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Thursday, September 18, 2014

‘Local News’ Archives

Second meningitis death confirmed

Second meningitis death confirmed

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment on Tuesday confirmed the death of a second person from meningococcal disease. The patient had been hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins since June 14, 2010. “It is our very sad duty to confirm that the second hockey player from the C Division of the adult hockey league in Fort Collins, who played in a June 9th game, died early Tuesday morning, ” said Dr. Adrienne LeBailly, director of ... Full Story

Sheriff looking for armed robber

Sheriff looking for armed robber

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the public’s assistance in identifying a man who committed an armed robbery of the Conoco Gas Station at the intersection of I-25 and E. Eisenhower in Loveland, CO, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday night, June 17. The Caucasian man was described as being unshaven, light facial hair, approximately 5'08" and 220-250 lbs. He was wearing a Notre Dame hooded sweatshirt and a black stocking cap. He brandished a black handgun while ... Full Story

Berthoud board extends medical marijuana moritorium

Berthoud board extends medical marijuana moritorium

Berthoud Board of Trustees had a full agenda for the June 15 meeting. Medical marijuana was eleventh on the agenda, but two business asked to speak during the Citizen Participation. Both wanted to be exempted from the moratorium and be allowed to open for business before July 1. Both had obtained a town sales tax license before the moratorium went into effect. The first to speak had obtained a sales license and opened its doors briefly before closing. The second had obtained a license and ... Full Story

Meningitis outbreak in Larimer County

Meningitis outbreak in Larimer County

The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment is investigating several cases of meningococcal disease that have occurred over the past two weeks in Fort Collins, resulting in one death. Three cases have been confirmed as invasive meningococcal infections. Test results are still pending on one case with symptoms of bacterial meningitis. The Health Department is looking into connections among any of the cases, and this investigation is ongoing. Meningococcal disease is a severe ... Full Story

Poudre flooding closes Greeley roads

Poudre flooding closes Greeley roads

River Flooding Prompts Greeley Public Works to Close 35th Avenue & Poudre River Trail. The Cache La Poudre River through Greeley continues to run at or near flood stage due to rain and snowmelt. As a result, Greeley’s public works department has now added 35th Avenue between F Street and O Street to the list of closed streets. These Greeley Streets remain closed: 6th Ave from 5th St. to the Poudre River bridge; 71st Ave from Poudre River Ranch north to O Street; 83rd Ave and 95th ... Full Story

Cold Murder Cases Solved

Cold Murder Cases Solved

DATE: June 14, 2010 Larimer County: In a press conference today, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office Investigators announced they have closed two cold case files from the 1980's. The body of Orma B. Smith, 02/29/1888, of Longmont, was found on July 9, 1982, in a stream three miles east of Big Elk Meadows with multiple stab wounds. John Agrue, 09/11/1947, was considered a suspect at that time but no charges were filed. In 1966, Agrue pled guilty in Will County, Illinois, to the ... Full Story

First Presbyterian Church sings farewell to Beth

First Presbyterian Church sings farewell to Beth Sommers

By Claudia Todd-Young When she was recently asked why she chose this particular time to retire from her 45-year long position as choir director at the First Presbyterian Church in Berthoud, Beth Sommers said, “Why now? I figured that God would let me know when it was time to quit. Now is the time,” Sommers said. Her tenure of 45 years has allowed Sommers to see church history in the making. She saw three pastors and three interim pastors come into the church. She has also seen many ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, May 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, May 2010

Saturday, May 1 A loose Black Labrador Retriever was picked up on East Iowa Avenue. The owner managed to claim the dog before it was turned over to the Humane Society. A reported trespass in progress at Berthoud Elementary School was juveniles on the roof retrieving a ball. Their parents were present and supervising. Two dogs fighting on Seventh Street resulted in a summons for the owner of the attacking dog. Someone complained about kids playing football in the street on Redwood ... Full Story

Take the bus from Berthoud to Fort Collins, Denver and

Take the bus from Berthoud to Fort Collins, Denver and Boulder

Beginning June 7 the new FLEX bus service will link Berthoud with Fort Collins, Loveland and the Longmont Regional Transportation District’s (RTD) bus connections to downtown Denver and Boulder. During weekday peak commuting hours in the morning and evening, an express route will serve primary stops between Fort Collins and Longmont, including a stop in Berthoud. The first southbound bus is scheduled to stop in Berthoud at Third Street and Mountain Avenue at 5:42 a.m. Three more buses, ... Full Story

Car, Truck, Tractor Show

Car, Truck, Tractor Show

2nd Annual Wind Swept Acres  Car, Truck Tractor Show   Saturday, June 12 2 pm-6 pm 1228 N. County Road 23, Berthoud   Free Spectators Admission 1st 100 Participant entries will receive a free T-Shirt Food Provided – Water & Soda Available - Donations Happily Accepted- This show is powered by Volunteers and Donations All Proceeds to Benefit Berthoud Habitat for Humanity Sponsor this event with a 2’ x 6’ banner for ... Full Story

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