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Archive for February 20, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mammatus Clouds Over Olympic Valley Credit & License: Matt Saal (Wikipedia) Explanation: What's happened to these clouds? Normal cloud bottoms are flat because moist warm air that rises and cools will condense into water droplets at a very specific temperature, which usually corresponds to a very specific height. After water droplets form that air becomes an opaque cloud. Under some conditions, however, cloud pockets can develop that contain large droplets of ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Feb 21, Zodiacal light is glowing

Sky Tonight—Feb 21, Zodiacal light is glowing pyramid in west after dark

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Moonless February and March evenings present the best time of year to see zodiacal light in the northern hemisphere evening sky. The light appears when all traces of twilight have left the sky. It looks like a hazy pyramid of light in the west after true darkness falls. This light can be noticeable and easy to see from latitudes like those in the southern U.S. I’ve seen it many times from the latitude ... Full Story

Local girls compete in Idaho track and field event.

Local girls compete in Idaho track and field event.

Berthoud Girls Make Finals at Simplot Article and photo by Kristi Leonard Five girls from Berthoud High School participated in the 33rd Simplot Games this past week. The Simplot games is one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field meets. This year’s event was held  at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. The five Berthoud athletes joined over 2,000 competitors from 20 different states at the University’s Holt Arena. Cheyenne Hall and ... Full Story

Jail Crowding

Due to overcrowding at the Larimer County Jail, officials were recently forced to reconfigure several housing areas to accommodate the growing number of female inmates. Jail officials converted a special male housing area over to female housing to relieve some of the overcrowding and insure the safety and care of the inmates.  The male inmates in this housing area were either moved to the general population or to other areas that could accommodate their special needs, i.e. medical ... Full Story

Victory: Rutherford Institute Lawsuit Advances

  Students Prohibited from Wearing American Flag T-Shirts to School Will Have Day in Court SAN JOSE, Calif.—A California federal court has refused to dismiss a First Amendment lawsuit filed by The Rutherford Institute that challenges a decision by public school officials to prohibit students from wearing American flag t-shirts to school. The lawsuit alleges that the constitutional rights of students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were violated when school ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners agenda

Administrative Matters February 22, 2011 9:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Commissioners' Conference Room 200 West Oak Street, Fort Collins Please Note: Scheduled Times are Subject to Change! * Please Note: If There is No Public Comment, Administrative Matters will Continue with Agenda at 9:00 am Agenda Public Comment 9:00-9:05 a.m. Approval of Minutes for the Week of February 21. 9:05-9:08 a.m. Review of the Schedule for the Week of February 28. 9:08-9:11 ... Full Story

Vehicle Break-Ins at Trailhead

The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has been receiving an increasing number of reports of vehicles parked at the Lion Gulch Trailhead parking lot being forcibly entered and items stolen by unknown individuals.  Stolen items include firearms, computers, iPods and wallets. LCSO deputies are looking for two, possibly suspicious, vehicles that were reportedly seen in the area.  One is a Ford Escort, or similar vehicle, white in color with blue window tinting.  The second vehicle is a ... Full Story

Spartan Wrestlers Sadlo and Pickert Win State Titles

Spartan Wrestlers Sadlo and Pickert Win State Titles

Berthoud Wrestling Performs Brilliantly at State Tournament By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High wrestling team capped off the 2010/11 season on Saturday evening at Pepsi Center with two state champions and five wrestlers finishing in the top four in class 3A. Seniors Alex Sadlo (140lbs) and JT Pickert (215lbs) won the state title in their weight classes. Junior Kegan Gavaldon (119lbs) and senior Robby Workman (135lbs) each placed third and senior Casey Couch (189lbs) ... Full Story

Bipartisan bill would give Colorado voters the chance

Democrats and Republicans come together to end “ballot initiative warfare” DENVER, Feb 14, 2011— Today, a bipartisan concurrent resolution to allow Colorado voters to reform the Colorado Constitutional initiative process passed out of the State Affairs Committee. The resolution is sponsored by Senate President Brandon Shaffer (D-Longmont) and Senator Nancy Spence (R-Centennial). If passed by the legislature, the resolution will go to Colorado voters for approval. President ... Full Story

America’s Debts: Even More Calamitous Than We

America’s Debts: Even More Calamitous Than We Thought

By Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson Brace yourself. This isn’t going to be pleasant. If you’re in a bad mood or get easily upset, you may wish to pass on reading this article. The country is in even worse shape economically than we thought. We awoke on Feb. 14 to find that this year’s federal budget deficit is going to be larger than previously projected—a record $1.65 trillion. Recently, the official accumulated debt of the federal government passed the $14 trillion threshold. A ... Full Story

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