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Star Struck at the Observatory

Four hundred years ago the universe expanded beyond our wildest imaginations. Tuscan physicist, mathematician and astronomer Galileo Galilei was one man against the tide, but what he observed through his telescope was direct evidence that the Sun, and not the Earth, was the center of planetary motion. In just the past few months, we had yet another universe-expanding experience with the first visual images of planets outside our own solar system. It’s a good time to be an astronomer, and ... Full Story

Here She Is . . .

Mrs. Ashlyn Bishop has been selected to represent Berthoud in the 2009 Mrs. Colorado state competition to be held May 16 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. Bishop received her official Mrs. Berthoud sash by mail. The state competition is based on beauty, fitness and according to contest organizers, “their opinions on marriage, community and important issues of the day.” Bishop said, “I’m really excited and can’t wait to compete.” If you would like to help sponsor ... Full Story

Rare Alpaca Twins Continue to Thrive

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder They may not be household names, but Mijo and Mija are definitely celebrities, well at least in the world of alpaca breeders, that is. The cute, fuzzy alpaca babies are twins, a rarity in alpaca births where less than one in 3,000 births results in twins. Born on Sept. 6, 2008, the two-month-old twins are gaining weight and growing quickly. Slightly older sister Mija is now tipping the scales and 25 pounds, and little brother Mijo recently passed the 16-pound ... Full Story

Mat Machines

Above left: Berthoud's Kevin Carter (8 & Under) tries to work his way free from the underneath position in Saturday's meet at Academy School in Westminster. Above: Berthoud's Kolton Strait, left, prepares to face an Academy wrestler as Berthoud High School wrestler Brandon Wahlert officiates during a Nov. 15 meet hosted by the Berthoud Wrestling Club. Other teams competing in the meet were Longmont, Cheyenne and Brighton. Left: Berthoud's Gavin Ingalls (8 & Under) looks for a ... Full Story

View From the Sidelines : All the Things I'm

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, what better time to give thanks for all of the things that I've been blessed with the past year. So, without further ado, let's get started. First and foremost, I'm thankful for my wonderful family. My wife, Jennifer, and our three children, Kodey, Brandon and Abigail. Without them and their support, wherever would I be. I'm thankful to be serving as sports editor at the Berthoud Recorder. I'm thankful for the opportunity to ... Full Story

2008 Berthoud Recorder Fall All-Star Team

One Accounted for more than 3,00 yards and led his team to the state quarterfinals. Another helped her team to the state tournament for the second straight year and, in the process, received a full scholarship to Northern Colorado. Another set the school cross country record as a freshman. One helped his team reach state for the first time in years. Another reached regionals as a sophmore. One broke his personal-best time at the state meet. And, finally, one led her team in batting while ... Full Story

Getting in Shape: IBP Program Isn't Just About

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Mary Ifft knew Scott Crossen through their play on the volleyball court, yet it was there that she started questioning him about one of the programs at the Berthoud Athletic Club. The 40-year-old Longmont resident wanted to learn more about the Integrated Boxing Program (IBP). What she found out seemed to be a perfect fit for the cardio-vascular conditioning workout she was seeking. “It’s great core-strength conditioning. It’s high cardio. It’s ... Full Story

Appleman Wins Balance Beam Event at Fall Classic

  LONGMONT –– Premier Gymnastics’ Emma Appelmann took first place on the balance beam in Level 6 during the Airborne Fall Classic on Nov. 15 and 16. Appelmann, a Berthoud resident, also took second place on the floor exercise, fourth on the vault and fourth in the senior age division all-around. Berthoud’s Tatum Graham finished third in the junior age division all-around. She also finished second on the vault and fourth on the floor exercise. Level 6’s Katherine Bosnich earned ... Full Story

Eagles Notebook: Eagles Flying High, Off to 13-2

Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND –– Andrew Penner made 24 saves and the Colorado Eagles improved to a CHL-best 13-2 with a 5-1 victory over the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs on Saturday night at the Budweiser Events Center. Colorado outshot the Mudbugs, 52-25. And when the Eagles weren’t beating Bossier-Shreveport to the net, the teams were beating on each other, literally. The teams combined for 106 penalty minutes and six fights. Ryan Tobler, the Eagles’ 6-foot-3, 225-pound bruiser who was ... Full Story

Acoustic Eidolon: Ten Years and a Million Miles

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Berthoud musicians Hannah Alkire and Joe Scott just happened to be driving through Iowa when I caught up with them. This is their 10th year touring together as the duo Acoustic Eidolon, and although Scott said they haven¹t quite made a million miles, it certainly must be that in terms of musical and life experiences. The start of their musical career together was filled with more than the usual uncertainties of audience reception, booking gigs and putting ... Full Story

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