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Archive for February, 2012

Hidden Hazards in Your Home

Hidden Hazards in Your Home Can Cause Injury or Death! Button Batteries What is the size of a coin and can cause severe injury or death? A button (disc) battery! Why are they so dangerous? If swallowed, a disc battery can get stuck in a childís throat and burn through the esophagus within two hours. What are the symptoms? Coughing, drooling, pain and refusing to eat. At first you may not see any signs while serious damage is happening inside! Where are button batteries found? Singing ... Full Story

Winter Storm Fire Safety

Safety tips from the Berthoud Fire Protection District A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after a winter storm. You can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty by being able to identify ... Full Story

Colorado Sunflower Referendum

Colorado Sunflower Referendum

      Colorado sunflower growers will have an opportunity to vote on an amendment to the Colorado Sunflower Marketing Order. The referendum will allow Colorado sunflower growers to vote on a sunflower assessment increase. Currently the sunflower assessment is set by statute at 3 cents per hundredweight. The proposed new rate will be up to 6 cents per hundredweight. The increase will be invested in high priority sunflower research projects that will discover yield ... Full Story

Eagles over Thunder

Eagles over Thunder

Eagles Top ECHL's Hottest Team With 5-2 Win Over Thunder LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles stretched their winning streak to three games with a 5-2 victory over the Stockton Thunder, who had entered the game as the ECHL's hottest team, featuring an 8-1-1 record in their past 10 contests.  Steve Haddon and Joey Sides each had a pair of goals in the victory, while Kyle Jones picked up his 20th win of the season. Colorado took a 2-0 lead into the first intermission after out-shooting ... Full Story

February Star Night at the LTO

February Star Night at the LTO

Friday, February 17, 2012 7:30 – 11:00 PM  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on  www.starkids.org). The speakers for this evening will be Andrea Schweitzer and Daniel Greenidge, both volunteers with the LTO. Their talk is titled: Outdoor Lighting and its Effect on our Safety, Streets and Skies. Good quality outdoor lighting improves safety, is better for business, and ... Full Story

Berthoud High School Honor Roll

Berthoud High School First Semester 2011-12 Honor Roll 4.0 And Above Grade 09 Hannah Atkinson, Heidi Budd, Olivia Conde, Adrianna Croft, Macy Funk, Katja Godebu, Sydney Levy, Forrest Middleton, Veronica Mizer, Joanna Pyles, Chase Rayment, Jonathan Schlagel, Madison White, Scott Zigray Grade 10 Kendall Baker, Josephine Baskall, Daniel Beltran Ayala, Daniel Beltran Ayala, Melody Blackis, Katherine Bosnich, Josephine Buckley, Austin Butala, Gabriel Conde, ... Full Story

Valentines’ Day at Berthoud Library

Valentines’ Day at Berthoud Library

Stories from the Heart   The Longmont Library Spellbinders and The Berthoud Community Library Invite you to celebrate an afternoon of love ♥ between friends ♥ between a mother and her stepson ♥ between a princess and her secret lover ♥ between a count and a wedding guest ♥ between the moon and the earth Tuesday, February 14th 2:00 to 3:00 PM This free event is for adults with an appetite for love! Enjoy Sumptuous Desserts For more information, please call 303 ... Full Story

Pakman on the “State of the Union”

Pakman on the “State of the Union”

President Obama’s State of the Union address was one of the best in recent history, not judging by the number of applauses and ovations, but by the content. Sometimes it’s the lack of applause from parts of the audience that are most telling. The President mentioned the lack of troops in Iraq for the first time in years, and referred to a system where “everyone plays by the same rules,” a clear reference to corporate misbehavior, income inequality, and other issues in the spotlight ... Full Story

Candidates needed for Berthoud BOT

Candidates needed for Berthoud BOT

      To The Editor If anyone living within the Town of Berthoud limits is interested in representing our community by serving on the Town Board, you only have until February 13 to pick up and circulate a petition. The last day to turn the completed petition in is Friday, March 2. Call or email our (wonderful) Town Clerk, Mary Cowdin as follows: Mary K. Cowdin E-mail: mcowdin@berthoud.org (970) 532-2643 No one among the current Board has declared his/her ... Full Story

Streaking Spartans Tame LadyCats

Streaking Spartans Tame LadyCats

Berthoud Girls Top Estes Park For Fifth-Straight Win By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   In every facet of life, success breeds confidence. The world of sports is certainly no exception. After having notched five consecutive victories, the Berthoud High girls basketball team has plenty of reason to be brimming with confidence. The Lady Spartans’ latest victims were the Estes Park LadyCats whom Berthoud dispatched 53-36 Monday evening on the BHS hardwood. “As we’ve ... Full Story

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