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Archive for April 16, 2009

Junk Vehicles Draw Debate

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder One person’s junk vehicle can be another’s treasure — or at least his right to keep on his own property. Trustees debated this philosophy while weighing the merits of a proposed ordinance regulating inoperable vehicles at the Tuesday, April 14 meeting. However, one resident and some trustees saw the regulation as too bold regarding property rights — and too vague in the restrictions it set. The ordinance would prohibit the placement and storage of ... Full Story

Smooth Sailing for BERT?

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Following several weeks of conflict, the Berthoud Economic Resource Team appeared to moving in a more harmonious direction at their monthly meeting held on Monday, April 13 at Town Hall. (more…)

Town Moving Forward with Roundabout

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Following last week’s announcement that Berthoud received a $133,000 grant to be used for the roundabout scheduled to be installed at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and First Street, Town staff are working to get the project moving ahead. (more…)

Robbery, Auto Theft Suspect Arrested in Montana

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Police in Sweet Grass, Mont., arrested 29-year-old Samantha Marie Ward on March 25 for driving a car reportedly stolen from Berthoud. The woman was picked up after police pulled her over for running a stop sign and upon checking the license plates, discovered the car had been reported stolen. Ward has been moved from Sweet Grass, which sits on the U.S.-Canadian border, to Livingston, Mont., until she can be moved back to Colorado. On March 20, Berthoud ... Full Story

Good Chemistry at Science, Engineering Fair

By Debbie Crans Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University      Berthoud was represented at the Colorado Science and Engineering Fair this year by Gerri Roberts from Turner Middle School. There were 281 exhibits with a total of 312 finalists representing 104 schools from throughout the state with 168 teachers and adults sponsoring the students’ projects. At least 60 organizations offered special awards to the finalists including one award sponsored by the Eppler ... Full Story

State News: Business Owners Seek Health-Care Reform

Colorado small-business owners report feeling trapped by the modern realities of health insurance. Complaining about rising costs and shrinking coverage, many are joining the push for health care reform and today plan what they are calling a "mini marcha" in Pueblo. (more…)

Talented Berthoud Youth Wins Prestigious Concerto

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Denver Young Artist Orchestra selected 14-year old Berthoud resident, Nathaniel Ver Steeg, as the 2009 Conservatory Orchestra concerto competition winner. Nathaniel competed against other Front Range musicians in a nerve-wracking audition in which he played a 12-minute memorized piece by Viotti, “Violin Concerto No. 22 in A Minor,” for three judges. (more…)

Latchaw Enters Musical Theatre Program

Berthoud Recorder Staff Jake Latchaw has been accepted into the Musical Theatre Program at the University of Northern Colorado. Several hundred students participate in this highly competitive audition process each year, and only 18 to 20 are selected. Students chosen for the program go through a rigorous four-year course of study including acting, voice training, act/sing, Broadway show dance, musical theatre majors prepare a showcase which is presented in New York City for an audience of ... Full Story

CSAP, Funding Highlight SIT Talks

Berthoud Recorder Staff Report The BHS School Improvement Team (SIT) met Wednesday, April 8. The new BHS principal, Mr. Chris Garcia, was unable to attend the SIT meeting due to a conflict with his current job responsibilities. He will try to make the next meeting. During public input, Berthoud parent Laurie Hindman spoke regarding the district’s plan to print CSAP scores on student transcripts. She is concerned about the negative effect that this may have for children who test poorly, are ... Full Story

School Briefs: Celebrating Week of the Young Child

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Dancing and singing to the tune “My Heart Says Thanks,” youngsters at Sara Milner Early Childhood Center performed for the school board at the beginning of the Wednesday, April 8 meeting. Their presentation was in honor of Week of the Young Child, which the Thompson School District is celebrating April 19-25 with the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Students are also participating in a childhood obesity and prevention program at ... Full Story

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