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Long Shadow Farm Offers Free Range Chicken, Turkey,

Meal Deal: Farmers Market By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Kristin and Larry Ramey moved to Berthoud from Michigan three years ago to join family. Within a month of moving into their farmhouse on Bothun Road, they bought 100 or so laying hens and 15 ewes. When asked whether the two had ever raised livestock before, Kristin laughed. “The closest thing I did in Michigan was raise tulips. That was my passion.” Kristin said her husband is a voracious reader who read stacks of books on ... Full Story

Agriculture and Clean Energy Summit

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union and American Farmland Trust will host U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and guests for a summit on agricultural opportunities in clean energy Wed., Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Country Steak-Out in Fort Morgan. (more…)

Mixed Start for Markey's Health Care Forums

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder The tone was civil, and the questions direct, but Rep. Betsy Markey’s Congress on Your Corner on health care showed just how torn citizens are, including Markey herself. Bob Thilmont, a business development consultant, talked with others waiting in line outside the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus. He says he’s seen first hand the effects health care costs have had on small business owners. His question — “Why is business paying for a public ... Full Story

Ludlow Farms Deal Enters Fray

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder “This proposal is as one-sided as I’ve seen,” said Trustee Michael Patrick while speaking at a continued public hearing on the Ludlow Farms annexation at the Tuesday, Aug. 18 Town Board meeting. (more…)

Open Meetings and Records: Berthoud Makes a Shift

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder It would appear that the Town of Berthoud is already working on addressing compliance issues for state open meetings laws and has been for some time. (more…)

Town Hiring Momentum Builds

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The Town of Berthoud continues to make progress on bringing in a new Town administrator as well as rehiring economic development consultant Stephanie Salazar to help manage the Berthoud Economic Resource Team. (more…)

Town Briefs: Consulting Firm for Roundabout Project

The Board of Trustees has approved Empire Management of Loveland to provide construction management services for the roundabout project at the intersection of First Street and Mountain Avenue. After receiving two proposals, Town engineer Stephanie Brothers recommended hiring Empire Management to conduct testing and inspections during the project. While $165,000 is budgeted for the construction management service, Brothers said an upper limit would be $250,000. Total cost for the roundabout ... Full Story

Sixth-Graders Greeted with High Fives and Smiles at

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Outside the Turner Middle School gym, sixth graders gathered on the green lawn in the cool morning air, clustered in small groups chatting and giggling nervously. A few anxious parents remained in cars, watching the back of their new middle school student retreat down the sidewalk to join the crowd. (more…)

School Briefs: Aims Offers College Credit Courses at

Aims Community College offers several college level courses at the Berthoud High School. This fall students can take College Algebra, Introduction to Chemistry and Basic Anatomy and Physiology. These classes are part of the state guaranteed transfer program and meet in the evenings. Classes start Aug. 24. For more information, visit, or contact Susan Burrows via e-mail at or by calling (970) 339-6327. BHS School Accountability and Advisory Committee meets ... Full Story

Time to Update Your Child's Vaccine

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment reminds parents and guardians that it is time to update their children’s immunizations. For parents of children entering school, it is an especially good time to review which vaccinations are required before the 2009-10 school year begins.  (more…)

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