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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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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

Crystal Fire: April 10 (Update 7 p.m.)

Crystal Fire: April 10 (Update 7 p.m.)

7 p.m.: Larimer County Emergency Information The 2,940-acre fire is now 95% contained. Today, crews made good progress on line construction on the west end of the fire and mopping up hot spots along the perimeter. High winds caused some flare ups of unburned fuels in the interior of the fire so increased smoke was visible in places. Tomorrow, crews will continue to patrol and mop up along the perimeter and continue other suppression activities. Demobilization of unneeded resources will ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 9 evening update

From Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team The Crystal Fire is now 90 percent contained. Crews completed burnout operations to secure the northern perimeter of the fire.  For the latest information visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2161/   The following information update has been made for: Crystal Fire by Larimer County Emergency Information Fire size is 2,930 acres, with 75% containment. Fire investigators have revised the total number of homes lost to 13. The cause of ... Full Story

Help for victims of the Crystal Fire

    Crystal Fire If you were impacted by the fire, there are volumes of donations at the Wilder-Nest Retreats 9144 North Glade Road Corner of CR38E and Glade Road (CR25) Donations are being trailered in from the Big Thompson Elementary School to include: Clothing, shoes, bedding, bathing accessories and numerous personal and household needs If you have specific needs please let us know, we have much larger items waiting to know where to take them. An ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 9

Crystal Fire: April 9

Fort Collins, CO – Firefighters made significant progress along all perimeters of the Crystal Fire that continues to burn in the foothills west of Fort Collins, Colorado. Due to better mapping the fire has burned a total of 2930 acres and is 75% contained. Fire investigators continue to determine the cause of the Crystal Fire and have revised the total number of structures lost from 15 to 13. Aided by up-slope and up-valley winds late in the day, fire crews began burnout operations ... Full Story

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