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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

‘Voices & Thoughts’ Archives

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.

Letter of Thanks: Secret Santa’s for the Elderly

Thank you to all who called this year and adopted elderly individuals through the Secret Santa’s for the Elderly. You continue to share the true spirit of Christmas. Your ongoing visits bring much delight to those you’ve adopted. This year alone over 250 elderly were visited. Thank YOU to all the facilities we work with year after year. You strive everyday to spread compassion and love to those individuals under your care. Since 1996 the Secret Santa’s for the Elderly have focused ... Full Story

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 ... Full Story

Citizens First to hold first meeting of the new year

CITIZENS FIRST will hold their first meeting of the New Year on Thursday, Jan. 28, 6 p.m. at the Jumping Bean Coffee House and Restaurant, 434 Mountain Ave. in Berthoud. CITIZENS FIRST is a non-political, civic-minded group of Berthoud residents who are working to make Berthoud a better place to live.  We invite all Berthoud residents to join us to discuss upcoming goals and issues for the coming year.  As example, an already established issue for the year is the quality and cost of our ... 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 ... Full Story

This moment in time

This moment in time is the beginning for the American people. What is Congress going to leave the American people for it's new beginning? Will it be a financial catastrophe with the insurance companies reaping huge profits, Congress members taking jobs as lobbyists in the coming years and the downfall of the US economy while the human suffering continues? Or will it be the long-term opportunity that the American people need? Fair profits for healthcare companies, politcians working for "We the ... 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

Thanks from Christmas in Berthoud Committee

Dear Berthoud Community, The Christmas in Berthoud 2009 Team would like you to know how your generous donations of time and talent helped families this Christmas. Deliveries were made to families Saturday, December 19th from 6-8pm. We are very thankful for having so many volunteers help distribute the wonderful gifts. The Christmas in Berthoud Team raised over $13,000 to help families in need. We were able to assist: 165+ children 65+ families 14 single seniors In addition to the cash ... Full Story

Larimer County agencies target long-lasting changes

Daily headlines bring unsettling news about crumbling financial markets. In  Larimer County, the floundering housing market is forcing homeowners to return to renting, driving vacancy rates down and rental prices up. And it’s not just homeowners feeling the pinch — families living in poverty are being forced into homelessness. The ripple effects have devastating impacts, as unstable housing disrupts employment, education, health and family stability.   In the first three quarters of ... 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

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