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Archive for March 5, 2009

Lady Spartans Settle for Tie in Soccer Opener

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND — Things couldn’t have started out any better for Berthoud in the girls’ soccer opener Thursday afternoon. However, they could’ve ended better. (more…)

Historic Preservation Commission Looking for New

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Vice Chair Jeff Medanich opened the meeting of the Feb. 25 session of the Berthoud Historical Preservation Commission. The first order of business was discussion on the outcome of the appeals allowing several properties to opt out of the downtown historic district and the current status of the district. Commission members were understandably unhappy with the results of the Town Board meeting. Board Liaison Glen Buckingham also expressed his feelings that the ... Full Story

Is Berthoud 'The Garden Spot?'

Choosing Town Slogan a Challenge for Main Street GroupBy Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder “The Garden Spot: Where Good Things Grow” made the final cut at the end of a lengthy discussion on possible slogans for the Town at the Thursday, Feb. 26 Main Street directors’ meeting. Becky Justice-Hemmann, chairman of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team, and Town Clerk Mary Cowdin both said they thought it would be best to retain the traditional “garden spot” description to promote the Town. ... Full Story

Downtown Colorado Picks Berthoud Administrator

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Town Administrator Jim White’s commitment to building and maintaining Colorado communities has been recognized by Downtown Colorado, Inc. White was recently appointed to serve as a director for the organization. White’s nomination was endorsed by the board Nominating Committee and was accepted by the 17-member board at its meeting held Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2009. “It was an honor to be selected to serve on the Downtown Colorado, Inc. statewide ... Full Story

Enormous Fun

Berthoud youth (from left) Nicole Silvers, Ashley Beall, Olivia Eppler and Kyle Silvers take a break from the late-winter heat wave to play in the shade from the landmark walrus sculptures in Fickel Park on Tuesday. Long-time Colorado residents recognize the turn of phrase “in like a lamb, out like a lion” for March’s weather trends with temperatures reaching into the 70s through this weekend. Board Renews Town Admin’s Contract By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Board of ... Full Story

County Offers Emergency Alert Notification

The recent Bobcat Ridge fire in Larimer County, west of Masonville, brings home the importance of getting information to citizens. Larimer County’s Web site, the Virtual Courthouse, offers free subscription to an “Emergency Notification” page, where citizens can simply sign up at to be notified when emergency information is posted on the Internet.  (more…)

Smart Classroom

Fourth-graders at Ivy Stockwell Elementary School explore the concept of “millions” using the Promethean ActiveBoard. Teacher Lori Fulka explains Cooper Sellard’s correct answer and the importance of comma placement in large numbers as (front to back) John Sevy, Joshual Schumacher and Cameron Sacora await their turn. Fulka is using one of the thousands of lesson plans available from Promethean Planet, which makers of the board call “The world’s largest interactive teaching ... Full Story

Gifted and Talented Artists at Loveland Gallery

Sage Moon Originals art gallery in Loveland was packed during the artists’ reception on Feb. 26. The reception was part of a photo exhibit of works by students in the gifted and talented photography classes from the district’s five middle schools. Photographer Bob Campagna, who has taught over 20 photography workshops in the Thompson School District since the year 2000, arranged the show. Turner Middle School students participating in the exhibit were seventh-graders Iona Kearney, Anna ... Full Story

New Preschool Comes to Berthoud

Berthoud’s tiniest citizens have a new place to go. Berthoud United Methodist Church recently announced the opening of their Learning Lane Preschool opening in the fall of 2009. According to Eileen Barnes, the newly hired director for the preschool, “the new program will have a secular curriculum but with Christian values.”  The new preschool program replaces the church’s previous program but “unlike the previous program, this will not be a cooperative preschool. However, we ... Full Story

"Do You Like Green Eggs and Ham"

Theodore Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904 and the numerous children’s books he wrote remain favorites to this day. Schools everywhere celebrated the day with Dr. Seuss readings and costuming. Wearing their handmade hats, the children of Wendy Bennington’s Kindergarten class at Ivy Stockwell Elementary listen attentively as principal Rhonda Richer reads “Green Eggs and Ham.” The children followed the reading by eating their own green eggs and ham. Category: News ... Full Story

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