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Archive for June 4, 2009

Gardening Q&A

By Shari Thomas CSU Extension Master Gardener Q: A branch on my crabapple tree is black and wilted, but the rest of the tree looks fine. It bloomed nicely, but the petals seemed to wilt rapidly. Is there a problem with my tree? A: Your tree may have a bacterium called fireblight. It is especially destructive to apple, pear, quince and crabapple trees, and appears about the time of petal fall. The bacteria overwinter in blighted branches and at the edge of cankers or sores on the bark. ... Full Story

Gardening Tips: Reap the Harvest

By Mitzi Davis CSU Extension Master Gardener                                   Plant sweet corn and beans every two weeks through June to extend your harvest. Or choose early, mid-season and late varieties and plant them all at the same time. You can keep a bouquet of fresh basil on the kitchen counter for 3 to 4 weeks. Rinse the cut stems in cool water and cut off ... Full Story


Upcoming Area Music Derby Grille Summer Patio Series 110 Bunyan Ave., Berthoud Saturday, June 6  Dave Davis — Blues, etc. Saturday, June 13 Danny Shafer Band Saturday, June 20 Lionel Young & the Heavy Cats Bands at the Boyd, Boyd Lake State Park Free music concerts with admission to park Saturday, June 6, 3 p.m. The McRae — Rock/ Party Saturday, June 13, 3 p.m. Kick'd — Classic Rock Tasting Room at Left Hand Brewing Company 1265 Boston Ave., Longmont Saturday, June 6  ... Full Story

It's News to Me: Hope and Deliverance

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder After putting last week’s paper to bed, we were going through the coming week’s events and discussing who would be covering what. We quickly realized that although we had someone to shoot photos at the Berthoud High School graduation, there was no one to write the story. I’m not overly crazy about kids, especially teenagers, but I finally volunteered once it became it apparent no else was readily available. I arrived a half hour early to give myself ... Full Story

Around Town: Celebrations and Remembrances

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I have already used the theme “bittersweet,” but there seems to be no better way to describe this past week. The sweet included the high spirits and celebrations of the areas graduating classes, the ceremonies themselves and the celebrations afterwards. There were some great graduation parties in the area. We also celebrated our youngest granddaughters’ 19th birthday and are looking forward to another exciting weekend with Berthoud Day. While some are ... Full Story

Letters: June 4, 2009

Berthoud BMX Marks One-Year Anniversary One year ago this weekend my wife Lexi and I opened the BMX facility in Berthoud. The process took about six months but eventually we worked out all the details and the track was opened at last year’s Berthoud day celebration. In our first year Berthoud BMX has held three major events at the track and we have brought over 5,000 riders and spectators to Berthoud.   We recently had the pleasure of organizing the Realities Ride motorcycle rally in ... Full Story

Historic Beauty to Flourish in Heirloom Gardens

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The historic McCarty-Fickel Home on Seventh Street was once surrounded by flower and vegetable gardens, many of which were planted in the early 1900s. While a good portion of the original landscaping remains on the property, most of the former gardens are gone. “The majority of shrubs and bushes are original,” said Teri Johnson, director of the McCarty-Fickel Home. “We would like to get the flowers back to where they were.” A group of volunteers ... Full Story

Police Beat: June 4, 2009

Tuesday, May 26 A neighbor called to report that the house on Greenwood Avenue that has been the subject of an arson investigation has weeds, broken windows and the boarded-up back door had gaps. Noxious weeds ready to bloom in the 900 block of Mountain Avenue were the subject of a complaint for the Code Enforcement Officer. Wednesday, May 27 Police investigated a report of a barking dog on east Iowa Avenue. They found a small, barking Collie or Sheltie. Since the caller had not left their ... Full Story

Fire Beat: June 4, 2009

Monday, May 25 BFPD assisted with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center for a person having seizures. The patient was transported. BFPD assisted with a medical call on Indiana Avenue for a person experiencing severe back pain. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 287 and Highway 56. This was a two-car accident with heavy damage to both vehicles. A five-year-old was extricated from one of the vehicles and the patient was ... Full Story

Obituary: Florence Mangan

Florence E. Batesel Mangan, better known as “Eva,” passed away June 1, 2009 at her home in Longmont. She was 93. She was born December 24, 1915 in Verona (Barry County) Mo., to Curtis Cornelius Batesel (Hunt County, Texas) and Mary Culbertson Batesel (Wahoo, Neb.) at the home of her grandparents William H. and Sarah M. Batesel, where she became the younger sister to Luella J. Batesel. At the age of two, Eva lost her mother in the 1918 flu epidemic. After that she and her sister lived ... Full Story

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