recognize in the northern sky, either in the evening or before ... Full Story

Eagles Jump Up in Standings With Shootout Win Over

Eagles Jump Up in Standings With Shootout Win Over  Odessa

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Odessa Jackalopes, 3-2, in a shootout after losing a one-goal game to the Jacks a night before. In the tightly-packed Turner Conference, the win moved the Eagles from fifth place into third and just two points out of first. Kyle Jones stopped 47 shots in the win and stonewalled two of three Odessa shooters in the shootout. The teams played a scoreless first period, despite the Jackalopes being awarded five power plays, including three ... Full Story

Estes Park Film Festival-Call for Entries

Estes Park Film Festival-Call for Entries

CALL FOR ENTRIES! The Estes Park Film Festival is looking for the best feature length films, documentaries, short films, and student films for their 6th annual event! This year they have partnered with Withoutabox to offer a complete and seamless online submission process. To enter your film, click the Withoutabox logo below or download and print the Submission Form. If you have any questions please e-mail the festival at info@estesparkfilm.com. Entry Fees & Deadlines: Early ... Full Story

Have an “Odd” night out

Have an “Odd” night out

By Sharlynn Wamsley If you have the chance to see the Moon Theatre’s production of the “The Odd Couple” at the Rialto Theater, do! It is delightful. When veteran director, Don Kraus, was given the opportunity by the Moon Theatre Company to choose a comedy to direct at the Rialto … knowing the actors he has worked with from previous performances … he chose “The Odd Couple” as the best comedy to showcase their talents. Indeed, Ken Benda as Oscar Madison, and Brien Fletcher as Felix ... Full Story

Berthoud Boys Basketball Tops Lyons

Berthoud Boys Basketball Tops Lyons

Spartans Sink Ten 3-pointers in 64-45 win By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Friday night in the Berthoud High School gym the Berthoud boys basketball team won their third game of the season with a 64-45 victory over Lyons. The Spartans sank ten three pointers and went 16/16 from the free-throw line to notch their first victory against a 3A Patriot League opponent. Berthoud junior Greg Hutchins nailed six from beyond the arc and led all players in scoring with 22 on the night. “I just shot the ... Full Story

Little Fockers, forgettable

Little Fockers, forgettable

A Comedy with No Identity By Thomas N. Meet the Parents, the first film in this series, was a funny movie. It was an original comedy about a male nurse with the hilarious name of Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller) and his girlfriend Pam (Teri Polo). The story encompassed Greg's meeting his future in-laws Jack Burns (Robert De Niro), an uptight, overly protective ex- CIA agent, and his wife Dina (Blythe Danner). The film's comedy was fresh and its style was unique and witty. The sequel, Meet ... Full Story

Eagles Not So Special in 4-3 Loss to Odessa

Eagles Not So Special in 4-3 Loss to  Odessa

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Odessa Jackalopes defeated the Colorado Eagles, 4-3, in the first game of a weekend set at the Budweiser Events Center. The win was just Odessa's second all-time in Loveland -- after picking up their first in their last visit -- and their first victory in regulation. The Jackalopes' power play went 2-for-6 on the night, while Colorado's went 1-for-8. The teams played a tightly-contested opening period with the Eagles edging the Jackalopes in shots, 16-15. But Odessa ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—January 15, Moon near Aldebaran and the

Sky Tonight—January 15, Moon near Aldebaran and the Pleiades

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Bright star on January evenings? It’s the planet Jupiter We are displaying a larger swath of sky than we usually do on tonight’s chart. That is because we are showing you how to star-hop from the three stars of Orion’s Belt to the star Aldebaran and the Pleiades star cluster. Aldebaran and the Pleiades cluster reside within the constellation Taurus the Bull. However, you will not need Orion’s Belt to ... Full Story

Broncos Play it Safe, Hire Fox as Head Coach

Former-Panthers Coach Brings Physical Defense, Conservative Offense By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Friday afternoon John Fox was introduced as the fourteenth head coach in Denver Broncos team history. Fox had spent the previous nine seasons in the same role for the Carolina Panthers, compiling a 78-74 record including the playoffs. In choosing Fox, the Dove Valley quartet of Pat Bowlen, Joe Ellis, John Elway and Brian Xanders opted for the safe choice. Of the six candidates they interviewed for ... Full Story

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