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Around Town: Reel Life Memories

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I stopped by the library on Monday evening and noticed quite a few people sitting in the meeting room in the dark. I stuck my head in the door and saw that they were enjoying the Monday night movie time. Just one of the many library activities offered during the year. That got me thinking about the “old” days when even small towns had their own movie theater. In the early 1940s the theater in Grant, Neb., population 1,000, was less than a block from our ... Full Story

Editorial: An Ag Perspective on Clean Energy

By Kent Peppler Rocky Mountain Farmers Union President An opinion piece appeared last week in more than one Denver newspaper that attacked Farmers Union for "selling out" agriculture by supporting the amended Clean Energy bill. The piece presents the author's views and statistics as facts. They are just opinions, not facts, and there are some other facts that should be mentioned as we consider the bill and what it means for agriculture. Condemning the action by Congress ignores a key fact. ... Full Story

Letters: July 23, 2009

Unhealthy Congress Health care reform should involve removing the government influence altogether. Recently we’ve heard that 72 percent of all Americans favor a public health care option. But now that the costs are coming to light the percentage is under 50 percent, and the rate is declining. Fix Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. Don’t we have enough agencies to hide all these expenses behind, already? (more…)

Tales from the Road: Kalona, Iowa, the Heart of Amish

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder There are not a whole lot of places left in the country where you can still see regularly used hitching posts outside of the general store. In southern Iowa, the town of Kalona and surrounding areas is in the heart of Amish and country. The Amish in this area live without very many conveniences of modern-day life. The women sew their own dresses and bonnets and cook every meal from scratch. Horse-drawn buggies are as common on the roads as cars and many ... Full Story

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

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