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Friday, August 29, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

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.

Special Meeting on Charter School

Special Meeting on Charter School

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

    Colorado is on the brink of a hay crisis because both the cost and need for hay are rising. Hay prices are expected to skyrocket due to demand from neighboring states that are coping with below-average hay production in the midst of a serious drought. Local hay suppliers say that the state of Colorado will be out of hay by January. This is distressing news for horse owners, especially those who are currently struggling financially to feed their horses. The recent ... Full Story

How to roast and use pumpkins

How to roast and use pumpkins

 By Tawra Kellam Peter Piper Picked a Profoundly Plump Pumpkin -- Now what does he do with it? How to Roast a Pumpkin You can only do this with a fresh or freshly carved pumpkin! Do not use on a pumpkin that has been carved and sitting out for several days. To bake a fresh 6 to 7 pound pumpkin, halve the pumpkin crosswise and scoop out the seeds and strings. Place halves, hollow side down, in a large baking pan covered with aluminum foil and add a little water. Bake, uncovered, ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire calls for September

Berthoud Fire calls for September

  BFPD Incident Activity for September 6 - September 30   September 6 BFPD response was cancelled en route to a motor vehicle accident on I-25 MM 252. BFPD call was cancelled en route to a motor vehicle accident on I-25 MM 250. BFPD responded to a residential fire alarm at 4250 Malibu Drive. The resident was contacted and there was no emergency. September 7 BFPD responded to a Carbon Monoxide alarm at 2041 Burbank Street. No CO was detected and the monitor needed to be ... Full Story

Berthoud United Methodist Craft and Food Fair

Berthoud United Methodist Craft and Food Fair

  Ninth Street and Lake Avenue, Berthoud October 8, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.   One of Berthoud most anticipated events is coming this weekend. The United Methodist Women’s Craft and Food Fair is in its 36th year and is offering a new look with new vendors. The fair takes place in the church fellowship hall with lunch available from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. The fair is famous for its noodles and angle food cakes as well as the craft vendors. The church ... Full Story

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