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Archive for October, 2011

On This Day, October 26, 1881

On This Day, October 26, 1881

  Shootout at the OK Corral On this day in 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. After silver was discovered nearby in 1877, Tombstone quickly grew into one of the richest mining towns in the Southwest. Wyatt Earp, a former Kansas police officer working as a bank security guard, and his brothers, Morgan and Virgil, the town marshal, represented "law and order" in Tombstone, though they also had ... Full Story

Man arrested for assault with Nunchucks

Man arrested for assault with Nunchucks

    10/25/2011   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of an assault in the 4000-block of Goodell Lane at 12:43 a.m. this morning.  Upon arrival, deputies discovered two individuals that had been injured by nunchucks, a martial arts weapon which is classified as a deadly weapon. Deputies arrested Eric Leon Glukowsky, DOB: 07/29/80, for Second Degree Assault, a class four felony.  He is currently being held at the Larimer County Jail pending bond. After ... Full Story

Man arrested for sexual assault on a child

Man arrested for sexual assault on a child

    October 24, 2011 Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested James William Swets, DOB: 12/21/64 of Fort Collins on multiple felony counts of Sexual Assault against a Child, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, Enticement of a Child and Criminal Attempt - Unlawful Sexual Contact. Seven juvenile female victims from the Fort Collins area have been identified; however, investigators believe there may be more victims that have not yet come forward.  ... Full Story

DAAC meets Nov 8

  The Thompson School District Accountability Advisory Committee which monitors school effectiveness plans and the district's accountability process will meet at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 8 at the Thompson School District Administration Building, 800 South Taft Avenue, Loveland. The public is invited.  

Jobs

Jobs

          Politics generates some really bizarre ideas. We’re told that government jobs are not “real” jobs. That’s absurd. Police, firefighters, teachers, social workers, road maintenance crews, border patrol officers, and the military all do jobs that are necessary for our health, welfare, and freedom, and we need them. They also contribute to our economy by shopping at private business and paying taxes -- just like other workers. When they’re laid off, ... Full Story

“Puppies are nice, but who paid for the ad?”

“Puppies are nice, but who paid for the ad?”

  Politicians in the United States are diverse. They are tall, short, young, old, Republican, Democrat. But they all have one thing in common. They want to be reelected. That is why the vast majority of them sell us out for special interest campaign contributions. They think that the only way they can get elected is to buy expensive television time in order to get mindless name-recognition or poison their opponent with vicious, negative ads. In exchange for this money, they are willing to ... Full Story

Master Gardeners

    TLC for Tender Bulbs  By: Anne Wuerslin Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County When leaves fall and frost arrives, the garden goes to sleep. We usually consider fall a time for planting spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils, which can overwinter in the ground. But, part of garden clean-up is to dig tender bulbs, tubers, corms and rhizomes and put them in proper storage, as our Colorado winter temperatures are too cold for their ... Full Story

On This Day, October 25, 1944

On This Day, October 25, 1944

  First kamikaze attack of the war begins On this day in 1944, during the Battle of the Leyte Gulf, the Japanese deploy kamikaze ("divine wind") suicide bombers against American warships for the first time. It will prove costly--to both sides. This decision to employ suicide bombers against the American fleet at Leyte, an island of the Philippines, was based on the failure of conventional naval and aerial engagements to stop the American offensive. Declared Japanese naval Capt. Motoharu ... Full Story

On This Day, October 24, 1951

On This Day, October 24, 1951

  Truman declares war with Germany officially over On this day in 1951, President Harry Truman finally proclaims that the nation's war with Germany, begun in 1941, is officially over. Fighting had ended in the spring of 1945. Most Americans assumed that the war with Germany had ended with the cessation of hostilities six years earlier. In fact, a treaty with Germany had not been signed. Complicating the treaty process was the status of territory within what was formerly the German state. ... Full Story

Thunder edge Eagles in feisty affair

Thunder edge Eagles in feisty affair

  Loveland, Colo. - The Stockton Thunder picked up their first victory of the young season with a 5-4 win over the Colorado Eagles in a wild game at the Budweiser Events Center. The game saw a total of 25 penalties called and back-and-forth scoring in a frantic third period. NHL prospect Thomas Heemskerk picked up the win over rookie Mike Garman who was making his first professional start. The teams played a penalty-filled first period, with 11 total infractions called. That trend led to ... Full Story

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