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Greeley firefighters hold fire to garage

Greeley firefighters hold fire to garage

    Firefighters from the Greeley Fire Department were called to 238 49th Avenue Place in Greeley shortly after 8:00 a.m. this morning. Initial arriving units reported smoke coming from a single family home. Upon further investigation, crews found the home owner had pulled a garden hose into the front door of the house and then into the attached garage to attempt to extinguished a motorcycle that was burning inside the garage. Crews had the homeowner leave to an area of ... Full Story

On This Day, November 14, 2006

On This Day, November 14, 2006

  Last day for Texas' celebrated drive-in Pig Stands On November 14, 2006, state officials close the last two of Texas' famed Pig Stand restaurants, the only remaining pieces of the nation's first drive-in restaurant empire. The restaurants' owners were bankrupt, and they owed the Texas comptroller more than $200,000 in unpaid sales taxes. A Dallas entrepreneur named Jessie G. Kirby built the first Pig Stand along the Dallas-Fort Worth Highway in October 1921. It was a roadside ... Full Story

I think it should be wider

I think it should be wider

          Response to “I think it should be wider.” — U.S. Senate candidate Clark Durant, a Michigan Republican, sharing his thoughts on the wealth gap and why Occupy Wall Street protesters should “go find a job.” I find it ironic that Republicans have such disdain for the lazy, and yet their solution to everything is do nothing. Their answer to wealth inequality? Do nothing. Healthcare? Do nothing. Climate change? Nothing. Racism? ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Few butterflies have a wingspan this big. The bright clusters and nebulae of planet Earth's night sky are often named for flowers or insects, and NGC 6302 is no exception. With an estimated surface temperature of about 250,000 degrees C, the central star of this particular planetary nebula is exceptionally hot though -The Butterfly Nebula from Hubble  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team Explanation: Few butterflies have a wingspan this big. The bright clusters and ... Full Story

Army looking for Bell Ringers

Army looking for Bell Ringers

  Ring Bells This Year -- Do It For You!  Come Join our Volunteers for the 2011 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign!!! You’re helping folks right here at home. Plus -- You’ll get lots of smiles and thank you’s to add to your Holiday Cheer! The volunteer Loveland-Berthoud Salvation Army Service Unit raised $80,000 last year…way more than in previous years. Now, come join us in this rewarding experience as we try to beat this record this year and help even more of our needy ... Full Story

GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife

  Article appears in he Summit County Citizens Voice newspaper   GOP pushes for drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge  By Summit Voice Oil drilling in the coastal strip in the Alaskan Arctic has been hotly contested for decades SUMMIT COUNTY — Continuing to push for domestic energy production, House Republicans this week said they will introduce a bill that would open parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling. Although the area was set aside for ... Full Story

Asia-Pacific Economic summit gets

  APEC World Leaders Dinner Gets Occupied Within secure zone, musician sings on behalf of the many Honolulu - A change in the programmed entertainment at last night's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) gala left a few world leaders slack-jawed, though most seemed not to notice that anything was amiss. During the gala dinner, renowned Hawaiian guitarist Makana, who performed at the White House in 2009, opened his suit jacket to reveal a home-made “Occupy with Aloha” T-shirt. ... Full Story

On This Day, November 13 1982

On This Day, November 13 1982

Vietnam Veterans Memorial dedicated Near the end of a weeklong national salute to Americans who served in the Vietnam War, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated in Washington after a march to its site by thousands of veterans of the conflict. The long-awaited memorial was a simple V-shaped black-granite wall inscribed with the names of the 57,939 Americans who died in the conflict, arranged in order of death, not rank, as was common in other memorials. The designer of the memorial ... Full Story

Eagles earn series split against first place Grizzlies

  WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah - The Colorado Eagles beat the Utah Grizzlies, 3-1, earning a split of the six points available in the team's three-game series over the past four days. The line of Chad Costello (3 points), Jack Combs (3 points) and Michael Forney (2 points) paced the Eagles' offense, while Kyle Jones was stellar in net, stopping 36 of 37 shots. The teams played a scoreless first period that saw Jones stop 14 shots and Andrew Engelage stop nine. Despite the shot ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

In 185 AD, Chinese astronomers recorded the appearance of a new star in the Nanmen asterism - a part of the sky identified with Alpha and Beta Centauri on modern star charts. The new star was visible for months and is thought to be the earliestrecorded supernova. This multiwavelength composite image from orbiting telescopes of the 21st century, XMM-Newton and Chandra in X-rays, and Spitzer and WISE in infrared, shows RCW 86, understood to be the remnant of that stellar explosion.RCW 86: ... Full Story

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