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Families Take in Yuletide Evening at McCarty Fickel

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The former home of Helen McCarty Fickel and Dr. R.B. “Doc” Fickel was alive with holiday cheer and decoration during the Old Fashioned Christmas event Friday evening sponsored by the Berthoud Historical Society. Families who came with their youngsters to McCarty-Fickel Home heard holiday music played on a vintage piano, made Christmas tree decorations and enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate while listening to a reading of “’Twas the Night Before ... Full Story

Berthoud Library Youth Events for January

TEEN TUESDAYS! The Berthoud Public Library will be hosting Teen Tuesdays for middle school students every week from January through May from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Come hang out @ the library with friends for music, games, movies, homework help and fun! STORYTIME WEDNESDAYS ~ January through May 11 a.m. –– Infant/Toddler (3 & under) 12 p.m. –– Preschool (3-5 yrs.) (All ages welcome to both times) JANUARY STORYTIMES Join us for entertaining storytimes with puppets, finger-plays, music & ... Full Story

Obituaries — Dec. 25, 2008

Timothy Holder Timothy Holder, aged 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyo., of natural causes. A funeral service for Timothy Holder was held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gillette, Wyo., with Bishop Klamm officiating. A second funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary in Orem, Utah with interment to follow at Orem City Cemetery. Timothy Decker Holder was ... Full Story

Illuminating the Darkness: Loveland Celebrates

By Sarah Kay Hurst Berthoud Recorder “The story of Chanukah is not about the military victory,” Rabbi Gorelik began, “but about the light that would not stop shining.” Over 200 people gathered at the Loveland Museum on Sunday, Dec. 21 to learn about Chanukah, watch the lighting of the menorah, sing Chanukah songs, and enjoy latkes, traditional potato pancakes, and donuts. It was the first time the City of Loveland publicly celebrated the Jewish holiday. Rabbi Gorelik, a member of the ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Dec. 25, 2008

Monday, Dec. 15, 2008 BFPD responded to Jay Place for an unconscious patient. The patient was revived and transported.  BFPD was called to a structure fire on E. Highway 56. Upon arrival there was heavy smoke coming from the roof. Loveland Fire was called for assistance. The fire was extinguished and was thoroughly checked for further hot spots in the structure. The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical. BFPD responded to a reported motor vehicle accident that had slid off the ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 25, 2008

Monday, Dec. 15 A silent holdup alarm that went off at 10 p.m. at a local business got police on the scene quickly, but the business appeared to be closed. Apparently, the owner set off the alarm and has now learned the difference between a holdup alarm and a burglar alarm. Tuesday, Dec.  16 Larimer County Sheriff’s deputies made seven traffic stops on County Road 19 and issued citations to all the motorists. Berthoud Police made five traffic stops, but only one of those motorists was ... Full Story

Dreaming of Trains

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Back in the good old days I watched “The Wild, Wild West” every Saturday morning on TV. Then there was the 1973 RTD plan that promised monorail Personal Rapid Transit by 1983. Teenagers can believe in miracles and this looked like a great future. I still have the orange book with the great pictures. It just doesn’t seem fair that James West had a railcar that rivaled the Bat Cave and I’m still risking my life and sanity driving on I-25. For over 10 ... Full Story

Holiday Tidings

By Gary Wamsley Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukah to all. It has been an exciting week of activity in and around Berthoud. First have been the wonderful holiday programs, which continue on Christmas Eve at our local churches. It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the company of friends and neighbors in a joyful atmosphere and set the mood for celebrating a day with family. The delivery of gifts from our Christmas in Berthoud was a heartwarming activity. Town Hall was filled with gifts and ... Full Story

Surviving the Holiday

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Christmas around my house is usually fairly quiet. I generally travel to either a family member’s home or spend the holidays here with my mom. For the first time though, they’re coming here.  And by they I mean several members of my immediately family (and one 3 pound dog) will be traveling from Florida and North Carolina to stay in my rather small house that doesn’t have nearly enough room for all of them. For years I’ve seen reports and read ... Full Story

iCast" Sustainability for Small Communities

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder With a $175,000 grant awarded by the Advancing Colorado’s Renewable Energy (ACRE) Program, administered by the Colorado Agricultural Value-Added Development Board, the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (iCAST) will promote various energy-related projects for the state’s agricultural sector for one year. Though iCAST is not currently working in Berthoud, the opportunity is there, said iCAST Sustainability Project Manager Raphael ... Full Story

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