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Obituary: James J. Laffoon

James J. Laffoon: Nov. 6, 1924 – Aug. 20, 2014 James J. Laffoon, 89, of Loveland, died Aug. 20 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Jim is survived by his… Read more »

Community Calendar: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

Community Calendar: Aug. 28, 2014

Don Edwards

Who can sing cowboy songs and shoot a gun?

By D. W. Herman Special to the Surveyor First the Saturday afternoon “B” Western disappeared, without fanfare, from the silver screen. Eventually, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Rex Allen all… Read more »

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Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum’s History Camp photo gallery

All photos by May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Despite it being July, George Jacobo uses a snow shovel to clear the sidewalk in front of Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Berthoud Monday afternoon after a powerful hailstorm came through. 
All images John Gardner / The Surveyor

Photos: Severe hailstorm pummels Berthoud

Despite it being July, George Jacobo uses a snow shovel to clear the sidewalk in front of Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Berthoud Monday afternoon after a powerful hailstorm came… Read more »

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The Spartans celebrate a 41-0 victory over the Valley Vikings in the season opener in Gilcrest, Friday, Aug. 29. Read about the game in Thursday's Berthoud Weekly Surveyor. 
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Spartans dominate Valley in season opener

Berthoud’s Sydney Kouns, left, and Taylor Armitage celebrate after the 13-3 victory over the Thompson Valley Eagles at Bein Field in Berthoud, Friday, Aug. 22.
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Lady Spartans rout Thompson Valley in softball home opener

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor The cool, dreary, overcast weather at Bein Field on Friday night gave the game the feel of October rather than August softball. And the Lady… Read more »

Berthoud boys in good position midway through season

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Berthoud High School boys golf team is playing solid golf halfway through the season. And they’re not relaxing just yet. “The boys are really… Read more »

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The Chamber of Commerce Building (far left) was constructed in 1907. Berthoud's new-formed Chamber of Commerce was one of the building's first occupants, taking up quarters in one of the upstairs offices. The Shyrock Hardware store and C.P. Thompson's harness shop occupied the east and west ground floor rooms respectively.
Photo courtesy Berthoud Historical Society

Chamber of Commerce building readies for new life

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Chamber of Commerce Building at the corner of Third Street and Mountain Avenue is currently undergoing renovation. The building’s east ground… Read more »

Ed McCormick constructed a fine brick bungalow on his family's farm north of Berthoud in 1917. A large group of McCormick's friends and family are show shown in this photograph that was taken in the 1920s. McCormick and his father, W.H. McCormick, operated a general store near the corner of 3rd St. and Mountain Ave. in the town's early years.
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McCormick family helped build Berthoud in many ways

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French Members of the William Hamilton McCormick family played key roles in the development of the Berthoud community. William “W.H.” McCormick came to… Read more »

In 1940 local volunteers graded the perimeter of Vernavy Pool in preparation for the installation of concrete sidewalks. The pool measured 100 feet in width and 144 feet in length and was built by community volunteers.
Photo courtesy of Berthoud Bulletin Collection/ Berthoud Historical Society

In 1940 Berthoud community cooled off in Vernavy Pool

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French Berthoud’s first swimming pool was built in Town Park in 1940. Prior to that time the community’s water lovers swam in irrigation… Read more »