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Archive for December 18, 2008

Winter Has Arrived

By Gary Wamsley Astronomically speaking, winter arrives this Sunday morning with the occurrence of the winter solstice, but most would agree that it arrived last Sunday with our sub-zero temperatures. The previous week’s snowfall turned out to be just a precursor of what was to come. Amazingly, there were some warm days in midweek and the work crews actually finished the paving on Mountain Ave. I think they were incredibly lucky to have such an opportunity. I also saw the trucks and crews ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 18

It’s the Environment, Colorado! The debate over CDOT’s NI25 DEIS is focused on costs to the taxpayer. Advocates of Package A (Mass Transit) or Package B (I-25 expansion) are throwing around numbers that create a partisan wedge: Should transportation costs be paid by individuals or by the government? It’s politics as usual. But the “EIS” in NI25 DEIS stands for Environmental Impact Statement. Step away from the partisan math for a moment, and think about how we on the North Front Range ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Dec. 18, 2008

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for Dec. 8-14 Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call on Third St. for a patient having chest pain. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Third St. and Mountain Ave.  This was a two-car accident with light damage to the vehicles. One patient was injured complaining of neck and back pain. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a reported chimney fire on Rocky ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: It's No Time to Have a Cow

By Cory Gardner State Representative, District 63  There’s hogwash and poppycock. And then there’s the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Most people agree that we should be responsible stewards of the environment. But the EPA’s new idea to tax Bessie the Cow takes home the grand prize for reaching new heights of government absurdity. If you think you’ve seen it all from government, ruminate on this. Our friends in Washington, D.C. are actually considering a new gas tax. A ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 18, 2008

Monday, Dec. 8 A young female customer at the Derby Grill left her purse on the back of her chair while she went to the lady’s room and the purse was missing when she returned. A call by a woman that someone had used her credit card at the Conoco Station led to quick action by Berthoud Police. Two and half hours after the call came in, police had an adult male in custody and transported him to the detention facility. A caller from Keep Circle needed the assistance of the Code Enforcement ... Full Story

"Nunsense" Features Talent of BHS Grads

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Where: Union Colony Dinner Theater, 802 Ninth Street, Greeley When: Thursdays through Saturdays, doors open at 6 p.m., showtime 7:45 p.m., Sunday matinees, doors open at noon, showtime 1:45 p.m. Cost: Tickets $34-$36 The Broadway comedy/musical “Nunsense” is playing at the Union Colony Theatre in Greeley and Berthoud is proudly represented. Former Berthoud High School graduates Jill Boyd and Brianna Gassner are cast members and David Latchaw is playing ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 As you drove home from work on Friday, it was late autumn in the northern hemisphere. And for folks in the southern hemisphere, it was late spring as the weekend began. Yet, when you return to work tomorrow, the season will have changed. It’ll be winter in the northern hemisphere, and summer in the southern hemisphere. That’s because today is the December solstice. There’s nothing official about beginning and ending the winter or summer season at the ... Full Story

A Trip of a Lifetime

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Beaches of white, black or red sand, clear blue waters, reefs of lava rocks crowded with miniature penguins mingling with three foot iguanas, orcas rising from the sea as the sun sets -- sounds like a fantasy or at least a strange dream, but this is life at the Galapagos Islands. My in-laws celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by taking our family and my husband’s sister’s family on an all expense paid trip to the Galapagos Islands. They had been ... Full Story

Turnovers Too Much for Spartans

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- Joel Maly did all he could and then some. Jeff Shields provided the offensive counterpart that Berthoud needs to compliment Maly, at least in the first half. But the one thing the Spartans couldn’t find an answer for was their own inability to quit stepping in their own toes. And that was enough to keep Berthoud out of the win column at the Fort Collins/Poudre Tip-Off Invitational. The Spartans went 0-3 in the annual tournament held at Fort ... Full Story

Berthoud Benefits from Forfeits, Pinfalls in Home

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder While the scoreboard showed a decisive victory for Berthoud’s wrestling team, anything further from the truth may have been the real winner. That’s because while visiting Sterling won only three matches -- two by pinfall -- to the six pinfalls the Spartans claimed, it was the number of forfeits that set the tone for Thursday’s home opener. Fresh off its season-opening victory at the Windsor Invitational, Berthoud was looking to make a splash in front of ... Full Story

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