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Archive for February 12, 2011

Sky Tonight—February 13, Moon points the way to

Sky Tonight—February 13, Moon points the way to Winter Circle

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s waxing gibbous moon resides inside the Winter Circle – an incredibly large star configuration made of six brilliant winter stars. Be sure to notice the variety in the colors of these stars. The Winter Circle – sometimes called the Winter Hexagon – is not one of the 88 recognized constellations. Rather, it is an asterism – a pattern of stars that is easy to recognize. Our sky chart cannot ... Full Story

Eagles Turn Tables on Mavs With OT Win of Their Own

Eagles Turn Tables on Mavs With OT Win of Their Own

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Missouri Mavericks, 3-2, in overtime at the Budweiser Events Center one night after the Mavs topped the Eagles in overtime in their own home. The game was the second of three in as many days between the two Turner Conference clubs. The first period was a physical affair with plenty of big hits, outdone only by the several big saves at each end of the ice. Colorado out-shot Missouri 15-4, but each of the Mavs' chances were quality, as were ... Full Story

Rep. Gardner supports regulatory oversight

Rep. Gardner supports regulatory oversight

Transcript of Rep. Gardner’s Remarks: Mr. Speaker I rise today in support of House Resolution 72 and of Congress’s new emphasis on oversight. Over the past few years, federal agencies have promulgated a litany of rules and regulations with little regard for their impact on American businesses, jobs and everyday American workers.  Last week I meet with a business in my district that employs nearly 1,000 people.  They expressed their concern that the onslaught of rules and regulations ... Full Story

Former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio Withdraws Appeal

“Today former Qwest CEO Joseph Nacchio voluntarily filed a motion with the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the appeal of his criminal conviction and sentence.  By withdrawing his appeal, he will no longer contest the length of his incarceration.  If the Court grants his request and dismisses his appeal, that dismissal will also result in lifting the hold on money Nacchio paid for his fine and forfeiture, which has been held for years in escrow during his appeals.  The ... Full Story

Senate Passes Responsible Budget Balancing Measures

Budget measures support Coloradans’ priorities and protect important programs DENVER— February 11: Today, the Senate passed a series of bills to balance the current fiscal year budget for the state of Colorado. Since the most recent revenue forecasts, the Joint Budget Committee has worked to prepare the bills, known as “negative supplementals,” in order to adjust the state budget to account for diminished state revenue. Currently, the state is facing a budget shortfall of $342 million, ... Full Story

Walter Bond Sentenced To Federal Prison For The Arson

DENVER – Walter Bond, aka “Lone Wolf,” age 34, of Salt Lake City, Utah, was sentenced this afternoon to serve 60 months (5 years) in federal prison for use of fire or explosives to damage and destroy property in interstate commerce, and for the use of force, violence and threats involving an Animal Enterprise, United States Attorney John Walsh, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) ... Full Story

Late February and March Guided Hikes and Programs in

Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the spring.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout Larimer County’s open spaces, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what these open spaces have to offer.  Club members will receive basic instruction on sketching, ecology, ... Full Story

Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Berthoud

Udall Representative to Hold Office Hours in Berthoud on   February 24

February 24 Coloradans Needing Help with Federal Agencies are Invited to Come by A representative of Senator Mark Udall’s office will hold office hours in Berthoud on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Udall’s Constituent Services Advocate, Bryan VanDriel, will be available to answer questions and help Coloradans who need assistance with issues involving federal agencies. VanDriel will be available in the Cottonwood Roam at the Berthoud Area Community Center.

Boulder Man Sentenced For Exploiting Alien Workers,

Boulder Man Sentenced For Exploiting Alien Workers, Harboring Illegal Aliens, And Tax Evasion Charges DENVER – Opas Sinprasong, age 52, of Boulder, Colorado, was sentenced late yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel to serve 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for exploiting alien workers, harboring illegal aliens and for failing to pay taxes, United States Attorney John Walsh; ICE Office of Homeland Security Investigations in Denver Acting Special Agent in Charge Dave ... Full Story

Apply by February 22 for Larimer County Planning

Larimer County – The application deadline is Tuesday, February 22 for an opening on the public volunteer board, the Larimer County Planning Commission. People can apply online at www.larimer.org/boards, or pick up an application at a County office, contact Diane Tokarz in the Larimer County Commissioners’ Office at 498-7015, dtorkarz@larimer.org for more details.  Larimer County’s Planning Commission is responsible for adopting a long-range master plan for the physical development ... Full Story

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