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Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be incarcerated ... Full Story

Eighth grade information nights

  Each Thompson School District high school offers one or more specialized programs designed to enrich the educational experience for students.  If you would like to learn more about these educational programs, please attend any of the following evening opportunities.  You will see informational presentations and have an opportunity to ask questions about each program. Berthoud High School, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, Project Lead the Way ... Full Story

Wood Carvers Show

Wood Carvers Show

  The Northern Colorado Wood Carvers Club presents their 19th Annual Show/Competition and Sale.  The show will be held at The Ranch, Thomas M McKee Building, Exhibition Hall – A, Larimer County Fairgrounds and Event Center (at I-25 and Crossroads Blvd., exit 259).  November 19 and 20 Set up Saturday November 19 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Entries accepted November 19 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Open to the public, Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. Location:  ... Full Story

1st Choice Realtors receives award

For the third year in a row, 1st Choice, Realtors has received the award as the 2011 Major Supporter of CARHOF.  CARHOF stands for the Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation.  CARHOF collects interest on real estate trust accounts from Realtors and affiliates.  Those funds are donated to organizations that provide house and related services for moderate to low-income Coloradoans.  70% of the revenue collected goes back to the community from which it generated. ... Full Story

Volleyball club tryouts

Volleyball club tryouts

    Vollitude Volleyball Club, LLC is a new volleyball club located in the Northern Colorado area. They are forming two girls teams for the 2012 club season - one at 17's and one at 12's. They hope to grow the club and have additional teams in the future. The 12's team is full and the tryouts for the Vollitude 17 & Under Club Team for 2011-2012 will be held on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. The tryouts will be in the gymnasium of the Calvary Church, 21st and Gay Streets in ... Full Story

On this Day: October 16, 1859

    Oct 16, 1859: Abolitionist John Brown leads a raid on Harpers Ferry Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of slavery. Born in Connecticut in 1800 and raised in Ohio, Brown came from a staunchly Calvinist and antislavery family. He spent much of his life failing at a variety of businesses--he declared bankruptcy at age 42 ... Full Story

Two Goats Disqualified from Junior Livestock Sale

Two Goats Disqualified from Junior Livestock Sale

    PUEBLO, Colo. – Two goats have been disqualified from the Colorado State Fair Junior Livestock Sale after testing confirmed the presence of ractopamine.  The Food and Drug Administration has not approved ractopamine for use in goats, which means that no level of concentration is acceptable in the urine of the species. Therefore, the Grand Champion goat and another goat selected for the Junior Livestock Sale have been disqualified, and the funds from the Junior Livestock ... Full Story

The Tax Hikes That Republicans Love

The Tax Hikes That Republicans Love

        The Tax Hikes That Republicans Love A Commentary By Joe Conason Saturday, October 15, 2011 From the tea parties to the corporate boardrooms to the presidential debate platforms, we hear a familiar droning whine about taxes -- except the angry message is no longer simply that taxes are too high. Today, conservative politicians and pundits complain instead that some people, namely those too poor to owe federal income taxes, aren't paying enough. So what if those ... Full Story

Condors Clip Eagles in First Battle of the Birds

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors defeated the Colorado Eagles, 3-1, on the strength of their perfect (seven-for-seven) penalty-killing and 18 saves from Matt Keetley . Kyle Jones stopped 28 of 30 shots for Colorado, as they split their first weekend set of games in the ECHL. The teams played a penalty-filled, back-and-forth first period that saw the Condors receive four power plays (compared to the Eagles' two). That advantage in man-advantages helped Bakersfield to a 19-8 edge in ... Full Story

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