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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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LTO Star Night November 2017

LTO Star Night November 2017

  The guest speakers are Mark Rennert, John Hiatt, John Ensworth and Ian Bolinger. The first solar eclipse in 99 years to traverse the United States from coast to coast was truly amazing. It was so amazing we think it’s worth reliving at least one more time. If you were not able to see it in its glorious full totality, or even if you did, we’d like to share the experience with you. LTO volunteers, John Ensworth, John Hiatt, Mark Rennert and junior volunteer, Ian ... Full Story

Volunteers still needed

Volunteers still needed

Seventh Annual Weld Project Connect Oct. 20; volunteers still needed Volunteers are still needed to help be navigators for the guests at the seventh annual Weld Project Connect at Island Grove Park in Greeley on Oct. 20. Weld Project Connect is a one-day event that provides free on-site services such as haircuts, flu shots, medical screenings, senior services, veterans’ services, legal counseling and many other services to those in need. A total of 1,225 people received services ... Full Story

Nine Days Birding in Nicaragua

Nine Days Birding in Nicaragua

LaVern Johnson, Lioness of Lyons, turns 90

LaVern Johnson, Lioness of Lyons, turns 90

LaVern Johnson, icon of Lyons, Colorado is celebrating her 90th birthday. She is known for being a "key person" in: saving the high school from closing, preventing the Coffin Top Dam, stopping housing on toxic dumps, expanding the parks, fighting for affordable housing, creating and curating the Redstone Museum, founding the Lyons Historical Society, creating a dog park, fighting against alcohol and marijuana, particularly with kids in mind, and promoting Lyons ... Full Story

LTO Star Night: June 2017

LTO Star Night: June 2017

  The guest speaker is Dr. Suzanne Metlay, and the title of her presentation is “All-American Eclipse on August 21” Enjoy the unique experience of a solar eclipse safely and well-informed about the local logistics and celestial mechanics. We will discuss: eye safety, where to go within easy driving distance, what you can expect to see, and why an eclipse occurs. Let’s talk about planetary tilts, orbits, alignments, eccentricities, and the excitement of your own upcoming ... Full Story

Two dogs confirmed with rabies

Two dogs confirmed with rabies

Make sure your pets are vaccinated DENVER—Two pet dogs have tested positive for rabies, one in Weld County and one in Yuma County. These are the first cases of rabies among dogs in Colorado since 2003, when a dog from Texas tested positive. The last time a dog was exposed and developed rabies in Colorado was 1974. All contacts of these two dogs have been identified and have sought appropriate care to prevent rabies; these animals did not create a risk to other members of the public. The ... Full Story

LTO May 2017 Star Night

LTO May 2017 Star Night

    The guest speaker is Dr. Roger Culver, and the title of his presentation is “Bygone Constellations.” Down through the centuries, cultures the world over have imagined “star pictures” to be present in the random scattering of stars in the night sky. Out of a myriad of such imaginings, modern astronomers now officially recognize 88 of these star pictures or constellations, thus consigning “a myriad minus 88” constellations to history. In this presentation we ... Full Story

Honey Bee Swarm Season

Honey Bee Swarm Season

Honey Bee Swarm Season is Nearly Upon Us In Colorado Mid-April to late June is a typical time for honeybee swarm season in Colorado.  “We will be expecting swarms to emerge in the next couple of weeks.” according to Beth Conrey, Past President of the Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA).  The Colorado State Beekeepers Association (CSBA), a statewide organization of beekeepers, is dedicated to honey bee health.  For the 10th year, they are running the ... Full Story

LTO April 2017 Star Night

LTO April 2017 Star Night

  Public Star Night - Friday, April 21 2017 Doors Open 7:00 p.m. - Guest Speaker: 7:30-8:30  p.m. - Observing: 8:30 - 10:00 p.m.    The guest speaker is Dr Gordon MacAlpine, and the title of his presentation is “Earth’s Climate Past, Present, and Back to the Future” This public talk, supplemented with visual aids, is intended for a general audience. We will examine changing climatic conditions on Earth, from its origin just over 4.5 billion years ago to ... Full Story

Humor is the Cure: After a Long Winters Nap

Humor is the Cure: After a Long Winters Nap

By Gerri Hunter My calendar says spring is here. I had a nice winter’s nap and now I’m expected to change gears in March and start mowing the grass. Oh, no. The lawn mower. I put a liquid in with the fuel last autumn. The mower was to start easily this spring. Well, that’s what the can’s label said would happen. No. I tried starting it today. It sputtered and started for eight seconds. It died. I repeated pulling the rope until my arm was numb. I examined the spark plug and I ... Full Story

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