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Archive for December 6, 2011

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

For reasons unknown, star V838 Mon's outer surface suddenly greatly expanded with the result that it became the brightest star in the entire Milky Way Galaxy in January 2002. Then, just as suddenly, it faded. A stellar flash like this had never been seen before. It's true that supernovae and novae expel matter out into space. But while the V838 Mon flash appears to expel material into space, what is seen here is actually an outwardly moving light echo of the bright ... Full Story

On This Day, December 7 1941

On This Day, December 7 1941

Pearl Harbor bombed On this day, in an early-morning sneak attack, Japanese warplanes bomb the U.S. naval base at Oahu Island's Pearl Harbor—and the United States enters World War II. President Roosevelt and Secretary of State Cordell Hull knew a Japanese attack was imminent. Having received intelligence reports of intercepted coded messages from Tokyo to the Japanese ambassador in the United States, the president anticipated Japanese reprisals for his government's refusal to reverse ... Full Story

Lundberg looks at running for U.S. Congress

With the new Congressional District plan I now live in the Second Congressional District, currently represented by Jared Polis. Therefore, today I am announcing the formation of a congressional exploratory committee to determine if I should run against Jared Polis in the 2012 election. To gauge the interest and potential support I have launched a website for the exploratory committee: www.kevinlundberg2012.com.

Larimer County Sheriff’s Kids Christmas Party

Larimer County Sheriff’s Kids Christmas Party

Larimer County Sheriff's Kids Christmas Party   The Larimer County Sheriff's Office and Alternative Sentencing Department treated 140 kids from lower income homes to a festive Christmas party last night (December 5, 2011) complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Boy Scout Troop 184 provided a delicious meal and assisted LCSO deputies, explorers, reserves and posse members as well as Larimer County ASD employees in providing a fun night of games, gifts and food. The party was held at ... Full Story

Udall Urges Senate Confirm Director Consumer Watchdog

    Udall Urges Senate Colleagues to Empower Consumer Watchdog Agency, Confirm Director Giving CFPB a Leader would Help Agency Protect Consumers, Enforce Better Business Practices **Watch video of the speech here:   Today, Mark Udall spoke on the Senate floor about the critical need to confirm a director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for the first time ever, allowing for stronger protections for American consumers. The Senate is set to vote ... Full Story

Compromise Payroll Tax Bill

Compromise Payroll Tax Bill Paid For in Part by Udall's Legislation To End Unemployment Benefits for Millionaires As the Senate gears up to vote tomorrow on the proposed extension of the payroll tax cut, Mark Udall announced that part of the bill will include his bipartisan bill to keep millionaires from receiving unemployment benefits.  Udall's legislation, introduced with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), would ensure that unemployment benefits are used as a social safety net for people who ... Full Story

Bovine Trichomoniasis Update, Dec. 2012

  Bovine Trichomoniasis Update Talk to Your Veterinarian, Test Your Herd   LAKEWOOD, Colo. – The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis. “Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr.  “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd.” As of ... Full Story

House Passes Tipton’s Bipartisan Blue Star Mothers

Press Release   House Passes Tipton’s Bipartisan Blue Star Mothers Act House passes Senate version, expected to be signed into law this week WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed Rep. Scott Tipton’s (R-CO) Blue Star Mothers Act. S. 1541 updates the Congressional charter of the Blue Star Mothers organization, a non-partisan, non-political, organization founded during WWII that provides services to active members of the United States Armed Forces and veterans, as well as ... Full Story

Who are the 1%, Vote Now

Who are the 1%, Vote Now

  Know the Facts   In just the last generation, the richest 1% almost quadrupled their incomes. The average wealth of the 1% is 225 times bigger than the wealth of the typical household – the highest it’s ever been. Three decades ago, CEOs made about 40 times as much as an average worker – now CEOs make almost 200 times as much as regular employees. Last year, half of Americans earned less than $26,000 while CEOs at top 500 companies raked in an average of $11 ... Full Story

Denver real estate agent, broker and appraiser

Department of Justice Press Release Denver real estate agent, broker and appraiser sentenced to federal prison as part of $4,000,000 mortgage fraud scheme DENVER – Three men were recently sentenced for implementing a mortgage fraud scheme, United States Attorney John Walsh, FBI Special Agent in Charge James Yacone and IRS Criminal Investigation, Special Agent in Charge Sean Sowards announced. U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer sentenced Cedric Lipsey, age 36, of Denver, a ... Full Story

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