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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

‘Local News’ Archives

Larimer County Adopts Fire Restrictions

Larimer County Adopts Fire Restrictions on Open Fires Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires and Fireworks beginning immediately and continuing through May 5, 2011.  Today’s restrictions are based on a recommendation from Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith who says it is unusual to put these restrictions in place this early in the year,  “We are waiting for moisture and for spring greening to occur. ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 5 (Update 1:30 p.m.)

Fort Collins, CO – Last night the Rocky Mountain Type I Incident Management Team under the direction of Paul Summerfelt, Incident Commander, assumed management of the Crystal Fire. Today, Crews continue to build line and mitigate hazards on the Crystal Fire.  This fire is currently burning in an area ten miles northwest of Masonville.  Operations today will focus on: line construction, mitigating rolling debris, and suppress hot spots around homes.   High winds predicted for this ... Full Story

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

              DENVER ­— Monday, April 4, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a disaster emergency declaration today for the Crystal Fire in Larimer County. This declaration will authorize $1.7 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs. Hickenlooper ... Full Story

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

The Crystal Fire may be larger, but there was some excitement in Berthoud on Saturday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire Pioneer Sand Company. David and Julie Dowen of Mead happened to be on had to takes some photos. According to Ms. Dowen, the desk clerk told her that a customer had come into the office and said, "Hey, your mulch is on fire." The call went out to Berthoud Fire who responded to cool things off. Note: You can still get mulch if you need it as it can be delivered ... Full Story

Derek Gwin completes basic training

Derek Gwin completes basic training

    Derek Gwin, a 2010 graduate of Berthoud High School recently graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Gwin completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the ... Full Story

9Health Fairs in surrounding communities serve

9Health Fairs in surrounding communities serve Berthoud this year

By Claudia Todd-Young Berthoud will not be hosting a 9Health Fair this year but surrounding communities will be available to serve the local residents who want to participate in the many free and low-charge services that have been provided in Berthoud for over 20 years. The decision not to host the 9Health Fair this year was a difficult decision to make and had to do only with the lack of volunteers. The Berthoud Lions Club has long hosted and organized the 9Health Fair but was unable to ... Full Story

Boy Scout Plans to build Public Bench

Boy Scout Plans to build Public Bench

By Thomas N. Kevin Yannutz, after just three years as a Boy Scout, is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout requires a minimum of 21 merit badges and the planning, managing, and directing of an extensive community project. Yannutz came up with the idea for his project after he noticed several parents waiting for their children near the Berthoud Pool and having no place to sit. He has chosen is to build a public bench on the site. Kevin plans to use green ... Full Story

Tragedy in Berthoud

Slightly less that a year after the death of Alex Sabados, Turner Middle School students face yet another tragedy. The Sheriffs Department said that they were called to rural Berthoud on Friday morning to the scene of an unattended death. In a letter sent to parents, Principal Bill Siebers had this to say, Dear TMS Parents/Guardians It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that one of our Turner Students, Nicole Bauer,  passed away this morning. We realize that students will be ... Full Story

Goodbye “Doc” Fickel

Goodbye “Doc” Fickel

Dr. Robert Bruce (Doc) Fickel, DDS March 30, 1912 – March 9, 2011 Berthoud lost one of its most beloved residents today when R. Bruce (Doc) Fickel died this morning (March 9) in Longmont United Hospital. Doc was born to Lee and Lottie Fickel in Edina, Missouri, on March 30 1912. According to Doc, the Fickel’s were minority Protestant Republicans in a Catholic Democratic town. He remained a staunch Republican his whole life. He attended the University of ... Full Story

Dump truck loses balance

Dump truck loses balance

    Fortunately, no one was injured when this truck tipped over on Friday. The truck from Vialpando trucking was delivering 25 tons of gravel to the Berthoud Street Department facility on Welch Avenue when the incident occurred. According to employees on the scene, the trucks can not fit into to the compound so the normal procedure is to unload in front of the building and then use the front loader to move the gravel into the yard. Observers said that the driver ... Full Story

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