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Monday, September 1, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

THE CLIMATE DEBATE: TWO PERSPECTIVES

Climate Change Senate Hearing: My View By Kevin Lundberg State Senator, Dist.15 The hearing Sen. Udall and Sen. McCain conducted in Estes Park concerning climate change, Rocky Mountain National Park, and our other national parks was reported by some as a “proof” for global warming. Having attended the hearing myself, I found that to not be the case. (more…)

State News: More to Recycling Than Meets the Eye

The term "recycling" is the catch-all for reusing things people used to throw away, but there is a lot more to recycling than that. (more…)

Price of Admission: 'Taking Woodstock'

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Almost exactly 40 years to the day, an epic event in the history of rock and roll was brewing in a small town in upstate New York. This event required a 600-acre farm as the venue site, the creative, freethinking mindset of the 1960s counterculture generation, and a three-day lineup of explosive musical talent, emblematic of the era. (more…)

Puppies Behind Bars Graduation Video Highlights

Four Iraq veterans “officially” received their new service dogs at the Puppies Behind Bars graduation ceremonies held at the Berthoud Area Community Center on Saturday, Aug. 29. On hand were guest speakers Rep. Betsy Markey (Colo. Dist. 4) and actor Jon Huertas, a veteran of the U.S. Army Special Forces and one of the stars of the ABC detective drama “Castle.” To view the first of this two-part video which features comments from PBB trainer Janet Bayless and Rep. Markey, click on the ... Full Story

Seven Colorado Horses Infected with West Nile Virus

Seven equine cases of West Nile Virus have been diagnosed in Colorado as of Aug. 28. The cases that have been recently diagnosed represent the first reported cases of West Nile Virus this year. The WNV positive tests were submitted from horses examined in the north central, northeast and southeast regions of the state. (more…)

BPD Confirms Apparent Suicide

For the second time in only a month, tragedy has shocked the residents of Berthoud. Around 1 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, Berthoud Police responded to a report of a suicide at a residence on Fourth Street near Water Avenue. No details were immediately available although police and the Larimer County Coroner's office are continuing to investigate the man's death. Police were unable to release the name of the deceased pending notification of family. A press release will likely be made available on ... Full Story

State News: Laughter the Best Medicine for the Health

Summer's Hot Issue Spotlighted in State Fair Parade Saturday For a completely different approach to the health care debate — and a few chuckles — head to the Colorado State Fair in Pueblo this weekend. A coalition of Colorado groups has been using humor to make the case for health care reform. Rob Duray, a field director for the group New Era Colorado, says the group plans to participate in the fair's parade Saturday with a bus full of people dressed like doctors, part of a ... Full Story

Meal Deal Vegetarian Style

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Vegetarians need not forgo Berthoud restaurants; tucked away in their menus are several vegetarian options, as well even a couple for the true vegan (those who eat nothing that contains animal products, such as eggs or dairy). The Jumping Bean has a breakfast burrito that is egg, potato and veggies, smothered with a meat-free green chile. For lunch try the “Pesto Veggie” focaccia sandwich: the fresh baked bread is layered with pesto, avocado, ... Full Story

Onward and Upward! Berthoud Habitat Receives Grant

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder That empty lot on Fourth Street is on its way to becoming a new home, thanks to a grant to the Berthoud Habitat for Humanity from CARHOF — the Colorado Association of Realtors Housing Opportunity Foundation. (more…)

Straight Talk on County Budget

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder   How does Larimer County budget? That was the basic question at this month’s citizen meeting Wednesday morning. Larimer County Commissioner Tom Donnelly and Budget Director Bob Keister sat down with several area residents, as well as Berthoud’s Interim Town Administrator Gary Suiter and State Rep. B.J. Nikkel, to look at Larimer’s “budgeting for results” process. Keister explained the new process gives commissioners a chance to prioritize ... Full Story

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