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Thursday, January 29, 2015

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EarthSky: Moon and Venus Side by Side Before Dawn

By Deborah Byrd EarthSky Communications Saturday, July 18, 2009 If you happen to look outside before dawn on Sunday morning, you will see the sky’s two brightest nighttime objects side by side. One is our companion world, the moon, now in a waning crescent phase. The other is the sky’s brightest planet, Venus. (more…)

Modest Ellis is a Driving Force for Youth Athletics

Role Players: John Ellis By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder One’s personality goes a long way in describing who they are. John Ellis’ describes a man who cares about kids, but doesn’t want the attention deflected to him. “Maybe it’s my personality. Not everybody is that way,” Ellis said. “Personality makes a difference if you can relate to a kid. Kids don’t ask for a lot. All they want is some attention. They want you to listen to them, really show you care about them. ... Full Story

View From the Sidelines: Landeros' Resiliency to

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Nobody has to tell Nikko Landeros that nothing in life is easy. He and former Berthoud High wrestling teammate Tyler Carron learned that in very tragic fashion on Jan. 15, 2007, when they were pinned up against an Isuzu Trooper while attempting to change a flat tire. They lost their legs as a result. Nevertheless, overcoming those odds has been the catalyst for what Landeros accomplished last week. The 20-year-old double amputee is now a member of the U.S. ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: 13-U Grizzlies Finish Off League Season

LONGMONT — Jackson Lussier tossed a complete-game two-hitter, and Garrett Swayne hit a three-run homer as the Berthoud Grizzlies 13-and-under baseball team won their final league tournament of the season at Sandstone Complex on June 27-28. Berthoud topped the Longmont Lobos, 15-0, in the championship game, which was called after four innings. The victory marked the fourth time the Grizzlies had beaten Longmont this season, scoring wins of 12-1, 11-7 and 12-11 in the earlier ... Full Story

State News: Consumers Getting Energy Bill Breaks in

Colorado utilities are working to cut back on energy consumption, and some Colorado consumers are reaping the benefits through lower monthly energy bills. Electric and gas providers, including Xcel Energy and SourceGas, have set goals to help reduce energy demand as required by the state. (more…)

State News: Tips for Staying Safe in Mid-Summer Heat

The forecast for the beginning of the week in Colorado is hot. Some areas will be flirting with triple-digit temperatures. That has medical professionals spreading the word to stay cool, stay hydrated and don't overdo it. These are crucial to avoid heat stroke, which can be fatal. (more…)

Anniversary Sale at Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store

The Berthoud Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store is celebrating four years of doing business with a big sale the week of July 15. Each day, there will be a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. Wednesday — Furniture, 30 percent off Thursday — Clothing, 30 percent off Friday — Home decor and housewares, 30 percent off Saturday — Blowout sale, 50 percent off storewide Complimentary frozen treats Saturday only   Berthoud Location only Berthoud Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store Web ... Full Story

Price of Admission: 'Moon' — A Space

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder Over the past decade, the world has been taught that a sci-fi movie meant an audience would be dazzled by incredible special effects but not the script. For the most part, these movies were just giant set pieces with just enough dialogue to justify them happening. But in the 1970s and ’80s, sci-fi movies challenged the viewer. It was human drama that just so happened to be set in the future or what have you. (more…)

Grant Applications Now Available

Nonprofit agencies that seek funding through the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado’s annual competitive grant process are now invited to submit Letters of Inquiry online. To apply for a grant, an organization must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization that directly serves residents of Berthoud. An agency may submit only one Letter of Inquiry. Letters of Inquiry must be submitted using the online application tool on the Community Foundation Web site. Letters may not be ... Full Story

Meal Deal: The Berthoud Farmers Market

Man cannot live by bread alone, but a fresh baked loaf is a complement to any meal. Syria Bakery has been a regular vendor at the farmers market for the past several years and is one of the busiest booths at the market. The owner, Peter Kaiser, has been baking bread since fifteen; an accomplished chef, he now sells bread up and down the Front Range at Farmers Markets during the summer months. Employee Kirby Crawford said there is no storefront, and likes it that way. “Hey, it’s much more ... Full Story

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