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Archive for March 14, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Dust Pillar of the Carina Nebula Credit: NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI) Explanation: Inside the head of this interstellar monster is a star that is slowly destroying it. The monster, on the right, is actually an inanimate pillar of gas and dust that measures over a light year in length. The star, not itself visible through the opaque dust, is bursting out partly by ejecting energetic beams of particles. Similar epic ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 15, Jupiter is your guide to

Sky Tonight—March 15, Jupiter is your guide to Mercury in mid-March 2011

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at If you can find the blazing planet Jupiter in your western sky after sunset, you are virtually assured of seeing Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet. As long as your western horizon is free of obstruction – like houses, trees, or cloud cover – Mercury should be yours tonight. Remember to start your search soon after sunset, because these two worlds will set about 80 minutes after sundown ... Full Story

Hewlett Gulch Fire

Date:     March 14, 2011 Larimer County Sheriff's Emergency Services crews are responding to an area near 8300 West Highway 14 for a wildfire.  The fire is reported to be in the Hewlett Gulch Area near Greyrock Meadows, due north of Poudre Park. The fire is estimated to be about one acre in size at this time. It is unknown at this point whether there are any structures in the area. Air support, in the form of a helicopter, has been requested by the U.S. Forest Service. Emergency ... Full Story

Aurora loan broker pleads guilty to omitting over $4.7

DENVER – Leonid Shifrin, age 40, of Aurora, Colorado pled guilty recently to one count of filing a false income tax return, United States Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation, Denver Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards announced. The guilty plea was tendered before U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer on March 2, 2011. Judge Brimmer is scheduled to sentence Shifrin on June 24, 2011. Shifrin was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Denver on April 20, ... Full Story

Slices of Life: A love story

Slices of Life: A love story

Bickering: a love story   By: Jill Pertler We were busy bickering – like couples can bicker after two or 12 or 20 years of marriage. He made breakfast five mornings in a row. I folded eight loads of laundry. He fed the dog and took out the garbage. I fed the fish and cleaned the toilets. I made meatloaf. He shoveled the driveway. I helped with homework. He served as field trip chaperone. I packed bagged lunches. He drove the kids to school. Finally, it was Friday and we ... Full Story

Obituary: Anna Sophia Adams

Obituary: Anna Sophia Adams

  September 10, 1918 – March 11, 2011 Anna Sophia Adams of Longmont died on March 11, 2011 at Sterling House. She was 92 years old. Anna was born on September 10, 1918 in Berthoud, the daughter of Charlie and Wendla (Pohl) Johnson. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1936. Prior to her marriage, Anna worked as a waitress at the Dude Corral in Loveland. Anna married James Adams on April 20, 1950 in Loveland. After her marriage, Anna became a homemaker and loving ... Full Story

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