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Sports Briefs: Long Tops Field at Turkey Trot

LOVELAND — Neil Long won the 7th annual Loveland Turkey Trot on Thursday. He ran the 5k event in 16 minutes, 34 seconds. Tim Jones took top honors in the male master division in 17:58. In female competition, Laura Tremblay, a standout runner at Thompson Valley High School, won in 18:50. In the master division, Pam Boudreau took first place with a time of 21:39.   Berthoud Recreation registering for winter season Berthoud Recreation is registering for little dribblers — for grades ... Full Story

View from the Sidelines: Middle School Runners Earn

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Kiah Leonard and Ally Klaes earned their right to run at this weekend’s AAU Youth Cross Country National Championships in Decatur, Ala. Unfortunately, due to financial reasons, they won’t be there. But that doesn’t take away from what they accomplished. At the District 10 meet at Brighton Sports Complex last month, Kiah finished fifth and Ally seventh in the midget girls’ division. Now there weren’t many competitors at the meet -- everybody who ran ... Full Story

BMX Report : Turkey in Tulsa

By P.J. Dipentino For the past eight years I have had turkey in Tulsa. Every Thanksgiving weekend the best BMX riders from all over the world travel to Tulsa, Okla. for the ABA BMX Grand Nationals. My 20-year-old son Patrick, a Pro-cruiser racer started this tradition when he was a mere 10 yrs old. I followed the next year and we haven’t missed one since. Patrick “Pyro” Dipentino even won the event at the age of 12, joining a very elite group of Coloradoans to complete this task. For the ... Full Story

Wrestlers Reload for Run at State

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder After a quick glance around the wrestling room at Berthoud High School, one will notice that somebody’s missing. That someone would be Nic Ludwig, last year’s state champion at 130 pounds. Ludwig has graduated and moved on to the collegiate ranks at Mesa State. But don’t worry, the cupboards are hardly bare. Far from it. A year after Berthoud qualified seven wrestlers for the 4A state tournament, the Spartans bring five of those wrestlers back, including ... Full Story

Eagles Notebook: Eagles Feel Rush Against Newcomer

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND -- The addition of the Rapid City Rush to the Central Hockey League this season should be a good thing for the South Dakota city now that the team has played its first home game after 14 straight road games to start the season. But as it turns out, the addition of the Rush hasn’t been too shabby for the Colorado Eagles either. The teams meet 12 times this season -- the first five of those games were played at the Budweiser Events Center. So far, the ... Full Story

Fit and Fun: Staying Warm and in Shape

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder You might be the skiing or snowboarding type. Perhaps you love the sight of falling snow and the brisk chill of winter days. Or maybe not. The fact is, native Coloradoan or not, you might not be a big fan of winter; many of us yearn for the warm spring and summer days. If you are one of these folks, you might struggle to find good ways to stay in shape during the colder months. If you do not belong to a gym, or if you do and you wake up one morning to discover ... Full Story

"A Child's Christmas in Wales" Will

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder As part of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s family holiday tradition, Director Philip Sneed and the Foothills Theatre Company have brought an adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” to the University of Colorado’s University Theatre stage. "Unfortunately, Shakespeare did not leave us with a Christmas play," Sneed wrote in the editorial for the playbill. So, the company chose to start its new winter programming in 2007 with a ... Full Story

Price of Admission: "Four Christmases"

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Mary Steenburgen and Sissy Spacek. Director: Seth Gordon Screenwriters: Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas, Matt Allen, Scott Moore Producers: Gary Barber, Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum MPAA Rating: PG-13. 1.5 out of 5 Stars Reese Witherspoon (playing Kate) and Vince Vaughn (playing Brad) lead this only slightly enjoyable, star-packed holiday film about a self-absorbed couple that has spent the past ... Full Story

White Christmas

“White Christmas” has started with a bang and looks to become one of Carousel Dinner Theatre’s biggest holiday shows ever. Saturday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m: 65 percent full Saturday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m: 70 percent full Thursday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m: 75 percent full Sunday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m: 55 percent full New shows just added: Tuesday Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.   For more information and to make reservations, go online to or call (970) ... Full Story

Holiday Classic "Oliver!" Comes to Lincoln

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Lincoln Center is bringing “Oliver!” to the stage this month. Loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” it is a well-loved musical about an orphaned boy who is much abused. It includes memorable songs such as: “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where is Love,” and “Consider Yourself At Home.” The story opens with Oliver being kicked out of the workhouse where he lives with other orphaned boys simply because he asked for more ... Full Story

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