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Archive for September 17, 2009

Around Town: Songs, Soup and Stars

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder It has been a good week. We had a lot of sunshine, a little rain and some great entertainment. The Bridge Between Show Choir continued the tradition of beginning the season with the Pairs and Spares at the Presbyterian Church. I am surprised they can still sing and dance after such a meal. Perhaps they don’t indulge as much as I do. (more…)

Our Future Depends on Water Rights

Guest Editorial By Tom Lucero Candidate for the Republican nomination Congressional Dist. 4 “Out West, God provided plenty of whiskey to drink, and just enough water to fight over.” — Mark Twain Colorado is a desert. In addition, Colorado is one of only two states that depend exclusively on Mother Nature to supply all of its water; the other is Hawaii. Those two facts form the foundation for water in Colorado. (more…)

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 17, 2009

Suiter Well-Suited On Sept. 2, four members of Berthoud Town Forum met with interim Town Administrator Gary Suiter at Town Hall. At first contact he was receptive to meeting with us and made the team feel welcome. We shared with him how we got started this past April, our goals and our accomplishments (filling the seats at meetings and increasing public participation, citizen reports and posted meeting agendas). We showed him pictures of our float in the Berthoud Day parade supporting ... Full Story

Brian Laak Comes Out of the Woodwork

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Brian Laak is a self-proclaimed wood collector. The resident woodworker designs and crafts custom furniture and cabinetry, and like any artist, Laak gathers the specific media that intrigue him — in this case different kinds of wood — saving them for special custom projects. His resourcefulness keeps him looking outside the lumberyard. (more…)

EarthSky: Take a Dip in the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

By Kelley Knight Heins EarthSky Communications Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 Before you head out the door tonight after dark, grab your binoculars. You can use them to see the stunning pair of nebulae known as the Trifid and the Lagoon. Look in the southwest to see the beautiful constellation Sagittarius just above the horizon. The famed Teapot asterism, part of Sagittarius, appears to be pouring tea from its spout towards the horizon. (more…)

Scarecrows Appear Early This Year

"If I Only Had a Brain Parade" Thursday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m., starting at the library with unique and imaginative scarecrows parading to the Farmers’ Market in historic downtown Berthoud, Mountain Avenue and Third Street Depot Park. (more…)

Police Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 8 A Beagle was found running loose in the 1400 block of Oak Drive. The dog had a collar with a Town license and a rabies tag, which enabled the police to deliver the dog to the owner on Third Street and issue him a summons. A Seventh Street resident reported that his 8-week old black and white puppy was missing. He did not know whether the puppy had gotten loose or had been stolen. The puppy was wearing a pink collar. Wednesday, Sept. 9 An Eighth Street resident was having cat ... Full Story

Obituary: Winifred Sawchuk

Winifred Sawchuk, 58, of Loveland passed away Sept. 6 at her residence. She was born Feb. 9, 1951 in Brooklyn, N.Y., to Thomas E. Rammelkamp and Winifred White Rammelkamp. She married Nicholas Sawchuk on Sept. 9, 1978 in Bayport, N.Y. Sawchuk was a secretary at schools and churches. She enjoyed walking and being with her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Nicholas Sawchuk of Loveland; son, Robert (Samantha) Flood of Loveland; grandchildren, Brady and Derek Flood  of ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

Monday, Sept. 7 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Maureen Road. The patient was transported. (more…)

Spartans Sizzle: Defense, Special Teams Key Thrashing

Berthoud 54, Fort Lupton 0 By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder First, Kent Flynn scored. Then Greg Glasser. Then they flip-flopped and it was Glasser scoring, then Flynn. Quarterback Zach Ruebesam and backup Logan Schuster got into the act. Shoot, Marcus Mathiesen didn’t want to be left out and returned a punt for a score. (more…)

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