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Archive for April, 2009

Fire Beat: April 16, 2009

Tuesday, April 7 BFPD responded to a reported outside gas leak near Mountain Avenue and Meadowlark Lane. This was a three-inch natural gas line that was leaking natural gas into an open field. Xcel Energy was notified and responded.  BFPD assisted with a medical call on Sundown Court. The patient was transported. BFPD assisted mutual aide with Loveland Fire on a motor vehicle accident on S. County Road 11. The fire crew assisted with loading the patient for transport. BFPD assisted TVEMS ... Full Story

Former Berthoud Wrestler Recovering After Auto

UPDATED ... By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder State wrestling champion Nick Ludwig, a 2008 graduate of Berthoud High School, was seriously injured in a single-car accident Saturday afternoon that claimed the life of a fellow Mesa State University student. (more…)

Our Natural World: I Need a Drink!

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder That is what the trees and shrubs in your yard probably are saying right now. March was supposed to be our snowiest month, but despite the recent spring snowstorms, we are still behind in precipitation. Water has long been a topic of critical interest in Colorado, and the low amounts of snow or rain so far this year make it even more pressing for local homeowners and gardeners. Here in Berthoud, our municipal water supply comes from the Western Slope (where ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor — April 9, 2009

School District Responsible for Funding STEM Today, I opened the Loveland Reporter-Herald Homeroom section to find yet another article on Robb Sommerfeld — teacher extraordinaire at BHS. This article featured the Deconstruction Project that is taking place in Fort Collins and is sponsored in part by the National Center for Craftsmanship, of which Mr. Sommerfeld is Assistant Director. Two weeks ago, in the March 23rd Homeroom section, there was another article on Robb Sommerfeld and Project ... Full Story

Engagement: Reece, Thomas to Wed

Megan Reece and Ron Thomas Jr. are happy to announce their upcoming wedding. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Sheryl Griese and husband Ron Griese of Loveland, and Bob Reece and his wife Joanne Blair of Firestone. The groom-to-be is the son of Teri Thomas and Ron Thomas, Sr. of Loveland. Reece graduated from the University of Colorado with a B.S. in journalism, and a B.A. in history. She’s currently earning her M.S. degree in nutrition from Colorado State University and lives in ... Full Story

Obituary: Audrey Zorna

Audrey Zorna, 85, of Berthoud, died March 24, 2009, at Berthoud Living Center. She was born Oct. 1, 1923, in Waterbury, Conn. to Frederick H. and Ruth Spencer (Hotchkiss) Bosworth. Audrey married Joseph R. Zorna on Feb. 1, 1944, and celebrated 65 years of marriage this year. She moved to Boulder in 1966 and lived there until 1984 while working as a nurse in the OB/GYN department at Boulder Community Hospital. She later moved to Berthoud in 2002. Audrey enjoyed collecting stamps and ... Full Story

Obituary: Julia G. Hielscher

Julia G. Hielscher of Longmont passed away on March 22, at her home. She was 89. Hielscher was born on Sept. 7, 1919 in Alma, Neb. to Frank LeRoy and Dora Viola (Duree) Gorsuch. She married William A. Hielscher on Aug. 27, 1936, in Fort Morgan, Colo. She was a mother, homemaker and cosmetologist and managed The House of Capri in Denver for 10 years. Hielscher was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 32 of Longmont and a charter member of the Women of Moose 1548 ... Full Story

Police Beat: April 9, 2009

Tuesday, March 31 A vehicle in the 700 block of Massachusetts Avenue was marked as abandoned. Police gave a verbal warning to some juveniles who were using the tennis net at Fickel Park as a trampoline. Wednesday, April 1 A resident of south Ninth Street reported that a thirty-something, bearded male wearing dirty jeans had approached his daughter on the previous day. Police list this as Suspicious Circumstances. Missing baseball equipment at the Bein Park baseball field prompted a ... Full Story

Fire Beat: April 9, 2009

Monday, March 30 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 287 and First Street. There was minor damage to the vehicle and there were no injuries. BFPD found a single car accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 253. The vehicle was on its side, there were no injuries. BFPD responded to 42nd Avenue for a smoke investigation. An electrical appliance was producing smoke from the electrical outlet in the wall. It was determined that a qualified electrician was needed for ... Full Story

Garcia Selected for BHS Principal

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Thompson School District has announced the selection of Chris Garcia as the new Berthoud High School principal, pending the approval of the school board. (more…)

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