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Archive for May 28, 2009

'Terminator Salvation': Save Yourselves the

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder This movie should have been great — it certainly had the right elements. First, the Terminator franchise is based on one of the most creative and powerful premises ever — a battle between the human race and the machine race they created, cat-and-mousing back and forth through time. Second, the highly favored Christian Bale stars as the messiah-like John Connor. And third, the visual effects and animatronics are great. Should have been a no-brainer hit — ... Full Story

The Healthy Gourmand: Savoring the Joy of Ginger

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder With its delightful aroma, fresh ginger root is a wonderful addition to dishes. It can also be used to make a spicy tea that not only tastes good but is also a digestive aid. To make ginger tea, wash, peel and finely slice about one teaspoon of ginger root and place in the bottom of a cup. Pour boiling water over it and steep for about 5 minutes. A teaspoon of honey adds sweetness. When purchasing ginger root, it’s a good idea to look for the country of ... Full Story

Upcoming: Community Cornerstones: Berthoud's

The McCarty-Fickel Home will host an exhibit of historic Masonic photos and artifacts from Lodge 83. This unique exhibit involves photographs from past Masters of the Lodge and Worth Matrons from the Laurel Chapter 44, Order of the Eastern Star. Many leaders of the Berthoud community, including business people, farmers, and mayors, were a part of these groups over the years. We are fortunate, thanks to Bruce “Doc” Fickel, to have this part of Berthoud history. Please come and join us for ... Full Story

Managing Bearded Iris

By Bill Ciesla CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Bearded irises are among my favorite of cultivated flowers. They come in an almost infinite variety of colors, ranging from whites, yellows and oranges to deep violet, almost black. (more…)

Gardening Tips: Hit the Bucket for Weeding Comfort

By Monya Corns CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Weeding for Comfort: A five-gallon bucket makes a great seat when weeding. For extra comfort, a small seat pad can be used. These buckets, often free from local bakeries or supermarkets (they are empty frosting containers), also make an excellent tool tote. Attractive Containers for Clippings: A large decorative container makes a great place to keep garden clippings, keeping weeds separate. When the container fills, toss all the ... Full Story

Gardening Q&A: Ideal Annuals Spruce Up Summer

By Mitzi Davis CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q: What flowers can I plant on the south side of my house for summer color? It’s a sunny, dry area.A: The following annuals should be fine on the south side, as long as they get some water during the summer: alyssum, celosia, cosmos, gazania, nasturtium, petunia, salvia and zinnia. Q: I have ants in the joints of our cement driveway and in the sand between the bricks in the patio. What can I do to control them? A: Use boric ... Full Story

1642: What’s Next?: Where’s the Honesty

1642: What’s Next?: Where’s the Honesty and Integrity?

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Memorial Day is one of those holidays that renews the vital foundations of America.  This year, the music, symbolism and reflection allowed me to reach a train of thought examining the foundational values and behaviors of honesty and integrity. The aftermath of the recent era of national elections has left me somewhat bewildered at how far America has moved from the high ideals of George Washington’s “I cannot tell a lie” and the esteem given to ... Full Story

Around Town: Quite the Hoopla

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Watching more than a 1,000 motorcycles roll into town was quite a sight. They were not nearly as noisy as I had anticipated. This was the first time that the Realities For Children motorcycle poker run came through Berthoud and, of course, our first time to sponsor it. We were not quite sure what to expect. We were one of five stop over points on the ride and we wanted the riders to see what Berthoud has to offer and to enjoy their stop here. Thanks to the ... Full Story

Lundberg Report: Tough Year for Advocates of Life and

By Kevin Lundberg District 15 State Senator Here are my final observations of the 2009 general session: I am pro-free market, pro-taxpayer, pro-limited government, pro-life, and pro-family. Unfortunately this year’s legislature was not, and it was a tough year for advocates of life and liberty. This is my seventh year in the legislature and my first year in the Senate. Despite the difficult political terrain, l very much enjoyed working in the Senate. The smaller numbers allow for more ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: May 28, 2009

Overtaxed in Berthoud I read with dismay the notice that the Town Trustees will consider partnering with Xcel Energy to increase our energy bills by 3 percent, which will go to the Town. This, I assume is the same town that recently hosted a luncheon costing $2,200 paid with taxpayers money. We are simply overtaxed. Write to your town trustees at once to protest the Xcel Energy partnership. — Judy Lehn, Berthoud Gratitude to Berthoud I would like to thank all of the people that ... Full Story

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