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Sunday, March 29, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Healthy Gourmand: Warming Up with Hearty Vegetable

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Sitting down to a bowl of home-cooked vegetable soup is a simple pleasure, as well as a nutritious one — especially as the weather cools down into fall mode. Here is a fairly easy recipe aimed to please busy cooks and their families. And it only takes about 15 minutes of preparation and an hour of simmering. When paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, this makes a great meal for lunch or supper. (more…)

Price of Admission: '9' is Animation Showing

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder The film “9,” with an appropriately timed release on the Sept. 9, is a new kind of computer-animated film with heavy content and a moody backdrop, imagined for a mature audience. There are lessons and laughs to be found along this dark journey, but it is not a sugarcoated children’s story. (more…)

Fit and Fun: Dance the Summer Away

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder If you are still looking for great ways to sneak in some physical activity, consider dancing. Throughout the summer, we've touched on belly dancing, foam sword fighting and fitting in activity in small bursts to get healthy and boost your immunity for the coming fall and winter. With every week, that time gets closer but it’s still not too late to pick up a physical activity program. (more…)

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

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