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Thursday, November 27, 2014

‘Local News’ Archives

Greeley Firefighters for Santa Toy Drive

Greeley Firefighters for Santa Toy Drive

  A group of Greeley Firefighters will be collecting toys on Saturday, Dec. 3, for the Firefighters for Santa program. The donations of new, non-gift wrapped toys, or cash will be accepted at 354 50th Ave Ct, Greeley, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the home of firefighter Mike Medhurst, also known as the “Greeley Grizwalds”, because of the overwhelming Christmas light display. The overall display includes over 135,000 lights controlled by 320 computer light channels and powered by over 400 ... Full Story

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

  HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY TIPS… Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage.   Christmas Tree Fire Hazards Select freshly cut trees, the trunk should be sticky to the touch, the needles should be green and hard to pull back from the branches. Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent.  Keep the tree stand filled with water at all ... Full Story

Death of CSU Student

  Sean William McGowan Age 18, of Springs, Texas was a student at Colorado State University. He was found unresponsive at his dorm this morning (11/28/11) and was transported to Poudre Valley Hospital where he died. An autopsy was performed this afternoon. The manner and cause of death are pending. Toxicology results generally take 6 weeks. The death appears to be drug related. There is no sign of contagious disease, i.e. meningitis. No other information will be released at ... Full Story

Auditions

Moon Theater Company The Moon Theatre Company is holding auditions for "Kitchen Witches" Nov. 27 & 28 at 6 p.m. at 340 Mountain Ave. in Berthoud (the Re/Max office). Looking for one 50+ female who is good with accents and one 25-30 male. "Kitchen Witches" is a full-length comedy that brings two archenemy cooking show hostesses together on stage in the same TV show, yielding ratings that would put Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer both to shame. Performances will be the last two weekends ... Full Story

16th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

16th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

  The 16th Annual Secret Santa’s for the Elderly is currently seeking volunteers.     The purpose of the Santa’s is to bring a smile and feeling of love and encouragement to elderly by providing a loving visitor. Volunteers will be paired with an adopted resident living in a nursing or assisted living home in Larimer County.  A list is also provided if you’d like to take a simple gift along. Since 1996 the nonprofit group has organized more than 7,000 ... Full Story

Larimer County Treasurer warns of Scam

  Larimer County Treasurer, Myrna Rodenberger is warning Larimer County property owners of a potential property tax scam. Americom Global, Inc. out of New Jersey has been sending letters to Larimer County property owners telling them "Your name appears on a list of Larimer County investors with serious property tax delinquencies." The letter then offers property owners a solution and loan programs that tap the equity of the property. It also offers mortgages to property owners ... Full Story

Safeway-brand salad mix recall

  Safeway-brand salad mix recalled due to possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination DENVER— Safeway is recalling four of its “Safeway Farms” bagged salad mixes due to possible E.coli O157:H7 contamination. The recalled items have been pulled from store shelves, and no illnesses have been reported. The recalled products were sold Nov. 7-16. The following products have been recalled. They should not be consumed but returned to the place of purchase for a refund. Product ... Full Story

Leigh Bercaw featured at Macalester College

Leigh Bercaw featured at Macalester College

                            Leigh Bercaw: Renaissance woman By Rachel Adler TMW: Let's start with the basics. Where are you from? What's your Major? And what is your spirit animal? Leigh: Oh man! Those are good questions. I'm from Berthoud, Colorado. Technically was a French explorer, I guess, so it should be pronounced like "bear too," but if you're from my town it's ... Full Story

Poaching Alert: Deer In Larimer County

DENVER -- Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are investigating a wildlife crime in Larimer County involving a large buck mule deer shot in the town of Pinewood Springs on private property along Kiowa Road on Thursday, Nov 10. The deer, noted by local residents and often seen, was shot in the early afternoon before 3 p.m. The entire carcass, including the trophy-sized 5 x 6 antlers, was left to waste. Anyone with information about this case or who may have witnessed suspicious activity ... Full Story

Zach Dinsmore recovering from IED explosion

Zach Dinsmore recovering from IED explosion

          Berthoud Marine recovering from injuries suffered in IED explosion By Pierrette J. Shields Longmont Times-Call Posted: 11/15/2011 08:54:26 PM MST LONGMONT -- A 21-year-old Berthoud Marine is recovering in a San Diego hospital after six surgeries to repair extensive damage he suffered to his left leg when he stepped on an IED in Afghanistan during a patrol on Oct. 31. Lance Cpl. Zachary Dinsmore, a 2008 Berthoud High School graduate, is ... Full Story

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