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Archive for July 30, 2009

1642 “ What’s Next?” Adults

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Driving on U.S. Highway 287, either to the north or south, presents multiple examples of gettin’ away with it. The basics start with speeders and those who roam around with expired license plates. The latter infraction has recently become a very costly choice. No argument from me; just gotta’ plan ahead, make paying for the plates a priority and git ‘er done. The former raises my concerns for the safety of drivers young and old. Up at the county ... Full Story

Guest Editorial

By John Kefalas State Representative (D-52) While the Colorado Legislature is out of session, the battle for health care reform is raging in Washington, D.C. With the House and Senate trying to pass a major reform bill, and with hundreds of insurance, hospital and pharmacy lobbyists filling the halls of Congress, it’s hard to know what the final product will be. Meanwhile, there is a colossal amount of misinformation being thrown at the American people and members of Congress in a ... Full Story

Around Town: Family Time, Fair Time

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder We spent the weekend in North Platte, Neb. The occasion was my annual family reunion. I considered not going because of all the pre-county fair activity. In the end, it seemed more important to see the family. I lost two cousins in the past year, and you never know if this might be the last time. This was the 53rd reunion, and attendance has been waning the past few years, but family ties are important. I did have the opportunity to tour the old Fox Theater, ... Full Story

Letters: July 30, 2009

Almost Green With the release of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore sounded the alarm at a moment many view as a tipping point in the “green” movement. Look around and everywhere you will find new products and services that make bold claims about their carbon footprint and how they will play a role in saving our planet. Yet, if we look just a little closer, a different view quickly emerges. As society embraces hybrid cars, solar cells and wind power one quickly realizes that we are, for the ... Full Story

Healing Waters on Tap

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Soldiers who are recovering from physical and mental injuries suffered while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan will have the opportunity to participate in a fly fishing event along the Big Thompson River near Berthoud this Saturday, Aug. 1. The event is sponsored through Project Healing Waters, with which Karen Shaw-Lafferty and her husband Matt Lafferty serve as volunteers. The couple teaches fly fishing to the soldiers. Fishing is a great way to help the ... Full Story

EarthSky: Shaula and Lesath Near Moon

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, July 31, 2009 We’re still looking in the direction of the constellation Scorpius. Can you pick out the reddish star Antares at the Heart of the Scorpion? It’s the brightest star near the moon tonight. If you can see Antares and the moon — and if your shy is unobstructed in the direction towards the southern horizon — you should be able to pick out a graceful looping stream of stars. These stars represent the Scorpion’s curved tail. ... Full Story

Fire Beat: July 30, 2009

Monday, July 20 BFPD responded to a small grass fire near Longs Peak Avenue and Aspen Drive. The fire was extinguished. BFPD assisted with a medical call for an elderly patient who had fainted and was found on the floor with a possible broken ankle. The patient was transported. Tuesday, July 21 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Sioux Dr. for a patient complaining of back pain. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a call on Seventh Street for an incident involving a truck ... Full Story

Police Beat: July 30, 2009

Tuesday, July 21 A family outing at Berthoud Park took a bad turn after it started to rain. Dad gave the girls the key to the vehicle so they could get out of the rain. The 12-year-old needed to roll up the window but in the process of turning the key to power the window she turned it too far and started the truck. The vehicle was in gear and went forward and hit a tree. Fortunately, no one was injured. Juveniles hanging around the Berthoud Commons parking lot after 9 p.m. were give a verbal ... Full Story

Passion for Helping out Drives Former Boosters Club

Role Players: Kim Wikre By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder For eight years, Kim Wikre has spent her Friday nights at Berthoud High School football games. First with her oldest son, Trevor, playing and then with younger son Jared. But Trevor is now at Colorado State and Jared is embarking on his own college career at Mesa State. So where will Kim Wikre be come Sept. 11 for the Spartans’ home opener with Fort Lupton? “It’s going to depend if I’m here on Friday night or headed to Grand ... Full Story

It's in His Blood: Black Belt Richard Bennett

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Walking through the front door at Bennett’s Karate Dojo, one absorbs the awards and history that represent not just the facilities owner, Richard Bennett, but the Okinawan karate fighting style he teaches. In one corner sits a handful of awards. On the walls are the accolades his father, Allen, has achieved. Then there’s the image of Shinyu Gushi, a ninth-degree black belt and living legend in the art. Bennett eats, sleeps and breathes this stuff. ... Full Story

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