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Archive for April, 2009

Obituary: Zenda Lee Vella

Zenda Lee Vella died Sunday, April 5 at HospiceCare Center of Boulder and Broomfield Counties following a horse riding accident. She was 55. Born on July 22, 1953, in Longmont, she was the daughter of Richard Lee and Betty Jean Hall. In 1965 her family moved to Tennessee. After graduating high school and receiving her associate degree at Webber College in Florida, Zenda returned to Colorado in 1977. Zenda returned to college at CSU, successfully completing her bachelor’s degree in ... Full Story

Obituary: Cynthia McDonald

Cynthia June Elijah McDonald, 63, of Loveland died April 18 after a bout with cancer. She is survived by her mother June Elijah, daughter Clarissa Norris, son-in-law Todd Norris, and her grandchildren, Tionna, Tinaya and Triston Norris. McDonald lived a very simple life and played wonderfully, by ear, many different instruments, including the keyboard, piano, accordion and harmonica. She especially enjoyed spending time with her many animals and would never let any type of animal go hungry, ... 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

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

Seniors on the Move

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Several months ago I made the suggestion to my 73-year-old mother, who was having a slightly difficult time keeping up with me while we walked through a parking lot, that perhaps it was time for her to get a mobility scooter. Let’s just say my suggestion was not well received. Who knew my mother knew those kinds of words. I still thought it was a good idea. After all, mobility scooters are relatively affordable and easy to use solution for seniors having ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: April 16, 2009

County Fails to Protect Residents The Larimer County Commissioners' decision to allow Graycor Blasting to continue to operate their industrial business in a residential area is just another in their long line of failures to protect the interests of Larimer County residents. Graycor is a privately owned, international construction services company. It had $672 million in sales in 2007. There is no earthly reason this company should locate its industrial operations in a residential area. When ... Full Story

Engagement: Karspeck-Finkelstein

Ann Marie Karspeck and Joshua Finkelstein of Fort Collins announce their engagement to wed. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mr. Milan Karspeck of Berthoud and Ms. Patricia Karspeck of Loveland. Ann Marie graduated from Berthoud High School in 2001 and earned her degree in business marketing from Hawaii Pacific University in 2005. She will complete her degree in nursing from Front Range College this May.   The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. Stephen and Mrs. Regina Finkelstein of ... Full Story

Obituary: Orlene Graves

Orlene Marie Graves, 80, died Wednesday, April 8 at Holiday Resort in Emporia, Kan. She was born on Oct. 14, 1928 in Haven, Kan., to Mary and Orla Koontz. She graduated from haven High School in 1946. She had one sister, Eunice Pankow, and three brothers: Paul, Earl and Darwyn. They are all deceased. She married John T. (Jack) Graves on Dec. 1, 1946. His career with Swift & Co., took them to a number of places, including Holland, Mich., where they lived for 17 years. They retired ... Full Story

Obituary: Katherine Baker

Katherine F. Baker, 84, of Berthoud passed away on April 12 at Pathways Hospice Care in Loveland. She was born Aug. 18, 1924 in Thomson, Ill., to Jerry and Dora (Maring) Wiebenga. She married William Edward Baker on June 13, 1941. She was a nutritionist with the Newport Mesa School District in California and a homemaker. She moved from Costa Mesa, Calif., to Berthoud in October 2002. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church of Loveland and the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed ... Full Story

Police Beat: April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 7 A man came into the police department to report his unit at Berthoud Self Storage had been broken into. He produced the loop part of his lock which had been cut off. Eight to 10 packing blankets were taken from the site. There are no suspects at this time. The parents of a Berthoud Elementary School student reported that an unknown male tried to talk their son into getting in to his car. The boy refused the offer. The police report concluded the report was ... Full Story

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