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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

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

The class warfare the rich don’t understand

The class warfare the rich don’t understand

    Al Jazeera The class warfare the rich don't understand   The Masters of the Universe evaded responsibility and defiantly demanded more sacrifice from their victims, says author. By Heather Digby Parton, Last Modified: 10 Oct 2011 09:43 "Those who own the country ought to govern it." - Founding father, John Jay   There have been rumblings in the corners of the Tea party movement for some time, but the minute president Obama announced that he was going to ask ... Full Story

No to charter school

No to charter school

  Some people are in line to make money on this charter school project, but what it will do is to tear our town apart. Berthoud is too small for a charter school. Yes, they can probably do it. The school board will turn the application down and then the state will approve it. This is all planned out already. Why don't the organizers ask the people of Berthoud through a vote and let us see if they are really in this to help the people or just in it for themselves. If the school is built, ... Full Story

Class ring found at high school

Class ring found at high school

  A  30++  year old class ring has been found at Berthoud High School. Call 970-613-7701  to identify and claim it.

Special Meeting on Charter School

Special Meeting on Charter School

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