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Friday, August 1, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘berthoud’

Commissioner Donnelly in Berthoud Oct. 26

Commissioner Donnelly in Berthoud Oct. 26

  .....Commissioner Tom Donnelly invites you to come and talk with him at two public meetings. Estes Park: Wednesday, October 19, at 9:00 a.m. @ Estes Park Senior Center, 220 4th Street, Estes Park Berthoud: Wednesday, October 26 at 8:30 a.m., @ the Light House Cafe @ Grace Place, 250 Mountain Ave., Berthoud.   NO RSVP required...just drop in!

Public schools vs charter schools

Public schools vs charter schools

  There has been much attention lavished on the subject of charter schools recently. The proposal of the Red Rock Academy in Berthoud has brought out a lot of emotion and rhetoric by those for and those against the charter school Much has been written about charter schools in the United States and those articles may help shed some light on charter schools in general. One of the most important questions is whether charter schools are superior to public schools. The answer seems ... Full Story

Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school

Reporter-Herald Rocky meeting for proposed Berthoud charter school Most speakers at forum oppose Red Rock Academy By Shelley Widhalm Reporter-Herald Staff Writer Posted: 10/13/2011 11:48:17 PM MDT   BERTHOUD -- At the bidding of Berthoud resident Christine Torres, the majority of the 300 people attending a charter school community forum Thursday night held up paper signs stating "NO!" in block letters.They yelled, clapped and cheered when Torres gave up 30 seconds of her two ... Full Story

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

Red Rock, I ran the numbers

I ran the numbers that were provided by Red Rocks Academy in the Berthoud Surveyor on the proposed charter school. As Red Rocks freely admits, the "money follows the student.” I have attached the spreadsheet of that money so that you can see the impact. Now, if a school has already been built, as have all the Berthoud schools, then there are fixed costs associated with their operation that must be covered. Fixed costs are just that: fixed. If there are no children in the school, they are ... Full Story

No to charter school

No to charter school

  Some people are in line to make money on this charter school project, but what it will do is to tear our town apart. Berthoud is too small for a charter school. Yes, they can probably do it. The school board will turn the application down and then the state will approve it. This is all planned out already. Why don't the organizers ask the people of Berthoud through a vote and let us see if they are really in this to help the people or just in it for themselves. If the school is built, ... Full Story

Special Meeting on Charter School

Special Meeting on Charter School

Sheriff to speak at Berthoud AARP

Sheriff to speak at Berthoud AARP

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith will be the speaker at the Berthoud AARP meeting on Wednesday, Octover 12. The program will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. following the chapters pot luck supper. The public is invited to come listen to the sheriff. The topics will include the operation of the Larimer County Jail and the proposed sales tax extension to support jail operation. This is your chance to learn and ask questions about the jail and the sheriff's office. The AARP regular ... Full Story

Nearly 700 signatures opposing charter school in

  Opponents of the proposed Red Rock Academy have collected nearly 700 signatures on their online petition at www.supportberthoudschools.org. According to the website: SupportBerthoudSchools.org is a grassroots effort of concerned parents who have joined together to support our four existing Berthoud public schools. We are passionate about protecting our right to choose quality public education for our children." Also online is "A Response to Red Rock Academy's Fact Check." Read ... Full Story

Obituary: Thomas Harry Durst

Obituary: Thomas Harry Durst

  Thomas Harry Durst, 63, of Berthoud died October 4, 2011 at his home. He was born February 27, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Harry and Kathleen Durst. Thomas worked as an overland hauling truck driver for 41 years. In December of 1982, he married Virginia Clara Perrine in Easton, Pennsylvania. Thomas enjoyed western movies, horses, rodeos, NASCAR racing and the Green Bay Packers. His nickname was Rattlesnake. Thomas had been living in Berthoud for the past four and half ... Full Story

Premier Gymnastics at Rocktoberfest 2011

  Premier Gymnastics of the Rockies competed in the 2011 Rocktoberfest hosted by Adrenaline Gymnastics in Centennial on October 1 and 2. The Level 4 team placed first and the Level 5 team placed third. In the All-Around Competition: Level 4: In the Junior Division Mackenzie Nedom placed 3rd and Ali O’Donnell placed 5th. In the Senior Division Madison Blair placed 1st with a 37.575 and Taylor Dower placed 3rd. Level 5: In the Child Division, Kylla Justice placed 4th and ... Full Story

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