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Dry Creek Plan Gets Town Approval

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A residential project that includes a centralized park received unanimous approval from the Town Board at their Tuesday, March 10 meeting. The Overlook at Dry Creek will occupy 118 acres of property located on the east side of County Road 17 and south of Hillsdale Nature Park. Along with the park, the preliminary development plan includes 10- to 12-foot tree lawns, or sidewalk buffers, bordering collector streets and three detention ponds. (more…)

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 who are looking to improve their properties. (more…)

District Completes Inquiry into School's Handling

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder An internal investigation has been completed by the Thompson School District pertaining to Berthoud High School’s handling of a series of alleged hazing incidents in November and December. (more…)

New BHS Science Labs Use Smart Classroom Technology

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In some storage closet in Berthoud High School, overhead projectors are now gathering dust. With the opening of the two new science labs and a multi-purpose room, BHS science teachers are happily embracing the latest technology and powerful teaching tools: Smart Boards. A Smart Board is a large, interactive white board that is linked to a projector and computer. Teachers can project images from papers or books and link lessons to the Internet, all of which ... Full Story

Turner Students Attend Science and Engineering Fair

On Thursday, March 5, Kevin Gonzales from Turner Middle School brought four students to the Northeast Colorado Regional Science and Engineering Fair at the University of Northern Colorado.  (more…)

Odyssey of the Mind Comes to Berthoud

See how local youth have designed and built NASA-sponsored Earth Trek vehicles that have to visit four locations within different environments and changes their appearance at each location. Want to watch students teach a mechanical creature to act like a real mammal or bird and learn lessons while performing tasks. Just how much weight can an 18-gram balsa wood structure hold while absorbing shock waves? You might be surprised. (more…)

Thompson School District Faces Funding Cuts

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Thompson School District is facing a possible $2.3 million funding deficit for the coming school year because of state budget concerns, Steve Towne, executive director of Financial Services reported at the Wednesday, March 4 Board of Education meeting. (more…)

Philo Club Offers Scholarships

The Loveland Philo Club is offering a community college/technical school scholarship for residents in the Loveland/Berthoud area. Residents must be able to show financial need and strong motivation to complete occupational training, have a career goal and school in mind, and be determined to succeed in the work world. There is no age restriction on who may apply. Scholarships in the past have included, but are not limited to: automotive and aviation mechanics, radiological technician, ... Full Story

Howell Makes Dean's List at Nebraska

Berthoud graduate Elizabeth “Beth” Howell has been named to the dean’s list at the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the fall 2008 semester. To earn a place on the UNK Deans' List, university students must complete 12 credit hours or more, with a 3.5 or better overall grade point average. In recognition of their academic achievements, dean’s list students will receive a certificate from their respective deans. Howell is a 2006 Berthoud High School honor graduate and a former ... Full Story

BERT Looking to Pay it Forward

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder For those who remember the Kevin Spacey movie, it looks like Berthoud will soon have its own “Pay it Forward” campaign. At the Berthoud Economic Resource Team meeting on Monday, March 9 at Berthoud Town Hall, Larry Leach noted the group is working with local businesses, organizations and individuals to implement a business-to-business referral program intended to encourage Berthoud residents to shop locally by providing discounts on goods and ... Full Story

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