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Sheriff’s Deputy initiates effort to establish

Sheriff’s Deputy initiates effort to establish law enforcement license plate

Larimer County Sheriff's Office patrol deputy Basil Marciniak recently initiated an effort to establish a law enforcement memorial license plate in Colorado.  After the death of Weld County Deputy Sherriff  Sam Brownlee, Deputy Marciniak was inspired to do something to honor law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.  He then contacted Colorado Concerns of Police Survivors, an organization dedicated to assisting families of law enforcement officers killed in the line of ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 10, Somber red Betelgeuse

Sky Tonight—February 10, Somber red Betelgeuse shines in the shoulder of Orion

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org At nightfall and early evening, people at mid-northern latitudes see the famous Belt of Orion – three stars in a short, straight row – about halfway between the southern horizon and straight overhead. Later at night, you will find Orion in the southwest. Above Orion’s Belt, you will find one of the sky’s most famous stars, ruddy-hued Betelgeuse. Kids especially like Betelgeuse, because its name ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 9, Shedding light on the

Sky Tonight—February 9, Shedding light on the moon’s dark side

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Look south to southwest this early evening to view the waxing crescent moon. The moon’s disk is nearly 40% illuminated by sunshine and 60% engulfed in its own shadow. Tonight, the moon shines near the three brightest stars of the constellation Aries: Hamal, Sheratan, and Mesarthim. Half the moon is always illuminated in space. In other words, the moon has a day side and a night side, just as Earth ... Full Story

Who done it

Who done it

Where did those files go By Gary Wamsley On Monday, February 7, I received a call that the Recorder Online was not working. This alarmed me, as I didn’t recall any of the links being broken. I proceeded to open an Internet browser window and entered the URL of the website: www.berthoudrecorder.com. I was alarmed to receive a “You do not have permission” as a result. I immediately used the hosting features of my hosting company, Go Daddy, to see what happened to the front ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 8, Use Big Dipper’s Pointers

Sky Tonight—February 8, Use Big Dipper’s Pointers to find Polaris

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you can find the Big Dipper in the northern sky in mid to late evening tonight, you can find the North Star, Polaris. The Big Dipper is not a constellation. Instead, it is an asterism, just a recognizable pattern of stars on the sky’s dome. It is part of the constellation Ursa Major, the Greater Bear. Big and Little Dippers: Noticeable in northern sky A well-known trick for finding the North ... Full Story

Robot Battle at Berthoud High School

Robot Battle at Berthoud High School

A very VEXing day By Thomas N. Photos by Thomas N. unless otherwise noted. Twenty-nine teams from across Colorado and three teams from Iowa and one from Nebraska battled in a competition of robotic engineering and strategy at Berthoud High School on February 5. The event was the 2011 Colorado VEX Robotics Championship. The game was VEX Round Up, and the prize was a chance to compete at the VEX Robotics World Championship in Florida. Each competing team is made-up of ... Full Story

Registration for kindergarten students for the

Registration for kindergarten students for the 2011-2012 school year will be held at all Thompson School District elementary schools on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 between the hours of 3:00 and 6:00 p.m. A child may enter kindergarten if he/she is five years old on or before October 1 of the year of enrollment. What to bring… child’s birth certificate; completed health and immunization forms; phone number of doctor and local phone numbers of relative or friends to be ... Full Story

Thompson School District Student Art Show

Annual Thompson School District Student Art Show Opens February 26 LOVELAND- Support Loveland and Berthoud’s youth artistry and celebrate National Youth Art Month with the annual ArtSteps student art show, displaying the talents of Thompson School District students, from February 26 – April 10, 2011 at the Loveland Museum/Gallery. “Lyrical Lines” displays artwork of R2-J students in grades 1st through 12th and features two and three-dimensional works of art from the areas of ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, January 2011

Berthoud Fire Beat, January 2011

  Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary, January 2011   Saturday, January 1 BFPD assisted with a medical call for an elderly female who had fallen. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a carbon dioxide alarm on Iowa Avenue. Sensors were used to check the residence and no carbon dioxide was detected in the residence. The responsible party was advised to replace the faulty detectors. Sunday, January 2 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle ... Full Story

Berthoud Boys Basketball Top Estes Park

Berthoud Boys Basketball Top Estes Park

Spartans end losing streak with 22-point win By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud High boys basketball team stomped the Estes Park Bobcats 69-47 Friday evening in the Berthoud High gym. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and improved the Spartans record to 6-9 on the season and 4-3 in the 3A Patriot League. Junior guard Zach Ruebesam was the star of the game for Berthoud. Ruebesam led the Spartans with 29 points, shooting 9/15 (60%) from the floor and 9/13 from the ... Full Story

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