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Saturday, April 19, 2014

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Town Looking to Rehire Economic Developer

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Mayor Tom Patterson advised rehiring consultant Stephanie Salazar during a discussion of the Town’s economic development committee at the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Board of Trustees meeting. (more…)

Town Briefs: Contractor for Roundabout Approved

Trustees approved Town engineer Stephanie Brothers’ recommendation to choose Mountain Constructors for the roundabout project at the intersection of State Hwy. 56 and First Street at the Aug. 4 meeting. The construction firm offered the lowest of three bids received for the project, which has an estimated total cost of $1.6 million. Mountain Constructors submitted a bid of $1,125,775 for 160 days of work. Brothers said the construction firm could be ready to begin work in two weeks. ... Full Story

Rounding Up Real Fun at the County Fairs — with

The Larimer and Boulder county fairs are great examples of the “town and country” legacy of the Front Range. Among the galloping horses and beribboned pigs are first-rate photographers, rocketeers, rib-chomping lutadors and a stunning sampling of Colorado microbrews and music. And even before the dust settles on the local fairs, many participants have already set their sights on the big show at the state fair, coming to Pueblo in September. The Boulder County Fair, which officially ... Full Story

4-H'ers at Their Best

By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder Where can you see economical and unique clothes? Now, at the Larimer County Fair! The economical and uniqueness part is why Katie Kouns does sewing projects in 4-H. Fifteen-year-old Katie Kouns made a dress, a skirt and a little dressy jacket for her 4-H projects, and these are currently exhibited at the Larimer County Fair. Who wouldn’t want to make their own clothes that show their individuality, and follow the latest fashion? This is Katie’s fifth ... Full Story

Taylor Made: And So the Journey Begins …

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder     After attending pre-school through high school in the Berthoud community and meeting a lot of friends through school and sports in this town — some who have stayed, others who have gone — I finally completed my time in the “12-year” club in the Thompson R2-J school district, and am starting the next chapter in my life. (more…)

Gnarly Barley Makes a Splash

First-Time Brew Fest Features Education and Community By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder      Straight on the heels of the season’s booming barley and hops crops, 19 of Colorado’s microbreweries got a chance to showcase their finest beers at the Larimer County Fair’s inaugural Gnarly Barley Brew Fest on Saturday. Over 1,600 people came to The Ranch to watch brewing demonstrations, get schooled on beer/food combos, and sample everything from Irish ales to raspberry ... Full Story

Motorhome and The Northern Way Add Cool to the Fair

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder In the perfect late afternoon sun of the 2009 Larimer County Fair, throngs of fair-goers began to wind down with their food and drink, rooting themselves in the shade of convenient tents, benches or their own make-shift seating provisions to enjoy the concluding line-up of live music.  (more…)

The Healthy Gourmand: A New Twist on a Favorite

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Whether at home or school, most youngsters and their mothers often rely on a simple favorite: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s quick, simple and fairly nutritious. However, delicious and even healthier alternatives exist in the form of other butters like sunflower and almond. And you don’t have to go to a special organic grocery store to find them. Most local grocery stores carry alternative butters, usually located near the extensive peanut ... Full Story

Our Natural World: Dinosaurs and Other Colorado

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder As dinosaur lovers of all ages in our state know, the Colorado State Fossil is the stegosaur (Stegosaurus stenops). This familiar herbivorous dinosaur with rows of plates along its back was officially adopted by executive order of Gov. Richard Lamm in 1982, following a two-year campaign by schoolchildren. (more…)


Masonville Saturday, Aug. 14, all day, Seventh annual Masonville Gospel Music Festival, 8762 N. County Rd. 27 in Masonville. Arts and crafts booths open at 10 a.m., 10 gospel groups perform starting at 11 a.m. Hamburgers, hot dogs and barbecue fundraiser for 100-year-old church restoration. More info: before the event (970) 689-5355, day of event (970) 667-2308. Niwot Downtown Thursday, Aug. 6, Rhythm on the Rails, The Informants Saturday, Aug. 8, Farmers and Flea Market, music/ Kevin ... Full Story

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