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Saturday, November 22, 2014

‘Variety’ Archives

On This Day: December 27, 1941

On This Day: December 27, 1941

Office of Price Administration begins to ration automobile tires On this day in 1941, the federal Office of Price Administration initiates its first rationing program in support of the American effort in World War II: It mandates that from that day on, no driver will be permitted to own more than five automobile tires. President Roosevelt established the Office of Price Administration and Civilian Supply in April 1941 to "stabilize prices and rents and prevent unwarranted increases in ... Full Story

Foothills Audubon January program

Foothills Audubon January program

   

On This Day: December 26, 1610

On This Day: December 26, 1610

Bathory's torturous escapades are exposed On this day in 1609 or 1610 (sources are not conclusive), Count Gyorgy Thurzo makes an investigative visit to Csejthe Castle in Hungary on orders from King Matthias and discovers Countess Elizabeth Bathory directing a torture session of young girls. Bathory was already infamous in the area for her torture and murder of servants and peasants, but her title and high-ranking relatives had, until this point, made her untouchable. Her bloodthirsty ... Full Story

Polar Express arrives at Berthoud Library

Polar Express arrives at Berthoud Library

      Despite the chill that closed the Berthoud Community Library Monday December 19, participants enjoyed the Polar Express party that featured a reading of the Caldecott award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa made a special appearance and brought a unique kind of cheer to the event with a game of "Santa says".  

Fulfilling Orwell’s Prophecy

Fulfilling Orwell’s Prophecy

  Fulfilling Orwell's Prophecy: 15 Futuristic Films You Should See             By John W. Whitehead July 18, 2011             "If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever."—George Orwell It has been over 60 years since George Orwell published his novel1984. Described as political satire, it is, in reality, a political ... Full Story

Animals through the artist’s eye

Animals through the artist’s eye

    From the Centennial Citizen Animals through the artist’s eye By Sonya Ellingboe The international Society of Animal Artists is in its 51st year and has grown from the original nine members to about 500, who reside in the United States, Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Asia and Japan. The worldwide membership results in a fascinating mix of animal images, both familiar and exotic, rendered in traditional oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, crystal, ... Full Story

Roast Beef Philly Wrap

Roast Beef Philly Wrap

  Beef Packs a Nutritional Punch   LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, beef is featured in our Roast Beef Philly Wrap recipe. Available Now...Beef The cattle industry is Colorado’s largest agricultural sector. There are more than 2.6 million head of cattle and 13,000 beef producers throughout Colorado. The ... Full Story

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing

      What to Do if Your Dog Goes Missing By Joe Wilkes It’s the feeling that chills every pet owner. You call your dog’s name and she doesn’t come. You might face an empty backyard, a slipped leash, a left-open front door. Your dog could be anywhere, but the one thing you know is she’s not where she belongs—home with you. The important thing is not to panic. Take a deep breath and start going through the steps below. If you’re calm, methodical, and ... Full Story

December Star Nights (2) at the LTO

December Star Nights (2) at the LTO

Friday December 16, 2011 7 – 11 PM Special Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school) Directions are posted on www.starkids.org   The guest speaker for this public star night will be LTO volunteer John Ensworth and the title of his special talk will be “Are we alone?” What is life? Are there extreme environments on Earth where we are surprised to find life? Does this tell us anything about ... Full Story

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001)

George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001)

  George Harrison (Feb. 25, 1943—Nov. 29, 2001): A Life Remembered in Words and Songs By John W. Whitehead November 21, 2011 Ten years ago, on November 29, 2001, George Harrison—the "quiet Beatle"—passed away at the age of 58, a victim of throat cancer. Harrison left behind an amazing legacy, one that not only spanned a legendary musical career that began with the Beatles and continued throughout his solo career but also went beyond the cultural to the spiritual. Indeed, ... Full Story

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