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Archive for April 27, 2011

Sky Tonight—April 28, Spica is your guide star to

Sky Tonight—April 28, Spica is your guide star to Omega Centauri cluster

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Silvery-blue Spica, the only prominent star in the constellation Virgo, acts as your guide to the Omega Centauri globular star cluster. To the unaided eye, Omega Centauri looks like a faint (and possibly fuzzy) star. Very few of the Milky Way galaxy’s 250 or so globular clusters are readily visible without optics. To find Spica, extend the curve of the Big Dipper handle, as illustrated on our April 5 ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

In silhouette against a crowded star field toward the constellation Scorpius, this dusty cosmic cloud evokes for some the image of an ominous dark tower. In fact, clumps of dust and molecular gas collapsing to form stars may well lurk within the dark nebula,   The Dark Tower in Scorpius Credit & Copyright: Don Goldman Explanation: In silhouette against a crowded star field toward the constellation Scorpius, this dusty cosmic cloud evokes for some the image of an ominous ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 27, Leo loses his tail. We gain a

Sky Tonight—April 27, Leo loses his tail. We gain a constellation.

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight’s chart again shows the evening sky high to the south. To the upper left of the constellation Leo the Lion are dozens of very faint stars. They make up the constellation Coma Berenices, otherwise known as Berenice’s Hair. The Greek-Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy and others considered it the tuft at the end of Leo the Lion’s tail. Coma Berenices remained part of Leo until a few hundred years ... Full Story

White-Collar crime investigation leads to COCCA

GREELEY, Colo. – This week, the Weld County Grand Jury issued an indictment for Matthew Sysum (DOB 08/13/1969) of Fort Collins for crimes he allegedly committed in Weld County. The indictment, which follows a two-year investigation by the Weld County District Attorney’s Office, charges Sysum with 14 criminal counts including: • One count of COCCA –Pattern of Racketeering, a class two felony (8-24 years in prison) • Nine counts of Forgery, class five felonies (1-3 years in ... Full Story

Alternatives to Violence offers counseling

Alternatives to Violence offers counseling

The Survivors of Sexual Assault program at Alternatives to Violence (ATV) is committed to offering a wide variety of services to survivors and their loved ones. One way to begin the healing process is though therapy. Sexual assault can include stranger, acquaintance, family and intimate partner assault, all of which involve taking away the power of the victim. During therapy, you can start to find your inner strength to become empowered over your situation. Therapy is a place to learn ... Full Story

Man Believed To Be Responsible For Planting Explosive

Department Of Justice News Release John F. Walsh United States Attorney, District of Colorado For Immediate Release April 27, 2011 Man Believed To Be Responsible For Planting Explosive Device At Southwest Plaza Mall Charged With Arson DENVER – Earl Albert Moore, age 65, of Denver, was arrested yesterday morning without incident by Boulder Police Officers following a tip from a grocery store employee, for allegedly placing an explosive device at the Southwest Plaza Mall, the U. S. ... Full Story

Obituary: Elven Herbert Marshall

Obituary: Elven Herbert Marshall

Elven Herbert Marshall August 19, 1925 – April 26, 2011 Elven Herbert Marshall, 85, of Harvey, North Dakota, formerly of Berthoud, Colorado died Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey. Elven was born on August 19, 1925 on the family homestead near Encampment, Wyoming. He was the son of Gale and Georgia (Hawkins) Marshall. In 1926 the family moved to Berthoud where his grandfather, John K. Marshall was the town marshal. The family moved around the area and Elven ... Full Story

Draft is Do or Die for Downtrodden Denver

Draft is Do or Die for Downtrodden Denver

Broncos Need Successful Draft to Climb Out of NFL Doldrums By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer This week’s NFL Draft is the most important in the 60 year history of the Denver Broncos. That is not hype or hyperbole or hysteria or hogwash. The Broncos must hit with their draft picks this year if they hope to escape the NFL cellar. The draft is so essential this year not only because the Broncos are a team bereft of talent but also because they are a franchise desperately trying to regain the ... Full Story

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