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Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Planning to Address NAIS

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union will have representatives on hand at the USDA listening session on June 1 at the Larimer County Fairgrounds to express opposition to the financial burdens the National Animal Identification System will put on family farmers and ranchers. "We're expecting quite a crowd," said RMFU President Kent Peppler, a Mead, Colo., farmer. "If the USDA makes registration in this program mandatory, it will be a nail in the coffin for small producers." The USDA is moving to make ... Full Story

State News: Fed Calls 'Timeout,' Creates New

The fate of Colorado's roadless National Forest areas has been uncertain in recent years, and now the Obama Administration has called for a "timeout." A directive announced last week from Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack provides interim protection for more than 4 million acres of National Forest land in Colorado until a clear policy can be worked out. The Forest Service, during the final days of the Bush administration, had been trying to push through a special roadless rule for Colorado ... Full Story

State News: Word Nerds Studying for AARP National

Some call themselves "word nerds," others prefer the term "wordsmith." They're people gearing up for the 2009 AARP National Spelling Bee. Early birds from all over the country have already signed up, including Pam Leininger of Durango, who competed in the bee for the first time last year. Like many other serious spellers, she said, her preparation involves studying the dictionary for up to eight hours a day for months. "You know, I've always considered myself a really good speller, I didn't ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Proposed Enterprise Zone Additions

Berthoud Recorder Staff Berthoud resident Dorian Ryan questioned the benefits of the Town expanding its enterprise zone during public comments she made at the Tuesday, May 26 Board of Trustees meeting. (more…)

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

Business Matters: Abbott Glass Finds its Clear Niche

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Abbott Glass on Mountain Avenue is a Berthoud landmark not only because of the striking angular green “Solex” glass building front, but because of the hundreds of purple, white, red, yellow and gold irises that carpet the parking area and back lawn. Owner and operator Keith Davis said they were planted by his mother, and anyone who has lived here a while will remember the annual iris dig and sale that took place each fall. Davis bought the business ... Full Story

Meal Deal: Light House Café

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Light House Café, located inside Grace Place church at 250 Mountain Ave., has become one of the hottest breakfast/lunch spots in town. Open Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Sundays, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Light House is a part of the church and therefore a non-profit, however, it does pay sales tax to the Town of Berthoud and all of its employees are Berthoud residents. (more…)

Enterprise Zone an Enterprising Venture

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder In Pennsylvania, they are called Keystone Opportunity Zones, in New York it is Empire Zones, Michigan has Renaissance Zones and here in Colorado (along with California and Florida) they go by the name of Enterprise Zones. But no matter what they are labeled, the theory is still the same — encouraging economic growth and investment usually by providing tax incentives. (more…)

Ridin' High: Realities for Children Rallies for a

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder On Sunday, the Realities for Children motorcycle rally came to town in roaring fashion. This marked the beginning of a newfound relationship with the Town of Berthoud and 2,400 northern Colorado motorcyclists. The Realities Ride is an annual event that raises money for abused and neglected children. This year, Berthoud was added to the 100-mile route stretching along the Front Range. As an anchor for the inaugural Youth Fundraising Festival, the Realities ... Full Story

Mrs. Berthoud Shines in Competition

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Even though Ashlyn Bishop did not place in the 2009 Mrs. Colorado pageant, she says she is still very glad she competed in the event. Bishop represented Berthoud in the May 16 event held at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in downtown Denver, which featured 46 competitors from around the state. (more…)

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