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Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Open House @ your library

By Claudia Young Special to the Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Community Library District is ushering in the new year by hosting a family-oriented open house on Saturday, Jan. 17. All area residents are invited to gather at the library to enjoy performances by the “River Story” Puppet Theater and Berthoud’s own Branden Sipes. “River Story” is a family puppetry performance based on the Bulgarian folk tale “Zlatka, The Girl Made Out of Gold.” The show creates a magical atmosphere ... Full Story

Bacon Bits Recalled for Possible Listeria

DENVER– State health officials today announced the recall of nearly 3,600 pounds of bacon bit products nationwide by the production company, Patrick Cudahy of Cudahy, Wis., due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. In Colorado, the bacon bit products were distributed to 7-Eleven convenience stores and smaller independent grocery stores in burritos and sandwiches. 7-Eleven stores sold the products labeled as, “Burritos with Potatoes, Bacon, Eggs and Monterey Jack Cheese” ... Full Story

Police Beat: Jan. 8, 2009

Monday, Dec. 29 A Berthoud woman reported that her ex-boyfriend apparently posted photos of her on a Web site, along with her phone number, and now she is receiving lewd, harassing text messages and photos from people she doesn’t know. The report says that police took necessary action. A woman in the 1000 block of Welch Ave. found a man in her garage. He told her he was at the wrong house and walked off. She wisely went inside and locked the door before calling police and her niece. Everybody ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Jan. 8, 2009

Incident Activity for Dec. 29-Jan. 4 Monday, Dec. 29, 2008 BFPD responded to the area of N. 83rd St. and Yellowstone Road for a mutual aid request from Hygiene Fire District for a fast moving grass fire. They arrived on scene and worked with Hygiene to extinguish the fire. BFPD responded to a reported power line down in the area of Turner Middle School.  Upon arrival they found a power pole that was leaning from the high winds.  Xcel Energy was notified and responded. BFPD responded ... Full Story

Bad Words

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder It’s a cliché that bumper stickers are a reflection of our society. Well, I was following one that was particularly deplorable the other day. Maybe you’ve also seen this piece of plastic in the back window of our neighbor’s pick-up topper, “The Only Good Politician is a Dead Politician.” Something unsettling has been taking hold in how Americans make decisions in our communities and nation. Even though the alternatives are troubling and ... Full Story

Are Newspapers More than Just News?

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Like many people, there are generally two times each year when I like to be more introspective, reflecting upon past accomplishments, disappointments and future plans and dreams – my birthday and the start of a new year. With the start of 2009, I thought not only about my own past and future, but the Berthoud Recorder’s as well. Last year brought with it several controversial stories along with other items, such as letters to the editor, special columns ... Full Story

January in Berthoud

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder We have gotten into the new year, the days are getting longer and we have managed to eat most of the cookies, candy and sweet breads we received for Christmas. Now it is time to get ready for January activities and there is a lot to do this month. There are two events associated with the Library. The Friends of the Library is having their annual meeting and election of officers. Last year the Friends became a qualified, charitable organization which will allow ... Full Story

Lundberg Report: Lundberg Responds to Questions

Recently a local paper asked for my response to three questions concerning the Senate District 15 vacancy appointment I am seeking. The article they ran edited the comments I submitted and, while I appreciate their running the story, I would have preferred the responses to be printed in their complete form. The same questions were asked of all three candidates for this appointment. Here are the questions, and my complete answers: Question: With the state's revenue shortfalls becoming more ... Full Story

Proudly Preserved: Pollock Family Carries on Carl

By Jenny Anderson Berthoud Recorder A charming little barn exists on the Chris and Dianne Pollock property west of Berthoud. It has only seen a portion of the long history of the farm. (more…)

Service Learning: Volunteering with and Education

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Want to tackle climate change one light bulb at a time or learn skills that can help you get a job in one of Colorado’s cities or towns after college? If so, one of the state’s numerous service learning opportunities might be the perfect option for you. Currently, more than 60,000 people of all ages and backgrounds work for nearly 150 national service projects across Colorado, many of them funded by the $17.6 million provided by the Corporation for National ... Full Story

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