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Archive for January 15, 2009

Berthoud Mourns Fallen Hero Justin Bauer

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Perhaps what people seem to remember most about Justin Bauer was his dedication and passion for serving his country and his community. Just 24 years old, the former Berthoud firefighter and 2002 graduate of Berthoud High School, died on Saturday, Jan. 10 while serving in the U.S. Army in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Bauer was on his second tour in Iraq when an improvised explosive device or IED exploded near his vehicle in Baghdad. Bauer joined the Army in October 2004 and ... Full Story

Correction: Champions of Life Rally

In our Jan. 15 print edition of the Berthoud Recorder, we incorrectly listed the date for the Champions of Life Rally as Saturday, Jan. 17.  The correct date for the rally is Sunday, Jan. 18. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. (more…)

Lundberg Moves to Senate

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Laura Lundberg has been an integral part of her father’s campaigns for much of her life. On Saturday, as Kevin Lundberg came before State Senate District 15 Republicans, Laura spoke on his behalf and was there to celebrate his 86-42 victory for Steve Johnson’s vacated seat. During the 2008 election cycle, being Internet savvy was a selling point to younger voters of all parties, and Laura was quick to point out her father’s use of such online social ... Full Story

Ritter Introduces Bennett in N. Colorado

Berthoud Recorder Staff Gov. Bill Ritter started his State of the State tour in Northern Colorado Friday. During his first stop in Loveland, Ritter introduced Michael Bennett, his choice to replace Sen. Ken Salazar.   Ritter and Bennett arrived a few minutes early for a public open forum at the Loveland Museum/Gallery, and were welcomed by a small gathering of community leaders, including former State Sen. Stan Matsunaka and former State Rep. Bill Kauffman. (more…)

BFPD in High Demand

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Firefighters with the Berthoud Fire Protection District have certainly been busy lately responding to both wildland and structural fires. BFPD deployed two trucks and six crewmen on Wednesday, Jan. 7 to the Neva wildlands fire in Boulder County. (more…)

Treat Time: Girl Scout Cookies

Colorado Troops Earned $2.1M in Sales Last Year Toward Activities Girl Scout cookies are definitely America’s favorite treat, but they are also so much more. Girl Scout cookies make a difference in the lives of local girls and the community. The purchase of Girl Scout cookies supports local Girl Scout troop and council activities, where girls gain valuable skills and knowledge that build self-confidence and help them develop their own personal leadership style.  When Girl Scouts ... Full Story

Natural Resources Seeking Artists

Artists, grab your paintbrushes and your cameras and come help inspire public appreciation of open spaces through your art! The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources Open Lands Program is seeking professional visual artist applicants for the 2009 Visual Artist Program. The selected “Artist of the Year” will have the opportunity to create a piece of visual art inspired by a Larimer County park or open space. The artwork will then be donated to the county. (more…)

BERT Starting 2009 on Positive Note

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder With a slightly smaller turnout than usual, the Berthoud Economic Resource Team met for the first time in nearly a month on Monday, Jan. 12 at the Berthoud Public Library. The team kicked off the new year on a positive note when Library Director Sara Wright announced they have applied for a $48,000 grant through the International City Managers Association, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “It’s to be used for collaborative programs between the ... Full Story

CCA Members Recruiting for the Cure

ARVADA -- The Colorado Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is partnering with eight affiliated businesses to increase membership and give back to the Colorado community by donating $80 to breast cancer research for each new member recruited through the month of January. (more…)

RMFU Endorses Salazar/Markey Bill

DENVER -- Rocky Mountain Farmers Union President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo., farmer, endorsed the Save the Family Farm and Ranch Act, introduced yesterday on the House floor by Reps. John Salazar (D-Colo., Dist. 3) and Betsy Markey (D-Colo., Dist. 4). (more…)

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