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Archive for May 14, 2009

Police Beat: May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 5 Police made 10 traffic stops during the day, responded to juveniles hanging out behind the Pizza Hut all day. The CEO also tried to capture two dogs running loose on Highway 56 just east of First Street. The dogs belonged at 110 Welch Ave and the owner was cited for dogs at large. Wednesday, May 6 Police had to tell juveniles on skateboards to leave the school grounds at Berthoud Elementary and soon after that the officer contacted more juveniles at Fickel Park and told them ... Full Story

Fire Beat: May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 5 BFPD responded to a grass fire on CR 12. The fire crew assisted with an unauthorized burn, which had gotten out of control. The owner was advised to have a burn permit for future burning. Wednesday, May 6 BFPD assisted TVEMS and Berthoud Police with a medical call on S. CR 17. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a complaint of burning in town on S. Third Street. The owner was advised that open burning in town was illegal. The fire was extinguished. Thursday, May ... Full Story

Obituary: Evelyn Pfenning

Evelyn “Evee” Pfenning, 83, of Loveland, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 6, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Born in rural Mead on Sept. 15, 1925, to Emanuel E. and Katherine Mary (Sterkel) Zoller, Pfenning attended the rural Red Rock School and then in 1934, the family moved east of Berthoud in Weld County, where she attended Sunny Side School through the eighth grade. She later graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943. After marrying Clarence Pfenning ... Full Story

Birth: Ozten Wilfinger

Ozten Charles WilfingerOzten Charles Wilfinger was born April 14 at Longmont United Hospital to Morgan and Jeff Wilfinger of Berthoud weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces and 20-1/2 inches long. (more…)

Fourteen Secrets to Spectacular Tomatoes

By Susan Perry CSU Master Gardener in Larimer County With warm weather arriving, it’s time to start your tomato garden. With the right weather conditions and a little luck, these tips will help you grow a great tomato crop. Here are 14 suggestions for success: Select healthy, VFN resistant plants. VFN stands for Verticillium wilt, Fusarium wilt, and nematodes. Nematodes are not a problem in Colorado, but both wilts are potentially deadly threats to your tomatoes.  When selecting ... Full Story

Gardening Q&A: Pay Attention to Soil Amendments

By Kathy Roth CSU Master Gardener in Larimer County Q: What are my choices for soil amendments and what are their differences? Which one should I use? A: Organic amendments include sphagnum peat moss, wood chips, grass clippings, straw, compost, manure, biosolids, sawdust and wood ash.  Inorganic amendments include vermiculite, perlite, tire chunks, pea gravel and sand. Not all of the above are recommended by CSU; some can cause problems. Wood ash, for example, is high in both pH and ... Full Story

Gardening Tips: Use Rocks for Natural Touch

By Mitzi Davis CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County The nursery trade is looking for alternatives to plastic pots and trays that end up in landfills. More items are becoming available that are made from organic materials like rice hulls, bamboo pulp, sugar cane residue and feather waste from poultry farms. There are also “cow pots” made from composted manure. Nutrients in the pots improve seedling growth and the pots dissolve in the soil about a month after planting. Achieve a ... Full Story

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