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Archive for March, 2011

Sky Tonight—April 1, Use Big Dipper to find Polaris

Sky Tonight—April 1, Use Big Dipper to find Polaris and Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Here is the view northward on April evenings. At present the Big Dipper is high in the north. Notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper. These two stars – called Duhbe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. Polaris is special because it always stays in the same spot in the northern sky. It is the star around which the entire northern sky appears to turn. That is because ... Full Story

Videos from Libya

      CNN Reporter gets a look at Misrata after weeks of siege.       Translated Video: Injured revolutionary refuses to praise Gaddafi, shots fired & ending unclear   Translation: Gaddafi Soldier: Raise your head, Raise your head, Get on your back, What is your name?! What is your Name? Injured man: Ahmed. Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live alfatah (Gaddafi/Gaddafi’s revolution) Injured man: God is great Gaddafi ... Full Story

Why Gaddafi is an Imminent Threat to America

By: Anonymous Feb17 Contributor Editors' note: Feb 17 is the online publication of the Libyan Youth Movement: Link to article and comments Nearly 25 years ago, then President Ronald Reagan sent 45 planes to drop 300 bombs and shoot 48 missiles at seven locations throughout Libya in order to take out Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who he labeled the “mad dog of the Middle East.” Reagan’s actions were not ordered as a result of a bogus report on weapons of mass destruction.  ... Full Story

Rockies Enter 2011 with Mile High Expectations

Rockies Enter 2011 with Mile High Expectations

By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Can the Colorado Rockies contend for the National League West, or even the World Series, in the soon-to-begin 2011 baseball season? After the 2010 season ended with the Rocks dropping 13 of their final 14 games and finishing eight games out of the postseason, they made all the right moves over the winter. Rather than overpay for big-name free agents, Colorado prefers to make a tweak here and there to the roster with a big-picture, long-term strategy in ... Full Story

Fox in Berthoud

Fox in Berthoud

Neil Oberg took this photo early on Thursday morning. From behind Indigo Sky he photographed the fox in the planter box in front of the Habitat ReStore. It is that time of year again when the creatures venture out looking for food. The Division of Wildlife has recently publicized that it is illegal to feed wild animals. While the foxes are "cute," they can be dangerous, especially if cornered. It is best to use the same guidelines applied in State and Federal parklands, keep all food ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

MESSENGER at Mercury Credit: NASA/JHU APL/CIW Explanation: On March 17, the MESSENGER spacecraft became the first to orbit Mercury, the solar system's innermost planet. This is its first processed color image since entering Mercury orbit. Larger, denser, and with almost twice the surface gravity of Earth's moon, Mercury still looks moon-like at first glance. But in this view its terrain shows light blue and brown areas near craters and long bright rays of material streaking the ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 31, Moon and Venus side by side

Sky Tonight—March 31, Moon and Venus side by side before sunrise April 1

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Our sky chart shows the thin waning crescent moon and the planet Venus for about an hour before sunrise tomorrow (Friday, April 1, 2011), as seen from middle latitudes in North America. Mid-northern latitudes all around the world will see the moon and Venus shining more or less side by side as well. You will want an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunrise, because the moon and Venus will be sitting ... Full Story

Home Invasion and Vehicle Theft, Loveland

Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the 200-block of Monroe Avenue in Loveland at approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday (March 29) on the report of a home invasion and vehicle theft. The 48-year-old victim told deputies that two men entered his home, hit him with a club, threatened him and tied him to his bed.  The two men took several items from the home and also stole the victim's car.  The car, a 2006 Nissan 350Z, was later found by Fort Collins Police Services near the ... Full Story

Obituary: Stephen Gerard Sanford

Obituary: Stephen Gerard Sanford

Stephen Gerard Sanford met his heavenly father face to face on March 28, 2011, as he peacefully passed away at the Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, after a hard-fought five-year battle with leukemia and lymphoma. He was born November 29, 1963 in Kingston, New York to Edward and Barbara Sanford. In 1965 the family moved to Boulder, Colorado and in 1971 moved to Berthoud, Colorado. Steve was raised on a small farm and became an active 4-H member, raising pigs, sheep and dairy ... Full Story

“Reflection on the River” Marks Big Thompson Flood

“Reflection on the River” Marks Big Thompson Flood Anniversary

  By Claudia Todd-Young Many people of a certain age ask each other where they were when they learned of President Kennedy’s assassination. In northern Colorado, an often more frequently asked question is “Where were you when the Big Thompson flooded?” Though 35 years have passed since the July 1976 flood, both the beautiful Colorado landscape and the hearts of those most closely affected are still scarred. “Reflection on the River,” compiled by Sharlynn Wamsley, is ... Full Story

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