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Thursday, October 2, 2014

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Larimer County Fair Photos Review

Larimer County Fair Photos Review

The County Fair Parade took place a couple days before the official opening, but the activities had started even before that as 4-H kids were busy setting up exhibits and competing in the equine events. Here the Berthoud Highlanders 4-H Club took time to enter the parade. The Larimer County Fair is over but the memories linger. The midway was open and many people enjoyed the activities. The weekend had many outside activities to enjoy, but much of what the fair is about ... Full Story

Larimer County Fair, complete results

Larimer County Fair, complete results

The Recorder Online will carry the entire list of Fair Awards in all categories. In the menu above, you will see a new title of "County Fair." If you click your courser on the tab you will see all the categories below. We will put up categories as soon as we receive them from the Extension Service. Berthoud residents on the lists will be accented with bold face type. Blue, red and white ribbons have different meanings in 4-H judging than in open judging. In 4-H judging a blue ribbon ... Full Story

Bands of Berthoud in the park

Bands of Berthoud in the park

It turned out to be a beautiful day in Fickel Park, great weather for a day of music as the Bands of Berthoud performed from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The audience was treated to 11 hours of almost continuous music provided by local musical groups. Many brought lawn chairs and settled in for several hours in the park. Technically, not all the groups were bands. The opening act of the Priority 5 is a singing group with recorded music and Burke Swinger and Brandon Sipes are solo acts, ... Full Story

A day at the Fair

A day at the Fair

The Ranch was bustling on Saturday, the first full day of the 2010 edition of the Larimer County Fair. Tractors, splashing dogs, running pigs and plenty of venders lined the promenade as the carnival rides created a colorful back drop to the days activities. The livestock has moved into the Ranchway Feed Pavilions, the alpacas came on Saturday afternoon, the last animals to arrive. The judging for the cattle, llamas and alpacas will take place Sunday in he indoor ... Full Story

Sculpture in Loveland

Sculpture in Loveland

Two of the grandest shows on earth are taking place in Loveland this weekend as artists from all over the world converge on the Sweetheart City. The Sculpture in the Park show is in its 27th year and features over 170 artists and 2,000 pieces of sculpture. The venue is Benson Park and the hours are 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Across the street at Loveland High School is the 19th Loveland Sculpture Invitational. The hours are the same. The high ... Full Story

New teachers sit in class today

New teachers sit in class today

teachers for Thompson School District arrived at Mountain View High High School for a day of orientation on Thursday. The morning began with an introduction to the Thompson Education Association, the local teacher’s union and continued with district staff. Berthoud will be getting  ten new teachers and a part time school nurse this year. Ivy Stockwell Elementary Jennifer Preusse, Kindergarten Teacher Donna Conde, School Nurse  Lindsay Hastings, Speech and ... Full Story

The Title is Sheriff – Not King

The Title is Sheriff – Not King

By Jim Alderden Larimer County Sheriff I am a firm believer that the sheriff is the highest law enforcement authority in the land and I have previously published my views on this esteemed Office. The Office of Sheriff has a long and valued history as the "protector of the shire" and is the only elected law enforcement officer making him directly accountable to the people. However, there are limitations on the powers and authority granted to the sheriff. A certain former ... Full Story

Pre-Fair activity at The Ranch

Pre-Fair activity at The Ranch

With he fair only a couple of days away, the Ranch still looks barren, but plenty is going on behind the scenes. The carnival area is just in the beginning stages, but it won’t take the carnival workers long to set up. Meanwhile, the 4-H kids have been bringing their exhibits in for judging and display setup. Many of the animal activities take place before the official opening. 4-H dog and cat programs have finished and the equine events finish up on Wednesday so the horses can go ... Full Story

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 ... 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 ... Full Story

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