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Archive for August, 2009

BPD Confirms Apparent Suicide

For the second time in only a month, tragedy has shocked the residents of Berthoud. Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, Berthoud Police responded to a report of a suicide at a residence on Fourth Street near Water Avenue. No details were immediately available although police and the Larimer County Coroner's office are continuing to investigate the man's death. Police were unable to release the name of the deceased pending notification of family. A press release will likely be made available on ... Full Story

Making a Life Far From Home: Thai Exchange Student

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The start of a new school year is often a stressful time for high school students as they sort out schedules, lockers and class syllabi, as well as adjust to the alarm clock ringing at 6 a.m., long days spent in classrooms, and of course, homework. Now imagine doing all that in a foreign country, in a completely different culture, usually with different religions and customs, with no one who speaks your native language, while living with a family of ... Full Story

Our Natural World: Colorado’s Oldest Living

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Have you met one of Colorado’s oldest living residents? No, it is not that cranky, old guy down the street; it is the bristlecone pine. They are among the oldest living organisms anywhere in the world. There are some bristlecone pines in Berthoud, but they are just youngsters. The really old ones — some more than 1,500 years old — live in the Rocky Mountains. The Colorado bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata) is sometimes known by the common name ... Full Story

1642 What’s Next? No PCS This Year

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Allow me to indulge in a little old soldier reminiscence. For generations one of the most ominous events in the life of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces has been PCS; Permanent Change of Station. In earlier times it was the annual cycle of large numbers of familiar faces departing and new personalities arriving. I am eternally grateful to be rid of this summertime ritual. (more…)

Around Town: Can You Hear Me Now?

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I decided this week to change my cell phone service. I had been with Sprint for several years and I hated the phone I was using and the coverage did not extend even as far as Greeley and Eaton. My phone was useless when I visited my daughter or went to Nebraska. I don’t know why I put up with it this long, but the time had come. At first, I tried to make the purchase on the Internet. That proved to be a frustrating experience. It is difficult to tell how a ... Full Story

Wedding: Early Evening Wedding for Bunker, Resibeck

Derek and Amber (nee Bunker) Reisbeck were wed in a double-ring ceremony April 30, 2009 at the Tapestry House in LaPorte, Colo., among family and friends. For the early evening ceremony, the bride wore a strapless ball gown with beaded bodice and “whipped topping” skirt. She carried a uniquely sentimental bouquet of long-stemmed calla lilies draped over her arm. Each lily was embedded with pink crystals, and attached to the bouquet was a locket from the groom’s beloved paternal ... Full Story

Obituary: Fern Patton

Fern C. Patton of Berthoud, formerly of Elliott, Iowa, died Aug. 22 at the age of 92 at Berthoud Living Center. She will be greatly missed. Patton was born Nov. 1, 1916 at home in Braddyville, Iowa to Ed and Blanche Eberly. She was married to Ed Patton on Feb. 20, 1935; he preceded her in death in September 1966. She was a lifetime member of the Elliott United Methodist Church and was very active in all areas of the church, a lifetime member of Elliott UMW Ladies Society, past president ... Full Story

Police Beat: Aug. 27, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 18 An east Nebraska Avenue resident reported finding a female child in his yard in late afternoon. The child did not know where she lived. It only took the police about three minutes to find out that the child lived on east Iowa and had left the yard while her mother took a nap. Police responded to a complaint about trash piled around the Berthoud Living Center. Apparently there was a problem with two trash hauling companies and center staff promised to get things cleaned up by ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Aug. 27, 2009

Monday, Aug. 17 BFPD assisted with a medical call for seizures on Bristlecone Court. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a reported structure fire in a commercial building on SW 42nd St. This was a very small fire with minor damage to the building. Wednesday, Aug. 19 BFPD responded with Loveland Fire to a motor vehicle accident on I-25 at mile marker 252. This was a single-vehicle rollover accident with heavy damage to the vehicle. Extrication was required for one passenger and ... Full Story

Obituary: Virginia Lee Shannon

Virginia Lee Shannon, a longtime Loveland resident, died Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Regional West Hospital in Scottsbluff, Neb. She was 86. Mrs. Shannon was born Dec. 2, 1922 in Loveland, the daughter of Earl Wyatt and Della Thankful Armstrong. She was the youngest of five daughters. Her four sisters, Kate, Erma, Estella and Eva, preceded her in death. Mrs. Shannon attended elementary and secondary schools in Loveland, graduating from Loveland High School in 1940. While in high school, ... Full Story

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