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Earth & Sky: Ophiuchus and the Serpent

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Thursday, June 11, 2009 Hopefully, you’ll have a dark, country sky for today’s view. If so, you might catch a glimpse of the constellation Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer. Its head is marked by the star Rasalhague. (more…)

Space Etiquette Talk at Little Thompson on June 19

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory is Friday, June 19, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. The LTO is located at 850 Spartan Ave. at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school); directions are posted on the Web site at www.starkids.org. Guest speaker for this Friday is Dr Suzanne Metlay, who will talk about  “Bad Behavior in Space” — Why we need rules of the road for satellites and a code of conduct for space-farers. Satellites crash into each other, astronauts hide ... Full Story

Group Publishing Taking Apps for Community Service

For the 14th year in a row, Group Publishing is giving away cash awards to a variety of Northern Colorado charities. Every year, Group gives a portion of its profits back to the community. Since 1997, Group has donated more than $560,000 to non-profit organizations in Northern Colorado through Group’s Community Service Awards. This year Group will award $61,000 to various organizations. All nonprofit organizations (as certified by the IRS) that provide services in Northern Colorado are ... Full Story

Youth 411: A 'Wheel' Good Time

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder When I was ten years old my Mom struggled to keep my brother and sisters occupied with little money. Fresh off of a divorce from my father, she often found herself with limited finances. Birthdays and Christmases were tight, but somehow we always seemed to get by. One year I awoke at Christmas and was surprised at what I found under the tree. It was a unicycle. (more…)

Berthoud Bikes!

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Similar to programs launched in Fort Collins and Portland, Ore., Berthoud will soon have its own bike sharing program. Town Administrator Jim White announced this week the Town will begin providing free bike “loaners” to residents and visitors. (more…)

Water World: Parker Brothers Gamed to Make a Splash in

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LYONS — The question was asked — who is the better kayaker, Garrett Parker or his younger brother Keegan? And almost as soon as the question was asked they both had an answer. “Me,” they said simultaneously. That’s how competitive the sons of Kevin and Becky Parker are. But, in truth, while the sibling rivalry may be a friendly one, their competitiveness is unquestioned. Novice kayakers who only took up the sport in February and who didn’t ... Full Story

View from the Sidelines: Winds of Change Blowing for

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder The winds sure have been blowing as of late in Denver. What am I talking about? Take a look at the professional sports scene in the Mile High City. Of the city’s four major professional sports teams, only the Denver Nuggets will have the same head coach next season. How hard is that to believe? Well, OK, not too difficult considering the success the Carmelo Anthony-led Nuggets had in this year’s NBA playoffs, reaching the Western Conference Finals and ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Heronema Named Collegiate All-American

Alisa Heronema, a sophomore catcher at Regis University, was named Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association First Team All-American last month. She is first Ranger softball player to receive first-team All-American honors in the program’s 20 years. Heronema, a 2007 Berthoud High graduate and daughter of Anthony and Diane Heronema, was also named first-team All-Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference for a second straight year. She also received second-team All-American honors ... Full Story

Sports Schedule: June 11-16

THURSDAY, JUNE 11 Northern Colorado baseball, C-Team: Berthoud @ Windsor, 5:30 p.m. FRIDAY, JUNE 12-SUNDAY, JUNE 14 Lyons Outdoor Games, Lyons SATURDAY-SUNDAY, JUNE 13-14 Softball: Berthoud Blaze 18-and-under @ Shootout on the Plains tournament, Brighton, TBA SATURDAY, JUNE 13 Indoor football: El Paso Generals @ Colorado Ice, 7 p.m. CHSCA All-Star Games: Boys’ basketball, 8 a.m.; volleyball, 8:30 a.m.; wrestling, 9 a.m.; girls’ basketball, 9:30 a.m.; football, 5 p.m.; University ... Full Story

Business Matters: Something's Brewing in Berthoud

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder     Over the past few years many Berthoud restaurants have come and gone: Piccabeans, Abeyta’s, Bacci’s and, most recently, The Wayside Inn. But in these days of economic downturn and empty storefronts, two guys with decades of business experience and passion for brewing craft beers are hoping to open a classic brewpub in Berthoud.     Berthoud resident Ken Mahannah, founder of Little Big Brewing (motto: “Little brewery, ... Full Story

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