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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 ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The GRB 110328A Symphony Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Fruchter (STScI) Explanation: A symphony of planet-wide observations began abruptly on March 28 when the Earth-orbiting Swift satellite detected a burst of high-frequency gamma-rays from GRB 110328A. When the same source flared again after a45 minute pause it was clear this event was not a typical gamma-ray burst. Twelve hours after the initial fanfare astronomers using the 2.5-meter Nordic Optical Telescope chimed in with a ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Days Inn Drama ends peacefully

Days Inn Drama ends peacefully

  A one and one-half hour negotiation with an armed subject barricaded in a room at the Days Inn ended peacefully shortly after noon today.  Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to the Days Inn at 3625 East Mulberry Street in Fort Collins at approximately 10:18 this morning on the report of a distraught man with a gun. The 911 call came from a third party who was in contact with the man via phone. The Larimer County Sheriff's Office Negotiations team was called in to ... 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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Berthoud Girls Track Claim Top Spot at Spartan Classic

Boys team Finishes in Fourth Place By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer Saturday on a wind-swept Max Marr field ten high school track teams from up and down the Front Range competed in the annual Spartan Classic. Home track and field advantage was kind to the Spartans who won the overall team competition with a cumulative score of 288.50. The Berthoud girls track team easily claimed first place with 202 points, topping second place Holy Family by a whopping 48 points. The Lady Spartans took ... Full Story

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