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Archive for October, 2009

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…)

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

Paper Bird flies high

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder A vivacious sea of fans fills the whimsically old-fashioned Boulder Theater for a shoulder-to shoulder Paper Bird headliner concert. The presence of the band reels in the audience the moment they take the stage, and the applause begins before a single note is played. The massive crowd vibes to the upbeat, folky Americana composition resonating pleasantly from the amps. The sparkling voices of the three female vocalists are offset and enriched by the jazzy ... Full Story

Gassner glows as Frenchy in ‘Grease’

Briana Gassner, a 2002 graduate of Berthoud High School, is currently performing the role of Frenchy in “Grease” at the Littleton Town Hall Arts Center, 2450 W. Main St.  The production runs through Sunday, Oct. 25 with shows on Thursdays through Sundays.  For ticket information call 303-794-2787 or visit www.TownHallArtsCenter.com.Gassner is the daughter of Lou and Ruth Gassner of Berthoud. A graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, she is in her third year of ... Full Story

1642: What’s Next? From quartets to mp3 players

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Last weekend found me at different events that led to thoughts about classical string quartets and modern mp3 music players.  This may seem like a strange combination, but hang with me for a few lines. In my short life-span (a work still in progress) I’ve listened to my favorite girl-cousin and her friends playing 45s, to the avant-garde collection of a high school buddy with three different LP disc-washers, to 8-tracks, the first Walkman, cassettes ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: What’s a dog gotta do to get a

By Martin Van BurenGuest columnistAs a former shelter dog and otherwise content Berthoud resident, I felt I had to take time out of rolling in the barnyard and eating kitty litter to ask one simple question — why does Berthoud water taste so bad? (more…)

Oct. 8, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 29 A report is due on a harassment call at the Berthoud Living Center. Police gave a verbal warning to individuals involved in a verbal disturbance at a business in the 1000 block of Second Street. Wednesday, Oct. 30 The Berthoud Conoco reported a counterfeit $10 bill. A woman came to the police station and asked for an officer to accompany her to retrieve her wallet. The wallet had been found by a local man who called her and said he would leave it on his front porch. A ... Full Story

Oct. 8, 2009

Wednesday, Sept. 30 BFPD assisted with a medical call on the northbound off-ramp at Interstate 25 and Highway 56. The patient was transported; assisted Poudre Fire with a wildland fire threatening structures northwest of Fort Collins. Thursday, Oct. 1 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Second Street. The patient was transported; assisted a patient who had fallen on S. County Road 17. The patient needed assistance, after falling, back into his wheelchair. Friday, Oct. 2 BFPD responded to ... Full Story

4-H shooters leave lasting impression

By Michael HicksBerthoud RecorderAll day long Kasye Housman and Travis Lutz were singing the Twisted Sister hit “I Wanna Rock.” The catchy ’80s tune had an impact because, for the life of her, Housman couldn’t miss. The 19-year-old hit 25 straight birdies during the state 4H trap shooting championship on Labor Day weekend at Pikes Peak Gun Club in Colorado Springs. (more…)

Ride the Rails with ‘Auto City Slim’

Berthoud Museum Hosts Program on the American Hobo By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder From 1860 through the Great Depression of the 1930s it is estimated that 4 million men, women and children stole rides on freight trains, hoping to find work in another town. Although thousands died (an estimated 32,000 freight train riders were killed between 1890 and 1910 alone) hopping a train was used as free transportation to a better life. (more…)

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