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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Berthoud Fire calls for February 2012

Berthoud Fire calls for February 2012

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident activity for February and March 2012 Wednesday, February 1 BFPD responded to a possible structure fire in the area of Interstate 25 at mile marker 247. The crew was not able to find any sign of smoke in the area. BFPD responded to a medical call on Wagon Trail Dr. for a patient who was not breathing. The patient was transported emergent. BFPD assisted with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center. The patient was transported. Friday, ... Full Story

Vesta Fire

Vesta Fire

      Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services crews were called to assist the Wellington Fire Department today on a grass fire in the area of Vesta Lane and County Road 9. The fire was reported at approximately noon today.  Poudre Fire Authority was also called to assist. The grass fire burned approximately 650 acres and is currently about 90% contained. The cause is still under investigation but appears to be human caused. Approximately 63 ... Full Story

Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship

Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship

        Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship (slideshow) By Shelley Widhalm They already were going to the world championship competition, but these three Berthoud High School robotics teams landed another win Saturday to add a fourth team to the mix. In the final round Saturday of the 2012 Colorado VEX Robotics Championship, the alliance disqualified in the first match, toppled their opponents in the second and, thanks to a technicality, ... Full Story

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape

      Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape By Robert Allen Police and a bomb squad were called to Greenlawn Cemetery for three hours today to inspect a suspicious package wrapped in duct tape. "It looked to be a homemade explosive," said Berthoud Police officer Scott Bonner. "It turned out to be one of those geocaches with a bunch of necklaces and trinkets." The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad used a robot to attempt to ... Full Story

Paws to Read at Berthoud Library

Paws to Read at Berthoud Library

The Berthoud Community Library is proud to host the Paws to Read program. On the fourth Monday of every month Paws for Responsibility provides two screened, trained and registered therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for this special reading program. With these furry friends to listen and encourage young students, reading becomes a privilege rather than a chore!  The Berthoud Community library has held two successful sessions with several repeat participants. This past Monday, ... Full Story

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Contest about Why Voting Matters

Larimer County Youth First to Participate in Contest about Why Voting Matters In celebration of February Youth Voter Month, the League of Women Voters of Larimer County hosted a contest for high school students high school students in Poudre and Thompson Valley School Districts to offer thoughts about why they look forward to voting. Many students received Perkins cherry pies for their entries. Larimer County was the first place in the nation where LWV offered this contest for youth. Nancy ... Full Story

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Over 50 people showed up at All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday to listen to former Colorado State legislator, Ken Gordon speak about money in politics. The event was sponsored by the League of Women voters of Larimer County. Gordon’s main point was that if a candidate takes money from special interest groups, then they are beholden to those interests and voters have less say in government than donors with money. Gordon used his own experience to illustrate. When he decided to run ... Full Story

Bicycle events in Larimer

  Larimer County, Colorado – Larimer County wants feedback on proposed changes to the Larimer County Special Event Permit regulations. Currently, Larimer County’s Special Events Permit Resolution limits ‘events’ on any one segment of county road to ‘2’ in any 30 day period.  The Resolution defines events on county roads as “a bicycle race or ride; foot race or walk; a motored vehicle event; a temporary road closure for purposes other than normal highway uses” and ... Full Story

Combating Big Dollar Politics

Combating Big Dollar Politics

  You are no doubt aware of big money in politics this year. PACS and SuperPACS are spending tens of millions of dollars in political campaigns. They are having an effect on election results. One of the causes of this year’s exponential increase in available money is the Supreme Court decision two years ago, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in which the court ruled that corporations were people and money was speech and any limit on spending would be ... Full Story

HealthGrades study recognizes emergency medicine at

HealthGrades study recognizes emergency medicine at McKee, NCMC

Press Release LOVELAND (Feb. 22, 2012) – A report released this week by HealthGrades named McKee Medical Center and North Colorado Medical Center among the top 5 percent of hospitals in the nation for emergency medicine. The findings are based on an analysis of more than 7 million Medicare patient records from 2008 to 2010. HealthGrades Emergency Medicine in American Hospitals report focused on 12 of the most common and life-threatening medical emergencies among that patient ... Full Story

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