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Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

NGC 7635: The Bubble Nebula  Image Credit & Copyright: Larry Van Vleet Explanation: It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets animmovable object in an interesting way. The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot ... Full Story

How much does a congressman cost

How much does a congressman cost

All Posts   Editorial Opinion As we consider ways to cut costs, perhaps the congress should consider eliminating itself. At least some of itself. It is expensive to keep a congressman in office. How much does it cost to have a man or woman in the House of Representatives? The house publishes a Statement of Disbursements, which you can access by going to this site; http://disbursements.house.gov/. This document is over 3000 pages and covers the expenses incurred in running the offices ... Full Story

Sheriff to speak at Berthoud AARP

Sheriff to speak at Berthoud AARP

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith will be the speaker at the Berthoud AARP meeting on Wednesday, Octover 12. The program will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. following the chapters pot luck supper. The public is invited to come listen to the sheriff. The topics will include the operation of the Larimer County Jail and the proposed sales tax extension to support jail operation. This is your chance to learn and ask questions about the jail and the sheriff's office. The AARP regular ... Full Story

Larimer County Issue 1A

Larimer County Issue 1A

  Issue 1A on the ballot gets a thumbs up from me. Government was instituted to provide protection to the citizens.  The Sheriff’s Office and the County Jail deputies have been doing that quite well in recent years.  The sales tax that funds a significant portion of the jail expires very soon. That’s a problem! Without funding, the Sheriff will be forced to cut back on many of the effective programs from the jail.  I’ve seen the kind of people who are kept in the jail and I ... Full Story

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

  We can't seem to be able to rein in unprecedented spending or come anywhere close to balancing the budget. But now watch for a huge push to expand the role (and budget) of FEMA in the weeks and months to come. FEMA still hasn't recovered what it laid out for "Katrina", but we've got fires, and twisters, and quakes, OH MY! Remember those days before FEMA existed? Hard to do so, isn't it? Just like trying to remember how our schools possibly functioned before the Department of ... Full Story

Nearly 700 signatures opposing charter school in

  Opponents of the proposed Red Rock Academy have collected nearly 700 signatures on their online petition at www.supportberthoudschools.org. According to the website: SupportBerthoudSchools.org is a grassroots effort of concerned parents who have joined together to support our four existing Berthoud public schools. We are passionate about protecting our right to choose quality public education for our children." Also online is "A Response to Red Rock Academy's Fact Check." Read ... Full Story

Support the deputies

Support the deputies

  Did you realize that Larimer County’s Jail is one of the most efficiently and effectively run jails anywhere around? The jail staff has worked with the judges, the public defenders, the cops and the DA to make sure that they are using the best practices in operating the jail. The deputies at the jail need your help because much of their funding is scheduled to expire soon. Vote YES on 1A on your election ballot and assure that the deputies at the jail have the resources they need to ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Nobels for a Strange Universe  Image Credit: High-Z Supernova Search Team, HST, NASA Explanation: Thirteen years ago results were first presented indicating that most of the energy in our universe is not in stars or galaxies but is tied to space itself. In the language of cosmologists, a large cosmological constant is directly implied by new distant supernovaobservations. Suggestions of a cosmological constant (lambda) were not new -- they have existed since the advent ... Full Story

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

    Colorado is on the brink of a hay crisis because both the cost and need for hay are rising. Hay prices are expected to skyrocket due to demand from neighboring states that are coping with below-average hay production in the midst of a serious drought. Local hay suppliers say that the state of Colorado will be out of hay by January. This is distressing news for horse owners, especially those who are currently struggling financially to feed their horses. The recent ... Full Story

BLM announces Fall-Winter Wild Horse and Burro Gather

BLM announces Fall-Winter Wild Horse and Burro Gather schedule

  The Bureau of Land Management today announced its tentative fall-winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds on Western public rangelands.  The gathers are needed to bring herd sizes into balance with other rangeland resources and uses, as required by Federal law and approved land-use plans.  Along with removals, the fall-winter gathers will be used to apply a fertility- control vaccine during the ideal time (from November through February) for ... Full Story

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