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Archive for December 25, 2008

Christmas Lights Up Berthoud

This spectacular home on Elmwood Drive receives an honorable mention in the 2008 Holiday Lighting Awards because "they have so many lights that it looks like a story book." The Carder Family Day Care at 1505 Fourth St. wins the honor of Business with the best Christmas decorations inside and out. The home with the best outdoor Christmas decorations is the property of Dan and Sue Manson at 2249 Breckenridge Drive, Berthoud Drug Store wins as the business that best exhibits/portrays the best ... Full Story

Two BHS Wrestlers Accused of Hazing

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Two Berthoud High School wrestlers were suspended after being accused of a series of alleged ongoing hazing incidents, according to school athletic director Rusty Mathena. According to wrestling coach Scott Pickert, Seniors Brandyn Wahlert and Saul Anderson were suspended -- one for five days and the other for 10. The suspensions were handed down Dec. 15, added Mathena. “They had some disciplinary problems at the school,” Pickert said. Neither Mathena nor ... Full Story

The Wait is Over for Downtown

Berthoud Cuts Ribbon on Street Project By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder It may not come as soon as business owners in the downtown would have liked, but Town staff officially reopened Mountain Avenue after months of construction renewing hopes that business along the main thoroughfare will once again pick up. A group of about 40 to 50 people gathered at the northwest intersection of Mountain Avenue on Friday, Dec. 19 for the 2 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony sponsored by the Town of ... Full Story

Principal Examines Reasons for Low Growth Rating at

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder As he reviewed results of the School Accountability Report recently released by the state, Principal Leonard Sherman examined reasons for the low academic growth rating for Berthoud High School. “It seems to me, we’ve got good kids and teachers — and we should have good growth,” he said. Among factors in the low rating could be a lack of motivation on the part of older students regarding CSAP tests on which the report primarily is based, Sherman noted. ... Full Story

New Gym, Science Class Ready Jan. 19

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud High School Improvement Team (SIT) met on Dec. 10.  Principal Leonard Sherman reported the addition to the high school is tentatively scheduled for the initial walkthrough on Jan. 7 with the new gym and science classes ready for use on Jan. 19.  He also reported BHS has been approved for a pilot solar program; the Thompson School District has a goal of using more solar energy and this project will be important in analyzing the viability ... Full Story

Turner Students Make Cents

  Turner Middle School students dug into their pockets and piggy banks to raise money for the Christmas in Berthoud Fund. The TMS student council organized a “Penny War” competition, challenging each grade to fill the change jars placed in their classroom and earn points based on the amounts donated. Students could place bills in other classroom jars to take points away. The competition was a hit with the kids who raised a whopping $1421.14. Serina Ramos, a TMS counselor and faculty ... Full Story

Colorado Avalanche Reward Students for Fundraising

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In May, Tracy Olson, a teacher at Turner Middle School, challenged her students to think of ways they could give to community for the United Ways Global Youth Service Week. Matt Ayers, at the time in the seventh grade, decided to organize a Saint Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser; Saint Baldrick’s raises money for childhood cancer research by holding events where volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations ... Full Story

Senior Serenade Spreads Cheer

Students from Berthoud Music Studio, a local piano and music instruction program directed by Sandy Lundberg, packed the Berthoud Living Center Saturday morning, Dec. 20. Students were there to bring the Christmas spirit to those who unable get out to other programs. The young musicians, ranging in ages from 8 to 18, performed both Christmas songs and carols for the residents. Mrs. Janelle Flanscha, a Berthoud resident and parent of two of the players, led all present in the singing of carols ... Full Story

Larimer Adopts 2009 Budget

The Board of Larimer County Commissioners adopted the 2009 budget on Thursday, Dec. 18. The adopted budget for 2009 is just under $295.5 million, $653,000 over the Oct. 15 proposed budget. The Board also increased the 2008 budget by $64.8 million for a total of $354.3 million. In addition, the commissioners certified the mill levies for all entities in the county. Changes in the adopted budget from the proposed budget mainly reflect an increase of $650,000 in federal PILT (Payment in Lieu of ... Full Story

Small Donations Make Big Donations

Christmas in Berthoud Disperses Cash and Gifts to Forty-Nine Families in Need By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Christmas came early to 49 Berthoud families who are struggling this holiday season. On Saturday evening, Dec. 20, the volunteer efforts and community outpouring in support of the Christmas in Berthoud program came to fruition as dozens of people swarmed Town Hall to organize gifts, fill cars and trucks, and deliver them to needy families. Officer Jeremy Yachik, who organized a toy ... Full Story

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