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Archive for April, 2011

Light Plane accident at Owl Canyon Gliderport

Light Plane accident at Owl Canyon Gliderport

  Press Release Larimer County Sheriff   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies and Wellington Fire responded to the Owl Canyon Gliderport near Larimer County Road 7 and Hackamore Road at approximately 9:47 a.m. today on the report of a downed aircraft. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a fixed-wing aircraft crashed approximately 75 yards west of the runway.  The two occupants of the plane received only very minor injuries and refused treatment.  The plane was ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 3, Saturn closest, brightest,

Sky Tonight—April 3, Saturn closest, brightest, opposite the sun

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The best time of 2011 to see Saturn is here. Planet Earth flies between the sun and Saturn tonight, according to U.S. clocks. Our fast movement in orbit brings us between Saturn and the sun every year, to an event called opposition by astronomers. In other words, Saturn is now opposite the sun in Earth’s sky. At opposition, Saturn rises in the east at sunset and sets in the west at sunrise. So Saturn is ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  Endeavour Looking Up Credit & Copyright: Ben Cooper ( Spaceflight Now, Launch Photography) Explanation: First flown in 1992, Endeavour, the youngest space shuttle orbiter, is being prepared for its 25th and final trip to low Earth orbit. Seen here from an exciting perspective 400 feet above the floor of Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building, Endeavour (OV-105) is mated to an external tank and solid rocket boosters just prior to roll out to launch pad 39A on ... Full Story

Mallards Come Back for Game 1 Win

Mallards Come Back for Game 1 Win

LOVELAND, Colo. - In their first ever visit to the Budweiser Events Center, the Quad City Mallards scored four unanswered goals to claim a 4-3 overtime win against the  Colorado Eagles in Game 1 of the Central Hockey League's Turner Conference Opening Round best-of-5 series. The Eagles out-shot the Mallards 18-7 in the first period -- aided by a 5:1 power play ratio -- but they couldn't get a puck past David Brown and the Quad City defense. Things tightened up in the second ... Full Story

Financial Crimes Task Force arrests 27-year-old man

Financial Crimes Task Force arrests 27-year-old man

        Over the past several months, the Northern Colorado Financial Crimes Task Force, with the assistance of the United States Secret Service, has been conducting an extensive investigation into fraudulently produced checks and identification cards that included victims from multiple jurisdictions in northern Colorado, as well as Wyoming.  The case was presented to the District Attorney’s Office on March 25, 2011.  As a result of this investigation, ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 2, Follow the arc to Arcturus

Sky Tonight—April 2, Follow the arc to Arcturus

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Now is a perfect time to look outside in the evening and learn a playful phrase useful to skywatchers. Scouts learn it. Grandparents teach it to kids. It was one of the first sky tools I learned to use in astronomy. The phrase is: follow the arc to Arcturus. First locate the Big Dipper asterism in the northeastern sky in mid-evening, maybe around 9 p.m. Can’t find the Big Dipper? Look ahead to our ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  It's Raining on Titan Illustration Credit & Copyright: David A. Hardy (AstroArt) Explanation: It's been raining on Titan. In fact, it's likely been raining methane on Titan and that's not an April Fools' joke. The almost familiar scene depicted in this artist's vision of the surface of Saturn's largest moon looks across an eroding landscape into a stormy sky. That scenario is consistent with seasonal rain storms temporarily darkening Titan's surface along the moon's ... Full Story

Certain Proof: A Question of Worth

Certain Proof: A Question of Worth

  Film Review from Vail Film Festival By Thomas N.   Certain Proof: A Question of Worth is a heart-touching documentary that premiered Thursday, March 31 at the 2011Vail Film Festival. The film focuses on three North Carolina children who with Cerebral Palsy fight to prove their worth. The movie introduces sweet smiling first-grader Josh, charming Colin entering third grade and spirited Kay, challenged with the middle school years. The film documents a two and a half year ... Full Story

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