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Archive for May 21, 2009

Staff, Students, Friends Toast Leonard Sherman

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Many well-wishers came to the high school last Sunday to honor retiring Berthoud High School Principal Leonard Sherman. Past and present staff, students and community members had a chance to visit with Sherman and wife Marge before the presentations in the auditorium. (more…)

Sherman's Legacy: Compassion for Kids, Passion

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In 1978, when Berthoud students still attended the junior-senior high school in the Turner Middle School location, Len Sherman was principal. He was also part of a team that reviewed design plans for the new high school on Spartan Avenue. (more…)

Q&A: Avoid Heavy Pruning of Your Shrubs

By Mary Sellers CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q. Everyone had nice lilacs this year except me. The bush in my yard is old — is that why it didn’t bloom?A. There are many possibilities why your lilac didn’t bloom.  Tender young buds could have been damaged by frost.  Older lilacs benefit from being thinned (removing older, thicker branches).  Make sure that you don’t remove more than one third of the shrub when you prune, as heavy pruning could stress ... Full Story

Around Town: A Bittersweet Time of Year

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Another busy week has passed — one that may be described as bittersweet. The retirement celebrations of Leonard Sherman, Rusty Mathena and Ellen Bode would fit that description. These people have all made a lasting impression on our youth and education system, and we celebrate their legacy, while noting with a touch of sadness that they will be missed. The awards to students, the final Bridge Between Show Choir’s appearance for the year and other end of ... Full Story

Wedding: Hutmacher-Portillo

Marie Hutmacher of Berthoud and Taylor Anthony Portillo of Broomfield were married in a private vow ceremony at Bottom Bay Beach in Barbados April 7. The couple previously wed in a civil ceremony at the Delta County Courthouse on July 29, 2008. Jeffery Gibson officiated the Barbados wedding. (more…)

Obituary: Tony Rodriquez

Tony Rodriguez, 51, of Berthoud passed away at McKee Medical Center on May 17.  He was born Jan. 22, 1958, in San Barbara, Mexico to Roman and Micaela (Castro) Rodriguez. He moved to Berthoud from Mexico 40 years ago and worked in general construction in the area for many years. Rodriguez liked hiking and walking his dogs. He is survived by his father Roman Rodriguez of Berthoud; brother Hector Rodriguez of Loveland; sisters Martha Rodriguez and Elvia Quezada, both of Berthoud, Bertha ... Full Story

Police Beat: May 21, 2009

Tuesday, May 12 Four dogs were reported running loose near Fourth Street and Capital Avenue at 8:37 a.m. In the early afternoon, a caller on Sage Place reported a dog escaping from their yard into another yard and then disappearing. A local business owner called to complain about people using the business’s dumpster. Using the vehicle license number, the police contacted the owner and were told the Cub Scouts had done a cleanup and picked up trash all over Town and put it in that dumpster. ... Full Story

Fire Beat: May 21, 2009

Monday, May 11 BFPD assisted with a walk-in patient complaining of chest pain. TVEMS responded to the station and took over the patient’s care. BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center for a patient having breathing difficulties. The patient was transported for further care. Tuesday, May 12 BFPD responded with Mountain View Fire to a single-car accident on Interstate 25 @ mile marker 248. There were four injured passengers, two adults and two children. All ... Full Story

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