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Archive for March, 2014

Obituary: Christopher Michael Premer

Obituary: Christopher Michael Premer

  Christopher Michael Premer, age 42, passed away early Saturday morning, March 29, 2014 from complications of a short illness. Chris was a 1990 graduate of Berthoud High School and a 1997 graduate of UNC. He was a Shelter Insurance Agent in Loveland since 2008. Chris's priority in life and best friend was his son Alexander. They did everything together, played sports, went on vacations, and loved trips to the beach. He was assistant coach for the Junior Eagles Hockey Team. He loved to ... Full Story

Gymnastics State Championship meet

Gymnastics State Championship meet

2014 Colorado Level 8 State Championships Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner From left to right, front row Kairey Vela and Morgan Adams, back row Tatum Graham and Sidney Strizki. Photo by Julee Graham Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies Level 8 team competed at the Level 8 Colorado State Gymnastics Meet. The meet was hosted by Colorado Gymnastics Institute. Four gymnasts from Loveland, Berthoud and Longmont competed for Premier on March 15. Morgan Adams placed fourth ... Full Story

Obituary: Peter Eric Van Kleek

Obituary: Peter Eric Van Kleek

Peter Eric Van Kleek, 85, of Berthoud,  died on March 18, 2014 at Broomfield Skilled Facility in Broomfield.  He was born in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1929 to John Raymond and Joan (Hill) Van Kleek. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. Peter graduated from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York with a degree in Hotel Management. He married Barbara Jane King in June of 1954. Peter worked in Hotel Management early in his career, and later became a Founding Dean of ... Full Story

My pet is having trouble breathing – What do I

My pet is having trouble breathing – What do I do?

          Dana Dietrich, DVM Emergency Veterinarian   Difficulty breathing is a common emergency encountered by veterinarians in small animal medicine. Getting your pet to a veterinarian quickly, so they can identify and address this life-threatening problem, will increase the likelihood of a positive outcome. Evaluating the animal’s breathing pattern can help determine if he or she is having difficulty because of problems with the ... Full Story

Northern Lights Gymnastics Meet

Northern Lights Gymnastics Meet

By Wendy Kenner Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies Optional team traveled to St. Paul, Minnesota February 28 through March 2, 2014 to compete in the Northern Lights Gymnastics Meet. The Level 7 team placed 4th in the team competition. The Level 8 team placed 3rd in the team competition. There were several top 5 individual placements. In the Level 7, 11 and under Division, Kira Sanchez placed 5th in the All-Around. Katie Parsons placed 2nd on Vault and 4th on Uneven Bars. Madison Blair ... Full Story

Berthoud Library: your personal office

Berthoud Library: your personal office

So you’ve just downloaded and printed your kid’s Little League roster, and now you have just ten minutes to scan it and then email it to the other fifteen members on her team. Or, maybe you need to copy and fax your insurance claim so you can get that reimbursement check before the end of the month. Or, maybe your third grade report about flora has some cross outs and you’re desperate for some White-Out, in addition to a paper clip and a color printer so your cover does justice to the ... Full Story

March Star Night at the LTO

March Star Night at the LTO

Friday, March 21, 2014 7:00 – 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 the website, www.starkids.org). The LTO will not have a guest speaker on this evening, but instead will screen the movie “The City Dark” from filmmaker Ian Cheney, which was released in 2011. Is darkness becoming extinct? When filmmaker Ian Cheney moves from rural Maine to New York City and ... Full Story

Obituary: Lenora Strachan

Obituary: Lenora Strachan

Lenora Strachan, 81, of Berthoud, died on March 3, 2014 at her home in Berthoud. She was born on March 8, 1932 in Erick, Oklahoma to Wit Wiley and Beulah (Wells) Warren. Lenora graduated from high school in Porterville, California She married Richard D. Strachan on December 23, 1954 in Lubbock, Texas. Lenora worked as a homemaker, but also had short careers as a telephone operator and a pharmacy clerk, where she also managed a soda fountain. She has lived in Berthoud since 1970. She ... Full Story

Concealed Carry Cowards

Concealed Carry Cowards

Are George Zimmerman and Michael Dunn "protecting" us? By Martha Rosenberg (about the author) The pro-gun lobby has successfully changed the gun violence argument from asking how mass shooters pass background checks and buy guns legally to why weren't there more guns around. Almost every mass shooter from Seung-Hui Cho (Virginia Tech), James Holmes (Aurora), Jared Loughner (Tucson) and Stephen Phillip Kazmierczak (Northern Illinois University) to the more recent shooters, Aaron ... Full Story

Treasure Island Meet

Treasure Island Meet

  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies By Wendy Kenner March first, 2014 Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies Optional Team competed in the Treasure Island Gymnastics meet on February 22. The meet was held in Littleton, Colorado, and hosted by Active Athletics. The Level 7 team placed second in the team competition, and the Level 8 team brought home first place. There were several top 5 individual placements as well. In the Level 7 Junior Division, Kaiya Lindhardt placed ... Full Story

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