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Sunday, July 5, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Letters to the Editor

Healthcare Reform by the Numbers Each day we hear the shocking healthcare statistics: 48 million uninsured nationwide, 800,000 in Colorado 50 percent of bankruptcies caused by medical bills Severe shortages of primary care physicians due to debts incurred in medical school 73 percent cost increase of premiums between 2001-2006 30 percent of each private insurance healthcare dollar goes to administration and profits Then there are the heartbreaking stories on a more personal level: seniors ... Full Story

The Haworth's Hub: Century-Old Barn Has Served as

By Jenny Anderson Berthoud Recorder The Haworth Family     The first Haworths living near Berthoud were William John and his son Franklin. William, born in England in 1817, came to America with his father in 1824, after his mother’s death. They settled in western Pennsylvania, where he grew to manhood, married, and had seven children. He lived in Iowa, then Kansas, and after his wife died, came with Franklin to Berthoud in 1890, settling on a farm a mile north of Greenlawn ... Full Story

Historic Bank Building Will be First Downtown

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Using funds recently received from a state grant, the Town is planning to restore a historic building on Massachusetts Avenue where the police department is housed. The $109,000 grant from the State Historical Fund will cover approximately 75 percent of the cost of the work on the former First National Bank building adjacent to the Town’s administrative offices. The building dating from 1905 will be the first to be restored in the downtown historic ... Full Story

Engagement Announcement: Bunker, Reisbeck to Wed

Mary and Wade Bunker announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Bunker to Derek Reisbeck, son of Kimberly Mansfield-Kolo and Thomas Kolo, and the late Kirk Reisbeck.  (more…)

Rare Find: Mink

Ken Locke of Berthoud examines what he believes is a dead mink he discovered near the west edge of Highway 287. Locke said he worked at a mink farm in Connecticut when he was a teenager and felt pretty confident in his identification. At 23 inches long and three pounds, the animal fits the size description listed on the Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) for an adult male mink. While there has never been a report of mink in the area, the DOW site lists their range as statewide Photo by Gary ... Full Story

Fire Beat: March 19, 2009

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for March 9-15 Tuesday, March 10, 2009 BFPD responded to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 25 @ mile marker 252. There were no injuries. BFPD was called to a single-vehicle rollover accident on WCR 8E. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found lying on its top. There were no injuries. Wednesday, March 11 BFPD responded to a grass fire near Yellowstone Road and 83rd St. Upon arrival, a smoldering fire was found with a few hot spots in ... Full Story

Police Beat: March 19, 2009

Tuesday, March 10 A single car accident on Highway 56 near Pyramid Peak Ave. caused no injuries to the young driver. The 18-year-old Berthoud driver stepped on the brakes when he saw the 45 mph sign east of Town and began to slide on the snow-covered roadway. The sliding was stopped by a Qwest power pole. The pole was leaning but still standing after the collision, but the car was damaged enough that it had to be towed. Police issued a summons to the owners of a six-month-old St. Bernard ... Full Story

District Completes Inquiry into School's Handling

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder An internal investigation has been completed by the Thompson School District pertaining to Berthoud High School’s handling of a series of alleged hazing incidents in November and December. (more…)

Outdoors Near Your Back Door: Launching into Space

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder If you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, one of the professions most likely to be mentioned is astronaut. Exploring space is the dream of many children, particularly since the manned space missions began in the 1960s. An important factor about an interest in space exploration is the importance of math and science. Very few individuals are actually chosen to be astronauts, but many support space flight through a wide variety of careers. ... Full Story

Bringing World War II Memories to Life

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder “Forever and a Day -- The World War II Odyssey of an American Family” is more than a well-researched reflection of the experiences of soldiers and their families in wartime. In creating this book, author Eric Jensen offers insight on the universal challenge of living through times of uncertainty and hardship. The stories of the Jensen family, whose roots were in Berthoud, and their struggle for survival in the aftermath of the Great Depression and World ... Full Story

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