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Archive for March 5, 2009

4-H Carnival Celebrates 50 Years

Fifty years ago the Larimer County 4-H clubs held their first annual carnival fund raising event, and this year’s celebration continues the tradition of family fun. “It’s been a popular event with the people in Larimer County right from the beginning,” said Rod Johnson, vice president of the 4-H Foundation and co-chair of the 4-H carnival.      The carnival will be held at The Ranch on March 21, beginning at 11 a.m. Berthoud Mayor Tom Patterson joins mayors from ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Ancient Eye Test Relied on Two Stars

By Kelley Knight Friday, March 6, 2009 The ancient eye test for those wishing to join the Roman army was administered using stars in the handle of our modern-day Big Dipper. (more…)

Getting Help with Rights for Long-Term Care Residents

Dear Margaret I am worried about my mother's care in her nursing home. Whenever I visit, she seems very (more…)

Obituaries: March 5, 2009

Dorothy Condor Dorothy Lucille Conder passed peacefully with her family present on Feb. 26, 2009 at the Life Care Center of Longmont. She was 84. Born on Feb. 5, 1925 to George and Dorothy Rueter, she was a life long resident of Berthoud. Dorothy is survived by her husband Lloyd of 59 years, brother George Rueter Jr. and wife Donna of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter Glenda Conder of Louisville, Colo. and son Allen Conder of Casper, Wyo.; granddaughter Alisha Conder, husband Michael and ... Full Story

Fire Report: March 5, 2009

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for Feb. 23-Mar. 1 Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009 BFPD responded to a medical call on Indiana Ave. for a person complaining of breathing problems. The crew assisted TVEMS with transporting the patient. Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center. The patient was transported. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009 BFPD responded to a grass fire on CR 36 and CR 1. This was an approximate one-and-a-half acre grass ... Full Story

Police Beat: March 5, 2009

Tuesday, Feb. 24 An 18-year-old Berthoud High School student was charged with assault after punching a 16-year-old boy in the face while they were in the school parking lot. Angry because of the theft of his radar detector, the older boy had been told that it had been taken by the younger boy and accosted him in the parking lot, allegedly knocking him the ground and punching him in the face. The appearance of the injuries was severe enough that the paramedics advised his mother to take him to ... Full Story

Legal Notice: Invitation to Bid, March 5, 2009

INVITATION TO BID Sealed Bids will be received by the Town of Berthoud, CO (hereinafter referred to as OWNER), at 328 Massachusetts Avenue, P.O. Box 1229, Berthoud, CO 80513, until 2:00 p. m., OWNER’s clock, April 3, 2009, for the construction of Mountain Avenue Phase II. The Contract provides for the following Work: Installation of approximately 1,559 linear feet of 42-inch RCP Stormwater Main, 61 linear feet of 18-inch RCP Stormwater Main, two Type-R inlets, one Type 13 inlet, including ... Full Story

Letters To The Editor: March 5, 2009

Facts on Evolution In response to the letter from Mike Zavednak (Feb. 26 issue), “Our Natural World” columnist Doug Nichols writes: Several points must be raised about Mr. Zavednak’s letter because, although I am sure it was heartfelt, it was inaccurate and misleading. First and foremost, evolution is an observable fact of nature, from microbes to stars. (If so inclined, some might choose to interpret this as the way God made the universe.) Second, Mr. Zavednak’s statement about no ... Full Story

Looking Back, Way Back

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Nostalgia is defined as a mixed feeling of happiness, sadness and longing when recalling the past. Thanks to John Hawley over at High Country Proco, I had some nostalgia this week. John sent me a Power Point file called “Close Your Eyes” which asked you to go back, way back as it described times before cell phones, the internet and even before television. It recalled when we, as kids, played outside with our friends and sat on the front porch on hot ... Full Story

Online Homeschool a Good Fit for Chew Family

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder After the horror at Columbine High School in 2000, Robin Chew, a mother of two girls and a part-time employee of Berthoud’s Guaranty Bank, decided she would homeschool when her children reached middle school age. Fours years later, Rachel, then age 6, was critically injured in a bike accident. Although she was wearing her helmet, she suffered a traumatic brain injury. “She lost the first six years of her life — gone,” said Chew. Rachel underwent two ... Full Story

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