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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    NGC 1499: The California Nebula Credit & Copyright: Markus Noller (Deep Sky Images) Explanation: What's California doing in space? Drifting through the Orion Arm of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, this cosmic cloud by chance echoes the outline of California on the west coast of the United States. Our own Sun also lies within the Milky Way's Orion Arm, only about 1,500 light-years from the California Nebula. Also known as NGC 1499, the classic emission nebula is ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 3, Recognize the Big Dipper …

Sky Tonight—March 3, Recognize the Big Dipper … and Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org We received a question about the Big and Little Dippers. “How can I locate both Ursa Minor and Ursa Major? I am seeing one of them in the sky . . . but cannot tell which one and where the other one is.” The answer is that, if you are seeing only one dipper, it is probably the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major. This constellation, also called the Greater Bear, contains the Big Dipper ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—March 2, Use Big Dipper to locate

Sky Tonight—March 2, Use Big Dipper to locate Polaris, the North Star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org People are always asking how to find Polaris, the North Star. It’s easy! Drawing a line through the two outer stars of the bowl of the Big Dipper faithfully points to Polaris. At one time, sailors’ livelihoods and survival depended on their lucky stars – most especially, the pointer stars of the Big Dipper. Scouts also learn to use the Big Dipper and Polaris to find the direction north. Polaris ... Full Story

Schmidt’s Bakery closed down, again

Schmidt’s Bakery closed down, again

According to an employee, agents of the Colorado Department of Revenue entered the Loveland Schmidt's Olde Time Bakery this morning and locked the doors and then asked the customers to leave. Employees were give time to put food back into freezers and coolers and then they too had to leave. Apparently, the deal struck last year to allow the popular restaurant to reopen had fallen through. The documents posted on the front door showed the bakery still owing July 2009 taxes plus several ... Full Story

Arson Investigation, Larimer County Sheriff

Arson Investigation March 1, 2011   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to Vern's Trailer Park at 4220 West County Road 54G at approximately 10:30 p. m. on Sunday, February 27 on the report of a burning structure.  Deputies worked with the Poudre Fire Authority who extinguished the blaze; however, the trailer was a total loss.  No one was in the home at the time of the fire. Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators are working with Poudre Fire Authority ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat, February 2011

Berthoud Fire Beat, February 2011

  Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary, February 2011   Tuesday, February 1 BFPD responded to a citizen request for assistance on West County Road 6. The homeowner reported an electronic flue control devise had malfunctioned and was burning. The crew located the valve for the gas supply and turned it off, extinguishing the fire. Wednesday, February 2 BFPD responded with Loveland Fire to a report of a vehicle that had left the roadway at the intersection of ... Full Story

Stories from Libya, Tuesday March 1

The Washington Post In Libya, an unlikely hero of a youth-led revolution by Leila Fadel Washington Post Foreign Service BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Mehdi Mohammed Zeyo was the most unlikely of revolutionary heroes. The bespectacled 49-year-old worked in the supplies department of a state-owned oil company. He was a diabetic with two teenage daughters.   The Guardian, UK Libya is united in popular revolution – please don't intervene by Muhammad min Libya "Kiss my mum goodbye for me, and ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report

February 28, 2011 Topics: 1. Colorado's Sesquicentennial 2. Emissions Testing for Larimer and Weld County 3. My Bills 1. 150 years ago, on February 28, President James Buchanan signed the bill, passed by Congress, to create the Colorado Territory. Reallocated from of portions of the Utah, Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico territories, the boarders are identical to the state of Colorado, which began in 1876. Today I introduced SJR-19, recognizing this sesquicentennial for Colorado. The text ... Full Story

Missing 4 year old, Found

Missing 4 year old, Found

  Missing Girl Found March 1, 2011 4-year-old Shariden Holland who investigators have been searching for was located safely in Larimer County today.  Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators received a call from the girl's mother, Aubrey Holland, this morning to arrange a meeting after she saw news reports looking for them.  Shariden Holland was taken into protective custody by officials. Investigators also located and spoke with Richard Davis who was also being sought in ... Full Story

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