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Derby Season Gets Rolling

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder “And now ladies and gentlemen… Buster Hiney is your… lead… jammer!” announcer “Reverend Jimmie James” yells as a mass of skaters in fishnet stockings and helmets fly by, giving chase to the woman who just pushed her way to the front of the pack. The 2009 season has just begun for Buster and her teammates on Chanel Cartel, and already, skaters are sliding into the crowd, power rock is blasting on the speakers, and 10 derby girls at a time are ... Full Story

Race Away from Disney's Violent 'Witch

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The best part about going to see “Race to Witch Mountain” was the view of a beautiful Colorado sunset while driving home. Especially after spending 98 minutes watching mindless car chases, high-volume explosions and gaudy scenes featuring Planet Hollywood. It’s hard to believe that this violent film was actually produced by Walt Disney. The story of an ex-con cab driver in Los Angeles who becomes the reluctant rescuer of two angelic looking aliens ... Full Story

Walking in Springtime

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder If you’re anything like me, you are suffering some major cabin fever right now. That’s not to say we haven’t had a really mild winter, but wind, night chills and long-lasting ice on the ground take the fun out of the outdoors. When the weather approaches the mid-70s, my tolerance for large sweaty weight-lifters in the gym goes from reasonable to negative. Join me in boycotting the gym — at least temporarily — and getting out to enjoy spring’s ... Full Story

Rialto to Host Humane Society Comedy Show

Enjoy an evening of laughs with comedian Kevin Fitzgerald and help celebrate Larimer Humane Society's 40th Anniversary on Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at the Rialto Theater located at 228 E. Fourth St. in downtown Loveland.   Four dollars from each ticket will be donated to Larimer Humane Society. Tickets can be purchased at the Rialto box office open 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.   A respected and accomplished veterinarian by day, ... Full Story

How Tweet

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder I seem to remember something about computers someday making our lives easier. Well personally, I’m still waiting. First I had to learn how to use all the applications needed to make my life easier. Once that was done, I was sure I was on my way. That’s when I discovered an evil group of people called “hackers,” made up of mostly post-adolescent males, were determined to make my life hell by infecting my poor, innocent home computer with nasty-sounding ... Full Story

New Trees and Motorcycles

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder April and May are shaping up to be busy months. My calendar is starting to fill up rapidly. May 2 is going to be a big day. The grand dedication of the downtown main street is set to take place on that day. There are some things that need to be done prior to that grand affair. The street is a bit naked right now, it needs some trees. Berthoud is, after all, a Tree City USA. I visited the Tree Board this week and learned what has yet to happen. Arbor Day is ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor

Healthcare Reform by the Numbers Each day we hear the shocking healthcare statistics: 48 million uninsured nationwide, 800,000 in Colorado 50 percent of bankruptcies caused by medical bills Severe shortages of primary care physicians due to debts incurred in medical school 73 percent cost increase of premiums between 2001-2006 30 percent of each private insurance healthcare dollar goes to administration and profits Then there are the heartbreaking stories on a more personal level: seniors ... Full Story

The Haworth's Hub: Century-Old Barn Has Served as

By Jenny Anderson Berthoud Recorder The Haworth Family     The first Haworths living near Berthoud were William John and his son Franklin. William, born in England in 1817, came to America with his father in 1824, after his mother’s death. They settled in western Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood, married, and had seven children. He lived in Iowa, then Kansas, and after his wife died, came with Franklin to Berthoud in 1890, settling on a farm a mile north of Greenlawn ... Full Story

Historic Bank Building Will be First Downtown

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Using funds recently received from a state grant, the Town is planning to restore a historic building on Massachusetts Avenue where the police department is housed. The $109,000 grant from the State Historical Fund will cover approximately 75 percent of the cost of the work on the former First National Bank building adjacent to the Town’s administrative offices. The building dating from 1905 will be the first to be restored in the downtown historic ... Full Story

Meal Deal: Grandpa’s Café

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Grandpa’s Café has been a hometown favorite for years. Located on Welsh Avenue and Third Street, the café is open Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. They dish up home cooking, small town “diner fare” and serve breakfast all day. Most recently, Grandpa’s added liquor sales to its menu and offers Bloody Marys on Sunday and margaritas every Saturday.  Happy hour is Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 p.m., with beer $2.50 or less. Grandpa’s ... Full Story

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