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Making or Breaking Berthoud's Success

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder     The big question at the April 23rd Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon was “What can Berthoud do to attract new businesses?” Guest speaker Maury Dobbie’s answer was quite simple: “Incentives.”     “Prospective businesses want two things — free land and free facilities — but what you can really offer is abatement of taxes and money for training,” she said.     Dobbie is the Chief ... Full Story

Meal Deal: Pizza Hut a Family Treat

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Stop by Pizza Hut near Hays Market and you may do a double take –– fresh paint in bold colors, new checkered tables, sports bar décor and corner TVs tuned to the game of the day. (more…)

Two to Celebrate at Allstate

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder     Berthoud Allstate Agent Sherry Unruh is making a move from the insurance business, some might say retirement, but Unruh has plans to pursue a higher calling. After 11 years at the agency she started, Unruh recently sold her practice (more…)

UMC Yard Sale on for Saturday

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder     Shopping at yard sales is a good way to save money, recycle gently used items and visit with friends and neighbors. The First United Methodist Church is inviting the Berthoud community to come to its yard sale/fundraiser on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.      The church has received a sizeable amount of donated items, including small appliances, electronics, home décor, collectables and housewares, baby and ... Full Story

District Reworks Fees to Boost 9News Health Fair

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The 9News Health Fair, sponsored by the Berthoud Lions Club, has been coming to Berthoud for 25 years; but this year it almost didn’t make it. The health fair has traditionally been held at Berthoud High School free of charge. This year though, they were told the facility use fee would be about $1,000, an astronomical amount for the small, non-profit Lions Club. (more…)

Hablutzel Dedicated to School, Community

Berthoud Recorder Volunteer of the Month By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Many parents are active in the schools when their children are attending. Few parents are still volunteering 14 years after their youngest child graduates from high school. Arlene Hablutzel has been on the Berthoud High School SIT (School Improvement Team, also known as SAAC) for 21 years, although her last child graduated in 1995. (more…)

Dig It

Now that the Berthoud High School addition is completed, and the ground is workable, crews began installing a much-needed irrigation system around the school building this week. How Safe is Your Bank Account? Understanding the FDIC’s Insurance Coverage By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder For the past decade the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation averaged only three to four bank closings per year. But that changed in 2008 which saw the FDIC, the independent agency tasked with preserving ... Full Story

Arbor Day Assist

Pat Karspeck and Michelle Hatcher help finish up at the Arbor Day tree planting project. A small army of volunteers spent the morning digging and planting the 22 trees along Mountain Avenue. The final step was the mulching, watering and replacement of the grates. Karspeck and Hatcher fill the bucket while John Goreski and Shilo Hatcher put the finishing touches on the project.   Town Explores Electric Utility Options To Generate Revenue By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Trustees ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Habitat Granted Partial Fee Waiver

The Board of Trustees granted a partial waiver of development fees at their April 28 meeting for a new home Berthoud Habitat for Humanity is planning to build. (more…)

Town Staff, BERT Discuss Deliverables

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Meeting with Town staff on Tuesday, April 28, the Berthoud Economic Resource Team business attraction subcommittee worked to review and prioritize a list of 22 deliverables provided to the Board of Trustees last week. (more…)

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