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Sunday, August 30, 2015

‘Area News’ Archives

Our Natural World: Dinosaurs and Other Colorado

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder As dinosaur lovers of all ages in our state know, the Colorado State Fossil is the stegosaur (Stegosaurus stenops). This familiar herbivorous dinosaur with rows of plates along its back was officially adopted by executive order of Gov. Richard Lamm in 1982, following a two-year campaign by schoolchildren. (more…)

The Life of a Gypsy

By Shari Phiel Berthoud Recorder Like many little girls I fell in love with horses when I was very young. I also started riding when I was very young, probably not much older than 3, and have been riding — off and on — ever since. Naturally, I thought I was pretty knowledgeable about horses and horse breeds. (more…)

Exercise Can Enhance Health in Senior Years

By Sandy Barnes Berthoud Recorder A well-planned exercise program can improve strength, endurance, flexibility and balance for senior adults. Some studies indicate that routine exercise can also help mental functioning and reduce the risk of age-related dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Exercise can be a fun and social activity, especially if seniors participate in group classes. Whether exercising with a group or on your own, there are many beneficial options from which to choose. ... Full Story

Dear Margaret: Aug. 6, 2009

Dear Margaret, You may be the only person that I can talk to about this.  Our parents told us never to air our dirty laundry in public but I simply have to tell someone. (more…)

Fire Beat: Aug. 6, 2009

Tuesday, July 28 BFPD responded to a carbon monoxide alarm on Sixth Street. No evidence of carbon monoxide was detected. The alarm was activated due to a faulty alarm. Wednesday, July 29 BFPD responded to a commercial fire alarm at the Berthoud Living Center. There were no signs of fire and after investigation nothing was found. The alarm was reset. BFPD responded to Interstate 25 at mile marker 251 for an accident involving a semi truck transporting cattle. The semi had blown a tire and ... Full Story

Police Beat: Aug. 6, 2009

Tuesday, July 28 A Third Street resident reported finding a bat in her garage. Her cat had found it first and she wanted advice on what to do. She would have no problem disposing of the bat or letting if free if it was still alive. A check of an abandoned vehicle parked in the 900 block of Wilshire Drive. showed it was stolen and the vehicle was towed. After a report of a loud stereo behind a house on east Michigan Avenue, police contacted the parties and they agreed to turn the Michael ... Full Story

Business Matters: Mr. B's Body and Fender Fixes

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Ken Bodtker, better known to longtime Berthoud residents as “Mr. B,” has been removing rust, banging out dents and re-painting cars for over four decades. Bodtker operates out of a small, ordinary looking shop on the corner of Second Street and Mountain Avenue. Despite its low-key, outward appearance (more…)

Footprints in the Sugar: A History of the Great

Author Candy Hamilton will deliver a presentation and offer a book signing of her recently published book, “Footprints in the Sugar: A History of the Great Western Sugar Company,” at the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 2 p.m. “Footprints in the Sugar” is a historical insight into the lives of the four gentlemen who founded the Great Western Sugar Company, The German-Russian and Mexican-Americans who came to America to work in the fields of sugar beets, the World War II ... Full Story

Profile: Gerri Roberts; Young Writer with a Penchant

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder Berthoud Recorder’s newest, and youngest, writer is a young lady of many talents and interests. From chemistry to jewelry making, (soon-to-be) 14-year-old Gerri Roberts has a long list of accomplishments for one so young. Her bedroom, nicknamed the “purple dungeon” by her mother, Debbie Crans, has all the usual trappings (more…)

Around Town: Family Time, Fair Time

By Gary Wamsley Berthoud Recorder We spent the weekend in North Platte, Neb. The occasion was my annual family reunion. I considered not going because of all the pre-county fair activity. In the end, it seemed more important to see the family. I lost two cousins in the past year, and you never know if this might be the last time. This was the 53rd reunion, and attendance has been waning the past few years, but family ties are important. I did have the opportunity to tour the old Fox Theater, ... Full Story

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