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Berthoud Economic Joint Session a Success

By Shari Phiel    Berthoud Recorder Due to the efforts of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team, and especially those of team member Mina Cox, Berthoud residents, Town staff, property owners and developers had the rare opportunity of learning what attracts primary employers to an area. A special joint meeting of the Board of Trustees, the Utility Advisory Board, the Planning and Zoning Commission and BERT was held on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at Brookside Gardens on State Highway 56 in ... Full Story

Visual Artist of the Year

The 2009 Open Lands Visual Artist of the Year, Diane Findley, will unveil several paintings inspired by Larimer County Open Spaces at a show entitled “Open Landscape Paintings” Friday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cache Bank and Trust at 100 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.  Findley has been diligently working on her paintings since she was chosen as the 2009 Visual Artist of the Year in March, and this event showcases the pieces created from the partnership between Findley and the ... Full Story

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…)

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 Loveland; her ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

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

BERT Chair Steps Down

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Perhaps the most salient announcement at the Tuesday, Sept. 14 Berthoud Economic Resource Team meeting came not at the beginning meeting but at the end. That announcement — Becky Justice Hemmann, who has served as the group’s chair since its formation in July 2008, was stepping down from the role. Although Hemmann resigned, she will continue to serve as a regular BERT member until the end of her term Aug. 31, 2010. “The Town of Berthoud means a lot to me, ... Full Story

Obituary: Wayne Douglas (Rick) Mayo

Rick Mayo, 64, of Berthoud died Sept. 12, 2009, at Pathways Hospice in McKee Medical Center in Loveland. He was born Dec. 20, 1944, in Clarendon, Texas, to O.D. and Dee Mayo. Known as “Ranger Rick” to the Rod and Reel Rec Club of Berthoud, he loved fishing, hunting, trap shooting and his best friend, R.J. Rick is survived by his brother, Mike Mayo of Berthoud; daughters Tammy Paulley (Rod) of Portales, N.M.; Kelley Albee (Lee) of Berthoud; sons Troy Mayo of Berthoud and Todd Mayo (Sarah) of ... Full Story

Preserving a Paleontologic Treasure Chest

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Aug. 20, 2009, was the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, a site maintained by the National Park Service for the preservation of spectacular plant and insect fossils, including huge petrified trunks of fossil sequoias, ancient relatives of the giant redwoods of California. The site is located west of Colorado Springs, just south of the town of Florissant, Colo. The efforts to save the site and its paleontologic ... Full Story

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