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Friday, May 22, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Berthoud Man Arrested in Child Sex Assault

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder A Berthoud man was arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts of sexual assault on several children. Brad Harlan Boda, 38, was arrested at his parent’s home in Greeley by Greeley Police officers on Wednesday, Sept. 23 following an investigation conducted by Longmont Police detective Sandie Jones of the Person’s Crimes Unit. (more…)

Outdoors Near Your Backdoor: Get Outside and Take a

By Deborah Huth Price Berthoud Recorder Once, while on a bicycle ride with my husband, I asked him which way to move the lever to go to a lower speed. Instead, he gave me a complete explanation of how the gear mechanism works. This was not surprising, coming from an engineer, but I just wanted to take a ride. Sometimes I feel that way about bicycle riding in general. I am a little more than intimidated by the hard core bikers, leaning over the handlebars in their spandex pants and bicycle ... Full Story

It’s News to Me: Telling Stories

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder As some of our readers may already know, this is my last column and last week with the Berthoud Recorder. I am moving to the northern coast of Oregon later this week. I will definitely miss all of the wonderful people I have met over the nearly 14 years I’ve lived in Colorado, and it’s been a genuine pleasure to cover all of the events, news and interesting happenings in Berthoud for the past 18 months, too. (more…)

On Bonfires and the Singular Safire

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder With a little help, the parade of scarecrows crossed Mountain Avenue to the farmers market last Thursday. Twenty-two scarecrows attended this year’s event. Kudos to the Berthoud Library for their assistance in hosting the scarecrow making activity. If not for their participation, I suspect the scarecrow population would have been smaller. The judges did not announce a selection of winners, so I assume everyone was a winner. It certainly looked that way to ... Full Story

Police Beat: Oct. 1, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 22 A set of unclaimed keys left at Home State Bank was taken into custody by the police department. (more…)

Fire Beat: Oct. 1, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 22 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Rocky Peak Drive. The patient was transported. (more…)

Citizens First Hopes for a Fresh Start

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder Expect to see new faces at Town meetings very soon. That’s what organizers of the newly formed Citizens First action committee are hoping happens next after their first public meeting Tuesday. CF founding member Judy Lehn notes their mission is “to bring together Berthoud residents for a better understanding of what the issues are in Berthoud and what our members are doing in the community to make Berthoud a better place.” For too long, says Lehn, ... Full Story

Chaco Canyon Echoes With Mysteries

By Jamie Folsom Berthoud Recorder The inhabitants of Chaco Canyon obviously paid attention to the sky. And although it’s not clear anyone actually resided in the 30 central buildings, the structures are all oriented to the patterns and events of the sun and moon –– equinoxes and eclipses, among others. This hundreds-of-years-old village stands as a monument to the human pursuit of information, both to those who once built Chaco, and to those who seek answers about the ... Full Story

Our Natural World: The Amazing Fossils of Florissant

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The previous “Our Natural World” column covered the origin of the 34-million-year-old lake deposits at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the legislative struggle to have the site preserved for the public as part of the National Park system. This column provides some details about the fossils present in this unique area. Most prominent are enormous petrified trunks of prehistoric sequoia trees, relatives of the giant redwoods of California. ... Full Story

1642 – What's Next? Bizarre Political Plots

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Rarely does a day pass when I open that “big paper” published in Denver and not see something bizarre.  It makes me wonder if the goings-on around the state capital are in another dimension of reality. One column published on Sunday, Sept. 20, emphasizes that perception and conclusion. (more…)

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