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Archive for May 7, 2009

There's No Such Thing as a Free Breakfast

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder For quite some time now, I have been covering the economic issues smaller towns along the Colorado Front Range have been experiencing. The Berthoud community in particular has seen several businesses, some that have been around for years and were both well known and well-liked, go by the wayside in just the past few months. For the most part, I feel for the business owners, and most especially for the residents of the community who are the hardest hit by the ... Full Story

What's a Million to You?

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder      The weather was uncooperative again the past weekend. The weekdays before and after have been delightful, but cool and misty Saturdays seem to be the rule. The temperature was probably just right for the running of the Turner Classic 5K, but the Mountain Ave. dedication would have benefited from a little sunshine.      I am hoping for a dry weekend soon. The rains have made my grass grow vigorously but it has been ... 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

Interview with a Vampire Author

Sherrilyn Kenyon Talks About Never Giving Up the Dream By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Ever dreamed of writing a best-selling novel? Just about everyone seems to have an idea for a book of some kind. But of the 175,000 or so books published each year in the U.S., only a handful — about 1,000 — sell more than 50,000 copies, let alone make the bestseller lists. (more…)

The 'Ultimate' Mom: Local Writer Shares Her

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder     It is not a cliché to say that our mothers are at the heart of our lives. Whether she lives with us, hasn’t spoken to us in years, passed on years ago, or adopted us as one of her own, she is part of us. She also takes many forms — enchanting, hardworking, inspirational, embarrassingly un-cool and downright hilarious. (more…)

Mom on a Budget

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Mother’s Day is just a few short days away. If you’re on a tight budget you may be thinking it’s too late to find a great gift for mom that won’t break the bank. Here are some ideas for gifts moms will love that are not only good for your wallet but may even help the environment. (more…)

Women's Wellness Connection Offers Free Cancer

With Colorado’s unemployment rate reaching a 21-year high at 7.5 percent, Women’s Wellness Connection is expanding its eligibility requirements by offering free breast and cervical cancer screenings to women who are recently unemployed or have lost health coverage. A recession takes a toll on women’s health. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 45 percent of all women, and 58 percent of Hispanic women, have failed to seek medical care in the past year because ... 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

Obituary: Sam Withrow

Sam Withrow, 68 years young, passed away April 27 at his home in Berthoud. He is survived by his wife Christine, his only child Hope Withrow, and beloved siblings Bud, Paul, Rose, Dick, and Ruth. A celebration of Withrow’s life with family and friends will be held May 30 in Fullerton, Calif. A U.S. Navy burial ceremony will be conducted in San Diego at a later date.

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