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Sunday, December 4, 2016

‘Area News’ Archives

Around Town: Quite the Hoopla

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Watching more than a 1,000 motorcycles roll into town was quite a sight. They were not nearly as noisy as I had anticipated. This was the first time that the Realities For Children motorcycle poker run came through Berthoud and, of course, our first time to sponsor it. We were not quite sure what to expect. We were one of five stop over points on the ride and we wanted the riders to see what Berthoud has to offer and to enjoy their stop here. Thanks to the hard ... Full Story

Letters to the Editor: May 28, 2009

Overtaxed in Berthoud I read with dismay the notice that the Town Trustees will consider partnering with Xcel Energy to increase our energy bills by 3 percent, which will go to the Town. This, I assume is the same town that recently hosted a luncheon costing $2,200 paid with taxpayers money. We are simply overtaxed. Write to your town trustees at once to protest the Xcel Energy partnership. — Judy Lehn, Berthoud Gratitude to Berthoud I would like to thank all of the people that participated ... Full Story

The History Beneath Our Feet: An Artifactual Walking

By Andrew S. Nau Special to the Berthoud Recorder This exhibit consists of 27 individual display cases. Each case contains artifacts recovered from the roadbed and walkways of the Mountain Avenue reconstruction project of 2008. The backdrop in each case is a vintage photograph of the Berthoud area.       The collection process began in late July and ran through early December 2008. More than 1,100 items were recovered of which 418 were discarded after it was determined ... Full Story

Police Beat: May 28, 2009

Tuesday, May 19 The two door-to-door Kirby vacuum saleswomen were gone from Pyramid Peak Street when police arrived. An after-hours call from the 600 block of Bristlecone Court advised of a flood in the backyard and bubbling along the property line. The caller believed it to be sewer water. Dispatch notified the appropriate Town department. According to the owner of the property at the corner of Bunyan Avenue and Second Street, the suspicious noise reported to police shortly before midnight ... Full Story

Fire Beat: May 28, 2009

Monday, May 18 BFPD assisted with a medical call at the Berthoud Living Center for an unconscious patient. The patient was transported. BFPD responded to a grass fire on Highway 287 and County Road 6. A 10 x 10 fire was found smoldering in the irrigation ditch. The fire was extinguished. Tuesday, May 19 BFPD assisted TVEMS with a medical call on S. County Road 15 for diabetic problems. BFPD responded to a report for a burn that was threatening structures on High Mountain Drive. Upon arrival ... Full Story

Spring Sports Awards: BHS Pays Tribute to Athletes,

By Taylor Lee Berthoud Recorder With another season of spring sports winding down, Berthoud High School held its 2009 spring sports award ceremony on Wednesday, May 20. For spring sports this year there have been many great accomplishments, such as sophomore Tanya Bezanson breaking the school’s shot put record, three girls from the golf team making it to state for the first time and the boys 4x100 relay team winning state. Although there are many people who have helped Berthoud’s sports ... Full Story

Staff, Students, Friends Toast Leonard Sherman

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Many well-wishers came to the high school last Sunday to honor retiring Berthoud High School Principal Leonard Sherman. Past and present staff, students and community members had a chance to visit with Sherman and wife Marge before the presentations in the auditorium. (more…)

Sherman's Legacy: Compassion for Kids, Passion

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder In 1978, when Berthoud students still attended the junior-senior high school in the Turner Middle School location, Len Sherman was principal. He was also part of a team that reviewed design plans for the new high school on Spartan Avenue. (more…)

Q&A: Avoid Heavy Pruning of Your Shrubs

By Mary Sellers CSU Extension Master Gardener in Larimer County Q. Everyone had nice lilacs this year except me. The bush in my yard is old — is that why it didn’t bloom?A. There are many possibilities why your lilac didn’t bloom.  Tender young buds could have been damaged by frost.  Older lilacs benefit from being thinned (removing older, thicker branches).  Make sure that you don’t remove more than one third of the shrub when you prune, as heavy pruning could stress the ... Full Story

Around Town: A Bittersweet Time of Year

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder Another busy week has passed — one that may be described as bittersweet. The retirement celebrations of Leonard Sherman, Rusty Mathena and Ellen Bode would fit that description. These people have all made a lasting impression on our youth and education system, and we celebrate their legacy, while noting with a touch of sadness that they will be missed. The awards to students, the final Bridge Between Show Choir’s appearance for the year and other end of the ... Full Story

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