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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 ... Full Story

Planners Approve Subdivision for Home

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder After exploring an issue with a ditch running through the property, the Town planning and zoning commission approved a minor subdivision plan at the Thursday, April 23 meeting. Applicant Tony Nomina is planning to build a home on the 3.93 acre parcel of land, which he said is at a suitable elevation for construction. (more…)

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

School Board Debates CSAP Scores Addition to

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder School board members debated the wisdom of including CSAP scores on transcripts during their review of updated graduation requirements at the Wednesday, April 22 meeting held at Berthoud High School. (more…)

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

School Board Briefs: Distance Learning System Approved

The Thompson District school board approved the purchase and installation of a distance learning system at the April 22 meeting. (more…)

CRP Summits Planned for Colorado Producers

Two meetings are scheduled to educate Colorado farmers and ranchers about upcoming changes to the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency’s Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). The CRP is a voluntary program for agricultural landowners. Through the CRP, agricultural producers can receive annual rental payments and cost-share assistance to establish long-term, resource-conserving covers on eligible farmland. CRP protects millions of acres of American topsoil from erosion and is ... Full Story

Berthoud Schools Clean House at District Chess

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Sunday was the Thompson School District Chess Tournament and both Turner Middle School and Berthoud High had outstanding performances. Competition was fierce as, due to a low number of high school players, the middle school and high school divisions were combined; pitting younger students against more experienced high school players. TMS eighth-grader Kevin Green was the top winner finishing with a perfect score and beating all of the competition, middle ... Full Story

'The Soloist' Delivers About What You'd

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder “The Soloist” is based on a true story about a Los Angeles Times reporter (Downey) and his personal mission to cure a mentally ill homeless man (Foxx) who happens to be a musical prodigy. At first glance, this movie sounds like classic Hollywood’s trite attempt to come up with an emotional story that sounds real, but this novel scenario has been well-documented in the pages of the actual Times, as reporter Steve Lopez is — and has been for some time ... Full Story

Cinco de Mayo Fiestas

May 2 Events Greeley 25th annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration Island Grove Regional Park 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Greeley’s 25th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration will be organized by the Northern Colorado Latino Chamber of Commerce. The celebration will include food booths, crafts, merchandise, nonprofit booths and activities for children. For more information on the celebration call (970) 301-0655 or (970) 381-6936. Fort Collins Cinco-Cinco 5K Run/Walk Children’s Fun Run, 8:30 a.m. Colorado ... Full Story

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