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Ready, Set, Fair! Larimer County Event Facing Budget

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder This week marks the start of the 130th Larimer County Fair and Rodeo. Not only does the fair bring horses, dogs, a carnival and rodeo riders, it also brings some much needed revenue to the county. Last year, about 40,000 visitors attended the fair paying for tickets for special events and generating sales tax revenue. Yet both the fair and the fairgrounds continue to lose money. A report issued by the Larimer County Board of Commissioners in Oct. 2008 ... Full Story

Residents Voice Objections to Xcel Franchise

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Residents who came to voice objections about a proposed franchise agreement between Berthoud and Xcel Energy filled the Town Board chamber at the Tuesday, July 28 meeting. If approved by trustees, the 20-year agreement would increase the electric bills of Xcel customers in Town by (more…)

Planners Help Ludlow Farms Project Move Forward

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The planning and zoning commission has approved an amendment to the Town comprehensive plan to permit high-density residential and mixed-use development for the Ludlow Farms project. Planners also recommended Town Board approval of annexation (more…)

Town Briefs: Trustee Suggests Publishing Meeting

Trustee Jeff Hindman said he would like to see a policy implemented to publish agendas of all board meetings in newspapers during his comments at the July 28 Town Board meeting. Town Clerk Mary Cowdin noted that last minute changes to agendas could be posted on the Town of Berthoud Web site. Hindman also said that all the media should be included in e-mail communications from the Berthoud Economic Resource Team. Trustee Michael Patrick added that e-mails from BERT should be sent out to anyone ... Full Story

4-H and Larimer County Fair Time

By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder It is that time of year again, almost the end of summer. For many 4-H’ers it is also time to scramble and pull together all of our projects and complete our record books for the Larimer County Fair. The final days before the interviews and judging always seem to be busiest and sometimes even stressful.  Although I have worked very hard this past weekend, I am always so happy and proud to see how my project came together. I look at my completed ... Full Story

Summer Job Scene: Horsing Around

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder Although many local teens occupy their summers by working around town at some of the local businesses or franchises, there are some who spend summers working hard with livestock and competing in the local — or sometimes not so local — county fairs. (more…)

Profile: Gerri Roberts; Young Writer with a Penchant

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Recorder’s newest, and youngest, writer is a young lady of many talents and interests. From chemistry to jewelry making, (soon-to-be) 14-year-old Gerri Roberts has a long list of accomplishments for one so young. Her bedroom, nicknamed the “purple dungeon” by her mother, Debbie Crans, has all the usual trappings (more…)

Lucky Clovers II Getting Ready for Fair

My name is Samantha Mulder. I am the reporter for the Lucky Clovers II 4-H. This year I am doing rabbits and foods. Lucky Clovers II is getting ready for the fair with cows, sheep, pigs, rabbits, goats, foods, and many other projects. We had our last meeting before fair on July 14 at the Pickert’s. All 4-H members are required to do a demonstration at some point in the year. Dani Pickert is pictured here doing a demonstration on getting your steer ready to show. She caught a catch-it calf ... Full Story

Berthoud High School Back To School Night 2009

Students, parents and community are invited to come meet Principal Chris Garcia and Assistant Principal Mrs. Mary Boettcher on Aug. 13 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Students will have: Pictures taken for school ID. (and activity pass) Activity passes will be for sale for students and parents Lockers will be assigned to freshmen (grades 10 through 12 students can choose their own lockers) Visit teachers in classrooms Attend fair of opportunity Prepare to enjoy the 2009-10 school year. Volunteers will be ... Full Story

School Supplies Needed

Realities For Children and the Berthoud Recorder are asking for the community’s help in providing new backpacks and school supplies to the county’s abused, neglected and at-risk children. Monetary and supply donations are being accepted throughout the month of August at the Berthoud Recorder office, located at 120 Bunyan Ave. For more information, please call RFC at (970) 484-9090 or e-mail Info@RealitiesForChildren.com. All credit cards are accepted, and checks can be made payable to ... Full Story

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