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Saturday, October 10, 2015

‘Letters to the Editor’ Archives

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, and ... Full Story

Thank you from the After Prom Committee

Dear Editor, The Berthoud High School After Prom Event Committee would like to give a special thank you to all the volunteers for making this year’s APE another successful evening. APE helps to keep our kids safe. In addition to the generosity of long hours that our parents volunteered, many of them made donations of money. Thank you all for the kindness of time and money. We would also like to extend a big thank you to the following organizations and businesses for their donations of money ... Full Story

Jeremy missing, Family asks for help

Jeremy missing, Family asks for help

Dear Editor, On April 11 of this year, Jeremy Griess disappeared from his home in Westminster, Colorado. I am writing to you on behalf of Jeremy and his family in the hope that you will consider this story for publication in your newspaper. Jeremy is a native of Minden, Nebraska. The bond that is shared by this tight-knit community is demonstrated in the outpouring of love and concern that we share for Jeremy; our missing son, brother, and friend. Jeremy has many people looking for him and ... Full Story

Third Street a city dump?

What can be done about the mess Jones has on Third Street? It looks like a city dump. Why can't he put a fence up? It is getting worse. Guess we all can just use our yards for a junk pile. Lee Esterbrook tax payer in Berthoud

From Alex’s Cub Scout Leader

Greg Carter add these notes as a comment to Alex Sabado's obituary. I thought it appropriate to give his remarks a place on the main page. Nearly every seat in the beautiful sanctuary at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church was filled on Saturday morning. Family, friend, classmates, scouts in uniform, BMX riders and more turned out to say goodbye to Alex. Here is a remembrance by Greg Carter: “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run …”; Do you ... Full Story

To The Editor: Justin Smith

The choice is obvious! Looking at the candidates for Sheriff, Justin Smith has my vote. Not only has he demonstrated his commitment to the community as a deputy over the last 20 years, he has gained the support and respect of his peers in the public safety community. In talking with Justin, here are some of the things that I found out. Justin has been a guest panelist for Leadership Ft. Collins, preparing future leaders for our community. Justin is routinely an invited panelist for the State ... Full Story

Letter to the Editor — Justin Smith is the right man

Justin Smith is the right man at the right time. I have known him for sixteen years and I can assure you that he is a man of character and conviction. Justin is a former neighbor of mine and I know firsthand about his commitment to the community and his experience. The Justin that I met in 1994 was a K-9 officer at the time. I had the opportunity to do a few ride-alongs with him and was very impressed by his commitment to service and the compassion that he showed for crime victims. Larimer ... Full Story

To The Editor

I am writing this letter to express my support for Justin Smith and his candidacy for Larimer County Sheriff. I am a retired police officer, 22 years with the Garland, Texas Police Department and 6 years with the Estes Park, Colorado Police Department. During my service with the Estes Park Police Department, I worked in conjunction with several officers of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Department. I found Justin to be an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated member of the Larimer County ... Full Story

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