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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

Pali's Late Flurry Ends Force's Bid for

Berthoud Recorder PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — The final score was not indicative of just how close the Colorado Force came to pulling off a first-round upset in the W-League playoffs Saturday night. Behind two goals from Nikki Marshall just 10 minutes apart in the second half, Colorado took a short-lived lead. Then Pali and its offensive attack came to the forefront. The Blues scored four goals in the game’s final 15-plus minutes for a 5-2 victory at Palisades High School. (more…)

View from the Sidelines: Go Ahead, Take Yourself to

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder DENVER — The seats were closer to the clouds than they were to home plate, but with just two rows of seats behind me there are fewer places I’d rather be than at a ballpark watching the game. That’s where I was Friday night with a former colleague of mine from my days in Fayetteville, N.C., watching the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants kick off their important midseason three-game series at Coors Field. (more…)

Sports Briefs: Spartans Hosting Fast-Pitch Softball

The Berthoud Spartans girls’ competitive fast-pitch softball program is holding tryouts for four age groups for the 2009-10 season. The 10-and-under and 12-and-under teams will conduct tryouts Friday from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Fields (5th and Welch). The 14-and-under and 16-and-under teams will hold their tryout Saturday from 9-11 a.m., also at the Town Fields. Players must be of that respective age by Jan. 1. (of what year?) Players should bring a water bottle, bat, glove and ... Full Story

Sports Schedule, Aug. 1-2

SATURDAY, AUG. 1 Swimming: Berthoud swim meet, Berthoud Pool, 9 a.m.                    SUNDAY, AUG. 2 Adult softball: Living the Dream vs. BUMC Flames, 4:15 p.m.; Living the Dream vs. Grace Place Sluggers, 5:15 p.m.; Westwind Photography vs. Grace Place Hitters, 6:15 p.m.; Berthoud Turnouts vs. Dirt Dogs, 7:15 p.m. All games at Bein Park North Field Category:  Sports Category Lead:  Category Secondary ... Full Story

I-25 Closures at Berthoud Exit 250

CDOT maintenance crews will close the on-ramp from Berthoud (Exit 250) to southbound I-25 Tuesday, July 28, and Wednesday, July 29 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Thursday for bridge deck repair. A detour route will be in place. All work is weather permitting. — CDOT Category:  News - Local Category Lead:  None Home Lead:  None Sidebar Block:  0

State News: Colo. Report, Congress' Definitions

Many lawmakers and President Obama say they want to be sure all Americans can afford health insurance, but some people in Colorado with their eye on the current health care debate are worried about what Congress considers to be "affordable." Liz Feder is a health policy analyst with the Colorado Center on Law and Policy, which conducted a study earlier this year on what Coloradans with different income levels could realistically afford to pay for health insurance. Feder has compared those ... Full Story

State News: Summer Getaway Spots Up for Protection

As the season blazes on, some of Colorado's favorite summer getaway areas have taken a step toward staying that way. Representative John Salazar recently unveiled a draft of a bill he plans to introduce in Congress as soon as September that would protect about 63,000 acres in the southwestern part of the state as wilderness. (more…)

Two Dead in Apparent Murder-Suicide

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Police are investigating two deaths in what appears to be a murder-suicide. At 7:34 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, BPD along with the Berthoud Fire Protection District and EMS responded to report of a shooting at 20550 Weld County Road 7, located about 1/2 mile south of Colo. 56. (more…)

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