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Halloween special: scary fact checks

Halloween special: scary fact checks

  Halloween special report: our scariest fact-checks!  By Bill Adair Published on Sunday, October 30th, 2011 at 11:10 a.m. To celebrate Halloween, we're highlighting some of our scariest Truth-O-Meter items of the past few years. Scare tactics have a long and rich history in American politics. Opponents of Thomas Jefferson warned in 1800 that his election would mean that "murder, robbery, rape, adultery and incest will openly be taught and practiced." Joseph ... Full Story

Moon Theater Production

Moon Theater Production

    The Moon Theatre Company will present the drop dead funny “Dearly Departed” Nov. 4, 5, 11 & 12 (7:30 p.m.) and Nov. 6 & 13 (2 p.m.) at the United Methodist Church (lower level stage), 820 9th St. in Berthoud. Tickets: $10, adult, and $8 for students and seniors. “Dearly Departed,” by David Bottrell and Jessie Jones, is a comedy about the Turpin family, which proves that living and dying in the Baptist backwoods of the Bible Belt is seldom tidy and ... Full Story

Larimer County sesquicentennial

Larimer County sesquicentennial

          Wearing its age well: Larimer County celebrates 150th anniversary this year By Jessica Benes, Pamela Dickman and Jackie Hutchins Reporter-Herald Staff Writers Posted: 10/29/2011 11:10:05 PM MDT Larimer County is well known for its towering mountains, jagged canyons and quality of life. The area that thousands know and love has changed dramatically over the years -- the 4.6 billion years the earth has existed, to be exact. "We've been ... Full Story

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Similar in size and grand design to our home Galaxy (although without the central bar), spiral galaxy NGC 3370 lies about 100 million light-years away toward the constellation of the Lion (Leo). Spiral Galaxy NGC 3370 from Hubble  Image Credit: NASA, ESA, Hubble Heritage (STScI/AURA); Acknowledgement: A. Reiss et al. (JHU) Explanation: Is this what our own Milky Way Galaxy looks like from far away? Similar in size and grand design to our home Galaxy (although without the ... Full Story

On This Day, October 30, 1938

On This Day, October 30, 1938

Orson Welles scares nation Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of "War of the Worlds"—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth. Orson Welles was only 23 years old when his Mercury Theater company decided to update H.G. Wells' 19th-century science fiction novel War of the Worlds for national radio. Despite his age, Welles had been in radio for several years, most notably as the voice of "The Shadow" in the hit mystery program of the same name. ... Full Story

Kiah Leonard, all-state 3A cross country honors

Kiah Leonard, all-state 3A cross country honors

          Berthoud's Kiah Leonard cool all the way to all-state 3A cross country honors By Kyle Koso Assistant Sports Editor Posted: 10/29/2011 09:03:48 PM MDT AURORA -- Getting comfortable in a pulse-pounding 5-kilometer footrace sounds next to impossible, but sometimes the youngest athletes seem to have the most reasonable plan of attack. Berthoud High School freshman Kiah Leonard knew her generally successful debut as a varsity cross country ... Full Story

Eagles’ in OT win

  Slattengren Gets Game-Tying & -Winning Goals in Eagles' OT Win   ONTARIO, Calif. - The Colorado Eagles, playing their third game in as many nights, defeated the Ontario Reign in overtime, 4-3, in the teams' first meeting. The Eagles got two goals from defensemen, scored on three power plays, and bounced back from a record-trying loss the night before thanks in large part to Aaron Slattengren's two tallies. A night after giving up four goals to a single player -- ... Full Story

Obituary: Timothy Allan Eisenbraun

Obituary: Timothy Allan Eisenbraun

Timothy Allan Eisenbraun, 48, passed away Oct 26 at his home in Berthoud. He was born Sept 9, 1963 in Hot Springs, South Dakota to Allan and Nancy Eisenbraun, welcomed home by a sister Annette. Tim grew up in Custer, South Dakota and Loveland, Colorado. He graduated from High School in Loveland. Tim worked various jobs for years before becoming disabled from heart disease. Tim loved the outdoors, cars, dogs, and his greatest love, fishing. Tim was preceded in death by both his ... Full Story

Volunteer of the month: Carissa Finnegan

Volunteer of the month: Carissa Finnegan

Carissa Finnegan is a freshman at Berthoud High School. One of her Facebook friends is family friend who is serving as a nurse in Kigali, Rwanda. Carissa was amazed at some of the photos her friend posted. The children in her photos did not have many toys or books and hardly had clothes to wear. Carissa wanted to do something to help those children. She set up an event on Facebook and asked for donations to purchase items to send to the kids in Kigali. Unfortunately, the response was ... Full Story

Loveland Saturday Update

Loveland Saturday Update

        Electric Service Crews are continuing to reconnect service throughout the day and will also support the 6 contract tree crews working to clear power lines. In some cases, Loveland Water and Power (W&P) crews are awaiting confirmation from customers that a licensed electrical contractor has repaired or replaced the property owner’s electric meter enabling power to be reconnected. The W&P dispatch center at 663-1043 will remain open ... Full Story

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