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Archive for February, 2010

Berthoud Fire to perform hydrant flushing

Press Release BERTHOUD — Berthoud Fire Protection District crews will perform fire hydrant flushing starting 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday in the Little Thompson Water District outside the town of Berthoud. Flushing there will continue through March 10. Starting March 11, crews will flush hydrants inside Berthoud. According to Fire Marshal P. Michael Bruner, it is possible that sediment may be stirred up, causing brown water. He said residents should run a couple of faucets in their homes until the ... Full Story

Fickel Park Snowmen

Fickel Park Snowmen

Will this be Berthoud’s last snowman of the year? Addison and Wyatt Spear thought they might have a fun snowball fight with the snow remaining in Fickel Park. Their friend Cliff Worrel thought the snow packed so well that they could make a snowman. With Cliff’s help, Addison and Wyatt made three snowmen. You can see them in the park as long as the weather permits.

‘Cow Dung Dust’ – Reading at Sunrise

If you missed the reading of this latest Rick Padden play at the Berthoud Four Square Church, you have another opportunity this weekend. Sunrise Ranch west of Loveland will host a staged reading of "Cow Dung Dust" on Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the domed auditorium at the ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Road. The play is about an unlikely mixture of hitchhikers is brought together in the back of an 18-wheel cattle truck going 80-miles-an-hour through the desolate stretches of Route 66 – all with reason to ... Full Story

Doug Nichols—scientist, colleague, mentor, friend

By Gary Wamsley The Recorder Online Several of us from Berthoud braved the slick streets and Denver traffic to pay our respects to friend and neighbor, Doug Nichols. For the celebration of his life, we joined his family, other friends and colleagues in the Ricketson Auditorium  at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. They came from afar to honor a man who obviously meant so much to them. The collaborators on his most recent research project came from Japan and Europe to pay their ... Full Story

On behalf of Citizens First,

To the editor: On behalf of Citizens First, I would like to express my thanks for your support in providing coverage and notifications of our meetings.  Your unbiased professionalism remains an example of journalistic ethics. Judy Lehn Berthoud, Colorado

The Character of George Washington

The Character of George Washington

By Dr. Gary Scott Smith What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with most other founders, he was not well educated (he attended school for only about five years), and, unlike many of them, he disliked abstract philosophical discussions. Washington was intelligent, well informed, and astute, but he was neither a polished writer nor a ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles B. Pfab

Charles B. Pfab, 77, of Berthoud passed away February 11, 2010. He was born October 21, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Francis and Marie (Becker) Pfab. He attended St. Catherine’s Catholic School in Pittsburgh and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On February 17, 1960 he and Pauline Evans were married in Denver, Colorado.  She preceded him in death in 1984. He moved from Uniontown, PA to Berthoud in 1986.  He was a bus driver for Greyhound Bus Lines and a member of the ... Full Story

Obituary: Gloria J. Jansma

Obituary: Gloria J. Jansma

Gloria J. Jansma, 66, of Loveland, CO went to her Lord on February 9, 2010, after a two-year battle with brain cancer; her family was by her side. She was born July 1, 1943 in Lansing, Illinois to Bartel “Ben” and Winnie (VanKalker) Ruiter. She graduated from Illiana Christian High School in 1961.  On August 29, 1963 she married James “Butch” Jansma in Lansing, Illinois and they moved from Lynwood, IL to Loveland 31 years ago. Gloria worked at the Berthoud National Bank for many ... Full Story

Obituary: Marilyn Elaine White

Marilyn Elaine White, 59, of Berthoud, CO, died on February 10, 2010 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. She was born on October 7, 1950 in Greeley, CO, to Chester Herman and Agnes Marian (Anderson) Stevens. Marilyn graduated from Loveland High School. On December 6, 1969, in Loveland, CO, she married Orman L. “O.L.”White. Marilyn worked as a homemaker and later, after the kids had grown, she worked outside the home, doing companion care. She was active throughout her life, with Boys ... Full Story

Things I’ll miss about Tom Vaughan

Things I'll miss about Tom Vaughan: 1. His approachability. Tom always made time for whoever walked through the door in spite of what his schedule allowed. 2. His humble demeanor. Tom had a way of imparting his knowledge and experience in a manner that didn't leave one feeling sorry for having asked. 3. His expertise. Tom's experience in research methodology, archival organization, artifact storage and conservation were exemplary. 4. His accessibility. Tom could be seen at any point along ... Full Story

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