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Sky Tonight—May 5, Eta Aquarid meteor shower best

Sky Tonight—May 5, Eta Aquarid meteor shower best before dawn on May 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo courtesy of tonynetone’s photostream The annual Eta Aquarid meteor shower is expected to produce the most meteors before dawn tomorrow (Friday, May 6). But – because these meteors have a relatively broad maximum – you can look for some Eta Aquarids before dawn on Saturday, too. Planets visible at dawn: Venus and possibly Mercury and Jupiter The Eta Aquarid meteors are strictly for night ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 4, Find Eta Aquarid meteor shower

Sky Tonight—May 4, Find Eta Aquarid meteor shower radiant before dawn May 5 and 6

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The Eta Aquarid meteor shower is now taking stage in the wee hours before dawn. It has expected to peak in the predawn sky on Friday morning – May 6, 2011 – in the dark hour before astronomical twilight. Don’t know when astronomical twilight begins in your sky? Find out with this handy custom sunrise sunset calendar. Under ideal conditions, this shower may produce up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour. ... Full Story

Bring the Kids to Carter Lake to Learn to Sail!

More boats! More kids! More fun!   This summer the Carter Lake Sailing Club, a long term partner with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, will again provide three fun-filled weekends for 10-to-16-year-olds to sail on beautiful Carter Lake. Whether first time sailors or more advanced, they’ll have a blast sailing in “Sunfish” sailboats while working on improving skills. The goal of the Sailing Club is not only to introduce kids to a wonderful sport, but to ... Full Story

New Larimer County Recreation Map Available Everywhere

Recreating at your local parks and open spaces just got easier. The new Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Recreation Map is available. The Recreation Map includes all the Larimer County-managed recreation trails, camping areas, swimming areas, climbing spots, and other recreation opportunities. “The map was intended to be an all-encompassing recreation planning tool,”said Jeffrey Boring, Larimer County Resource Specialist and Map Project Manager. “We’ve got ... Full Story

Larimer County May hikes and programs

Guided Hikes and Programs Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 a.m. “Hummers – the birds that is, not the cars!” Did you know that hummingbirds migrate hundreds of miles each year? Or how to tell the Ruby throats apart from the Rufous varities?  Learn the answers to these questions and more with Naturalist Bob at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, located just west of Fort Collins off County Rd 28E, with a program dedicated to the smallest of the woodland birds – the Hummingbird. Approximately 2 ... Full Story

Evening with the Arts

Evening with the Arts

At Berthoud High School, May 6, 4:30 to 8 p.m.   Visual Arts, drama, music and food all under one roof, more or less. This Friday is the annual Berthoud High School Evening with the Arts with the gymnasium packed with all types of visual art. Enjoy the Choir Concert, the Berthoud High School Band, One Act Plays and don't miss the Berthoud Forensics Team. Best of all, you can enjoy this wonderful entertainment at no cost, unless you buy something at he Music Boosters Bake sale or the ... Full Story

Spotlight on bullying in Berthoud

Spotlight on bullying in Berthoud

  Following the suicide of a Turner Middle School eighth-grader in March there has been a great deal of talk about bullying in the Berthoud Schools. Tuesday saw two separate events about bullying. Many definitions of bullying were expressed at these meetings, but the basic tenets were the same. Bullying is repetitive, persistent abusive behavior with the purpose of causing physical or mental harm. It revolves around an imbalance of power and may involve verbal harassment or physical ... Full Story

Eagles Take 2-1 Series Lead With 7-4 Win Over Rush

Eagles Take 2-1 Series Lead With 7-4 Win Over Rush

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles got goals from six different players and saw both Rapid City netminders in a 7-4 win in Game 3 of the Turner Conference Finals. The Eagles used two power-play goals and a pair of shorthanded tallies as well to take a two-games-to-one lead in the best-of-seven series that will send the winning team to the Ray Miron Presidents' Cup Finals. The Eagles started strong -- getting a goal on their first shot -- when Daymen Rycroft broke into the Rush ... Full Story

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