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On This Day, November 18, 1883

On This Day, November 18, 1883

Railroads create the first time zones   At exactly noon on this day, American and Canadian railroads begin using four continental time zones to end the confusion of dealing with thousands of local times. The bold move was emblematic of the power shared by the railroad companies. The need for continental time zones stemmed directly from the problems of moving passengers and freight over the thousands of miles of rail line that covered North America by the 1880s. Since human beings had ... Full Story

On this Day, November 17, 1970

On this Day, November 17, 1970

My Lai trial begins The court-martial of 1st Lt. William Calley begins. Calley, a platoon leader in Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 20th Infantry, 11th Infantry Brigade (Light) of the 23rd (Americal) Division, had led his men in a massacre of Vietnamese civilians, including women and children, at My Lai 4 on March 16, 1968. My Lai 4 was one of a cluster of hamlets that made up Son My village in the northern area of South Vietnam. The company had been conducting a search-and-destroy mission as ... Full Story

“Guys and Dolls” at BHS

“Guys and Dolls” at BHS

  It is time for the fall musical on the Berthoud High School Stage. This year’s extravaganza is the 1950’s Tony Award winning musical “Guys and Dolls.” Set in lower Manhattan, the story centers on the passions of hard-core gamblers willing to wager on any variety of chance or situations. They are countered by Sergeant Sarah Brown (Maggie Stamets) who heads a local Salvation Army-like organization and her missionaries. Nathan Detroit (Sam Kleber) is the organizer of the local ... Full Story

Our Monster

Our Monster

  By Winslow Myers In the Republican presidential debate on November 12 focusing upon issues of foreign policy, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, speaking of Iran’s efforts to obtain nuclear capability, said, “We should be working with Israel right now to do what they did in Syria, what they did in Iraq, which is to take out that nuclear capability before the next explosion we hear in Iran is a nuclear one, and then the world changes.” With all respect, Mr. Santorum, the world has ... Full Story

Poaching Alert: Deer In Larimer County

DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating a wildlife crime in Larimer County involving a large buck mule deer shot in the town of Pinewood Springs on private property along Kiowa Road on Thursday, Nov 10. The deer, noted by local residents and often seen, was shot in the early afternoon before 3 p.m. The entire carcass, including the trophy-sized 5 x 6 antlers, was left to waste. Anyone with information about this case or who may have witnessed suspicious activity can ... Full Story

Zach Dinsmore recovering from IED explosion

Zach Dinsmore recovering from IED explosion

          Berthoud Marine recovering from injuries suffered in IED explosion By Pierrette J. Shields Longmont Times-Call Posted: 11/15/2011 08:54:26 PM MST LONGMONT -- A 21-year-old Berthoud Marine is recovering in a San Diego hospital after six surgeries to repair extensive damage he suffered to his left leg when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan during a patrol on Oct. 31. Lance Cpl. Zachary Dinsmore, a 2008 Berthoud High School graduate, is expecting a seventh ... Full Story

On This Day, November 16, 1532

On This Day, November 16, 1532

Pizarro traps Incan emperor Atahualpa On November 16, 1532, Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish explorer and conquistador, springs a trap on the Incan emperor, Atahualpa. With fewer than 200 men against several thousand, Pizarro lures Atahualpa to a feast in the emperor's honor and then opens fire on the unarmed Incans. Pizarro's men massacre the Incans and capture Atahualpa, forcing him to convert to Christianity before eventually killing him. Pizarro's timing for conquest was perfect. By 1532, ... Full Story

On The Passing Of An American Sports Hero

On The Passing Of An American Sports Hero

                                    Colorado Springs, November 15-------------Somewhere beneath the noxious layers of mist that made our American sports news in the last week, came a smaller, almost unnoticed story that drew me in with its historic imprint and echoes of a time long gone when sports produced legends of substance. Buried on the pages of the newspapers beneath the inundation of words about ... Full Story

Message: Bake a bigger Occu(pie)

  By Carlo Filice   With the various Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, talk of economic and social fairness is in the air. Demonstrators are complaining about the vast inequalities in wealth and political influence between the rich 1 percent or so and the remaining 99 percent. Are the complaints morally legitimate? A key point must be made. Wealth (and influence) inequality per se does not mean unfairness. One analogy is the classroom. Inequality of grades does not imply ... Full Story

On This Day, November 15, 1806

On This Day, November 15, 1806

    Zebulon Pike spots an imposing mountain Approaching the Colorado foothills of the Rocky Mountains during his second exploratory expedition, Lieutenant Zebulon Pike spots a distant mountain peak that looks "like a small blue cloud." The mountain was later named Pike's Peak in his honor. Pike's explorations of the newly acquired Louisiana Territory of the United States began before the nation's first western explorers, Lewis and Clark, had returned from their own expedition up the ... Full Story

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