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Archive for February, 2012

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan's Quintet is featured in this eye-catching image constructed with data drawn from the extensive Hubble Legacy Archive. About 300 million light-years away, only four of these five galaxies are actuallylocked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have an overall yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and ... Full Story

Colorado Eagles to Host 2013 ECHL All-Star Game

Club Brings All-Star Game to Northern Colorado for 2nd Time in Five Years LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles and the ECHL announced this evening that the team will host the league’s All-Star game next season, bringing some of the world’s finest hockey players to Northern Colorado in January of 2013.  The Budweiser Events Center will host the All-Star game, presented by Poudre Valley Health System, on Wednesday, January 23. "Being able to host one of the league's biggest events is ... Full Story

Eagles Falling, 8-9, to Ontario in Shootout

Eagles Falling, 8-9, to Ontario in Shootout

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Ontario Reign edged the Colorado Eagles, 9-8, in a shootout that was one of the wildest games ever played at the Budweiser Events Center -- on several levels.  A total of 28 penalties were called between the two teams, resulting in a special teams nightmare that saw 11 of the 16 regulation goals scored via special teams (10 on the power play).  Five of the goals were scored on 5-on-3 power plays, including four in the second period alone. Several Eagles ... Full Story

Bicycle events in Larimer

  Larimer County, Colorado – Larimer County wants feedback on proposed changes to the Larimer County Special Event Permit regulations. Currently, Larimer County’s Special Events Permit Resolution limits ‘events’ on any one segment of county road to ‘2’ in any 30 day period.  The Resolution defines events on county roads as “a bicycle race or ride; foot race or walk; a motored vehicle event; a temporary road closure for purposes other than normal highway uses” and ... Full Story

Government for Sale?

  Unless you have been living in Newt Gingrich’s moon colony, you have heard of SuperPacs spending tens of millions of dollars in the GOP presidential candidate race. The cause of this is the decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in Citizens United v the Federal Election Commission (FEC)  that corporations are people and money is speech. The effect is that corporations and billionaires are able to spend as much money as they want on adverting to assist the ... Full Story

Combating Big Dollar Politics

Combating Big Dollar Politics

  You are no doubt aware of big money in politics this year. PACS and SuperPACS are spending tens of millions of dollars in political campaigns. They are having an effect on election results. One of the causes of this year’s exponential increase in available money is the Supreme Court decision two years ago, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in which the court ruled that corporations were people and money was speech and any limit on spending would be ... Full Story

Nuggets on the Ropes

Nuggets on the Ropes

By Doug Ottewill I put a call into Robert Horry yesterday. Didn’t hear back. It’s cool, Bob. Catch ya next time. New phone? Probably didn’t recognize the number? No worries, my man. With San Antonio next up on the slate, I wanted to ask the former Spur one simple question: Why can’t the Denver Nuggets finish? Heading into last night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs, I predicted that the depleted Nuggets would once again give it their all – just like they’ve ... Full Story

Shooting Update

  Date:               2/21/2012 Wendy Vita Hart, DOB: 032055, has been identified as the shooter in a domestic incident that occurred at 1300 Cherry Avenue in Loveland, Colorado on February 12, 2012.  This incident resulted in the death of  her boyfriend Jeffery Buckley.  Ms. Hart called 911 at approximately 9:44 p.m. on February 12 to report the shooting. Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators are working to determine the circumstances of this domestic ... Full Story

Scouting for Food

Scouting for Food

      February 25, 2012 Local Berthoud Boy Scout Packs/Troops & Girl Scout Troops will be in your neighborhood to collect food for local families in need on Saturday February 25. Please fill a bag with any canned or non-perishable foods that you would like to contribute and leave it on your front porch before 8:30 a.m.  Saturday. Scouts will be by early Saturday morning to pick up donations and take them to the House of Neighborly Service for distribution for ... Full Story

Geek out at your library®

Geek out at your library®

Geek out at your library® during Teen Tech Week 2012 Local teens will be tuning in at the library as Berthoud Community Library celebrates the annual Teen Tech Week March 4-10, 2012. We join thousands of other libraries and schools across the country in celebrating this year’s theme, Geek Out @ your library®.  Teen Tech Week is a national initiative of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) aimed at teens, their parents, educators and other concerned adults. The purpose ... Full Story

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