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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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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

Berthoud Chamber looking for Citizen of the Year

Berthoud Chamber looking for Citizen of the Year

  Berthoud Area Chamber Of Commerce Citizen of the Year 2010 Criteria   The Citizen of the Year Award recognizes a person (s) that goes beyond expectations and has made an impact on the Town of Berthoud.  Application must be delivered to the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce, 344 Mountain Avenue, mailed to PO Box 1709, Berthoud, CO 80513 or emailed to bcc@berthoudcolorado.com by Dec. 31st, 2010. Nomination Procedure An individual or group familiar ... Full Story

COLT makes move to automated fare boxes

COLT makes move to automated fare boxes

City of Loveland Transit (COLT) recently upgraded all of its old, manual fare boxes to automated, electronic boxes on all City buses. The new fare boxes are able to quickly count change and electronically scan bus passes, much like credit card readers do. The new boxes greatly enhance ease-of-use and convenience for transit riders by enabling them to pay their bus fare with a quick swipe of a card versus waiting to have an old punch-pass punched or other pass checked by the driver. ... Full Story

Cut your own Christmas tree

Cut your own Christmas tree

  Permits Available for Christmas Tree Cutting on the Canyon Lakes Ranger District Fort Collins, Colo. (November 24, 2010) – With Thanksgiving almost here, many start to think about trimming their Christmas tree. The Canyon Lakes Ranger District’s annual Christmas tree cutting area near Red Feather Lakes, Colo., will be open from December 4 through 12. Although cutting does not start until December 4, the $10 permits needed to cut your tree can be purchased now. You can buy these ... Full Story

Officers cleared in Haskew shooting

Officers cleared in Haskew shooting

    The Coloradoan.com DA clears officers in connection with fatal Berthoud shooting By Trevor Hughes Berthoud police Chief Glen Johnson was the first arriving officer to Haskew's home shortly after 9 p.m. on Nov.8. Johnson said the wife had reported Haskew had been drinking and was initially refusing to let her leave. As Johnson arrived, Haskew's wife and four young children left, but Haskew went inside and shut the door. Johnson then reported hearing multiple ... Full Story

Skunks spreading rabies to Front Range

  Rabies Confirmed in Coyote in Cortez Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment DENVER-- A coyote in Cortez has tested positive for rabies according to lab results from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. The Colorado Division of Wildlife and Montezuma County Health Department submitted the coyote for rabies testing after property owners reported it was acting strangely by trying to enter a fenced enclosure with dogs and showing no fear of loud noises or ... Full Story

State Health Department Investigating Student Death

DENVER –The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working with officials at Metropolitan State College of Denver to investigate a student death. At this time there is no definitive diagnosis, but meningococcal disease is considered one possibility. Bacterial cultures are pending and it will be at least into the weekend before results are available. Metro is taking appropriate steps to notify its students and staff. Even though lab results are not available, out ... Full Story

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