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Archive for January 29, 2009

Berthoud's Nibbelink Forges Art From Heavy Metal

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Living in a craftsman-style home built almost a century ago helped inspire Dan Nibbelink to learn the traditional craft of blacksmithing. Using techniques essentially unchanged since medieval times, Nibbelink has created decorative elements for his home also known as the Swanson House Bed and Breakfast. (more…)

Kale, Yes! Two Tasty Recipes for the Nutrition-Packed

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder When I was a kid, my West Virginia mom would cook up a huge batch of kale, simmering it all day long with salt pork in a kettle of water. At suppertime, she would serve the very well-cooked kale with vinegar (to kill the taste), a big dish of black eyed peas and a plate of corn bread. Now in this age of food enlightenment, we know that vegetables cooked to death in large quantities of water with lots of salt and fat back aren’t all that nutritious. To retain ... Full Story

Bully for You: Bad Behaviors in School

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Students have been bullying and harassing their classmates since students first walked through the school room doors. Not that long ago, it would have been not only acceptable but even common practice, for parents, teachers and even school officials to dismiss incidents of bullying or harassment as typical childhood behavior, as kids being kids. Targets of bullying were often told they just needed to “toughen up” or to stand up for themselves. Add to this ... Full Story

More Than Just Wrestling: Berthoud Club Solidifies

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Preston Pickert sat on the bleachers at Berthoud High School on Saturday afternoon, clutching the medal he had just won. The 13-year-old had just finished a long day of wrestling at the Metro League Wrestling District 3 tournament, which included clubs from Berthoud, Boulder, Estes Park and Greeley among others. (more…)

Spartans Put It All Together in Win Vs. Skyline

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud boys’ basketball team defeated the Skyline Falcons on Friday night at home with another close nail-biting victory, 59-54. The Spartans have been talking about having to put together four consecutive good quarters since the beginning of the season, and that’s exactly what they did. With junior Joel Maly scoring the Spartans’ first points and fellow junior Shane Hart sinking two free throws things got off to a good start for Berthoud (6-7, 6-4 ... Full Story

Skyline Thwarts Lady Spartans' Late Run

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LONGMONT — Randy Earl knew what he wanted to say about what appeared to be a foul on Berthoud starter Danielle Wikre with 5.8 seconds left in regulation and his Spartans down one, but he couldn’t. “You know, in the NBA, that will get me fined because if I told the truth …” Earl said. What the girls’ basketball coach couldn’t say about Friday’s 44-41 loss at Skyline, Wikre could say. Well, almost. “Yeah, because I tripped over her, but ... Full Story

Sports Briefs — Holst Leads Premier Gymnasts at

Bailie Holst of Berthoud took first place in the Level 8 all-around competition at CGI Winterfest 2009 at the University of Denver on Jan. 16-18. The meet was the first of the season for Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies. (more…)

High School Basketball Standings

BOYS BASKETBALL (Through Saturday, Jan. 24 games) 4A NORTHERN LEAGUE STANDINGS            CONFERENCE    OVERALL Greeley West        10-1        12-2 Sterling                   9-1        11-2 Fossil Ridge            ... Full Story

On Deck

THURSDAY, JAN. 29 Wrestling: Berthoud @ Fort Morgan, 7 p.m. Boys basketball: Niwot @ Berthoud. C-team, 4 p.m.; JV, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity, 7 p.m. Girls basketball: Berthoud @ Niwot. JV, 5:30 p.m.; Varsity, 7 p.m. (more…)

"Underworld" is Dark, Dank, and Downright

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder “Underworld: Rise of the Lycans” Director: Patrick Tatopoulus Screenplay: Dirk Blackman Starring: Bill Nighy (Viktor), Rhona Mitra (Sonja), Michael Sheen (Lucian), Steven Mackintosh (Tannis) Runtime: 92 minutes MPAA rating: R for graphic bloody violence Reviewer rating: 3 stars Bill Nighy is hands-down the sickest and most sinister actor living today. He creeps me to pieces. In “Rise of the Lycans” he is the pale-eyed sadistic Viktor, leader of a ... Full Story

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