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Saturday, February 28, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Off the Grid with BHS Teacher Jennifer Quick

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Over the past 10 years, as citizens across the nation have focused more and more on green living and reducing consumption of fossil fuels, solar panels and even mini-wind turbines have been cropping up on rooftops and in backyards in mountain towns and suburbia. (more…)

Sharing a Lifelong Love of History

Keeping the Flavor of Berthoud By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Dressed in early 20th century attire complete with feathered hat, Sharon Danhauer prepares for a Sunday afternoon tea at the McCarty-Fickel House on Seventh Street. An active member of the Berthoud Historical Society who serves as a regular docent, Danhauer is a familiar face at its events. (more…)

Seniors: Making a Budget First Step in Financial

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder In these challenging financial times, much advice is being offered about ways to save money and live frugally. For many senior adults living on a fixed income, money management is especially critical. (more…)

Family 411: Bittersweet Times at Home

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder Children returning to the roost can be a difficult time for any parent. Eighteen years go by and then the children take off to explore all the opportunities life has to offer, although their leaving can be a very difficult and sad time for many of us. (more…)

Police Beat: Sept. 3, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 25 Vandalism at Berthoud High School was the subject of an 8:30 a.m. call. A drinking fountain had been ripped from the wall in the varsity boy’s locker room on the previous day. A female driver reported that another female driver was trying to ram into her car. The report came from the vicinity of U.S. Highway 287 and County Road 10E. The other female had a male passenger plus three or four kids in the back seat. The offending driver had left the scene but police are looking ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Sept. 3, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 25 BFPD assisted with a medical call on 10th Street. The patient was transported. BFPD assisted with a medical call for cardiac arrest on Victoria Street. The patient was transported. Wednesday, Aug. 26 BFPD responded with Mountain View Fire to a motor vehicle accident on I-25 at mile marker 248. A semi truck was overturned. The Berthoud Fire crew extricated the driver from the truck and the patient was transported. Thursday, Aug. 27 BFPD responded with Berthoud Police to ... Full Story

BHS Season Preview: Football

FOOTBALL Head coach: Dan McGinn 2008 record: 9-3, 3A state quarterfinals Conference: 3A Tri-Valley Conference Strength: Team defense Weakness: Overall playing experience Team notes: The Spartans return just one offensive starter from last season’s 3A state quarterfinals team, but do bring back eight starters on defense. … Sophomore Zach Rubesam steps in as Berthoud’s starting quarterback, replacing Jordan Major, who graduated. Rubesam saw limited varsity playing time a year ago as a ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: BHS Athletic Boosters Club looking for

The BHS Athletic Boosters Club is looking for new members. Cost is $20 per year per family. Membership includes the opportunity to vote on subjects that pertain to the high school sports teams. The Boosters Club is also looking for sponsors. For more information, contact Boosters Club President Sharon Duncan at 970- 581-4274 or by e-mail at momdabomb02@msn.com. The Athletic Boosters’ mission is to support BHS athletics with extra funding needed this is not provided under the normal ... Full Story

BHS Season Preview: Boys Soccer

BOYS SOCCER Head coach: John Barron 2008 record: 7-5-2, 3A state opening round Conference: 3A Region 6 Strength: Number of players turning out Weakness: Implementing new strategy Team notes: Former assistant coach John Barron takes over this year, replacing Jeff Benjamin, who took over the boys program at Mountain View. … The team lost just four seniors from last year’s playoff squad, but two other players –– goalkeeper Keegan Hand and midfielder Wesley Johnson -–– are also gone. ... Full Story

BHS Season Preview: Volleyball

VOLLEYBALL Head coach: Daisha Agho 2008 record: 26-3, 4A state tournament Conference: 4A Northern Conference Strength: Playoff experience Weakness: Graduation of seniors Kelly Arnold, Kayla Schinke and Sarah Fiechtner Team notes: Agho replaces Mil Santos, who stepped down as head coach back in February after leading Berthoud to within one game of the state semifinals last year. Agho graduated from Thompson Valley High School in 2000 and has a degree from Northern State University. … ... Full Story

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