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Archive for May 21, 2009

Ride With the Big Dog: Realities Ride Brings Bikes to

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Sunday’s forecast is sunny with a chance of bikers, as the eighth annual Realities Ride revs up in northern Colorado. And for the first time, Berthoud will be among the six stops in the charity rally that hopes to raise thousands of dollars for Realities for Children. All the hoopla is to benefit abused and neglected children in Larimer County. This is one of the largest fundraising events for cause-based business networking RFC, which provides the safety ... Full Story

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

It's News to Me: Water, Water Everywhere …

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder During a recent discussion of possible incentives for new businesses and primary employers coming into the area, several members of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team suggested providing free water to those businesses. I will admit that, at first, I was a bit surprised by the suggestion. Berthoud’s high water rates are a frequent topic of conversation among residents. We’ve received e-mails, letters to the editor, comments posted on our Web site — all ... 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

Never Too Rich or Too Thin? The High Cost of Anorexia

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder You can never be too rich or too thin, or so the saying goes. While there’s little chance I’ll ever get to worry about the former, I am far more familiar with the latter then I would ever care to be. I was first diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in 1984 not long after that same disease claimed the life of singer Karen Carpenter. It was a disease I would continue to struggle with for years to come. Whether we like it or not, whether we agree with it or not, ... Full Story

International Visitors Focused on Women's Issues

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A group of international visitors from countries ranging from Africa to Scandinavia visited Berthoud Monday afternoon, May 18, while on a tour of the United States. The visitors were mostly women involved in non-governmental organizations focused on global women’s issues. While at the Caring Counseling Center, the women talked about conditions in their countries, which they are working to improve. Claire Angeline Luczon, an attorney who serves as ... Full Story

Cosmic Geology Lands in Berthoud

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder      Geologist Matt Morgan presented a slideshow before a packed house at the Little Thompson Observatory Friday. His show entitled, “Meteorites: An Intro to Cosmic Geology” gave fascinating highlights of some of the most notable meteorite falls, mainly focused on those here in Colorado.     There were photos of the famed 1992 “Peekskill Fireball” that went straight through the back end of a parked car, leaving an ... 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…)

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