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Archive for April, 2009

Alternatives to the Usual

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder If you’ve been using cold winter weather as an excuse to hold off your new physical activity goals, good news! Spring is here, and you simply can’t ignore it any longer. That is not to say you need to pull on a pair of running shoes and start hitting the pavement when you hate to do so. Instead, start this season off right with a new, fun activity that you can’t wait to get out of bed to try. Here are some ideas to get you going. (more…)

'Mother Earth' Celebrates Life

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder “The dance started out as something different for both me and Bonnie,” David Mineo said thoughtfully. “And then it changed because it needed to. We needed it to.”     And now the final pas de deux of Mineo’s upcoming dance presentation is about a much beloved person in their lives — Marion Jones. Both he and dance partner Bonnie Brown hold a certain reverence for the meaning behind “Dance for Marion” that Mineo describes as dear ... Full Story

Berthoud El Sock Hop Friday

Friday, May 1 from 6 to 9 p.m., Berthoud Elementary will be hosting a ’50s style sock hop with ’50s style pricing for families. (more…)

Appreciating Pancakes

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Our publisher referred to a significant event in his column a few weeks back, the Big Thompson Canyon Association (BTCA) annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser. I was reminded to buy tickets for my family and found my memories racing back to that fateful Sunday morning last year when I happened to be introduced to the afore mentioned publisher. Things like that seem to happen at pancake breakfasts and community potlucks. If the publisher and I had not realized ... Full Story

Springing into Action

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The unpredictable Colorado weather threw us another curve this weekend. After a beautiful warm week following the previous weekend, Saturday was cold, misty and windy. Not to be deterred again, the Mountain Avenue tree planting and Habitat for Humanity groundbreaking forged ahead. A good number of volunteers showed up to help the tree board with the planting. Following the required ceremony and reading of the proclamation, the crews got to work and had the ... 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

Two Confirmed Cases of Swine Flu in Colorado

**Updated** Berthoud Recorder Staff State health officials have now confirmed two cases of influenza A (H1N1) virus infection, aka “swine flu,” in Colorado today. Dr. Ned Calonge, chief medical officer at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment stated in a news conference this morning that an Arapahoe County woman, and a Douglas county man are the first known cases of the H1N1flu in the state. (more…)

Earth & Sky: Look for Vega in the Northeast in

By Deborah Byrd Earth Sky Communications Friday, May 1, 2009 Here is the star Vega, the fifth brightest star in the sky. You’ll find this beautiful bluish star by looking northeastward in mid-evening. It’s so bright that you can notice it, even when no other stars are visible. (more…)

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 ... Full Story

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