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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

Sky Tonight—March 15, Jupiter is your guide to

Sky Tonight—March 15, Jupiter is your guide to Mercury in mid-March 2011

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you can find the blazing planet Jupiter in your western sky after sunset, you are virtually assured of seeing Mercury, the solar system’s innermost planet. As long as your western horizon is free of obstruction – like houses, trees, or cloud cover – Mercury should be yours tonight. Remember to start your search soon after sunset, because these two worlds will set about 80 minutes after sundown (at ... Full Story

Hewlett Gulch Fire

Date:     March 14, 2011 Larimer County Sheriff's Emergency Services crews are responding to an area near 8300 West Highway 14 for a wildfire.  The fire is reported to be in the Hewlett Gulch Area near Greyrock Meadows, due north of Poudre Park. The fire is estimated to be about one acre in size at this time. It is unknown at this point whether there are any structures in the area. Air support, in the form of a helicopter, has been requested by the U.S. Forest Service. Emergency Services is ... Full Story

Aurora loan broker pleads guilty to omitting over $4.7

DENVER – Leonid Shifrin, age 40, of Aurora, Colorado pled guilty recently to one count of filing a false income tax return, United States Attorney John Walsh and IRS Criminal Investigation, Denver Field Office, Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards announced. The guilty plea was tendered before U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer on March 2, 2011. Judge Brimmer is scheduled to sentence Shifrin on June 24, 2011. Shifrin was indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in Denver on April 20, ... Full Story

Slices of Life: A love story

Slices of Life: A love story

Bickering: a love story   By: Jill Pertler We were busy bickering – like couples can bicker after two or 12 or 20 years of marriage. He made breakfast five mornings in a row. I folded eight loads of laundry. He fed the dog and took out the garbage. I fed the fish and cleaned the toilets. I made meatloaf. He shoveled the driveway. I helped with homework. He served as field trip chaperone. I packed bagged lunches. He drove the kids to school. Finally, it was Friday and we were both ... Full Story

Obituary: Anna Sophia Adams

Obituary: Anna Sophia Adams

  September 10, 1918 – March 11, 2011 Anna Sophia Adams of Longmont died on March 11, 2011 at Sterling House. She was 92 years old. Anna was born on September 10, 1918 in Berthoud, the daughter of Charlie and Wendla (Pohl) Johnson. She graduated from Johnstown High School in 1936. Prior to her marriage, Anna worked as a waitress at the Dude Corral in Loveland. Anna married James Adams on April 20, 1950 in Loveland. After her marriage, Anna became a homemaker and loving wife and mother. ... Full Story

Tulsa Topples Colorado, 5-1

Tulsa Topples Colorado, 5-1

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Tulsa Oilers handily defeated the Colorado Eagles, 5-1, on the strength of strong team defense and Ian Keserich's 35 saves. The Eagles suffered from a mistake-ridden game, falling out of their first place tie in the Turner Conference with Rapid City's win. The Eagles got out to a strong start, netting the game's first goal at 2:16 when Brett Thurston was able to knock home a loose puck after Keserich had turned away Riley Nelson and Kevin Ulanski from in close. But it was ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 13, Moon shines in front of Winter

Sky Tonight—March 13, Moon shines in front of Winter Circle

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org As seen tonight from all over the world, the moon passes right in front of the great big loop of stars known to northern hemisphere residents as the Winter Circle or the Winter Hexagon. This huge star formation makes even the constellation Orion the Hunter look small. Orion sits in the southwest (lower right) corner of the Winter Circle. The Winter Circle is an asterism – a group of stars that is NOT a ... Full Story

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