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Monday, December 22, 2014

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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

League Marks Bill of Rights Day

The League of Women Voters of Larimer County announced that Dec. 15 is Bill of Rights Day, marking the 218th anniversary of the signing of the Bill of Rights. “We want to celebrate the Bill of Rights, a living reminder of our fundamental civil and human rights such as the freedom of speech, press, assembly, and religion; protections against unreasonable searches; and the right to counsel and a jury trial,” announced Mary G. Wilson, President of the League of Women Voters of the United ... Full Story

McCarty-Fickel Home Hosts Christmas Celebration

On Dec. 19, the McCarty-Fickel Home will be hosting An Old-Fashioned Berthoud Christmas at 6 p.m. Families are invited to join costumed volunteers for an evening of hands-on Christmas activities from the era of the home.  Included will be an old-fashioned Christmas sing-a-long, cookie decorating, vintage Christmas ornament making, and other activities and customs from the early 1900's.  At 7:30 p.m., refreshments will be served around the Christmas tree during a reading of "'Twas the ... Full Story

Neighbor to Neighbor Offers Home Buyer Education

Fort Collins – Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), a Fort Collins/Loveland non-profit that helps families achieve homeownership, offers monthly certified home buyer education courses to meet the growing demand for consumer education – providing smart advice for home buyers before they purchase a home. Last year alone, over 300 homebuyers attended the courses. Register now for the December classes. This class meets the certificate requirements for CHFA, City of Fort Collins and Larimer County down ... Full Story

Down Payment Funds Available to Low-Income Home Buyers

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Berthoud residents with income 80 percent or below the area median may be eligible for a low interest loan to help buy a home. The Larimer Home Ownership Program has received $738,000 from the Colorado Division of Housing to assist people with down payments and closing costs. For example, a family of four whose total annual income is $60,000 or less may borrow up to $10,000 at a two percent interest rate for 10 years through the program administered by the ... Full Story

Pickerts Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

Everdina (Diny) Geerken and William Bradley (Brad) Pickert, Sr. were married Dec. 13, 1958, at the First Congregational Church in Newark Valley, New York. Brad and Diny were high school sweethearts and operated a dairy farm in Berkshire, New York for 30 years. They moved their family and 183 cows to Berthoud in January of 1981. They are still operating Pickert Dairy LLC in partnership with their two sons – Brad, Jr. and Scott. Diny and Brad were instrumental along with the Booster Club, in ... Full Story

Police Beat: Dec. 11, 2008

Monday, Dec. 1 The Berthoud Parks and Recreation Department reported someone tried to break into the soft drink machines at the facility and the intruders also damaged the fence. Aspen Leaf Kitchens reported someone stole the motor from their dust collector. At 1:15 p.m. a Loveland driver ran into a delivery truck at the NAPA Auto Parts store. At 2:30 p.m. dispatch received a call from a resident in the 100 block of Mountain Ave. saying that a vehicle had caused damage to her porch. After ... Full Story

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