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Archive for April 9, 2009

Our Natural World: I Need a Drink!

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder That is what the trees and shrubs in your yard probably are saying right now. March was supposed to be our snowiest month, but despite the recent spring snowstorms, we are still behind in precipitation. Water has long been a topic of critical interest in Colorado, and the low amounts of snow or rain so far this year make it even more pressing for local homeowners and gardeners. Here in Berthoud, our municipal water supply comes from the Western Slope (where ... Full Story

Fun-Raising Time

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder It seems to be the season for fundraising events. I attended three such breakfasts last week and the remainder of the month is full of even more events. Coming up soon is the high school’s production of “Little Women” and on April 17 the Band Boosters will host a pre-show fundraiser dinner. Shar and I went last year and were treated to excellent service by the uniformed band members. I already have my tickets, but it looks as though I have another event ... Full Story

Honored, or Just Exploited

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Some people make me shake my head in disbelief, and others seem to be daring me to grab them by their ears and shake some common sense and decency into them. It’s taken several incidents for me to arrive at this conclusion, and the latest one convinced me that it’s past time to put this issue into print. I guess this is the result of spending years as a staff officer, attending schools and going through numerous graded simulations. Each time I remember ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor — April 9, 2009

School District Responsible for Funding STEM Today, I opened the Loveland Reporter-Herald Homeroom section to find yet another article on Robb Sommerfeld — teacher extraordinaire at BHS. This article featured the Deconstruction Project that is taking place in Fort Collins and is sponsored in part by the National Center for Craftsmanship, of which Mr. Sommerfeld is Assistant Director. Two weeks ago, in the March 23rd Homeroom section, there was another article on Robb Sommerfeld and Project ... Full Story

Ninety-Year Old Artist Brings Color, Delight to The

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Sue Jenkins has been painting with a passion for eighty years. Last summer, at age 89, she began (more…)

Find Your Happy Place at 'The Chair Show: Places

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder Mary Giacomini has always known she wanted to be an artist. In fact, “I’ve always been an artist,” she says, “it’s getting the bravery to call yourself one” that is the hard part. (more…)

Berthoud Run/Walk Club Kicks Off on Saturday

Club Hopes to Promote Berthoud as “Model Community” By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder      Spring is in the air and those New Year’s resolutions about diet and exercise are probably distant memories by now. With shorts/bathing suit season looming on the horizon (horrors!) there is no time like the present to begin an exercise program. The good news: you don’t have to go it alone. Berthoud resident and registered dietician Cecily Jameson is president of the newly ... Full Story

Engagement: Reece, Thomas to Wed

Megan Reece and Ron Thomas Jr. are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sheryl Griese and husband Ron Griese of Loveland, and Bob Reece and his wife Joanne Blair of Firestone. The groom-to-be is the son of Teri Thomas and Ron Thomas, Sr. of Loveland. Reece graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in journalism, and a B.A. in history. She’s currently earning her M.S. degree in nutrition from Colorado State University and lives in ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Full Egg Moon Near Spica

By Bruce McClure EarthSky Communications Thursday, April 9, 2009 That star near the Full Egg Moon tonight is Spica, the brightest in the constellation Virgo the Maiden. For the northern hemisphere, this is the first full moon of spring. The moon turned exactly full during the daylight hours today, according to U.S. clocks. (more…)

Obituary: Audrey Zorna

Audrey Zorna, 85, of Berthoud, died March 24, 2009, at Berthoud Living Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn. to Frederick H. and Ruth Spencer (Hotchkiss) Bosworth. Audrey married Joseph R. Zorna on Feb. 1, 1944, and celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. She moved to Boulder in 1966 and lived there until 1984 while working as a nurse in the OB/GYN department at Boulder Community Hospital. She later moved to Berthoud in 2002. Audrey enjoyed collecting stamps and ... Full Story

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