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Archive for March, 2009

Outdoors Near Your Back Door: Launching into Space

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder If you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, one of the professions most likely to be mentioned is astronaut. Exploring space is the dream of many children, particularly since the manned space missions began in the 1960s. An important factor about an interest in space exploration is the importance of math and science. Very few individuals are actually chosen to be astronauts, but many support space flight through a wide variety of careers. In ... Full Story

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

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

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

Fire Report: March 12, 2009

Incident Activity for March 2-8 Monday, March 2, 2009 BFPD reported to a wildland grass fire on WCR 8 and NCR 23 for an uncontrolled burn. Upon arrival, crews found a ditch that had been burning and was now extinguished. The owners were extinguishing the fire after learning there was a red flag warning for the day due to high winds. Tuesday, March 3, 2009 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call for breathing problems on Wilfred Road.    BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident ... Full Story

Obituary: Dorothy Condor

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

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 summer ... Full Story

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