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Monday, July 28, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Deputies receive commendations for work with young

Deputies receive commendations for work with young burglary victim

    October 19, 2011   Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith today awarded a Sheriff's Commendation to Deputy Ted Wilson and Deputy Justin Atwood for "bringing credit to themselves, their squads and the Larimer County Sheriff's Office " for the compassion they demonstrated to a six-year-old burglary victim earlier this year. Every once in a while a case comes along that touches the hearts of Larimer County Sheriff's deputies.  One such case involved  a shy but ... Full Story

Credit Card Fraud Increasing in Larimer County

Credit Card Fraud Increasing in Larimer County

        October 18, 2011 The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has experienced an increase in the number of reports of credit card fraud recently.  It is not yet clear what is causing this increase but a formal investigation is underway. The Sheriff reminds citizens to be cautious when sharing personal information, especially when responding to emails or text messages.  Banks and financial institutions usually will not request your personal information ... Full Story

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for

Colorado Psychiatric Bed Shortage is Burden for Larimer County Jail

        A severe shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Colorado is putting a large burden on county jail facilities. When mentally ill inmates commit crimes, the issue of competency may be raised. The process of determining competency can take six months or longer. If the individual is deemed incompetent, the wait list for treatment at the hospital to provide restoration of competency can be longer. Someone with significant mental health concerns could be ... Full Story

Eighth grade information nights

  Each Thompson School District high school offers one or more specialized programs designed to enrich the educational experience for students.  If you would like to learn more about these educational programs, please attend any of the following evening opportunities.  You will see informational presentations and have an opportunity to ask questions about each program. Berthoud High School, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Pre-Advanced Placement, Advanced Placement, Project Lead the ... Full Story

Volleyball club tryouts

Volleyball club tryouts

    Vollitude Volleyball Club, LLC is a new volleyball club located in the Northern Colorado area. They are forming two girls teams for the 2012 club season - one at 17's and one at 12's. They hope to grow the club and have additional teams in the future. The 12's team is full and the tryouts for the Vollitude 17 & Under Club Team for 2011-2012 will be held on Monday, November 14 at 5:30 p.m. The tryouts will be in the gymnasium of the Calvary Church, 21st and Gay ... Full Story

Teen drivers 50 percent more likely to crash in first

Teen drivers 50 percent more likely to crash in first month of unsupervised driving

            Denver, October 14 – According to a new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, teen drivers are 50 percent more likely to crash in the first month of driving on their own than they are after a full year of experience. It takes teen drivers two years of experience to cut their accident rate in half. Analyzing the crashes of new drivers, researchers found that three common mistakes–failure to reduce speed, ... Full Story

Public schools vs charter schools

Public schools vs charter schools

  There has been much attention lavished on the subject of charter schools recently. The proposal of the Red Rock Academy in Berthoud has brought out a lot of emotion and rhetoric by those for and those against the charter school Much has been written about charter schools in the United States and those articles may help shed some light on charter schools in general. One of the most important questions is whether charter schools are superior to public schools. The answer seems ... Full Story

Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school

Reporter-Herald Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school Most speakers at forum oppose Red Rock Academy By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/13/2011 11:48:17 PM MDT   BERTHOUD -- At the bidding of Berthoud resident Christine Torres, the majority of the 300 people attending a charter school community forum Thursday night held up paper signs stating "NO!" in block letters.They yelled, clapped and cheered when Torres gave up 30 seconds of her two ... Full Story

Injury Accident Closes Highway 66

Injury Accident Closes Highway 66

  Weld County, CO – A two-vehicle accident shut down both lanes of Colorado State Highway 66 tonight (October 13) for a short time while crews responded. Two engines and an ambulance from Mountain View Fire Rescue (MVFR) responded, along with two Weld County Deputies, a Longmont Paramedics/American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance, and another ambulance from AMR. Both the MVFR ambulance and the Longmont Paramedic/AMR ambulance each transported one patient non-emergent to a local ... Full Story

Class ring found at high school

Class ring found at high school

  A  30++  year old class ring has been found at Berthoud High School. Call 970-613-7701  to identify and claim it.

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