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Monday, December 22, 2014

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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

“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

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