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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. (more…)


Up in Lights Auditions Saturday Up In Lights will be holding open auditions for their upcoming fall production of "Curtains" on Aug. 29 and 30. Up In Lights Productions holds the first rights to perform the fresh off Broadway hit in Colorado. “Curtains” unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lt. ... 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

Guest Editorial: Markey Forums Didn't Change

By Susan Bowman Special to the Berthoud Recorder I attended a town hall meeting with Betsy Markey on Tuesday (Aug. 19).  It was held in the Lory Student Center on the CSU campus between 9 and noon. I ran a little late because I stopped a few people to ask them if they had questions for Congresswoman Markey. Only two did, “Where is the money coming from?” from a woman who teaches her kids to live debt-free and “Will she have evening town hall meetings so working people can ... Full Story

The Tour de Cure That's Not

By Scott Crossen Special to the Berthoud Recorder Recently, a friend of mine invited me to participate in the American Diabetes Association's (ADA) Tour de Cure. The invitation seemed appropriate since I have had Type 1 diabetes for nearly 40 years. I liked the name for what it implied and took interest in becoming part of an event seemingly designed to find a cure for diabetes. I asked my friend if he knew how much money raised was applied to find a cure — he didn't know. Based on the ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Aug. 27, 2009

Bike Safety Paramount I am a recent victim, luckily uninjured, of a truck-on-bike road rage incident. This letter is a reminder to cyclists about defensive riding and an education for drivers sharing the roads. I also learned what information is needed to enforce the 3-foot bike lane law. As I biked along a four-lane road, I edged the car lane because the bike lane was uneven and littered with debris. I ride with a rearview mirror and keep as far right as safely possible. The only vehicle ... Full Story

Mission to Mexico: Mrs. Berthoud Makes an Impact

By Ashlyn Bishop Special to the Berthoud Recorder For those who haven’t been on a mission trip I want you to know that you never come back the same. There is something about putting away your luxuries, comfort and routine to serve others that impacts you in a way that you’ll never forget. (more…)

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

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