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Sunday, July 31, 2016

‘Area News’ Archives

Vesta Fire

Vesta Fire

      Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services crews were called to assist the Wellington Fire Department today on a grass fire in the area of Vesta Lane and County Road 9. The fire was reported at approximately noon today.  Poudre Fire Authority was also called to assist. The grass fire burned approximately 650 acres and is currently about 90% contained. The cause is still under investigation but appears to be human caused. Approximately 63 emergency notifications, ... Full Story

Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship

Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship

        Berthoud robotics teams claim VEX championship (slideshow) By Shelley Widhalm They already were going to the world championship competition, but these three Berthoud High School robotics teams landed another win Saturday to add a fourth team to the mix. In the final round Saturday of the 2012 Colorado VEX Robotics Championship, the alliance disqualified in the first match, toppled their opponents in the second and, thanks to a technicality, took the third. The ... Full Story

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache

Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape

      Suspected Berthoud cemetery bomb actually geocache wrapped in duct tape By Robert Allen Police and a bomb squad were called to Greenlawn Cemetery for three hours today to inspect a suspicious package wrapped in duct tape. "It looked to be a homemade explosive," said Berthoud Police officer Scott Bonner. "It turned out to be one of those geocaches with a bunch of necklaces and trinkets." The Northern Colorado Bomb Squad used a robot to attempt to detonate the foot-long ... Full Story

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Gordon promotes CleanSlateNow

Over 50 people showed up at All Saints Episcopal Church on Saturday to listen to former Colorado State legislator, Ken Gordon speak about money in politics. The event was sponsored by the League of Women voters of Larimer County. Gordon’s main point was that if a candidate takes money from special interest groups, then they are beholden to those interests and voters have less say in government than donors with money. Gordon used his own experience to illustrate. When he decided to run for the ... Full Story

Bicycle events in Larimer

  Larimer County, Colorado – Larimer County wants feedback on proposed changes to the Larimer County Special Event Permit regulations. Currently, Larimer County’s Special Events Permit Resolution limits ‘events’ on any one segment of county road to ‘2’ in any 30 day period.  The Resolution defines events on county roads as “a bicycle race or ride; foot race or walk; a motored vehicle event; a temporary road closure for purposes other than normal highway uses” and goes on ... Full Story

Combating Big Dollar Politics

Combating Big Dollar Politics

  You are no doubt aware of big money in politics this year. PACS and SuperPACS are spending tens of millions of dollars in political campaigns. They are having an effect on election results. One of the causes of this year’s exponential increase in available money is the Supreme Court decision two years ago, Citizens United vs the Federal Election Commission (FEC), in which the court ruled that corporations were people and money was speech and any limit on spending would be violating ... Full Story

Larimer County Democrats Caucus Sites

Larimer County Democrats Caucus Sites

The Larimer County Democrats have announced their 2012 Precinct Caucus sites. Democratic Caucuses will be held on March 6, 2012. Registration will begin at 6:30 pm; Caucus meetings will begin promptly at 7:00 pm. All Democrats are encouraged to participate in their precinct caucus. “Caucus is a great way to meet your neighbors and your local Democratic candidates,” said William Russell, Larimer County Democrats Chairman. “Caucus is the kickoff to the election season. We expect a great ... Full Story

Deni LaRue to fill in for Commissioner Donnelly

Deni LaRue to fill in for Commissioner Donnelly citizens’ meeting

Berthoud: Wednesday, February 22, 8:30a.m.@ the Light House Cafe @ Grace Place, 250 Mountain Ave., Berthoud. This last minute note from Deni: Commissioner Donnelly needs to attend a county-sponsored economic summit tomorrow morning and won't be able to make it to Berthoud. I volunteered to come and talk about Larimer County 101, our citizens college and other county topics. I know I'm not as entertaining as Commissioner Donnelly, however I hope you can still make it! Deni  

Shelton Announces for HD 49

James Shelton Announces Candidacy for House District 49 BERTHOUD, COLO—Berthoud resident James Shelton announced his candidacy for Colorado House District 49 this week. “The issues facing rural Northern Colorado are not red or blue, and they don’t affect just independents, republicans, or democrats; they impact us all,” said Shelton. “Solutions need to be brainstormed and collaborated. We need to seek out the facts, gain perspective, draft a plan and attack the issue, not the other ... Full Story

Jeremy Roush cooking it up at Amherst

Local celebrity Chef Jeremy Roush has a cooking video in the "Mass Appeal." Jeremy is the former operator of the Berthoud Wayside Inn and is now the Executive Chef at Amherst College. Thanks to Jeremy's father Dave for sending this link to  the video from a local TV broadcast. The video window is in the upper left and starts with some delicious looking cookies. A short advertisement follows and our friend Jeremy takes center ... Full Story

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