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Archive for January, 2009

Honor Those Who Served

By Gary Wamsley I was very happy to see the honor given to Justin Bauer this week. It is nice to see the change in attitude since Vietnam. Our experiences then were quite different. I alone accompanied my friend Al’s body to Portland, Ore. He had come into Travis AFB and was transferred without ceremony to the San Francisco airport for our flight to Portland. There were no special acknowledgements by the plane’s crew and no welcoming committee when we arrived. I was traveling in uniform and ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: SB 003 Calls for Reinstating Car

Bob Bacon State Senator, District 14 Editor’s note: State requirements for car emission testing are now being debated in the State Senate, and in response, the Berthoud Recorder asked one of the bill’s sponsors to explain the bill’s intent and possible outcomes. The vehicle emissions inspection program proposed by SB 003 will help reduce elevated concentrations of the pollutant ozone. Because high concentrations of ground level ozone are a major public health concern, Rep. Randy Fisher ... Full Story

Ultimate Sacrifice

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder We’re in the midst of a tragic and heart-rending experience. The loss of a husband, son, friend, classmate and former student is a somber and sobering time. I now join with so many others who have offered their condolences to the family and friends of Justin Bauer. The reality that I am on the other side of fallen soldier scenario has struck pretty hard this week. Almost 25 years ago, I made some small steps towards understanding the harsh realities ... Full Story

Too Close for Comfort

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder I did not know Staff Sgt. Justin Bauer; I never had the pleasure of meeting him. But over the past week, I learned what an exceptional man he was. From a loving and caring husband, to dedicated firefighter and courageous serviceman, Justin Bauer was clearly admired, loved and respected by all those who knew him. It’s clear we have lost not only a valuable member of our community but a fine human being as well. While I may not have known Staff Sgt. Bauer, I was ... Full Story

Lundberg Report: First Day in Office

Editor’s note: On Thursday, Jan.15, Kevin Lundberg was officially sworn-in to the office of State Senator for District 15. At that time, he gave a short speech, outlining his hopes for term that lies ahead of him. “Thank you Mr. Speaker. I have asked for permission to address the House of Representatives because, as I am resigning my office as Representative for House District 49, effective tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., this is my last full day as a member of the House. I am sure most of you know ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor – Jan. 22

Big Thompson River Easements Come One, Come All! Parking is now open directly along and on the banks of the Big Thompson River. The canyon properties being sold by Larimer County have a new requirement for a 14-foot access road with a 10-foot easement along the bank of the river. No restrictions, no supervision, all open to the public. This is being very successfully ramrodded by the fishing clubs. But they don’t have to lobby very hard as many of the members of Parks and Recreation, sitting ... Full Story

Reconnecting to Martin Luther King's Message

Berthoud Elementary Student Receives First Place Award for King Day Essay By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Elementary fourth-grade student Shannia Koontz received a first place award for her essay on courage during the Martin Luther King Day celebration at Thompson Valley High School in Loveland on Monday, Jan. 19.  “To me, courage is doing the right thing, even if it’s hard,” Shannia said while reading her speech during the program. Koontz was among several students in the ... Full Story

"The Wrestler" Feels Almost Real-Life Like

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder "The Wrestler" Director: Darren Aronofsky Producer: Scott Franklin Cast: Mickey Rourke (Randy “The Ram” Robinson), Marisa Tomei (Cassidy), Evan Rachel Wood (Stephanie Robinson) MPAA Rating: R Running time: 1 hour, 55 minutes Reviewer’s rating: 4 out of 5 stars If I didn’t know better, I would say ”The Wrestler,” starring the comeback-of-the-year Mickey Rourke, was a real-life story. Not only about Rourke, but also the independent wrestling circuit. ... Full Story

Lincoln Center Showcases Eclectic Mix of Talent

By Recorder Staff Fort Collins’ Lincoln Center perfomances will showcase an eclectic and vibrant mix of artists and performers. WHAT: Soul Street Dance Co. WHEN: Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. COST: $10 center, $8 sides The all-male Soul Street Dance Company, from Houston, Texas, will bring a lively street-style dance performance to the Lincoln Center this Thursday and Friday. Set to a wide mix of music, from hip hop to classical, Soul Street pushes artistic boundaries in ... Full Story

The Golden Gates of Russia

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Loveland’s Rialto Theater hosted yet another diverse and interesting event when it brought Golden Gates, a Russian musical and dance troupe, along with members of the Russian music group Moscow Nights, to its stage this past weekend. Offering an authentic glimpse into Old Russia through music, song, dance and costumes, the performance featured popular Russian folklore songs, humorous tunes sung by some fabulously talented youngsters (ages 5-16), and melodies ... Full Story

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