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Archive for August, 2009

Police Beat: Aug. 13, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 4 Police found a five-gallon propane tank in the 300 block of Victoria Avenue. The bottle was logged into the found property and is stored in the city garage. Berthoud Police received a call from the Larimer County Sheriff’s office about two males on the Burlington Northern train. The train stopped in Berthoud and the police removed the two from the train. A water department employee notified police that longhorn cattle were on the roadway at County Road 17 at County Road 10E. ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Aug. 13, 2009

Monday, Aug. 3 BFPD responded to an accident near Hwy 287 and Highway 60 involving three vehicles. Two vehicles sustained heavy damage and extrication was needed. Three patients were transported. Tuesday, Aug. 4 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 250. There was minor damage and no one was injured. Wednesday, Aug. 5 BFPD responded to a dive rescue call at Carter Lake at the north marina. Berthoud Fire crew assisted with the care of a patient who ... Full Story

New Tennis Courts a Go After School Board Approval

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Girls tennis season is still six months away, but Berthoud just scored its first, and maybe biggest, victory yet. The Thompson R2-J School Board voted Aug. 5 for the construction of new tennis courts — six in all — to be placed adjacent to the recently added-on auxiliary gym and classrooms. It’s too early to tell how long the project will take, according to Berthoud High Athletic Director Mark Avery, but girls tennis coach Dave Mathiesen said Friday ... Full Story

Perky Pansies for the Garden

By Margaret Wolf CSU Extension Master Gardener Pansies are often planted in late fall and early spring. Planting pansies in the fall helps them develop vigorous root systems during the winter, producing more blooms in spring. Pansies are winter hardy in zones 4-8. If there is a severe freeze, there is a risk of losing the plants, but they can survive light freezes and short periods of snow cover. In areas with prolonged snow cover, pansies survive best with a covering of dry winter mulch. ... Full Story

Youth 411: Sabados a Champion in Life

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder The mark of a champion is measured by his success. I recently witnessed a true champion that will be measured by the success of life. Twelve-year-old Alex Sabados, who races for the Berthoud BMX race team Rocky Mountain Racing, spent a weekend in Utah not too long ago racing at an American Bicycle Association national BMX event. (more…)

A Sister's Promise: Berthoud Woman Seeks Answer

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder On Monday, July 7, 2008, longtime Berthoud resident Corby Haworth was transported by ambulance to Longmont United Hospital’s emergency room after complaining of a severe headache and difficulty breathing. By the time the ambulance reached the hospital, Haworth was already unconscious. Shortly after her arrival, the 52-year-old Haworth died as the result of what would later be determined as subdural and subarrachnoid hemmorhages. (more…)

Tinney Fundraiser Aug. 15

Saturday, Aug. 15 — Fundraiser for Ian Tinney: Street Dance, 4 to 8 p.m. A street dance will be held on Massachusetts Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets in an ongoing effort to help and support the Ian Tinney Family. Tinney, a long-time Berthoud businessman, suffered a stroke in early May. He is currently rehabilitating at the Berthoud Living Center. This family-friendly event will raise money to help Ian and his family. There will be a live country band, as well as food, drinks, and ... Full Story

4-H'ers at Their Best

By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder Where can you see economical and unique clothes? Now, at the Larimer County Fair! The economical and uniqueness part is why Katie Kouns does sewing projects in 4-H. Fifteen-year-old Katie Kouns made a dress, a skirt and a little dressy jacket for her 4-H projects, and these are currently exhibited at the Larimer County Fair. Who wouldn’t want to make their own clothes that show their individuality, and follow the latest fashion? This is Katie’s fifth ... Full Story

The Healthy Gourmand: A New Twist on a Favorite

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Whether at home or school, most youngsters and their mothers often rely on a simple favorite: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s quick, simple and fairly nutritious. However, delicious and even healthier alternatives exist in the form of other butters like sunflower and almond. And you don’t have to go to a special organic grocery store to find them. Most local grocery stores carry alternative butters, usually located near the extensive peanut ... Full Story

Our Natural World: Dinosaurs and Other Colorado

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder As dinosaur lovers of all ages in our state know, the Colorado State Fossil is the stegosaur (Stegosaurus stenops). This familiar herbivorous dinosaur with rows of plates along its back was officially adopted by executive order of Gov. Richard Lamm in 1982, following a two-year campaign by schoolchildren. (more…)

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