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Archive for March 16, 2011

7th grade student suspended for oregano

7th grade student suspended for oregano

Zero Tolerance Alert: School Officials Suspend 7th Grade Honor Student Over Innocuous Possession of Italian Herb, Oregano CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Pointing to yet another instance of zero tolerance policies being misapplied, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have criticized school officials at Hickory Middle School for grossly overreacting when they suspended a seventh grade honors student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano. Insisting that Adam Grass, a ... Full Story

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire, according to CU-Boulder researcher A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder shows clear evidence of the continuous control of fire by Neanderthals in Europe dating back roughly 400,000 years, yet another indication that they weren’t dimwitted brutes as often portrayed. The conclusion comes from the study of scores of ancient archaeological research sites in Europe that show convincing evidence of long-term fire control by ... Full Story

Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital

  FORT COLLINS - The Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University will host its annual Open House from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 1 and 2. The Open House includes lectures, demonstrations, tours through the hospital and more than 15 display booths filled with information on animals. The Open House is coordinated and run by students in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences’ professional veterinary medicine program. Hospital tours run ... Full Story

Sam Schleiger gets “Teacher Tuesday” award

Sam Schleiger gets “Teacher Tuesday” award

Sam Schleiger, a 2003 graduate of Berthoud High School is now a teacher in nearby Milliken. Schleiger was recently honored by country radio station K99 for the "Teacher Tuesday Award". Brian Gary and Susan Moore from K99 came to Milliken Elementary School where Sam teaches 5th grade and surprised him with the award during an all-school assembly. Mr. Schleiger was nominated for the award by a student in his class who noticed the many ways in which his teacher goes above and beyond in order to ... Full Story

Falcons split Wednesday doubleheader with Creighton

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. - Air Force baseball split a doubleheader with Creighton Wednesday at Falcon Field. The Falcons (7-10) took game one, 2-1, while the Blue Jays (13-4) took game two 11-9. In game one, the Falcons rallied back from a 1-0 deficit with two runs in the seventh to pull out the win. Nathan Carter tied the game with an RBI single then scored the winning run on a throwing error by the Creighton second baseman on a grounder by Jon McMahon. Three Falcon pitchers combined to hold the ... Full Story

Take the online economic survey

Take the online economic survey

      Colorado Office Of Economic Development And International Trade (OEDIT) seeks input regarding economic development through online survey As part of Governor Hickenlooper’s Bottom-Up Economic Development initiative, the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) has posted an online public survey to help collect input from the public regarding economic development. Governor Hickenlooper is asking for residents across the state, county by ... Full Story

BLM Solicits Proposals for Private-Public Partnerships

As part of its ongoing effort to reform the Wild Horse and Burro Program, the Bureau of Land Management announced today that it is soliciting proposals for private-public partnerships to establish wild horse “ecosanctuaries” on non-BLM managed land. The ecosanctuaries would help the BLM feed and care for excess wild horses that have been removed from Western public rangelands. The official notice of solicitation can be found at www.grants.gov. A separate request for applications for ... Full Story

Fraud alert! Tax time can be profitable for scammers

From Weld County District Attorney Kenneth R. Buck For The C.A.S.E. Program March 2011 The deadline is fast approaching — April 15 ... tax day. And while some people have already filed their taxes and received their refund, others are still trying to gather all of the documentation needed to prepare their re-turns. Regardless of which group you fall in, everyone needs to be aware of scams that surface during tax season. There is a problem with your return... This scam usually starts with a ... Full Story

Food Preservation Workshops

Food Preservation Workshops Larimer County Extension Office April 2011 Canning Basics for Safe Preserving Learn all about the "how and why" of preserving food at home. This workshop focuses on canning safety, types of equipment and proper canning methods.  For beginners or those needing a refresher.   Workshop Fee:  $20 Tuesday, April 12 6:00—8:00 p.m. Pre-registration required:  www.larimer.org/ext or 498-6000. Canning Jams, Jellies and More Love the flavors of summer fruits?  Learn ... Full Story

AFA Men’s Gymnastics claims first-ever top 10

USAF ACADEMY, Colo. – For the first time in program history, the Air Force men’s gymnastics team is ranked in the nation’s top-10. Following a strong weekend of competition, that saw two of the top four team scores of the season, the Falcons are ranked 10th in the GymInfo National Rankings, with a three-score average of 343.300. It is the first time that the Falcons have ever been ranked in the GymInfo Top-10, which debuted during the 1996 season. In addition, it’s the first time since ... Full Story

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