Archive for September, 2011
Last week President Obama signed an executive order allowing states to "opt out" of the reading and math requirements of No Child Left Behind. After all, who needs to know math when everyone has their own calculator. And kids don't need to read when they've got video games. Oh, and the last "R", writing, was already dead - everyone "texts" these days. That's why so many entering college freshmen need to take a remedial writing course. With the 3-R's ... Full Story
Lyons took the early lead with 2 runs in the first inning. The Spartans came back to tie the score in the second and held the Lions scorless as the Berthoud 9 add 5 more runs.
The gravity of the current situation in our school district is one key reason to vote yes on 3A, the Mill Levy Override. Unfortunately, it is quite frequent that a student comes into the counseling office with everything under the sun going wrong. I made a suggestion to one heavily burdened student to take on just one of the many challenges instead of staying frozen and overwhelmed by everything. I asked this student: "What is one important item ... Full Story
Berthoud Football Bests Fort Lupton 27-14 By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer If there exists such a thing as an ugly win in the world of sports, the Berthoud High football team experienced it first-hand on a warm Friday evening at Bob Felps Field in Fort Lupton. Despite topping Fort Lupton by a score of 27-14, the Berthoud team was, to put it mildly, disappointed with a performance in which they were flagged a whopping 15 times. Incessant Spartan penalties kept a clearly-inferior ... Full Story
By Libya Outreach Group Fighting continues in Sirte and Bani Walid, Libya Article. Pro-Democracy fighters face strong opposition in both cities.
Libya - September 22, 2011 Executive Summary Highlights African Union recognizes the National Transitional Council (NTC)Article African Union (AU) recognition of the NTC, though lagging far behind the 85 + countries that have recognized the NTC, is symbolic. It can transform Libya’s relationship with the AU. Assuming the commitment by the AU is genuine. A new form of engagement that sides with the Libyan people is the only way forward. Unfortunately, Gaddafi continues to garner ... Full Story
Fact-Checking the Fox News-Google GOP debate By Bill Adair Published on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 After several debates that were so similar they sometimes felt like reruns, Thursday night's debate in Orlando brought some new twists, the appearance of former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and questions from YouTube. Read More
Victoria Puchino picks up the win as the Lady Spartans score 7 runs on 8 hits.
To the Editor: Bob Kerrigan, a native Coloradoan, and Berthoud resident for the past 20 years has decided to run for School Board. Bob realizes the importance of education in achieving success. In fact, while his children were in High School and College, Bob wisely took himself back to school to earn a B.S. in Business Management. That degree has given him the best opportunity for growth in building his career and a viable business. He knows ... Full Story