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Archive for April, 2011

Obituary: Henrietta Skinner-Hale

Obituary: Henrietta Skinner-Hale

  Henrietta Skinner-Hale of Colorado Springs passed away on April 10, 2011 at Brookdale Place after a short illness. Henrietta was born on April 22, 1917 near Longmont, Colorado to the late John and Henrietta (Eckhart) Lebsack Sr. She graduated from Longmont High School and worked for the Bowman Family in Denver. Henrietta married Richard N. Skinner on January 4, 1942 in El Paso, Texas while he was serving in WWII. They moved to Berthoud, Colorado where they owned and operated a TV ... Full Story

The Wizard comes to Berthoud

The Wizard comes to Berthoud

Berthoud High School Play Premiers Thursday Night   By Thomas N.   The Berthoud High School drama department will premiere a production of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ on Thursday April 14. The play is an adaptation the book by L. Frank Baum and looks to be a good time with many experienced actors. Casting for the play began in late February and the actors began practicing scenes in March. The cast has been rehearsing three times a week and will hold their dress ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

    50 Years Ago: Yuri's Planet Credit: ISS Expedition 7 Crew, EOL, NASA Explanation: On April 12th, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alexseyevich Gagarin became the first human in space. His remotely controlled Vostok 1 spacecraft lofted him to an altitude of 200 miles and carried him once around planet Earth. Commenting on the first view from space he reported, "The sky is very dark; the Earth is bluish. Everything is seen very clearly". His view could have resembled this ... Full Story

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 www.EarthSky.org 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Limit Direct Payments in 2012 Farm Bill

  By Brian Depew briand@cfra.org 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 ... 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 ... 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

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