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Friday, January 30, 2015

‘Local News’ Archives

Credit Card Fraud Increasing in Larimer County

Credit Card Fraud Increasing in Larimer County

        October 18, 2011 The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has experienced an increase in the number of reports of credit card fraud recently.  It is not yet clear what is causing this increase but a formal investigation is underway. The Sheriff reminds citizens to be cautious when sharing personal information, especially when responding to emails or text messages.  Banks and financial institutions usually will not request your personal information ... Full Story

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be ... Full Story

Teen drivers 50 percent more likely to crash in first

Teen drivers 50 percent more likely to crash in first month of unsupervised driving

            Denver, October 14 – According to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash in the first month of driving on their own than they are after a full year of experience. It takes teen drivers two years of experience to cut their accident rate in half. Analyzing the crashes of new drivers, researchers found that three common mistakes–failure to reduce speed, ... Full Story

Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school

Reporter-Herald Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school Most speakers at forum oppose Red Rock Academy By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/13/2011 11:48:17 PM MDT   BERTHOUD -- At the bidding of Berthoud resident Christine Torres, the majority of the 300 people attending a charter school community forum Thursday night held up paper signs stating "NO!" in block letters.They yelled, clapped and cheered when Torres gave up 30 seconds of her two ... Full Story

Injury Accident Closes Highway 66

Injury Accident Closes Highway 66

  Weld County, CO – A two-vehicle accident shut down both lanes of Colorado State Highway 66 tonight (October 13) for a short time while crews responded. Two engines and an ambulance from Mountain View Fire Rescue (MVFR) responded, along with two Weld County Deputies, a Longmont Paramedics/American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance, and another ambulance from AMR. Both the MVFR ambulance and the Longmont Paramedic/AMR ambulance each transported one patient non-emergent to a local ... Full Story

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

    Colorado is on the brink of a hay crisis because both the cost and need for hay are rising. Hay prices are expected to skyrocket due to demand from neighboring states that are coping with below-average hay production in the midst of a serious drought. Local hay suppliers say that the state of Colorado will be out of hay by January. This is distressing news for horse owners, especially those who are currently struggling financially to feed their horses. The recent ... Full Story

Lieutenant Andy Josey graduates from the FBI National

Lieutenant Andy Josey graduates from the FBI National Academy

 Lieutenant Andy Josey of the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Graduates from the FBI National Academy   Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is pleased to announce that Lieutenant Andy Josey has graduated from the FBI's National Academy Program at Quantico, Virginia. The 246th session of the National Academy included participants from 46 states, the District of Columbia, 28 international countries, three military organizations and five federal civilian organizations. FBI Director ... Full Story

Red Rock Academy Forum

Thomson School District is holding a community forum regarding the charter school application for Red Rock Academy in Berthoud. The meeting is scheduled for Oct. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Berthoud High School. The public will have an opportunity to provide input regarding the application. One group has already voiced an opinon. The organizers of a new website, Support Berthoud Schools, is asking community members to sign the petition on the website to ask the Board of Education to reject ... Full Story

Alicia Lentz dies at Denver Hospital

Alicia Lentz dies at Denver Hospital

Denver   Alicia Lentz, a 2009 graduate of Berthoud High School and a student at the University of Northern Colorado, died Wednesday at the Swedish Medical Center in Denver, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. Lentz was a junior studying ecology and evolutionary biology. The UNC Mirror reported that Lentz died of a brain aneurysm. She played mellophone in the Pride of the Rockies marching band. The band is tentatively planning to wear red carnations and play “Amazing ... Full Story

40 Year Reunion for BHS Class of 71

40 Year Reunion for BHS Class of 71

  The Berthoud High School Graduating Class of 1971 would like to announce that we will be meeting at the Derby Grill at 5:00 p.m. Saturday September 17 for a dinner. This is for classmates, their spouses and guests only. Sunday, September 18, at noon there will be a picnic in Berthoud Park by the old swimming pool. Anyone who would like to stop in and visit is cordially invited to do so. If you wish to eat with the group, please bring a couple dishes and table service. Our thanks to ... Full Story

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