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Nature & Wildlife
2015 May
Pg 11- The Sunshine Express
Virgo- Love is in the air; harmony at home.
A singular focus in the professional drives for-
ward progress; financials increase. Spiritual
messages are incoming, listen closely.
Libra- Social occasions manifest bringing
much opportunity; the personal and profes-
sional may intertwine with surprising results.
In fact, expect surprises all month and be
Scorpio- Teamwork and partnerships bear
fruit in the professional. Personal relationships
prove themselves and become much stron-
ger; singles may very well find love in May.
Sagittarius- A focus on the spiritual and
patience become critical as communication
channels may encounter blockage. Results on
all levels come only with diplomacy and kind-
ness. This is a test.
Capricorn- New personal relations appear,
existing ones grow stronger; love, desire,
passion, courage, thrills, hey let¡¯s dance!
However, do take care of yourself, attend to
Aquarius- Love and romance blossoms and
grows; desire and excitement increase. Ex-
pect surprises and opportunity in the per-
sonal. Collaborations bear much fruit in the
Pisces- Strong forward movement in the
professional with many opportunities becom-
ing manifest, especially for intellectual and
spiritual pursuits. Family demands focus in
the personal.
Evening planets: Mercury and Venus shine in
the twilight, Jupiter and Saturn are visible all
night with Saturn in Opposition (see below).
Morning planets: Uranus and Neptune may
be seen with a telescope or strong binoculars.
* May 5, 6 - Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower. The
Eta Aquarids is an above average shower, capable
of producing up to 60 meteors per hour at its
peak. Most of the activity is seen in the Southern
Hemisphere. In the Northern Hemisphere, the
rate can reach about 30 meteors per hour. It is
produced by dust particles left behind by comet
Halley, which has known and observed since an-
cient times. The shower runs annually from April
19 to May 28. It peaks this year on the night of
May 5 and the morning of the May 6. The nearly
full moon will be a big problem this year block-
ing out all but the brightest meteors. If you are
patient, you should still be able to catch a few
good ones. Best viewing will be from a dark loca-
tion after midnight. Meteors will radiate from the
constellation Aquarius, but can appear anywhere
in the sky.
* May 7 - Mercury at Greatest Eastern Elonga-
tion. The planet Mercury reaches greatest east-
ern elongation of 21.2 degrees from the Sun.
This is the best time to view Mercury since it will
be at its highest point above the horizon in the
evening sky. Look for the planet low in the west-
ern sky just after sunset.
* May 23 - Saturn at Opposition. The ringed
planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and
its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will
be brighter than any other time of the year and
will be visible all night long. This is the best time
to view and photograph Saturn and its moons. A
medium-sized or larger telescope will allow you
to see Saturn¡¯s rings and a few of its brightest
The Horoscopes
The dedication of the Montrose Water Sports
Park, is May 16, beginning with a Community
Pancake Breakfast benefitting the Montrose 4-H
Council, from 8-9:30a at Riverbottom Park. Cost
is $5 each. The ribbon cutting ceremony is from
10-10:30a followed by the official ¡®1st Descent¡¯.
The 1,300 foot water park has 6 drop structures,
several terraced spectating areas, and beach and
wading areas. 970.497.8558
The Moon Dance
¡°We want to say thank you,¡± added
KingDaddy, ¡°to the CPW for making the
event possible and to our sponsors, Tim-
berline Ace Hardware now open in Nor-
wood, The Country Lodge in Montrose,
and Acme Healing Center¡¯s ¡®Lock it up¡¯
campaign, as well as all of the fine area
merchants who donated all of the prizes
to be given away, for helping us to make
this a special event not to be missed.¡±
Over $1000 in prizes from western slope
businesses are up for grabs in addition
to the top prize of $500 for the per-
son who weighs in the longest trout.
Only *one* trout per participant may
be weighed in this year. All participants
must possess a valid Colorado fishing
license and abide by all laws governing
Night Time Delights
fishing in the state.
Entry into the derby is only $10 for any age. Every-
one is invited to join in this family fun event. Entry
forms will be available at the lake the day of the
derby or get them now online as well as the poster,
directions/map, conditions, tips and more at: www.
For information, interviews, or to donate a prize,
contact The Sunshine Express at 970.864.2142.
(see our ad on page 14!)
Take Mom Fishing
Aries- Intellectual energies tested as busi-
ness increases; good organization and clear
communications steady the ship. Increasing
focus on home, family, personal relations,
Taurus- Busy early as newly initiated
projects take life; step wisely as decisions
made now have long lasting effects. Rela-
tionships show their worth and should be
relied on.
Gemini- Mars stirs the pot increasing drive
and desire both personally and profession-
ally; go with it but watch how you step.
Patience and spiritual focus will smooth out
any bumps.
Cancer- Relationships grow stronger and
are ready to help with your growing ambi-
tions. Love is all around and desire grows;
if single, open your eyes, your mate could
be near.
Leo- Communication channels may become
fuzzy but don¡¯t worry, high energy, desire,
passion and loving emotions will overcome;
always remember your smile says much.
Avoid toxins.
Popular Fishing Derby Resumes At
Miramonte Lake; The Sunshine Express
Mother¡¯s Day event heralds rebirth of
prolific fishery
Norwood, CO: Miramonte Lake, in the Dan
Noble State Wildlife Area, approximately 20
minutes south of Norwood, Colorado, will
be the place to be for Mother¡¯s Day, with a
chance to win $500 and many other prizes
while enjoying a fun day in the sun during The
Sunshine Express Miramonte Fishing Derby.
Resuming Sunday, 6a-5p, May 10, 2015,
after taking a year off while the fishery was
restored by the state, the highly popular
Mother¡¯s Day derby, which draws participants
from 4 states, has become a much anticipated
¡°With some of the state¡¯s best fishing in one
of it¡¯s most beautiful and wildlife rich locations
right at the base of Lone Cone Mountain, Mi-
ramonte Lake is easy to fall in love with,¡± said
KingDaddy, Sunshine Express editor, co-pub-
lisher and event organizer, ¡°and we think it¡¯s
the perfect place for a beautiful Mother¡¯s Day
gathering, bringing together friends and fam-
ily for sun, fun and great prizes, all wrapped
up in a great day of fishing!¡±
Water Sports Park Dedication