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Archive for September, 2009

‘Trade’ Winds Bring New Opportunities

Craftsmanship, Mentoring and Artistry Back in Style By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder     For years, craftsmen like Don Hildred gave presentations at museums and outdoor history events. Phrases like “make the anvil sing” and “strike while the iron’s hot” were quaint tidbits from America’s past, steeped in visions of aproned men covered in soot, bent carefully over glowing pieces of metal.     But more recently, Hildred, who’s been blacksmithing ... Full Story

Activities in the OUR Center Employee Wellness Program

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder Part one about the employee wellness program at Longmont’s OUR (Outreach United Resource) Center appeared in the Berthoud Recorder’s Sept. 17 Health and Wellness special section. The wellness program is based on a solid foundation laid by OUR Center Director Edwina Salazar and Wellness Program Coordinator Amy Kim. But the other employees help to keep the program fresh and alive. (more…)

Family 411: Town Unites for Sabados Fundraiser

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Recently there has been some question on Berthoud’s ability to get along; everything from Town board members bickering to a much-stressed relationship between the local newspapers. This weekend I was refreshed by the response from the community to help one of our own. Alex Sabados is a Berthoud student who is currently battling cancer. His fight has been a struggle and the family has been feeling extreme heat financially. This weekend they were able to ... Full Story

EarthSky: What Star Flashes Red and Green in

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, Sept. 25, 2009 Every year around this time, we get questions from people who see a bright star twinkling with red and green flashes, low in the northeastern sky. Capella is a golden star when seen higher up in the sky. If you could travel to it in space, you’d find that it’s actually two golden stars, both with roughly the same surface temperature as our local star, the sun . . . but both larger and brighter than the sun. (more…)

Obituary: Michael Betcher

Michael W. Betcher, 67, of Berthoud passed away on Aug. 29, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 2, 1941 in Riverside, Calif. to Orlan Henry and Rose Adel (nee Wahlin) Betcher. He graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Navy for over 19 years. He was a long haul truck driver for 19 years. He loved traveling and was in all 48 continental states and many countries overseas. He was an avid fisherman and loved playing many sports. He lived in Minnesota, ... Full Story

Fifth Annual Northern Colorado Birding Fair Sept. 26

Crazy about birds or just curious? Join us for a FREE day of fun and learning for the entire family at the fifth annual Northern Colorado Birding Fair at Larimer County's Fossil Creek Reservoir Regional Open Space on Sept. 26. (more…)

Deadline for Christmas in Berthoud Crafts Show Vendors

The Oct. 16 deadline for vendors to apply for the 2009 Christmas in Berthoud Crafts Show is fast approaching. Almost half of the 25 vendor spaces have already been reserved for the show, which will be held at the Grace Place in Berthoud on Friday, Dec. 4 from 4 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 5 from 9:30 a.m. until 7:30 p.m. (more…)

Fire Beat: Sept. 24, 2009

Monday, Sept. 14 BFPD assisted with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center. The patient was transported. Tuesday, Sept. 15   BFPD responded to a reported fuel spill on Fourth Street and Turner Avenue. Absorbent was used to remove the gasoline spill from the street. Wednesday, Sept. 16   BFPD assisted with a medical call on Highway 56. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a medical call at Berthoud High School. A male patient was injured on the football field ... Full Story

Police Beat: Sept. 24, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 15 Police took an intoxicated male into custody at 3:30 a.m. A vehicle parked at Berthoud High School was sideswiped by a hit and run driver. The collision left maroon paint on the parked vehicle. A woman found a brown wallet lying in the street and turned it into the Berthoud Police. Ten minutes later the wallet was being returned to its owner at Berthoud High School. Police again responded to the barking Chihuahuas on east Nebraska Avenue but once again it was “Quiet on ... Full Story

View from the Sidelines: There to the Cover Game, Not

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder The press box announcer is usually very loud and clear when reminding members of the media of the rule — no cheering in the press box. It’s that simple. Now, it can get tough not to cheer for a play or a team or a player because, like you, we are fans as well. Good Lord knows (more…)

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