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Archive for October, 2011

On This Day, October 29, 1929

On This Day, October 29, 1929

Oct 29, 1929: Stock market crashes Black Tuesday hits Wall Street as investors trade 16,410,030 shares on the New York Stock Exchange in a single day. Billions of dollars were lost, wiping out thousands of investors, and stock tickers ran hours behind because the machinery could not handle the tremendous volume of trading. In the aftermath of Black Tuesday, America and the rest of the industrialized world spiraled downward into the Great Depression. During the 1920s, the U.S. stock market ... Full Story

The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers

The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers

          The Vatican meets the Wall Street occupiers By E.J. Dionne Jr. Opinion Writer   Will we soon see a distinguished-looking older man in long, white robes walking among the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in New York’s Zuccotti Park? Is Pope Benedict XVI joining the protest movement? Well, yes and no. Yes, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a strong and thoughtful critique of the global financial system this week that ... Full Story

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday

  Opening Ceremonies at 10 AM for the 2011 Thompson Robotics EXPO Saturday October 29, 2011 Seventy-eight teams from the Thompson School District, around the state, and Utah will converge on Loveland High this Saturday, October 29 for the 5th Annual Thompson Robotics EXPO.  The event will include a FIRST® LEGO® League scrimmage for grades 3-8, a VEX Robotics Qualifier for Worlds, grades 6-12, and a variety of exhibits. SparkFun from Boulder, a creator and reseller of pieces and parts ... Full Story

The wealthy’s rewards

The wealthy’s rewards

          The study that shows why Occupy Wall Street struck a nerve   By Eugene Robinson Opinion writer The hard-right conservatives who dominate the Republican Party claim to despise the redistribution of wealth, but secretly they love it — as long as the process involves depriving the poor and middle class to benefit the rich, not the other way around. That is precisely what has been happening, as a jaw-dropping new report by the nonpartisan Congressional ... Full Story

On This Day, October 28, 1886

On This Day, October 28, 1886

Statue of Liberty dedicated 125 years ago   The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. Originally known as "Liberty Enlightening the World," the statue was proposed by the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution. Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the 151-foot statue was ... Full Story

County and Loveland after storm response information

County and Loveland after storm response information

  County offices open in Loveland Dangerous, damaged tree limbs were removed from the front entryway of the 6th Street County building in Loveland today. The work was performed by the City of Loveland Light and Power Department. Schultz Industries will return Friday to clean up the leaves and small branches that remain. The building will open for business Friday, 10-28-11.   Larimer County's Alternative Sentencing Unit Crews to Assist with Area Branch Clean-Up Larimer County, ... Full Story

Eagles surge in 3rd again for comeback win in Vegas

  LAS VEGAS, Nev. - The Colorado Eagles scored four goals in the final period to claim a come-from-behind, 5-3, win in their first trip to Las Vegas. Jack Combs notched the game-winner with a shorthanded tally, and Kyle Jones stopped 38 shots in the victory. The teams will play again Friday night in the second half of their week-ending set. Colorado out-shot Las Vegas 15-11 in the first period, carrying much of the play, but the Wranglers were able to capitalize on their chances, while Joe ... Full Story

Help for Loveland seniors and disabled residents

Help for Loveland seniors and disabled residents

      A pair of teams of Loveland Solid Waste Division employees this afternoon began initial safety and cleanup work for Loveland seniors and disabled residents who have requested assistance with tree limb issues resulting from this week’s storm. The crews will remove any hanging limbs they can safely reach from the ground in these residents’ yards. Second priority will be collection and hauling of downed branches to the City’s drop-off sites. As of midday, the City had ... Full Story

Red Rock charter denied

Red Rock charter denied

    Press Release   The Thompson School District Board of Education unanimously denied a charter school application from Red Rock Academy during a special meeting today. A resolution for denial listed nine key reasons for the action (resolution attached). The vote by the board follows weeks of discussion, several open meetings, a community forum and reviews by the community, staff and the District Accountability Committee. The next step for the founders of Red Rock Academy in ... Full Story

Loveland crews clearing broken, overhanging branches

Loveland crews clearing broken, overhanging branches

Seven City of Loveland crews are working with chain saws, front end loaders, dump trucks, pickups and bucket trucks to clear city streets and public right-of-way of fallen and overhanging branches.   Crews are first dealing with what appears to be the hardest hit area; from Taft to Boise between Eisenhower and First Street. Crews are also checking operation of all city traffic signals and school zone signals. The City of Loveland is responsible for trees overhanging the public ... Full Story

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