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Holiday Present: Give the Gift of Listening

By Judy K. Underwood, Ph.D. Stressed about money this season? Who isn’t? Ordinary Americans haven’t faced an economic downturn for many years. Accustomed to enjoying plenty, abundance and sharing during the holiday season has been the norm. However, people’s spending habits are changing, and they are turning to other gifting options. The nonprofit StoryCorps, which is dedicated to preserving oral history, recently invented a neat gift idea—the gift of listening. In designating November ... Full Story

Kill the Space Invaders, Beat Mario and then a Round

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder What’s your idea of a typical video game player? An overweight twenty-something with sallow skin from never seeing the light of day and bloodshot eyes from staring at a screen for hours on end? Used to be the only sports injury a video gamer was likely to have was carpal tunnel syndrome. (more…)

Good "Bad: Foods

By Lizzy Scully Tired of hearing about “low cal,” splendiferous sugar free, diet vanilla lattes, health kicks and “bad foods?” I sure am. I hate going to restaurants that serve rolls with (bleh) Margarine, and I cringe at the grocery store when I see so many non- and low-fat yogurt options (gross). I want the fat; I want the butter; I want the chocolate and red meat, too. (more…)

Diabetes – What Now?

By Scott Crossen The news can be devastating; you or someone you know has been diagnosed with diabetes. It’s a life-changing pronouncement that affects not only the diagnosed, but also those related to that person. (more…)

Greeley Man Arrested for Berthoud Theft

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Police arrested Greeley resident Carl Robert Scholtz, aka Carl Schlotz, on felony theft charges on Dec. 17, 2008. The arrest is based on thefts against a local fencing contractor that occurred over the past two years. The charges stem from Scholtz’ employment at Custom Iron Fence and Gate, located in Berthoud. Business owner Alan Muirhead, who also owns the Bedder Bedliners location in Berthoud, discovered the missing funds while investigating missing ... Full Story

Readers Vote for Top Stories

Here are the results of our online reader poll to choose the top local news stories of 2008: At number one with 43 percent of the votes is the Mountain Avenue Construction Project. Awarded to Northern Colorado Constructors just a month earlier, Phase I of the Mountain Avenue Construction Project kicked off in early July. The $2 million project frequently diverted traffic crucial to downtown businesses onto Massachusetts and Welch avenues.  Coming in second were the Windsor tornadoes with ... Full Story

Jan. 10 Health Fair Showcases Choices

Health Coverage Fair to Help Children, Pregnant Women  A Jan. 10 fair in Fort Collins is designed to increase the healthcare coverage of children, pregnant women and others in Larimer County with little or no health insurance. The Healthcare Coverage Fair will help families access free and low-cost health programs and services. Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) cards will be issued to pregnant women and children who qualify for the programs. CHP+ is a Colorado public health ... Full Story

67th General Assembly Convenes with Historic Black

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Often termed the black national anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing" filled the Colorado State Assembly chambers at the capitol in Denver on Wednesday morning as a new legislative session began. A mere 80 years ago, the Assembly had a very different tone, with members of the Ku Klux Klan openly proclaiming their membership and guiding the state's legislative decisions. Speaker of the House Andrew Romanoff handed over his gavel to 34th Speaker of the House, Rep. ... Full Story

Trustees Consider Ways to Improve Development Code

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder While looking for ways to revise the Town’s development code, the Board of Trustees discussed two options at the Tuesday, Jan. 6 meeting. The primary complaint about the existing development code is the contradictory information in it, said Town Administrator Jim White. The choices Planner Tim Katers presented were the Colorado Model Land Use Code and the innovative Smart Code. The difference between the two codes, which would be the basis for revising ... Full Story

Thank You from the Berthoud Recorder

The Berthoud Recorder would like to give a heartfelt thank you to all of the individuals who contributed to our Crocs recycling campaign in 2008, also known as the “Drop your Crocs” campaign. Thanks to the generous donations from many Berthoud residents, we were able to gather dozens of Crocs shoes for the SolesUnited program. This program takes worn-out, used, unwanted or discarded Crocs shoes and recycles them into new shoes. The new shoes are then given to non-profit organizations ... Full Story

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