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Archive for September, 2009

Citizens First Hopes for a Fresh Start

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Expect to see new faces at Town meetings very soon. That’s what organizers of the newly formed Citizens First action committee are hoping happens next after their first public meeting Tuesday. CF founding member Judy Lehn notes their mission is “to bring together Berthoud residents for a better understanding of what the issues are in Berthoud and what our members are doing in the community to make Berthoud a better place.” For too long, says Lehn, ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Options Outlined on Improving

The unpleasant taste and odor of the Town water caused by the presence of algae in the reservoir could be neutralized by increasing the rate of powdered carbon added to the supply, Interim Town Administrator Gary Suiter reported at the Sept. 22 Town Board meeting. (more…)

Berthoud High Buzzing with Homecoming Spirit

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder It’s homecoming week and Spartan pride is in the air at Berthoud High School. Every day is filled with activities geared to rouse Spartan energy, leading up to Friday night’s big game against the Northridge Grizzlies. Monday was college gear day — students sported their favorite school color and logos; Tuesday was preppie day and some of the students looked straight out of the 70’s, with polo shirts, sweater vests, argyle socks and plaid skirts; ... Full Story

Berthoud High School Athletic Booster Club

Our mission is to support the BHS Athletes with extra funding needed that is not given under the normal budgetary process. (more…)

Chaco Canyon Echoes With Mysteries

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder The inhabitants of Chaco Canyon obviously paid attention to the sky. And although it’s not clear anyone actually resided in the 30 central buildings, the structures are all oriented to the patterns and events of the sun and moon –– equinoxes and eclipses, among others. This hundreds-of-years-old village stands as a monument to the human pursuit of information, both to those who once built Chaco, and to those who seek answers about the ... Full Story

Extraordinary Entertainment in Estes

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder There is something exciting and magical in the history of our small Colorado mountain towns, especially Estes Park. The contrasting milieu of the rugged verses the enchanting draws crowds of all kinds for excursions. The Park Theater presides as one of the most striking historic landmarks and a beacon for exceptional area entertainment, including this year’s 4th annual Estes Park Film Festival. (more…)

Our Natural World: The Amazing Fossils of Florissant

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The previous “Our Natural World” column covered the origin of the 34-million-year-old lake deposits at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the legislative struggle to have the site preserved for the public as part of the National Park system. This column provides some details about the fossils present in this unique area. Most prominent are enormous petrified trunks of prehistoric sequoia trees, relatives of the giant redwoods of California. ... Full Story

The Amazing Fossils of Florissant

The Amazing Fossils of Florissant

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The previous “Our Natural World” column covered the origin of the 34-million-year-old lake deposits at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the legislative struggle to have the site preserved for the public as part of the National Park system. This column provides some details about the fossils present in this unique area. Most prominent are enormous petrified trunks of prehistoric sequoia trees, relatives of the giant redwoods of ... Full Story

1642 – What's Next? Bizarre Political Plots

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Rarely does a day pass when I open that “big paper” published in Denver and not see something bizarre.  It makes me wonder if the goings-on around the state capital are in another dimension of reality. One column published on Sunday, Sept. 20, emphasizes that perception and conclusion. (more…)

Editorial: Citizens on Fire

By Jamie Folsom Managing Editor, Berthoud Recorder The title of the conference was “Saving the News: The Future of Journalism in Colorado.” Interestingly, over 200 people attended, with two-thirds of them being non-journalists. The fact that so many showed up in Denver to criticize and support a fragile industry meant one thing to me — reporters aren’t the only ones with something at stake in the news. (more…)

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