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Archive for February, 2009

Ocean Life: Up Close and Awesome

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Imagine getting a virtual kiss from an underwater sea lion; seeing brightly colored, but quite deadly, sea snakes swimming straight for you or delicately patterned coral fans undulating in deep water. And all of these visions seem just inches away to viewers seated in the IMAX theater at the Colorado Center in Denver. The film is “Under the Sea 3D,” a cinematic masterpiece directed by Howard Hall. With the aid of 3-D glasses filmgoers receive with ... Full Story

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Perkins' Case Review

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Last Friday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected the Perkins family’s request to review their case against the Thompson School District. The Perkins sued the district claiming it had not provided their severely autistic son Luke with an appropriate education as defined by federal law. They requested the district pay for the private Boston Higashi School for Autism at an annual cost of $130,000. Luke has attended the school since 2004 and, according to his ... Full Story

Police Oversight Committee in Sight?

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Most communities looking at creating a police oversight committee, citizen review board or any other similar police review body are usually 10 times the size of Berthoud. However, that’s not to suggest that a police review board wouldn’t be appropriate or beneficial to the Town. In fact, forming just such a review body has already been suggested by some of Berthoud’s citizens over the years. Berthoud’s small town nature often means residents and Town ... Full Story

Nikkel, Lundberg Meet and Greet in Berthoud

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Getting out and talking with the public in Town Hall meetings has become popular in Colorado political life over the last two years, and Rep. B.J. Nikkel made her first visit to Berthoud since being selected to the District 49 position last month. She met with a small group Saturday at the library community meeting room as the first stop of several around the area. Joining her was State Sen. Kevin Lundberg, who has added town hall meetings with constituents ... Full Story

School Briefs: Feb. 26, 2009

VEX Championship Comes to BerthoudThree Berthoud High robotics teams will compete Saturday, Feb.28 at the Colorado VEX Robotics Championship being held at Berthoud High School. (more…)

Outdoors Near Your Backdoor: Counting Birds Across the

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder About 15 years ago, I looked out my backyard window and saw an interesting bird perched on the jungle gym. It just sat there, resting. Curious, I stepped outside with my camera and approached it. It didn’t move and didn’t appear concerned. I walked closer and snapped a photo. The bird stayed about 20 minutes and finally took off. After a little investigation, I discovered the bird was a nighthawk, and was probably taking a rest during its ... Full Story

County Conducting Horse Business Study

Larimer County is conducting a study to review and potentially revise its existing regulations for horse business facilities. One of the ways the County will be gathering input during the study process is through the efforts of a Working Group made up of members of the public. A formal application process has been announced to select participants for the Horse Business Facility Regulations Study Working Group. The application deadline is before 9 a.m. on Monday, March 9, 2009. Applications ... Full Story

Forever Author Coming to Berthoud

Join us for two exciting events when Berthoud Historical Society member Eric Jensen brings his book, “Forever and a Day — The World War II Odyssey of an American Family” to Berthoud in early March. Just published and now available to readers, Jensen’s book is based on a vast collection of letters exchanged between members of his family during World War II. The legacy of the Jensen family in Berthoud and the Little Thompson Valley dates back to 1895. The book was recently described as, ... Full Story

BERT Wants to Know What You Think

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Meeting for the first time since moving to their monthly meeting format, the Berthoud Economic Resource Team tackled a number of agenda items on Monday, Feb. 23 at Berthoud Town Hall. (more…)

DCI to Host Berthoud Meeting

Downtown Colorado, Inc’s Downtown Institute will meet in Berthoud in July to discuss downtown promotion planning.  The meeting will be held on July 10 and will focus on how communities can shape their image and future. (more…)

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