Archive for January, 2010
February 19, 1942 – January 21, 2010 Doug Nichols, Ph. D., paleontologist and Berthoud resident, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2010, at the age of 67. Born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Kenneth C. and Beatrice O. Nichols. Doug lived in Long Island, N.Y. and New Jersey while growing up. Since settling in Berthoud in 2005, Doug enthusiastically embraced life here in Berthoud. He made so many friends in the short time he lived here and thoroughly enjoyed the ... Full Story
Berthoud Town Forum is open to any individual to comment on all aspects of life in Berthoud. It is strictly an on-line forum. Citizens First is a civic group and speaks as an organization with a platform that is decided by the consensus of its members. Jen Rotar and Dorian Ryan Tacy, Co-founders of Berthoud Town Forum and members of Citizens First.
We were saddened to learn that our friend and colleague Doug Nicols passed away this afternoon. Doug had taken a fall in December and suffered a broken leg. He seemed to be recovering when he suddenly lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital where he remained in a coma until today. The preliminary report indicates a blood clot in the brain. Nichols was a retired micropaleontologist who volunteered at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and wrote the column "Our Natural World" for ... Full Story
Editorial Opinion by Gary Wamsley Continuing a policy of not supporting local business unless you are a member of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team (BERT), local web site developers were eliminated from consideration for building the BERT/Town web site. The contract for developing the un-needed but expensive web site will go to an out of town contractor. One would think that a prime factor in any contract spending taxpayer money would be to keep the funds in Berthoud and to support local ... Full Story
Berthoud High School 2010 Semester 1 Honor Roll 4.0 And Above Grade 9 Sarah Brickey, Mimi Garcia, Hannah Haggas, Richard Lawler, Alexandra Liebman, Lindsey Loberg, Megan Loberg, Aja Mattise Lorenzen, Stefani Messick, Tucker Skoric, Sierra Stippich, Morgan Thonhoff, Nathaniel Ver Steeg, Kellie Ward Grade 10 Britney Berens, Daniel Bosnich, Dillon Fagler, Nicholas Fleegal, Maddison Funk, NataLee Hawkins, Lindsey Pott, Luke Read, Dalton Sannes, Lucille Skrobacz, ... Full Story
Berthoud’s own Marie Andrade Allison has begun her year as the 2010 Boulder County Fair and Rodeo’s Lady- in-Waiting in earnest this week at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. Crowned this past September, Marie will serve one year as the Lady in Waiting, followed by a year as the 2011 Boulder County Fair and Rodeo Queen. Counties throughout the state have Royalty programs, through which these young, talented women serve as ambassadors for each county’s Fair and ... Full Story
The Fourth Annual Show Choir Showcase was indeed a showcase of talent and judging by the number of people attending, a great success. There was no shortage of Choirs and the audience that packed Berthoud High School Commons was treated to over an hour and a half of musical entertainment. The show started off with the Kids in Red, elementary students who attend a two-day workshop with members of the Bridge-Between Show Choir. The 39 kids who attended this year’s work shop went through ... Full Story
Martin Luther King Day, celebrated as a national holiday on the third Monday of January, is this Monday, Jan. 18. This is also the date of the 2010 King Day of Service that celebrates the birthday of Dr. King by reminding people that his life was given in service to people of all races and creeds. In Colorado, most schools, government offices, banks and some businesses celebrate the day with a day off school or work. If you and your family would like to participate in this year’s King ... Full Story
New Vision Charter School will be holding an Information and Enrollment Meeting for Elementary and Middle School on Tuesday Jan. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 2366 East 1st Street, Loveland. If you're interested in finding out more about the Thompson School District's public school of choice, this is the place to have your questions answered. The meeting will include a special presentation on the middle school curriculum including block scheduling, sports and electives. This year's ... Full Story
The "History Beneath Our Feet" exhibit reopens this week at the Berthoud Public Library. If you missed this wonderful exhibit and the items Andy Nau rescued from beneath the streets of Berthoud, you can enjoy it at the Library.