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Archive for July 23, 2009

Police Beat: July 23, 2009

Tuesday, July 14 A caller from the 200 block of Mountain Avenue reported a dead foul smelling skunk beside the building. A window was found broken out of the swimming pool building. Wednesday, July 15 A vehicle waiting to make a left turn from County Road 8 onto southbound U.S. Highway 287 was the victim of a hit and run when the car in front of her backed into her vehicle. The white truck then turned left and drove off. The struck vehicle did write down the license and a report is to ... Full Story

EarthSky: Buzz Aldrin, 40 Years Later, Explains Why

EarthSky Forty years ago, on July 20, 1969, NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first-ever human steps on the moon. EarthSky asked astronaut Buzz Aldrin what he remembers most about it. Buzz Aldrin: "The entire experience was the culmination of just a very fortunate set of circumstances that opened up for us, plus seven plus nine plus 14 in our third group of astronauts, 30 people were destined to be among those selected to maybe make the first landing on the moon." ... Full Story

'To Kill a Mockingbird' Still Relevant

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Chosen as this year’s One Book, One Denver title, the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” is also the only non-Shakespeare related undertaking in the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s 2009 season. It also opened on Saturday, July 18 to an exuberant and nearly standing-room-only audience. Based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, and adapted for the stage by Christopher Sergel, “To Kill a Mockingbird” is both a simple and ... Full Story

Engagement: Burgess-Schmidt

Sarah Burgess, the daughter of Rodney and Linda Burgess of Berthoud and Jamason Schmidt, the son of the late Barry Schmidt and Mary Schmidt of Berthoud are pleased to announce their engagement. The happy couple met on the first day of college in a composition class.  Their professor often caught them flirting and would tease them about getting married, little did she know how right she was! (more…)

Fire Beat: July 23, 2009

Monday, July 13 BFPD responded to a residence on Weld County Road 6 for a carbon monoxide detection alarm inspection. This alarm was due to a faulty detector. BFPD responded to a reported burn on County Road 21 and Martingale Drive. This was a controlled burn but the owner was asked to extinguish the fire due to high winds. Tuesday, July 14 BFPD responded to a reported garage fire on Mount Massive Avenue. Upon arrival to the residence, light smoke was coming from the garage. The fire was ... Full Story

Dirt Devils Needed

Horticulture Volunteers, playfully known as “Dirt Devils,” are needed to help the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources and to support the gardens at Larimer County’s Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space (between Fort Collins and Loveland) and at the Bison Visitor Center (near Carter Lake southwest of Loveland).  If you love to garden, call for more information and let’s dig in! Contact C.J. Cullins, Volunteer Program Coordinator, at (970) ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce Eleanor Scott

Joyce Eleanor Scott, age 83, went to be with the Lord after a long courageous fight with Parkinson’s disease. She was born on Nov. 10, 1926 in Hastings, Mich., to Karl F. and Florence J. Henderson Eckardt of Lake Odessa, Mich. Scott attended school in Woodland, Mich., and graduated from high school in 1944. She attended a college in Naperville, Ill., for two years and she and her cousin came to Denver to earn their degrees as a Medical Technologist, working at Denver General Hospital. While ... Full Story

Obituary: Pauline Laber

Pauline Laber, 93, of Longmont, passed away Monday, July 13 at her home. She was born June 28, 1916 in Berthoud to George and Elizabeth Seader. Laber grew up in Brighton and graduated from eighth grade at Tonville School. She moved to the Longmont area in 1939 from Brighton and latter married Alex Laber on Oct. 1, 1939 in Berthoud. Laber was a homemaker and mother and was a member of Zion Congregational Church in Brighton. She then attended Christ Congregational Church in Longmont, where ... Full Story

Obituary: Vernon French

Lewis Vernon French, 85, of Berthoud, died July 19, in Longmont. French was born on March 12, 1924, in Longmont, to Lewy and Ruth (Henderson) French. He graduated from Longmont High School in 1942 and attended Frye Aircraft School in Denver before becoming a farmer in the Berthoud area. On Dec. 20, 1943, he married Shirley Buehler of Berthoud. Together they raised their family and conducted a dairy and farming operation on a farm they purchased south of Berthoud in 1950. He was the ... Full Story

Former Assistant Barron Named BHS Boys Soccer Coach

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder   John Barron, Berthoud’s assistant boys soccer coach for the past four seasons, was named the team’s head coach by new school athletic director Mark Avery on Tuesday. The 43-year-old replaces Jeff Benjamin, who left for a similar position at Mountain View High School last month. (more…)

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