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Archive for October 22, 2011

On This Day: October 23, 1864

On This Day: October 23, 1864

Oct 23, 1864: Yankees and Rebels clash at the Battle of Westport On this day in 1864, Confederate General Sterling Price's raid on Missouri nearly turns into disaster when his army is pinned between two Union forces at Westport, Missouri, near Kansas City. Although outnumbered, Price's forces managed to slip safely away after the Battle of Westport, which was the biggest conflict west of the Mississippi River. Price's six-week raid on Missouri was intended to capture a state that had ... Full Story

Berthoud finishes second at state

  Times Call  Berthoud falls in softball title game By Kyle Koso AURORA -- Expectations are issued along with the uniform tops for the Berthoud High School softball team. Seeing the Spartans do something notable in the postseason is almost standard procedure, although this year's model had plenty of tough moments and erratic progress because of youth and multiple injuries. Yet, there they were Saturday, hungrily eyeballing a chance to beat nemesis Valley for the Class 3A state ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The collaborative skyscape begins with bluish stars of Perseus at the left, but the eye is drawn to the striking, red NGC 1499. Also known as the California Nebula, its characteristic glow of atomic hydrogen gas is powered by ultraviolet light from luminous blue star Xi Persei immediately to the nebula's rightClouds of Perseus  Credit & Copyright: Image Data - Bob Caton, Al Howard, Eric Zbinden, Rogelio Bernal Andreo; Processing - Rogelio Bernal Andreo Explanation: Cosmic ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon Club November meeting

Foothills Audubon Club November meeting

First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story. Open & free to the public / refreshments served

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Reuters is reporting that a local military commander in the city of Misrata, where the forces which captured Gaddafi took his body, said "over-enthusiastic" fighters took matters into their own hands when they came face to face with the man they despise. "We wanted to keep him alive but the young guys, things went out of control," he said speaking on condition of anonymity. -Reuters "Clues to Gaddafi's death concealed from public view"     Situation Report October 20, ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

On October 29 (UT), Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, will be at opposition in planet Earth's sky, shining brightly and rising as the Sun sets.Jupiter Near Opposition  Image Credit & Copyright: S2P/IMCCE/Obs. Midi Pyrénées, Jean-Luc Dauvergne, Francois Colas Explanation: On October 29 (UT), Jupiter, the solar system's largest planet, will be at opposition, opposite the Sun in planet Earth's sky, shining brightly and rising as the Sun sets. That configurationresults ... Full Story

On this Day: October 22, 1962

On this Day: October 22, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites—under construction but nearing completion—housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval "quarantine" of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive ... Full Story

Combs’ Hat Trick leads Eagles to win in first

Combs’ Hat Trick leads Eagles to win in first ECHL home game

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles won their first regular season home-opener in the ECHL, 3-1, over the Stockton Thunder.  All three of Colorado's goals came off the stick of Jack Combs, who introduced himself to the home fans in style by recording the 35th regular season hat trick in the team's just-over-eight-year history. After being out-shot 19-9 in the first period of their first meeting a week ago, Colorado controlled play in the first period of this game, holding a 14-4 edge in ... Full Story

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