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Estes Park Elk Fest Oct. 3-4

Oct. 3 and 4 marks the 11th annual Elk Fest in Estes Park. Bond Park at the intersection of MacGregor and Elkhorn avenues will be festival headquarters from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. The event features bugling contests, educational areas, live wolves and raptors, elk seminars, music by Brad and Kathy Fitch, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling and music and elk-viewing bus tours. (more…)

Visual Artist of the Year

The 2009 Open Lands Visual Artist of the Year, Diane Findley, will unveil several paintings inspired by Larimer County Open Spaces at a show entitled “Open Landscape Paintings” Friday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cache Bank and Trust at 100 S. College Ave., Fort Collins.  Findley has been diligently working on her paintings since she was chosen as the 2009 Visual Artist of the Year in March, and this event showcases the pieces created from the partnership between Findley and the ... Full Story


Virtuosa Performances On Friday, Oct. 3, the Niwot Timberline Symphony Orchestra is performing the nostalgic and folksy 8th Symphony of Antonin Dvorak along with Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77 featuring the stunning, virtuosic, young violinist, Rebekah Durham.   Hailed as a “marvelous violinist, who is absolutely scintillating and full of vitality,” Rebekah, only 23, has recently created a stir in the local classical music scene and is on track to becoming the next Hilary Hahn of ... Full Story

It's News to Me: My Economic Development Wish

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Over the past few weekends I’ve spent quite a bit of time in visiting various small towns throughout the northern Front Range; mostly while attending various festivals and events. Last weekend in particular, I attended the Longs Peak Scottish Highland Festival in Estes Park and while there I spent some time thinking about why some towns seem to thrive while others continue to struggle just to maintain the status quo. (more…)

Around Town: Songs, Soup and Stars

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder It has been a good week. We had a lot of sunshine, a little rain and some great entertainment. The Bridge Between Show Choir continued the tradition of beginning the season with the Pairs and Spares at the Presbyterian Church. I am surprised they can still sing and dance after such a meal. Perhaps they don’t indulge as much as I do. (more…)

Our Future Depends on Water Rights

Guest Editorial By Tom Lucero Candidate for the Republican nomination Congressional Dist. 4 “Out West, God provided plenty of whiskey to drink, and just enough water to fight over.” — Mark Twain Colorado is a desert. In addition, Colorado is one of only two states that depend exclusively on Mother Nature to supply all of its water; the other is Hawaii. Those two facts form the foundation for water in Colorado. (more…)

Letters to the Editor: Sept. 17, 2009

Suiter Well-Suited On Sept. 2, four members of Berthoud Town Forum met with interim Town Administrator Gary Suiter at Town Hall. At first contact he was receptive to meeting with us and made the team feel welcome. We shared with him how we got started this past April, our goals and our accomplishments (filling the seats at meetings and increasing public participation, citizen reports and posted meeting agendas). We showed him pictures of our float in the Berthoud Day parade supporting ... Full Story

Brian Laak Comes Out of the Woodwork

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Brian Laak is a self-proclaimed wood collector. The resident woodworker designs and crafts custom furniture and cabinetry, and like any artist, Laak gathers the specific media that intrigue him — in this case different kinds of wood — saving them for special custom projects. His resourcefulness keeps him looking outside the lumberyard. (more…)

EarthSky: Take a Dip in the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

By Kelley Knight Heins EarthSky Communications Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 Before you head out the door tonight after dark, grab your binoculars. You can use them to see the stunning pair of nebulae known as the Trifid and the Lagoon. Look in the southwest to see the beautiful constellation Sagittarius just above the horizon. The famed Teapot asterism, part of Sagittarius, appears to be pouring tea from its spout towards the horizon. (more…)

Police Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 8 A Beagle was found running loose in the 1400 block of Oak Drive. The dog had a collar with a Town license and a rabies tag, which enabled the police to deliver the dog to the owner on Third Street and issue him a summons. A Seventh Street resident reported that his 8-week old black and white puppy was missing. He did not know whether the puppy had gotten loose or had been stolen. The puppy was wearing a pink collar. Wednesday, Sept. 9 An Eighth Street resident was having cat ... Full Story

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