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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

Steps Past Stress

By Scott Crossen Berthoud Recorder The elections are over (a huge collective sigh of relief is heard across the country) and now our attention turns to dealing with the more pressing concerns in our lives. Since my last related article appeared (Taking on Turbulent Times), in the Oct. 16 issue of the Recorder, I’ve been encouraged by several readers to write more on specific techniques for relieving stress. Given the on-going state of affairs in our world and lives, the need arises for ... Full Story

Another Exciting Week in Berthoud

By Gary Wamsley I am so happy we are finally back on standard time. The chickens are happy about it too since I am not going out to feed them while it is still dark and disturbing their sleep in the process. Being sensible creatures and not having a clock to look at, they take advantage of the hours of darkness to rest. It seems like a good idea to me. We had a busy week, spending Halloween night at the Berthoud High School play. A great show as usual. On Saturday, Shar and I attended a ... Full Story

Lundberg Report — Nov. 6, 2008

By Rep. Kevin Lundberg To look at the national and statewide races, it appears that the people have taken a hard left turn. That will certainly be the case when the U.S. Congress and the Colorado Legislature convene. However, a closer look at what the people have said through Tuesday’s vote reveals a very different picture. Here in Colorado, almost all of the statewide tax increases were rejected and most other major policy changes also went down. I see an electorate that, to borrow a phrase ... Full Story

Editorial — Native America: Beyond Feathers and

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder November is Native American Awareness Month, and a good opportunity to look at how Native cultures are portrayed in the media. Throughout the month, both Colorado State University and the University of Colorado will host events and shows that look at a very wide range of cultures, from traditional healers in New Mexico to Inuit art. Thanksgiving is coming as well, but out of all this what will the media cover? It has been my experience through the years that ... Full Story

Election Results

The following are the election results for U.S. Senate, Congress, State House, County Commissioners, Amendments and Ballot Initiatives of special interest to the resident of the Berthoud area. U.S. SENATE             Total Votes                  151,037           Mark Udall ... Full Story

Political All-Stars Join in Final Rally for Obama

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Gathered around a table at the Wayside Inn on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2 were former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle, former Governor Roy Romer, Congressman John Salazar and Federico Pena, former Denver mayor and U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The political notables were united in one immediate goal: the election of presidential candidate Barak Obama. The group was stopping for lunch in Berthoud while spending the day in a final-hour effort to help their candidate ... Full Story

Fire Beat — Nov. 6, 2008

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for Oct 27 – Nov. 2 Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call on Caballero St. The patient was complaining of back pain and was transported.   Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Alpine Sky. The patient was transported.   Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 BFPD responded to a medical call on Weld County Road 8. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to Bimson Ave. for an unconscious person. CPR was ... Full Story

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