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Obituary: Freida Marguerite Welch

Obituary: Freida Marguerite Welch

Freida Marguerite Welch died February 19, 2011 at Berthoud Living Center, Berthoud, Colorado. She was born August 18, 1918 in Proctor, Missouri, the daughter of James Irvin and Hattie Gerlt Thomas. The family moved to Midwest Wyoming in 1936 where she graduated from high school. She married Clyde Wesley Welch on August 21, 1937 in Casper, Wyoming. She moved to Loveland, Colorado in August 2003 to be near her daughters. She attended Buckhorn Presbyterian Church in Masonville, Colorado. She ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Win Thriller, Advance in Districts

Lady Spartans Win Thriller, Advance in Districts

Berthoud Girls Basketball Tops Brush By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Thanks to a 13-6 regular season and fourth place finish in the 3A Patriot League, the Berthoud High girls basketball team enjoyed a bye in the opening round of the district tournament. There was no rust for the Lady Spartans however as they topped the Brush Beetdiggers in a thrilling 47-44 victory in the BHS gym on Tuesday evening. With the victory, Berthoud will advance to play one seed Eaton in the ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    The Heart and Soul Nebulas Credit: Digitized Sky Survey, ESA/ESO/NASA FITS Liberator;  Color Composite: Davide De Martin (Skyfactory) Explanation: Is the heart and soul of our Galaxy located in Cassiopeia? Possibly not, but that is where two bright emission nebulas nicknamed Heart and Soul can be found. The Heart Nebula, officially dubbed IC 1805 and visible in the above zoomable view on the right, has a shape reminiscent of a classical heart symbol. Both ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Feb 23, Moon by Scorpion’s Crown

Sky Tonight—Feb 23, Moon by Scorpion’s Crown before tomorrow’s dawn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Before dawn tomorrow – on Thursday, February 24 – the moon will be near the upper part of the constellation Scorpius. These three stars are sometimes called the Crown of the Scorpion. Scorpius – which now rises in the south-southeastern sky an hour or two after midnight – is the constellation of the Scorpion. Individually, the Crown stars are Graffias, Dschubba, and Pi Scorpii. It is rare ... Full Story

Colorado Children’s Day activities

Colorado Children’s Day activities

  Colorado Children’s Day in Loveland  on March 2 LOVELAND, CO            The City of Loveland, with the help of the Thompson School District, will celebrate the 8th annual Colorado Children’s Day on March 2, 2011 from 1:00 to 4:00 p. m. with great activities for kids at designated City facilities. Loveland youngsters will be able to enjoy a day of fun and activities dedicated entirely to them. Last year, more than 2,000 children and their parents enjoyed the fun ... Full Story

Recorder adds “Slice of Life,” by Jill

The Recorder Online hopes you will enjoy  Jill Pertler's "Slices of Life." Pertler is an award-winning freelance writer, author, photographer and syndicated columnist. She lives in northern Minnesota, mostly because her family does, and she'd miss them if she moved somewhere warmer, like Iowa. Still, a girl can dream. She shares her life, her home and just about everything else with her husband, four kids, cat and dog. She has touched people's hearts and funny bones with her ... Full Story

Slices of Life, by Jill Pertler

Slices of Life, by Jill Pertler

A woman who tells you where to go By: Jill Pertler My husband has a new lady friend. He shares her with our three sons, who are also sweet on the most recent family acquaintance. They are, in a word, enamored. Under normal circumstances, I might feel threatened – what with my four guys throwing their rapt attention toward another woman’s voice – but these aren’t normal circumstances. That’s because the woman in question, we call her “Carmen,” isn’t a ... Full Story

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

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