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Saturday, September 20, 2014

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Christmas in Berthoud 2009

Christmas in Berthoud 2009

Photo by: Gary Wamsley Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit the Berthoud Community Center on Saturday morning. By Gary Wamsley The Berthoud Recorder Berthoud kicked off the annual Christmas in Berthoud celebration this year as you can see in the photos above.

Fire Beat: Nov. 23-29

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Activity for Nov. 23-29 Tuesday, Nov. 24 BFPD responded to a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 252. This was a three-car accident with no injuries reported. Thursday, Nov. 26 BFPD responded to a four-vehicle accident on Interstate 25 at mile marker 251. There were no reported injuries and only minor damage to the vehicles. Friday, Nov. 27 BFPD responded to a fire alarm at a residence on Colorado Avenue. This was a false ... Full Story

Audubon Club hosts “Small Mountain Owls”

The Foothills Audubon Club will meet Monday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Berthoud Community Center, 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud. The program will be presented by Scott Rashid, author of the recently published book “Small Mountain Owls.” He will discuss the four species found in the Rocky Mountains: the Northern Pygmy Owl, the Flammulated Owl, the Northern Sawwhet Owl and the Boreal Owl. Characteristics, behaviors, vocalizations and ranges of these little owls will be presented. The public ... Full Story

What was Johnny Appleseed up to?

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder Autumn is apple time across America — crisp fruit and sweet cider. The season may bring to mind that American folk hero Johnny Appleseed. You probably know him from the 1958 Disney film “American Legends,” which portrayed him as a young man traveling on the western frontier in the early 1800s, unselfishly planting apple trees for settlers to enjoy. But the true story of John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, is somewhat ... Full Story

Take the lens cap off, and other musings on

By Jamie Folsom Managing Editor, Berthoud Recorder Around the office, we’ve always said our photographs set us apart as a paper. And it’s no wonder, with so many of us being photo enthusiasts. We constantly challenge and learn from one another – get better shots, experiment, look at events we’ve covered before in new ways, go behind the scenes and help the reader see more of the action. (more…)

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. ... Full Story

Those autumn leaves

Those autumn leaves

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder “Those falling leaves drift by your window, those autumn leaves of red and gold....” So goes the old song. Here in Colorado, those autumn leaves are mostly gold: aspens and cottonwoods. For red, maples are the best but there are none of those in our native flora. Nonetheless, few sights equal groves of golden aspens against crisp blue skies in our mountains. In any event, why the beautiful colors as autumn arrives? And, why are those leaves ... Full Story

Obituary: Kennon Lebsack

Kennon Michael Lebsack, 52, died Sept. 20 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital, Tucson, Ariz., after a sudden illness. Lebsack was born March 27, 1957 to Robert and Priscilla Lebsack in Loveland, CO. He attended elementary schools in both Johnstown and Berthoud and graduated from Berthoud High School in 1975. He then attended the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, graduating in 1980. During his college years he worked for AMAX Mining Co. and continued with them at the Henderson Mill until ... Full Story

The Amazing Fossils of Florissant

The Amazing Fossils of Florissant

By Doug Nichols Berthoud Recorder The previous “Our Natural World” column covered the origin of the 34-million-year-old lake deposits at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument and the legislative struggle to have the site preserved for the public as part of the National Park system. This column provides some details about the fossils present in this unique area. Most prominent are enormous petrified trunks of prehistoric sequoia trees, relatives of the giant redwoods of ... Full Story

Obituary: Michael Betcher

Michael W. Betcher, 67, of Berthoud passed away on Aug. 29, 2009 after a short battle with cancer. He was born Sept. 2, 1941 in Riverside, Calif. to Orlan Henry and Rose Adel (nee Wahlin) Betcher. He graduated from high school and served in the U.S. Navy for over 19 years. He was a long haul truck driver for 19 years. He loved traveling and was in all 48 continental states and many countries overseas. He was an avid fisherman and loved playing many sports. He lived in Minnesota, ... Full Story

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