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Archive for October 8, 2009

Silk awarded for excellence

Recorder StaffAllstate Insurance Company recently recognized local Allstate agency owner Bob Silk with the Regional Champions award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth. (more…)

Roberts stars in ‘Haunting of Winchester House’

Berthoud to Burbank shuffle worthwhile for high school freshman By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder Recently on DVD at Blockbuster’s, an indie ghost story — “Haunting of Winchester House” — was released, starring Berthoud resident Patty Roberts. (more…)

Berthoud and state’s firefighters memorialize fallen

Berthoud Fire Protection District, along with fire stations and government buildings across the state, lowered their U.S. and state flags to half-mast Sunday in observance of the 28th annual National Firefighters Memorial Service. A moment of silence was taken by those on duty at both Berthoud Fire stations, honoring their brothers and sisters who died in the line of duty. (more…)

Tinney family update

Tuesday morning we received news that Ian Tinney’s wife Laurel had broken her leg and is now in the Longmont United Hospital after undergoing surgery Wednesday. The Berthoud Recorder is asking the community to help. (more…)

Aims tax district ballot coming soon

By Sandy BarnesBerthoud RecorderNext week Berthoud residents can expect to get ballots in the mail for the upcoming vote on inclusion in the Aims Community College District. Citizens will be deciding whether to support a 6.299 mil levy that would equate to approximately $100 per year for a $200,000 home, which is expected to generate $370,000 annually for the college. The tax would go into effect beginning in 2010. (more…)

Planner pushes user-friendly code

By Sandy BarnesBerthoud RecorderTown Planner Tim Katers said he would like to move from “negotiated zoning” with a different set of regulations for each project to clearly defined ones during his presentation to the Town Board at the Tuesday, Oct. 6 meeting. “What I’d like to do is strike a balance between too much and too little regulation,” he said. (more…)

Third-graders dive into indigenous Plains cultures

By Laurie HindmanBerthoud RecorderWhen the tipis rise on Berthoud Elementary front lawn, the community is put on notice that students are studying the Plains Indians cultures. For them, “Tipi Week” is the culmination of a district-wide social studies unit that begins in August for all third grade classes. (more…)

Spring 2009 AP Scholars named

More than 120 Thompson School District students, including 14 from Berthoud High, earned the designation of AP Scholar by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the college-level AP Exams. (more…)

'Black and Blue' never looked so good

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Spandex, kneepads, roller skates and formalwear are just the highlight of this year’s FoCo Girls Gone Derby signature “Black and Blue Ball.” The derby girls of Fort Collins will be pummeling, stylishly into the Rollerland arena with full contact speed skating and evening dresses. The fourth annual event genially mocks the concept of formal dances and will feature new recruits as “debutantes.” The season starting bout (derby match) is the most ... Full Story

Those autumn leaves

Those autumn leaves

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder “Those falling leaves drift by your window, those autumn leaves of red and gold....” So goes the old song. Here in Colorado, those autumn leaves are mostly gold: aspens and cottonwoods. For red, maples are the best but there are none of those in our native flora. Nonetheless, few sights equal groves of golden aspens against crisp blue skies in our mountains. In any event, why the beautiful colors as autumn arrives? And, why are those leaves ... Full Story

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