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Local Organizations Help Fill Empty Shelves at House

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud House of Neighborly Service (HNS) food banks were so low at the end of September they consistently had to get food from the Loveland HNS to make food baskets for their clients. But as word spread of the need, Berthoud responded. Within the last 45 days approximately 4,000 pounds of food has been collected.  Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, Grace Place, the First United Methodist Church, the Presbyterian Church, who have hosted the HNS since 1990, ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Dec. 4, 2008

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 BFPD responded to Ninth Stree for a carbon monoxide incident. The carbon monoxide detector was sounding and the monitor did report a small amount of CO in the air. It was recommended to the resident owner to have their furnace checked the same day. The fire crew followed up later in the day.  BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call on Sunnywood Place. The patient was transported. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 BFPD was called to a structure fire on Sixth Street. Upon arrival ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 4, 2008

Monday, Nov.  24 A Mitsubishi Eclipse was damaged overnight while parked on Redwood Circle. Someone had placed paint all over the car. In another case of criminal mischief, a window was broken out of heavy equipment on the construction site at Sixth St. and Mountain Avenue. A vehicle driving in circles at the high school drew the attention of a passing officer. It turned out to be a mother teaching her daughter how to drive a stick shift. The car was recently purchased and they did not ... Full Story

Trying to Understand

By Scott Crossen Berthoud Recorder The latest terrorist events in Mumbai, India, cause me to consider why an event of this magnitude occurred. What precipitated the mindless killing and injuring of so many innocent people? What made the terrorists believe that what they were doing was right despite their actions being in opposition to their religious text? What makes people believe their actions are defensible and that everyone else is wrong? The question and answer can be applied both globally ... Full Story

Weathering Heights

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder It’s nearly time to start learning how to say and write 2009. With Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approaching, 2008 will be gone in a flash, but there is still much to do in the current year. The crews are trying to finish Mountain Avenue so we can have our parade this weekend. While the street is adequate, the places for spectators to stand on sidewalks still needed a great deal of work this week. The medium range weather forecast indicates good ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: Small-Town Focus on North I-25

By Milan Karspeck Former Mayor of Berthoud The future of public transportation between northern Colorado and Denver is at a critical juncture and urgently needs your attention. Before December 30, there is one last chance to be heard on the draft version of the North I-25 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) considering two options for transportation. Send your comments to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) at the North I-25 Project Office, phone: (970) 352-5455, Web site: ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 4, 2008

Lundberg Missing Facts on Global Warming Kevin Lundberg's  "Lundberg Report" in last week's Berthoud Recorder demonstrates his desire to continue the George W. Bush practice of basing his positions on blind ideology, rather than on fact. He cited "Christopher Monckton of Brenchley's article published by the American Physical Society" as evidence of growing scientific rejection of global warming and human impact. He neglected to add the APS comment that accompanied the article: "No ... Full Story

Nite Nite for Nightwinds

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder It was with great sadness that, late last week, I learned a Berthoud institution in the business community was closing its doors. Ann Materasso announced she would be closing the Nightwinds retail tack shop after 27 years in business. “The current economy and the growth of the online internet business has forced us to reevaluate our business model,” said Materasso. Although she will be closing the store’s brick-and-mortar location, Materasso won’t be ... Full Story

Defense Will be a Strength for Coach Randy Earls'

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Make no bones about it, when one scouts the Berthoud girls’ basketball team, at least early on during the 2008-09 season, two things will be pretty clear. One, the team should be as tenacious on defense as anybody else out there. And two, the Spartans will need to look elsewhere for some offense with five of its top seven scorers from a year ago gone. That’s just the facts that Randy Earls’ squad faces. “I think we’ll play as good of defense as any ... Full Story

Spartans Boys Basketball Sets Sight on Brighter Future

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Coming off a 1-22 season a year ago, it’s easy to see that confidence wasn’t a strong suit for the Berthoud boys’ basketball team. But 2008-09 brings a new season and a brighter outlook for the Spartans. Besides, they can only go up from here, right. “We have a better attitude this year. We’re all coming up with our heads high. We’re taking last year and brushing that off and coming out this season fresh,” said senior point guard Ryan Barron. ... Full Story

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