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Archive for April 28, 2011

Sky Tonight—April 29, Five planets before sunrise

Sky Tonight—April 29, Five planets before sunrise April 30. .

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Only Venus easily visible We show the moon and planets for about 30 minutes before sunrise tomorrow (Saturday, April 30) as seen from North American mid-northern latitudes. At mid-northern latitudes all around the world, the only two worlds that you are likely to see before sunrise tomorrow are the moon and blazing planet Venus. Look for them low in the east some 60 to 30 minutes before sunup. Binoculars ... Full Story

McCollum and Blanchard retiring at Berthoud El

McCollum and Blanchard retiring at Berthoud El

The Retirement Party will be on Tuesday May 3,  4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Berthoud Elementary cafeteria. Present and former students and parents are invited to attend. Dortha McCollum After 33 years as Librarian at Berthoud Elementary School, Dortha McCollum is retiring. McCollum has touched many children in the Berthoud area during those years, and they are invited to her retirement party at the school to share memories. McCollum came to the profession of librarian from very unlikely ... Full Story

Berthoud Police participating in Drug Take Back Day

Berthoud Police participating in Drug Take Back Day

Got Drugs? National Take Back Initiative April 30, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

An ingenious and creative 10 second exposure from a swinging camera recorded these gyrating trails of the celestial pairing. Can you tell which trail belongs to the star and which to the planet? Scintillating Image Credit & Copyright: Juergen Michelberger Explanation: On June 4, 2010 Regulus, alpha star of the constellation Leo, and wandering planet Mars were at about the same apparent brightness, separated on the sky by 1.5 degrees. An ingenious and creative 10 second exposure ... Full Story

River Run for Orphans

River Run for Orphans

  River Run for Orphans 5K at The Ranch, McKee Building Saturday, May 7th, 2011 Registration: 6:00-7:30am Race start time:  8am   Northern Colorado Christian Alliance for Orphans is hosting this event to raise awareness regarding adoption and orphan outreach organizations. Your participation in this event will have an impact on the life of a child here in our community and around the world. Fun for the entire family with a kids 1 mile fun run at 9 a.m., booth and ... Full Story

Harmon arrested in Johnstown

The Larimer County Sheriff's Department is reporting Berthoud police have arrested a man in connection to an armed robbery in Laramie, Wyoming.  The sheriff's department says 22 year old Rayburn Scott Harmon was arrested in Johnstown without incident. Harmon was wanted for an alleged robbery in Laramie and and was also accused of stealing a 2006 Cadillac Escalade that he reported sinking into Carter Lake last Monday after he had taken it for a test drive from a Berthoud auto ... Full Story

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