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Sunday, September 21, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

New Friends

Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder   There are some challenges and peculiarities to moving back to your wife’s hometown, especially when her family has been here for over 140 years. I quickly realized that she can trump me hard on recognizing places and people.   For the first six months after we moved into the new house it was a regular experience to go out -- anywhere, anytime -- and she would talk to, or at least point out, three people she recognized. Some were her school friends, ... Full Story

The Pope File

NAME: Kenneth “Bud” Pope AGE: 52 RESIDES: Boulder: Previously lived in Berthoud for the past four years before relocating for work-related reasons about a month ago. FAMILY: Divorced; two daughters, Sarah, 22, and Becky, 19  COLLEGE: Graduate of University of Colorado-Boulder, Class of 1978, with a degree in Business EMPLOYMENT: President of Spatial Energy in Boulder NOTEWORTHY: Pope has run 17 marathons, including Boston, New York City and Florence, Italy. His best time is 3 hours, ... Full Story

Former Berthoud Resident Always on the Run

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder For Kenneth Pope, running used to be just a break in the day. As a college student at the University of Colorado in the late 1970s, he used running as a way to take a break in the day, not to mention to stay in shape. He would jog for 30 or 60 minutes. But approximately five years ago, the former Berthoud resident took his daily exercising a step further. He decided he wanted to qualify for the Boston Marathon. “At the age of 47, 48, I started picking up ... Full Story

Keep Cozy and Save Money

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Winter is finally here, furnaces roar to life on these chilly mornings, and, with escalating utility bills in mind, parents all over town are telling shivering, complaining children to “put on a sweater.” As I write, a toasty fire in our (EPA rated, clean-burning) wood stove is blazing cheerily with our fat cat and two dogs spread on the hearth in a furry, contented heap. Before we installed the stove in our drafty, un-insulated, built-in-1883, home ... Full Story

Local Author on 'Wild' Ride to Success

By Lizzy Scully Berthoud Recorder This November, Publishers Weekly named Sandi Ault’s book, “Wild Inferno,” as one of nine of its best books of the year. A resident of Pinewood Springs, Colo., Ault has written two novels in her WILD mystery series and has a third coming out February 2008. After being severely injured in an automobile accident, Ault’s life changed drastically. However, the difficult recovery period opened up a new and exciting chapter of her life. A journalist and ... Full Story

Simon, Chester to Wed

Mark and Cathy Simon of Berthoud are please to announce the engagement of their daughter Megan to Patrick Chester, both of Phillipsburg, Kan. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Berthoud High School and attended Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyo., studying Equine Training/Business Management. She is currently employed in the billing department at Coomes Trucking, in Phillipsburg. The groom-to-be is the son of Rick and Robin Chester of Phillipsburg, Kan. He is a 2005 graduate ... Full Story

BHS Seniors Cherish Big Opportunity

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder DENVER –– Being on a team that makes it to the state tournament is a pretty invigorating experience. Berthoud’s five senior volleyball players know just what it’s like, and some of them were fortunate to experience it twice. Last year, the team went 0-3 in pool play. But this year, the Spartans went 2-1 and competed in a tiebreaker game against Lewis-Palmer for a chance at the semifinals. Even though they lost that match, for seniors such as Kelley ... Full Story

VOLLEYBALL OH-SO-CLOSE: Spartans Show Grit in Bitter

By Taylor Lee and Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder DENVER –– As the Berthoud volleyball team headed to the 4A state tournament last weekend at the Denver Coliseum, many wondered if the same result that befell the Spartans last year would happen again. Last year, the team went 0-3 in pool play, putting a damper on a highly successful season. But Berthoud wasn’t about to let that happen a second year in a row. The Spartans went 2-1 during pool play this go-around, winning their first two ... Full Story

Cey, Eagles Continue Winning Ways vs. Rush

Berthoud Recorder   LOVELAND -- Morgan Cey stopped 28 of 29 shots and Colorado’s penalty-killing squad held Rapid City in check as the Eagles scored a 3-1 victory Saturday night at the Budweiser Events Center.   The win was the third of the season over the visiting Rush -- all at home -- and improved Colorado’s record to 9-1 this season.   Rapid City scored the game’s first goal when Chris Lipsett deflected a Jamie VanderVeeken shot into the net, but Colorado rallied with ... Full Story

Playoff Seeding Road is Weird, Winding

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Remember a couple of weeks ago when I wrote about how the seeding would be determined in the 3A state football playoffs? How Berthoud, despite finishing third in the Tri-Valley Conference, was going to play on the road no matter what in the first round? How Berthoud, despite being highly ranked most of the season, might be headed for a first-round trip to Palisade, some four hours away? How Berthoud, because of the way the Colorado High School Activities ... Full Story

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