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Archive for March 31, 2011

Sky Tonight—April 1, Use Big Dipper to find Polaris

Sky Tonight—April 1, Use Big Dipper to find Polaris and Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at Here is the view northward on April evenings. At present the Big Dipper is high in the north. Notice the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper. These two stars – called Duhbe and Merak – always point to Polaris, the North Star. Polaris is special because it always stays in the same spot in the northern sky. It is the star around which the entire northern sky appears to turn. That is because Polaris is ... Full Story

Videos from Libya

      CNN Reporter gets a look at Misrata after weeks of siege.       Translated Video: Injured revolutionary refuses to praise Gaddafi, shots fired & ending unclear   Translation: Gaddafi Soldier: Raise your head, Raise your head, Get on your back, What is your name?! What is your Name? Injured man: Ahmed. Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live alfatah (Gaddafi/Gaddafi’s revolution) Injured man: God is great Gaddafi Soldier: Say long live Alfatah ... Full Story

Why Gaddafi is an Imminent Threat to America

By: Anonymous Feb17 Contributor Editors' note: Feb 17 is the online publication of the Libyan Youth Movement: Link to article and comments Nearly 25 years ago, then President Ronald Reagan sent 45 planes to drop 300 bombs and shoot 48 missiles at seven locations throughout Libya in order to take out Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who he labeled the “mad dog of the Middle East.” Reagan’s actions were not ordered as a result of a bogus report on weapons of mass destruction.  They were not ... Full Story

Rockies Enter 2011 with Mile High Expectations

Rockies Enter 2011 with Mile High Expectations

By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Can the Colorado Rockies contend for the National League West, or even the World Series, in the soon-to-begin 2011 baseball season? After the 2010 season ended with the Rocks dropping 13 of their final 14 games and finishing eight games out of the postseason, they made all the right moves over the winter. Rather than overpay for big-name free agents, Colorado prefers to make a tweak here and there to the roster with a big-picture, long-term strategy in mind. Yet, ... Full Story

Fox in Berthoud

Fox in Berthoud

Neil Oberg took this photo early on Thursday morning. From behind Indigo Sky he photographed the fox in the planter box in front of the Habitat ReStore. It is that time of year again when the creatures venture out looking for food. The Division of Wildlife has recently publicized that it is illegal to feed wild animals. While the foxes are "cute," they can be dangerous, especially if cornered. It is best to use the same guidelines applied in State and Federal parklands, keep all food secure ... Full Story