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Saturday, November 22, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

NCEDC Building Momentum

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder What is the regional economic outlook for 2009? Pretty bright according to the Northern Colorado Economic Development Corporation. Investor Development Director Eric Berglund, and Business Retention and Expansion Director Stacy Johnson gave a presentation outlining the purpose and accomplishments of the NCEDC at the Thursday, Nov. 20 Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon. They also presented results from local business surveys and provided their list of ... Full Story

1642 – What's Next: Thanksgiving and

As if our wide-open blue skies weren’t enough to confirm the beauty of this land (look in any direction other than south to exclude the “brown cloud”), the calendar has rolled around to show us the changing colors of fall. One of the many benefits of the ancestors’ land in the canyon is an abundance of breath-taking views this time of year.   This is when I find some pay-off for my chores and labor on the land. It is a privilege to scan the mountainsides and banks of the river ... Full Story

Guest Editorial: Aims Here to Help During Volatile

By Marsi Liddell The last quarter of 2008 created a volatile environment in politics, finances and business. Nonetheless it is imperative that you know, with confidence, that Aims Community College still offers stability during these shaky times. I want to highlight the recent successes and advances at your community college and to thank you for your enduring support. Let’s talk first about the financial aspect. Aims continues to provide a high quality education at an incredibly affordable ... Full Story

Around Town: Stars All Around Us

I have been getting out and around town a little more this past week. What a delight to watch the kindergartners perform over at Ivy Stockwell. I may have been the only non-parent/grandparent there, but the kids were delightful. I think there are some future show-choir candidates in that bunch. The teachers and volunteers did a great job. Then it was off to the library district board meeting. Everyone seems to be glad the mil levy was approved. The Town Board was very happy about it last week ... Full Story

Lundberg Report:

I have declared my intention to seek the nomination for the 15th senate seat being vacated by Sen. Johnson, following his successful election to the Larimer County Commission. The actual vacancy committee meeting will not be held for several more weeks, but I am already contacting the committee members (about 160 people), seeking their individual support. I am having good success, but I still have much to do. Some have asked me why I am seeking this appointment right after being re-elected to ... Full Story

Search is On for Mrs. Larimer County 2009

Emily Stark, the Colorado director for the Mrs. America Pageant system announced that the search is on for the new Mrs. Larimer County. Once selected, the community representative will then advance to compete in the Mrs. Colorado Pageant to be held on May 16, 2009 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, in downtown Denver. City and county titleholders will compete to win over $15,000 in prizes, one of which includes an all expenses paid trip to the nationally televised Mrs. America ... Full Story

Reed Bids Farewell to Berthoud

Last Wednesday was Charlene Reed's final day as Town clerk, and staff gathered to wish her well at a luncheon. Public Works Director Tony Huerta presented Reed with a humorous "trophy" as a token of appreciation. Reed has accepted a position as the Mead town clerk. She said, "It's been a pleasure working with the people in Berthoud. I've enjoyed it a 'Texas' whole bunch."

Celiac Disease: Under-Diagnosed but Prevalent in

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder How many people have heard of celiac disease? It’s off the radar, despite the fact that it’s one of the most common chronic health disorders in Western countries. In fact, one in 133 Americans have it (that’s close to two million people), but only one in 4,700 are diagnosed. Many doctors who have been in practice for more than ten years don’t realize the prevalence of this problem, and so are less likely to make the correct diagnosis. To complicate ... Full Story

Holiday Food Tips Available from CSU Extension

Thanksgiving is a special time for socializing and celebrating with family and friends. As the holiday season approaches, remember the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline as an available resource. While the local Extension office will be closed for the holiday on Thanksgiving Day, hours of operation for the hotline on Thanksgiving Day are 6 a.m. to noon local time. The toll-free number for the hearing impaired (TTY) is 1-800-256-7072. Listen to holiday food safety tips online at: ... Full Story

Living with Less: Smart Ways to Save

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder How do you spend your money? This may be the key question to figuring out how to manage your finances during these tough times. According to Kevin Ruebesam, a Berthoud resident and a senior financial consultant with Thrivent Financial For Lutherans (Thrivent also works with non-Lutherans), the easiest thing you can do to curb your spending is to create a budget tracking what you spend each month. “Reviewing or analyzing a credit card statement or check ... Full Story

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