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Archive for April 11, 2011

Sky Tonight—April 12, Use moon to locate Cancer the

Sky Tonight—April 12, Use moon to locate Cancer the Crab

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at The moon can guide you to Cancer the Crab tonight – if you are patient. You have probably heard of the constellation Cancer, but there is a good chance you have never seen it. As constellations go, Cancer the Crab is probably the most famous constellation that the fewest people can actually identify in the night sky. Its primary competitors in the famous-but-not-recognizable category are probably Aries the Ram ... Full Story

Nikkel Awarded Veterans’ Affairs Award

DENVER – State Rep. B.J. Nikkel was honored last weekend by the United Veterans Committee of Colorado (UVCC) for her commitment to veterans’ affairs and our Colorado men and women in uniform. “I’m honored to be the recipient of the ‘Distinguished Legislator Award’ by this outstanding organization that helps so many veterans across the state,” said Nikkel, R-Loveland. UVC is a non-profit organization of 45 chartered and federally recognized veterans’ service organizations and ... Full Story

Crystal fire contained

Crystal fire contained

Crystal Fire 100% Contained April 11, 2011   The Crystal Fire is now 100% contained and is considered at full suppression with perimeter control.  This applies to both the main area of the fire as well as the area in Redstone Canyon.  Units continued to mop up today while others patrolled the fire and continued work on the fire line.  Crews will continue mop up operations tomorrow, continuing suppression repair and reinforcement of control lines. Residents are cautioned that they may ... Full Story

Beer sales legislation-two points of view

Beer sales legislation-two points of view

House Votes Overwhelmingly to Protect Small Businesses, Colorado Craft Beer Colorado small businesses ask for relief form annual attacks of out-of-state chain stores after four years of pushing the same failing bills DENVER_ The Colorado House of Representatives overwhelmingly killed the latest effort – again – by out-of-state chain stores to close local small businesses and allow minors to sell full-strength alcohol. House Bill 1284 represented the fourth-consecutive year grocery stores ... Full Story

Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

  By Brian Depew Center for Rural Affairs With Congress hammering out budget cutting legislation and preparing to take up the 2012 farm bill, the next two years emerge as a crucial time for making commonsense cuts to agriculture spending. For federal farm programs, that means placing hard caps on payments made to the nation’s largest farms, subsidies those operations use to drive their smaller neighbors out of business. First, Congress should place a hard limit of $40,000 ... Full Story

Larimer County Wood Collection Yards Opening Dates

  Larimer County, Colorado - The Larimer County Woody Biomass Collection/Sort Yards are set to open. Larimer County Forester Dave Lentz says the sites are meant to assist the public, “The sort yards began in 2008 to assist the public in removing downed timber from their forest health projects such as fire mitigation and pine beetle tree removal.” A partner of Peak to Peak Wood, Larimer County operates two sites: The Red Feather Lakes site is located along the Creedmore Lakes Rd. and ... Full Story

Ignacio man sentenced to federal prison for domestic

Assault took place in front of Southern Ute Police Station DENVER – Christopher L. Romero, age 36, of Ignacio, Colorado, was sentenced on April 4, 2011, by U.S. District Judge Marcia S. Krieger to serve 37 months in federal prison for committing domestic assault by an habitual offender. After serving his prison sentence, Romero was ordered to serve 3 years on supervised release. Romero appeared at the hearing in custody, and was remanded immediately after being sentenced. The sentencing ... Full Story

Slices of Life-The awkward hug

Slices of Life-The awkward hug

    By: Jill Pertler   Some people are natural-born huggers. I learned this about Mike right from the start – he was a hugging friend. Always glad to run into you and willing to prove his point with a spontaneous and heartfelt embrace. Everyone has a friend like Mike. If you don’t, you should. I can’t say he and I were the closest of friends. He just made me feel that way. That’s how Mike was. So, earlier this year when he showed up on the bleachers in the row in front ... Full Story

Colorado Eagles-the week ahead

  The Week Ahead Friday, April 15 (Game 1) & Saturday, April 16 (Game 2); Eagles, Mavericks Open Semifinals at the BEC The Eagles will look to continue their push through the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup playoffs as they open the Turner Conference Semifinals against the Missouri Mavericks in a best-of-five series. Games 1 & 2 will be at the Budweiser Events Center this weekend, while Games 3 & 4 (if necessary) will be held in Independence, Mo. next week. If a Game 5 is needed, it ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 11, Moon passes by Gemini stars

Sky Tonight—April 11, Moon passes by Gemini stars

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at Tonight, the moon shines near Castor and Pollux, the brightest stars in the constellation Gemini the Twins. As seen mid-northern latitudes, the moon and the Gemini stars shine fairly high in the south to southwest sky at nightfall, and all three luminaries set in the west after midnight. As viewed from middle latitudes in the southern hemisphere, the moon, Castor and Pollux sit low in the northern sky at ... Full Story