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Archive for March 8, 2011

Eagles Comeback Falls Short Against Mavs, Nolan

  INDEDEPDENCE, Mo. - The Colorado Eagles fell, 2-3, to the Missouri Mavericks and the league's reigning Goaltender of the Week, Robby Nolan. A two-goal third period was not enough to complete Colorado's comeback as Nolan stopped 28 of 30 shots on the night. Simon Watson led the Mavs' offense with a goal and an assist in a strong first period. Missouri opened the scoring at 13:07 of the first after Blake Forsyth sent a shot on net from the left point that was kicked aside by Andrew ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 9, Moon between Pleiades and

Sky Tonight—March 9, Moon between Pleiades and Ram’s Head

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org To see Jupiter in March 2011, look west soon after sunset Just after sunset tonight you will spot the crescent moon above the western horizon. The moon floats between the faint head stars of the constellation Aries and the mythic sisters in the constellation Taurus known as the Pleiades. The moon is five days past new so it still appears to us as a waxing crescent moon. The best place to tour the moon ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Titan, Rings, and Saturn from Cassini Credit: Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA Explanation: How thin are the rings of Saturn? Brightness measurements from different angles have shown Saturn's rings to be about one kilometer thick, making them many times thinner, in relative proportion, than a razor blade. This thinness sometimes appears in dramatic fashion during an image taken nearly along the ring plane. The robot Cassini spacecraft now orbiting Saturn has now ... Full Story

Don’t feed wildlife

Dow reminds residents: don't feed wildlife DURANGO, Colo. -- As Colorado enters the snowy transition between winter and spring, the Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding citizens that feeding wildlife in Colorado is not only illegal but can also harm wildlife. Native species are adapted to survive the long months of privation that winter brings. While sick, old or weak individuals may succumb to the stresses of winter, local populations generally meet the spring ready to begin ... Full Story

Colorado woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to provide

WASHINGTON – Jamie Paulin Ramirez, 32, a U.S. citizen and former resident of Colorado, pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists. Ramirez faces a potential maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $250,000 fine at sentencing. The guilty plea, which was entered today before U.S. District Court Judge Petrese B. Tucker in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, was announced by Todd Hinnen, acting Assistant Attorney General for National ... Full Story

World Affairs: March 8, 2011

World Affairs: March 8, 2011

  Save Libya by Joshua Muravchik From Spain to Poland to Bosnia to Rwanda, the twentieth century was marked by disgraceful betrayals on the part of the West. Libya could be the first such episode of the new century unless the US acts now to prevent Benghazi from becoming the new Guernica, writes Joshua Muravchik. Read More   Steve Coll: Dead Wrong on the Taliban by Ann Marlowe  The New Yorker's Steve Coll is dead wrong to advocate negotiating with the Taliban -- at least ... Full Story

Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Soda Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Recipes from the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee It’s not a St. Pat’s Day celebration without Irish Soda Bread on the table. Interestingly, Irish soda bread has taken on a life of its own with a variety of recipes containing numerous ingredients the original bakers in the mid 1840’s would have never heard of, let alone had on hand. Contrary to popular folklore, Irish soda bread did not arrive in the U.S. during the Ireland famine years – it ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Day is March 16, 2011

Celebrate the Bounty of Colorado Agriculture Colorado Ag Day is March 16, 2011 LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Governor John Hickenlooper has proclaimed March 16, 2011, as “Colorado Ag Day.” The day coincides with National Ag Week, March 13-19, and is designed to celebrate the abundance provided by America’s agricultural producers. “Colorado's farmers and ranchers contribute greatly to our way of life. Besides providing food and fiber, agriculture also protects our natural resources,” said ... Full Story

Dump truck loses balance

Dump truck loses balance

    Fortunately, no one was injured when this truck tipped over on Friday. The truck from Vialpando trucking was delivering 25 tons of gravel to the Berthoud Street Department facility on Welch Avenue when the incident occurred. According to employees on the scene, the trucks can not fit into to the compound so the normal procedure is to unload in front of the building and then use the front loader to move the gravel into the yard. Observers said that the driver ... Full Story

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