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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 Star, or Polaris, ... 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 either three middle ... 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 included on the emergency ... 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 accident on N First Street and ... 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 free-throw ... 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 of these ... 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 and ... 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 pretty much ... 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.

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