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Friday, August 28, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

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

Letters to the Editor: March 12, 2009

Poudre Valley REA mailed out ballots with an accompanying "data sheet" which includes a proposed re-working of the Articles of Incorporation, with absolutely no discussion or explanation. Buried in Article V is an easily-missed proposal to alter the number of Directors of the Co-op, creating a new minimum of seven, rather than the current 11 -- at their whim! They make no attempt to justify it, preferring to "sneak" it through in the hopes that you will accept all proposed changes as nothing ... Full Story

Sommers Celebrate 50 Years Together

Jack and Beth Sommers will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house Sunday, March 15 from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Berthoud Senior Center. They invite all their friends to share in this happy occasion. The couple were married March 22, 1959 in the First Methodist Church in Neponset, Ill. Jack and Beth moved to Berthoud in June 1965, and are now retired from the Thompson R2-J schools. Jack was a teacher, coach and administrator. Beth was an elementary music teacher. They ... Full Story

Police Beat: March 12, 2009

Police Beat for 03-12-09 Tuesday, Mar. 3 Police responded to a 7 a.m. call that the school zone warning light in front of Hays Market was facing north instead of west. The caller thought it might be due to wind or vandals. The police decided it was the result of the wind and repositioned the light. A resident on Victoria St. called to complain about a Hubbell St. dog that keeps coming to his yard and “using the restroom.” This was not the first complaint, but the dog was back home by the ... Full Story

Fire Report: March 12, 2009

Incident Activity for March 2-8 Monday, March 2, 2009 BFPD reported to a wildland grass fire on WCR 8 and NCR 23 for an uncontrolled burn. Upon arrival, crews found a ditch that had been burning and was now extinguished. The owners were extinguishing the fire after learning there was a red flag warning for the day due to high winds. Tuesday, March 3, 2009 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call for breathing problems on Wilfred Road.    BFPD responded to a motor vehicle ... Full Story

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