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Business Matters: Locals Find More Than Just Bait at

Friendship, Humor Available at No Cost By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Although he refers to it as “this goofy little bait shop,” the affection owner and manager Bob Todd holds for Bennett’s Tackle clearly runs deep. Todd’s father, Byron Todd, bought the shop in “ ’68 or something” when he retired from being vice-president of Sears Roebuck and Company. Todd took over the shop after returning from college at the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in agriculture. ... Full Story

Farmers Rally for NISP

**UPDATED JULY 6** By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder EATON — Along with the proposed reservoir at Chimney Hollow, the NCWCD has also been trying to get the Northern Integrated Supply Project off the ground. The project may have profound effects for the region’s farmers, and more than 270 of them gathered Tuesday, June 28 to show their support. State Sen. Kevin Lundberg (R-15) attended the rally to show his strong support for the project. “This is not an issue that can be put off. ... Full Story

Water Sources by Design: Northern Water Projects Look

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder With all of the rain, late afternoon thunderstorms and tornado warnings hitting the Front Range for the past several weeks, it might be difficult to remember that Colorado is actually a semi-arid climate typically receiving no more than 12 to 16 inches of precipitation per year. And while the current economic conditions may have slowed the area’s growth temporarily, eventually the unprecedented boom seen in the late ’90s and (more…)

Wahlert Pleads Guilty to Assault

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Recent Berthoud High School graduate Brandyn Wahlert, 18, plead guilty to third-degree assault charges filed by the Larimer County district attorney’s office earlier this year. Wahlert appeared before Judge Peter Schoon for June 25 hearing at the Loveland County Court. (more…)

Berthoud's Waldo Honored with 'Quiet

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder There are not many people who could claim to have taught Sunday school for over half a century, but longtime Berthoud resident Shannon, better known as “Sam,” Waldo can claim just that. The Peaks Sub-district of the Rocky Mountain Conference of the United Methodist Church recently honored Waldo with the “Quiet Disciple Award.” (more…)

Summer Job Scene: Earning Dough at John Dough's

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder Although there are many great opportunities to work outside during the summer, there are also many other great places around town to work. John Dough’s Pizzeria is just one of the few pizza places in town for employment. Many students, both former and present, have worked at John Dough’s over the years. Newcomer Samantha Wright, 18, who just graduated from Berthoud High this year, has been working at John Dough’s for about 9 months and absolutely loves ... Full Story

Around Town: In the Dog House

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The has been more of a stay at home than an around town week. Last week we had house guests. Complete strangers who moved in for three days. If you surmised that it had something to do with dogs, you would be correct. Perhaps we have become known as a place for whelping Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs or it may be that we are close to Melissa Culver, DVM. Dr. Culver is revered in the Swissy community and the folks from Durango had lost most of their last litter ... Full Story

Welty-Lempka Barn: Adaptability Through the Years

By Jenny Anderson Berthoud Recorder A little log cabin lies on the south bank of the Little Thompson River. In 1869, James Eaglin applied for a homestead patent on 160 acres and this little cabin was likely among the required improvements. The patent was granted June 15, 1874. Eaglin grew wheat, the first grain crop of the (more…)

Obituary: John Raymond Schmidt

John Raymond Schmidt passed away June 23, 2009 in Rohnert Park, California. He was 58 years old. The oldest of seven children, Schmidt was born on Feb. 14, 1951 in Denver to Alban and Mary (Groll) Schmidt. He attended Most Precious Blood and Mullen High School in Denver. John graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 1969. He moved to northern California in 1978. He was an audio specialist and speaker cabinet designer with Hard Truckers Sound Systems and Ultra Sound, Inc. and an ... Full Story

Police Beat: July 2, 2009

Tuesday, June 23 Barking dogs on Cedar Drive prompted a complaint in the early afternoon. The caller said he called the night before about the same dogs. Thistle growing everywhere at N. County Road and Lake Avenue was the complaint. The Code Enforcement Officer was advised. Dogs in the 600 block of Eighth Street were reported to have been barking for an hour and half. The dogs were in a pen in the alley and no one was home, so the officer left a written warning on the front ... Full Story

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