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Space is a Workplace

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder With over 900 working satellites and ten of thousands of miscellaneous debris — defunct satellites, rocket parts and one very infamous lost tool bag — Earth’s atmosphere is a workplace. And, according to Suzanne Metlay of the privately funded nonprofit Secure World Foundation, that means we all have a vested interest in keeping that “job site” safe and productive.     Metlay’s presentation, “Bad behaviors in space: Why we need ... Full Story

Racing Champ Ramps Up Local BMXers

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder For the past year Rocky Mountain Racers have been working really hard to bring the Boys and Girls Club of America a BMX program, and a recent visit from Rocky Mountain Racing and Women's Pro superstar Dominique Daniels has given the group a boost. The brand new Pulliam Youth Center located in Loveland has become a model for the national program being developed by corporate sponsors PowerBar, GT bicycles and the Berthoud BMX Association. In conjunction with ... Full Story

Red Mountain Open Area Ready for Business

Larimer County is set to open Red Mountain Open Space next Saturday, June 27. The Friends of Larimer County Parks & Open Lands will have a time capsule art project booth where participants can design their own celebration flag to be included in a time capsule that will be opened on the 10th anniversary of Soapstone Prairie and Red Mountain Open Space’s opening (June 2019). Will these amazing places be the same in 10 years? The answer is up to all of us. (more…)

Doxie Derby and Good Times

The 16th annual Celebration of our Beloved Dachshunds, a fundraiser for Colorado Dachshund Rescue, will be held Saturday, June 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roger’s Park in Fort Collins. The events features bobbing for hot dogs, costume parade, Short Stuff Sprint (Dachshund races), pot luck lunch, vendors, raffles and silent auction. Open to the public. Bring lawn chairs, a potluck dish to share at lunch and a camera. Cost: $5 per person donation Date/Time: Saturday, June 27, 10 a.m. to 4 ... Full Story

Search Begins for Town Administrator

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Town Board is beginning the search for a town administrator to replace Jim White, who is leaving Berthoud the end of July. Trustee Glen Buckingham presented recommendations from a subcommittee overseeing the hiring process to the board at the Tuesday, June 23 meeting. The board agreed to the hiring plan, after suggesting modifications to it. The four members of the subcommittee will review applications received and will narrow the candidates down to the ... Full Story

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

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