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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

Berthoud Finds Under $15

  Indigo Sky offers a full range of locally made Blue Moon lotions, soaps, and bath products, starting at $2.99. Metal powder coated leaf ornaments are available at Picture This Framing for $12.50. Clever bike bells for kids and adults can be found at Roadhouse Bikes for as low as $5.40. They make great stocking stuffers!   Category:  News - Business News Image:  News Image:  News Image:  Category Lead:  Category Lead Story Home ... Full Story

Hometown Holiday – Christmas in Berthoud

There's still plenty of fun to be had at this week's Christmas in Berthoud activities. Here's a list of the remaining activiites through Dec. 20.  Don't miss out on all the fun!! Saturday, Dec. 13  Creative Memories Annual FREE Crop Around The Christmas Tree Crop/Open House & Shopping Galore! Online Purchases - 50% of all profits will be donated to the fund now until Dec. 15 904 Kansas Avenue, Berthoud, 1:30 to 10 p.m. RSVP to Leanne at (970) 532-4774. Bring a snack to share or a ... Full Story

BERT Meets Colorado Main Street

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Economic Resource Team recently had the opportunity to meet with members of the visiting Colorado Main Street program in town to review Berthoud’s program and offer suggestions to help Berthoud move into the future. On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the visiting group, whose members come from as far away as Texas, Alabama and West Virginia with the BERT group at Grace Place for an informal luncheon. For about an hour and a half, the visitors fielded questions ... Full Story

Delayed Roundabout in Final Planning Stages

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder While recently reviewing a roundabout design dating from 2000, trustees asked if the long-delayed project planned for the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 287 and State Hwy. 56 would begin next year. “A lot has happened, but still no dirt turned here,” said Public Works Director Tony Huerta while discussing the issue at the Dec. 2 Board meeting. “I am very confident that we will be completing the design very shortly,” he said. Once it is completed, the project ... Full Story

Trustees Approve Prairie Star Plan

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Simultaneously praising the massive project and voicing concerns about traffic congestion and high-density housing, the Berthoud Board of Trustees approved a preliminary plan for Prairie Star at their Tuesday, Dec. 9 meeting. The 10 year build-out plan includes 968 residential units and commercial development on 190 acres of land at intersection of Hwy. 287 and County Road 17. (more…)

BHS Science Teacher Kindt Makes Stargazing a Fine Art

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Berthoud High School science teacher Scott Kindt hopes his passion for astronomy will light a fire in his students as well. Kindt has been teaching science, including astronomy and physics, for eighteen years and has been at BHS for the last fourteen. Kindt is also the Educational Program Coordinator for the Little Thompson Observatory (LTO) and maintains the LTO website, “Astronomy is a life long hobby,” said Kindt. In addition to ... Full Story

UW Design Symposium

University of Wyoming architectural engineering students Addison McMahon of Berthoud, Colo. and Kristy Henderson of Rawlins examine a poster of the design of a performing arts center in Lincoln, Neb. More than 60 seniors in the UW College of Engineering and Applied Science exhibited and presented individual, team and interdisciplinary design projects during the recent annual Senior Design Symposium. (UW Photo) Category:  News - School Category Lead:  Category Secondary Featured ... Full Story

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