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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

Douglas Nichols, Ph.D., 1942-2010

Douglas Nichols, Ph.D., 1942-2010

February 19, 1942 – January 21, 2010 Doug Nichols, Ph. D., paleontologist and Berthoud resident, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 21, 2010, at the age of 67. Born in Jamaica, Long Island, N.Y., he was the son of Kenneth C. and Beatrice O. Nichols. Doug lived in Long Island, N.Y. and New Jersey while growing up. Since settling in Berthoud in 2005, Doug enthusiastically embraced life here in Berthoud. He made so many friends in the short time he lived here and thoroughly enjoyed the ... Full Story

Berthoud Town Forum

Berthoud Town Forum is open to any individual to comment on all aspects of life in Berthoud. It is strictly an on-line forum. Citizens First is a civic group and speaks as an organization with a platform that is decided by the consensus of its members. Jen Rotar and Dorian Ryan Tacy, Co-founders of Berthoud Town Forum and members of Citizens First.

BERT chooses not to do business locally

Editorial Opinion by Gary Wamsley Continuing a policy of not supporting local business unless you are a member of the Berthoud Economic Resource Team (BERT), local web site developers were eliminated from consideration for building the BERT/Town web site. The contract for developing the un-needed but expensive web site will go to an out of town contractor. One would think that a prime factor in any contract spending taxpayer money would be to keep the funds in Berthoud and to support local ... Full Story

Clyde Weldon McCrary 1926 2010

Clyde Weldon McCrary 1926  2010

Clyde Weldon McCrary, 83, of Amarillo, died Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo. Clyde was born Friday, April 2, 1926 in Clarendon, Texas to Jesse and DoraLee (Junior) McCrary. He served in the United States Navy during WWII and was a carpenter before retiring. He married Margie Ann Shults in August of 1950 in Colorado. He was devoted to family, church and community and served in positions such as Justice of the Peace and Firefighter, to name a few. He is ... Full Story

Museum Director Tom Vaughan says goodbye

Dear Editor, For the past 11 years I have had the privilege of directing operations for the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum. My tenure with the organization ends as of January 2, 2010. I wish to thank the citizens and merchants of Berthoud, the Town of Berthoud, and the members and volunteers of the Berthoud Historical Society for the support they extended to me and our museum during this time. It isn’t possible for me to thank every individual, but I especially need to recognize ... Full Story

Letters: Nov. 5, 2009

Our Street Trees One of Berthoud’s greatest assets is its trees; something you probably don’t think about that often, but our public trees are worth over five million dollars. These are just the trees in our parks, cemetery and the public right of way. The care of these trees has always been a partnership; the town takes care of the park and cemetery trees and homeowners take care of the street trees in front of their homes and in alley ways. Most cities and towns do it this way, so ... Full Story

Obituary: Marion Elizabeth (Brehmer) Andersen

Marion Anderson passed away peacefully on Oct. 28, 2009 at Hospice Care Center of Boulder/Broomfield County in Louisville after a short illness. She was born May 24, 1936 to John and Rosie Brehmer in Bancroft, Neb., the fifth child born to the family, which grew by three more children over the next several years. Anderson was very active in school growing up, being a cheerleader and homecoming queen and graduating from Bancroft High School. She married Robert Eugene Andersen on Nov. 7, 1954. ... Full Story

Obituary: Mary G. Schmidt

Mary G. Schmidt, 81, of Berthoud passed away Oct. 26, 2009, at Pathways Hospice, Loveland. She was born Oct. 22, 1928, in Pana, Ill., to Raymond and Celeste (Whittman) Groll. Mary graduated from Pana High School and attended college in Illinois and Denver. She married Alban J. Schmidt on Nov. 26, 1949. They lived in Denver until 1972, when they moved to Berthoud. Mary was a homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Longmont, P.E.O., and several bridge clubs. She ... Full Story

Obituary: Jack R. Kidd

Jack R. Kidd, 77, of Berthoud was born in Utah to Henry and Leola Kidd. He graduated from high school in Billings, Mont., went into the Air Force for four years and returned to college, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business from Idaho State University. Jack married Carolee in Boulder in 1955. After serving as a computer programmer for 31 years at Sandia National Laboratories, Jack moved with his wife from Albuquerque to Berthoud in 2000. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of ... Full Story

1642: What’s Next? Something is Missing

By Ralph Trenary Berthoud Recorder Attention everyone, it’s Election Day.  Actually it has been Election Day since ballots were mailed last Tuesday, and it will continue to be Election Day until the County Clerk and Recorder starts to announce results on the Web site on Tuesday Nov. 3. Twenty-two days of exercising the great American experiment in representative Democracy. All of it relying almost entirely on envelopes and stamps. I’ve reluctantly and defiantly succumbed to institutional ... Full Story

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