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Archive for July 16, 2009

4-H Groups Eager for County Fair

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Lucky Clovers II is among area 4-H groups getting ready for this year’s Larimer County Fair opening July 31. These youngsters are planning to exhibit a variety of animals from rabbits to cats and horses, as well as dairy beef cattle, said Charlie Buckley, Lucky Clovers group leader. “Every kid in the club gives a demonstration,” she said. In addition to animals, participants are preparing for other exhibits like cake decorating, baking and home ... Full Story

Defense Dept. Considers Smoke-Free Military

COLORADO SPRINGS — The days when American soldiers got cigarettes with their food rations are long gone, but the military still has higher smoking rates than the general public. A new report by the federal Institute of Medicine lends support to the idea of a tobacco-free military, citing the huge financial burden smokers have become to the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. There are more than 50,000 military personnel serving in Colorado, and about one-third of them use tobacco ... Full Story

State News: PUC Ponders Clean Energy Plan for

Colorado's Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing Thursday, July 16, on how much control it should exert over energy planning for the second-largest supplier of power in Colorado. Tri-State Generation and Transmission has operated primarily without PUC oversight, and Tri-State recently announced plans to pursue new wind and solar energy projects to meet minimum state renewable energy requirements. But some say meeting those minimum mandates won't be enough to help Colorado attain its ... Full Story

Obituary: Beverly Belle Ward

Beverly Belle Ward, 83, of Berthoud, died on July 15, 2009, at the Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on June 25, 1926, in Mendon, Mo., to Leo E. and Lela Belle (Jackson) Shults. She graduated from high school in Idaho Springs, Colo., in 1944. On Sept. 22, 1945, she married John Walter Ward in Fort Collins. Ward worked as a homemaker and had lived in Berthoud since 1952, moving from Granby, Colo. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in ... Full Story

Fit & Fun: Try Something Different with the Family

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder This is the season for barbeques, picnics, vacations and family outings. Enjoying yourself outdoors with your family is a great way to enjoy the sunshine, some good food and a little bit of activity. Outside of the pick-up game of basketball or a swim in an outdoor pool, there are some great options for fitting activity into a large family gathering. (more…)

Upcoming: Derby Bout, Candlelight Event

The Budweiser Event Center in Loveland will host a special all-ages event of East vs. West in the inaugural Border Wars women’s roller derby bout. The Fort Collins Kung Fu Donnas will host Greeley's Slaughterhouse Derby Girls in this battle for northern Colorado domination on the flat track. Border Wars Roller Derby Bout When: Sunday, July 19 at 3 p.m., doors open at 2 p.m. Where: Budweiser Event Center at The Ranch in Loveland Info and tickets: www.FOCOGirlsGoneDerby.com or ... Full Story

Price of Admission: 'Away We Go' is a

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder “Away We Go” is the long-distance expedition of an unconventional couple searching for a place to call home. This bittersweet film stars two poplar television talents, Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live”) as Verona, and John Krasinski (“The Office”) as Bert. The pair provides the appropriate amounts of comic relief to ease the more serious tone of the film.        When 34-year-old Verona becomes pregnant, she and Bert ... Full Story

Around Town: Making Hay

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I didn’t get any suggestions on how to repair my lawn mower’s plastic gas tank so I went on the Internet for information on sealants. I found a review of a product that claimed it was not affected by gasoline and I purchased a tube of it. I also used some of my 600 mile-per-hour tape left over from my flying days. The tape is pretty amazing stuff that should stay in place until a permanent repair can be made. I should be able to install the tank this ... Full Story

Markey Introduces Tax Cut Measure

Berthoud Recorder Staff U.S. Rep. Betsy Markey recently introduced the Small Business Growth Act, which would allow small businesses to deduct up to $125,000 in real property from their federal income taxes. Co-sponsoring the bill are U.S. Reps. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Missouri) and Ron Paul (R-Texas).   Markey hopes cutting taxes for small businesses will create an incentive for jobs and investment, and jumpstart business growth.   Currently, small businesses can deduct expenses for ... Full Story

Letters: July 16, 2009

Berthoud has Opportunity to Focus on Community I own Speedy Sparkle Car Wash in Loveland where we are having a Grand Opening Celebration this week. The key element of our celebration is a $5 donation for every full service car wash to one of a dozen local charities in the name of our customers. Through Monday, we are at $945 and going strong toward our goal for the week. We have all the normal Grand Opening fun, including banners and flags to create a festive atmosphere and attract attention ... Full Story

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