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Archive for November 5, 2009

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

The Vistas in Longmont offers continuous care

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Vistas is the first retirement community in Longmont to offer residents continuous care, says Executive Director Ginny Walker. The 124-unit facility at the intersection of Hover Road and Ninth Avenue provides three levels of service ranging from independent living to assisted living and memory care. Since opening in July, several of the independent living apartments have become home for residents who receive their meals in the club dining room and ... 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…)

‘The One-Eyed Man is King’

A fable well-told By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder I love it when local theater takes on big challenges. Even better when they do a brilliant job of it. Director Bruce K. Freestone admitted they were excited about doing the complex and challenging script for “The One-Eyed Man is King,” but the production hangs together as naturally as if they didn’t fuss over it for a minute. (more…)

Moon passes close to galactic anticenter star

By Bruce McClure EarthSky Communications Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009 The bright waning gibbous moon rises an hour or more after nightfall tonight. If you look closely, you’ll see a star near the moon. It’s Elnath, the star representing Taurus the Bull’s northern horn. It’s a fairly bright star, though it’ll be obscured by the moonlit glare. After rising, the moon and Elnath stay out all night long tonight. (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

Inside the huddle

Inside the huddle

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder On Sunday afternoon it starts with Dan McGinn and his assistant coaches meeting — the offensive coaches at his house and the defensive ones at coordinator Troy Diffendaffer’s — dissecting film of their next opponent and of their own games. As the week progresses, the Berthoud Spartans learn their opponent’s tendencies, their plays and run their own. Thursday night is typically team dinner night and Friday is game day. This week, however, was ... Full Story

Lack of size dooms Spartans in state playoff game

Faith Christian 5, Berthoud 0 By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder ARVADA — If the Berthoud Spartans learned anything from Saturday’s boys soccer game with Faith Christian it is that they know what to expect the next time around in the 3A state tournament. They also know they must play a more physical game. The host Eagles used their size to score a 5-0 victory in a game that was postponed three days due to last week’s snowstorm. Cameron McCaslin scored two goals — one off a header and ... Full Story

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