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Saturday, August 1, 2015

‘Community News’ Archives

Recycle those Christmas Trees

Recycle those Christmas Trees

  Make a Difference By Recycling Your Christmas Tree Help save landfill space by recycling your Christmas tree instead of throwing it in the trash. This holiday season, residents of Larimer County will once again have the opportunity to recycle their post-holiday, undecorated Christmas trees. From December 26, 2010, through January 18, 2011, residents will be able to take their trees to one of several drop-off locations in Larimer County. The Tree Recycling Program is a free ... Full Story

School District seeks stories from 50 years ago

School District seeks stories from 50 years ago

Thompson School District is celebrating its 50th year as a reorganized school district with a free celebration scheduled for Jan. 14 from 6-8 p.m. in Roberta Price Auditorium at Thompson Valley High School. In preparation for the event, the district is seeking some unusual/interesting stories from former students or teachers to share about life in the district 50 years ago.  It could be about clubs and activities, culture, classes or other  aspects about school that are different ... Full Story

Moon Theater’s Community Christmas

Moon Theater’s Community Christmas

The Moon Theater Company’s Community Christmas at the United Methodist Church was a delightful hour and half of Christmas songs and stories. This was the first such event, hopefully it won’t be the last. If you missed it, plan on seeing it next year. It’s free and its fun. (Click on photos for larger image) The first offering was “ A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The Peanut’s characters were a delight as Charlie Brown (Gary Maggi) looked for the true meaning of Christmas among ... Full Story

Santa Clause goes to school

Santa Clause goes to school

The children at the Berthoud Early Learning Center had a surprise visitor this week. Santa came to the school twice on Wednesday, handing out gifts to the morning and afternoon classes. The children were definitely excited and happy to see Santa and to receive gifts. A gift for each child is made possible by the generosity of the employees of the town of Berthoud. The school provides the first names of each child and whether the child is a boy or a girl. In a volunteer ... Full Story

Winners in 2010 Christmas Decoration and Spirit

Winners in 2010 Christmas Decoration and Spirit Contest

The Chamber of Commerce announced the winners in the : 2010 Christmas Decorating & Spirit Contest Lighting up our town by decorating your home or business and win prizes! Award Categories 1.   Business who best exhibits/portrays the best Christmas spirit. This year’s winner is the Town of Berthoud. Thank you for your beautiful decorations throughout the town…and your spirit, as well.   2.   Business who has the best Christmas decorations: ... Full Story

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

Mink Attack in rural Berthoud

  Minks kill two dozen chickens  By Sharlynn Wamsley A beautiful Christmas wreath sits over the door of the chicken barn at Kathy and Bill Busch’s house, but the peace and joy of the season has been seriously damaged. It wasn’t the Grinch that stole Christmas this year – it was a mink. Over the course of two nights 25 of Busch’s flock of 30 chickens were killed; some disappeared, the remaining decapitated. Nine were killed the first night, and they suspected Major, a ... Full Story

Holiday Decorations – Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire

Holiday Decorations – Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire

Holiday Decorations Use Only Nonflammable Decorations All decorations should be nonflammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents. If you are using a metallic or artificial tree, make sure it is flame retardant. Don't Block Exits Ensure that trees and other holiday decorations do not block an exit way. In the event of a fire, time is of the essence. A blocked entry/exit way puts you and your family at risk. Never Put Wrapping Paper in the ... Full Story

Holiday Lights – Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire

Holiday Lights – Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire

  Maintain Your Holiday Lights Inspect holiday lights each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory. Do Not Overload Electrical Outlets Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Make ... Full Story

EnergyLogic is an Environmental Stewardship Winner

EnergyLogic is an Environmental Stewardship Winner

  Larimer County Names 2010 Environmental Stewardship Winners Larimer County, Colorado – The Board of Larimer County Commissioners today announced the 2010 Larimer County Environmental Stewardship Awards. These awards, first presented in 1995, are given each year to honor the environmental efforts of county residents, businesses and organizations.  To date 53 awards have been presented to programs, people and organizations since the program began 16 years ago.  Today five ... Full Story

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Jazzy Choir Concert

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Jazzy Choir Concert

By Thomas N. From Journey to Carl Lee Perkins, The Beatles to Black Eye Peas, the Ivy Stockwell Elementary Choir Club entertained their audience with their Jazzy 2010 concert. The eclectic mix of songs spread across a wide range of genres gave a memorable performance. The children of the choir projected their voices with talent so that every word of every song could be understood just as easily as if listening to the real thing. During the choir’s rendition of Duke Ellington and Irving ... Full Story

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