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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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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

Fire Beat: Nov. 27, 2008

Monday, Nov. 17, 2008 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Welch Ave. for a patient complaining of difficulty breathing and dizziness. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a citizen assist for a residence on Redwood Circle. There was concern of a possible chemical leak. Nothing was found. BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call on Longview Ave. for a patient having chest pains. The patient was transported. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call for a patient who was ... Full Story

Police Beat: Nov. 27, 2008

Monday, Nov.  17 The staff at the wastewater treatment plant reported damage to the gate, apparently the result of criminal mischief over the weekend. A Berthoud High School student was at school under the influence of alcohol and was arrested and charged with underage consumption of ethyl alcohol.   Tuesday, Nov.  18 Police found an abandoned motorcycle on Longview Ave. at approximately 10:30 p.m. The cycle was registered to an owner nearby on South Ninth St. No one responded to ... Full Story

Flipping the Switch: DTV on Its Way

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder There’s a pretty good chance you’ve heard at least something about the upcoming analog to digital switch for broadcast television stations. But what exactly is the switch, when will it happen and who will it affect? Why the Switch? In late 2005, Congress mandated all full-power television broadcast stations to stop broadcasting in analog format and begin broadcasting in digital format only. Although Congress had originally planned the transition for Dec. 31, ... Full Story

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