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Crystal Fire: April 14 update

From Larimer County Emergency Informatin The following information update has been made for: Crystal Fire Well hallelujah and better late than never: we have finally gotten some real moisture and more than just enough to make the dirt roads slightly muddy. In Fort Collins we generally have (as of around 2:30 p.m.) from between 2/3 of an inch to over one inch of water from rain and slushy snow. I will not have stats until tomorrow on the area around the burned area but it's good enough to ... Full Story

Standoff in Berthoud

Standoff in Berthoud

What started as a drunk driver pursuit by the Colorado State Patrol (CSP) has ended up as a standoff on the northeast edge of Berthoud. According to the Larimer County Sheriff's Office the CSP was attempting to stop a motor home that had been called in as a Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately  (REDDI) report. The pursuit began on I-25 and proceeded into Larimer County and north on Berthoud's First Street where a spike strip was deployed. The motor home swerved to avoid the strip and ... Full Story

“B” Sweet Cupcakes opening in Loveland

“B” Sweet Cupcakes opening in Loveland

Dana Brungardt is holding a grand opening for her "B" Sweet Cupcakes on Saturday, April 16. The new kitchen and outlet are at 425 E. 4th Street in Loveland. It is just across the street from Anthology Book Store. The hours for the grand opening are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be cupcakes for sampling and for sale. Ad in drawings for door prizes and you have the combination for a pleasant noon hour.  

Coffman Statement on Gitmo Visit

(WASHINGTON) – U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement upon returning to Washington, D.C. from an official one-day visit to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba: “On Tuesday the military flew me down to Guantanamo to see the detention facility where some of the most dangerous terrorists, such as the 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, are held,” said Coffman.  “I found their treatment more than humane and see no reason to close the facility.  I also ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—April 14, Sundial noon and clock noon

Sky Tonight—April 14, Sundial noon and clock noon agree in middle April

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Every year around mid-April, time by the sun and time by the clock agree. For instance, when the midday sun climbs highest in the sky in mid-April, the sundial reads 12 o’clock noon and your local clock time says 12 o’clock noon. Your local clock time is the same as standard clock time, as long as you live on the meridian that governs your time zone. If you live east of the time zone line, then your ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Explanation: What if you could see the huge radio jets of Centaurus A rising? The Cen A radio jets are not only over a million light years long, they occupy an angular area over 200 times greater than the full Moon in Earth's sky. Centaurus Radio Jets Rising Credit: Ilana Feain, Tim Cornwell & Ron Ekers (CSIRO/ATNF); ATCA northern middle lobe pointing courtesy R. Morganti (ASTRON); Parkes data courtesy N. Junkes (MPIfR); ATCA & Moon photo: Shaun Amy, CSIRO Explanation: What if ... Full Story

Berthoud Soccer scores victory in final seconds

Berthoud Soccer scores victory in final seconds

Spartans Top Cornerstone Christian 2-1 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer In 80 minutes of soccer on Tuesday evening the Lady Spartans held the lead for only 6:03. Yet those six minutes, most especially the final 36 seconds, proved decisive for Berthoud as they topped the Cornerstone Christian Bulldogs 2-1 at Max Marr Field. The match progressed for more than 60 minutes in a scoreless tie as the Spartans and Bulldogs battled back and forth. Each team got some good looks and took a ... Full Story

“The Arctic On The Fast Track Of Change”

“CU @ The Longmont Public Library” To feature “The Arctic On The Fast Track Of Change” LONGMONT – On April 21, 2011, Julienne Stroeve, research scientist at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), will offer a presentation on global climate change entitled “The Arctic on the Fast Track of Change at the Longmont Public Library at 7 p.m. Changes in the Arctic are widespread and include increased glacier and ice sheet melt, permafrost ... Full Story

Will Representative Cory Gardner Oppose a

  A report yesterday by the Associated Press confirmed that Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) faces a highly controversial plan this week to dramatically increase health care costs for Americans age 54 and under. According to the independent Congressional Budget Office, under Republican Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan, seniors on Medicare would pay $12,510 per year, making them responsible for more than two thirds of the cost of their coverage, while it would not repeal ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 12 afternoon update

Greetings folks. Not a great deal to relate but some things of interest. First of all, people near the fire may continue to see smoke for sometime as the mop up process continues. That may be especially true today since we may undertake a burn out operation to secure some parts of the fire line - that is, taking away burnable fuel in a controlled manner which might otherwise might give us a problem. Given the condition of the fire and the progress made, that is very unlikely but we need to get ... Full Story

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