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Friday, September 19, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

State News: Women Need to Play Key Role in Health Care

After months of Congressional debate about health care reform, the Senate Finance Committee is expected to take up Sen. Max Baucus' proposal on Tuesday. As legislation is crafted, First Lady Michelle Obama is challenging women to speak up about health care reform. Obama points out that women are the primary decision-makers about their family's health care and they often carry a heavier economic burden. Dr. Susan Wood, director of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health at George Washington ... Full Story

Wizards Repel Berthoud for 1st Time Since 2002

Windsor 35, Berthoud 13 By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder WINDSOR — Berthoud head football coach Dan McGinn didn’t have much to say in the aftermath of Friday’s Tri-Valley Conference game at Windsor’s H.J. Dudley Field. Whether it was his disappointment in the outcome or disgust in how the game turned out doesn’t really matter. The scoreboard said all he needed to know: Windsor 35, Berthoud 13. (more…)

Price of Admission: 'Cloudy With a Chance of

By Kyle Lee Berthoud Recorder “Cloudy” is the first of two movies coming out this year based on books that really formed my childhood. Unsure of how they would stretch the cautionary tale into a feature, I was afraid it would be like “Monsters vs. Aliens” — a cute idea that relied on lazy pop culture jokes to keep it going. (more…)

Berthoud's AgriHouse Offers Bio-Friendly Product

By Laurie Hindman Berthoud Recorder AgriHouse, a Berthoud-based company specializing in aeroponics and bio-controls, is battling one of the west’s most insidious pests, the pine beetle. More specifically, AgriHouse has developed an organic, non-toxic agent called ODC (organic disease control) that stimulates the natural immune response of pine trees, causing them to produce more resin. The increased resin production forces the beetle out of the trees and helps the trees resist the spread of ... Full Story

Alex's Fun Run to Benefit Area Family

Lexi DiPentino runs the BMX Rocky Mountain Race Team, and when she found out that one member, Alex Sabados, had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, “I was trying to figure out how I could help him out.” Sabados has always been a fantastic rider, and “he’s got the best spirit,” said DiPentino. She was determined to find a way to help the 13-year-old Berthoud boy get well. DiPentino and Derby Grille coworker Randi Romans put their heads together and brainstormed ideas, and in the end ... Full Story

Reflecting on Success

By Erich Phillips Special to the Berthoud Recorder Reflections For Youth (RFY) celebrates their fifth year of service to youth and families in our community. Since 2004, RFY has answered Northern Colorado’s need for residential and day treatment for at-risk youth ages 11-18. (more…)

OCTA on the Fun Trail of History

By Sharon Danhauer Berthoud and Loveland historical societies The Oregon-California Trails Association 2009 convention was held in Loveland August 18-22, at The Ranch, Larimer County Fairgrounds. It was the first time an OCTA convention was held at a location not on the Oregon Trail. Many trail aficionados, called “Rut Nuts,” were unaware of the part the Colorado trails played in the development of the West. (more…)

Sunrise at Chaco Canyon Focus at LTO

The builders of the 10 great houses in Chaco Canyon created the most splendid buildings in what would become the United States. The largest, Pueblo Bonito had nearly 800 rooms and was five stories high; a size only surpassed in the U.S. in about 1880 (for a single use building). (more…)

County Board Openings

Citizens applying for any of the current openings on several Larimer County Boards and Commissions should be aware the application deadline is Friday, Oct. 9. Applications can be submitted online at www.Larimer.org/boards or pick up an application from the Larimer County office nearest you. Currently, there are openings on:   Agricultural Advisory Board –– advises the County Commissioners and departments on issues that affect production agriculture and agri-business in Larimer ... Full Story

Child Care Funding for Single Parents in School

Single parents going to school may qualify for childcare funding through United Way of Larimer County’s WomenGive program. Applications for the 2010 spring semester are being accepted now.   (more…)