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Archive for April 3, 2011

Questions we SHOULD be asking about Libya

A response to Fareed Zakaria’s show GPS on CNN April 3, 2011. Dear Fareed, Your insistence, along with many others, on the juicy question: is there Al-Qaida in Libya, is deplorable. I usually have deep admiration for your precise views about current issues, and the same for your respected guests. Your prominent guest today, Dr. Brzezinski stated many important points especially the urgency which the situation in Libya must be dealt with, and the fact that Libya and the rest of the free ... Full Story

April 4, Catch a young moon on Monday

April 4, Catch a young moon on Monday

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org If you live in North America, Europe or far western Asia, you might be able to catch an exceedingly young lunar crescent after sunset on April 4, 2011, which is the day after new moon. All other things being equal, it’ll be hardest to spot the young moon in Asia and easiest to spot in North America. Springtime is the best time to catch a young evening crescent, because that’s when the waxing crescent ... Full Story

LDS Church Announces Temple for Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado – April 2, 2011 – The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints today announced the construction of a temple in Fort Collins.  The temple will serve the needs of over 20,000 Church members in northern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming.  It is expected that when completed the Fort Collins Colorado Temple may occupy approximately 17,000 square feet on land yet to be announced in Fort Collins. Latter-day Saint temples differ from the ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Community Meeting Scheduled

April 3,  1:45 p.m. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office will host a community meeting tonight at 6:00 p.m. at the Big Thompson Elementary School at 7702 West Highway 34 to update evacuated residents on the status of the fire and the evacuations.  We anticipate having some preliminary damage assessments to discuss at that meeting.  Representatives from the American Red Cross and United Way will also be on hand to provide information and assistance. This meeting will be open only to ... Full Story

Air quality warning for Larimer County

Air quality warning for Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Public Health has issued a press release warning citizens downwind of the Crystal Fire about the effects of the smoke.   Larimer County fire affecting air quality The Crystal wildfire (west of Horestooth/Masonville) could continue to cause significant amounts of smoke that could impact Larimer County residents while the fire is active according to local public health officials. “The high winds have been blowing smoke down into neighborhoods ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Updates

Crystal Fire Updates

April 3, 10:29 p.m. Cold temperatures are expected tonight. Five engines will be patrolling the area throughout the night, and returning residents should remain vigilent if evacuation orders are reissued. Weather permitting tomorrow, air resources will be supporting 200+ firefighters. For complete information on this emergency, see http://www.larimer.org/emergency/emergency_detail.cfm?nam_id=73   April 3, 7 p.m., New information on size (~4,500 acres) and the structure ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Over 400,000 light years across NGC 6872 is an enormous spiral galaxy, at least 4 times the size of our own, very large, Milky Way.   Giant Galaxy NGC 6872 Image Credit: Sydney Girls High School Astronomy Club, Travis Rector (Univ. Alaska), Ángel López-Sánchez (Australian Astronomical Obs./ Macquarie Univ.), Australian Gemini Office Explanation: Over 400,000 light years across NGC 6872 is an enormous spiral galaxy, at least 4 times the size of our own, very large, Milky ... Full Story

Eagles even series with OT win

Eagles even series with OT win

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles evened their opening round Central Hockey League playoff series against the Quad City Mallards with a 5-4, overtime victory in Game 2 of the best-of-5 series. It marked the second night in a row that the winning team came back from behind to force overtime before winning the game early in the extra session. Quad City struck first with a power-play goal at 5:20 of the first period when Adam Maccarone's shot from the point deflected past Kyle ... Full Story

Crystal Fire blows up to 2,000 acres

Shortly after midnight the Larimer County Emergency Information Center announced that the Crystal Fire has blown up with sustained 50 mph winds and evacuations had been ordered. At that time the fire was estimated at 800 to 1100 acres with no containment. Emergency phone notifications went out to approximately 40 residences in the Stringtown Gulch area of the Buckhorn Canyon. The first evacuations were for residents in the following areas: South of Buckhorn Canyon to Stringtown ... Full Story

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