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Archive for May, 2009

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

'A Good Soldier and A Good Friend': A

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder My father died of starvation on a death march in Nazi Germany near the end of World War II. He was one of many thousands of soldiers who lost their lives while serving their country in the military. While victory celebrations were beginning in May 1945, wives and families who had lost husbands, sons and brothers were immersed in grief. My mother and paternal grandmother were among the mourners, after receiving the news of my father’s death in June of that ... Full Story

The History Beneath Our Feet: An Artifactual Walking

By Andrew S. Nau Special to the Berthoud Recorder This exhibit consists of 27 individual display cases. Each case contains artifacts recovered from the roadbed and walkways of the Mountain Avenue reconstruction project of 2008. The backdrop in each case is a vintage photograph of the Berthoud area.       The collection process began in late July and ran through early December 2008. More than 1,100 items were recovered of which 418 were discarded after it was ... Full Story

Obituary: Cheryl Ann Scott

Cheryl Ann Scott, 55, of Fort Lupton peacefully passed away on May 20, in her home. She was born on April 7, 1954, in Chicago to Richard and Beverly Bacus. Scott graduated from Broomfield High School in 1972 and also attended the Barnes Business School in Denver. She was married to Karl E Scott on Sep. 25, 1976 and had two sons, Wesley Scott and Russell Scott. Scott is survived by her father Richard Bacus of Broomfield, her brothers, Steve Bacus of Las Vegas Nev., Phillip Bacus of ... Full Story

Obituary: Lillian R. Meade

Obituary: Lillian R. Meade

Assisted by Pathways Hospice and her daughter, Dorothy, Lillian R. Meade traveled a gentle passage through death into the presence of her Lord on Monday, May 25. A native of New Jersey, Meade move to Hobe Sound, Fla., from Toms River, where she lived with her second husband, F. Paul Meade, for 19 years before moving to Ocean Palms Independent Living in Stuart, Fla. There they enjoyed participating in all the activities for many more years. She was predeceased by her first ... Full Story

Police Beat: May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 19 The two door-to-door Kirby vacuum saleswomen were gone from Pyramid Peak Street when police arrived. An after-hours call from the 600 block of Bristlecone Court advised of a flood in the backyard and bubbling along the property line. The caller believed it to be sewer water. Dispatch notified the appropriate Town department. According to the owner of the property at the corner of Bunyan Avenue and Second Street, the suspicious noise reported to police shortly before midnight ... Full Story

Fire Beat: May 28, 2009

Monday, May 18 BFPD assisted with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center for an unconscious patient. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a grass fire on Highway 287 and County Road 6. A 10 x 10 fire was found smoldering in the irrigation ditch. The fire was extinguished. Tuesday, May 19 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call on S. County Road 15 for diabetic problems. BFPD responded to a report for a burn that was threatening structures on High Mountain Drive. Upon ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Moon's Dark Side not Synonymous

By Bruce McClure and Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Thursday, May 28, 2009      The moon is still a waxing crescent in the evening sky. It’s moving toward the first quarter phase, which will come on May 31.      At tonight’s phase of the moon, we see a nearly half illuminated lunar disk. Slightly more than half the moon appears engulfed in shadow. Yet the moon has a “day side” and a “night side” just as Earth does. We on Earth say that ... Full Story

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