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Monday, December 22, 2014

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Wrestlers Reload for Run at State

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder After a quick glance around the wrestling room at Berthoud High School, one will notice that somebody’s missing. That someone would be Nic Ludwig, last year’s state champion at 130 pounds. Ludwig has graduated and moved on to the collegiate ranks at Mesa State. But don’t worry, the cupboards are hardly bare. Far from it. A year after Berthoud qualified seven wrestlers for the 4A state tournament, the Spartans bring five of those wrestlers back, including ... Full Story

Eagles Notebook: Eagles Feel Rush Against Newcomer

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND -- The addition of the Rapid City Rush to the Central Hockey League this season should be a good thing for the South Dakota city now that the team has played its first home game after 14 straight road games to start the season. But as it turns out, the addition of the Rush hasn’t been too shabby for the Colorado Eagles either. The teams meet 12 times this season -- the first five of those games were played at the Budweiser Events Center. So far, the ... Full Story

Fit and Fun: Staying Warm and in Shape

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder You might be the skiing or snowboarding type. Perhaps you love the sight of falling snow and the brisk chill of winter days. Or maybe not. The fact is, native Coloradoan or not, you might not be a big fan of winter; many of us yearn for the warm spring and summer days. If you are one of these folks, you might struggle to find good ways to stay in shape during the colder months. If you do not belong to a gym, or if you do and you wake up one morning to discover ... Full Story

"A Child's Christmas in Wales" Will

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder As part of the Colorado Shakespeare Festival’s family holiday tradition, Director Philip Sneed and the Foothills Theatre Company have brought an adaptation of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” to the University of Colorado’s University Theatre stage. "Unfortunately, Shakespeare did not leave us with a Christmas play," Sneed wrote in the editorial for the playbill. So, the company chose to start its new winter programming in 2007 with a ... Full Story

Price of Admission: "Four Christmases"

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder Starring: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Mary Steenburgen and Sissy Spacek. Director: Seth Gordon Screenwriters: Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas, Matt Allen, Scott Moore Producers: Gary Barber, Jonathan Glickman, Roger Birnbaum MPAA Rating: PG-13. 1.5 out of 5 Stars Reese Witherspoon (playing Kate) and Vince Vaughn (playing Brad) lead this only slightly enjoyable, star-packed holiday film about a self-absorbed couple that has spent the past ... Full Story

White Christmas

“White Christmas” has started with a bang and looks to become one of Carousel Dinner Theatre’s biggest holiday shows ever. Saturday, Dec. 6, 12 p.m: 65 percent full Saturday, Dec. 6, 6 p.m: 70 percent full Thursday, Dec. 18, 6 p.m: 75 percent full Sunday, Dec. 21, 6 p.m: 55 percent full New shows just added: Tuesday Dec. 16 at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m.   For more information and to make reservations, go online to or call (970) ... Full Story

Holiday Classic "Oliver!" Comes to Lincoln

In keeping with the holiday spirit, the Lincoln Center is bringing “Oliver!” to the stage this month. Loosely based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist,” it is a well-loved musical about an orphaned boy who is much abused. It includes memorable songs such as: “Food, Glorious Food,” “Where is Love,” and “Consider Yourself At Home.” The story opens with Oliver being kicked out of the workhouse where he lives with other orphaned boys simply because he asked for more ... Full Story

Ekart, Berthoud Girls Cruise in Season Opener

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Amy Ekart scored a game-high 23 points, including four 3-pointers, as the Berthoud’s girls’ basketball team opened its 2008-09 season with a 60-42 home win over Greeley West. (more…)

Shields' Buzzer-Beating 3-pointer Lifts Berthoud

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder GREELEY -- Jeff Shields hit a 3-pointer with 1 second left in overtime as Berthoud’s boys’ basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a 51-49 victory over host Greeley Central on Tuesday night. The win marked the first time since Feb. 28, 2003 -- a stretch of eight games -- that the Spartans have beaten Greeley Central. It also matched Berthoud’s win total from a season ago when the Spartans went 1-22. “It’s a huge win. We already tied as ... Full Story

Berthoud Family Thanksgiving

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday that has been celebrated in one form or another for 400 years. This tradition harkens to the colonists of the Plymouth Plantation who held a feast, after their first successful harvest. Wampanoag Indian chiefs Massasoit, Squanto and Samoset and 90 of their men attended the celebration. Over the generations a template of Thanksgiving tradition has been created, which, with a little variation here and there, can be ... Full Story

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