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Archive for September, 2009

'Incorruptible' a Comedy of Vice

By Dani White  Berthoud Recorder “Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy About The Dark Ages,” is a lively and humorous parody, lampooning the overly corrupt dealings of a French monastery in the vice-ridden hey-day of the Middle Ages. This farcical comedy pokes fun at the ridiculous lengths that even the holiest clergymen go to order to survive and profit in those bleakly insolvent times.  (more…)

State News: Cell Phone Health Risks Debated in D.C.

Pennsylvania senator and brain cancer survivor Arlen Specter holds a U.S. Senate committee hearing Monday on the possible health risks of cellular phone use. At the same time, an international conference also being held in the nation's capital examines the scientific research on cancer risks linked to cell phone radiation exposure. (more…)

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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Obituary: Josephine Heidenreich

Josephine Ann (Monteforte) Heidenreich passed away on Sept. 10, 2009, at the Pathways Hospice Care Center at McKee Medical Center. She was born July 8, 1923, in Braintree, Mass., to Philip Monteforte and Lucy (Trigona) Monteforte. She grew up in Braintree, where she met her husband-to-be, Donald Fredrick Heidenreich. They were married May 9, 1943. They made their home in Blue Springs, Mo., until moving to Westminster, Colo., in 1971. Donald preceded her in death on Dec. 6, 1997.  She ... Full Story

Healthy Food a Priority at Turner Middle School

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder For generations, the food at school cafeterias has been the brunt of jokes and derision. From cracks about ‘mystery meat’ to the backlash after President Reagan’s administration defined ketchup as a vegetable, the common lore about school food is that it is unappetizing and not nutritious. Turner Middle School cafeteria manager, Donna Schuster, bristles at this characterization. “The common opinion of the public is that school food is bad, but they ... Full Story

1642: What's Next? Finally, A Happy E-mail Story!

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Several times in the past year I’ve been compelled to debunk and deflate several outlandish and deliberately misleading viral e-mails. Last month I started to work on another one that hit my in-box only to find that while it was inaccurate, the truth, the rest of the story, was legitimate. (more…)

'Bums of Berthoud' Rally for Alex Sabados

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Over the Labor Day weekend Lexi and I had the pleasure of attending a Berthoud tradition that most townspeople have never heard of -- The BOB Party. Short for the ''Bums of Berthoud," BOB is a tight knit group of blue collar heroes. Every year they migrate to an undisclosed location to come together to help a local charity. This year’s recipient was Alex Sabados. Alex is a Turner Middle School student who is battling brain cancer   The event was ... Full Story

Police Beat: Sept. 10, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 1 A resident of the 1000 block of Sixth Street made another call concerning weeds in a neighboring yard. A school bus driver reported hay in the turn lane at west County Road 8 and Highway 287. Police found nothing when they arrived 10 minutes later. Police responded to a barking dog call in the 1200 block of Cedar Avenue. There had been two priors at this location. The officer parked in front of the residence for five minutes and heard nothing; therefore, no action was ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Sept. 10, 2009

Monday, Aug. 31 BFPD responded to Beverly Drive for a reported vehicle fire. A truck was found in the open field with dry chemical extinguishment applied to the engine compartment. The fire was out upon arrival. The responsible party was soldering wires in the engine compartment which caused the fire. Tuesday, Sept. 1 BFPD responded to 10th Street at the Berthoud Family Physicians office for a person complaining of chest pains. The patient was transported. Thursday, Sept. 3 BFPD ... Full Story

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