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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Archive for April, 2019

At Risk—the Idea of America

At Risk—the Idea of America

by Mel Gurtov Perhaps the most damaging legacy of the Trump years is the disservice he and his associates are doing to Americans’ sense of self and nation. In ordinary times there would not be much debate about what it means to be an American or what are American values. Every school child learns these things: It’s Civics 1. Race, class, and gender identity have always been important, but generally they have been subsumed under a larger identification with the nation. “We’re ... Full Story

Obituary: Joyce A Laffoon

Obituary: Joyce A Laffoon

Joyce Bleil Laffoon, 86, passed away on March 15, 2019. Born in Chicago, Illinois on Mother’s Day, May 8, 1932, she was the oldest child of Walter and Leona Bleil. Joyce was joined by sister Elinor and brother Leonard and spent her formative years in Oskaloosa, Kansas where her parents owned and ran a grocery store. Upon graduating from high school, and after a short stint of office work in Topeka, Joyce moved to Denver where she soon met and married James “Jim” Laffoon. ... Full Story

Star Night, April 2019

Star Night, April 2019

The speaker for this evening will be Dr. John Spencer from Southwest Research Institute in Boulder and the title of his talk will be “The Furthest Flyby: New Horizons Visits Kuiper Belt Object 2014 MU69”. On January 1, 2019, deep in the Kuiper Belt a billion miles beyond Pluto, the New Horizons spacecraft flew past the small object 2014 MU69, nicknamed Ultima Thule, making MU69 the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft.  New Horizons revealed MU69 to be a ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: March 2019

Berthoud Fire Calls: March 2019

Friday, March 1 Citizen assist in the 100 block of E. Colorado to replace batteries in a smoke detector. Saturday, March 2 BFPD responded to Hwy 287 for a 2-vehicle accident with heavy damage. TVEMS assumed patient care, with 1 patient transported.  The scene was turned over to Larimer Cty Sheriff and the region went into accident alert. Berthoud Fire responded to the 5100 block of Hwy 287 for a 2-vehicle accident with heavy damage to the rear of one passenger car. All ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Blotter: March 2019

Friday, March 1 Welfare Check: 4th Street, a person got a call from a Berthoud Resident at this address. She is telling them that there was a pipe in the middle of the street and that she went and got it and brought it to the side of the road. she won't go back in the house and her caregiver is not on scene. She was cleared by medical. Saturday, March 2 Third Degree Assault / Domestic Violence: Chilcott St. a 48-year-old Ft. Collins woman had an altercation with Berthoud ... Full Story