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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

Berthoud High Teacher Receives Top Award

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud High School teacher Mike Shearer smiled broadly after receiving a Crystal Apple Award from the Thompson Education Association on Friday, May 1. (more…)

Our Natural World: How Old Are Those Hills?

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder “As old as the hills” is what some folks say when they mean that something is very old. But, actually how old are those hills, specifically those lofty peaks of the Colorado Front Range, those mountains just to our west? That is an interesting question, and the answer is not simple. For one thing, the peaks of the Colorado Front Range, including Longs Peak to our west, Mount Evans to the south, and Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, is a complex of bodies ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: May 7, 2009

BHS Endowment Appreciative The Berthoud High School Scholarship and Endowment (BHSSE) committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all who donated to our second year of fundraising for our endowment fund. With your help, we were able to award a total of $2,000 to six BHS graduating seniors while leaving the remaining amount to invest in the endowment fund for future years. Thank you for helping fund six Berthoud students’ further education. We really appreciate your support of BHS ... Full Story

Engagement: Smith-Dingman

Del and Terri Smith of Berthoud are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennafer Smith, to Joseph Dingman, son of the late Kevin and Kim Dingman, also of Berthoud. The couple met in high school, and became engaged on Oct. 18, 2008. A November 2009 wedding is planned in Broomfield. Category:  Community News Image:  Long Description:  <p><span style=”font-size: small;”><span style=”font-family: ... Full Story

Obituary: Ronald Alverson

Obituary: Ronald Alverson

Ronald Alverson Born Jan. 7, 1942 in Lincoln, Neb. to Harry and Agnes Alverson, he moved to Colorado in 1957 and graduated from Boulder High School in 1959. He later married Mary Ann (Parrish) Alverson on April 15, 1960 in Boulder. Alverson was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great-grandfather. He was a diligent and dedicated man who loved working with his hands. He was the owner/operator of Mountain View Welding in Longmont. He was a Christian who loved ... Full Story

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