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Saturday, July 26, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Mountain Lions at Home in Colorado

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder An old poster titled “Daydreams” features a housecat dreaming of all the big cats in the wild—possibly its ancestors from centuries ago. The average housecat, while in many ways sharing characteristics of its larger relatives, is a pet and has adapted to human attention and household living. Mountain lions face a different type of adaptation. As one of the top predators in the country, they are definitely not pets. With the increased number of ... Full Story

“Role Models” Truly Funny

By Megan Reece Director: David Wain Producers: Luke Greenfield, Dan Kolsrud, Mary Parent, Matthew Seigel, William Sherak, Jason Shuman, Scott Stuber Writer: Paul Rudd, David Wain, Ken Marino, Timothy Dowling, W. Blake Herron Starring: Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Bobb’e Thompson, Elizabeth Banks, Jane Lynch Runtime: 1:39 Rated: R for some nudity, crude language and situations 3 and a half out of 5 stars   “Role Models” follows the somewhat formulaic plot ... Full Story

Dear Margaret: Finding Energy to Care for Elders

Dear Margaret I currently provide care to my Mother who is 94, but lately it seems I have no energy to do anything.  How can I continue to care for her when I can barely take care of myself? Signed, Desperate for Rest   Dear Desperate for Rest, It can be extremely difficult to take care of yourself and overwhelming while caring for an older adult. Care giving can be physically demanding and emotionally draining. Not only do you need to meet their needs 24/7 but you have household ... Full Story

The Vote by the Numbers

In past years, local newspapers such as the Berthoud Recorder have been able to report the numbers of voters and how the community voted on particular issues and candidates. Precinct voting made sure ballots cast in Berthoud were Berthoud votes. But things are not that simple this year. Thad Pawlikowski, data analyst with Larimer County Clerk and Recorder Elections Office explained that of the three voting methods - Election Day in-person at vote centers, mail-in, and early voting – each ... Full Story

Early Voter or Right on Time?

By Megan Reece Berthoud Recorder Nov. 4 was Election Day. Some readers may need this reminder because, with the high number of voters using early voting and mail-in ballots, many did not have to visit their polling places this year. From the look of the Wayside Inn at lunchtime on Tuesday though, it appeared that many Berthoud residents still came out to vote the old-fashioned way, in a curtained booth with pen and paper. "I find it a little bit patriotic," said Paul Jones. The experience of ... Full Story

Check This Out: Library District Gets Funding

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder After a year of meeting deadlines and maneuvering through a maze of requirements to get a funding measure on this year’s ballot, the Berthoud Community Library District reached its goal. Ballot judges counted and double-checked the tally for over 15 hours, with a confirmation of 2,088 votes for and 1.442 votes against coming Wednesday morning at 7 a.m. Library Director Sara Wright said she was “so relieved,” and that the counting process was ... Full Story

BHS Senior Sterck Headed to Navy After Graduation

BHS senior Spencer Sterck enlisted in the U.S. Navy in the construction division and will be heading to boot camp upon graduation this spring. (more…)

Political Dialogue, Education vs. Political

As educators, we recognize the importance of this historic “teachable moment” in time that a political campaign season brings, and often use it as a tool to educate our students on the importance of our democracy and their future participation as citizens. And as members of a publicly funded organization, each of our staff members is expected to follow general guidelines as to the boundaries that exist between appropriately educating students on issues of a political nature, and actually ... Full Story

Afterschool Endeavors Thrive at Five Stones

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder David Lawson has been in youth recreation for several years, and his latest challenge is to continue to build programs for the Berthoud community. Lawson is the youth pastor for Grace Place, and this fall Five Stones Youth Center has quietly been building momentum for their afterschool opportunities. “It’s a place for kids to come hang out and do a variety of things – homework, get tutoring or play video games.” Lawson said of the afterschool program. ... Full Story

BHS Band Boosters Seek Support

The BHS boosters are asking for support from businesses and individuals. Currently the Spartan Band is under-funded and unable to purchase band equipment or uniforms for students. Funding has largely been left to parent boosters who have had to raise money to pay for band trips (such as the recent trip to state competition), marching drills and music for these kids. New uniform jackets are desperately needed as the band is currently using waiter jackets that have been criticized during ... Full Story

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