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Samuel Edward Sterkel: Jan. 26, 1926 – April 18, 2016

Samuel Edward Sterkel, 90, of Loveland, Colo., died on April 18, 2016, at Mirasol Green House Homes in Loveland.  He was born in his home of 73 years in Berthoud,… Read more »


Alan Lee Black, Jr.: Nov. 10, 1998 – April 1, 2016

Alan Lee Black, Jr., “AJ” left this earth to be with Jesus on April 1, 2016. AJ was born into his loving family’s arms on Nov. 10, 1998, in Loveland,… Read more »


Cecil Ann Dunfee: Feb. 11, 1941 – March 25, 2016

Cecil Ann Dunfee, 75, born Feb, 11, 1941, passed away as a result of a home fire on Friday, March 25, 2016, in Berthoud. Cecil was a Berthoud resident for… Read more »

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Berthoud resident and research scientist and engineer at University of Colorado - Boulder Terry Bullet traveled to Antarctica in 2014 and 2015 to
install radio towers that help with research of Earth’s ionosphere.
Photo courtesy of Terry Bullett

An office with a view

Berthoud’s Terry Bullett traveled to the Earth’s edge for some really cool work By May Soricelli The Surveyor A state-of-the-art scientific facility on the frozen coastline of Antarctica, amidst a… Read more »

Berthoud United Methodist Church and Stu Boyd honor longtime community volunteer Sam Waldo pictured at the church's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner where Waldo was recognized for her many years of service in the Berthoud community. 
Bob McDonnell / The Surveyor

The generosity of Sam Waldo

The only thing greater than Sam Waldo’s heart is her generosity By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor It would be easier to list the Berthoud organizations and people who have not… Read more »

A basketball family tradition, started by John Beck (center) in the 1950s, continues today at Berthoud High
School. John’s daughters, Kellie Diffendaffer (left) and Teresa Rimsky (upper right) both played basketball at
BHS along with Teresa’s husband, Paul (top left). His granddaughter, Tara Olivas, was a player and is now an
assistant coach at BHS.
Photo by Angie Purdy / The Surveyor

All in the Spartans’ basketball family

Three generations played basketball for Berthoud By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Berthoud resident John Beck, a 1955 graduate of Berthoud High School (BHS), remembers his days as a young athlete,… Read more »

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Photos: BHS Veterans Day Ceremony

Images from the Veterans Day ceremony at Berthoud High School on Nov. 11. All photos © John Gardner / The Surveyor

Brett Hoth, of Longmont, was the adult Lederhosen winner at the Berthoud Oktoberfest on Oct. 3.

Photos: Berthoud Oktoberfest contest winners


Berthoud Softball vs. Holy Family Oct. 8

The Berthoud High School softball team won its last regular season game versus Holy Family 3-0 on Oct. 8 at Bein Field in Berthoud. The team begins Regional action on… Read more »

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Spartans sports roundup

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Girls golf: Lady Spartans suffer rough outing at Pelican Lakes Competing at one of the toughest venues they have played all season, and in deplorable… Read more »

Berthoud baseball eyes postseason

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor For the first time in more than a decade the Berthoud High School baseball team is in position to finish the season with a winning… Read more »

Berthoud senior Issac Bracken prepares a pitch during a game in March at Jack Sommers Field at Berthoud
High School. Bracken has been a dominate pitcher from the mound this season and even threw a complete game no-hitter against Erie on April 14.
Bracken has also earned All-American honors this season.
John Gardner / Surveyor file photo

Berthoud’s Issac Bracken an All-American

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Baseball has always been a way of life for Berthoud High School’s (BHS) Issac Bracken. Now just over a month shy of his high school… Read more »

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Scarlet fever spoiled 1915 Halloween

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson The Surveyor A century ago, in 1915, Berthoud closed its school for the week following Halloween. That year Berthoud had one school… Read more »

Pauli Driver-Smith, a Highlandlake historian and volunteer for the historic committee, welcomes
visitors of the Berthoud Historical Society’s Berthoud Backroads field trip on July 11.
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

The history surrounding us

Discovering the history that lives on Berthoud’s back roads By May Soricelli The Surveyor “The people of this part of Colorado know all about Highlandlake, but for others, elsewhere, we… Read more »

Native Missourian, John Carroll Ish,
survived imprisonment and seven
wounds suffered during the Civil War
to become one of the Little Thompson
Valley’s early citizens.
Photo courtesy "History of Larimer County" by Ansel Watrous

Reservoir south of Berthoud named for Capt. John C. Ish

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Ish Reservoir is located between Berthoud and Longmont. It can be seen on the east side of Highway 287 near the Larimer-Boulder county… Read more »