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Sky Tonight—April 25, Orion descends in the west

Sky Tonight—April 25, Orion descends in the west each evening

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at The famous constellation Orion will soon disappear for another season. At this time of year, Orion is descending in the southwest to west in the hours after sunset. This constellation is noticeable for its bright stars and its distinctive pattern on the sky’s dome. Look for three stars in a short, straight row. Also look for Betelgeuse and Rigel, Orion’s brightest stars. If you did not come to know it ... Full Story

Eagles/Rush: Turner Conference Finals Schedule Set

WINDSOR, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles announced this evening the complete schedule for their Turner Conference Finals playoff series against the Rapid City Rush. The rival teams -- each of whom finished the regular season with identical records -- will square-off in a best-of-seven series to earn the Turner Conference crown and a spot in the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Finals. The complete series schedule (including times) is listed below. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 26 at 10 ... Full Story

Berthoud Band Car Wash

Berthoud Band Car Wash

The Berthoud High School Band  Car Wash Come support the BHS Band and get your car ready for prom! Wednesday April 27 2 p.m. -5 p.m. Colorado Rapid Car Wash on the west side of Berthoud  

War Hawk or Deficit Hawk?

You cannot be both By Michael True “If voting made any difference, it would be illegal,” according the late Philip Berrigan. This satiric comment seems especially relevant during our present military and economic crisis President Obama proposes reasonable remedies, but fails to follow through on them, while Republicans issue counter proposals that are bound to make things worse. “If it was not clear before, it is obvious now,” according to the New York Times editorial (April ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report, April 24, 2011

Topics: 1. Redistricting 2. My Bills 3.  More on the SIP 4. The Hope of Easter 1. Redistricting continues to be the hottest topic under the Gold Dome. The Republicans offered maps with minimal changes to the existing congressional districts and then offered to start with a blank map and build one together, in public hearings, with the Democrats. The Democrats offered a radical change to all of the districts and have refused to do anything of substance in public hearings. It is ... Full Story

Local High School Team wins robotics trophy

Local High School Team wins robotics trophy

Three Berthoud teams of robotics whiz kids competed in the VEX Robotics World Championship at Disney World last week. Nearly 10,000 middle school, high school and university students from 16 countries participated in the event. Round Up, the 2010-2011 VEX Robotics Competition Game, is played on a 12’x12’ square field where two alliances composed of two teams each compete against one another. Each match consists of a twenty-second autonomous period where robots are controlled by ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

  The Cat's Eye Nebula from Hubble Credit: NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) Explanation: Staring across interstellar space, the alluring Cat's Eye nebula lies three thousand light-years from Earth. A classic planetary nebula, the Cat's Eye (NGC 6543) represents a final, brief yet glorious phase in the life of a sun-like star. This nebula's dying central star may have produced the simple, outer pattern of dusty concentric shells by shrugging ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 24, Kochab and Pherkad in the

Sky Tonight—April 24, Kochab and Pherkad in the Little Dipper

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at If you draw an imaginary line between the two outer stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper – and extend that line northward on the sky’s dome – you’ll come to Polaris, the North Star. Polaris marks the end of the handle of the Little Dipper, which is fainter and looks less like a dipper than the Big Dipper. Polaris is special because Earth’s axis nearly points to its location in the sky. Polaris is ... Full Story

Berthoud Swans

Berthoud Swans

  People who drive past Riverglenn on County Road 17 are usually treated to the sight of a pair of swans swimming in Treena and Dave Milano’s pond. This week however, the swans are usually sequestered in their enclosure. The reason, on Tuesday the pen hatched three of the five eggs in her clutch and Milano was worried that the foxes and coyotes that frequent the area might find the cygnets a tasty meal. Treena Milano got her first pair of mute swans as a birthday gift 20 years ... Full Story

Wyoming police looking for Scott Harmon

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Police in Laramie, Wyo., are looking for a man suspected of stealing from a Walmart in Laramie and stealing a vehicle in Colorado. Police say 22-year-old Rayburn Scott Harmon is believed to be driving a stolen black 2007 Cadillac Escalade. The Rawlins Daily Times reports Harmon is accused of failing to return the Escalade to a car dealership in Berthoud, Colo., after taking it for a test drive. The newspaper reports he also is suspected of burglarizing a former place of ... Full Story

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