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Archive for March, 2011

AFA Women sweep tennis matches

The Air Force women’s tennis team swept a pair of matches Friday morning at the Academy. The Falcons downed CSU-Pueblo and Metro State, each by a 7-0 score, in the team’s final non-conference matches of the season. With the wins, Air Force improved to 14-4 this spring. The Falcons won all 12 singles matches in straight sets, including five 6-0, 6-0 scores, and did not lose more than two games in any of the six doubles matches. Junior Tahlia Smoke, who won the No. 3 singles match against ... Full Story

Madam files false tax return

Metro Denver woman surrenders for interstate prostitution related charges DENVER – Michelle Schramm, aka Uk Chin Schramm, age 55, of Aurora surrendered to federal authorities on crimes related to her operating an interstate prostitution business, United States Attorney John Walsh, IRS Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards and Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson announced. Schramm was indicted by a federal grand jury in November 2010 on charges of interstate ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 19, Closest full moon of 2011 on

Sky Tonight—March 19, Closest full moon of 2011 on – high tides – Saturn

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at Today – March 19 – features the closest full moon of 2011. Some are calling it a supermoon. As a result, you might look for higher-than-usual tides along the ocean coastlines throughout the world. What is true – and false – about the March 19 supermoon What’s more, the bright point of light near tonight’s moon is the planet Saturn, the sixth planet outward from the sun. Because the full moon shines ... Full Story

Zero Tolerance Victory

Zero Tolerance Victory

School Officials Agree to Rescind Suspension of 7th Grade Honor Student Over Possession of Oregano CHESAPEAKE, Va. — After being criticized by The Rutherford Institute for misapplying zero tolerance policies and suspending a seventh grade honor student over allegations that he was in possession of the Italian herb oregano, school officials at Hickory Middle School have agreed to rescind the 10-day suspension and the recommendation for expulsion for “possession of an imitation controlled ... Full Story

Grey Rock Fire (Hewlett Gulch)

March 18, 10:41 update The Grey Rock Fire is now 100% contained. The fire is estimated at 17 acres and is located approximately one mile south-southeast of Greyrock Mountain near the Poudre Canyon on the Roosevelt National Forest. Firefighters will focus on mop up activities today. The fire was human caused; however, the details are still under investigation. The fire did receive light snow. The three trails previously closed (Greyrock, Greyrock Meadows, and Hewlett Gulch) are now open. For ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 18, Watch for full moon, planet

Sky Tonight—March 18, Watch for full moon, planet Saturn, high tides this weekend

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at   There is a lot going on in the sky on the weekend of March 18-20, 2011. The moon will be near a bright planet (Saturn) and some bright stars (Regulus and Spica). Plus there will be an especially close full moon – which some are now calling a supermoon – which might mean higher-than-usual tides, especially if the weather gets stormy along coastlines. What is true – and false – about the March 19 ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

      eta Oph: Runaway Star Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, WISE Team Explanation: Like a ship plowing through cosmic seas, runaway star Zeta Ophiuchi produces the arcing interstellar bow wave or bow shock seen in this stunning infrared portrait from the WISE spacecraft. In the false-color view, bluish Zeta Oph, a star about 20 times more massive than the Sun, lies near the center of the frame, moving toward the top at 24 kilometers per second. Its strong stellar wind precedes ... Full Story

Obituary: Justin Cody Moss

Obituary: Justin Cody Moss

Justin Cody Moss (August 22, 1994 - March 11, 2011)   Justin Cody Moss, 16, of Wiggins, died Friday morning, March 11, 2011 from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident in Fort Morgan. He was born in Provo, Utah on August 22, 1994 to Steven K. Moss Sr. & Robyn (Leslie) Barton. He lived in Grand Junction and Berthoud before moving to Wiggins three years ago. Justin attended Thunder Mountain Elementary School in Grand Junction, Turner Middle School in Berthoud and at the time of his ... Full Story

Beer Battle Brewing

Beer Battle Brewing

These two press releases show that there is not agreement on a bill about where to sell beer.   Te first is from the Kenny Group which supports the idea calling it Pro-Consumer, which it probably is not since I see no "consumers" group among the advocates. Pro-consumer beer legislation to be unveiled on St. Patrick’s Day Reform Bill Would End Old Patchwork of Consumer Laws & Let Colorado Join 45 Other States (DENVER) -- State Legislators and advocates for pro-consumer legislation ... Full Story

Easy filing, faster refund with Colorado e-file

Denver, CO – The income tax filing deadline is about one month away. It is time to start working on filing your Colorado income tax returns. The Colorado Department of Revenue encourages taxpayers to file their taxes electronically. Electronic filing, or “e-filing,” has revolutionized filing state and federal income tax returns. Preparing and submitting returns can be easier and less time-consuming than ever before. During 2010, more than half of Colorado taxpayers submitted their taxes ... Full Story

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