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Rural CO Could Benefit from Health Care Reform

DENVER - In Colorado, 680,000 small-town residents know how hard it can be to see a doctor, and Congress is thinking about that matter, too. As the House and Senate try to work out a health care reform compromise, advocates for rural communities say parts of the legislation that would benefit small towns are likely to be approved. For instance, both bills include plans to encourage more physicians to leave the big city for the countryside. With only ten percent of doctors practicing in small ... Full Story

The Fourth Annual Show Choir Showcase

The Fourth Annual Show Choir Showcase

  Featuring performances by: Kids In Red (Third through sixth graders) Turner Middle School’s Fire Choir Typecast Men's Choir The Bridge-Between Show Choir ...as well as special performances throughout the evening and a silent auction! Dessert and beverage is included with each ticket. Tickets can be purchased from any member of the Bridge-Between or the office at BHS for $10.00. Saturday, January 16th, 2010 7:00 PM at Berthoud High School Commons ... Full Story

444 People Started Off the New Year with a DUI

DENVER – The Colorado State Patrol and more than 50 law enforcement agencies across the state reported making 444 DUI arrests during the recent New Year’s Eve “Heat Is On” enforcement period, Dec. 30, 2009, through Jan. 4, 2010. That brought the total number of DUI arrests made during DUI enforcement periods since Thanksgiving to 1,631. “There were plenty of warnings given over the holiday season that drinking and driving would not be tolerated,” said Col. James Wolfinbarger, ... Full Story

Berthoud Wrestling Club Hosts District Tournament

Berthoud Wrestling Club Hosts District Tournament

It was a busy Saturday at the Berthoud High School gymnasiums as the Berthoud Wrestling Club hosted the Metro League District 3 Tournament. The 48 boys from Berthoud were joined by the members of eight other area clubs. Needless to say, the gymnasium was a busy place with several hundred matches throughout the day. The Metro League offers wrestling to kids 4 years to 14 and weight classes starting at 38 pounds. With five age classes and several weight classes in each, there can be as many as ... Full Story

Biddy Ball Basketball comes to Berthoud

What is Biddy Ball Basketball? It is an introduction to the game of basketball for girls and boys in kindergarten through fifth grade. It uses a smaller ball while the kindergarten through third graders play on an 8-foot high basket. Biddy Basketball has been played throughout the country for several decades but came to Loveland five years ago thanks to Gil Williams. Williams explained his passion for the game. “Biddy Ball Basketball is a way of saying basketball for small people. I ... Full Story

Pinnacol Foundation scholarship application deadline

 DENVER, Jan. 6, 2010 – Applications are being accepted now through March 31, 2010, for the Pinnacol Foundation scholarship, which serves children of injured workers seriously disabled or killed in work-related accidents.  “A workplace accident can have a devastating impact on a family,” said Elizabeth Starkey, Pinnacol Foundation executive director. “Oftentimes a child will forego plans for college in order to help care for the disabled parent or to support the household. Our ... Full Story

Larimer County Republicans to choose Rennel’s

Nearly a dozen Larimer County residents have indicated a desire to fill the vacant position on the Larimer County Board of Commissioners. All are Republicans and Kathay Rennels’ successor will be chosen by the Larimer County Republican Central Committee. The committee has 320 members and the winning candidate must receive a simple majority of the votes. Several of the hopefuls attended a forum at the Leeper Center in Wellington on Tuesday evening, giving them an opportunity to answer ... Full Story

Reception honoring Kathay Rennels

Reception honoring Kathay Rennels

Friends, family, county employees and county commissioners past and present attended a reception to honor departing Larimer Count Commissioner Kathay Rennels. The reception in the Carter Lake room had a steady stream of well wishers from 2 until 4 p.m. Soft background music was provided by the string trio of Royce, John and Ben Kershner. John is a county employee. Rennels is leaving her post to become Director of Economic Development at Colorado State University, an office that ... Full Story

Fire Beat: December 2009

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for December 2009 Dec. 1, 2009 BFPD assisted a citizen on Redwood Circle. Dec. 4, 2009 BFPD responded to a citizen request for assistance on Mount Massive Avenue. Dec. 5, 2009 BFPD responded to a report of a propane tank on fire at a residence on 49th St. Upon arrival the fire had been extinguished. BFPD assisted Loveland Fire with a reported structure fire on Danielle Court. The fire started in the wall behind a ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Beat, December 2009

Thursday, Dec. 3 Berthoud police made 11 traffic stops and issued two summonses. At 3:03 a.m. police responded to a verbal disturbance at 217 McColm St. David McCullaum reported a theft at his apartment at 1606 Fourth St. A checkbook and other items were taken the day prior to the report. Friday, Dec. 4 A Fort Collins woman came to the police department to report a case of fraud. She said that a person who lives at 309 Victoria St. in Berthoud used her identity. She was told to ... Full Story

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