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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 ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Teen drivers 50 percent more likely to crash in first

Teen drivers 50 percent more likely to crash in first month of unsupervised driving

            Denver, October 14 – According to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash in the first month of driving on their own than they are after a full year of experience. It takes teen drivers two years of experience to cut their accident rate in half. Analyzing the crashes of new drivers, researchers found that three common mistakes–failure to reduce speed, ... 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. ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 4565: Galaxy on Edge  Image Credit & Copyright: Bob Franke Explanation: Magnificent spiral galaxy NGC 4565 is viewed edge-on from planet Earth. Also known as the Needle Galaxy for its narrow profile, bright NGC 4565 is a stop on many telescopic tours of the northern sky, in the faint but well-groomed constellation Coma Berenices. This sharp, colorful image reveals the galaxy's bulging central core cut by obscuring dust lanes that lace NGC 4565'sthin galactic plane. An ... 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 ... Full Story

Roughriders Run Roughshod Over Spartans

Roughriders Run Roughshod Over Spartans

Berthoud Football Drops Third Consecutive Game By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   If football games were played just two quarters at a time, the Berthoud Spartans would have walked away from Friday night’s contest against Roosevelt with a one win, one loss record. Berthoud dominated the second half of the game with almost as much vigor as they themselves were dominated in the first half. Yet when all 48 minutes of football had been played, the Spartans found themselves on the ... Full Story

Commissioner Donnelly in Berthoud Oct. 26

Commissioner Donnelly in Berthoud Oct. 26

  .....Commissioner Tom Donnelly invites you to come and talk with him at two public meetings. Estes Park: Wednesday, October 19, at 9:00 a.m. @ Estes Park Senior Center, 220 4th Street, Estes Park Berthoud: Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30 a.m., @ the Light House Cafe @ Grace Place, 250 Mountain Ave., Berthoud.   NO RSVP required...just drop in!

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