Archive for April 14, 2011
Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. Messier 101 Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, ESA, NASA; Processing and additional imaging - Robert Gendler Explanation: Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own ... Full Story
Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight and tomorrow night – April 15 and 16, 2011 – are wonderful times to identify the ringed planet Saturn! The oval-shaped waxing gibbous moon is near the planet both tonight and tomorrow. It’s even closer to Saturn tomorrow than tonight. The day after tomorrow – on Sunday – the full moon will couple up with Spica, the brightest star in the constellation Virgo. Spica: Speed on Saturn is ... Full Story
From Larimer County Emergency Informatin The following information update has been made for: Crystal Fire Well hallelujah and better late than never: we have finally gotten some real moisture and more than just enough to make the dirt roads slightly muddy. In Fort Collins we generally have (as of around 2:30 p.m.) from between 2/3 of an inch to over one inch of water from rain and slushy snow. I will not have stats until tomorrow on the area around the burned area but it's good enough to ... Full Story
What started as a drunk driver pursuit by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has ended up as a standoff on the northeast edge of Berthoud. According to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the CSP was attempting to stop a motor home that had been called in as a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately (REDDI) report. The pursuit began on I-25 and proceeded into Larimer County and north on Berthoud's First Street where a spike strip was deployed. The motor home swerved to avoid the strip and ... Full Story
Dana Brungardt is holding a grand opening for her "B" Sweet Cupcakes on Saturday, April 16. The new kitchen and outlet are at 425 E. 4th Street in Loveland. It is just across the street from Anthology Book Store. The hours for the grand opening are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be cupcakes for sampling and for sale. Ad in drawings for door prizes and you have the combination for a pleasant noon hour.