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Archive for February, 2011

Conifer Woman Sentenced For Defrauding Social Security

DENVER – Pamela Susan Diederich, age 42, of Conifer, Colorado, was sentenced late last week to serve 5 years probation, with the first six months in home detention, for making a false statement for use in determining rights to Supplemental Security Income benefits. The sentence was handed down by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. Judge Daniel also ordered Diederich to pay $53,049.68 in restitution to the Social Security Administration, including a $10,000 payment to be ... Full Story

Fort Collins Stabbing

Fort Collins Stabbing

February 12: At 3:39 a.m. this morning the Larimer County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from the residents at 3717 South Taft Hill #38, Fort Collins, Colorado. Deputies, upon their arrival, found 27 year old Bernadette Deleon (DOB 02-22-83) bleeding from her chest and abdomen. She was transported to Medical Center of the Rockies by Poudre Valley Ambulance Service. Initial reports were Ms. Deleon suffered four stab wounds and is in stable condition. LCSO investigators interviewed ... Full Story

Obituary: Jesse Lynn Weitzel

Obituary: Jesse Lynn Weitzel

  Jesse Lynn Weitzel Oct. 31, 1951-Jan. 29, 2011 Age: 59 Residence: Chandler, Ariz.   Jesse Lynn Weitzel died Jan. 29, 2011 at Hospice of the Valley, Chandler, Ariz. He was born on Oct. 31, 1951, in McLaughlin, South Dakota to John Weitzel, Sr and Claire Marie Boileau Hunt. He moved with the family to Colorado at the age of 3, and as a child, Jesse attended Berthoud schools. In 1974, he married Geraldine Burham and was blessed with the birth of a daughter, Rosetta ... Full Story

Huskies over Spartan boys

Despite 16 points by Zach Ruebesam and 13 by Greg Hutchins, the Spartans fell to the Huskies 59-44. The Spartans played well the second half, staying with in one point in the scoring. Unfortunately, a disastrous first half  had the Berthoud High team down by 14 points a the half. The Spartans were unable to make up the deficit. Box score and stats below

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day Simeis 147: Supernova Remnant Credit & Copyright: Nobuhiko Miki Explanation: It's easy to get lost following the intricate filaments in this detailed mosaic image of faint supernova remnant Simeis 147. Also cataloged as Sh2-240 and seen towards the constellation Taurus, it covers nearly 3 degrees (6 full moons) on the sky. That corresponds to a width of 150 light-years at the stellar debris cloud's ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 12, Moon between stars Elnath

Sky Tonight—February 12, Moon between stars Elnath and Aldebaran

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org As seen from around the world, the waxing gibbous moon shines in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull tonight. Despite the moonlit glare, you may see the Bull’s two brightest stars: Aldebaran and Elnath. Aldebaran, the star depicting the Bull’s eye, is Taurus’ brightest star. Elnath, the constellation’s second brightest star, marks the tip of the Bull’s northern horn. Aldebaran: Fiery ... Full Story

Vikings Pillage and Plunder Spartans

Vikings Pillage and Plunder Spartans

Berthoud Girls Basketball Falls to Valley By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High girls basketball team lost 53-35 to the Valley Vikings in a rare Thursday evening game in the BHS gym. The loss drops the Berthoud to 12-6 overall and 7-3 in the 3A Patriot League. Thursday evening’s game was the final regular season contest at home of the 2010/11 season for the Lady Spartans. Valley out-scored Berthoud in three of the game’s four periods, including a 15-0 ... Full Story

Ouch: Berthoud boys 36, Valley 68

Zach Ruebesam led the scoring with 14 points, but with the team only managing 19 percent on their 2-point shots and 24 percent outside the 3-point line it just wasn't enough.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day   Hanny's Voorwerp Credit: NASA, ESA, W. Keel (Univ. Alabama), et al., Galaxy Zoo Team Explanation: Hanny's Voorwerp, Dutch for "Hanny's Object", is enormous, about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. Glowing strongly in the greenish light produced by ionized oxygen atoms, the mysterious voorwerp is below spiral galaxy IC 2497 in this view from the Hubble Space Telescope. Both lie at a distance of ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 11, Waxing gibbous moon near

Sky Tonight—February 11, Waxing gibbous moon near Pleiades

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The waxing gibbous moon shines close to the Pleiades star cluster tonight. This cluster is also called the Seven Sisters. Because of the moonlit glare, you might need binoculars to see the dipper-shaped Pleiades cluster. As seen from North America, the Pleiades sit to the west (right) of tonight’s moon. As seen from mid-northern latitudes in Europe and Asia, the Pleiades sit to the moon’s east (or ... Full Story

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