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Sunday, November 23, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

First Medallion Set in Place

A creative addition to the downtown streetscape project, the first medallion is now in place at the intersection of Mountain Avenue and Second Street. One of 14 medallions to be placed in the bulb-outs along the street, they will be surrounded by colored concrete when work is completed on them. The medallion design created by artist Rafe Ropek was inspired by former Berthoud blacksmith A.G. Bimson whose building is now used as the Little Thompson Valley Museum. Soon, 25 new light poles with ... Full Story

BPD's Berthoud Helping Berthoud Program Seeks

The first annual Berthoud Police Department Holiday Basket Program begins this week. The BPD will be collecting food and toys through the second week of December to distribute to families in need in the 80513 ZIP code on Dec. 20. To submit names of families or individuals to receive baskets, please include name, address, number in household, and ages and gender of children. Forms are available at the police department, 328 Massachusetts Ave., or send an e-mail with the relevant information to ... Full Story

International Visitors Learn about Library Election

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder International visitors had an opportunity to learn about the special library district election during a visit to Berthoud on Monday, Nov. 3.   The group of women was participating in an Election Exchange Program offered through the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative.   Speaking through an interpreter, Berthoud Community Library District Director Sara Wright explained the process that would provide funding to operate the ... Full Story

Mountain Avenue Update: Grinch Hits Mountain Avenue

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder There’s a good chance that those associated with the Mountain Avenue Project will likely be receiving a lump of coal in their stockings this Christmas. At least they will from area business owners, that is. Shops along the Town’s main artery hoping for an end to construction before the holiday shopping season kicks off later this month received some unwelcome news last week. Unexpected delays on the irrigation line work between Third and Sixth streets, along ... Full Story

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