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Thursday, November 27, 2014

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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

CDOT Looking for a Few Good Comments

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The Colorado Department of Transportation is looking for comments from the public on the future of the Interstate 25 travel corridor. The department opened a 60-day public comment window earlier this month and will be accepting comments through Dec. 30. There are currently two options being considered as the best transportation solutions and the department would like to narrow that to one. Once a final option has been selected, CDOT will begin working an ... Full Story

All Aboard the Model Railroad Club

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A fun opportunity for those who enjoy trains of all shapes and sizes, from small models to the real McCoy, the Northern Colorado Model Railroad Club is chugging along at a good speed. Meeting at rotating locations to accommodate its large and diverse membership, the club has over 180 members who share their enthusiasm for the world of trains. This month the meeting was held in Loveland at the Pulliam Building on North Cleveland Ave. Next month’s meeting will ... Full Story

Star Struck at the Observatory

Four hundred years ago the universe expanded beyond our wildest imaginations. Tuscan physicist, mathematician and astronomer Galileo Galilei was one man against the tide, but what he observed through his telescope was direct evidence that the Sun, and not the Earth, was the center of planetary motion. In just the past few months, we had yet another universe-expanding experience with the first visual images of planets outside our own solar system. It’s a good time to be an astronomer, and ... Full Story

Here She Is . . .

Mrs. Ashlyn Bishop has been selected to represent Berthoud in the 2009 Mrs. Colorado state competition to be held May 16 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver. Bishop received her official Mrs. Berthoud sash by mail. The state competition is based on beauty, fitness and according to contest organizers, “their opinions on marriage, community and important issues of the day.” Bishop said, “I’m really excited and can’t wait to compete.” If you would like to help sponsor ... Full Story

Rare Alpaca Twins Continue to Thrive

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder They may not be household names, but Mijo and Mija are definitely celebrities, well at least in the world of alpaca breeders, that is. The cute, fuzzy alpaca babies are twins, a rarity in alpaca births where less than one in 3,000 births results in twins. Born on Sept. 6, 2008, the two-month-old twins are gaining weight and growing quickly. Slightly older sister Mija is now tipping the scales and 25 pounds, and little brother Mijo recently passed the 16-pound ... Full Story

Mat Machines

Above left: Berthoud's Kevin Carter (8 & Under) tries to work his way free from the underneath position in Saturday's meet at Academy School in Westminster. Above: Berthoud's Kolton Strait, left, prepares to face an Academy wrestler as Berthoud High School wrestler Brandon Wahlert officiates during a Nov. 15 meet hosted by the Berthoud Wrestling Club. Other teams competing in the meet were Longmont, Cheyenne and Brighton. Left: Berthoud's Gavin Ingalls (8 & Under) looks for a ... Full Story

View From the Sidelines : All the Things I'm

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder With tomorrow being Thanksgiving, what better time to give thanks for all of the things that I've been blessed with the past year. So, without further ado, let's get started. First and foremost, I'm thankful for my wonderful family. My wife, Jennifer, and our three children, Kodey, Brandon and Abigail. Without them and their support, wherever would I be. I'm thankful to be serving as sports editor at the Berthoud Recorder. I'm thankful for the opportunity to ... Full Story

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