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Sunday, March 1, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

State News: For Obama Town Hall, Both Sides Remain

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — President Obama spent Saturday afternoon taking questions from Coloradans at a town hall meeting in Grand Junction, outlining his plan for health reform, the role of insurance companies and how to pay for the plan. Citizens came from all over the state and country to attend, or just make their voices heard outside the meeting. Among those was Israel Garcia of Denver, who lost his mother to Hepatitis C in 2005. He says his mother didn't have access to health coverage ... Full Story

High Voltage Rocks With TNT; Teens 'n'

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Bohemian Nights at New West Fest is a hot item as nationally known headliners keep getting bigger each year. This weekend “Alive and Alone” Melissa Etheridge and the crazy fun Ozomatli from East L.A. brought in record crowds —12,000 and 7,000 respectively — to the streets of Fort Collins. (more…)

Price of Admission: 'District 9' Shows

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder This is one of the most interesting, original pieces of work done in a very long time. There aren't any stars in this movie ... yet. But I believe that once this movie is massively consumed, careers will blossom. (more…)

BOT Meeting Agenda: Aug. 18

Board of Trustees Special Meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18, 7 p.m. Board Room (more…)

Markey Announces Listening Sessions

Congresswoman Betsy Markey has taken a new tack with public outreach during the congressional break, and health care reform is on the agenda. (more…)

Surprising DelGrosso Wins District 51 Seat

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder A fresh face takes the reins in House District 51, as the county Republican vacancy committee chose Loveland Domino’s Pizza franchise owner Brian DelGrosso from the slate of five candidates Thursday. The 37-year-old DelGrosso won with 29 votes — two more than the 50 percent-plus-one majority required by party selection rules. After the initial round of voting, none of the candidates had a clear majority, and two hopefuls — Kevan McNaught and Kari ... Full Story

Roper Earns GRI Designation

Cindy Roper of United Country Foothills Premier Properties in Berthoud has completed the Graduate Realtor Institute Program earning the designation GRI. This intense program requires completion of 90 hours of specific courses offered through the Colorado Association of Realtors.  (more…)

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…)

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