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Friday, July 25, 2014

‘Community News’ Archives

Ukrainian Orphans, Happy Campers

Ukrainian Orphans, Happy Campers

The lucky 11 children visiting the United States from Ukraine looked like happy campers on Sunday Afternoon. The children, ranging in age from 7 to 14-years-old are Ukrainian orphans visiting Northern Colorado as part of the Cultural Exchange Camp organized by the Ukraine Orphan Outreach (UOO) program. The children have had an exciting whirlwind adventure like nothing they have experienced before. You can read about it on the Outreach ... Full Story

Wildfire Mural takes shape

Wildfire Mural takes shape

With scaffolding in place, the junior muralists have started drawing the outlines of the mural design on the wall at the Wildfire Community Arts Center. The designs should be completed this week, but the next step, adding the color, will not start for another week and half.

Wildfire Summer Mural Project gets underway

Wildfire Summer Mural Project gets underway

The Wildfire mural crew spent the day Friday in the mundane, but necessary task of painting the grid on the side of the Arts Center building. Under the watchful eye of Anita Yeh-Norrie, the all girl crew of Iona Kearney, Mandi Walsh, Katie Lamb, Skye Kearney, Jenna Hepp, Kayla Richards and Elizabeth Coats climbed the scaffolding and ladders to mark of the work area. The next step will be transferring the design from the master drawing to the wall, then each “muralist” will have a ... Full Story

Habitat “ReStore” getting close

Habitat “ReStore” getting close

The Habitat crew had hoped to have the ReStore open by May but July is looking more realistic. This corner will look much better when the store and the roundabout are finished. both seem to be near completion. One of the signs that the store is nearing is grand opening is the installation of the sign over the door. The sign, printed by Hardy's Photo, www.hardysphoto.com,  was delivered and installed last week. Photos by Tim ... Full Story

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

First Colorado case of West Nile confirmed

DENVER – The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has received its first confirmed case of West Nile virus in 2010. Heading into the holiday weekend, health department officials advise people to take precautions against West Nile virus by wearing insect repellent and using other methods to avoid mosquito bites when outdoors. Elisabeth Lawaczeck, state public health veterinarian, explained, “Although we can’t predict how severe the West Nile virus season will be this ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire responds to area wildland fires

Berthoud Fire responds to area wildland fires

Berthoud Fire’s Wildland Team Activated Press Release from Berthoud Fire Protection District Berthoud Fire Protection District’s Wildland Team was activated Friday afternoon in response to fires burning near Estes Park and Glen Haven.  Two crews of three were dispatched with one Type 3 and one Type 6 engines to the scene.   The type three has the capabilities of dispersing foam for the purpose of protecting structures, and for firefighting.  The type three and six are ... Full Story

Berthoud Art in the Garden a smashing success

Berthoud Art in the Garden a smashing success

By Judy Lehn In spite of uncooperative weather, the first annual Berthoud Art in the Garden was a huge success on Saturday, June 26.  The artists arriving at the set up time of 1:30 p.m. were greeted by gusty winds, drizzling rain and then a final downpour before the sun came out at the historic Waggener Farm on Mountain Avenue. But the show went on.  Over 25 painters, sculptors and photographers were good sports, stuck it out and had an overall positive experience as the event went on ... Full Story

Boom town Berthoud?

Boom town Berthoud?

Berthoud on the verge of real estate boom? According to a recent article in the Norther Colorado Business Report and a corresponding interview on KUNC radio that is the case. The article says, among other things, that construction will begin on the Safeway store next year, with an opening in 2012. That was certainly news to Mayor Tom Patterson. He has seen no change in conditions that would warrant a change in Safeway's plans and he has certainly not been informed by the company or their ... Full Story

Andrew Romanoff Visits Berthoud

Andrew Romanoff Visits Berthoud

By Treva Heiser Area citizens gathered at the home of Bill Wendt  to hear Andrew Romanoff, Democratic candidate for the US Senate, speak on issues related to the environment, developing alternative energy resources, the need to reform the way Washington works and increase the power of the people . . . . . . . . Reasons given by those who attended varied. Dave Kramer from Johnstown, Ray Hupp of Loveland, and teenagers Javan Wendt and Daniel Heiser had not met Romanoff ... Full Story

Berthoud Art in the Garden on June 26

Berthoud Art in the Garden on June 26

Berthoud Art in the Garden on June 26 promises to be all about art, gardening, music and fun On June 26, 2010 from 4-8 p.m. over 30  Berthoud area painters, sculptors, photographers and potters will gather at the Historic Waggener home, 980 Mountain Avenue in Berthoud (Parking South of Turner Middle School, 950 Massachusetts Ave in Berthoud) as a joint venture to benefit the Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance and Citizens First, a Berthoud civic group. There will be a children’s art ... Full Story

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