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Sunday, December 21, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

'Shop of Horrors' Draws Rave Reviews

The Berthoud High School musical, “The Little Shop of Horrors” was a tremendous success with over 800 people attending the four performances. Cast members’ stellar performances kept audiences laughing and applauding throughout the show and the musical abilities of the young people were remarkable. The final number, “Don’t Feed the Plant,” surprised and thrilled the audience as the entire cast took to the stage and the auditorium floor dressed as zombies, mummies and ghouls ... Full Story

Open House Draws Weekend Crowd

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder A little more than 30 years after first opening their doors, Berthoud Animal Hospital at 115 Turner Ave. held an open house this past weekend in celebration of a recently completed new addition and remodel.          Despite overcast skies, visitors began arriving shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1 for the event which featured a barbeque cookout with hot dogs and bratwursts, door prizes, inter-active displays ... Full Story

Success is All in the Attitude

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder The question read, “How have you adjusted your business plan to address the downturn in the economy?” Those gathered at the recent Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon shared their strategies and thoughts on surviving these difficult times during the roundtable discussions. With his usual bold demeanor, construction equipment sales rep Peter Bridgman declared, “I refuse to participate in the recession.” “I might have to work a little harder, ... Full Story

Shirazis Celebrate 5 Years at Wine and Spirits Shop

Berthoud Wine and Spirits partners Jay Shirazi and his son Rob are celebrating five years of ownership in the business that began more than 58 years ago on Mountain Avenue.  The present store looks very different from the liquor store that Roy Jones opened in 1950. Since acquiring it, the Shirazis have created a major addition to accommodate the large selection of wines they offer.  A brick archway in the shop serves as the entrance to the wine department where many varieties are kept ... Full Story

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