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Archive for October 22, 2009

1642: What’s Next? Something is Missing

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Attention everyone, it’s Election Day.  Actually it has been Election Day since ballots were mailed last Tuesday, and it will continue to be Election Day until the County Clerk and Recorder starts to announce results on the Web site on Tuesday Nov. 3. Twenty-two days of exercising the great American experiment in representative Democracy. All of it relying almost entirely on envelopes and stamps. I’ve reluctantly and defiantly succumbed to ... Full Story

Bring on the fun of autumn

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder This is really a great time of year with a lot of activity involving the kids. The high school band strutted their stuff at the big northern Colorado band competition last week. While I could not stay for the whole six hours of performances, I did manage to see a couple of area bands perform. (more…)

Tales from the road: When in Rome

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder You know how when a guy is having lady troubles here at home, his buddies take him out for a beer? In Italy they’d take him out for a piece of tiramisu. Yes, it’s a culture after my own heart; and my husband and I were lucky enough to spend our weeklong honeymoon in as Rome. In Rome we saw tremendous pride in cuisine. Italians know that the best wine, olives, olive oil and balsamic vinegar come from Italy, but it’s not like they’re going to ... Full Story

Women facing breast cancer don’t have to go it alone

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder A breast cancer diagnosis often brings feelings of shock, anxiety, fear and even depression. Although a patient may have a team of doctors to administer and recommend medical treatment, meeting emotional needs is also vital for strength during treatment and recovery. Support groups not only allow those with cancer to share their experiences and feelings with fellow patients, it provides a common ground where one can share resources and information, helping ... Full Story

EarthSky: Mira the Wonderful, a famous variable star

EarthSky Communications Friday, Oct. 23, 2009 Today’s chart looks southeast on October evenings. That’s where you’ll find the constellation Cetus the Whale. Menkar is the brightest star in Cetus. It’s located about 220 light-years away. Menkar resides in the Head of the Whale, which is shaped like a lopsided pentagon and which is generally the easiest part of Cetus to identify. (more…)

Nuckols, Gettman wed in Niwot

Ashley nee Nuckols and Zachery Gettman, both of Berthoud, were united in marriage Friday, Sept. 25, at the Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Drew Dephler, pastor of Lifebridge Christian Church. The Ptarmigan String quartet played as the bride walked down the candlelit aisle in a satin, side-draped A-line dress with embroidered beading bodice and train. She carried a pink rose nosegay dotted with daisies and lisianthus. She was attended by ... Full Story

Police Beat: Oct. 22, 2009

Tuesday, Oct. 13 A Ninth St. resident complained, “Barking dog in the back yard won’t stop.” All was quiet when the officer arrived. Police assisted when an off-duty police officer reported a hit-and-run incident on I-25. Police were unable to locate a careless driver at Berthoud High School. The silver SUV was reported to have been speeding in the parking lot and driving the wrong direction in a one-way zone.  (more…)

Fire Beat: Oct. 22, 2009

Monday, Oct. 12 BFPD responded to Interstate 25 at mile marker 249 for a single-vehicle accident.  There were no injuries. Tuesday, Oct. 13 BFPD assisted with a medical call for a possible stroke on West County Road 4. Responded to a vehicle fire on Interstate 25. A truck had light smoke coming from the engine compartment. The fire was extinguished. Wednesday, Oct. 14 BFPD responded to Interstate 25 at mile marker 250 for a two-vehicle accident. There were minor damages to the ... Full Story

Double-time Divine: Senior cross country standout

By Katie Essig Berthoud Recorder Having a Berthoud High School student-athlete working twice as hard as most fall season athletes because he was competing in two sports in the same season is somewhat rare. But now Nick Divine, a BHS senior, is doing just that. Divine is a dual-sport athlete, excelling in both cross country and boys soccer. He’s been running cross country for four years, but this being his last year as a high school student, Divine decided to broaden his horizons and ... Full Story

Late heroics foil BHS softball at regionals

By Katie Essig and Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder AURORA – First, Berthoud was a win away from the 4A state softball tournament on Saturday at Aurora Sports Park. When that didn’t work out, the Lady Spartans played again and were one out away from this weekend’s 16-team state field, also at Aurora Sports Park. That didn’t work out, either, and Berthoud’s season, unceremoniously, came to an end. (more…)

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