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Archive for May, 2009

Fire Beat: May 14, 2009

Tuesday, May 5 BFPD responded to a grass fire on CR 12. The fire crew assisted with an unauthorized burn, which had gotten out of control. The owner was advised to have a burn permit for future burning. Wednesday, May 6 BFPD assisted TVEMS and Berthoud Police with a medical call on S. CR 17. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a complaint of burning in town on S. Third Street. The owner was advised that open burning in town was illegal. The fire was extinguished. Thursday, May ... Full Story

Obituary: Evelyn Pfenning

Evelyn “Evee” Pfenning, 83, of Loveland, passed away early Wednesday morning, May 6, at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. Born in rural Mead on Sept. 15, 1925, to Emanuel E. and Katherine Mary (Sterkel) Zoller, Pfenning attended the rural Red Rock School and then in 1934, the family moved east of Berthoud in Weld County, where she attended Sunny Side School through the eighth grade. She later graduated from Johnstown High School in 1943. After marrying Clarence Pfenning in Fort ... Full Story

Birth: Ozten Wilfinger

Ozten Charles WilfingerOzten Charles Wilfinger was born April 14 at Longmont United Hospital to Morgan and Jeff Wilfinger of Berthoud weighing in at 6 pounds 12 ounces and 20-1/2 inches long. (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 salt. ... Full Story

Gardening Tips: Use Rocks for Natural Touch

By Mitzi Davis CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County The nursery trade is looking for alternatives to plastic pots and trays that end up in landfills. More items are becoming available that are made from organic materials like rice hulls, bamboo pulp, sugar cane residue and feather waste from poultry farms. There are also “cow pots” made from composted manure. Nutrients in the pots improve seedling growth and the pots dissolve in the soil about a month after planting. Achieve a ... Full Story

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial

Berthoud WWII Veterans Visit Washington D.C. Memorial Honoring Service

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder   It was over 60 years ago when 17 year old Frank Macdonald (always known by his middle name, Sam) voluntarily inducted into the Army’s infantry. A short time later he and 186 men of the 4th Division, Company I, were marching through Europe, digging foxholes and trenches, engaging in combat, fighting and dying. Only 13 returned. Last Tuesday, Macdonald and 182 other World War II veterans from Colorado were flown to Baltimore, Md., and from there driven ... Full Story

Our Natural World: How Old Are Those Hills?

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder “As old as the hills” is what some folks say when they mean that something is very old. But, actually how old are those hills, specifically those lofty peaks of the Colorado Front Range, those mountains just to our west? That is an interesting question, and the answer is not simple. For one thing, the peaks of the Colorado Front Range, including Longs Peak to our west, Mount Evans to the south, and Pikes Peak near Colorado Springs, is a complex of bodies of ... Full Story

Engagement: Smith-Dingman

Del and Terri Smith of Berthoud are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennafer Smith, to Joseph Dingman, son of the late Kevin and Kim Dingman, also of Berthoud. The couple met in high school, and became engaged on Oct. 18, 2008. A November 2009 wedding is planned in Broomfield. Category:  Community News Image:  Long Description:  <p><span style=”font-size: small;”><span style=”font-family: arial,helvetica,sans-serif;”>Joseph ... Full Story

Obituary: Ronald Alverson

Obituary: Ronald Alverson

Ronald Alverson Born Jan. 7, 1942 in Lincoln, Neb. to Harry and Agnes Alverson, he moved to Colorado in 1957 and graduated from Boulder High School in 1959. He later married Mary Ann (Parrish) Alverson on April 15, 1960 in Boulder. Alverson was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and soon to be great-grandfather. He was a diligent and dedicated man who loved working with his hands. He was the owner/operator of Mountain View Welding in Longmont. He was a Christian who loved horses, ... Full Story

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