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Friday, September 19, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Something's in the Air: Water Odor the Focus

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Berthoud’s water quality has once again come to the forefront of concerns for local residents. For the past few weeks, Town staff have fielded about 30 calls a day from Berthoud citizens concerned about a noxious odor and taste in their water. At the Tuesday, Aug. 25 Board of Trustees meeting at Town Hall, numerous residents voiced their concerns to their elected officials about the problem. Like many, Berthoud citizen Billie Norris said she disliked ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Putting Citizens First, Not Economic

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud resident Dorian Ryan told the Board of Trustees she thought the Town should have “citizens first” as a priority on its list of goals while speaking at the Aug. 25 board meeting. Ryan, who is co-founder of the Berthoud Town Forum, also voiced objections to rehiring economic development consultant Stephanie Salazar. Instead, the money could be spent on hiring a water or tree consultant, she said. Interim Town Administrator Gary Suiter said he is ... Full Story

Making a Life Far From Home: Thai Exchange Student

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The start of a new school year is often a stressful time for high school students as they sort out schedules, lockers and class syllabi, as well as adjust to the alarm clock ringing at 6 a.m., long days spent in classrooms, and of course, homework. Now imagine doing all that in a foreign country, in a completely different culture, usually with different religions and customs, with no one who speaks your native language, while living with a family of ... Full Story

Jurassic Mascot Surprises BHS Principal

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder There were a lot of new faces in the hallways of Berthoud High School during the first week of school. One of them was large, green, scaly, (more…)

TMS Offers Love and Logic Parenting Class to Community

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Most parents have found themselves at one time or another engaged in a no-win battle of control with their children. It could be over cleaning a bedroom or getting homework completed and often may involve the ineffective parenting techniques of (more…)

ACT Testing Registration Open

Registration is now open for the Oct. 24. ACT achievement test. Students who wish to take the college admission and placement exam must register before Sept. 18. (more…)

Colo. Students Invited to Enter 2010 National Radon

First Prize: Washington, D.C. Trip for Student, Parent and Teacher The National Safety Council, in partnership with the U.S Environmental Protection Agency, is sponsoring a Radon Poster Contest for children ages 9 to 14 enrolled in a public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense or home school. Members of a sponsoring club, such as a scouting organization or art, computer, science or 4-H club, also are eligible. There is no entry fee, and only one entry per student is allowed. ... Full Story

Our Natural World: Colorado's Oldest Living

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Have you met one of Colorado’s oldest living residents? No, it is not that cranky, old guy down the street; it is the bristlecone pine. They are among the oldest living organisms anywhere in the world. There are some bristlecone pines in Berthoud, but they are just youngsters. The really old ones — some more than 1,500 years old — live in the Rocky Mountains. (more…)


Up in Lights Auditions Saturday Up In Lights will be holding open auditions for their upcoming fall production of "Curtains" on Aug. 29 and 30. Up In Lights Productions holds the first rights to perform the fresh off Broadway hit in Colorado. “Curtains” unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lt. ... Full Story

1642 What’s Next? No PCS This Year

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Allow me to indulge in a little old soldier reminiscence. For generations one of the most ominous events in the life of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces has been PCS; Permanent Change of Station. In earlier times it was the annual cycle of large numbers of familiar faces departing and new personalities arriving. I am eternally grateful to be rid of this summertime ritual. (more…)

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