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Thursday, August 17, 2017

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State Board of Education Approves Common Core

State Board of Education Approves Common Core Standards

Press Release The Colorado State Board of Education today voted 4-3 to fully adopt the Common Core standards in mathematics and English language arts. The vote followed more than an hour of comments from individual board members and a recommendation from Commissioner of Education Dwight D. Jones, who supported adoption of the Common Core. The four board members supporting the adoption were Elaine Gantz Berman, Vice Chairman Randy DeHoff, Jane Goff and Angelika Schroeder. Opposed were Peggy ... Full Story

Budget 101 with Sheriff Alderden

Budget 101 with Sheriff Alderden

Larimer County Sheriff, Jim Alderden, presented “Sheriff’s Budget 101” to an interested audience on Friday evening. Alderden was pleasantly surprised at the number of people who showed up. Last year’s attendance was three he said, this year two dozen people showed up including department employees and of course the five candidates for the Sheriff’s job. In last week’s Bulls-eye the sheriff said, “It has been painfully obvious from listening to the campaign rhetoric that most of ... Full Story

Horses helping kids

Horses helping kids

By Anna Waser Reflections for Youth Community Development Director Reflections for Youth has three youth who are currently working with Hearts for Horses. They are a wonderful group who give us a lot of support and services for our youth. The program is called “Changing Leads” and we work with Tamara Merritt. Last Friday morning our kids had a show to accent the progress they have made with the horses they have been working with for the last eight weeks. They were able to show their ... Full Story

Wildfire mural’s bold colors stand out

Wildfire mural’s bold colors stand out

The Wildfire Summer Mural project is nearing completion as the crew puts on the finishing touches. Julia Lamb and Lane Foley were on the job early Thursday morning. The youngsters work under the direction of Anita Yeh. Yeh’s specialty is Asian Inspired Design. A multicultural artist, Yeh was raised in the U.S. but has lived in China and Taiwan. The mural design is inspired by Chinese Farmer Paintings. The style is characterized by bold graphics and repeating elements. Yeh wanted her ... Full Story

LTO 24-Inch telescope installation

LTO 24-Inch telescope installation

The Little Thompson Observatory 24-inch telescope has had a long journey. Brought to Berthoud a couple of years ago it had to await the construction of the second pier and dome at the observatory. The instrument was finally put in place last October and has been awaiting funding to complete the installation. The Loveland Reporter-Herald gives an update: "Newly installed 24-inch telescope nearly ready" By Sandy Barnes For a history of the telescope go to ... Full Story

Berthoud Police investigate apparent suicide

Berthoud Police investigate apparent suicide

The call came in as an animal noise complaint just before 8 a.m. The caller complained that a dog at 506 Welch Avenue had been howling and barking since 3:30 a.m. Officer Vasquez responded to the call and soon called dispatch requesting an ambulance and the assistance of Chief Glen Johnson. Shortly after arriving at the apartment on Welch, Chief Johnson called for the coroner. The victim is a black male (Puerto Rican) who had been living in the apartment and operating a tattoo shop in the ... Full Story

Berthoud youths among 250 persons re-creating pioneer

Berthoud youths among 250 persons re-creating pioneer trail trek

Press Release: In the mid 1800s, nearly 70,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints traveled across the plains from Nebraska and Iowa to the Salt Lake Valley. Most were in wagon trains, but ten companies of pioneers (totaling around 3,000 persons) pushed handcarts containing all of their possessions for more than 1,000 miles. This month nearly 200 youths and 75 accompanying adults from Berthoud, Loveland, Windsor, and Fort Collins-- all in pioneer attire, re-created ... Full Story

Newest Berthoud Habit home to be dedicated Sunday

Newest Berthoud Habit home to be dedicated Sunday

The many volunteers of the Berthoud Habitat for Humanity have been busy for several months preparing a home for Angie Purdy and her family. The home has several features to accommodate her daughter Heidi's condition. Heidi recently underwent brain surgery as covered in this excellent article in The Holyoke Enterprise. The public is invited to attend the Habitat dedication on Sunday, July 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 1712 North Fourth Street.

Project America Run comes to Berthoud

Project America Run comes to Berthoud

July 15, 2010 Mike Ehredt is running across the United States, planting a flag every mile. The flags each have a ribbon with the name of a serviceman/woman killed in the Iraq war. 4,375 flags with 4,375 yellow ribbons along a route that measures 4,551 miles from Astoria, Washington to Rockland, Maine. Today he came to Berthoud. Ehredt is a U.S. Army veteran and a retired postal clerk from the town of Driggs, Idaho, population 1,100. Briggs is no stranger to endurance sports. According to the ... Full Story

Sheriff’s office explains wildland fire role

Sheriff’s office explains wildland fire role

  Wildland Fires Several newspaper articles and anonymous comments in "RH Line" of the Reporter Herald regarding the Round Mountain Fire in the Big Thompson Canyon prompt me to write this. It is obvious that the sheriff's role and responsibility for wildland fire suppression is generally not understood. Recent statutory changes further muddied the waters on the jurisdictional issues involved. By Colorado statute, the sheriff has always been the "fire warden" for the unincorporated areas of ... Full Story

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