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Friday, September 30, 2016

‘Area News’ Archives

Our Natural World: Colorado's Botanical Symbols

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The State of Colorado has three official botanical symbols: the State Flower, the State Tree, and the State Grass. Probably you can name the first two, but who knew we also have a State Grass? The State Flower is the white and lavender columbine, also called the Colorado columbine. Its scientific name is Aquilegia caerulea, and it belongs to the Ranunculaceae (buttercup family). Its distinguishing feature is a flower with a cluster of five backwards-projecting ... Full Story

Around Town: Everyone Loves a Parade

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder I think the Chamber of Commerce folks breathed a big sigh of relief on Saturday night. Berthoud Day turned out very well. Good weather, a large crowd, a great parade and many activities kept everyone entertained. Kudos to the chamber for all the planning that made it all work so well. I started my day with the scouts' pancake breakfast and then headed over to Fickel Park for the big Habitat 5K race and then took a stroll down Second Street to look at the parade ... Full Story

Jabaily Scholarship a Community Legacy

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder      Dr. Joe Jabaily moved to the region in 1983, and made a lasting impression on northern Colorado that continues on even after his tragic death in 2004.     Neurologist, triathlete and Thompson School District advocate, Jabaily was running for State House District 51 for a second time when he was killed during a charity bicycle race. The local papers called it a tragic loss to the community.     Upon moving ... Full Story

Police Beat: June 11

Tuesday, June 2 A woman doing her morning shopping at Hays Market left her purse in the shopping cart and it was gone when she returned to get it. Dispatch received a late evening call from a man with questions about bees. Wednesday, June 3 A Keep Circle resident reported a male on a dirt bike who rides in the area at high speed and does wheelies. He reported that the bike had been put away, but asked for police to be on the lookout. At the request of the Larimer County Sheriff’s ... Full Story

Fire Beat: June 11

Tuesday, June 2 BFPD assisted with a medical call on County Road 23E. Wednesday, June 3 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Dove Lane. Friday, June 5 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Weld County Road 10E. Saturday, June 6 BFPD responded to a medical call on Weld County Road 8 for a 13-year-old who had been thrown from a horse. The patient was transported. BFPD assisted with a medical call on Bimson Ave. for a person with a head injury. The patient was treated and released on ... Full Story

Meal Deal: Subway Serves Healthy and Fast

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Fresh, toasted subs made to order, pizza with toppings of your choice, yummy soups, healthy salads and best yet — it’s fast and inexpensive. Subway, on the corner of Mountain Avenue and Third Street, offers 6-inch and 12-inch subs, cold or hot, piled with the ingredients you like, seven days a week. For a late dinner, it’s often the only place in town still open. (more…)

Markham Recognized by Coors, Set to Lead Berthoud Day

Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce     For 40 years, Bill Markham has been supplying Coors “Banquet” beer with the finest Rocky Mountain barley. He never imagined it would land him in a nationally-televised commercial. The Barley Connection Markham, his son, Brett, and his dog, Bear, are all featured in one of the new Coors “Banquet” spots that he himself debuted during the 2009 Miller-Coors Distributor Convention. (more…)

Turner Kindness Awards 2009

By Ryan Smith Turner Middle School Each year the Loveland Rotary Club gives Turner Middle School a sum of money for the purpose of recognizing students for their character. Each semester at Turner several students are selected to receive the  Kindness Award. Friday, May 29, 12 were honored for their kindness at an all-school assembly with a card and a $25 gift card to Centerra Shopping Center. The students were selected out of 180 nomination forms from fellow classmates and ... Full Story

Gardening Q&A

By Shari Thomas CSU Extension Master Gardener Q: A branch on my crabapple tree is black and wilted, but the rest of the tree looks fine. It bloomed nicely, but the petals seemed to wilt rapidly. Is there a problem with my tree? A: Your tree may have a bacterium called fireblight. It is especially destructive to apple, pear, quince and crabapple trees, and appears about the time of petal fall. The bacteria overwinter in blighted branches and at the edge of cankers or sores on the bark. Sometimes ... Full Story

Gardening Tips: Reap the Harvest

By Mitzi Davis CSU Extension Master Gardener                                   Plant sweet corn and beans every two weeks through June to extend your harvest. Or choose early, mid-season and late varieties and plant them all at the same time. You can keep a bouquet of fresh basil on the kitchen counter for 3 to 4 weeks. Rinse the cut stems in cool water and cut off ... Full Story

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