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Perfect Mother's Day Weekend is Right Here in

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Mother’s Day is Sunday, and while we moms cherish the little handprints with the poem about sticky fingerprints on the walls, lopsided pinch pots and hand-made plastic lanyards, we also really appreciate a little pampering. (more…)

Good Turnout for Turner 5K

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Saturday’s cool weather seemed perfect for the running of the Bob Turner Classic. According to event organizer, Curt Ranweiler, 110 people entered the race, but some must have been lost along the way as the final results showed only 104 finishers. The fastest time recorded for the race was by Craig Greenslit at 15:47. The slowest time recorded by a finisher was Nancy Greenslit at 53:26. The day’s festivities started off with the Dragon Dash for the ... Full Story

Lions Club Notes: A Good Time Had by All

By Curtis Wilson Lions Club District 6–NE Governor The Berthoud Lions Club held their annual fundraiser on Monday, April 27 at Grace Place Church. The facilities were very good for the crowd, and compliments go to the cook and staff because the meal was very good and was served quickly. About 40 door prizes were given out during the drawing, with values from $10 to $100. Thanks go to all those who contributed. The gag gifts were homemade and enjoyed. Representatives of the last five ... Full Story

Saving Colorado's Pine Trees

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder There’s no denying the mountain pine beetle is changing the face of the Rocky Mountain West. From New Mexico up through western British Columbia, this small, black insect the size of a grain of rice is leaving a path of destruction in its wake. In Wyoming and Colorado, ground zero for the infestation, the number of dead trees grew from one million acres in 2006 to 1.5 million acres in 2007 then grew yet again to an estimated two millions acres in ... Full Story

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial Honoring Service

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder   It was over 60 years ago when 17 year old Frank Macdonald (always known by his middle name, Sam) voluntarily inducted into the Army’s infantry. A short time later he and 186 men of the 4th Division, Company I, were marching through Europe, digging foxholes and trenches, engaging in combat, fighting and dying. Only 13 returned. Last Tuesday, Macdonald and 182 other World War II veterans from Colorado were flown to Baltimore, Md., and from ... Full Story

Time to Celebrate: Officials Christen Downtown Project

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Town officials and citizens gathered on Mountain Avenue Saturday, May 2 to celebrate the completion of a downtown project with unanticipated challenges. The new sidewalks with decorative art, street lights and freshly planted trees and repaved road are the visible signs of a major rehabilitation initiated to replace aging underground utilities. Calling it “a horrendous project to begin with,” Public Works Director Tony Huerta said that it ultimately ... Full Story

Markey Meets Berthoud

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Congresswoman Betsy Markey fielded some tough questions from the community on her first visit to Berthoud Saturday, May 2. Approximately 20 area citizens came prepared to talk with Markey, and foremost on their minds were the economy, renewable energy, regulations on the credit industry and veterans. (more…)

Town Pursuing Franchise with Xcel Energy

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Board of Trustees is supporting a franchise agreement with Xcel Energy, which would increase residents’ electric bills by 3 percent. (more…)

Town Briefs: Berthoud Reviews Roundabout Design

The Town is seeking help with pursuing and writing grants to help fund projects. “We are deeply committed to the process of grant writing,” said Town Administrator Jim White during a discussion of the matter at the Tuesday, May 5 board meeting. “We’d like to regroup on our strategy and what we need to focus on.” (more…)

Hip-Salsa-Bolly-Waltz: Dancing with the Teachers a Hit

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder Who wouldn’t want to see a football player East Coast swing with a petite English teacher or a basketball coach dance to hip-hop? Well, thanks to Berthoud High School’s second annual Dancing with the Teachers on Friday, May 1, all of this — plus much more — was possible. With 11 student-teacher couples, the audience saw everything from country swing and ”Bollywood Beats” Indian dance to hip-hop, salsa, and a special guest appearance dance by ... Full Story

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