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Thursday, August 21, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Donahue Gains Distressed Property Designation

Agi Donahue with Keller Williams Realty of Northern Colorado has earned a Certified Distressed Property Expert designation (CDPE). CDPEs have reported a 49 percent decrease in the average time to complete a short sale after achieving the CDPE designation, according to a new survey from the Distressed Property Institute. Before becoming a CDPE, the average time for these agents to close a short sale was 53.01 days, compared to 27.26 days after becoming a CDPE. (more…)

Exhibiting at the Fair

By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder When you work really hard on a project, do you like to share it? The people who participate at the fair do. They enter their projects in either Open Class or 4-H. Many families do both 4-H and Open Class. Now that the Fair is just over you may think that it is old news — but it is not. Now just before school time is the time where families decide on what activities that are going to happen next year. For many families the exhibits at the fair were ... Full Story

Compliance with Open Meetings Laws Questioned

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Both the Longmont City Council’s and the Berthoud Board of Trustee’s adherence to state open meetings laws have recently come under scrutiny. Late last week the Longmont Times-Call newspaper announced it had filed suit with the 20th Judicial District court against the Longmont City Council, claiming the government body violated Colorado’s open meetings laws in June. (more…)

Ludlow Farms Designed to Attract Primary Employers

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder More than 300 acres of farmland along County Road 17 could be transformed into a major employment site for Berthoud residents, if present development plans move forward. The Town Board will have a key role in the Ludlow Farms project by taking action on annexation and rezoning and an overall development plan. Trustees will also negotiate with the developer on requested incentives, which include a sales tax credits and reimbursements for over-sizing utility ... Full Story

Economic Team Reviews Structure, Consultant Position

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder It has been little more than a year since the Berthoud Economic Resource Team was formed in July 2008. Concomitant to reaching this milestone, the team reviewed the Berthoud Board of Trustees’ recent discussion about the organization and direction of the advisory team at their Monday, Aug. 10 meeting. Among the questions posed by BERT to the trustees was what the roles and responsibilities of the group are. “Their basic response to that was what it says ... Full Story

Town Briefs: Town Considers Annexation Fee Waiver

The Town Board has decided to negotiate with property owner Joyce Jones for an easement along the Berthoud reservoir in exchange for a waiver of fees associated with a requested annexation. (more…)

Flu Cautions for the New School Year

The Centers for Disease Control has released its guidance for parents and schools concerning flu, most notably H1H1 virus (www.Flu.gov). The CDC does not recommend early school closures for flu unless the virus becomes more dangerous or high absenteeism becomes a major factor in particular classrooms. (more…)

Berthoud High School Tennis Courts Given the Go Ahead

Thompson R2J Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Ron Cabrera briefed the board on holding the first of his planned 50 visits in the community. He also said the district has prepared information on the H1N1 flu virus should it appear in our community. In addition, the district hired about 80 new teachers this year, choosing from over 4,000 applicants. Upon completing his briefing to the board, Cabrera stepped to the podium to introduce some new staff members, including Berthoud’s new ... Full Story

Community Preschool Fall Open House

Community Preschool is pleased to announce our Fall Open House and Registration. Community Preschool is a nonprofit parent cooperative school in Loveland. The open house will be held on Friday, Aug. 21 from 9 to11a.m. at 1003 W. Sixth Street. Tours for new families will start at 8:45 a.m. This will be a time for all registered families to visit the school, meet their teachers and other families.   The open house is open to the public, and we will be registering any new families that ... Full Story

Community Blues Rocks Berthoud

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder In the evenings of the first and third Tuesday of every month, you can hear the soulful sounds of blues drifting across the streets of Berthoud from the open doors of the Lighthouse Café. This is where a free, area-wide jam session is open to anyone wanting to participate or listen. (more…)

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