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Saturday, November 29, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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


By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder The past few weeks have presented some eye-opening experiences. The first was the big Veteran’s Day observance in Loveland, then we paid a visit to my 101-year-old grandfather for Thanksgiving, and finally I contributed “Echo Taps” to the Pearl Harbor Day remembrance ceremony. It was during that last event that my memories and not too often subdued analytical pre-occupations shifted into high gear. A great cascade of memories and events drove home the ... Full Story

Holiday Style

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder The opening day of Christmas in Berthoud was a very nice show. There was something to occupy your time for most of the day. There were things to buy, things to see and hear and things to eat. I had a slice of pizza at Berthoud Elementary School for lunch and chili at the bicycle shop for supper. In between, I was entertained by concerts at Grace Place and did a little Christmas Shopping. The culmination of the day was the parade and the tree lighting. The lack ... Full Story

Editorial: Honoring Our Rights, 218 Years Later

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Next Monday, Dec. 15, 2008, marks the 218th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. Few documents have had such a tremendous impact on the protections and freedoms afforded to our country’s citizens. Perhaps even more remarkable when you consider a motion to include the Bill of Rights in the Constitution was rejected at the original Constitutional Convention in 1787. As the first 10 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights were as ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: Dec. 11, 2008

Chamber Supports Package AI hope everyone has been keeping up with the plans from the Colorado Department of Transportation now under public consideration and comment. This could mean great things for the Berthoud area. Two transportation packages have been put before us. Larimer County residents would benefit from an extra $400 million in improvements to northern Interstate 25. Package “A” is definitely the most advantageous because it includes commuter rail that would run from Fort ... Full Story

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