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Family Gives Its All to Success of BMX

Role Players: P.J. and Lexi DiPentino By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder The kids were lined up three deep, 50 kids in all, waiting their turn. P.J. DiPentino, the owner and operator of the Berthoud BMX, was on hand at the Loveland Boys and Girls Club, where he helped design and build the first BMX track at the facility. The kids were eagerly waiting to ride one of the broken-down bikes that he and Adam Wasson had rebuilt and cleaned up — each bike coming with a helmet. Then one-by-one ... Full Story

New Tennis Courts a Go After School Board Approval

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Girls tennis season is still six months away, but Berthoud just scored its first, and maybe biggest, victory yet. The Thompson R2-J School Board voted Aug. 5 for the construction of new tennis courts — six in all — to be placed adjacent to the recently added-on auxiliary gym and classrooms. It’s too early to tell how long the project will take, according to Berthoud High Athletic Director Mark Avery, but girls tennis coach Dave Mathiesen said Friday ... Full Story

View from the Sidelines: Schumacher Short on Words,

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Josh Schumacher, if nothing else, is modest. He’s a kid of few words. You’re not likely to find him tooting his own horn. So I’ll do it for him … toot, toot. He won’t boast or brag about his performance. That’s not his nature. If you ask him how well he did his answer is a simple one. “I did OK,” Josh said. But what is OK for Josh? How about taking first place in the state at the Rockies Skills Challenge, sponsored by the Colorado Parks and ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Loberg Sisters Take Top-10 Finishes at

Sisters Sarah and Amy Loberg completed their first triathlon, the Tri for the Cure, on Aug. 2 at Cherry Creek State Park. Amy, 16, placed fourth in the 19-and-under age group in a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes, 19 seconds. Sarah, 17, finished eighth in the same age group in 1:28.56. The Lobergs are students at Berthoud High School. A triathlon is a three-sport competition that includes swimming, cycling and running. Berthoud Rec Taking Registration for Fall Sports Berthoud Parks and ... Full Story

Highlighting the 2009-10 Eagles Slate

The Colorado Eagles released their 2009-10 schedule Thursday. Here is a look at five highlights during the upcoming 64-game slate: SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS 1. TEXAS TWO-STEP: Colorado opens the season with back-to-back home games against last year’s President’s Cup champion, the Texas Brahmas. Texas beat the Eagles four games to one in last year’s CHL championship series. 2. ON THE ROAD AGAIN, AND AGAIN: The Eagles play seven straight road games right after Thanksgiving and then has nine ... Full Story

Sports Schedule, Aug. 13-18

THURSDAY, AUG. 13 Boys golf: Berthoud league meet, Marianna Butte Golf Course, 9 a.m.    SUNDAY, AUG. 16 Coed softball: Berthoud Parks & Rec League tournament, Bein Park, 3:15 p.m. TUESDAY, AUG. 18 Boys golf: Berthoud @ Silver Creek, Twin Peaks Golf Course, 9 a.m. Category:  Sports Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home Lead:  None Sidebar Block:  0

'Sound of Music' Sing-A-Long at Wildfire

Join Wildfire Community Arts Center for a “Sound of Music” Sing-A-Long on Saturday, Aug. 14 at dusk (approximately 8 p.m.). Bring your friends, family and singing voices and enjoy this timeless classic with the community of Berthoud. The Wildfire Community Arts Center is at 425 Massachusetts Ave. in Berthoud. Bring chairs, snacks, beverages, blankets and be prepared to sing until the “hills are alive with the sound of music.” Category:  Variety Category Lead:  Category ... Full Story

2009-10 Colorado Eagles Schedule

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Perky Pansies for the Garden

By Margaret Wolf CSU Extension Master Gardener Pansies are often planted in late fall and early spring. Planting pansies in the fall helps them develop vigorous root systems during the winter, producing more blooms in spring. Pansies are winter hardy in zones 4-8. If there is a severe freeze, there is a risk of losing the plants, but they can survive light freezes and short periods of snow cover. In areas with prolonged snow cover, pansies survive best with a covering of dry winter mulch. ... Full Story

Planning and Zoning Public Hearing for amendment to

The Planning and Zoning Commission of the Town of Berthoud will hold a public hearing for an amendment to the minor subdivision plat for Bein Village Subdivision Amended 1st Replat on August 27, 2009. The property is located west of 8th St. and south of Welch Ave. The public hearing will be held in the Board Room of Town Hall, 328 Massachusetts Ave., Berthoud, CO. beginning at 7:00 p. m.   LGLB2009-53 Published in the Berthoud Recorder August 13 and August 20, 2009

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