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Archive for August, 2009

It's News to Me: Thanks for the Memories

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder “The basic tool for the manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words” — American author Phillip K. Dick The human mind is capable of amazing things, but it is hardly infallible. Ask any police officer and they will tell you that people often make for unreliable witnesses. It’s not that witnesses are trying to intentionally mislead the police (usually, that is), it’s just the way we’re wired. When I was in middle school, one of my teachers ... Full Story

Around Town: Observations on the New and the Old

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder When I attended the first Thompson School District Board of Education meeting earlier this month I noticed the board members were not looking at the audience as much as usual. Then I noticed the notebook computer in front of each board member. The new superintendent has brought them into the digital age and now they refer to the agenda and supporting documents on their computer screens rather than having the printed document in front of them. It was a ... Full Story

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

Obituary: Kent S. Fry

Kent S. Fry passed away at 3:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2009, at Berthoud Living Center. He was 85. He was born on Oct. 23, 1923, in Roundhead, Ohio, to Ivan and Ruth Fry. Kent proudly served his country in the U. S. Army, 3rd Infantry, in World War II. He was a life member of V.F.W. Post 1275 in Lima, Ohio. Kent worked as a refrigeration technician for S&S Products and Pepsi Cola in Lima, retiring from Pepsi. He had a passion for antique flywheel engines and tractors, restoring ... Full Story

Roper Earns GRI Designation

Cindy Roper of United Country Foothills Premier Properties in Berthoud has completed the Graduate Realtor Institute Program earning the designation GRI. This intense program requires completion of 90 hours of specific courses offered through the Colorado Association of Realtors.  (more…)

Donahue Gains Distressed Property Designation

Agi Donahue with Keller Williams Realty of Northern Colorado has earned a Certified Distressed Property Expert designation (CDPE). CDPEs have reported a 49 percent decrease in the average time to complete a short sale after achieving the CDPE designation, according to a new survey from the Distressed Property Institute. Before becoming a CDPE, the average time for these agents to close a short sale was 53.01 days, compared to 27.26 days after becoming a CDPE. (more…)

Exhibiting at the Fair

By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder When you work really hard on a project, do you like to share it? The people who participate at the fair do. They enter their projects in either Open Class or 4-H. Many families do both 4-H and Open Class. Now that the Fair is just over you may think that it is old news — but it is not. Now just before school time is the time where families decide on what activities that are going to happen next year. For many families the exhibits at the fair were ... Full Story

Compliance with Open Meetings Laws Questioned

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Both the Longmont City Council’s and the Berthoud Board of Trustee’s adherence to state open meetings laws have recently come under scrutiny. Late last week the Longmont Times-Call newspaper announced it had filed suit with the 20th Judicial District court against the Longmont City Council, claiming the government body violated Colorado’s open meetings laws in June. (more…)

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