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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

Kristina 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

Earth & Sky: How Do You Tell Planets from Stars?

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, May 22, 2009      For the past few days, we’ve been watching the moon move past these two planets — Venus and Mars — in the east before dawn. Now the moon is gone, but Venus and Mars are still in this part of the sky. Venus is the much brighter object!     Stella wrote, “How do we tell which stars are really planets? I’ve heard that planets don’t twinkle, but that hasn’t ... 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

New Books at Berthoud Community Library

Enjoy a good read this summer. You can view lists of NEW books arriving in the library and reserve those books by accessing your online account and placing holds on new releases. Just click on the monthly Resource Lists to view. No need to buy books to catch the latest release. Save money! Come by the library and put your name on the list for these new publications, which will be coming in soon. Be the first to read these soon to arrive best-sellers: David Baldacci, “First Family” C. J ... Full Story

Commissioner Meeting Set for May 27

Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly holds his next monthly citizen meeting in Berthoud, Wednesday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. at the Lighthouse Café, 250 Mountain Ave. Larimer County Sheriff Jim Alderden will also be in attendance to take questions. Category:  Community Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home Lead:  None Sidebar Block:  0

Adult Orchestra Seeks Musicians

Ever wished you could play a musical instrument? Berthoud resident, Liz Rayment is trying to start an adult orchestra. “I am looking for any adult that has ever wanted to learn an instrument much in the way kids take orchestra in school,” said Rayment. “The cost will be less than individual lessons and it will be much more fun in a group.” Rayment has found an orchestra teacher that willing to work with a group over the summer, but is seeking a place to meet. Rayment also said she is ... Full Story

Show Choir Offers Musical Theater Camp

The award-winning Berthoud Bridge Between Show Choir begins an exciting new service to the community — “Kids in Lights” — a musical theater camp for kids finishing third through sixth grade. Participants will enjoy acting, singing and dancing along with learning backstage production, including set and costume creation. Camp will be held June 1-5 from 8 a.m. to noon. Cost is $80 per child. This camp is a fundraiser for future events for the Show Choir. Enrollment forms are online at ... Full Story

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