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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

Sports Briefs — Nov. 13, 2008

Milliken Proves to be Too Much for Turner Berthoud Recorder Pedro Anderson scored a team-high eight points, but it wasn’t enough as Turner Middle School dropped a 43-31 decision at home to Milliken on Tuesday afternoon in eighth-grade varsity basketball action. John Feil and Axel Ayala added five points each. Feil, Ayala and Quinton Urchek each hit 3-pointers in the defeat. In eighth-grade junior varsity action, Milliken won 38-32. Turner’s seventh-grade varsity team lost 22-17 to Milliken ... Full Story

Shakespeare for the Hip Culture at OpenStage

“As You Like It” Adaptation by Judith Allen Director: Judith Allen Main Cast: Adam Beh (Orlando de Boys), Sydney Parks (Rosalind/Ganymede), Brenna A. Freestone (Celia/Aliena) L. Michael Scovel (Duke Frederick and various characters), Matthew G. Smith (Oliver de Boys), Kurt Brighton (Amiens, a musician) Where: Fort Collins Lincoln Center, 417 West Magnolia St., (970) 221-6735 When: Now through Nov. 29, Fridays and Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 ... Full Story

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

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