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Archive for April 30, 2009

Berthoud, Johnstown Officials Seek Common Ground

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud and Johnstown officials discussed challenges the their towns face and possible ways to work cooperatively during a Monday, April 27 meeting at the neighboring community’s new administrative facility. “We do have a lot of commonalities, and it behooves us to work together,” said Mayor Tom Patterson. Johnstown Mayor Pro Tem Gary Lebsack said that as the Front Range is becoming more regional, working toward common goals might be best for both towns. ... Full Story

Berthoud Girl Scout Receives Gold Award at Denver

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder On top of maintaining a superior academic record, playing on the tennis team and donating numerous community service hours, Berthoud High junior Katie Essig spent the past two years working on the Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. The equivalent of the Boy Scout’s Eagle Award, the prestigious Gold is the single most demanding award that a Girl Scout can earn. Before a girl can begin to work on the Gold, she must meet a number of ... Full Story

Berthoud Town Forum Online

A new Web site for Berthoud town residents, businesses and community groups, www.BerthoudTownForum.com, has been launched. The forum was developed to provide the citizens of Berthoud, Colorado an open forum to share information, opinions, and ideas. Jen Rotar and Dorian Ryan-Tacy, who developed the concept, said, “This online forum is the result of a grassroots, citizen-driven effort, created specifically to enable communication and community activism amongst the people and organizations of ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: April 30, 2009

Thanks You, Berthoud Community Although the weather did not cooperate, we had 80 happy kids and many supportive parents and grandparents attend the Berthoud Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday April 4. Every child received an Easter Basket, bunny or toy and lots of coupons for free goods from local merchants. The remaining baskets and eggs went to a variety of good causes: Mountain States Children’s Home, developmentally disabled students in the Thompson Valley School District and Miller ... Full Story

Engagement: Hasty-Voytko

Darrell and Deborah Hasty of Plattsmouth, Neb., are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Tawyna Marie Hasty to Jeremy Voytko, the son of Rick and Nora Voytko of Berthoud. (more…)

Obituary: Melvin Brown

Melvin “Mel” Walter Brown of Johnstown died on April 24 at Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado in Greeley. He was 83. He was born July 3, 1925 to Robert and Cora (Niven) Brown, on the family farm southwest of Johnstown. His father died in August 1941 of injuries sustained from a runaway team of horses, and his family moved into town after that. Brown graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943 and joined the Marine Corps several months later.  His mother, along with brothers ... Full Story

Police Beat: April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 21 A woman reported a suspicious car near Town Park. The officer found a man who was early for an appointment and had stopped to talk on his cell phone. A vehicle ran into a pole at the A&W Restaurant. The only damage was to the car so the driver opted not to file a report. Wednesday, April 22 A call about a yellow Labrador retriever in the yard near Third Street and Mountain Avenue was cancelled when the owner picked up the dog two minutes later. Police, acting on an ... Full Story

Fire Beat: April 30, 2009

Monday, April 20  BFPD responded to a vehicle fire on Interstate 25 @ mile marker 251. A single vehicle was found with a working fire mostly contained to the engine compartment with minor extension into the passenger compartment. Most of the property inside the vehicle was salvaged. There were no injuries involved in this incident. The cause of ignition is under investigation. Tuesday, April 21 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Second Street for a patient who had fallen and had a ... Full Story

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