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Archive for October, 2011

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 ... 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 ... 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, ... 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 ... 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 ... 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

On This Day, October 27, 1873

On This Day, October 27, 1873

  Joseph Glidden applies for a patent on his barbed wire design On this day in 1873, a De Kalb, Illinois, farmer named Joseph Glidden submits an application to the U.S. Patent Office for his clever new design for a fencing wire with sharp barbs, an invention that will forever change the face of the American West. Glidden's was by no means the first barbed wire; he only came up with his design after seeing an exhibit of Henry Rose's single-stranded barbed wire at the De Kalb county ... Full Story

Wildlife on the move

Wildlife on the move

As I-70 mitigation efforts continue, agencies remind motorists to slow down, watch for wildlife near roadways

Meltdown: Episode 2

Meltdown: Episode 2

  Meltdown is a four-part investigation into a world of greed and recklessness that brought down the financial world. Beginning with the 2008 crash that pushed 30 million people into unemployment, brought countries to the edge of insolvency and turned the clock back to 1929, it moves on to examine the epidemic of fear that caused the world's banks to stop lending and how the people began their fight back. Finally, it asks how the world can prepare for the next crisis even as it ... Full Story

Class Warfare: Q&A

Class Warfare: Q&A

  With all the talk about class warfare the commentary on the Rasmusen Reports is enlightening. It is also enlightening that when ever the subject is brought up by conservatives, it is made to sound that class warfare is bad. The Koch brothers and their ilk are, and have been actively engaged in class war fare for some time now yet there has been no hue and cry from the conservatives. Why is it that when the less affluent want more it is class war fare and when the wealthy want more it ... Full Story

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