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Crystal Fire suspect booked

Crystal Fire suspect booked

Fire Suspect Booked Date:                        04/21/2011       Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins, turned himself in to the Larimer County Jail today after an arrest warrant was issued for him for Arson, a class four felony.  Mr. Howie was booked and released on a $10,000 personal recognizance bond. Mr. Howie is alleged to have started the Crystal Fire which ultimately encompassed approximately 2940 acres and destroyed 13 homes.

Sky Tonight—April 21, Lyrid meteors fly in

Sky Tonight—April 21, Lyrid meteors fly in moonlight, Venus shines

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org     Photo credit from Computer Science Geek’s photostream The 2011 Lyrid meteor shower will pepper the night tonight between late night and dawn (April 21/22). However, the more likely peak night will be tomorrow (April 22/23), from late night Friday until dawn Saturday. However, you may see nearly the same number of meteors tonight. However, these meteors will be flying in the light of a bright ... Full Story

Fort Collins stabbing

April 20, 2011 Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Timber Ridge North trailer park at 3717 South Taft Hill Road at approximately 4:30 a.m. this morning on the report of a stabbing.  Upon arrival, deputies found a 20-year-old man who had been stabbed under his right shoulder blade. Travis Bothe, DOB: 12/27/90, of Fort Collins, was arrested on suspicion of Second Degree Assault, a class four felony.  Bothe was cooperative with investigators. According to reports, the two ... Full Story

Obituary: Doris E Keep

Obituary: Doris E Keep

  Doris E. Keep, 91, of Berthoud, passed away quietly Friday, April 14, 2011. She was preceded in death by husband, Clarence and brother, Ivan Clark. She is survived by sister, Patricia Kitchen; sons, Larry, Garry (Sue), Barry (Denise); loving family members, Tammy and Brandi as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Visitation, Thursday April 21, 2-3 p.m.; service at 3 p.m. followed by committal at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery, W 29th Street and Wadsworth ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 20, Vega marks radiant point of

Sky Tonight—April 20, Vega marks radiant point of April’s Lyrid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org   The 2011 Lyrid meteor shower is now picking up steam in the light of the waning gibbous moon. We hear from people all the time who see marvelous meteors in the light of the moon. Still, a dark sky is best for meteor showers, and the moon will drown all but the brightest Lyrid meteors from view this year. Understanding moon phases This shower is expected to produce the most meteors before dawn on April 22 ... Full Story

Slices of Life – Now Hiring

Slices of Life – Now Hiring

By: Jill Pertler Help wanted: Must be available nights, weekends, legal holidays, as well as any and all odd hours on days ending with the letter Y. Early morning work slots expected and required. Vacation not guaranteed. Sick time unavailable. Both male and female applicants are encouraged to apply. Terms of employment: Tenure of position will be measured in 18-year increments, renewable without prior notice or approval. Job duties and responsibilities may double or triple (or even quadruple) ... Full Story

Special Teams Help Mavs Live to Play Another Day

Mavs win 4-3   INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Missouri Mavericks, facing elimination from the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup playoffs, defeated the Colorado Eagles, 4-3, in Game 3 of their Turner Conference Semifinals series. The Mavs went 2-for-3 on the power play and held Colorado 0-3 on their own man-advantage chances to force a fourth game in the best-of-five series. Missouri jumped out to a 2-0 lead with a pair of power-play goals in the first 12:19 of the opening period, finally getting to a ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 19, Moon and Scorpion rise after

Sky Tonight—April 19, Moon and Scorpion rise after Orion sets

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Like clockwork, the constellations rise and set 4 minutes earlier with each passing day. Four minutes doesn’t sound like much, but it adds up after a while. For instance, the stars rise and set one half-hour earlier with each passing week, or 2 hours earlier with each passing month. That is six hours difference after one 3-month season. Tonight, the red supergiant star Antares rises in the southeast around ... Full Story

Two charged in home invasion

Two charged in home invasion

  Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators have charged Beau Graves, DOB: 031887, and Joshua Cruz, DOB; 062291, in connection with the home invasion/armed robbery that occurred on March 29 in unincorporated Loveland.  The two men allegedly broke into the home of the 48-year-old victim, assaulted him, tied him up and stole his car, a 2006 Nissan 350Z, as well as numerous items from within the home, including a bank debit card. The following morning, the victim's stolen car was located ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Human-Caused

Crystal Fire Human-Caused

Investigators from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Forest Service have determined the Crystal Fire was started by the son of a property owner burning debris at 2394 Granite Road, Bellvue, Colorado. Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins will be charged with one count of 4th Degree Arson, a class four felony.  A warrant for his arrest is expected to be issued within 24 to 48 hours.  A $10,000 personal recognizance bond has been recommended. On April 6, Larimer County ... Full Story

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