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Yachik Moves Ahead

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Officer Jeremy Yachik will begin his new duties as patrolman with the Berthoud Police Department the day after Christmas. For the last year he has served as Code Enforcement Officer with the BPD while working towards a full-time position doing regular police work. Previous to coming to Berthoud, Yachik worked as a firefighter, attaining certifications in handling hazardous materials (Haz Mat) and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) response with the Department of ... Full Story

Berthoud girls team has way with Denver North

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- With an acknowledging nod of his head, Berthoud girls' basketball head coach Randy Earl knew what his team was in for Thursday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the Poudre Holiday Invitational. That was a good thing. The Lady Spartans had their way, as expected, the entire game en route to a 65-15 dismantling of Denver North. Berthoud (2-1) will play Saturday in the fifth-place game at Poudre High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 ... Full Story

Local Author Sawyer Publishes Book, Saves Dog

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Boulder-based author Alison Sawyer recently finished and published her first novel, “No Urn for the Ashes,” printed by Bayfire Press Publishing. Proceeds will go to her nonprofit Isla Animals. A thrilling adventure with the full gamut of human emotions, “No Urn for the Ashes” tells the story of Tennyson Garland and his discovery of a substitute energy source for fossil fuels. Garland and his daughter die in a tragic accident, leaving wife and mother ... Full Story

Berthoud Finds Under $15

Thinsulate lined workgloves, available for $12.00 at Ace Hardware Decorative glass topped letter openers and perfume bottles at Berthoud Drug Store, $12.99.   Holiday Beanie Babies make great stocking stuffers. Available at Hay's Market for only $4.29.   Cara Mia champagne, rated a 94 by Wine Spectator, sells for less than $14 at Berthoud Wine and Spirits.   Category:  News - Business News Image:  Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Classic a Success

More than 200 agricultural producers participated in the 2008 Colorado Ag Classic held on Dec. 10 and 11, at The Ranch in Loveland.  This is the fourth year of the Colorado Ag Classic. “It is important for the groups to get together and exchange ideas. The connections created between board members and producers from all of the different groups in attendance are good for Colorado agriculture,” said Dave Anderson, a wheat producer from Haxtun, Colo. and president of the Colorado ... Full Story

Bitter Cold Puts Freeze on New Lights

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Despite the subzero temperatures, crews working on the Mountain Avenue project for the past several months are still in high spirits now that most of the work is complete. “In preparation for this storm we did get quite a bit of work completed on Saturday,” said Northern Colorado Constructors. Driving down Mountain Avenue got a lot easier last week when the final layer of top lift asphalt was put in place between Fourth and Sixth streets, eliminating the two ... Full Story

Colorado Recycles Unwraps Annual Christmas Tree

  Colorado Recycles Christmas Tree Recycling Guide With an estimated 615,000 natural Christmas trees to be used in Colorado homes this holiday season, Colorado Recycles today announced it has released its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Guide. The complete tree recycling guide is now available at The Web site offers county-by-county detailed information on different programs across the state, as well as instructions on where you can take your Christmas ... Full Story

@ your library

Resources (@ your library) Heard about a new book on television that sounded great? Saw a book at the bookstore and didn't have the money to pick it up? Berthoud Community Library District now has an awesome avenue available to patrons interested in discovering which new books have just arrived at the library “hot off the press”. The library catalog contains a feature called “Resource Lists” that is a monthly compilation of new books by category. Patrons can search by ... Full Story

Moon Over Little Thompson

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder What could be better on a December night than taking your family to see the moon up close and personal? Not much, when a telescope and a clear view of the night sky are just around the corner. Long-time amateur astronomer Dr. Dan Laszlo will share his experiences and insights on observing lunar phases and features at the Little Thompson Observatory this Friday. He knows what it’s like to be inspired by early experiences with astronomy. As a kid in Michigan, ... Full Story

Snowshoeing Anyone?

By Scott Crossen Berthoud Recorder When did you last spend time in the high-country? Maybe you headed up to engage in Alpine or cross-country skiing. But have you ever tried snowshoeing? “Snowshoeing doesn’t sound like it would be that hard. After all, it’s just walking on top of the snow with planks under your feet.” These words were spoken by an associate of mine who had obviously never snowshoed before. Yes, the concept is simple enough. An individual straps webbed platforms under ... Full Story

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