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African Cats

Awwww…. By Thomas N. Disneynature is an independent film label of The Disney Corporation and they produce nature films. Go figure. They have released four movies since their conception, the most famous are Earth and Oceans. Earth, the movie, not the planet, was originally released in the United Kingdom and then in the United States on Earth Day 2009. Oceans was also released first in the UK and in the US on Earth Day 2010. This matters because April 22 is Earth Day 2011, and ... Full Story

The taxing of my fragile sanity

Rev. James L. Snyder I'm fine now, but such was not the case this past week. Normally, I am not given to procrastination, except when it comes to giving my money away. I am not Mr. Scrooge but I am Mr. Fugal. I always pay my income tax but I also wait until the last minute to write that check and autograph it for good old Uncle Sam. I was thankful to have several extra days to do it this year. Instead of April 15, the government extended to April 18. I am not sure the reason nor do I care ... Full Story

Obituary: Randolph Scott ‘Randy’ Stewart

Obituary: Randolph Scott ‘Randy’ Stewart

December 16, 1962 – April 22, 2011 Randolph Scott ‘Randy’ Stewart, 48, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away on April 22, 2011 after losing his long, hard-fought battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). He was born December 16, 1962 to Mary Delcamp Stewart and Douglas Stewart in Denver, Colorado. Randy graduated from Erie High School in 1981, and went on to work many years in the construction and home remodeling industry. In March 1986, he was introduced to who would become his soul ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 23, Two stars lead to

Sky Tonight—April 23, Two stars lead to constellation Hercules

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The constellation Hercules the Kneeling Giant can be seen ascending in the east-northeast on these spring evenings. Our chart today shows the sky for late night, when all of these objects are well up in the northeastern to eastern sky. The stars Arcturus and Vega can help you identify Hercules, whose most noticeable pattern is a squarish figure in the center of the constellation. This sky pattern, or ... Full Story

Lauren Sawinska Wins BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship

Lauren Sawinska Wins BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship

  Lauren Sawinska, a senior at Berthoud High School, is the 2011 recipient of the BBB/Rotary $5,000 Business Ethics Scholarship presented by the Better Business Bureau and Rotary Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470 at the April 21 BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics. The scholarship is funded by the BBB Foundation. Sawinksa, daughter of James and Anne Sawinska, was chosen from applicants from Northern Colorado and Wyoming who wrote essays based on Rotary’s Four-Way Test: Is it the truth? ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky Way, at a distance of over 300 million light-years. Peculiar Galaxies of Arp 273 Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) Explanation: The spiky stars in the foreground of this sharp cosmic portrait are well within our own Milky Way Galaxy. The two eye-catching galaxies lie far beyond the Milky ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April, 22, Peak of Lyrid meteor shower

Sky Tonight—April, 22, Peak of Lyrid meteor shower

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Tonight presents the expected peak of the Lyrid meteor shower, from late night Friday (April 22) until dawn Saturday (April 23). Usually, the hour before dawn is best, except that a bright waning gibbous moon will be lighting the sky. This year, some people may choose to watch late at night, during the dark hour before moonrise. Moonrise time for your sky Our chart shows the constellation Lyra again ... Full Story

Eagles advance to conference finals

Eagles Advance to Conference Finals For Sixth Time in Seven Years INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Colorado Eagles defeated the Missouri Mavericks, 2-1, in Game 4 of the Turner Conference Semifinals, winning the series three-games-to-one.  Kyle Jones got the start in net for the Eagles, making his first appearance since Game 2 of the previous round, and stopped 34 of 35 shots to backstop the win. This marks the sixth time in eight seasons of existence -- and in a seven-year span -- that Colorado ... Full Story

Felony child abuse in Wellington

Felony child abuse in Wellington

  Date:                       April 21, 2011 On March 10, 2011, Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies and emergency medical teams responded to the 3700-block of Henderson Avenue in Wellington, Colorado, on the report that a two-year-old boy had hit his head and was not responsive.  Jamie Whittington, the boy's aunt and legal caregiver, was questioned by Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators.  The boy was flown to Children's Hospital in Denver.  It was ... Full Story

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 ... Full Story

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