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Archive for March 15, 2011

Sky Tonight—March 16, Smallest and largest planets

Sky Tonight—March 16, Smallest and largest planets in conjunction

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at The planets Mercury and Jupiter meet up for a conjunction today. Conjunction means that these two worlds stand north and south of one another in right ascension. (Right ascension on the sky’s dome is the equivalent of longitude here on Earth.) Mercury swings north of Jupiter at 17 hours Universal Time (12:00 noon Central Daylight Time) on March 16. In the Americas, this conjunction takes place during the ... Full Story

Eagles Power Past Rush in Fight for First Place

RAPID CITY, S.D. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the rival Rapid City Rush, 7-3, on the strength of four power play goals. The win puts the two teams in a tie for first place in the Turner Conference, however Colorado has a game in hand. With the win, the Eagles went 9-3-0 in the season series against the defending champs. Colorado jumped out to a 2-0 lead in just over six minutes. The Eagles struck first at 1:31 on the power play when Scott May was able to put home an Adam Chorneyko rebound ... Full Story

71st State Spelling Bee Next Weekend

By Thomas N. On March 19, three students from Turner Middle School will travel to Denver to compete in the 71st Colorado State Spelling Bee. After placing in the top six at the Thompson School District spelling bee, Hanna Stippich, Olivia Conde and Ken Kubik have been given a chance to compete for the title of State Champion. The winner of the State Bee will be given an all-expenses paid trip to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee held  on June 1 and 2 in Washington D.C. Seven ... Full Story

2011 Vail Film Festival

2011 Vail Film Festival

  March 31- April 3   by Thomas N. If you are seeking a fun and interesting activity to capture and entertain over this spring break and plan to be in Vail, you should check out the 2011Vail Film Festival presented by Cadillac. There will be 67 films shown from around the world, including 11 feature films and 56 documentaries, short films, adventure, student, and animated films, along with the premier of The Inner Room. The Inner Room is a bone-chilling thriller filmed and produced ... Full Story

Spartan Golfer Brandi Peter Aims for State

Spartan Golfer Brandi Peter Aims for State

Berthoud Girls Golf Team Prepares 2011 Season By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The vast majority of high school student-athletes spend a sizeable portion of their young lives crafting, honing and perfecting their skill set before competing for state titles. That was not the case for Berthoud High golfer Brandi Peter. Miss Peter, a junior, picked up the game of golf the summer prior to her freshman year. Less than nine months later, she was competing in the state tournament. “I did 12 years of ... Full Story