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Monday, December 22, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

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

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

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

Berthoud Finds Under $15

Thinsulate lined workgloves, available for $12.00 at Ace Hardware Decorative glass topped letter openers and perfume bottles at Berthoud Drug Store, $12.99.   Holiday Beanie Babies make great stocking stuffers. Available at Hay's Market for only $4.29.   Cara Mia champagne, rated a 94 by Wine Spectator, sells for less than $14 at Berthoud Wine and Spirits.   Category:  News - Business News Image:  Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured Story Home ... Full Story

Colorado Ag Classic a Success

More than 200 agricultural producers participated in the 2008 Colorado Ag Classic held on Dec. 10 and 11, at The Ranch in Loveland.  This is the fourth year of the Colorado Ag Classic. “It is important for the groups to get together and exchange ideas. The connections created between board members and producers from all of the different groups in attendance are good for Colorado agriculture,” said Dave Anderson, a wheat producer from Haxtun, Colo. and president of the Colorado ... Full Story

Bitter Cold Puts Freeze on New Lights

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Despite the subzero temperatures, crews working on the Mountain Avenue project for the past several months are still in high spirits now that most of the work is complete. “In preparation for this storm we did get quite a bit of work completed on Saturday,” said Northern Colorado Constructors. Driving down Mountain Avenue got a lot easier last week when the final layer of top lift asphalt was put in place between Fourth and Sixth streets, eliminating the two ... Full Story

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