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Monday, October 20, 2014

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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…)

Outdoors Near Your Backdoor: Flower Gardener Delights

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder If you have a green thumb with flowers or just enjoy walking through gardens and learning about blooming plants, there are two wonderful places to visit near Berthoud, and both are free and open to the public. The annual Flower Trial Garden at Colorado State University is an eye-catching distraction when driving past the campus. Just east of College Avenue and north of Lake Street, the gardens present a showy display of about 1,100 different varieties ... Full Story


ArtLink Longmont Hosts Sixth Annual ArtFul Dessert Contest Do you make a scrumptious dessert that deserves a first, second or third place ribbon? ArtLink Longmont is hosting the Sixth annual ArtFul Dessert Contest at the Great Frame Up in downtown Longmont during their Sept. 18 event. Professionals, restaurants and amateurs of all ages are encouraged to participate. For more details, visit www.ArtlinkLongmont.org or call Barbara Douglass at (303) 678-8417. “In Pursuit of a Dream” ... Full Story

Around Town: It Takes a Village

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The county fairs are over and it looks like it was a good year for both fairgoers and for exhibitors. As I went over the lists of the Berthoud people who competed in all the categories the fair had to offer I was struck by two things. First is the sheer number of judging events. The lists provided by the fair staff were enormous. For some reason, although the horse events were first, the results were among the last we received. As I looked over the horse ... Full Story

Letters: Aug. 13, 2009

Concerned About Library Coffee I stopped by the library today and noticed a couple of perhaps eight-or nine-year-old girls helping themselves to the free coffee. One of the young girls said to the other "I just love coffee.” I remarked to the clerk at the desk that children were helping themselves to the coffee. She replied there was nothing they could do about it. First of all coffee is expensive and the taxpayers should not be furnishing coffee, especially to children. Taxpayer money ... Full Story

The Zweck-Lemmon Barn: A Labor of Love

Historic Barn Series By Jenny Anderson Berthoud Recorder The Little Thompson Valley Zweck-Lemmon farm has a long history of hardship and neglect, ending in a half-century of love. William K. Staggs purchased 160 acres in the Little Thompson Valley from the federal government in February 1870. This was the first of several parcels purchased by George Zweck, who farmed and raised livestock on the farm. He likely built the granary remaining on the property. Dreams of Gold George Zweck came ... Full Story

EarthSky: Jupiter Opposite the Sun for 2009

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Friday, Aug. 14 Earth flies between the sun and Jupiter today at 18:00 Universal Time. That is noon Mountain Daylight Time on Aug. 14. When it is opposite the sun, astronomers say that Jupiter is in opposition to the sun. (more…)

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