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Archive for July 16, 2009

Town of Berthoud – Board of Adjustments Public

PUBLIC NOTICE The Board of Adjustments will hold a public hearing for a variance to allow construction outside the building envelope at 1020 Berthoud Peak Drive. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2009 beginning at 7:00 p. m. in the Board Room at the Town Hall, 328 Massachusetts Ave., Berthoud, CO. 80513. LGLB2009-47 Published in the Berthoud Recorder July 16, 2009

Bats and Bugs Return to Berthoud Firehouse

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Fire personnel discovered bat bugs in Fire Station 1 on July 7 and evacuated operations and administrative offices to temporary facilities in their parking lot. Despite the fact that bats had recently been removed from the building’s attic, the presence of the parasitic bat bugs (genus Cimex) means the bats have returned in greater numbers. In fall 2008, the BFPD took advantage of a re-roofing project to cover some openings the bats used to access ... Full Story

Town Hires Interim Administrator

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Town Board selected Gary Suiter as interim Town administrator to temporarily replace Jim White at the Tuesday, July 14 meeting. Suiter and White are essentially switching positions. Suiter currently is interim town manager for Minturn where White will begin serving on a permanent basis the first of August. (more…)

BERT Seeking Guidance, Direction from Trustees

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Next month marks the one-year anniversary of the Town’s most recent advisory committee, the Berthoud Economic Resource Team. While the group continues to make progress and move forward, it is also looking at where it heads from here — a topic of frequent discussion at the group’s July 13 meeting at Town Hall. The imminent departure of Town Administrator Jim White at the end of the month will leave the group without a permanent Town staff liaison. ... Full Story

Brandvold Back on U.S. Soil

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Much to the relief of his father, Gary Brandvold of Berthoud, BHS graduate Neil Brandvold finally made his way home safe and sound after participating in the recent protests in the Central American country of Honduras. Now back on U.S. soil, Brandvold has had a few days to reflect on the events of the past few weeks, the terrible violence and bloodshed that continues on, and what he takes away from his time in the tiny democratic republic. Brandvold began ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Board Begins BERT Review

The Town Board began a review of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team at the July 14 meeting in response to concerns previously expressed about the commission’s role and scope of authority. Trustee Michael Patrick said that in the haste to establish the economic development commission, the board had not set goals and parameters for it. (more…)

Catching Up: Singer/Songwriter Jason Vigil

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder A familiar talent showed up on stage at Taste of Fort Collins June 14 — pop musician Jason Vigil graced the audience with his smooth lyrics and ready smile. He’s made his own mark since graduating from Berthoud High School in 1999, when he played guitar and sang lead in the rock band Sandalwood with classmates Tyson Heilbrun, Cale Hand and Ian Davis. “Now my sound is more acoustic, lighter,” Vigil said, leaning forward to be heard over the rising ... Full Story

Summer Job Scene: Sunny Face at Hays Market

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder Around Berthoud there are many different opportunities for teens to have summer jobs some work for the Parks and Recreation Department and for some of the local food businesses, but Hays Market is one of the many businesses that employ a fair number of local high school kids. (more…)

Youth 411: Every Sport Starts at the Bottom

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Every sport starts at the bottom, and BMX is no different — in this case the five-year-old novice. While most kids start riding a bike at about six or seven years old, these kids are already on a roll at three or four years old. By the age of six or seven, these young racers have even won a major event or raced in a state series to the top spot. (more…)

4-H Foundation Awards Scholarships

By Paula Morehouse 4-H Foundation Scholarship Committee The Larimer County 4-H Youth Foundation announces their 2009 Scholarship winners. General Scholarships: Marnie Bellmyer, Livermore; Ryan Dyer, Fort Collins; Jessica Nordstrom, Loveland; and Ben Yohe, Loveland. Tom Brown Educational Scholarship: Kristen Rubenthaler, Fort Collins. Glenn and Minnie Cowley Memorial Scholarship and O. Rex Story Memorial Scholarship: Elizabeth Zadel, Johnstown; John Worthington Memorial Scholarship: Virginia ... Full Story

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