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Saturday, November 1, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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

Finance Committee Reexamines Proposed Utility Rate

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Members of the Town’s finance committee took another close look at the proposed two percent increase in utility rates at the Wednesday, Oct. 29 meeting. “I’m going to have to be convinced to raise rates at all,” said Trustee Jeff Hindman during the opening discussion. “The two percent increase is very minimal,” said Town Clerk Mary Cowdin who is working with Town Administrator Jim White on the 2009 budget. “It’s minimal to users, but not to the ... Full Story

BERT Continues to Define Future

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder The Berthoud Economic Resource Team continues to work on defining Berthoud’s economic future and its own role in that future. At a recent meeting, held at Town Hall on Monday, Nov. 3, the team spent much of the time considering “What do we want Berthoud to be?” BERT chair Becky Justice Hemmann noted that “every single economic development person that has come into Berthoud to talk to us has said that ‘Until you figure that out, you might as well not go ... Full Story

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

From Fire Chief Stephen Charles Tragically, about 600 children under the age of 20 each year die in home fires. Many of these tragedies could be avoided with working smoke alarms. Eighty percent of these deaths in the United States occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Berthoud Fire Protection District is participating in a national home fire safety campaign called Change Your Clock Change Your Battery. Sponsored by Energizer, our fire department, and the International Association of ... Full Story

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