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2009 BHS Scholarship and Award Winners

2009 BERTHOUD HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP and AWARD WINNERS Kelley Arnold University of Northern Colorado Women’s Volleyball Scholarship Evan Barker University of Colorado at Boulder Louise & Jean Bein Memorial Scholarship University of Colorado at Boulder Gold Grant Ryan Barron Chadron State College Gold Presidential Scholarship Chadron State College Leadership Room Waiver Chadron State College Gusner Family Scholarship Chadron State College Tommy and Fern Lecher Memorial ... Full Story

Mathena Left Speechless

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Boosters and the cheerleaders joined forces to throw a big retirement party for Athletic Director, Rusty Mathena. The invitation said it was a surprise party and not to let him know. Considering that several hundred people were aware of the party for several weeks ahead of time the odds of keeping the secret were pretty low. The plan called for one of the cheerleaders to tell him there was an emergency in the new gymnasium and he need to come ... Full Story

Outdoors Near Your Backdoor: Fossil Creek a Bird

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder On a drizzly day, I drove to Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space between Loveland and Fort Collins. The weather was not great for hiking or gardening, but a short walk to view birds worked out just fine. This 843-acre site provides a haven for a large variety of bird species and other wildlife. Managed by Larimer County Natural Resources, the open space was created through a partnership with the City of Fort Collins. Last winter, I was able to ... Full Story

Upcoming: Community Cornerstones: Berthoud's

The McCarty-Fickel Home will host an exhibit of historic Masonic photos and artifacts from Lodge 83. This unique exhibit involves photographs from past Masters of the Lodge and Worth Matrons from the Laurel Chapter 44, Order of the Eastern Star. Many leaders of the Berthoud community, including business people, farmers, and mayors, were a part of these groups over the years. We are fortunate, thanks to Bruce “Doc” Fickel, to have this part of Berthoud history. Please come and join us for ... Full Story

Managing Bearded Iris

By Bill Ciesla CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Bearded irises are among my favorite of cultivated flowers. They come in an almost infinite variety of colors, ranging from whites, yellows and oranges to deep violet, almost black. (more…)

Gardening Tips: Hit the Bucket for Weeding Comfort

By Monya Corns CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Weeding for Comfort: A five-gallon bucket makes a great seat when weeding. For extra comfort, a small seat pad can be used. These buckets, often free from local bakeries or supermarkets (they are empty frosting containers), also make an excellent tool tote. Attractive Containers for Clippings: A large decorative container makes a great place to keep garden clippings, keeping weeds separate. When the container fills, toss all the ... Full Story

Gardening Q&A: Ideal Annuals Spruce Up Summer

By Mitzi Davis CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q: What flowers can I plant on the south side of my house for summer color? It’s a sunny, dry area.A: The following annuals should be fine on the south side, as long as they get some water during the summer: alyssum, celosia, cosmos, gazania, nasturtium, petunia, salvia and zinnia. Q: I have ants in the joints of our cement driveway and in the sand between the bricks in the patio. What can I do to control them? A: Use boric ... Full Story

1642: What’s Next?: Where’s the Honesty

1642: What’s Next?: Where’s the Honesty and Integrity?

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Memorial Day is one of those holidays that renews the vital foundations of America.  This year, the music, symbolism and reflection allowed me to reach a train of thought examining the foundational values and behaviors of honesty and integrity. The aftermath of the recent era of national elections has left me somewhat bewildered at how far America has moved from the high ideals of George Washington’s “I cannot tell a lie” and the esteem given to ... Full Story

Around Town: Quite the Hoopla

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Watching more than a 1,000 motorcycles roll into town was quite a sight. They were not nearly as noisy as I had anticipated. This was the first time that the Realities For Children motorcycle poker run came through Berthoud and, of course, our first time to sponsor it. We were not quite sure what to expect. We were one of five stop over points on the ride and we wanted the riders to see what Berthoud has to offer and to enjoy their stop here. Thanks to the ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: May 28, 2009

Overtaxed in Berthoud I read with dismay the notice that the Town Trustees will consider partnering with Xcel Energy to increase our energy bills by 3 percent, which will go to the Town. This, I assume is the same town that recently hosted a luncheon costing $2,200 paid with taxpayers money. We are simply overtaxed. Write to your town trustees at once to protest the Xcel Energy partnership. — Judy Lehn, Berthoud Gratitude to Berthoud I would like to thank all of the people that ... Full Story

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