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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

The Day Ted Kennedy Came to Berthoud

By Gretchen Wolverton Special to the Berthoud Recorder It was 1959, and I was 15 and a freshman at Berthoud High School. Pogo Poge was playing Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" on KIMN radio; Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper had been killed in a plane crash earlier in the year; JoAnn Schleiger would mix you up a cherry coke for a dime down at Kyger's Drugstore; and Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President of the United States. My family lived in a little house across the alley from Doc ... Full Story

Celebrating Healing Partnerships for Veterans

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder After two long and often challenging weeks, four Iraq war veterans completed a very special training program. But this graduation came with more than just a certificate. These four took home with them their new service-dogs trained by the Puppies Behind Bars program, which works with inmates in six New York correctional facilities to train service dogs for veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. (more…)

The Healthy Gourmand: Flavorful and Inexpensive

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder For those who enjoy a glass of wine with their evening meals, or at a party with friends, there are many inexpensive and interesting organic varieties to consider. Why choose organic you might ask. One of the primary reasons people buy organic wine is that the grapes used to produce it are free of pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers, and have minimal sulfite content. (more…)

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

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