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Archive for June 25, 2009

Trustees Advise BERT Oversight

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder During a discussion of a request from the Berthoud Economic Resource Team to increase its membership from 12 to 15 members, the Board of Trustees during the June 23 meeting, raised questions about its operating procedures and limits of its authority. Mayor Pro Tem David Gregg said he had seen e-mails directing town staff to do work, which he said made him uncomfortable. “I’m interested in setting boundaries and protocol,” he said. Trustee Michael ... Full Story

Insurance Woes Affect Larimer Kids

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder We often hear about the number of uninsured Americans, which is expected to top 54 million by the end of the year, continuing to rise. But what we don’t hear about is the number of uninsured children. (more…)

School Board Approves 2009-10 Budget

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Acknowledging it as a “living document,” school board members adopted the 2009-10 annual budget for the Thompson School District at the Wednesday, June 17 meeting. Federal stimulus funds, the majority of which have specific spending requirements, boosted revenues. The district will receive $2.7 million in the State Fiscal Stability Funds that will be included in general fund monies. Another $3.9 million from the federal government will be directed toward ... Full Story

School Briefs: Director Begins Term, Nominees Sought

Thompson School District school board President Bill McCreary administered the oath of office to Leslie Young at the June 17 meeting. The board selected to Young to replace District D Director Don Abbott until the election of officers in November. The board is seeking nominations of candidates for school directors in Districts B, E and F for four-year terms, and one to complete the two-year term in District D. To qualify for nomination, a candidate must be a registered elector and school ... Full Story

Summer Job Scene: Pitch in With T-ball

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder Along with working for the Town of Berthoud Parks and Recreation Department at the Town pool, another great opportunity to work with kids is coaching T-ball and coach pitch. Although the job can get a little stressful with lots of little kids running around, it can still be a fun job. Polly Poirier is a lifeguard at the Town pool and a T-ball coach as well. Some of the coaches, such as supervisor for coach pitch Colton Kerrigan, have been coaching in the ... Full Story

Youth 411: Hooked on Fishing with River

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Over the weekend I took my three kids to Pinewood Lake for a day of fishing. We walked back to a spot I have had a lot of luck with, but it seemed to run out before we arrived. (more…)

College Honors for Seitz, Shipley

Western Wyoming Community College is pleased to recognize the 297 students who earned a spot on the Dean's Honor Roll for the Spring  2009 Semester. Among the students recognized was David Seitz of Berthoud. Students named to the Dean's Honor Roll are full-time students who complete a minimum of 12 credit hours during the semester with a  letter grade and a grade point average between 3.25 and 3.99. The Colorado School of Mines in Golden placed Tycee Shipley on the Dean's List for ... Full Story

The Healthy Gourmand: Fish: The Good, The Bad, and The

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Choosing the best kind of fish to eat can be a frustrating trip through murky waters. Depending on where it is raised and caught, fish can be really good for you — or really bad. Wild Alaskan salmon, especially the red variety, is considered a great food source because of its healthy omega-3 fats, high protein and relative purity. On the other hand, farmed Atlantic salmon is on the Environmental Defense Fund’s Worst to Eat list because of high contaminant ... Full Story

Celebrate Summer Scandinavian-Style

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The summer solstice may have already passed us by last Sunday, but that won’t stop revelers at the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival in Estes Park this coming weekend.  The largest midsummer festival in Colorado, hundreds will gather in Bond Park to celebrate the longest day of the year with two days of lights, flowers, food, music and dance. (more…)

Young Gives Berthoud the Blues

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder 2008 International Blues Challenge winner Lionel Young and his band the Heavy Cats were the sunshine on a cloudy Saturday at the Derby Grille in east Berthoud. Covering everything from Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin and Ray Charles, Young and his electric violin kept the crowd moving, laughing and singing along despite the rain. (more…)

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