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Science Fair '09 — TMS Students Display

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder At the annual Turner Middle School Science Fair eighth grade students displayed projects that explored topics ranging from the provocative, such as “Which wave length is the best stimulator of plant growth” and “Are there changes in the size of a cell with the entrance of a drug?” to lighter fare such as “Which eye shadow lasts the longest?” and “Which type of popcorn leaves the least kernels?” (turns out it’s Orville ... Full Story

School District Completes Homeless Study

Through a project with the Colorado Department of Education and the National Center for School Engagement, district Outreach Counselor Dr. Laurie Smith, Ferguson High School Principal Jim Neigherbauer and Interfaith Hospitality Network Executive Director Annmarie Arbo studied the issue of homelessness and high mobility at Ferguson High School and Angel House. The study, using qualitative research gathered through interviews with students and families, was done during the 2006-2007 school ... Full Story

Show Choir Showcase a Saturday Night Treat

It was a musical Saturday night at Berthoud High School. The 200-plus show goers were treated to two hours of music along with some excellent cake to round out the Third annual Show Choir Showcase evening. (more…)

Early Childhood Program Accepting Applications

The Thompson School District Early Childhood Program is accepting applications for the 2009-2010 school year. Children must turn 3 or 4 years of age on or before Oct. 1, 2009.  There are openings in the Head Start program, Colorado Preschool Program, and Early Childhood Special Education. Applications are available on line at: http://thompson.k12.co.us/departments/sas/ech/earlychild.html. If you have questions about the application process, please call (970) 613-5052 or (970) 613-5761. ... Full Story

Sky's the Limit for BHS Mesa Club

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder For Berthoud High School students who love hands-on science and engineering, but have no home lab or parents willing to let them experiment in the kitchen, they need look no further than room 208 on Thursday afternoons. That is when MESA Club (Math, Science, and Engineering Achievement) meets. Under the guidance of science teachers Cristal Domenico and Scott Kindt, the club’s sixteen students build, mix, create and destroy, while exploring chemistry, ... Full Story

Chamber of Commerce Elects New Officers

The Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce elected its officers and two new board members for 2009 at its November meeting. The new group was recognized Saturday during the Chamber’s annual dinner and gala. From left: Kathy Knapp, Ginger Fedak, Bill Markham, Brad Pickert, Aggie Donahue, Secretary Verna Covey, Treasurer Kitty Peterson, Vice President Debbie Davis, President Stephanie Hartsel and Barbara Mitteis.   Category:  News - Business News Image:  Category ... Full Story

Embassy Suites to Hold Job Fairs Feb. 3 and Feb. 7

LOVELAND - Two job fairs will be held in Loveland to fill more than 150 new job openings. Employment opportunities are available for front desk, spa, housekeeping, kitchen, lounge, restaurant, banquets and maintenance and engineering personnel. The job openings are the result of the newly built John Q. Hammons Embassy Suites Hotel, and eight-story, 263-suite hotel, spa and conference center scheduled to open this spring at 4705 Clydesdale Parkway, at The Ranch fairgrounds complex, The first ... Full Story

Pulliam Youth Center Opens, BMX Track Unveiled in

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 saw the grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Pulliam Youth Center, operated by the Boys and Girls Club of Larimer County. Berthoud BMX, Rocky Mountain Racing, and the ABA took this opportunity to team up with corporate sponsors GT bicycles, PowerBar, and Loveland Cycle & Fitness to announce plans for a new BMX facility at the center. The BMX track will be located behind the Pulliam Youth Center and will be open to ... Full Story

Climate Change Solutions Event at CSU

FORT COLLINS - What can students, concerned citizens, researchers and policy makers do about global climate change? Colorado State University will address this and related questions Feb. 4-5 in a two-day series of presentations by 30 speakers. All events will be held in Colorado State's Lory Student Center and are free and open to the public. "This year, we have shifted our focus from understanding the problem to thinking about what we can do about it," said John Calderazzo, CSU English ... Full Story

4-H Leader Helps Kids Expand Worldly Skills

By Megan Reece The Berthoud Recorder Jan Gurnsey is starting her 21st year as a 4-H leader, but her role in the program continues to evolve. Gurnsey teaches beginning sewing and beginning quilting to 4-H participants and helps them to prepare their annual fair projects. (more…)

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