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Archive for May 14, 2009

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…)

'Star Trek': A Stellar Sci-Fi Voyage For

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder     The new “Star Trek” is an engaging fantasy/adventure film that essentially and successfully completes the tremendous task of revamping a bit-rundown popular culture classic. “Star Trek” reinvents itself for a new era, while maintaining the integrity of the empire it was built upon and appealing to a wider audience of old and new fans alike. (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

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