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Archive for February 21, 2011

Sky Tonight—Feb 22, Stars in the daytime

Sky Tonight—Feb 22, Stars in the daytime

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org People often ask if stars are up there, beyond our blue sky, during the day. The answer is surely yes, because Earth is a planet in space, surrounded on all sides by stars. Here is a view looking southeast at morning in late February or early March. Of course you really cannot see the stars, but they are there. Cool image of daytime moon from December 18, 2010 The constellation behind the sun ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Milky Way Over Switzerland Credit: Stephane Vetter (Nuits sacrees) Explanation: What's visible in the night sky during this time of year? To help illustrate the answer, a beautiful land, cloud, and skyscape was captured earlier this month over Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Visible in the foreground were the snow covered cliffs of the amphitheater shaped Creux du Van, as well as distant trees, and town-lit clouds. Visible in the night sky (at midnight) were galaxies including ... Full Story

Larimer County Commissioners’ Schedule

February 21 to 25, 2011 Monday, February 21, 2011 County Offices will be closed in observance of the Presidentís Day Holiday 7:00am - 8:00am Republican Breakfast Club, Best Western, Hwy 34 & I-25, Loveland Tuesday, February 22, 2011 9:00am - 12:00pm Public Comment and Administrative Matters with Neil Gluckman, Assistant County Manager, and Consent Agenda Approval/Document Execution by Board of County Commissioners (BCC) (Administrative Matters Agenda and Consent Agenda ... Full Story

Who done it, Part IV

Who done it, Part IV

  Not necessarily the final chapter Words and phrases in blue are hot links to documents and other articles. In October, 2010 John Bauer, a Berthoud Trustee, launched a very serious and very public personal attack on a longtime Berthoud resident, volunteer, and businessperson – local web developer, Jen Rotar. It is serious and frightening when public officials launch personal attacks on their constituents. CityEthics.org recommends guidelines to protect residents from public ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper’s schedule for the week of Feb. 21

Gov. Hickenlooper’s schedule for the week of Feb. 21 Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 6:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks at the Young Presidents’ Organization 2011 Denver Global Leadership Conference. Location: Colorado Convention Center, Wells Fargo Theatre, 700 14th Ave., Denver. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 2:30 p.m. – Gov. Hickenlooper will deliver remarks to members of the Colorado Municipal League at 2011 Legislative Workshop. Location: Scottish Rite Masonic ... Full Story

2011 Scouting for Food

2011 Scouting for Food

Scout Food Drive February 26, 2011 It is time for the annual Scouting for Food drive. In Southern Larimer County the food collected goes to the House of Neighborly Service for distribution to families in our area. Local Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts  will be in Berthoud neighborhoods to collect food for local families in need on Saturday February 26. Please fill a bag with any canned or non-perishable foods that you would like to contribute and leave it on your ... Full Story

Alfred Hitchcock Never Won an Oscar: Go Figure

Alfred Hitchcock Never Won an Oscar: Go Figure

By John W. Whitehead 2/21/2011 “Everything’s perverted in a different way, isn’t it?”—Alfred Hitchcock Do you ever wonder why some of the greatest performers and directors of all time have never won an Oscar? It certainly has nothing to do with lack of talent. For example, the man considered the greatest director of all time, whose films have affected millions and changed the history of cinema, never received an Academy Award for best director. In a career ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

February 20, 2011 Topics: 1. Changes to the Initiative Process 2. Balancing the Budget with Cash Funds 3. My Bills 1. In second reading on Friday, the 18th, SCR-001 was considered. This bill ratchets up the voting majority requirement for constitutional changes. Currently it takes a majority (50%) to approve any constitutional change. This measure would increase it to 60%, except for repealing any amendment approved prior to 2013. Those measures could be repealed, in ... Full Story

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