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Berthoud Wrestlers Suspended for Hazing

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Two Berthoud High School wrestlers were suspended after a series of alleged ongoing hazing incidents, according to school athletic director Rusty Mathena.   Seniors Brandyn Wahlert and Saul Anderson were suspended -- one for five days and the other for 10, according to wrestling coach Scott Pickert. The suspensions were handed down Dec. 15, said Mathena. “They had some disciplinary problems at the school,” Pickert added. Neither Matherna nor Pickert ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Dec. 18, 2008

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for Dec. 8-14 Monday, Dec. 8, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call on Third St. for a patient having chest pain. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident at the intersection of Third St. and Mountain Ave.  This was a two-car accident with light damage to the vehicles. One patient was injured complaining of neck and back pain. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a reported chimney fire on Rocky ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 18, 2008

Monday, Dec. 8 A young female customer at the Derby Grill left her purse on the back of her chair while she went to the lady’s room and the purse was missing when she returned. A call by a woman that someone had used her credit card at the Conoco Station led to quick action by Berthoud Police. Two and half hours after the call came in, police had an adult male in custody and transported him to the detention facility. A caller from Keep Circle needed the assistance of the Code Enforcement ... Full Story

Berthoud Benefits from Forfeits, Pinfalls in Home

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder While the scoreboard showed a decisive victory for Berthoud’s wrestling team, anything further from the truth may have been the real winner. That’s because while visiting Sterling won only three matches -- two by pinfall -- to the six pinfalls the Spartans claimed, it was the number of forfeits that set the tone for Thursday’s home opener. Fresh off its season-opening victory at the Windsor Invitational, Berthoud was looking to make a splash in front of ... Full Story

Girls Only–The Secret Comedy Life of Women

By Lizzie Scully Berthoud Recorder Imagine two grown comediennes in their underwear, acting the part of hyper teenage girls reading through a Victoria's Secret catalog during a sleep over. "I mean who actually takes their underwear off with their thumbs?!" One asks another, and then poses the question to the audience, "You? I think we should all go home and try it tonight." The opening scene of "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy Life of Women" set the stage for an engaging and hilarious show that ... Full Story

BHS Science Teacher Kindt Makes Stargazing a Fine Art

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Berthoud High School science teacher Scott Kindt hopes his passion for astronomy will light a fire in his students as well. Kindt has been teaching science, including astronomy and physics, for eighteen years and has been at BHS for the last fourteen. Kindt is also the Educational Program Coordinator for the Little Thompson Observatory (LTO) and maintains the LTO website, www.starkids.org. “Astronomy is a life long hobby,” said Kindt. In addition to ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 11, 2008

Chamber Supports Package AI hope everyone has been keeping up with the plans from the Colorado Department of Transportation now under public consideration and comment. This could mean great things for the Berthoud area. Two transportation packages have been put before us. Larimer County residents would benefit from an extra $400 million in improvements to northern Interstate 25. Package “A” is definitely the most advantageous because it includes commuter rail that would run from Fort ... Full Story

Pickerts Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Everdina (Diny) Geerken and William Bradley (Brad) Pickert, Sr. were married Dec. 13, 1958, at the First Congregational Church in Newark Valley, New York. Brad and Diny were high school sweethearts and operated a dairy farm in Berkshire, New York for 30 years. They moved their family and 183 cows to Berthoud in January of 1981. They are still operating Pickert Dairy LLC in partnership with their two sons – Brad, Jr. and Scott. Diny and Brad were instrumental along with the Booster Club, in ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 11, 2008

Monday, Dec. 1 The Berthoud Parks and Recreation Department reported someone tried to break into the soft drink machines at the facility and the intruders also damaged the fence. Aspen Leaf Kitchens reported someone stole the motor from their dust collector. At 1:15 p.m. a Loveland driver ran into a delivery truck at the NAPA Auto Parts store. At 2:30 p.m. dispatch received a call from a resident in the 100 block of Mountain Ave. saying that a vehicle had caused damage to her porch. After ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Dec. 11, 2008

Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 BFPD responded to E. Sixth Street to assist Loveland Fire with a commercial fire. BFPD responded to a request for medical assistance with TVEMS. The crew assisted with transporting the patient. BFPD responded to a citizen assist on Second Street. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008 BFPD responded to a Police Department request for assistance with a medical call on I-25 at mile marker 253. The patient care was transferred to TVEMS. BFPD responded to a vehicle fire on I-25 at mile marker ... Full Story

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