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Saturday, August 23, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Doug Nichols—scientist, colleague, mentor, friend

By Gary Wamsley The Recorder Online Several of us from Berthoud braved the slick streets and Denver traffic to pay our respects to friend and neighbor, Doug Nichols. For the celebration of his life, we joined his family, other friends and colleagues in the Ricketson Auditorium  at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. They came from afar to honor a man who obviously meant so much to them. The collaborators on his most recent research project came from Japan and Europe to pay ... Full Story

Berthoud Habitat looking for volunteers and sponsors

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity is looking for volunteers to help with the annual 5K race on June 5. The race committee will meet twice a month until June. The committee organizes the run, gets sponsors, and secures water, t-shirts and bagels. We could really use some help to make this annual fundraising event happen. We are also looking for one, two or four sponsors/partners for the Photo Booth. Berthoud Habitat is planning to have a Free or Donation only Photo Booth at the 5k (Fickel ... Full Story

Second full closure of U.S. Highway 34

Press Release Colorado Department of Transportation The second full closure of US 34 just east of Estes Park is still scheduled to take place Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 12, weather permitting.  The closure is necessary to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to replace the last steel truss bridge on US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon.  The two steel truss bridges being replaced as part of this project were originally constructed in 1937 and are in poor ... Full Story

State Wrestling Tournament — Day two

By Michael Hicks Special to the Recorder Online DENVER -- It was eerily similar. Earlier Friday, Alex Sadlo, nearly pinned in the first period, overcame a five-point deficit to pin Fort Lupton’s Matt Ornelas to advance to the semifinals of the 4A state wrestling championships at the Pepsi Center. Unfortunately that’s where the similarities ended. Sadlo, needing a late move against Falcon’s Richie Bailey to reach his first state final the Berthoud junior almost had it. Then ... Full Story

Quarterfinals update – Sadlo advances

Quarterfinals update – Sadlo advances

By Michael Hicks DENVER -- Alex Sadlo, nearly pinned in the first period, overcame an early 5-0 deficit to pin Fort Lupton’s Matt Omelas in the second period of Friday’s 4A state wrestling quarterfinals at the Pepsi Center to advance to tonight’s state semifinals at 135 pounds. Fate wasn’t so much on the side of his Berthoud teammates. Robbie Workman, at 130 pounds, battled back from being down 7-3 in the third period to force overtime but lost to Wheat Ridge’s ... Full Story

Berthoud boys over Greeley West 81 – 64

The Spartan boys opened the first quarter with 30 points and Greeley West never recovered. Led by Shane Hart’s 36 points and Joel Maly’s 21 points and  9 rebounds (team total 30) the Berthoud Spartans (12-11-0) beat the  Greely West Spartans (14-9-0)  by the score of 81-64. Box Score         Q1             Q2              Q3           Q4         Final Berthoud           30               ... Full Story

All five Berthoud Spartan wrestlers advance on Day 1

All five Berthoud Spartan wrestlers advance on Day 1

By Michael Hicks Special to the Recorder Online DENVER -- Maybe it’s just in a day’s work, but Robbie Workman made his opening match in the 4A state wrestling championships Thursday night at the Pepsi Center look way too easy. So did Alex Sadlo and Marcus Lucero. Shoot, Casey Couch and J.T. Pickert didn’t do too bad, either. All five Berthoud wrestlers that Scott Pickert bought to this year’s championship advanced to today’s quarterfinals. The Spartans finished ... Full Story

Lady Spartans eke out win over Sterling Tigers

After trailing for much of the game, the Berthoud girls pulled out a win this evening by besting the Sterling Tigers 38 -35. The Tigers controlled the tip and scored quickly. Amy Loberg came right back and tied the score. The next four minutes was all Sterling as they ran their score to 9 while Berthoud was unable to find the hoop. The Tiger defense kept Berthoud passing the ball  outside the circle and the few shots Berthoud did take bounced off the rim. Amy Ekart made her first basket of ... Full Story

Donations needed for After Prom event

The Berthoud After Prom event committee is in need of donations.  After prom is open to all juniors and seniors, not just those attending prom. The event provides a fun, safe, substance-free environment for juniors, seniors and their dates.  The After Prom event will be held at 11:00 p.m. from Saturday, April 24 until 3:30 a.m. Sunday, April 25.     Donations pay for the activities, entertainment, food, and raffle prizes.  In the past, the prizes have included TV’s, DVD players, ipods ... Full Story

Berthoud High School VEX Robotics team needs donations

Berthoud High School (BHS), Thompson School District’s showcase school for science, engineering and mathematics, hosted the 2010 Colorado VEX Robotics Championship on Saturday, February 6. This tournament is an annual event that brings the best in robotics competitors from around the state. This year, both BHS teams rose to the challenge against 13 other teams, and won three of six possible awards—including the state championship! (photos are attached) Both of Berthoud High School’s ... Full Story

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