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New Gym, Science Class Ready Jan. 19

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud High School Improvement Team (SIT) met on Dec. 10.  Principal Leonard Sherman reported the addition to the high school is tentatively scheduled for the initial walkthrough on Jan. 7 with the new gym and science classes ready for use on Jan. 19.  He also reported BHS has been approved for a pilot solar program; the Thompson School District has a goal of using more solar energy and this project will be important in analyzing the viability ... Full Story

Turner Students Make Cents

  Turner Middle School students dug into their pockets and piggy banks to raise money for the Christmas in Berthoud Fund. The TMS student council organized a “Penny War” competition, challenging each grade to fill the change jars placed in their classroom and earn points based on the amounts donated. Students could place bills in other classroom jars to take points away. The competition was a hit with the kids who raised a whopping $1421.14. Serina Ramos, a TMS counselor and faculty ... Full Story

Colorado Avalanche Reward Students for Fundraising

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In May, Tracy Olson, a teacher at Turner Middle School, challenged her students to think of ways they could give to community for the United Ways Global Youth Service Week. Matt Ayers, at the time in the seventh grade, decided to organize a Saint Baldrick’s Foundation fundraiser; Saint Baldrick’s raises money for childhood cancer research by holding events where volunteers shave their heads in solidarity of children with cancer, while requesting donations ... Full Story

Senior Serenade Spreads Cheer

Students from Berthoud Music Studio, a local piano and music instruction program directed by Sandy Lundberg, packed the Berthoud Living Center Saturday morning, Dec. 20. Students were there to bring the Christmas spirit to those who unable get out to other programs. The young musicians, ranging in ages from 8 to 18, performed both Christmas songs and carols for the residents. Mrs. Janelle Flanscha, a Berthoud resident and parent of two of the players, led all present in the singing of carols ... Full Story

Larimer Adopts 2009 Budget

The Board of Larimer County Commissioners adopted the 2009 budget on Thursday, Dec. 18. The adopted budget for 2009 is just under $295.5 million, $653,000 over the Oct. 15 proposed budget. The Board also increased the 2008 budget by $64.8 million for a total of $354.3 million. In addition, the commissioners certified the mill levies for all entities in the county. Changes in the adopted budget from the proposed budget mainly reflect an increase of $650,000 in federal PILT (Payment in Lieu of ... Full Story

Small Donations Make Big Donations

Christmas in Berthoud Disperses Cash and Gifts to Forty-Nine Families in Need By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Christmas came early to 49 Berthoud families who are struggling this holiday season. On Saturday evening, Dec. 20, the volunteer efforts and community outpouring in support of the Christmas in Berthoud program came to fruition as dozens of people swarmed Town Hall to organize gifts, fill cars and trucks, and deliver them to needy families. Officer Jeremy Yachik, who organized a toy ... Full Story

Families Take in Yuletide Evening at McCarty Fickel

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder The former home of Helen McCarty Fickel and Dr. R.B. “Doc” Fickel was alive with holiday cheer and decoration during the Old Fashioned Christmas event Friday evening sponsored by the Berthoud Historical Society. Families who came with their youngsters to McCarty-Fickel Home heard holiday music played on a vintage piano, made Christmas tree decorations and enjoyed cookies and hot chocolate while listening to a reading of “’Twas the Night Before ... Full Story

Berthoud Library Youth Events for January

TEEN TUESDAYS! The Berthoud Public Library will be hosting Teen Tuesdays for middle school students every week from January through May from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Come hang out @ the library with friends for music, games, movies, homework help and fun! STORYTIME WEDNESDAYS ~ January through May 11 a.m. –– Infant/Toddler (3 & under) 12 p.m. –– Preschool (3-5 yrs.) (All ages welcome to both times) JANUARY STORYTIMES Join us for entertaining storytimes with puppets, finger-plays, music & ... Full Story

Obituaries — Dec. 25, 2008

Timothy Holder Timothy Holder, aged 55, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2008 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyo., of natural causes. A funeral service for Timothy Holder was held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2008 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Gillette, Wyo., with Bishop Klamm officiating. A second funeral service was held on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary in Orem, Utah with interment to follow at Orem City Cemetery. Timothy Decker Holder was ... Full Story

Illuminating the Darkness: Loveland Celebrates

By Sarah Kay Hurst Berthoud Recorder “The story of Chanukah is not about the military victory,” Rabbi Gorelik began, “but about the light that would not stop shining.” Over 200 people gathered at the Loveland Museum on Sunday, Dec. 21 to learn about Chanukah, watch the lighting of the menorah, sing Chanukah songs, and enjoy latkes, traditional potato pancakes, and donuts. It was the first time the City of Loveland publicly celebrated the Jewish holiday. Rabbi Gorelik, a member of the ... Full Story

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