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Archive for October 31, 2011

November Guided Hikes and Programs on Larimer County

  Nature Notes Club Larimer County Natural Resources Nature Notes Club is accepting new members throughout the fall.  You can join current members already journaling in the style of John Muir and Aldo Leopold with Volunteer Naturalist Lisa. The club will have several outings throughout the county’s open spaces system, allowing members to immerse themselves in the full range and scope of what the open spaces have to offer. Club members will receive basic instruction on ... Full Story

Thompson School District receives award

Thompson School District receives award

      Thompson one of five award recipients Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence announces five 2011 award winners   Thompson School District is one of five organizations in a three-state region to receive an award from Rocky Mountain Performance Excellence (RMPEx), formerly Colorado Performance Excellence. RMPEx is the Baldrige program in Colorado, Montana and Wyoming. For 10 years, they have been helping organizations on the journey to performance ... Full Story

Bogus claims that just won’t die

Bogus claims that just won’t die

        Bogus claims that just keep getting repeated — and a further explanation of the Pinocchio scale By Glenn Kessler “You have 219 new regulations coming out, costing over $100 million each.”  — Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Oct. 27, 2011 As much as we try to expose wrongheaded rhetoric in today’s political debates, some of these “facts” keep popping up. It sometimes really feels like whack-a-mole. Imagine our surprise on Thursday when we ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Spooky shapes seem to haunt this starry expanse, drifting through the night in the royal constellation Cepheus.Even so, if the spooky shapes could talk, they might well wish you a happy Halloween. Ghost of the Cepheus Flare  Image Credit & Copyright: Adam Block, Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter, University of Arizona Explanation: Spooky shapes seem to haunt this starry expanse, drifting through the night in the royal constellation Cepheus. Of course, the shapes are cosmic dust clouds ... Full Story

On This Day, November 1, 1512

On This Day, November 1, 1512

Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, one of Italian artist Michelangelo's finest works, is exhibited to the public for the first time. Michelangelo Buonarroti, the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. The son of a government administrator, he grew up in Florence, a center of the early Renaissance movement, and became an artist's apprentice at age 13. Demonstrating obvious talent, he ... Full Story

I am afraid

I am afraid

      Dear Editor   Stephen King writes about what scares him. King said recently in The Wall Street Journal that his career was based on his mother’s advice: “Think of the worst thing that you can, and if you say it out loud, then it won’t come true. ” Okay, favorite-author-of-mine, I’ll bite: “I’ll get Alzheimer’s, and my children will watch me slowly disappear just as they did their beloved Gram. ” Dorothy Jean (Rader) Kehn ... Full Story

Loveland Storm Aftermath Update

Loveland Storm Aftermath Update

  Monday, 10/31/2011   1:30 p.m.   Drop-off sites ·        Activity at the drop-off sites diminished significantly Sunday, with Saturday described by a Public Works manager as “crazy--manageable but crazy.” ·         Because of the slowdown at the sites, the Agilent site will close beginning Tuesday.  The Recycling Center and Centennial Park sites will operate 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ·         Closure of the Centennial site will be ... Full Story

Occupy America and Friendly Fascism

Occupy America and Friendly Fascism

  Occupy America and Friendly Fascism: Life in the Corporate Police State October 31, 2011 By John Whitehead     "Law is no longer what it was intended to be - a set of rules equally binding everyone to ensure that outcome inequalities are at least legitimate - and instead has become the opposite: a tool used by the politically and financially powerful to entrench their own power and control the society. That's how and why the law now destroys equality and protects ... Full Story

On This Day, October 31, 1517

On This Day, October 31, 1517

  Martin Luther posts 95 theses   On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that would begin the Protestant Reformation. In his theses, Luther condemned the excesses and corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, especially the papal practice of asking payment—called "indulgences"—for the forgiveness of sins. At the ... Full Story

Why I Am A Teacher

  By Daris Howard It was summer graduation day at the university where I work and a beautiful day it was, unlike the first graduation I attended as a young professor. That one was in April and the cold south wind had swirled the snow around us. On that day, as we watched the students file past, one of my more seasoned colleagues, who was also my mentor, turned to me and said, “Graduation will be one of the happiest and one of the saddest times of your life.” When I asked ... Full Story

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