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Archive for February, 2011

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

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Mammatus Clouds Over Olympic Valley Credit & License: Matt Saal (Wikipedia) Explanation: What's happened to these clouds? Normal cloud bottoms are flat because moist warm air that rises and cools will condense into water droplets at a very specific temperature, which usually corresponds to a very specific height. After water droplets form that air becomes an opaque cloud. Under some conditions, however, cloud pockets can develop that contain large droplets of ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—Feb 21, Zodiacal light is glowing

Sky Tonight—Feb 21, Zodiacal light is glowing pyramid in west after dark

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Moonless February and March evenings present the best time of year to see zodiacal light in the northern hemisphere evening sky. The light appears when all traces of twilight have left the sky. It looks like a hazy pyramid of light in the west after true darkness falls. This light can be noticeable and easy to see from latitudes like those in the southern U.S. I’ve seen it many times from the latitude ... Full Story

Local girls compete in Idaho track and field event.

Local girls compete in Idaho track and field event.

Berthoud Girls Make Finals at Simplot Article and photo by Kristi Leonard Five girls from Berthoud High School participated in the 33rd Simplot Games this past week. The Simplot games is one of the nation’s premier high school indoor track and field meets. This year’s event was held  at Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho. The five Berthoud athletes joined over 2,000 competitors from 20 different states at the University’s Holt Arena. Cheyenne Hall and ... Full Story

Jail Crowding

Due to overcrowding at the Larimer County Jail, officials were recently forced to reconfigure several housing areas to accommodate the growing number of female inmates. Jail officials converted a special male housing area over to female housing to relieve some of the overcrowding and insure the safety and care of the inmates.  The male inmates in this housing area were either moved to the general population or to other areas that could accommodate their special needs, i.e. medical ... Full Story

Victory: Rutherford Institute Lawsuit Advances

  Students Prohibited from Wearing American Flag T-Shirts to School Will Have Day in Court SAN JOSE, Calif.—A California federal court has refused to dismiss a First Amendment lawsuit filed by The Rutherford Institute that challenges a decision by public school officials to prohibit students from wearing American flag t-shirts to school. The lawsuit alleges that the constitutional rights of students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif., were violated when school ... Full Story

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