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Archive for April 9, 2009

Police Investigate Report of Possible Abduction

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Police Department received a report on Tuesday, April 7 regarding a possible abduction attempt of a student at Berthoud Elementary School. (more…)

Berthoud Elementary's Bode Honored for Service

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Faculty Assistant and Technologist Ellen Bode, a familiar presence at Berthoud Elementary School, has received a 2009 Educator of the Year award from the Thompson Education Foundation. “She is Berthoud Elementary!” said one of the people who nominated Bode for the award. Other parents and staff who submitted nominations for Bode praised her for the competence, dedication and enthusiasm she brings to her work. “Just name the job; no matter how big or ... Full Story

BHS to Perform “Little Women”

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Mark your calendars for the Berthoud High School annual spring play. This year’s drama is “Little Women,” a play based on the timeless novel by Louisa May Alcott. (more…)

Condon Earns Community Service Scholarship

By Recorder Staff Berthoud High School senior Melody Condon is one of five winners of the Jabaily Community Service Scholarship.   The JCSS Fund and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado offers the annual scholarships to graduating seniors in the Thompson School District whose “life activities include political and environmental activism, concern for the civil rights and minorities, support for world peace and respect for the diverse beliefs of others.” Condon’s bio ... Full Story

Women from Community Join TMS Students for a Relaxed

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Before Thanksgiving, Turner Middle School held a “Sixth-grade Boys’ Read-In.” Last Thursday it was the girls’ turn. Although the gym contained over 70 girls and boys, lounging on beanbag chairs or stretched out on blankets brought from home, you could have heard a pin drop as they poured over books, magazines and newspapers. Moms, women teachers and women from the community joined the students for 90 minutes of reading. Christie Sechrist, literacy ... Full Story

State News: Coloradans Become Face of 'Employee

A few Colorado workers are becoming the national face of federal legislation aimed at making it easier for workers to form a union and bargain for better wages, health care and job security. (more…)

'College Wednesday' Encourages Students to

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Although Colorado ranks as one of the top five states for having residents with higher degrees, only one high school freshman out of five will go on to earn a post-secondary diploma. What this means is most of our degreed residents are “imports” from other states. (more…)

Preview: 'Anon(ymous)' a Surreal Journey

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Rooted in the ancient theme of finding home, “Anon(ymous)” is a courageous undertaking for Open Stage. It is a production that requires a large, multicultural cast and the right blend of music, lighting, costumes and setting. In short, it is a surprisingly complex and surreal endeavor for both the crew and the audience. Iizuka’s story, based on Homer’s “The Odyssey,” follows the soul-wrecking journey of Middle Eastern immigrant Anon as he travels ... Full Story

Outdoors Near Your Back Door: Canyon Lands

Walking the Big Thompson By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder We often think of nature as pristine, or untouched by humans. But in today’s world, there are few places that haven’t been influenced in some way by human interaction. During the early days of Estes Park, brave adventurers like Joel Estes and Isabella Byrd ventured through the river-created Big Thompson Canyon on horseback, while horse-drawn wagons met stagecoaches head-on traveling the narrow one-lane road. The Big ... Full Story

'Azur and Asmar' a Timeless Tale of True

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder From the very first moments of the movie, you know you’re in for an unusually rich experience. Although it starts off slowly, this is no predictable, mainstream animated “classic,” and at some point you realize you have been drawn into another world and another time. It is the story of two boys, two cultures and finding true love. The opening scene is a woman nursing each boy in turn and teaching them to say her name: Nanny or Mama. Azur is the ... Full Story

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