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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 of ... 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 Ashley Prescott ... 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 concerns.  ... 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 administrators ... 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 silver ... 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 Shaffer ... 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 trillion is a ... Full Story

The FBI: Going Rogue

The FBI: Going Rogue

By John W. Whitehead 2/14/2011 “The minute the FBI begins making recommendations on what should be done with its information, it becomes a Gestapo.”--J. Edgar Hoover The history of the FBI is the history of how America--once a nation that abided by the rule of law and held the government accountable for its actions--has steadily devolved into a police state where laws are unidirectional, intended as a tool for government to control the people and rarely the other way around. The FBI (then ... Full Story

Ending deficit spending won’t be easy or

Capitol Review By Mark Hillman It’s a political reality: talking about how to govern is far easier than actually governing. Government, after all, is a reflection of the governed and nothing requires individual voters or “the people” in general to act responsibly. That observation is not an indictment of the electorate but an acknowledgement that voters are never forced to confront tough choices about government spending. Consider the federal debt and deficit. The deficit is the annual ... Full Story

Spartans Basketball Wins First Game of District

Boys Win in Overtime as Girls Enjoy Bye Week By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer After dropping four consecutive games to close out the regular season, the Berthoud High boys basketball team made a trip to Ault on Friday night for an opening round district playoff game against Highland. The Spartans, who had fallen to Highland 59-44 in Ault just one week ago, got their revenge on Friday night with a thrilling 60-57 victory in overtime. The Spartans came out of the gate strong on Friday night, ... Full Story

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