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Archive for February, 2014

Fort Collins man sentenced for mortgage fraud

Fort Collins man sentenced for mortgage fraud

Sysum sentenced to five years in mortgage fraud Greeley, CO – A Fort Collins man convicted in a mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced in Weld County District Court on Wednesday to five years in prison. A jury in December convicted Matthew Sysum (DOB: 08/13/1969) of seven counts of Forgery, a Class 5 felony, and one count of Theft, a Class 3 felony. He was sentenced to five years for the Theft and three years for each Forgery count; the sentences run concurrent for a total of five years. Sysum ... Full Story

Haworth Annexation

Haworth Annexation

To the Editor, As a citizen of the Berthoud community, I am increasingly concerned about the issues arising in our town. I am particularly disappointed in the Town’s process that led to the annexation of the Haworth property west of County Road 19. This property was outside of Berthoud’s Comprehensive Plan for growth when the Town Board enticed the owners to apply for annexation. The issue that I have with this annexation has nothing to do with the family who owns that land. To me, it is ... Full Story

Police tase and beat a deaf man unconscious

California police use taser on deaf man trying to communicate with them via sign language (via Raw Story ) Four police officers in Hawthorne, California used a taser on a man who was attempting to tell them that he was deaf via sign language. The Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness is filing a lawsuit on behalf of Jonathan Meister, who was charged with… (more…)

Badge, license to kill

Badge, license to kill

  Why Do Cops Who Shoot Unarmed People Get Their Guns Back? By Kevin Mathews  What happens to police officers who shoot unarmed citizens while on duty? More often than not, nothing. Even in the most egregious examples of misconduct and bad policing, officers are found not guilty in court (if they even stand trial in the first place) and are free to return to duty… re-armed to potentially cause more harm in the future. This pattern is a serious miscarriage of justice. By refusing to ... Full Story

Pikes Peak Cup Gymnastics Meet

Pikes Peak Cup Gymnastics Meet

Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner February 15, 2014   Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies competed in the Pikes Peak Cup Gymnastics Meet on February 8 and 9.  The meet was held in Colorado Springs at the Broadmoor Hotel. There were several top five finishes on the Level 7 and Level 8 teams. In the Level 7 Junior A Division, Kira Sanchez finished second on Vault and Floor, third on Uneven Bars, and second in the All-Around Competition. In the Level 7 Junior B Division, Katie ... Full Story

Debris help for Little Thompson flood victims

Berthoud Fire Protection District Receives Flood Relief Grant from Community Foundation of Northern Colorado In response to the devastating September floods that impacted the Berthoud Community along the Little Thompson River, the Berthoud Fire Protection District applied for a grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado (CFNC) created three charitable funds to address intermediate and long term flood recovery needs within Larimer ... Full Story

Problem solving the TSD way

Problem solving the TSD way

  To the Editor, I have a list of steps for solving problems. Here is how the TSD (Loveland) school board measured up on Wednesday night: Identify the problem.                           Student achievement is too low. What does that mean?                        Not discussed. How serious it is?                                Not discussed. How did the problem originate?         Not discussed. What do the ... Full Story

Are you safe in Sochi?

Are you safe in Sochi?

Source: SportsManagementDegreeHub.com Are You Safe in Sochi?   Safe-in-Sochi   Share this infographic on your site! About Sochi 400,000: population 3rd: Sochi is located in the third largest region in Russia – Krasnodar. Sunshine: Sochi is Russia’s Miami, on the Black Sea No Snow: Does it snow in Miami? Well, it doesn’t in Sochi, the city, either. 500: number of snow guns needed just in case…for the mountain races 710,000 cubic meters of snow: amount kept in storage from last ... Full Story

Obituary: Leslie Shawn Baird

Obituary: Leslie Shawn Baird

Leslie Shawn Baird, 42, of Berthoud, Colorado, passed away suddenly Saturday, February 1, 2014. He was born June 14, 1971 in Greeley, Colorado to Gary and Katherine (Katie) Baird. He attended schools in Loveland and Johnstown. Shawn lived his whole life in the northern Colorado area. Shawn faced many challenges in life and never complained about any of his burdens. He was a strong and proud man and he loved his family deeply. His favorite times were spent going fishing and camping at Glendo ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: January 2014

Berthoud Fire Calls: January 2014

Incident Activity for January 2014 Thursday, January 2 BFPD responded with TVEMS to a medical call for a possible stroke on Mayo Court. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 249. This was a non-injury accident. BFPD responded with TVEMS to a medical call at Berthoud Living Center. The patient was transported. Saturday, January 4 BFPD responded to a report of a vehicle fire on Highway 287 just south of Larimer County Road 8. A ... Full Story

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