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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Check This Out: Library District Gets Funding

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder After a year of meeting deadlines and maneuvering through a maze of requirements to get a funding measure on this year’s ballot, the Berthoud Community Library District reached its goal. Ballot judges counted and double-checked the tally for over 15 hours, with a confirmation of 2,088 votes for and 1.442 votes against coming Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. Library Director Sara Wright said she was “so relieved,” and that the counting process was ... Full Story

'Shop of Horrors' Draws Rave Reviews

The Berthoud High School musical, “The Little Shop of Horrors” was a tremendous success with over 800 people attending the four performances. Cast members’ stellar performances kept audiences laughing and applauding throughout the show and the musical abilities of the young people were remarkable. The final number, “Don’t Feed the Plant,” surprised and thrilled the audience as the entire cast took to the stage and the auditorium floor dressed as zombies, mummies and ghouls ... Full Story

First Medallion Set in Place

A creative addition to the downtown streetscape project, the first medallion is now in place at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Second Street. One of 14 medallions to be placed in the bulb-outs along the street, they will be surrounded by colored concrete when work is completed on them. The medallion design created by artist Rafe Ropek was inspired by former Berthoud blacksmith A.G. Bimson whose building is now used as the Little Thompson Valley Museum. Soon, 25 new light poles with ... Full Story

Fire Beat — Nov. 6, 2008

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for Oct 27 – Nov. 2 Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call on Caballero St. The patient was complaining of back pain and was transported.   Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Alpine Sky. The patient was transported.   Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call on Weld County Road 8. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to Bimson Ave. for an unconscious person. CPR was ... Full Story

Police Beat — Nov. 6, 2008

Tuesday, Oct. 28 Police stopped a car shortly before 1 a.m. for running a stop sign. The driver was intoxicated and refused to take the tests. He was taken into custody without incident, but kicked the officer in the chest while he was buckling the offender’s seat belt and left a footprint on his uniform shirt. The driver was taken to the Larimer County Detention Center (LCDC) and charged with failing to stop, driving under the influence and 3rd Degree assault. A vehicle was entered in the ... Full Story

Susan A. Rupp Obituary

Susan A. Rupp, 49, of LaPorte, Colorado, died Friday, July 4, 2008, due to injuries sustained in an ATV accident near Durango, Colo. Those remaining to cherish her memory include her daughter, Sarah Papini and husband, Jared, and their children, Brooke and Jacob, all of Longmont; son, Daniel Nack of Fennimore, Wis.; brother, Tom Pankratz; and sisters, Therese Randall, Deise Palkovich and Patti Strong, all of Wisconsin. Rupp was born on January 1, 1959, in Chilton, Wis., to Howard and ... Full Story

Death of Renowned Local Artist a Tragedy for the

Death of Renowned Local Artist a Tragedy for the Community

By Laurie Hindman The recent death of renowned local artist Sue Rupp was felt deeply in the Berthoud community. Rupp, who owned and operated an art and collectibles store in Berthoud for years, died on July 4 in an all-terrain vehicle accident. Both she and her boyfriend were riding down a steep incline in the mountains on the way to a campsite, when the brakes failed. Both leapt from the ATV before it hurtled off a cliff. Although both were wearing helmets, Rupp died instantly when her head ... Full Story

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