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Archive for May 14, 2009

Prairie Star Development Ahead of the Curve

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Following approval of a preliminary development plan by the Berthoud Town Board to build the 190-acre Prairie Star development near Larimer County Road 17 and U.S. Highway 287, developer Scott Sarbaugh and partner Richard McCabe met with staff at the Governor’s Energy Office to discuss options for a large-scale solar farm on the property. (more…)

Markey, Bennet Working to Fill New Frontier Void

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder When the Deposit Insurance National Bank of Greeley, better know by its former name of New Frontier Bank, closed its doors on May 8,  it created a large gap in available loans for farmers in Weld and Larimer counties. Approximately $700 million in credit had been extended by New Frontier. (more…)

Town Briefs: Town Enterprise Zone Expanded

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Board of Trustees has approved the expansion of the Town enterprise zone to include four properties at the intersection of U.S. Highway 287 and State Highway 56. The Safeway, Gateway and Yager properties and Parkway Plaza are now included in the zone. (more…)

BHS Principal Honored by Department of Army

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Tuesday night at the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp’s (JROTC) annual award night, retiring Berthoud High School principal Leonard Sherman was honored for his 31 years of service. BHS cadets came forward to present Sherman with two awards, a plaque and an American flag, in recognition of his commitment to the JROTC program and to Berthoud High School. Colonel Gerhardt, Director of the Thompson School District’s JRTOC then asked all cadets present ... Full Story

Berthoud Students Honor Teachers with Words of Praise

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud students honored teachers with words of praise and bouquets of flowers at the beginning of the school board meeting on Wednesday, May 6. During the recognition program, Lynn Langton, executive director of Student Achievement Services, read statements submitted by students in the Thompson School District in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week. (more…)

Showtime at Berthoud El

Berthoud Elementary School held its first- and second-grade showcases last week. Both performances played to appreciative audiences. SHown here are the first-graders. Photo by Gary Wamsley Category:  News – School Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home Lead:  None Sidebar Block:  0

Teacher-School Board Negotiations in Progress

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Negotiations between the Thompson Education Association and school board members and administrators are in progress, with tentative agreements reported on most items. Negotiation teams met for the fourth time on Thursday, May 7. Two more meetings are scheduled for May 12 and 18, when a final agreement is expected to be reached regarding teachers’ salaries and benefits. (more…)

Local Students Earn Northern Colorado Degrees

Berthoud Recorder Staff Nine Berthoud High School graduates have now completed degrees from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. Gisele Berzins, Master of Arts, clinical counseling Dana Brungardt, Master of Arts, reading Logan Kay Dunne, Bachelor of Arts, psychology, 2004 graduate of BHS Justin R. Imhoff, Bachelor of Science, business administration, 2004 graduate of BHS Link Cameron Lanter, Bachelor of Science, biological sciences, 2005 graduate of BHS Melissa Lee Olsen, Bachelor ... Full Story

Celebrating Art of the Dance

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Along with English homework, running errands and paying bills, many people in Berthoud are also getting ready to hit the stage. Both community dance groups — Wildfire and Berthoud Dance Company — had their spring performances this month, and it’s apparent that not only has Berthoud got talent, but they’ve also got heart.     Wildfire Arts President Liz Kearney is constantly amazed by the level of interest and the sheer variety of arts ... Full Story

Outdoors Near Your Backdoor: On Your Next Camping

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder    Summertime brings us outdoors to cook, on a grill or over the fire. The taste of food outside seems to improve — even if only in our minds. What if we turned to the biggest fire of all — the sun — to cook our meals? (more…)

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