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Friday, April 25, 2014

‘Area News’ Archives

Brian Laak Comes Out of the Woodwork

By Dani White Berthoud Recorder Brian Laak is a self-proclaimed wood collector. The resident woodworker designs and crafts custom furniture and cabinetry, and like any artist, Laak gathers the specific media that intrigue him — in this case different kinds of wood — saving them for special custom projects. His resourcefulness keeps him looking outside the lumberyard. (more…)

EarthSky: Take a Dip in the Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae

By Kelley Knight Heins EarthSky Communications Friday, Sept. 18, 2009 Before you head out the door tonight after dark, grab your binoculars. You can use them to see the stunning pair of nebulae known as the Trifid and the Lagoon. Look in the southwest to see the beautiful constellation Sagittarius just above the horizon. The famed Teapot asterism, part of Sagittarius, appears to be pouring tea from its spout towards the horizon. (more…)

Police Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

Tuesday, Sept. 8 A Beagle was found running loose in the 1400 block of Oak Drive. The dog had a collar with a Town license and a rabies tag, which enabled the police to deliver the dog to the owner on Third Street and issue him a summons. A Seventh Street resident reported that his 8-week old black and white puppy was missing. He did not know whether the puppy had gotten loose or had been stolen. The puppy was wearing a pink collar. Wednesday, Sept. 9 An Eighth Street resident was having cat ... Full Story

Fire Beat: Sept. 17, 2009

Monday, Sept. 7 BFPD assisted with a medical call on Maureen Road. The patient was transported. (more…)

Spartans Sizzle: Defense, Special Teams Key Thrashing

Berthoud 54, Fort Lupton 0 By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder First, Kent Flynn scored. Then Greg Glasser. Then they flip-flopped and it was Glasser scoring, then Flynn. Quarterback Zach Ruebesam and backup Logan Schuster got into the act. Shoot, Marcus Mathiesen didn’t want to be left out and returned a punt for a score. (more…)

Spartans' Thonhoff Shows No. 1 Stuff in First

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder LOVELAND — Technically speaking, Morgan Thonhoff isn’t Berthoud’s No. 1 pitcher. She’s not even its No. 2. But the freshman right-hander more than proved Saturday afternoon at Barnes Softball Complex that she’s capable of pitching a gem as good as anyone else. Thonhoff held Longmont’s batters in check in a 10-0 victory by allowing just four base runners –– all on singles –– in the five-inning game that was called due to the mercy rule. ... Full Story

BHS Can't Find Rhythm Against Frederick

FREDERICK –– The Berthoud Spartans suffered their first loss of the season against the Frederick Warriors last Thursday, 2-1. And while it may only have been the second game of the season, the boys soccer team the loss seriously. The first half started off slow with a lot of back-and-forth work between the two teams. The Spartans held off Frederick for most of the first half, but with 5 minutes left in the half Frederick broke through Berthoud’s defenders to score the game’s first ... Full Story

View From the Sidelines: CHSAA Faces Tough Shoes to

By Michael Hicks Berthoud Recorder There’s an old George Jones song where the legendary country music artist asks the simple question of “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer isn’t always an easy one, especially when one talks about Colorado High School Activities Association Commissioner Bill Reader. (more…)

BHS Roundup: Hansen Earns Top Medalist Honors as

Nils Hansen shot a match-best 75 to take top medalist honors and Berthoud finished sixth out of eight Northern Conference schools Tuesday at Boomerang Golf Course in the final tuneup for next week’s 4A Northern Regional tournament at Mariana Butte Golf Course. The Spartans only took four players to Tuesday’s meet due to a flu bug that has left the team, in head coach Mike King’s words, a little ragged. But even so, Hansen shot his best round of the season, and Luke Whitfield and Nick ... Full Story

Sports Briefs: Landeros Makes Team USA Debut in Series

TORONTO, Ontario –– Forward Nikko Landeros, a 20-year-old Berthoud High graduate, made his Team USA debut last weekend as the squad split a two-game sled hockey exhibition series with Canada, winning Saturday night 2-1 at Lakeshore Lions Arena. Landeros is the only member of the team to have never played for the U.S. National Sled Hockey team prior to the series. Goaltender Steve Cash stopped two of three shootout attempts and 13 of 14 shots overall in the victory. (more…)