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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day   Apollo 14: A View from Antares Credit: Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14, NASA; Mosaic - Eric M. Jones Explanation: Forty years ago, while looking out the window of Apollo 14's Lunar Module Antares, astronaut Ed Mitchell snapped a series of photos of the lunar surface, assembled into this detailed mosaic by Apollo Lunar Surface Journal editor Eric Jones. The view looks across the Fra Mauro highlands to ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 5, Moon closer to Jupiter

Sky Tonight—February 5, Moon closer to Jupiter

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The brilliant point of light above tonight’s waxing crescent moon is Jupiter, the 5th planet outward from the sun. These two worlds – our companion moon and the solar system’s largest planet – are the brightest objects in the evening sky now. Look for them in the west, shortly after sunset. Jupiter – the king of planets in our sun’s system – has over 60 known moons of its own. Only four ... Full Story

Hogg Leads Eagles Past Jackalopes

Hogg Leads Eagles Past Jackalopes

ODESSA, Texas - The Colorado Eagles extended their winning streak to six games -- and maintained their spot at the top of the Turner Conference -- with a 2-1 win in the first of back-to-back games against the Odessa Jackalopes. Adam Hogg scored both of Colorado's goals, and Kyle Jones won his sixth start in a row. Despite the clubs combining to have four of the top six point-producers in the league, the first frame went score-less. Odessa went 0-2 on the only power plays of the period ... Full Story

Berthoud Girls Basketball Routs Highland

Berthoud Girls Basketball Routs Highland

Lady Spartans improve to 11-4 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Snow, cold and a two day postponement of the game did not affect the Berthoud High girls basketball team on Thursday night as they toppled the Highland Huskies 46-21. The contest, originally scheduled for Tuesday evening, was the Lady Spartans 11th victory of the season and their fourth in the last five games. The win improves Berthoud to 6-1 in the 3A Patriot League with four games remaining. “Defensively we were ... Full Story

DA’s ruling in Fort Collins police involved

Larimer County District Attorney Larry Abrahamson today released his opinion on the case of Fort Collins police officer Carrie Wills' shooting of James Scheu, Jr.

Berthoud Police Beat: January 2011

Berthoud Police Beat: January 2011

Saturday, January 1 Police assisted a motorist at Mountain Avenue and Second Street when his tire came off the rim. Someone at the Hamilton Apartments received a strange letter. The case is being handled as harassment. A fence and a sign in the 400 block of E County Road 8 were damaged by a hit and run driver. Following a non-injury motor vehicle accident at County Road 17 and US Highway 287, officers arrested one person for driving under the influence and Underage ... Full Story

Strong Start Helps Eagles to Fifth Straight Win

Strong Start Helps Eagles to Fifth Straight Win

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles won their fifth straight game to remain in a first place tie in the Turner Conference, topping the Missouri Mavericks 4-2. A strong first period and several excellent individual performances led the Eagles past the Mavs despite a late push from the visiting team. The Eagles dominated the first period of play unlike any period in their history, out-shooting the Mavericks 17-1 -- setting a new franchise record for fewest shots allowed in a period (the ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Visit the NASA/JPL website to view more Astronomy Pictures of the Day     Six Worlds for Kepler-11 Illustration Credit: Tim Pyle, NASA Explanation: Six worlds orbit Kepler-11, a sunlike star 2,000 light-years distant in the constellation Cygnus. The new discovery, based on data from NASA's planet hunting Kepler spacecraft, makes the Kepler-11 system the fullest exoplanetary system known. Compared to our Solar System in this illustration, five of Kepler-11's planets orbit ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—February 3, Double Cluster of Perseus in

Sky Tonight—February 3, Double Cluster of Perseus in northwest

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org To find the gorgeous Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus, face north to northwest as darkness falls this evening. Here you can find the Double Cluster in the constellation Perseus. These are two open star clusters, known as “H” and “Chi” Persei (also called NGC 884 and 869). How to find them? First, you need a dark sky. Second, you may need binoculars, as the Double Cluster is only ... Full Story

Obituary: Helen A. Schneider

Obituary: Helen A. Schneider

Helen A. Schneider, 73, of Berthoud, passed away peacefully at home in the Rocky Mountains in Berthoud, Colorado on January 31, 2011. She was born on July 6, 1937 in Ellendale, North Dakota to Edwin and Evelyn Jording. She is survived by her children, Nancy, David, Carl & Elizabeth; grandchildren, Kirsten, John, Cody & Dalen; great grandchildren, Deziree & Dylan. A visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 4 at Allnutt Funeral Service in Loveland. ... Full Story

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