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Archive for November 7, 2008

Shirazis Celebrate 5 Years at Wine and Spirits Shop

Berthoud Wine and Spirits partners Jay Shirazi and his son Rob are celebrating five years of ownership in the business that began more than 58 years ago on Mountain Avenue.  The present store looks very different from the liquor store that Roy Jones opened in 1950. Since acquiring it, the Shirazis have created a major addition to accommodate the large selection of wines they offer.  A brick archway in the shop serves as the entrance to the wine department where many varieties are kept ... Full Story

BPD's Berthoud Helping Berthoud Program Seeks

The first annual Berthoud Police Department Holiday Basket Program begins this week. The BPD will be collecting food and toys through the second week of December to distribute to families in need in the 80513 ZIP code on Dec. 20. To submit names of families or individuals to receive baskets, please include name, address, number in household, and ages and gender of children. Forms are available at the police department, 328 Massachusetts Ave., or send an e-mail with the relevant information to ... Full Story

First Medallion Set in Place

A creative addition to the downtown streetscape project, the first medallion is now in place at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Second Street. One of 14 medallions to be placed in the bulb-outs along the street, they will be surrounded by colored concrete when work is completed on them. The medallion design created by artist Rafe Ropek was inspired by former Berthoud blacksmith A.G. Bimson whose building is now used as the Little Thompson Valley Museum. Soon, 25 new light poles with ... Full Story

International Visitors Learn about Library Election

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder International visitors had an opportunity to learn about the special library district election during a visit to Berthoud on Monday, Nov. 3.   The group of women was participating in an Election Exchange Program offered through the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative.   Speaking through an interpreter, Berthoud Community Library District Director Sara Wright explained the process that would provide funding to operate the ... Full Story

Finance Committee Reexamines Proposed Utility Rate

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Members of the Town’s finance committee took another close look at the proposed two percent increase in utility rates at the Wednesday, Oct. 29 meeting. “I’m going to have to be convinced to raise rates at all,” said Trustee Jeff Hindman during the opening discussion. “The two percent increase is very minimal,” said Town Clerk Mary Cowdin who is working with Town Administrator Jim White on the 2009 budget. “It’s minimal to users, but not to the ... Full Story

Mountain Avenue Update: Grinch Hits Mountain Avenue

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder There’s a good chance that those associated with the Mountain Avenue Project will likely be receiving a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas. At least they will from area business owners, that is. Shops along the Town’s main artery hoping for an end to construction before the holiday shopping season kicks off later this month received some unwelcome news last week. Unexpected delays on the irrigation line work between Third and Sixth streets, along ... Full Story

BERT Continues to Define Future

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Economic Resource Team continues to work on defining Berthoud’s economic future and its own role in that future. At a recent meeting, held at Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 3, the team spent much of the time considering “What do we want Berthoud to be?” BERT chair Becky Justice Hemmann noted that “every single economic development person that has come into Berthoud to talk to us has said that ‘Until you figure that out, you might as well not go ... Full Story

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

From Fire Chief Stephen Charles Tragically, about 600 children under the age of 20 each year die in home fires. Many of these tragedies could be avoided with working smoke alarms. Eighty percent of these deaths in the United States occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Berthoud Fire Protection District is participating in a national home fire safety campaign called Change Your Clock Change Your Battery. Sponsored by Energizer, our fire department, and the International Association of ... Full Story

Another Exciting Week in Berthoud

By Gary Wamsley I am so happy we are finally back on standard time. The chickens are happy about it too since I am not going out to feed them while it is still dark and disturbing their sleep in the process. Being sensible creatures and not having a clock to look at, they take advantage of the hours of darkness to rest. It seems like a good idea to me. We had a busy week, spending Halloween night at the Berthoud High School play. A great show as usual. On Saturday, Shar and I attended a ... Full Story

Steps Past Stress

By Scott Crossen Berthoud Recorder The elections are over (a huge collective sigh of relief is heard across the country) and now our attention turns to dealing with the more pressing concerns in our lives. Since my last related article appeared (Taking on Turbulent Times), in the Oct. 16 issue of the Recorder, I’ve been encouraged by several readers to write more on specific techniques for relieving stress. Given the on-going state of affairs in our world and lives, the need arises for ... Full Story

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