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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

‘Area News’ Archives

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

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

The Healthy Gourmand: A New Twist on a Favorite

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder Whether at home or school, most youngsters and their mothers often rely on a simple favorite: the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It’s quick, simple and fairly nutritious. However, delicious and even healthier alternatives exist in the form of other butters like sunflower and almond. And you don’t have to go to a special organic grocery store to find them. Most local grocery stores carry alternative butters, usually located near the extensive peanut ... Full Story

Our Natural World: Dinosaurs and Other Colorado

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder As dinosaur lovers of all ages in our state know, the Colorado State Fossil is the stegosaur (Stegosaurus stenops). This familiar herbivorous dinosaur with rows of plates along its back was officially adopted by executive order of Gov. Richard Lamm in 1982, following a two-year campaign by schoolchildren. (more…)

The Life of a Gypsy

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Like many little girls I fell in love with horses when I was very young. I also started riding when I was very young, probably not much older than 3, and have been riding — off and on — ever since. Naturally, I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about horses and horse breeds. (more…)

Exercise Can Enhance Health in Senior Years

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A well-planned exercise program can improve strength, endurance, flexibility and balance for senior adults. Some studies indicate that routine exercise can also help mental functioning and reduce the risk of age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise can be a fun and social activity, especially if seniors participate in group classes. Whether exercising with a group or on your own, there are many beneficial options from which to choose. For ... Full Story

Dear Margaret: Aug. 6, 2009

Dear Margaret, You may be the only person that I can talk to about this.  Our parents told us never to air our dirty laundry in public but I simply have to tell someone. (more…)

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