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On This Day: October 23, 1864

On This Day: October 23, 1864

Oct 23, 1864: Yankees and Rebels clash at the Battle of Westport On this day in 1864, Confederate General Sterling Price's raid on Missouri nearly turns into disaster when his army is pinned between two Union forces at Westport, Missouri, near Kansas City. Although outnumbered, Price's forces managed to slip safely away after the Battle of Westport, which was the biggest conflict west of the Mississippi River. Price's six-week raid on Missouri was intended to capture a state that had been ... Full Story

Berthoud finishes second at state

  Times Call  Berthoud falls in softball title game By Kyle Koso AURORA -- Expectations are issued along with the uniform tops for the Berthoud High School softball team. Seeing the Spartans do something notable in the postseason is almost standard procedure, although this year's model had plenty of tough moments and erratic progress because of youth and multiple injuries. Yet, there they were Saturday, hungrily eyeballing a chance to beat nemesis Valley for the Class 3A state ... Full Story

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Libya Situation Report, October 20, 2011

Reuters is reporting that a local military commander in the city of Misrata, where the forces which captured Gaddafi took his body, said "over-enthusiastic" fighters took matters into their own hands when they came face to face with the man they despise. "We wanted to keep him alive but the young guys, things went out of control," he said speaking on condition of anonymity. -Reuters "Clues to Gaddafi's death concealed from public view"     Situation Report October 20, 2011 Prepared by: ... Full Story

On this Day: October 22, 1962

On this Day: October 22, 1962

Cuban Missile Crisis In a televised speech of extraordinary gravity, President John F. Kennedy announces that U.S. spy planes have discovered Soviet missile bases in Cuba. These missile sites—under construction but nearing completion—housed medium-range missiles capable of striking a number of major cities in the United States, including Washington, D.C. Kennedy announced that he was ordering a naval "quarantine" of Cuba to prevent Soviet ships from transporting any more offensive weapons ... Full Story

Combs’ Hat Trick leads Eagles to win in first

Combs’ Hat Trick leads Eagles to win in first ECHL home game

LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles won their first regular season home-opener in the ECHL, 3-1, over the Stockton Thunder.  All three of Colorado's goals came off the stick of Jack Combs, who introduced himself to the home fans in style by recording the 35th regular season hat trick in the team's just-over-eight-year history. After being out-shot 19-9 in the first period of their first meeting a week ago, Colorado controlled play in the first period of this game, holding a 14-4 edge in ... Full Story

Spartan Softball Advance To State Semi-Finals

Berthoud  The Berthoud High School softball team won each of their state tournament playoff games on Friday and, for the second consecutive year, will advance to the 3A State semi-finals. The Lady Spartans toppled Holyoke 7-2 in the Round 1 game before beating second-seed Holy Family 13-8 in the quarter-final game. Berthoud will face off against Rocky Ford at 10:00am Saturday morning at Aurora Sports Park.            

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

More opposition to Berthoud’s Red Rock Academy

Residents, district staffers, school board members speak out at meeting         By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/19/2011 11:26:00 PM MDT BERTHOUD -- Red Rock Academy got a resounding "no" during public comment Wednesday at the Thompson Board of Education meeting. Not one of the 26 speakers who addressed the school board on the charter school application showed his or her support. District staffers gave that lack of community support as one of the ... Full Story

On this Day: October 21, 1797

On this Day: October 21, 1797

USS Constitution launched The USS Constitution, a 44-gun U.S. Navy frigate built to fight Barbary pirates off the coast of Tripoli, is launched in Boston Harbor. The vessel performed commendably during the Barbary conflicts, and in 1805 a peace treaty with Tripoli was signed on the Constitution's deck. During the War of 1812, the Constitution won its enduring nickname "Old Ironsides" after defeating the British warship Guerriére in a furious engagement off the coast of Nova Scotia. ... Full Story

When Romney helped Perry evade the law

When Romney helped Perry evade the law

          Lawsuit reveals contradictory stories about an illicit $1 million campaign contribution from “Swift Boat” funder By Mark Hertsgaar “Follow the money” is an elementary rule for understanding American politics, and in the case of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the money trail leads to a case of apparent money laundering that involves his Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney and a $1 million contribution from the same Texas tycoon who bankrolled the ... Full Story

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