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Archive for November, 2009

Flu Smarts

By Recorder Staff The Berthoud Recorder Be Flu Smart This Holiday Season DENVER - As the holidays approach, it is important for people to remember to take precautions to protect themselves from the flu, according to officials at the state health department. Being flu smart is easy. Just follow these steps: ● Don’t travel if you’re sick. ● When traveling, bring along small bottles of bacterial lotion or wipes. ● Wash your hands frequently. ● To protect others, cough or sneeze into ... Full Story

Driver safety in harsh winter conditions a topmost

Driver safety in harsh winter conditions a topmost concern

By Stephen Charles Berthoud Fire Chief Cold winter weather is upon us, and with it come a variety of health and safety hazards both indoors and out. To help ensure everyone in our community stays safe and warm this season, the firefighters and staff of the Berthoud Fire Protection District offer the following tips and suggest you post them where they can be seen by your family members and co-workers. (more…)

Setting a new pace at BHS: Garcia, Avery look for

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder In the wake of hazing incidents at Berthoud High School last year and the retirement of Principal Leonard Sherman and Athletic Director Rusty Mathena, the school year opened with questions and hopes about discipline and prevention policies. Athletic Director and Vice Principal Mark Avery says the new administration has some good opportunities to move ahead and build on the strengths the school already has in place. “There’s a lot of history here; it’s a ... Full Story

Outdoor connections offer a sense of place, even in

Outdoor connections offer a sense of place, even in change

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder On a recent trip to Estes Park this fall, my husband and I were surprised to discover that an old campground we had visited many times had almost been completely wiped out and replaced with a wedding lodge. It was a bit of a shock. While not a supreme campground, it had been there for decades and held good memories for us and undoubtedly generations of other families as well.  Next to one of our favorite camp sites was a tree with an old electrical ... Full Story

It’s all about balance for vitamin A

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder I wrote recently that by aiming to get enough of one vitamin, mineral or another, you tend to get extra of other vitamins and minerals because most whole foods are abundant in more than one nutrient. We talked about zinc recently, found in abundance in oysters and meats. On the other side of the coin is vitamin A, found mostly in green, orange and yellow vegetables and fruits, fortified dairy products and eggs. (more…)

Artist of the Year painting chosen

In an overwhelming response, the citizens of Larimer County have chosen the painting to represent the 2009 Open Lands Visual Artist of the Year, Diane Findley. (more…)

Take the lens cap off, and other musings on

By Jamie Folsom Managing Editor, Berthoud Recorder Around the office, we’ve always said our photographs set us apart as a paper. And it’s no wonder, with so many of us being photo enthusiasts. We constantly challenge and learn from one another – get better shots, experiment, look at events we’ve covered before in new ways, go behind the scenes and help the reader see more of the action. (more…)

Letters: Nov. 5, 2009

Our Street Trees One of Berthoud’s greatest assets is its trees; something you probably don’t think about that often, but our public trees are worth over five million dollars. These are just the trees in our parks, cemetery and the public right of way. The care of these trees has always been a partnership; the town takes care of the park and cemetery trees and homeowners take care of the street trees in front of their homes and in alley ways. Most cities and towns do it this way, so ... Full Story

Keeping mentally sharp: Helpful advice for seniors

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Comedian Bill Cosby has a joke about your brain heading southward as you age. The minute you sit down, you remember what it is you have forgotten, he says in one of his vintage routines on getting older. (more…)

Fire Beat: Nov. 5, 2009

Tuesday, Oct. 27 BFPD responded for a carbon monoxide alarm on Foothills Drive. This was a false alarm. BFPD responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Elmwood Street. This was a false alarm and it was recommended that the detector be moved away from the furnace and eventually replaced. Wednesday, Oct. 28 BFPD responded to a medical call for back pain on 2nd Street. The crew assisted TVEMS with transporting the patient. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 287 and ... Full Story

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