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Archive for March 23, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Boston Moonrise Image Credit & Copyright: Dennis Di Cicco (TWAN) Explanation: Last week's Full Moon was hard to miss. Rising on March 19, its exact full phase occurred within an hour of perigee, the closest point in the Moon's orbit to Earth. As a result it appeared some 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than a Full Moon near apogee, the most distant point in the elliptical lunar orbit. Seen here, the near perigee Full Moon still hugs the horizon, distorted by atmospheric ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 24, Predawn moon near the

Sky Tonight—March 24, Predawn moon near the Scorpion’s Stinger

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at On the morning of Friday, March 25, 2011, the waning gibbous moon helps you to locate the two “tail-end” stars of the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion. These two very noticeable stars – called Shaula and Lesath – are often shown on old star maps at the tip of the Scorpion’s stinger. Shaula and Lesath mean raised tail and stinger respectively in Arabic, although there is some controversy over the ... Full Story

McWhinney accepting contractor qualifications for

RFQ deadline is 4 p.m. April 13 for Cloverleaf Kennel Club deconstruction; green demolition practices emphasized LOVELAND, CO — March 23, 2011— McWhinney is accepting request for qualification summaries from contractors until 4 p.m. April 13 for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland, Colorado. This is a request for qualification, not a request for proposal. Requests for proposals/bids will be ... Full Story

Free program to schools on Internet safety

Free program to schools on Internet safety

Dangerous Cyber Activities lead notMYkid & the FBI Citizen’s Academy Alumni Association to Deliver a Free Program to Schools on Internet Safety Scottsdale, AZ – notMYkid, is distributing a new program for middle school and high school students and parents, developed in collaboration with the FBI Citizens’ Academy Alumni Association (CAAA),  that focuses awareness on the dangers of being online. With the rise of Internet dangers including Cyber-Bullying, ... Full Story

Air Force baseball downed by #24 Wichita State 6-0

WICHITA, Kan. - Air Force baseball dropped a 6-0 contest at #24 Wichita State Wednesday afternoon at Eck Stadium. The loss dropped the Falcons to 11-12 on the season, while the Shockers improved to 15-6. Five Wichita State pitchers combined to shutout the Falcons, scattering eight hits. Shocker starting pitcher Zach Beringer (1-1) picked up the win, striking out five in 3.2 innings. Beringer was given the win based on a predetermined pitch count. The first eight batters in Air Force’s lineup ... Full Story

9Health Fairs in surrounding communities serve

9Health Fairs in surrounding communities serve Berthoud this year

By Claudia Todd-Young Berthoud will not be hosting a 9Health Fair this year but surrounding communities will be available to serve the local residents who want to participate in the many free and low-charge services that have been provided in Berthoud for over 20 years. The decision not to host the 9Health Fair this year was a difficult decision to make and had to do only with the lack of volunteers. The Berthoud Lions Club has long hosted and organized the 9Health Fair but was unable to get ... Full Story

Obituary: Nicole Kay Bauer

Obituary: Nicole Kay Bauer

February 14, 1997 to March 18, 2011   Private Services will be held. Please make memorial contributions to: Nicole Bauer Memorial Fund, c/o Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, CO 80501. There are no online donations. For Condolences and Tributes, visit In Memory of Nicole Kay Bauer at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel     Please join with Berthoud CARES in supporting the Bauer Family. We should have information up soon on how you can help this family in the days ahead. Our ... Full Story

Don’t drink and drive

Don’t drink and drive

Dear Berthoud I realize I am by no means a perfect person, however I try to be a good citizen in our community. There is one issue that irritates me beyond belief and that is the number of our fellow citizens who continue to choose to drink and drive in our town. Has everyone forgotten about poor Todd Peeples and the other boy who were killed in the spring of 2003? So, I have zero axe to grind with anyone here in town, but if you drink and drive ... park it ... and yes... call a cab, a friend ... Full Story

Hawaii 7, Air Force 0 in men’s tennis

The University of Hawai`i men's tennis team handed Air Force its second loss in as many days with a 7-0 win over the Falcons Tuesday afternoon at the UH Tennis Complex. The Rainbow Warriors improved to 3-8 on the season, while the Falcons fell to 8-5. Hawai’i opened with wins at all three doubles matches to claim a 1-0 lead. The closest match was at the No. 2 spot, where senior Taylor Soster and freshman Lucas Marin-Salcedo lost 8-7(3) to Jeremy Tweedt and David Schuster. In singles action, ... Full Story

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