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Salt Versus Pepper

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder After decades of marital bliss I find that there exists a long, long list of curious habits and memorable events. The title of this column recalls one issue within the Trenary household  - “Salt Versus Pepper” describes the ongoing contest of garlic salt versus lemon pepper between the Supreme High Household Commander (SuHiHoCom) and me. The precise beginnings of this household conflict have been left hazy by the passage of time, but the flashpoint ... Full Story

Time for Change

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The week starts off with a full moon and ends with a Friday the thirteenth. One might expect to observe some odd behavior during this time. The week also started with the changeover to Daylight Saving Time, making this week one of the least productive for the American work force. I do not adjust quickly to this change in time. I struggled to get out of bed this morning when the clock said 5:30 a.m., but my body knew better and fought back. At the rate I’m ... Full Story

Freedom of Information Superhighway

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Sunday, March 15 marks the start of Sunshine Week which runs through March 21. While at first blush this may sound like an upcoming spring festival, it’s actually a nationwide initiative focused on the importance of open government and freedom of information. Spearheaded by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Sunshine Week is primarily funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Launched in 2002 by the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: Presenting a Creationist Point of

By Michael Zavednak Berthoud There is no point in Doug Nichols and I writing letters back and forth over the subject of Evolution/Creation. Mr. Nichols was thoroughly “educated” by those who put their faith in evolution and rather present any fact(s) or proof of evolution, just cites unproven beliefs of fellow evolutionists.  (more…)

Letters to the Editor: March 12, 2009

Poudre Valley REA mailed out ballots with an accompanying "data sheet" which includes a proposed re-working of the Articles of Incorporation, with absolutely no discussion or explanation. Buried in Article V is an easily-missed proposal to alter the number of Directors of the Co-op, creating a new minimum of seven, rather than the current 11 -- at their whim! They make no attempt to justify it, preferring to "sneak" it through in the hopes that you will accept all proposed changes as nothing ... Full Story

Homeschoolers Don’t Need to “Go it

Homeschoolers Don’t Need to “Go it Alone;” Many Resources Available to Christian and Secular Home Schools By Laurie Hindman Most home schooling families fall into either one of two categories: decidedly Christian or secular — a program which may or may not have religion as a component, but is not faith based. Regardless of what camp a home school parent may fall in, when they first decide to walk down the path of home education, those first few steps can be scary. Fortunately, there ... Full Story

Sommers Celebrate 50 Years Together

Jack and Beth Sommers will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, March 15 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Berthoud Senior Center. They invite all their friends to share in this happy occasion. The couple were married March 22, 1959 in the First Methodist Church in Neponset, Ill. Jack and Beth moved to Berthoud in June 1965, and are now retired from the Thompson R2-J schools. Jack was a teacher, coach and administrator. Beth was an elementary music teacher. They ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Orion Shifts Westward

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, March 13, 2009 We received the following question: Orion seems to have moved and turned considerably in the last two weeks. Will Orion disappear before summer? The answer is that all the stars and constellations shift westward as the seasons pass . . . and they also move westward in the course of a single night. And Orion is no exception. Exactly when Orion will disappear from the evening sky – into the sunset – depends on your latitude. ... Full Story

Obituary: Michelle Fries

Michelle “Shelley” Fries, 43, of Berthoud, passed away at her home on March 3, 2009 with her family by her side. She was born Sept. 22, 1965 in Minneapolis, Minn. to Jerry T. and Judy J. (Greig) Fries. The Fries family moved to Berthoud in 1974. She graduated from Berthoud High School in 1983, and then summa cum laude from CSU with a degree in restaurant management. She was a baker at Perkins and also worked at the Berthoud Rose Farm, as well as the Hob Knob in Loveland. Fries loved ... Full Story

Police Beat: March 12, 2009

Police Beat for 03-12-09 Tuesday, Mar. 3 Police responded to a 7 a.m. call that the school zone warning light in front of Hays Market was facing north instead of west. The caller thought it might be due to wind or vandals. The police decided it was the result of the wind and repositioned the light. A resident on Victoria St. called to complain about a Hubbell St. dog that keeps coming to his yard and “using the restroom.” This was not the first complaint, but the dog was back home by the ... Full Story

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