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Brewing Up Success: Oskar Blues Beer Adding to Local,

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder With its flagship Dale’s Pale Ale at the helm of its locally crafted offerings, Oskar Blues Brewery is chugging along with a 64 percent growth in production reported in 2008. A new 35,000 square foot brewery in Longmont that opened last April boosted the capacity of the microbrewery started in Lyons back in 1997. Since 2002, owner Dale Katechis’ unique brews ranging from ale to imperial stout have had the distinction of being the first crafted beers sold ... Full Story

Chamber News: Looking Ahead for Berthoud

Chamber News: Looking Ahead for Berthoud

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Don Dana has a messy desk (more…)

Meal Deal: A&W

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Berthoud is lucky to be home to an old fashioned drive-up diner; A&W offers traditional burgers, hotdogs, onion rings, (more…)

National Western Disqualifies Market Lamb

Random urine sampling of National Western Junior Auction sale animals revealed a prohibited substance in one of the 2009 market lambs. After further testing and a detailed review of the facts, the Executive Livestock Committee of the National Western Stock Show has reached the decision that the entry be disqualified.   The Executive Livestock Committee also made the decision that the exhibitor must return all ribbons, banners and awards, and all premiums and sale proceeds will be ... Full Story

Arbor Day '09: 'Planting Main Street'

By John Goreski Special to the Berthoud Recorder Berthoud will celebrate Arbor Day this year by “Planting Main Street.” The Tree Board, working with Berthoud’s Main Street Enhancement Program, the Town of Berthoud and downtown businesses, will place 22 new street trees along Mountain Avenue from Second to Fifth streets. Tree varieties to be planted include Texas Red Oaks, Bur Oaks, Red Barron Crabapple, Greenspire Linden, Triumph and Accolade Elms. Funding for this project was made ... Full Story

Arbor Day '09: Call Ahead Before Digging

Utility Notification Center of Colorado (UNCC) recognizes that many residents will be planting trees for Earth Day and Arbor Day projects next week, so it is important to remember to call 811 at least two working days ahead of time to have underground utility lines marked before digging begins.   Striking a single line can cause injury, repair costs, inconvenient outages and put the environment at risk. Volunteers are responsible for having lines marked, regardless of whether they ... Full Story

Gardening Q&A: Getting Your Garden Started Off

By Shari Thomas Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q: We fertilized our lawn last fall. Do we need to do it again this spring?A: Yes, now is the time to apply the first application of fertilizer to your lawn for spring. Grass is a cool season crop and needs adequate food to begin growing. It is also a good idea to aerate the lawn at the same time, just be sure to water well before aerating. Aerating will allow fertilizer and water to penetrate the soil, as ... Full Story

Eagle Scouts Fly High

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Eighteen-year-old Berthoud High School senior Spencer Sterck completed his Eagle project in February by building shooting benches at the Berthoud Gun Club. He will be graduating from BHS in May and beginning his career with the U.S. Navy in June. Sterck said making Eagle wasn’t easy, and there were plenty of times he thought of quitting, but he was glad he stuck with Scouting. “It was hard work — a lot of hard work over the years, but it was worth ... Full Story

Fundraising Pays Off

Category:  News – Community News Image:  Long Description:  <p>Linda Hirsch, manager of the Berthoud House of Neighborly Service accepts a donation check from Berthoud High School students Alison Cwach, left, and Maya Lindgren for $600 April 14. BHS Student Leadership raised $400 of the total from a fashion show in January, while BHS Student Council contributed an additional $200.<br /><br />Hirsch plans on hanging the &ldquo;check&rdquo; in ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Trustees Approve DIA Exhibit, Energy Star

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Board of Trustees approved $2,200 in funding for the Berthoud Historical Society Farm Exhibit at Denver International Airport and a $1,000 contribution to Northern Colorado Energy Star at the April 14 meeting. (more…)

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