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Friday, May 29, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Town Briefs: Board Decides to Rewrite White's

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The Town Board has directed Town Attorney Bruce Fickel to rewrite the contract for Town Administrator Jim White. The decision was reached at the end of a two-hour executive session at the March 31 Board of Trustees meeting. Trustee Michael Patrick cast the only negative vote on the matter. On March 3, the trustees agreed to renew White’s contract, with details to be decided at a later time. The Board will vote on the rewritten contract at future ... Full Story

Fire Beat: April 2, 2009

Monday, March 23 BFPD assisted with a medical call on S. CR 17 for a sick person. The patient was transported. Tuesday, March 24 BFPD responded to a call for carbon monoxide on Fourth St. Upon arrival the carbon monoxide levels were found to be elevated due to a malfunction in the fireplace. The residents were advised to evacuate until the problem was corrected. BFPD responded to a residential fire alarm on S. County Road 21. After investigating, there was nothing found. The fire alarm was ... Full Story

Police Beat: April 2, 2009

Tuesday, March 24 An inoperative gas powered go-cart was stolen from an alley garage in the 100 block of Welch Ave. A pedestrian walking along Bunyan Ave. called 911 when he was followed by a dog resembling a pit bull. The caller reported the dog was not mean, and when the animal’s owner showed up the walker cancelled the call. A girl called in from Fickle Park to report that in a group of six juvenile males in the park, one of the boys “flashed” them and one offered marijuana. The boys ... Full Story

Back to Nature Foods Recalls Trail Mix Containing

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment announced that Back to Nature Foods Company is voluntarily recalling its Nantucket Blend trail mix containing pistachio nuts as they may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The recall is being issued as a precaution as there have not been any reported cases of illness associated with these products. This recall is not connected with the recent outbreak associated with peanuts or peanut butter.  The products were distributed to ... Full Story

Beetle Bumped Off the Road

Area resident Wanda Smith, who is also an EMT, is prepared for transfer to a back board by Berthoud Fire Department firefighters and paramedics, following a car accident on Wednesday, March 24. Smith, who was driving the classic 1960s Volkswagen Beetle she’s owned since she was 16, was struck from behind by a full-sized SUV while waiting to turn left from west Highway 56 onto N. County Road 19.   Berthonomics Beleaguers Town Board By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder With a citizen ... Full Story

Rough 3rd Inning, Plate Woes Doom Berthoud Baseball

JOHNSTOWN — Roosevelt pitcher Jarron Cito held Berthoud to two hits and the host Rough Riders lit up Spartans pitching for six runs in the third inning en route to an 8-0 victory Tuesday afternoon. Cito struck out the first six batters on his way to fanning 12 for the game. He held the Spartans without a hit until Danny McGinn’s two-out single in the top of the sixth. Zack Allen later added a two-out hit in the seventh. McGinn started on the mound for Berthoud (1-6, 1-3 4A Northern ... Full Story

Public Hearing on Big Thompson Public Lands

The Larimer County commissioners will host a public hearing in Drake Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. to hear comments on the proposed sale of flood properties. The meeting will be held at the Big Thompson Canyon Association building one mile east of Drake on U.S. Highway 34. The commission will decide next month whether to sell county owned lots in the Hayden Subdivision to neighboring homeowners or retain parts of the properties to guarantee access by the public, most notably those who ... Full Story

Conflict in Berthoud: Economic Development Stalled by

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder It appears that despite urgings from several Town board members to look towards the future, a subset of members from the Berthoud Economic Resource Team continue to focus on past grievances. Following last week’s submittal of a letter to the Town Board of Trustees calling for the board to forgo renewal of Town Administrator Jim White’s contract, subcommittee members of the economic group have approached local business owners to sign a petition drafted for ... Full Story

Fire Claims Life of Berthoud Man

***Updated *** By Recorder Staff A Berthoud man was killed in a fire at his Mountain Avenue apartment on Thursday, March 19 at approximately 7:30 a.m. Berthoud Fire Protection District and Loveland Fire Rescue Department responded to the blaze, which damaged two converted garage apartments occupied by 49-year-old James Hastings and his sister Lucinda Hastings. Thompson Valley EMS paramedics were unable to resuscitate Hastings and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Lucinda Hastings, who ... Full Story

Editorial: BERT's Tactics Raise Serious Questions

By Jamie Folsom Managing Editor Questionable at best. The recent moves by the Berthoud Economic Resource Team (BERT) to oust Town Administrator Jim White, and the decision of the Board of Trustees to give them more control over Town staff are questionable for several reasons.   The six individuals who signed a letter of complaint to the Board of Trustees have presented no verifiable evidence to back their claims that White lied to them or has shown “other serious character concerns.” ... Full Story

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