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Sunday, May 24, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Meal Deal: Jo to Go

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In a rush? No time to brew a pot of coffee or grab a bowl of cereal? Have we got a deal for you and you don’t even have to leave your car. The cheery yellow and purple Jo to Go drive through is located in the Kwik Corner parking lot, on west Highway 56 as you leave Berthoud. Tiffany Thorstensen has owned and managed Jo to Go for seven months, it’s like “déjà vu — Thorstensen owned Jo to Go with her husband Peter from 1996 to 2001. Thorstensen ... Full Story

Around Town: Oh, That Honey Do List

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I took advantage of the weekend to catch up on some of the outdoor “honey do” items. Cutting the grass was tops among those chores. You may have had the same problem, it seemed that every time I planned to do mow it would rain. By now, the grass was about 18 inches tall and pretty hard not to notice. Saturday was still a problem. Whenever I went outside the thunder would start. I did manage to do some repairs, jobs I could stop and seek shelter when the ... Full Story

Police Beat: June 18

Tuesday, June 9 Berthoud Police responded to a reported theft of sodas, juices, and other miscellaneous drinks missing from a vending machine inside a laundromat. The machine appeared to have been shaken and tampered with by unknown suspects. Dispatch received a call concerning a barking dog in 800 block of Fourth Street. The concerned party has reported previous complaints of the same incident. A man walking in the area of Eighth Street and Mountain Avenue found a yellow and black Dewalt ... Full Story

Fire Beat: June 18

Monday, June 8 BFPD responded to a reported motor vehicle accident at the intersection of County Road 23 and County Road 8E. A bicyclist and a vehicle collided in the intersection throwing the rider from the bike. The patient on the bicycle was transported. BFPD assisted with a medical call on Navajo Place for breathing problems. The patient was transported. Tuesday, June 9 BFPD responded to a three-vehicle accident on State Highway 56 and County Road 21. There was minor to moderate damage ... Full Story

A Town That Cares: Tinney Fundraising Effort

The Berthoud Blues vintage base ball team started the ball rolling at their Saturday game, and the community showed its strong support for Berthoud resident Ian Tinney. Now, the Berthoud Recorder joins Berthoud CARES in raising awareness and support for the Tinney family. (more…)

Morris Border Dancers

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Self-described as “a bunch of wild-eyed rascally hooligans who love to dance and cavort in public, to the sound of accordion, fife, and clashing sticks,” the Breathless in Berthoud Border Morris dancers delighted audiences at Berthoud Day with their colorful costumes and exuberance. (more…)

Outdoors Near Your Back Door: Take in the Vastness of

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder On a hike at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area this weekend, the Ram Nation drummers, composed of Native American CSU students, staff and community members, sent songs echoing through the hills from the picnic shelter below. I wondered how long it had been since this landscape had heard that music. A beautiful day, activities for visitors and wide open spaces to explore brought many area residents to the opening of this 20,000-acre site north of Fort ... Full Story

Our Natural World: Colorado's Botanical Symbols

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The State of Colorado has three official botanical symbols: the State Flower, the State Tree, and the State Grass. Probably you can name the first two, but who knew we also have a State Grass? The State Flower is the white and lavender columbine, also called the Colorado columbine. Its scientific name is Aquilegia caerulea, and it belongs to the Ranunculaceae (buttercup family). Its distinguishing feature is a flower with a cluster of five ... Full Story

Around Town: Everyone Loves a Parade

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I think the Chamber of Commerce folks breathed a big sigh of relief on Saturday night. Berthoud Day turned out very well. Good weather, a large crowd, a great parade and many activities kept everyone entertained. Kudos to the chamber for all the planning that made it all work so well. I started my day with the scouts' pancake breakfast and then headed over to Fickel Park for the big Habitat 5K race and then took a stroll down Second Street to look at the ... Full Story

Jabaily Scholarship a Community Legacy

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder      Dr. Joe Jabaily moved to the region in 1983, and made a lasting impression on northern Colorado that continues on even after his tragic death in 2004.     Neurologist, triathlete and Thompson School District advocate, Jabaily was running for State House District 51 for a second time when he was killed during a charity bicycle race. The local papers called it a tragic loss to the community.     Upon moving ... Full Story

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