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Archive for October, 2011

Condors Clip Eagles in First Battle of the Birds

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Bakersfield Condors defeated the Colorado Eagles, 3-1, on the strength of their perfect (seven-for-seven) penalty-killing and 18 saves from Matt Keetley . Kyle Jones stopped 28 of 30 shots for Colorado, as they split their first weekend set of games in the ECHL. The teams played a penalty-filled, back-and-forth first period that saw the Condors receive four power plays (compared to the Eagles' two). That advantage in man-advantages helped Bakersfield to a 19-8 edge ... Full Story

Roughriders Run Roughshod Over Spartans

Roughriders Run Roughshod Over Spartans

Berthoud Football Drops Third Consecutive Game By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   If football games were played just two quarters at a time, the Berthoud Spartans would have walked away from Friday night’s contest against Roosevelt with a one win, one loss record. Berthoud dominated the second half of the game with almost as much vigor as they themselves were dominated in the first half. Yet when all 48 minutes of football had been played, the Spartans found themselves on the ... Full Story

Commissioner Donnelly in Berthoud Oct. 26

Commissioner Donnelly in Berthoud Oct. 26

  .....Commissioner Tom Donnelly invites you to come and talk with him at two public meetings. Estes Park: Wednesday, October 19, at 9:00 a.m. @ Estes Park Senior Center, 220 4th Street, Estes Park Berthoud: Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30 a.m., @ the Light House Cafe @ Grace Place, 250 Mountain Ave., Berthoud.   NO RSVP required...just drop in!

Public schools vs charter schools

Public schools vs charter schools

  There has been much attention lavished on the subject of charter schools recently. The proposal of the Red Rock Academy in Berthoud has brought out a lot of emotion and rhetoric by those for and those against the charter school Much has been written about charter schools in the United States and those articles may help shed some light on charter schools in general. One of the most important questions is whether charter schools are superior to public schools. The answer seems ... Full Story

Libya Situation Report: October 14

Libya Situation Report: October 14

   

ASHI local chapter elects officers

ASHI local chapter elects officers

  The American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) has elected its Oct. 2011-Oct. 2012 officers for the Northern Colorado Chapter: Duane Younger, President Chris Engel, Vice President Chris Elliot, Treasurer Scott Ternasky, Secretary ASHI was the first organized home inspector organization in the country, its members provide services to homeowners buying and selling a home. The local chapter's web site: www.ncc-ashi.org. Call Public Relations Chair Dave Byers, 206 440-9388, if ... Full Story

Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school

Reporter-Herald Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school Most speakers at forum oppose Red Rock Academy By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/13/2011 11:48:17 PM MDT   BERTHOUD -- At the bidding of Berthoud resident Christine Torres, the majority of the 300 people attending a charter school community forum Thursday night held up paper signs stating "NO!" in block letters.They yelled, clapped and cheered when Torres gave up 30 seconds of her two ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

This sharp cosmic portrait features glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds in IC 1795, a star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia.The Color of IC 1795  Image Credit & Copyright: Bob and Janice Fera (Fera Photography) Explanation: This sharp cosmic portrait features glowing gas and obscuring dust clouds in IC 1795, a star forming region in the northern constellation Cassiopeia. Also cataloged as NGC 896, the nebula's remarkable details, shown in its dominant ... Full Story

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

I ran the numbers that were provided by Red Rocks Academy in the Berthoud Surveyor on the proposed charter school. As Red Rocks freely admits, the "money follows the student.” I have attached the spreadsheet of that money so that you can see the impact. Now, if a school has already been built, as have all the Berthoud schools, then there are fixed costs associated with their operation that must be covered. Fixed costs are just that: fixed. If there are no children in the school, they are ... Full Story

Injury Accident Closes Highway 66

Injury Accident Closes Highway 66

  Weld County, CO – A two-vehicle accident shut down both lanes of Colorado State Highway 66 tonight (October 13) for a short time while crews responded. Two engines and an ambulance from Mountain View Fire Rescue (MVFR) responded, along with two Weld County Deputies, a Longmont Paramedics/American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance, and another ambulance from AMR. Both the MVFR ambulance and the Longmont Paramedic/AMR ambulance each transported one patient non-emergent to a local ... Full Story

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