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Saturday, July 30, 2016

‘Area News’ Archives

The Zweck-Lemmon Barn: A Labor of Love

Historic Barn Series By Jenny Anderson Berthoud Recorder The Little Thompson Valley Zweck-Lemmon farm has a long history of hardship and neglect, ending in a half-century of love. William K. Staggs purchased 160 acres in the Little Thompson Valley from the federal government in February 1870. This was the first of several parcels purchased by George Zweck, who farmed and raised livestock on the farm. He likely built the granary remaining on the property. Dreams of Gold George Zweck came with a ... Full Story

The Geek Attack: Where's the Love for Colorado?

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder How many times have you looked at your favorite band’s tour dates to find, lo and behold, Colorado is completely ignored? I’ve seen this happen with everything from concerts to comic conventions. Even something as silly as a tour of all the NFL training camps by ESPN reporter Chris Mortensen manages to pass us by. And that’s not to say that our precious Broncos are boring; we’ve had more excitement and drama than a rerun of “Dallas”. So why do we get ... Full Story

Police Beat: Aug. 13, 2009

Tuesday, Aug. 4 Police found a five-gallon propane tank in the 300 block of Victoria Avenue. The bottle was logged into the found property and is stored in the city garage. Berthoud Police received a call from the Larimer County Sheriff’s office about two males on the Burlington Northern train. The train stopped in Berthoud and the police removed the two from the train. A water department employee notified police that longhorn cattle were on the roadway at County Road 17 at County Road 10E. ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Aug. 13, 2009

Monday, Aug. 3 BFPD responded to an accident near Hwy 287 and Highway 60 involving three vehicles. Two vehicles sustained heavy damage and extrication was needed. Three patients were transported. Tuesday, Aug. 4 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 250. There was minor damage and no one was injured. Wednesday, Aug. 5 BFPD responded to a dive rescue call at Carter Lake at the north marina. Berthoud Fire crew assisted with the care of a patient who was ... Full Story

New Tennis Courts a Go After School Board Approval

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder Girls tennis season is still six months away, but Berthoud just scored its first, and maybe biggest, victory yet. The Thompson R2-J School Board voted Aug. 5 for the construction of new tennis courts — six in all — to be placed adjacent to the recently added-on auxiliary gym and classrooms. It’s too early to tell how long the project will take, according to Berthoud High Athletic Director Mark Avery, but girls tennis coach Dave Mathiesen said Friday that ... Full Story

Perky Pansies for the Garden

By Margaret Wolf CSU Extension Master Gardener Pansies are often planted in late fall and early spring. Planting pansies in the fall helps them develop vigorous root systems during the winter, producing more blooms in spring. Pansies are winter hardy in zones 4-8. If there is a severe freeze, there is a risk of losing the plants, but they can survive light freezes and short periods of snow cover. In areas with prolonged snow cover, pansies survive best with a covering of dry winter mulch. ... Full Story

Youth 411: Sabados a Champion in Life

By P.J. DiPentino Berthoud Recorder The mark of a champion is measured by his success. I recently witnessed a true champion that will be measured by the success of life. Twelve-year-old Alex Sabados, who races for the Berthoud BMX race team Rocky Mountain Racing, spent a weekend in Utah not too long ago racing at an American Bicycle Association national BMX event. (more…)

A Sister's Promise: Berthoud Woman Seeks Answer

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder On Monday, July 7, 2008, longtime Berthoud resident Corby Haworth was transported by ambulance to Longmont United Hospital’s emergency room after complaining of a severe headache and difficulty breathing. By the time the ambulance reached the hospital, Haworth was already unconscious. Shortly after her arrival, the 52-year-old Haworth died as the result of what would later be determined as subdural and subarrachnoid hemmorhages. (more…)

Tinney Fundraiser Aug. 15

Saturday, Aug. 15 — Fundraiser for Ian Tinney: Street Dance, 4 to 8 p.m. A street dance will be held on Massachusetts Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets in an ongoing effort to help and support the Ian Tinney Family. Tinney, a long-time Berthoud businessman, suffered a stroke in early May. He is currently rehabilitating at the Berthoud Living Center. This family-friendly event will raise money to help Ian and his family. There will be a live country band, as well as food, drinks, and ... Full Story

4-H'ers at Their Best

By Gerri Roberts Berthoud Recorder Where can you see economical and unique clothes? Now, at the Larimer County Fair! The economical and uniqueness part is why Katie Kouns does sewing projects in 4-H. Fifteen-year-old Katie Kouns made a dress, a skirt and a little dressy jacket for her 4-H projects, and these are currently exhibited at the Larimer County Fair. Who wouldn’t want to make their own clothes that show their individuality, and follow the latest fashion? This is Katie’s fifth year ... Full Story

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