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Friday, October 24, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Actually Enjoying Your Holiday Season

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder Christmas is a stressful time for some people. With shopping, cooking, visiting and wrapping presents, time that is already short is stretched even thinner. You know that constant stress is anything but healthful. Long-term, low level stress has been attributed to high blood pressure, a higher risk of contracting colds and the flu, headaches and intestinal – ahem – issues. Constant stress will not help you with your workouts or with healthful eating ... Full Story

"Death From the Skies" Good Astronomy Fun

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder “Death From the Skies! These are the Ways the World Will End” By Philip Plait, PhD Viking Press, 2008 326 pages www.BadAstronomy.com If the title and cover of this book seem like a cheesy Cold War era, space monster movie, that’s because it kind of is – quirky, funny, strange and entertaining. It’s also deadly serious stuff. “Death From the Skies” is hard science meant to address hard questions and fears people have. How long until our Sun dies? ... Full Story

"The Day the Earth Stood Still," or How it

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Director: Scott Derrickson Writer: David Scarpa, based on Edmund H. North’s 1951 screenplay Starring: Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Jaden Smith, Kathy Bates, John Cleese Run time: 103 min. MPAA rating: PG-13, sci-fi violence and disaster images Reviewer’s rating: 1.5 stars out of 5 The good news is that this version of the classic is a very different movie from the original, and I purposefully didn’t see the 1951version again because I knew the ... Full Story

"Art": An Exploration of White Paint and

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Starring: Serge: Joseph Lekarczyk Marc: Michael Gunst Yvon: Sam Elmore Aptly titled, Yasmina Reza’s comedy, “Art,” revolves around an expensive modern painting that has “fine white diagonal lines” painted on a white background. However, aside from some shallow discussions about the nature of fine art, that’s where the focus on art ends. The white painting is simply a catalyst for the exploration of the interpersonal dynamics between three ... Full Story

Girls Only–The Secret Comedy Life of Women

By Lizzie Scully Berthoud Recorder Imagine two grown comediennes in their underwear, acting the part of hyper teenage girls reading through a Victoria's Secret catalog during a sleep over. "I mean who actually takes their underwear off with their thumbs?!" One asks another, and then poses the question to the audience, "You? I think we should all go home and try it tonight." The opening scene of "Girls Only: The Secret Comedy Life of Women" set the stage for an engaging and hilarious show that ... Full Story

Spartans Pull Off Second Overtime Victory

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder FREDERICK -- The Berthoud boys’ basketball team pulled through with another win in overtime, this time against the Frederick Warriors on Tuesday night. The Spartans scored on six of 10 field-goal attempts in the four-minute overtime for a 60-56 victory. Joel Maly led the Spartans with 18 points. Jeff Shields followed with 16 points, Ryan Barron added 12 and junior Graham Shaw, back in action after missing the last three games with a knee injury, scored nine. ... Full Story

Layoff, Columbine's press hurt Berthoud girls

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- Amy Ekart scored a game-high 20 points, but Berthoud’s girls basketball team had no answer for Columbine’s pressure defense in a 56-36 loss Tuesday afternoon in the first round of the Poudre Invitational. It was the Lady Spartans’ first game since a season-opening win over Greeley Central two weeks ago, and Berthoud’s rust showed from the layoff. “Maybe a little bit,” Berthoud head coach Randy Earl said. “Their press had a lot ... Full Story

Berthoud High Students Make Boettcher Semis

Berthoud High School's McKanye Boedeker, Gabriel Buckly, and Melody Condon are three of the 200 students selected to advance to the semi-finalist round for the Boettcher Scholarship. Statewide, 1,202 students were eligible and applied for this prestigious scholarship. It is one of the largest and most competitive applicant pools they have seen. All 1202 applicants met the eligibility criteria of being in the top 5 percent of their graduating class and earning a minimum of a 27 ACT or a ... Full Story

Spartans Winless in Fort Collins/Poudre Tournament

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder FORT COLLINS -- Joel Maly scored 29 points and Jeff Shields added 17, but Berthoud’s inability to stop turning the ball over was the difference in a 76-63 boys’ basketball loss to Brighton in the seventh-place consolation game of the Fort Collins/Poudre Tip-Off Invitational on Saturday. Berthoud led 54-49 with 46 seconds left in the third quarter after a Ryan Barron 3-pointer, but the Spartans (1-3) were outscored 27-9 the rest of the way in dropping ... Full Story

Equine Therapy Facility Escapes Fire Damage

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder A local organization dedicated to helping special-needs individuals thankfully escaped unscathed when a truck caught fire at the facillity last week. Hearts and Horses, located in Loveland, is a non-profit therapeutic riding center that promotes the physical, cognitive, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Facilities manager Ken Lang had been driving the 30-year-old truck on Monday, Nov. 24, just minutes before the truck burst into ... Full Story

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