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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

Winter Weather Continues to Plague Construction

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Crews continued to pour the new concrete sidewalks and curbs as late as possible on Monday before the snow came. Unfortunately, Mother Nature continues to plague crews working to finish the Mountain Avenue Project. The last remaining stretch of road between Fourth and Sixth streets still needs to be paved but the weather will have to cooperate first. “We need 45-50 degree weather in order to place the top lift of asphalt, CDOT specification is actually 50 ... Full Story

Loveland Emergency Shelter Opening at Library on Cold

The Loveland Emergency Shelter is opening a nighttime shelter, pickup location temporarily at Loveland Public Library –– it is available until the day shelter opens. Pickup time from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Shelter will be open on nights when temperatures are forecast to be 20 degrees F or below.  For more information about volunteering at the nighttime shelter, please contact Doug Ashbaugh at (970) 744-4693.  Berthoud Library Youth Events for December For more information on any of our ... Full Story

Christmas in Berthoud: Event Brings in Donations,

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Saturday’s Christmas in Berthoud was packed with fun, shopping and goodies. Star-struck children lined up for photos with Santa at Remax Town and Country Real Estate, rosy-cheeked couples cuddled up for horse drawn carriage rides through town and shoppers enjoyed hot cider and chocolate at Berthoud Drug while checking out the many gift items. So many families came to the “Make and Take” craft fair at Berthoud Elementary that several tables ran short of ... Full Story

Star Struck: Reaching Out to the Stars — Buying

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder                   Seems like astronomy and stargazing have become relatively popular activities in Town these days. Berthoud boasts not one, but two, telescopes open to the public and Berthoud’s own Dr. Andrea Schweitzer will coordinate the UNESCO International Year of Astronomy 2009. With all of this heavenly activity going on, as well as being the perfect Christmas ... Full Story

A Close Lunar Call on Friday

By Bruce McClure EarthSky Communications Friday, Dec. 12 Friday at 14:28 MST, the moon will be closer to Earth than it’s been in the last 15 years. The moon will be less than 357,000 kilometers ­­–– or 222,000 miles –– away. After today, the moon won’t come this close to Earth again for another eight years. Friday is also the full moon. And the next time the moon comes this close –– on Nov. 14, 2016 –– it’ll be full again. Extra close moons happen when the full moon ... Full Story

Sky Scene

Little Thompson Observatory Public Stargazing Night Friday, Dec. 19 Located east of Berthoud High School at 850 Spartan Ave. (970) 613- 7793, Free and open to the public Dan Laszlo will present "Lunar Highlights.” Earth's Moon is close enough to enjoy without extra gear. Add small binoculars or a telescope to uncover the traces of the Moon's violent past. He will share images of the Moon's subtly shifting face, and the February 2008 total lunar eclipse. He will also give an ... Full Story

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