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Archive for May, 2012

Bedrooms and Boardrooms

Bedrooms and Boardrooms

    Of Bedrooms and Boardrooms By Robert Reich The 2012 election should be about what's going on in America's boardrooms, but Republicans would rather it be about America's bedrooms. Mitt Romney says he's against same-sex marriage; President Obama just announced his support. North Carolina voters have approved a Republican-proposed amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. Minnesota voters will be considering a similar amendment in November. ... Full Story

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

Kidney Disease in Cats and Dogs

  Kidney Disease By Dr. Mimi Elliott, DVM Emergency Veterinary Intern   Kidney disease is a very common problem in our small animal population. It is more common in cats than dogs and can occur at any age, but more often in older animals. Your veterinarian will diagnose kidney disease in your pet by running two tests; the first is a blood test to see if kidney values are elevated (this is called azotemia), and the second is a urine test to see if the kidneys are ... Full Story

Obituary: Wendell Wayne Krause

Obituary: Wendell Wayne Krause

  BERTHOUD – Wendell Krause, 89, died Sun. Mar. 18, 2012 at the Pomeroy Care Center in Pomeroy, Iowa. Funeral services were held on Wed. Mar. 21 at Larson Weishaar Funeral Home in Manson, Iowa, with Rev. Mark Galbraith officiating. Wendell’s burial service will be held on Mon. May 14, at 10:00 a.m. at Foothills Memory Gardens north of Longmont. Wendell Wayne Krause was born on May 25, 1922, at Garwin, Iowa. The son of Floyd and Mabel (Ankrum) Krause, graduating from Garwin High ... Full Story

May Star Night at the LTO

May Star Night at the LTO

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 the website, www.starkids.org). The speaker for the evening will be Mike Hotka, a senior software engineer at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Boulder and an intrepid amateur astronomer, Deep Sky Marine, JPL Solar System Ambassador and Dark Sky Ranger. He is also a volunteer at the LTO. His talk will be on the discovery of the ... Full Story

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

GOP men against protecting victims of abuse

  31 GOP Men Don’t Think Domestic Abuse Victims Deserve Protection by Jessica Pieklo The Senate finally voted to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) despite months of partisan wrestling over just who was deserving enough to be protected from domestic abuse. In the end the renewal easily cleared the Senate on a 68-31 vote. 15 Republicans joined all members of the Democratic caucus in voting yes. Notably, the 31 Republicans who voted against renewing VAWA are all ... Full Story

Light Sport Aircraft Expo

Light Sport Aircraft Expo

The Rocky Mountain Light Sport Aircraft Expos is coming to Front Range Airport on Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light Sport Aircraft (LSA) are the hottest new category of aircraft. These sporty two-seaters aircraft are uncomplicated and easy to fly and require only a Sport Pilot license pilot rating to fly.  The Sport License requires fewer hours of instruction and the aircraft are less expensive to own or rent. Come to the Expo and find out if Sport Flying ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: April 2012

Berthoud Fire Calls: April 2012

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for April  2012 Monday, April 2 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Garfield Avenue. This was a two-vehicle accident with minor damage to the vehicles. One occupant was injured, complaining of neck and back pain. Tuesday, April 3 BFPD assisted a citizen on Bunyan Avenue. BFPD responded to a medical for cardiac problems on Mountain Avenue. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on West County ... Full Story

Obituary: Vicki L. Smith

Obituary: Vicki L. Smith

                  December 25, 1953 – May 3, 2012 Vicki L. Smith of Berthoud died May 3, 2012 at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado. She was 58 years old. She was born December 25, 1953 in St. Louis, Missouri to Jesse and Wilma Jean (Parker) Starns. Her family moved to Boulder, Colorado where she attended Boulder High School. On October 9, 1988, she married James Smith in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They ... Full Story

Hate crime not in Berthoud

Berthoud High School foreign exchange student rescinds allegations about 'hate crime' By Madeline Novey Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted:   05/01/2012 02:30:18 PM MDT Updated:   05/01/2012 09:15:42 PM MDT BERTHOUD -- A 15-year-old black German exchange student attending Berthoud High School has rescinded allegations that four white men assaulted her last month in what authorities labeled a hate crime. The Berthoud Police Department doesn't intend to press charges, however, ... Full Story

Exchange Student host family thanks Berthoud Community

Exchange Student host family thanks Berthoud Community

  To the Editor     As the host parents of the exchange student who was recently in the news, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the community of Berthoud for their tremendous kindness and support. 
Our exchange daughter had been the victim of a very violent attack in Germany several years ago that was never reported.  She re-enacted that crime here in Berthoud as a cry for help. While we all wish that she had found another way to tell us what she ... Full Story

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