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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

Lose the Baby Weight with Stroller Strides

By Megan Reece Thomas Berthoud Recorder Elaine Waterman had always been the type to work out, and after her second child that was no exception. But finding a safe and effective workout with a 6-week old was no cup of tea. (more…)

Lions Club Has Been Busy This Summer

By Curtis Wilson Lions Club District 6-NE Governor The Lions Club is still here; it’s just that there were fewer meetings this summer, but not fewer activities. The Lions cleaned the highway, loaned out items from the medical loan closet and the “eye committee” has been having regular meetings. The Community Sign has also been updated regularly. (more…)

Public Invited to Meet Town Candidates

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder If all goes well, Berthoud could have a new Town administrator within just a few weeks. After receiving 120 applications for the position opening, two coming in after the closing deadline, the Berthoud Board of Trustees have narrowed the list to two finalists. (more…)

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