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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Plant Sale at the McCarty-Fickel House

Plant Sale at the McCarty-Fickel House

      This weekend is the annual plant sale at the McCarty-Fickel house. The garden committee has been busy getting the plants ready! There is a wide variety of flowers, heirloom vegetables, and herbs to choose from. Everything from Patty Pan Squash to nasturtiums to Pink Caspian tomatoes will be available. The sale officially opens the next day and will be open to the public Saturday May 14, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.     ... Full Story

McCollum and Blanchard retiring at Berthoud El

McCollum and Blanchard retiring at Berthoud El

The Retirement Party will be on Tuesday May 3,  4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Berthoud Elementary cafeteria. Present and former students and parents are invited to attend. Dortha McCollum After 33 years as Librarian at Berthoud Elementary School, Dortha McCollum is retiring. McCollum has touched many children in the Berthoud area during those years, and they are invited to her retirement party at the school to share memories. McCollum came to the profession of librarian from very unlikely ... Full Story

Berthoud Police participating in Drug Take Back Day

Berthoud Police participating in Drug Take Back Day

Got Drugs? National Take Back Initiative April 30, 2011 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.  More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health.  Each day, approximately, 2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free ... Full Story

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Alternatives to Violence (ATV) the local agency pledged to help victims of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence is pleased and honored to share three upcoming events. April is sexual assault awareness month, and Victims Rights Week. ATV is dedicated to offering information, resources, education and support for individuals/families/friends impacted by the violent Denim Day ~ is April 27, 2011, Wednesday “This day was created as a prevention and education campaign to bring awareness to one ... Full Story

Berthoud Swans

Berthoud Swans

  People who drive past Riverglenn on County Road 17 are usually treated to the sight of a pair of swans swimming in Treena and Dave Milano’s pond. This week however, the swans are usually sequestered in their enclosure. The reason, on Tuesday the pen hatched three of the five eggs in her clutch and Milano was worried that the foxes and coyotes that frequent the area might find the cygnets a tasty meal. Treena Milano got her first pair of mute swans as a birthday gift 20 years ... Full Story

Lauren Sawinska Wins BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship

Lauren Sawinska Wins BBB/Rotary Ethics Scholarship

  Lauren Sawinska, a senior at Berthoud High School, is the 2011 recipient of the BBB/Rotary $5,000 Business Ethics Scholarship presented by the Better Business Bureau and Rotary Districts 5440, 5450 and 5470 at the April 21 BBB Torch Awards for Business Ethics. The scholarship is funded by the BBB Foundation. Sawinksa, daughter of James and Anne Sawinska, was chosen from applicants from Northern Colorado and Wyoming who wrote essays based on Rotary’s Four-Way Test: Is it the truth? ... Full Story

Crystal Fire Human-Caused

Crystal Fire Human-Caused

Investigators from the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Forest Service have determined the Crystal Fire was started by the son of a property owner burning debris at 2394 Granite Road, Bellvue, Colorado. Thomas Howie, DOB: 01/03/75, of Fort Collins will be charged with one count of 4th Degree Arson, a class four felony.  A warrant for his arrest is expected to be issued within 24 to 48 hours.  A $10,000 personal recognizance bond has been recommended. On April 6, Larimer ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 14 update

From Larimer County Emergency Informatin The following information update has been made for: Crystal Fire Well hallelujah and better late than never: we have finally gotten some real moisture and more than just enough to make the dirt roads slightly muddy. In Fort Collins we generally have (as of around 2:30 p.m.) from between 2/3 of an inch to over one inch of water from rain and slushy snow. I will not have stats until tomorrow on the area around the burned area but it's good enough to ... Full Story

“B” Sweet Cupcakes opening in Loveland

“B” Sweet Cupcakes opening in Loveland

Dana Brungardt is holding a grand opening for her "B" Sweet Cupcakes on Saturday, April 16. The new kitchen and outlet are at 425 E. 4th Street in Loveland. It is just across the street from Anthology Book Store. The hours for the grand opening are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and there will be cupcakes for sampling and for sale. Ad in drawings for door prizes and you have the combination for a pleasant noon hour.  

Crystal Fire: April 12 afternoon update

Greetings folks. Not a great deal to relate but some things of interest. First of all, people near the fire may continue to see smoke for sometime as the mop up process continues. That may be especially true today since we may undertake a burn out operation to secure some parts of the fire line - that is, taking away burnable fuel in a controlled manner which might otherwise might give us a problem. Given the condition of the fire and the progress made, that is very unlikely but we need to get ... Full Story

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