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Archive for July 9, 2009

Around Town: On the Fence

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder We had a busy Fourth of July morning. There is nothing like having company coming to energize you into trying to make the place look presentable and doing all that repair work that you’ve been putting off. The repair work in question was the replacement of two cedar posts in our split rail fence. Even cedar doesn’t last forever. I think the posts in question were placed about 25 years ago. I have learned a lot about fencing since then and wanted to fill ... Full Story

Auto Registration Fees Unreasonable

By Sen. Kevin Lundberg State Senate District 15 Senate bill 108 is a quarter of a billion dollar (per year) car tax. Some are calling it Bill Ritter's Car Tax, for it was a bill that the governor urged the legislature to pass. Never in my legislative experience have I seen such a strong reaction from the people of Colorado after a law has begun to take effect. For the last several weeks hardly a day goes by without at least one constituent calling me to complain about SB-108. The bill is ... Full Story

FASTER Jobs Bill a Responsible Way to Create Jobs and

By State Representative Randy Fischer House District 53 I am a civil engineer by training, but it doesn’t take an engineer to tell you that you that many of Colorado’s roads are rutted and bridges are crumbling. And you don’t need to read the business pages to know that we are suffering terrible job losses. I know folks who have lost their jobs recently and I bet you do, too. These are tough times for most folks in Northern Colorado. Lawmakers like me don’t get to just complain or ... Full Story

Water Sources by Design: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Last week we looked at the history and structure of the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District’s eastern slope facilities. But of course, no discussion about water in Colorado would be complete without looking at how the NCWCD will respond to growing needs for water along the northern Front Range and environmental changes could affect our water supplies. The NCWCD currently delivers 213,000 acre feet of water each year to 30 towns and cities across ... Full Story

Stu Boyd: Heart and Soul

Berthoud Recorder’s Volunteer of the Month By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Mayor Tom Patterson described him as, “the man who works diligently behind the scenes to make things happen and then fades away without waiting for a word of thanks.” (more…)

Police Beat: July 9, 2009

Tuesday, June 30 A prowler reported in the Pinewood mobile home park at 12:34 a.m. was gone when police arrived two minutes later. At 3:35 a.m., after loud noise had been going on for hours in the 500 block of Fifth Street, a complaint was registered and police issued a verbal warning. A barking dog in the 600 block of Munson Court brought a visit from the Code Enforcement Officer. He too heard the barking and contacted the owner who said she would muzzle the dog. The house with loud stereo ... Full Story

Gypsy Horse Show Coming to Loveland

The Continental Divide Morgan Horse Association has invited owners of Gypsy horses to participate in their annual Continental Divide Horse Show to be held at The Ranch at the Larimer County Fairgrounds in Loveland. The show will be held from Thursday, Aug. 20 through Sunday, Aug. 23. (more…)

Recognizing Bastille Day

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Bastille Day, the French national holiday also called La Fête Nationale (National Celebration) on July 14 is celebrated with fireworks and festivities to signify national independence. The president watches on with the general public as a military parade marches along the Champs-Élysées on the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille. While our Independence Day traditions may parallel those of France’s Bastille Day, the purpose and meaning stems from ... Full Story

Earth Sky: Big Dipper points to Polaris, helps find

By Bruce McClure Earth Sky Communications Saturday July 11, 2009 Today our star-hopping adventure begins at the Big Dipper in the constellation Ursa Major. Draw a line through the Big Dipper’s pointer stars — Duhbe and Merak — to locate Polaris the North Star. (more…)

Lions Club News

By Curtis Wilson Lions Club District 6-NE Governor The Evening Lions Club met on Thursday, July 2. There will be only one meeting in Aug. 6. The club will return to bi-monthly meetings in September, with meetings on Sept. 3 and 17. (more…)

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