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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

Governor declares disaster emergency for Crystal Fire

              DENVER ­— Monday, April 4, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper issued a disaster emergency declaration today for the Crystal Fire in Larimer County. This declaration will authorize $1.7 million in state aid to help pay firefighting costs. Additionally, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs. Hickenlooper signed the Executive Order ... Full Story

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

Fire at Pioneer Sand and Gravel

The Crystal Fire may be larger, but there was some excitement in Berthoud on Saturday afternoon as firefighters responded to a fire Pioneer Sand Company. David and Julie Dowen of Mead happened to be on had to takes some photos. According to Ms. Dowen, the desk clerk told her that a customer had come into the office and said, "Hey, your mulch is on fire." The call went out to Berthoud Fire who responded to cool things off. Note: You can still get mulch if you need it as it can be delivered from ... Full Story

Rockies Snake-Bitten on Opening Day

Colorado Falls to Arizona 7-6 in 11 Innings By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer There was some good, more bad and an awful lot of ugly at Coors Field on Friday afternoon. The Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks played a game that, aside from the Chamber of Commerce weather, was utterly forgettable. Less forgettable for the D-Backs, however, as they walked away from the eleven inning, four-hour-and-four-minute affair with a 7-6 victory. Ubaldo Jimenez, the Rockies pitching ace, looked more like a ... Full Story

“Near Earth Objects” at the LTO

“Near Earth Objects” at the LTO

Friday, April 15, 2011  7 – 11 PM Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on the website www.starkids.org).   The guest speaker is Bob Arentz from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp and the title of his talk will be “Searching for Near-Earth Objects (NEOs)”. The inner solar system is home to the planet we care about the most, and also to something like a million other ... Full Story

Derek Gwin completes basic training

Derek Gwin completes basic training

    Derek Gwin, a 2010 graduate of Berthoud High School recently graduated from Air Force basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Airman Gwin completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College ... Full Story

McWhinney accepting contractor qualifications for

RFQ deadline is 4 p.m. April 13 for Cloverleaf Kennel Club deconstruction; green demolition practices emphasized LOVELAND, CO — March 23, 2011— McWhinney is accepting request for qualification summaries from contractors until 4 p.m. April 13 for the green deconstruction/demolition of the abandoned Cloverleaf Kennel Club near the intersection of I-25 and Highway 34 in Loveland, Colorado. This is a request for qualification, not a request for proposal. Requests for proposals/bids will be ... Full Story

Boy Scout Plans to build Public Bench

Boy Scout Plans to build Public Bench

By Thomas N. Kevin Yannutz, after just three years as a Boy Scout, is working on becoming an Eagle Scout. To earn the rank of Eagle Scout requires a minimum of 21 merit badges and the planning, managing, and directing of an extensive community project. Yannutz came up with the idea for his project after he noticed several parents waiting for their children near the Berthoud Pool and having no place to sit. He has chosen is to build a public bench on the site. Kevin plans to use green materials ... Full Story

Tragedy in Berthoud

Slightly less that a year after the death of Alex Sabados, Turner Middle School students face yet another tragedy. The Sheriffs Department said that they were called to rural Berthoud on Friday morning to the scene of an unattended death. In a letter sent to parents, Principal Bill Siebers had this to say, Dear TMS Parents/Guardians It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that one of our Turner Students, Nicole Bauer,  passed away this morning. We realize that students will be affected by ... Full Story

Berthoud High Basketball Teams Honored

Boys and Girls Teams Commemorate 2010-11 Seasons By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer With the 2010-11 seasons in the books, the boys and girls basketball teams gathered at Berthoud High on Wednesday evening to commemorate their seasons. The boys team finished the season 7-15 overall but despite the disappointing season record, Spartan Head Basketball Coach Pete Scheck had nothing but positive things to say about his team. Scheck remarked that Berthoud possessed “the intangibles of a great team,” ... Full Story

Sam Schleiger gets “Teacher Tuesday” award

Sam Schleiger gets “Teacher Tuesday” award

Sam Schleiger, a 2003 graduate of Berthoud High School is now a teacher in nearby Milliken. Schleiger was recently honored by country radio station K99 for the "Teacher Tuesday Award". Brian Gary and Susan Moore from K99 came to Milliken Elementary School where Sam teaches 5th grade and surprised him with the award during an all-school assembly. Mr. Schleiger was nominated for the award by a student in his class who noticed the many ways in which his teacher goes above and beyond in order to ... Full Story

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