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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…)

BHS Senior Wins Accolades at a Cappella Competition

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud High School Typecast and Priority 5 men’s a cappella groups competed in an all-day vocal jazz/a cappella festival at New Horizon High School in Thornton. Twenty-eight high schools from across Colorado participated in the event. While there were not necessarily winners or losers, each group received a rating and met with the judges for feedback on their performance. “The boys did really well,” said choir director, Paula Latchaw. “The ... Full Story

This Was No Drill at BHS

Berthoud Recorder Staff The fire alarms sounded at Berthoud High School last Thursday morning and it was no drill. While there was no fire, there was enough smoke to at activate the alarms and cause an evacuation of the school. (more…)

'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' A Tame Tale with

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” is the origin story of Logan, more familiarly and admiringly known as Wolverine. The film is a prequel to the existing trilogy of X-Men films. These sci-fi/ adventure films are known for their flashy action-packed adaptation from Marvel Comics to top-grossing silver screen battles of mutant anti-heroes. “Wolverine” obviously focuses on the title character, once again played dutifully by Hugh Jackman.  The film tolerably ... Full Story

Kick the Tires and Light the Fires

New CDs From Local Rockers Ready to Roll By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder “Rusted Bullets” The Piggies It’s hard not to call The Piggies a Colorado super group. Lead man Jason Larson, bassist Caleb Riley and drummer Pete Knudson are three of the most highly respected and finest musicians in the region’s local scene. The group has morphed over their five years, but the song remains the same — they play all out rock with no apologies. With their new release, “Rusted Bullets,” ... Full Story

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

Artichokes and You, an Owner's Manual

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder Perhaps you have seen them in the store looking like alien globes, their spiky leaves reaching towards you from the produce aisle. Or perhaps you’ve tasted them in all of their spring-like heavenly glory. Artichokes anyone? They are coming into season and are abundant — and inexpensive — at your local grocery store. If you have never eaten artichokes before, it is understandable why you might feel threatened by their presence. The great majority of this ... Full Story


Berthoud What: Wildfire Community Arts Center Spring Dance Performance Where: Berthoud High School Commons Stage When: Friday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. Cost: Admission is free Contact: For more information on Wildfire Community Arts Center, (more…)

Planning This Year's Vegetable Garden

By Kathy Roth CSU Master Gardener in Larimer County “Fresh produce, economic savings, exercise, mental therapy, and control over the use of pesticides are just a few benefits and rewards of growing vegetables in the home garden. To gain the benefits of vegetable gardening, careful planning, care, and knowledge of site conditions and plant preferences will help ensure success,” Colorado State University Extension urges. If you’re starting your first vegetable garden, or need a refresher, ... Full Story

A Good Spring Perennial Choice

By Anne Wuerslin CSU Extension Master Gardener The spring perennial bleeding heart makes a perfect Mother’s Day present. This old fashioned flowering plant likes moist humus soil and partial shade. The flowers of the common variety (Dicentra spectablilis) are heart-shaped and pink, with a white teardrop center. White ‘Alba” has a more delicate appearance. Combine with hostas and ferns for a woodland display. The foliage dies back in the heat of summer, when the roots can be divided and ... Full Story

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