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Monday, July 28, 2014

‘Community News’ Archives

Turner Takes Two Trophies at District Spelling Bee

Turner Takes Two Trophies at District Spelling Bee

By Thomas N. Berthoud’s Turner Middle School sent four students to compete in the district spelling bee last Saturday at Walt Clark Middle School in Loveland. These students coached by Colleen Bowker, were Hannah Stippich, Karsten Bump, Ken Kubik and Olivia Conde. Three of these students placed in the top four; Hanna Stippich tied for fourth place, Olivia Conde received third place, and Ken Kubik placed second. These three top spellers of Berthoud will be competing ... Full Story

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Takes Third at District

Ivy Stockwell Elementary Takes Third at District Spelling Bee

By Thomas N. Walt Clark Middle School in Loveland was the grounds of an epic battle of words known as: The Thompson School District Elementary Spelling Bee. The bee was separated into two sections; a written exam of 50 words and an oral round. Almost 200 students from 19 schools qualified for the written portion yet only 22 spellers made it to the oral round. The phrase “nerve racking” was used several times to describe the written ... Full Story

48 Star Flag Dedicated at Berthoud High School

48 Star Flag Dedicated at Berthoud High School

By Thomas N. The United States flag has had 50 stars since 1960, yet today a flag that bares only 48 stars was returned to its home at Berthoud High School. The flag has traveled from New York to California and numerous states in-between, but was first flown in Berthoud. The flag originally flew outside of the old Berthoud Junior-Senior High School, now Turner Middle School. The flag was returned to Berthoud High School in an impressive ceremony on Friday. Members ... Full Story

Estes Park Rock Case

Estes Park Rock Case

On June 17, 2010, a seventeen-year-old girl was tragically killed when she was struck by a falling rock while visiting Estes Park, Colorado with her church group.  The Estes Park Police Department did an extensive investigation into the facts and circumstances leading to the teenager’s death. On October 26, 2010, as a result of the investigation, the People filed a delinquency petition against a fifteen-year-old male alleging that he had recklessly caused the death of another by ... Full Story

BHS Show Choir Showcase

BHS Show Choir Showcase

By Thomas N. Music warms the cold January night as the Berthoud High Show Choir put on a show that will not be soon forgotten.  It was not only the Berthoud High School Show Choir, The Bridge-Between which took the stage; they were joined by the Turner Middle School Fire Choir and the Mead Middle School Growl Choral. The show is opened by The Kids in Red, a group of students in the 3rd through 6th grade that volunteer to be trained by The Bridge-Between show choir for this ... Full Story

Can Berthoud bring back the Quilt Show?

Can Berthoud bring back the Quilt Show?

The Berthoud MainStreet Program, the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the former Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show are looking into the possibilities of reviving this historical Berthoud community event. However, a Volunteer Coordinator is needed to start the program along with 10 dedicated volunteers to handle publicity (brochures, website, flyers, etc.), a Secretary/Treasurer and a Committee Chair. Can you help? Reply online on the Berthoud Chamber website ... Full Story

The Last Bulls-Eye

The Last Bulls-Eye

This is the final chapter of the Bull's-eye and I struggled with how to close it out.  Let me start by saying it has been my honor and privilege to serve the citizens of Larimer County for twenty-five years, the past twelve as your sheriff.  As an agency we have faced many challenges.  We faced each of them head on and became a stronger and better department because of them.  We've made mistakes but we've admitted them and taken steps to ensure we don't make the same mistakes ... Full Story

Home Buyer Education Classes

Home Buyer Education Classes

  Neighbor to Neighbor Offers Free Home Buyer Education Classes Qualifying Buyers for Down Payment Assistance   Fort Collins – Neighbor to Neighbor (N2N), a Larimer County non-profit that helps families achieve homeownership, offers free monthly certified home buyer education courses to meet the growing demand for consumer education – providing smart advice for home buyers before they purchase a home. Attendees who complete N2N’s one-session class leave as educated, ... Full Story

Greeley accepting applications for vacant council

Greeley accepting applications for vacant council position

  Application Process Announced for Vacant At-Large Council Seat Attachment: Council At-Large Vacancy Application Greeley City Councilmember Maria Secrest has resigned her at-large Council position and accepted a position with Representative Cory Gardner’s new Greeley office. According to Colorado law, there are two options for selecting a replacement on the City Council:  1) an application, interview and appointment process or 2) a special election.  The Council ... Full Story

Mark Udall’s Statement on the Shooting of Rep.

Mark Udall’s Statement on the Shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Mark Udall issued the following statement after Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, members of her staff, and several others were attacked by a gunman during a public event at a grocery store in Tucson, AZ: “This is a sad day for our country.  My thoughts and prayers go out to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's senseless shootings.   “Congresswoman Giffords is a brilliant and dedicated public servant who works tirelessly for the people of her ... Full Story

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