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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

‘Area News’ Archives

Earthsky Tonight—May 10, Coming to know Corvus the

Earthsky Tonight—May 10, Coming to know Corvus the Crow

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science www.EarthSky.org One of my favorite constellations, little squarish Corvus the Crow, can be found in the south after sunset at this time of year. It is not far from the bright star Spica. You will recognize Corvus for being near this star and for its boxy shape. Corvus is small and compact, and so it is an easy constellation to pick out in the sky. In Greek mythology, Corvus was seen as the cupbearer to Apollo, god of the sun. In ancient Israel, ... Full Story

Obituary: Charles L. “Chuck” Pennell

Obituary: Charles L. “Chuck” Pennell

Charles L. "Chuck" Pennell (February 15, 1945 - May 4, 2010) Charles “Chuck” L. Pennell of Loveland died peacefully at his home on May 4, 2010 surrounded by his family. Chuck was born on February 15, 1945 in Durango, Colorado as the youngest child of Lee and Bessie Pennell. Chuck grew up on the family farm in Ignacio, Colorado. He attended Ignacio High School where he played on Colorado state finalist basketball and football teams and was active in various clubs and activities. He was ... Full Story

Students appreciate teachers too

Students appreciate teachers too

May 3 to May 7 is Teacher Appreciation Week. The Thompson School District has several events that show teacher appreciation. Last week, the Thompson Education Association’s Crystal Apple Awards recognized some of the district’s outstanding teachers as nominated by their colleagues in the profession. This week, at the Board of Education meeting, students had the opportunity to name teachers they appreciated. Students were encouraged to write about a teacher and on Wednesday evening they had ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, April, 2010

Berthoud Police Beat, April, 2010

Thursday, April 1 April Fool’s day was relatively calm as police received two BOLO reports, made three assists and made one traffic stop. The traffic stop was at Seventh Street and Bunyan Avenue and the driver was give a verbal warning. Friday, April 2 A driver stopped by police at 3 a.m. was give a verbal warning. The 4 a.m. barking dog in the 500 block of Sixth Street resulted in a written warning for its owners. There are no suspects in the case of the slashed tires on a car parked at ... Full Story

When to Plant Your Vegetables

By: Kathy Roth Colorado State University Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Growing your own vegetables allows you to truly understand what “fresh” means. Even if you have a small garden area, or plant your veggies in containers (like I did on my apartment balcony back in the ‘80s), you can reap the rewards of homegrown produce. Growing vegetables in Colorado necessitates understanding that we have challenges—temperature swings, cold spring winds, a short growing season, ... Full Story

Berthoud BOT, Agenda May 4, 2010

BOARD OF TRUSTEES STUDY SESSION MAY 4, 2010 BOARD ROOM 7:00 P.M. 1. Volunteer Boards & Commissions Administrator Hart 90 minutes 1a. Tree Board 1b. Parks & Open Space 1c. Planning & Zoning Commission 1d. Berthoud Economic Development Committee (BERT)

Evening With the Arts on May 7

Evening With the Arts on May 7

The Berthoud High School gymnasium will be transformed into an art gallery on Friday, May 7. It is time for the annual Evening With the Arts, featuring visual and applied arts by students in grades 6 to 12. The Berthoud schools have some extremely talented artists and the Evening With the Arts gives them an opportunity to show off their work and gives the public the opportunity to see what  these students can do. The evening includes audio art as well, with the B H S Choir Concert in the ... Full Story

An apple for the teacher

An apple for the teacher

The Thompson Education Association (TEA) gathered at Loveland’s Chilson Center on Friday afternoon for the ninth annual Crystal Apple Awards. This year 16 teachers were nominated by their peers for their teaching excellence. The awards are given by the TEA with financial assistance from Goodwin Financial and Horace Mann insurance. The insurance company also provides the crystal apples. During a social hour before the presentations, the group enjoyed a buffet dinner and listened to the music ... Full Story

Berthoud and Loveland Teams Compete at VEX World

Berthoud and Loveland Teams Compete at VEX World Championship in Dallas

Dallas, Texas (Action Works) April 25, 2010 – Colorado was well represented and had its best ever results at the 2010 VEX World Championships held in Dallas, Texas April 22 - 24. Three of the four teams were Berthoud and Loveland area teams, representing Berthoud High School (2 teams) and Bill Reed Middle School. The fourth team was representing Faith Christian Academy (the FUSE) from Arvada. All teams performed better than prior years and impressively all the teams placed in the top ... Full Story

Thompson School District names two new administrators

Bashor named principal of Big Thompson Elementary Kellie Bashor, who has worked in administration as technology integration coordinator for Thompson School District since 2007, has been named principal of Big Thompson Elementary School pending Board of Education approval on May 5. She replaces Kendrick White, who was recently named principal of Van Buren Elementary School. Her responsibilities will be shared between being principal at Big Thompson and continuing as the lead in project ... Full Story

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