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Archive for February 5, 2009

Thompson School District Spelling Bee

Students from both Berthoud elementary schools and the middle school were among the 216 participants in the Thompson School District Spelling Bee on Saturday, Jan. 31. The top speller was 12-year-old Alexandria Ward, a seventh-grader at Bill Reed Middle School, but Berthoud placed four students into the final round with seventh-grader Emmie Wellems finishing in 10th place. The contestants started the day with a two-hour, written test of 100 words. The top 24 spellers competed in the oral ... Full Story

Historic Quarry May Reopen for Commercial Enterprise

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A quarry from which stone was once extracted for buildings at the University of Colorado in Boulder may reopen, if the state grants a permit for the operation. John Holliday, a partner in Colorado Quarry I based in Loveland, has applied for a permit at Meadow Hollow Quarry located 12 miles west of Berthoud on County Road 31. Holliday said he realized the value of the stone at the quarry while extracting materials from it for a private home his partner was ... Full Story

Commission Grants Carlson Historic Status

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The major item for The Berthoud Historic Preservation Commission’s Jan. 29 meeting was the review of the application for designation of the Carlson Building as an historic building. (more…)

BFPD Responds to Commercial Fire

Berthoud Fire Protection District responded to a commercial fire alarm at 8:51 a.m. at Rocky Mountain Sustainable Enterprises, a business specializing in converting vegetable oil into fuel for vehicles. There were two employees present at the time of the fire; they sustained no injuries. According to Berthoud Fire Investigator Lee Scott, the cause was accidental due to a  boiler malfunction on the west inside wall of the structure. There was not a sustainable amount of ... Full Story

Berthoud Artist Creates Lasting Legacy with Street

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Renowned public artist Rafe Ropek created the 14 medallions adorning Mountain Avenue’s street corners. Ropek’s artwork can be found throughout the state of Colorado as well as many other areas of the United States including Utah, Texas and Pennsylvania. Some well-known Colorado pieces are the “Sun Fountain” at the Municipal Center in Aurora, the Colorado Symbols fence at the State Capital in Denver and benches and railings for T-REX light rail also ... Full Story

Catch 'Frost/Nixon' While You Can

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Director: Ron Howard Stage and screenplay: Peter Morgan Starring: Michael Sheen (David Frost), Frank Langella (Richard Nixon), Rebecca Hall (Caroline Cushing), Kevin Bacon (Jack Brennan) Nominated for 5 Oscars including Best Motion Picture and Best Actor (Langella) MPAA rating: R for some language Reviewer rating: 5 out of 5 stars They’re still here! I love Oscar time because it gives me the chance to go see some really good movies I missed earlier. Many ... Full Story

To Keep Your Motivation, Set a Goal

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder If you are trying to lose weight, get in better shape or just be healthier in general, setting a solid goal is the best way to go. That goal can be an event; perhaps you have always wanted to run a 5K race? Or it can be health-related, such as lowering your cholesterol by 10 points. Whatever your motivation, having something to work towards will keep you going. A goal needs to be clear and well defined. If you state “I will lose 50 pounds,” the goal is ... Full Story

Rails in the Rockies Showcases Working Model Railroads

A world of make-believe and a return to the past allure of travel complete with smoke, whistles, towns, landscaping and special surprises will greet those who attend this year’s Rails in the Rockies train show in Estes Park. The show that features fully detailed modular layouts in operation is scheduled for Feb. 14 and 15 at the Estes Park Conference Center, 101 S. St. Vrain Ave., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 15. Organized by the Estes ... Full Story

Upcoming Chamber of Commerce Events

Thursday, Feb. 19 Business After-Hours, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Berthoud Athletic Club. Carolyn Creager and Roger Bates from Wachovia Securities are hosting. Thursday, Feb. 26, at noon — Business Luncheon sponsored by Home State Bank. Catered by Berthoud B&B. Speaker will be Ava Diamond from the Diamond Success Group. Category:  News – Business Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home Lead:  None

Benoit Brings Civil War History to Museum

Dr. Ben Benoit will give a talk at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum’s speaker series Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m., at the Berthoud Community Center. His topic, "The First Regiment of Colorado Volunteers," is also the subject of his newly released Civil War book, "Battle At The Pass.” Dr. Benoit is a retired High School Principal, teacher and coach from the Littleton Public Schools. His doctoral degree is from the University of Kansas with post-graduate work in France at the ... Full Story

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