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Archive for July 23, 2009

Phase II Almost a Wrap

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder It would seem that Phase II of the Mountain Avenue construction project is running along far more smoothly than the first phase. According to Town Engineer Stephanie Brothers, “It’s almost done.” Brothers noted crews will likely wrap up the project by the end of next week. While Sixth Street between Mountain Avenue and the Berthoud Pool may not look close to completion, with heavy equipment on site and the roadway still to be completed, Brothers said, ... Full Story

O'Malley Glen Courts Incentives

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder “What we’re trying to do is figure out a way to kick start development,” O’Malley Glen developer Steve Hanson said while asking the Town Board for substantial incentives at the Tuesday, July 21 meeting. (more…)

Powering Up: Xcel Franchise in the Air

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder As the Town of Berthoud continues to face declining sales revenues, down about 15 percent this year, the Board of Trustees continue to look for ways to generate sustainable income for the Town’s general fund. (more…)

Town Briefs: Resident Questions Status of Xcel

Resident Dorian Ryan asked the Town Board when citizens would have an opportunity to provide input about the proposed franchise agreement with Xcel Energy during the public comment portion of the July 21 meeting. Many people in the community are concerned about the increase in electric utility bills the franchise would create in addition to those anticipated from Xcel in the coming months, she said. (more…)

Humane Society Has Bite: Tethering Law Goes Into

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Larimer County Commissioners voted unanimously on Monday, July 20 to approve changes to the county’s existing animal control ordinance. Changes include new regulation on when and how dogs can be tethered in their owner’s yards and applies only to unincorporated Larimer County. While the ordinance does not ban chaining dogs entirely, it does restrict owners from using tethers less than 10 feet in length or from using chains that are “too heavy or too big ... Full Story

Summer Job Scene: Workin' at the Car Wash

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder With many summer job opportunities around why not spend your summer making some extra cash doing something that you love? That is exactly what 25-year-old Ivy Stockwell fifth grade teacher Jason Hooker is doing.     Hooker became interested in working at the Speedy Sparkle Car Wash in Loveland because one of his hobbies is showing his 2001 Lexus IS 300 at car shows. Detailing his car is just one of the things he has to do before a car show, so he ... Full Story

Taylor Made: Who Could've Known?

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder I have always been involved with softball in some way. First, when I was just a little one of about four or five years old, my parents signed me up for t-ball just for something to do. After that I kept progressing up the ladder to coach pitch. Then finally when I was old enough — about eight years old — I got away from baseball and turned to softball. (more…)

On the Fly At Mile High

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder The stadium and the surrounding fields that normally constitute Dick’s Sporting Goods Park were transformed into a festival setting with a variety of massive tents and magnificent, equipment-laden stages for this year’s second annual Mile High Music Festival 2009. (more…)

Outdoors Near Your Backdoor: Escape by Train and Enjoy

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder There are many ways to enjoy Colorado’s outdoor beauty, but a train may be the most magical. For a vacation close to home, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is less than a day’s drive and offers some of the most spectacular views, many of which can only be seen while riding the train. The restored track, engines and cars run daily mid-May through mid-October between Antonito, Colo. and Chama, N. M., crossing the Colorado-New Mexico border 11 ... Full Story

The Healthy Gourmand: Hearty Weekend Breakfast Ideas

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Weekends are a good time to have a hearty breakfast that keeps you going well into the afternoon. Here are three recipes that are delicious and provide essential proteins and other nutritious ingredients. The bran muffins go well with the omelet, and the pancakes can be a meal in themselves. If there is time on busy weekday mornings, these recipes also can be used to start the day off right. (more…)

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