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Archive for March 19, 2009

Water District Offers Seedlings

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder If you have land that’s 2.5 acres or more, The Big Thompson Water District has seedlings for sale to keep your soil in place, and provide protection from noise, wind and snow.   Dirk Banks of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy said the seedling sales program benefits both the water district and those looking to improve their properties. “This program makes it affordable to buy large quantities of useable trees,” he said, noting that although ... Full Story

Wedding Announcement: Simon, Chester

Megan Simon, formerly of Berthoud, and Patrick Chester, both of Prairie View, Kan., were united in marriage Jan. 10 at the Marriott in Fort Collins. Rev. Harvey Ruegsegger of the First Christian Church in Loveland officiated the double ring, evening ceremony. (more…)

Engagement Announcement: Bunker, Reisbeck to Wed

Mary and Wade Bunker announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Bunker to Derek Reisbeck, son of Kimberly Mansfield-Kolo and Thomas Kolo, and the late Kirk Reisbeck.  (more…)

Easter Bunny Arriving Early This Year

Berthoud Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt When: Saturday, April 4. Who: Children in age groups 0-3 years (register 11:30 a.m., hunt at noon), 4-6 years (register at noon, hunt at 12:30 p.m.), and 7-10 years (register at 12:30 p.m., hunt at 1 p.m.) Each child registered is entered into drawings for special Easter basket prizes and the Easter Bunny will be on hand for photos. Even if you are too shy to go hunting, everyone gets eggs to keep and a chance at the basket prizes. Volunteers from ... Full Story

Seventh Annual Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

Bring a flashlight and search in the dark for eggs that hold candy or a lottery numbers for great prizes!  The seventh annual Teen Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by the City of Loveland Cultural Services Department and will be held Friday, April 10, 8 p.m. at North Lake Park and Hammond Amphitheater, located at Taft and 29th Street, next to Loveland High School. The event is free and for ages 13-18.   If there is severe inclement weather, the event will postponed to Friday, ... Full Story

Berthoud Area Shred-A-Thon

Safeguard your identity and protect our youth Fundraiser for the Berthoud High School After Prom Event. All donations will go to the BHS APE. Minimum donation of $5 per box or bag of documents to be shredded. We will be shredding tax returns, medical receipts, junk mail, old books (both text, phone and any others), bank statements, checkbooks, etc.  All material shredded is recycled to meet green business practices. The public is encouraged to spring clean their file cabinets and closets ... Full Story

Farm Heritage Exhibit Lands at DIA

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder In the near future, travelers at the Denver International Airport will be able to view an extensive collection of photographs and artifacts reflecting the farming heritage of Berthoud. Tom Vaughan, director of the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, is working with a design team to assemble the exhibit, which will be featured on Concourses A and C beginning April 24. Central to the exhibit will be contemporary photographs of Vaughan and Jon Youngblut ... Full Story

Rare Find

Ken Locke of Berthoud examines what he believes is a dead mink he discovered near the west edge of Highway 287. Locke said he worked at a mink farm in Connecticut when he was a teenager and felt pretty confident in his identification. At 23 inches long and three pounds, the animal fits the size description listed on the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) for an adult male mink. While there has never been a report of mink in the area, the DOW site lists their range as statewide Photo by Gary ... Full Story

Obituary: Elizabeth Katherine (Betty) Rose

Elizabeth Katherine “Betty” Rose, 82, of Berthoud passed away quietly at her home on Friday, March 13, 2009. Survivors include her husband, Russell F. Rose, Jr. of Berthoud; daughters, Kathy Athens of Littleton, and Paula Madok and husband, George, of Evergreen; and four grandchildren, Christopher and Michael Athens, and James and Caroline Madok. Her parents, Robert and Eleanor Shaw; son, Russell Francis “Rusty” Rose, III; son-in-law, Bill Athens; and three sisters, Roberta Egan, ... Full Story

Obituary: Robert Douglas Ramsay

Robert “Bob” Douglas Ramsay Robert “Bob” Douglas Ramsay, 73, of Longmont died at his residence on March 10, 2009.  Bob was a teacher in the Adams District 50 before his retirement. He also resided in Berthoud and Arvada.  No services are scheduled. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Cremation Services of Longmont.

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