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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, “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

Fire Beat: Dec. 4, 2008

Monday, Nov. 24, 2008 BFPD responded to Ninth Stree for a carbon monoxide incident. The carbon monoxide detector was sounding and the monitor did report a small amount of CO in the air. It was recommended to the resident owner to have their furnace checked the same day. The fire crew followed up later in the day.  BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call on Sunnywood Place. The patient was transported. Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2008 BFPD was called to a structure fire on Sixth Street. Upon arrival ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 4, 2008

Monday, Nov.  24 A Mitsubishi Eclipse was damaged overnight while parked on Redwood Circle. Someone had placed paint all over the car. In another case of criminal mischief, a window was broken out of heavy equipment on the construction site at Sixth St. and Mountain Avenue. A vehicle driving in circles at the high school drew the attention of a passing officer. It turned out to be a mother teaching her daughter how to drive a stick shift. The car was recently purchased and they did not ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 4, 2008

Lundberg Missing Facts on Global Warming Kevin Lundberg's  "Lundberg Report" in last week's Berthoud Recorder demonstrates his desire to continue the George W. Bush practice of basing his positions on blind ideology, rather than on fact. He cited "Christopher Monckton of Brenchley's article published by the American Physical Society" as evidence of growing scientific rejection of global warming and human impact. He neglected to add the APS comment that accompanied the article: "No ... Full Story

BHS Teacher Receives Leadership Award

Berthoud High School English teacher Brendan Gallagher has earned the Pearson Prentice Hall Leadership Development Award for 2008-2009. The award, which was created by the National Council of Teachers of English and funded by Pearson Prentice Hall publishers, is given to one early-career English teacher in each state who has already demonstrated professional leadership. Gallagher is Colorado’s recipient. Currently in his second year at BHS, Gallagher was nominated for the award by retired BHS ... Full Story

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