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Monday, October 20, 2014

‘Letters to the Editor’ Archives

Supporting Justin Smith for Sheriff

Supporting Justin Smith for Sheriff

Growing up, my parents always told me that the best way to judge a person’s character was by what they did when no one was looking. As the field of candidates is asking for our support to become our next sheriff, I am asking what have you done for our community when no one was looking? Let me tell you what I learned about republican candidate Justin Smith. Over the last two decades, he has been a member of the Site Improvement Team at Shepardson Elementary School, a member of the Partners ... Full Story

Pluto is not a “former planet”

Pluto is not a “former planet”

This is in response to your June 24 article titled: "EarthSky Tonight-June 24: Earth passes between sun and Pluto tomorrow." I wish you had a comments section because I would have posted this in that section. Pluto is not a "former planet." It is a planet. Please do not blindly accept the controversial demotion of Pluto, which was done by only four percent of the International Astronomical Union, most of whom are not planetary scientists. Their decision was immediately opposed in a formal ... Full Story

Art in the Garden Thanks to …

Art in the Garden Thanks to …

The Berthoud Art in the Garden Committee, Citizens First and Berthoud Arts and Humanities Alliance would like to extend thanks and appreciation to those responsible for making the event the grand success that it was on Saturday, June 26. The sponsors of the event: Attorney at Law J. Mitchell Tacy ; Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce; Berthoud Athletic Club;  Berthoud Dance Company; Berthoud Recorder Online; Berthoud Wine & Spirits; EnergyLogic Inc; GrafikNature; Guaranty ... Full Story

Mental health care is vital too

Mental health care is vital too

As our nation and our community continue to study the impact of health care reform legislation, I would like to take this opportunity to share my thoughts about the need to ensure that behavioral health care is central to these conversations. As Vice President of Business Development at Poudre Valley Hospital and a Board Member of Larimer Center for Mental Health (LCMH), I am well-acquainted with the costs and results of untreated mental health and addictive disorders in our ... Full Story

Chamber sends thanks

Chamber sends thanks

Thank you to everyone who helped in making Berthoud Day 2010 such a success! To our Sponsors, thank you !!! To our Volunteers, thank you !!! To our Vendors, thank you !!! To everyone who attended Berthoud Day…we couldn’t do it without your efforts and cooperation, every year! A sincere thank you from the Board of Directors at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center.

Thanks from Habitat

Thanks from Habitat

Berthoud Habitat for Humanity hopes everyone enjoyed the 5k race and our Berthoud Day booths. We had 260 5k runners and over 60 1k children runners. We would like to thank all the volunteers who were involved with the 5k race and those that volunteered at a booth. We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to all our sponsors. God Bless and have a wonderful day. Anne Reichenberg

To the Editor, thank you Senator Lundberg

To the Editor, thank you Senator Lundberg

I would like to thank Senator Kevin Lundberg for helping me with a problem I had with the Colorado Dept. of Revenue which had incorrectly processed my income tax return. I filed my return expecting a small refund, but then received a letter from the DOR stating I owed over $1,700 in taxes plus an assessed penalty. After my tax preparer wrote DOR listing the many errors they had made, I waited over two months for the matter to be corrected. After contacting Senator Lundberg for help with this ... Full Story

High School Forensics Coach responds

High School Forensics Coach responds

Dear Editor: Thank you for running a story on the Berthoud Forensics (Speech and Debate) Team Qualifying for the National Tournament in Kansas City, MO. The hard work and talent that (recently graduated seniors) Ann Smith and Nicolas Alexander have demonstrated over the last two years have earned them national recognition, and your support for their success is greatly appreciated. There are many reasons why I became a teacher and a forensics coach: I think high school is a particularly ... Full Story

Thank you note from the Sabados Family

Thank you note from the Sabados Family

The Sabados Family would like to extend their most heartfelt and sincere thanks to the entire Berthoud Community. The loss of our son Alex has left us heartbroken and deeply saddened. Your spirit, your love, your kindness and outpouring of generosity shows us how much Alex meant to the many lives he touched. Because of this, we feel grateful to have such a wonderful community that has supported us through these difficult times. We will look forward to the hope and healing that the future ... Full Story

Limiting Berthoud Volunteer Membership?

Limiting Berthoud Volunteer Membership?

There are some opinions blowing around Berthoud these days that claim the town needs a voted ordinance that would require a volunteer to have a primary residence within town limits for a year in order to serve on any advisory board or commission, period. I’m worried about this for several reasons. While some statutory requirements exist for commissions such as Planning and Zoning, there are none for other commissions. There’s a good reason for that: Each commission is very different, ... Full Story

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