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Archive for November, 2008

Berthoud Family Thanksgiving

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that has been celebrated in one form or another for 400 years. This tradition harkens to the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation who held a feast, after their first successful harvest. Wampanoag Indian chiefs Massasoit, Squanto and Samoset and 90 of their men attended the celebration. Over the generations a template of Thanksgiving tradition has been created, which, with a little variation here and there, can be ... Full Story

Concern for Area's Special Education

Parent: "We Need Systemic Change" By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud resident Pat Chamberlain was among a group of parents who sharply criticized the special education program in the Thompson School District at the Wednesday, Nov. 19 Board of Education meeting. (more…)

Go Go Gadgets at Robotics Expo

  By Ken Rayment What do a crawling pine-beetle robot, flipping robot, climate, science, math and technology all have in common? They were all brought together by students from grades 4 through 12 this past Saturday at the Thompson Robotics EXPO held at Thompson Valley High School. The primary event, the final Colorado FIRST LEGO League qualifier, included students from across the state. Fifty-two teams aged 9 to 14 competed using robots made from LEGO bricks designed and programmed over ... Full Story

BHS Teacher Receives Leadership Award

Berthoud High School English teacher Brendan Gallagher has earned the Pearson Prentice Hall Leadership Development Award for 2008-2009. The award, which was created by the National Council of Teachers of English and funded by Pearson Prentice Hall publishers, is given to one early-career English teacher in each state who has already demonstrated professional leadership. Gallagher is Colorado’s recipient. Currently in his second year at BHS, Gallagher was nominated for the award by retired BHS ... Full Story

SBDC Offers Classes

The Larimer County Small Business Development Center offers training for small businesses through several Northern Colorado affiliate organizations at different locations. Through the remainder of 2008, all classes are scheduled at the SBDC in downtown Fort Collins. Business Planning for Success, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 8:30 a.m. – noon The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present a workshop entitled Business Planning for Success.  Participants will learn the basics of ... Full Story

NCEDC Building Momentum

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder What is the regional economic outlook for 2009? Pretty bright according to the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation. Investor Development Director Eric Berglund, and Business Retention and Expansion Director Stacy Johnson gave a presentation outlining the purpose and accomplishments of the NCEDC at the Thursday, Nov. 20 Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. They also presented results from local business surveys and provided their list of ... Full Story

1642 – What's Next: Thanksgiving and

As if our wide-open blue skies weren’t enough to confirm the beauty of this land (look in any direction other than south to exclude the “brown cloud”), the calendar has rolled around to show us the changing colors of fall. One of the many benefits of the ancestors’ land in the canyon is an abundance of breath-taking views this time of year.   This is when I find some pay-off for my chores and labor on the land. It is a privilege to scan the mountainsides and banks of the river ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: Aims Here to Help During Volatile

By Marsi Liddell The last quarter of 2008 created a volatile environment in politics, finances and business. Nonetheless it is imperative that you know, with confidence, that Aims Community College still offers stability during these shaky times. I want to highlight the recent successes and advances at your community college and to thank you for your enduring support. Let’s talk first about the financial aspect. Aims continues to provide a high quality education at an incredibly affordable ... Full Story

Around Town: Stars All Around Us

I have been getting out and around town a little more this past week. What a delight to watch the kindergartners perform over at Ivy Stockwell. I may have been the only non-parent/grandparent there, but the kids were delightful. I think there are some future show-choir candidates in that bunch. The teachers and volunteers did a great job. Then it was off to the library district board meeting. Everyone seems to be glad the mil levy was approved. The Town Board was very happy about it last week ... Full Story

Lundberg Report:

I have declared my intention to seek the nomination for the 15th senate seat being vacated by Sen. Johnson, following his successful election to the Larimer County Commission. The actual vacancy committee meeting will not be held for several more weeks, but I am already contacting the committee members (about 160 people), seeking their individual support. I am having good success, but I still have much to do. Some have asked me why I am seeking this appointment right after being re-elected to ... Full Story

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