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Archive for May, 2011

Sky Tonight—May 17, Bright moon near the

Sky Tonight—May 17, Bright moon near the Scorpion’s Heart

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org The moon will look plenty full tonight, though it will really be a waning gibbous moon that lights the sky. Watch it rise in the southeast some time after sunset. The moon rides low above the horizon in mid-northern latitudes. If your southeastern horizon is rather cluttered, you might have to wait a few to several hours after sunset for the brilliant orb to clear any obstacles. Looking for a sky almanac? ... Full Story

Ferguson High School Graduation Change

Due to the the possibility of inclement weather, the May 20 Ferguson High School graduation has been moved from the Foote Lagoon to the Rialto Theater at 228 East 4th Street. The starting time remains the same: 1:00 p.m.  

Committee to Reduce Government Waste

Editors note: If waste is so rampant, why has nothing been done before? The following oped is is mostly political rhetoric that surfaces when ever budget cutting is talked about. The amount to be saved is probably overstated and the time period is not specified. It is a drop in the bucket of what is needed to balance the budget, much less reduce the national debt. Unfortunately, the politicians will not discuss what is really needed to deal with the debt, increase taxes and reduce military ... Full Story

Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us from Our

Renewing the Patriot Act: Who Will Protect Us from Our Government?

By John W. Whitehead May 16, 2011 “It is the responsibility of the patriot to protect his country from its government.”—Thomas Paine Those who founded this country knew quite well that every citizen must remain vigilant or freedom would be lost. This is the true nature of a patriot—one who sounds the clarion call when the Constitution is under attack. If, on the other hand, the people become sheep-like, it will lead to a government of wolves. This is what we are faced with ... Full Story

State Chamber of Commerce Endorses NISP

State Chamber of Commerce Endorses NISP

The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), the state chamber of commerce, today announced its endorsement of the Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) as an essential project for the economy of the Northern Front Range. CACI President Chuck Berry said that the CACI Executive Committee agreed to support the building of NISP at its April meeting. “An adequate, reliable supply of water is essential for economic development and quality of life of residents of Northern ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Named the Sombrero Galaxy for its hat-like resemblance, M104 features a prominent dust lane and a bright halo of stars and globular clusters. Reasons for the Sombrero's hat-like appearance include an unusually large and extended central bulge of stars, and dark prominent dust lanes that appear in a disk that we see nearly edge-on.   The Sombrero Galaxy from Hubble Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI / AURA) Explanation: What's going on in the center of this ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 16, Will you see a fuller moon

Sky Tonight—May 16, Will you see a fuller moon tonight … or tomorrow?

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Photo from yourdon’s photostream Your calendar probably says that full moon is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 17, 2011. However – depending on where you live and what time you look – you might see a fuller moon tonight. That is true for us in North America. Full moon falls at or shortly before dawn on May 17 for us. So tonight’s moon is slightly more full than the moon tomorrow night – even though ... Full Story

Lady Spartans Dominate Patriot League Track

Lady Spartans Dominate Patriot League Track Championships

Boys team Finishes in Sixth Place By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer The Berthoud girls track and field team continued their outstanding 2011 season at the Patriot League Championships hosted at Platte Valley High School on Friday afternoon. The Lady Spartans took first place in team competition with 152.50 points, winning six separate events. The boys team finished in the middle of the pack in sixth place after tallying 60.50 points. As a team, Berthoud finished behind Lyons and Eaton for ... Full Story

Sky Tonight—May 15, Earth shadow, Belt of Venus in

Sky Tonight—May 15, Earth shadow, Belt of Venus in east after sunset

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Visit EarthSky at www.EarthSky.org Here’s a lovely photo of the Earth’s shadow, which can be seen any clear evening ascending in the eastern sky at exactly the same rate that the sun sets below the western horizon. The shadow is a deep blue-grey – darker than the blue of the twilight sky. The pink band above the shadow is called the Belt of Venus. The shadow of the Earth is big. You might have to turn your head to see the whole ... Full Story

Opportunistic Mudbugs Even Series With 5-3 Win in Game

Opportunistic Mudbugs Even Series With 5-3 Win in Game 2

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs evened the Central Hockey League's Presidents' Cup Finals series with a 5-3 win over the Colorado Eagles in Game 2 of the best-of-seven set. The 'Bugs got their five goals from five different players on just 19 shots in the contest. For the Eagles, Riley Nelson continued his strong play, playing a part in all three of his team's scores. The Mudbugs struck just 30 seconds into the contest -- the fastest goal allowed in a playoff game in ... Full Story

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