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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Archive for September, 2020

The Pandemic Increases Prescription Drug Use, but Can

The Pandemic Increases Prescription Drug Use, but Can Lead to More Substance Abuse

By: Nickolaus Hayes   During the pandemic, more people are taking drugs for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Coronavirus health concerns, job loss, social isolation, returning to work, or looking for a job, force many Americans to turn to medication. Prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs, anti-depressants, and sleep medication have risen during the pandemic. The health research firm IQVIA released data saying the number of anti-anxiety drug prescriptions rose 10.2%, and anti-depressant ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Calls: August 2020

Berthoud Fire Calls: August 2020

Incident Report August 1-2 Saturday, August 1 Squad 61 dispatched to the TPC Golf Course Clubhouse for a medical assist. TVEMS assumed patient care and cleared Squad 61 from the scene. Engine 61 dispatched to the area of Weld County Road 7 and Weld County Road 46 for a patient with breathing problems. The patient was removed from the vehicle and loaded into the ambulance for transport. The vehicle was secured. Sunday, August 2 Engine 61 dispatched to the 4100 block of S Garfield Avenue ... Full Story

Berthoud Police Blotter: August 2020

Berthoud Police Blotter: August 2020

August 1 - 2 Saturday, August 1 Rally / Counter-Protest: Several people planned a Black Lives Matter rally at Fickel Park. Several counter-protesters gathered across the street. For the most part it was peaceful except for the volley of insults going back and forth. A teenager on the BLM side with a bullhorn made sure people were following the rules and cleaning up after themselves. Great Job! Vehicle Crash / Private Property: Mountain Avenue, a driver backed into another vehicle at ... Full Story

Obituary: Helen Louise Starck Snyder

Helen Louise Starck Snyder, age 95, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, August 22, 2020, at Countryside Care Center in Rupert, Idaho.  She was born December 1, 1924, in Berthoud, Colorado, to John and Molly Muller Starck.  Helen graduated from Berthoud High, where she was an avid member of the school’s basketball team, the Berthoud Spartans.  She married Frank Snyder on February 10, 1946.  The couple was farming near Niwot, Colorado, when Frank was granted a ... Full Story