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Archive for August 20, 2009

Dog Tags: Service Dogs Bring Healing to Veterans,

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder In just a few days an extraordinary and remarkable program will come to Berthoud. On Saturday, Aug. 29, graduating ceremonies for four Iraq war veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or Traumatic Brain Injury will receive their “Dog Tags” service dogs through the Puppies Behind Bars program at the Berthoud Area Community Center. (more…)

Look Toward the Center of the Milky Way Galaxy

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009 Today’s chart shows the part of our Milky Way galaxy that stretches overhead in the evening and is aimed toward the galaxy’s center, which is located some 30,000 light-years away. Remember, when you are looking at this starlit band across the sky – visible from country locations — you are peering edgewise into our own galaxy. (more…)

Police Beat: Aug. 20, 2009

Monday, Aug. 10 A 16-year-old female reported that her 18-speed bicycle was missing after she spent some time in the swimming pool at Berthoud Park. Tuesday, Aug. 11 Police found no criminal violation in a physical disturbance in the 800 block of Jay Place. Police received a noise complaint about a rooster on Common Drive that crows off and on all day. A code violation in the 400 block of Franklin Avenue led to a written warning being issued. Suspicious Circumstances in Progress reported ... Full Story

Birth: Pierce Vance Curry

Pierce Vance Curry was born Friday, July 31 to proud parents Jeff and Shannon Curry of Berthoud at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland. At his delivery, Pierce weighed 6 pounds, 9.2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. (more…)

Fire Beat: Aug. 20, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 11 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Bianca Court for a person who had fainted. The patient was transported. Thursday, Aug. 13 BFPD responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. Highway 287 and County Road 4. There were no injuries. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Eighth Street and Mountain Avenue involving a motorcyclist. There were no injuries. BFPD responded to Interstate 25 at mile marker 249 for a motor vehicle accident involving a single vehicle with ... Full Story

Softball Preview: Berthoud Expects Return to Upper

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder   It doesn’t take one long to find out just how Dick Klocek felt about last season. “Last year we were a bunch of underachievers in my opinion,” said the Berthoud High varsity softball coach Tuesday afternoon. “The team itself was as good as the year before.” The year before Berthoud won 16 games, but last year the Spartans were just 13-9, barely made it into the 32-team playoff field before nearly upsetting Mullen for the rights to make it ... Full Story

BHS Golfers Tee Off on Right Foot with 3rd-Place

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND — Mike King is one of those coaches who will praise his players if they do well. But, like many, he worries about giving them too much credit too early in the season. But even he doesn’t have a problem patting a player on the back when he deserves one. For that matter, he’ll even applaud an entire team if he has to. Last Thursday he had plenty of reasons to give the Berthoud boys golf team all the kudos they deserved in a season-opening ... Full Story

Rejuvenated Coach Brings Passion to the Sideline

ROLE MODEL: DAN MCGINN By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder The decision wasn’t as hard as one might‘ve thought. Dan McGinn has been the head coach at Berthoud High School since 2000 and for the past few years his only son, Danny, has been a key part of that team. But with the younger McGinn having graduated to college and Colorado State, Coach McGinn’s immediate future at BHS was clouded. No, it didn’t have anything to do with his team’s performance on the playing field. Under ... Full Story

View from the Sidelines: BHS Athletes Always on the

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Magnus Hohmann will tell you that the altitude in Colorado didn’t bother him in the least, and maybe it didn’t. That could be because the German native and Berthoud High foreign-exchange student prepared to run marathons while back home — sea level or not. But I bet he never experienced quite what he and 11 other Berthoud students did earlier this month. Two weeks ago, a group captained by Nick Divine, mostly cross country runners with some other ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Eagles Re-Sign Tobler after Pankewicz

The Colorado Eagles announced the re-signing of veteran forward Ryan Tobler on Aug. 11, giving the team its Central Hockey League-mandated limit of four veteran skaters. The Governors’ Cup champions had already re-signed Riley Nelson, Aaron Schneekloth and Ed McGrane and traded Erik Adams. Two days prior to Tobler’s re-signing, Colorado announced the retirement of 18-year veteran Greg Pankewicz, who will take over as an assistant coach this season. (more…)

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