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Archive for April 6, 2011

Eagles Advance With Game 4 Win Over Quad City

Colorado to Face Missouri in Conference Semifinals, Dates TBD MOLINE, Ill. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Quad City Mallards, 3-2, in Game 4 of their best-of-five opening round series, claiming the series and advancing to the next round of the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup playoffs. The Eagles will face the Missouri Mavericks in the best-of-five Turner Conference Semifinals (game dates TBD). Colorado again out-shot the Mallards considerably in the opening frame (holding a 16-7 ... Full Story

River Bluffs Open Space and Poudre River Trail

Saturday, April 16, 2011 Bring your bike and help Larimer County’s Department of Natural Resources dedicate the newest section of the Poudre River Trail and celebrate the grand opening of River Bluffs Open Space, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., Saturday, April 6, 2011! Visitors are encouraged to attend the ceremony and subsequent events throughout the day at this new open space, located near Windsor just north of Hwy. 392 on C.R. 32E. April 16, 2011 Activity booths open 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 7, Waxing crescent moon in front

Sky Tonight—April 7, Waxing crescent moon in front of Taurus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Look in the west tonight after dark to see the waxing crescent moon in front of the constellation Taurus the Bull. Tonight’s moon presents a great jumping-off spot to find your way around Taurus. The star glaring to the left or upper left of the moon is Aldebaran, Taurus’s brightest star. Aldebaran, the ruddy eye of the Bull, is a red giant star and in the autumn of its years. The other bright light ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island universe of about 100 billion stars,   M74: The Perfect Spiral Credit & Copyright: Descubre Foundation, Calar Alto Observatory, OAUV, DSA, V. Peris (OAUV), J. L. Lamadrid (CEFCA), J. Harvey (SSRO), S. Mazlin (SSRO), I. Rodriguez (PTeam), O. L. (PTeam), J. Conejero (PixInsight). Explanation: If not perfect, then this spiral galaxy is at least one of the most photogenic. An island ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2011

Berthoud Police Beat, March 2011

  Berthoud Police Beat — March, 2011 Tuesday, March 1 A Border Collie on the loose in the 500 block of First Street led to his owner being given a written warning. A resident reported the unauthorized use of a credit card number by an unknown person.   Wednesday, March 2 A dispute between a landlord and the tenant in the 1000 block of Seventh Street was mediated by the officer. Police responded to Berthoud Elementary School to assist with a physical disturbance ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 6 (4:30 p.m.)

Crystal Fire: April 6 (4:30 p.m.)

4:30 p.m. Firefighters made good progress on the Crystal Fire today, due to reduced winds, snow and rainfall within the fire area. Fire size remains at approximately 3,200 acres and it is anticipated the fire will be 60% contained by later this evening. No air resources have been working the fire today due to low cloud levels. Road blocks remain in place to allow only residents into the area. While lower winds and temperatures are helping fire fighting efforts, the fire remains active and ... Full Story

Evacuation Area Open to Residents at 10:00 a.m.

Date:        April 6, 2011 Residents that left their homes last night as part of the precautionary evacuation will be allowed to return to their homes this morning at 10:00 a.m.  Deputies will reopen the roads to residents only beginning at 10:00 a.m.  The current roadblocks will continue to operate for the foreseeable future. Residents are asked to exercise caution when returning home and drive carefully.  There is an increased number of emergency vehicles on the roads and ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: A resident’s story

Crystal Fire: A resident’s story

By Ardella Hawks formerly of Loveland and Berthoud I saw smoke five miles west of my house up Buckhorn Road on Friday evening. Emergency responders kept going up the road throughout the day. On Saturday the fire burned all day, moving east with wind gusts of 70 mile per hour. Everything happened so fast, and before we knew it, the fire was on the ridge south of our house. At midnight we got the reverse 911 call. We were so grateful that our Pastor, Kelly Wheat, and his wife showed up ... Full Story

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