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Saying Goodbye to a BMXer, a Son

By P.J. DiPentino Out with the old and in with the new has taken on a different meaning at the DiPentino household. Patrick, my BMX pro, has decided to put away his bike and start a future with the United States Air Force. This has been an incredible journey with him and yet we look forward to his new beginning. At ten years old he approached me about racing BMX bikes. Not knowing a thing about BMX I reluctantly accepted his request and we became a BMX family. The early years were a learning ... Full Story

Earth & Sky: Northern Cross Stands Upright on

By Deborah Byrd   We get many questions from people in northern latitudes about if and when they can view the Southern Cross in their portion of the sky. The truth is that, unless you live close to the tropics (Hawaii, or the southernmost parts of Texas or Florida for those of us in the U.S.), you will not be able to view the Southern Cross, also known as the constellation Crux.   Take heart. We in the northern half of the globe have a less renowned, but a larger Northern Cross ... Full Story

"Swing" Serves up a Tasty, Fun Show

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Johnstown’s Candlelight Dinner Playhouse’s latest show, playing December 5-March 1, is jam-packed with great, memorable songs, finely choreographed dance routines and superb performers. Plus the food is actually good. Walking into Johnstown’s Candlelight Dinner Playhouse is like entering a large ballroom, except the floor is tiered and full of tables covered in white linen. The high ceilings and elegant lines reminded me of a small version of the Denver ... Full Story

Nothing Like the Holidays

By LizzyScully Berthoud Recorder Starring: John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodríguez, Debra Messing, Jay Hernandez, Marcia Wright, Alfred Molina Director: Alfredo De Villa Screenwriters: Rick Najera, Ted Perkin, Alison Swan MPAA Rating: PG-13. Reviewers Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars I dreaded seeing “Nothing Like the Holidays,” not because I don’t like movies about Latino culture (this movie focuses on a Puerto Rican family), but because most holiday movies stink, in my opinion. However, despite a ... Full Story

Now's the Time to Strap on Your Winter Feet and

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder Two years ago when Northern Colorado was blanketed in snow right before Christmas, I dug out the snowshoes that were under the tree for my husband and gave them to him early (I already had my own pair). It allowed us to walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the merriment our neighbors were enjoying. Last week I flew into Houston, Texas for a conference. As we landed, snowflakes were falling and continued as the evening progressed. A few hours later, it ... Full Story

Berthoud Wrestlers Suspended for Hazing

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Two Berthoud High School wrestlers were suspended after a series of alleged ongoing hazing incidents, according to school athletic director Rusty Mathena.   Seniors Brandyn Wahlert and Saul Anderson were suspended -- one for five days and the other for 10, according to wrestling coach Scott Pickert. The suspensions were handed down Dec. 15, said Mathena. “They had some disciplinary problems at the school,” Pickert added. Neither Matherna nor ... Full Story

Berthoud boys score second-straight victory

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder JOHNSTOWN -- Joel Maly led three Berthoud players in double figures with a game-high 18 points and the Spartans won their second straight boys’ basketball game, 53-44 over Roosevelt on Friday night. “Two games in a row, that’s pretty big for us. Anything helps,” said Berthoud guard Danny McGinn, who added 11 points. “Wins are wins. It definitely brings out the confidence in our team.” The Spartans (3-3) scored just two points in the game’s ... Full Story

Berthoud girls team has way with Denver North

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- With an acknowledging nod of his head, Berthoud girls' basketball head coach Randy Earl knew what his team was in for Thursday afternoon in the consolation bracket of the Poudre Holiday Invitational. That was a good thing. The Lady Spartans had their way, as expected, the entire game en route to a 65-15 dismantling of Denver North. Berthoud (2-1) will play Saturday in the fifth-place game at Poudre High School. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 ... Full Story

Yachik Moves Ahead

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Officer Jeremy Yachik will begin his new duties as patrolman with the Berthoud Police Department the day after Christmas. For the last year he has served as Code Enforcement Officer with the BPD while working towards a full-time position doing regular police work. Previous to coming to Berthoud, Yachik worked as a firefighter, attaining certifications in handling hazardous materials (Haz Mat) and weapons of mass destruction (WMD) response with the Department of ... Full Story

Local Author Sawyer Publishes Book, Saves Dog

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Boulder-based author Alison Sawyer recently finished and published her first novel, “No Urn for the Ashes,” printed by Bayfire Press Publishing. Proceeds will go to her nonprofit Isla Animals. A thrilling adventure with the full gamut of human emotions, “No Urn for the Ashes” tells the story of Tennyson Garland and his discovery of a substitute energy source for fossil fuels. Garland and his daughter die in a tragic accident, leaving wife and mother ... Full Story

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