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Judith Annette Butcher: June 22, 1945-August 5, 2016

Judith Annette Butcher, 71, passed away at her Horseshoe Park home near Berthoud, Colo., on Aug. 5, 2016, after battling three different cancers over five years. She was born on… Read more »


Jennifer “Jenny” Lynn Macy: June 4, 1968 – Aug. 5, 2016

Jennifer “Jenny” Lynn Macy, of Berthoud, Colo., passed away on Aug. 5, 2016, at the age of 48. Jennifer was born in Annapolis, Md., on June 4, 1968, to Stephen… Read more »

Mark Shafer, of Faith
Painting, sprays a fresh
coat of paint on the
exterior of the Berthoud
Train Depot in Berthoud
on July 29. The historic
Berthoud Train Depot is
the meeting place of the
local chapter of the Lions
Club. The Lions Club
has been renovating the
interior of the building
for several months and
was able to get the
exterior painted through
donations. According to
Ken Schwols, Lions Club
area leader, the club is
also interested in having
some murals painted at
the depot. Any interested
artists can contact
Schwols at: kschwols@
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Berthoud Train Depot gets a fresh coat

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Cody, Rae and Hollis Hunt stand outside Grace Place Church.
Bob McDonnell / The Surveyor

A graceful transition

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor It is ironic that Hollis Hunt works at Berthoud’s Grace Place Church. His first encounter there — some 12 years ago — was not that… Read more »

Berthoud resident and agriculture aficionado Bill Markham is photographed driving a tractor during the 2016 Berthoud Day Parade in June.
Markham is a prominent local figure in the agriculture community and is also a champion to the 4H kids that raise livestock for auction.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Bill Markham: local farmer, businessman, one of Berthoud 4H’s strongest supporters

By Katie Harris The Surveyor Within the Berthoud community, the term 4H is synonymous with four things: service, leadership, agriculture, and Bill Markham. Indeed, those who know the owner of… Read more »

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 »

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Photos: Berthoud Day 2016

All photos by Becky Justice-Hemann and Rudy Hemmann © Berthoud Weekly Surveyor 2016  

Berthoud High School Class of 2016 co-valedictorians Jonathan Bosnich (red cap) and Lexia Wyse, give their commencement speech to their classmates on Saturday, May 28, at the commencement ceremony at Max Marr Stadium.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Photos: BHS graduation

All photos by John Gardner © Berthoud Weekly Surveyor 2016


Photos: BHS Veterans Day Ceremony

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

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Spartans starting catcher Hannah Langer is taking a leadership role in her senior year as the team looks to fi ll fi ve
starting spots opened by graduating seniors last spring, including two star pitchers.
Surveyor file photo / John Gardner

Berthoud softball aims for the fence

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Roster turnover is an inherent part of high school sports. Each year a team’s seniors graduate and take the next step in their lives and… Read more »

Berthoud goal keeper Hunter Hursey charges a Northridge opponent to save a goal in the first half of the Sept. 1 game at
Berthoud High School.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Young Spartans soccer squad showing major strides

By Aaron Reynolds The Surveyor The past couple of years have been a bit of a struggle for the Berthoud High School (BHS) boys soccer team, as fifth-year head coach… Read more »

Berthoud sophomore Cameron Poll, pictured at Highland Meadows in Windsor at a tournament last year, started this season
off in the right direction, shooting a 10-over-par 82 at Saddleback Golf Course.
Surveyor file photo / John Gardner

Spartans golfers to swing for conference title repeat

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor As his golf cart made its way down the left side of the first hole at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland, newly-minted Berthoud High… Read more »

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The Berthoud High School Class of 1907 was comprised to eight students. The male graduates, Fred Hartford (left) and Clifton McGlothlan
(right) flanked their female counterparts when they posed for a photo on the steps of the United Brethren church. Emma Bennett (center) was the only young woman who faced the camera.
Professor Van Hoose stood in the shadows between Bennett and McGlothlan.
Photo courtesy of Ludlow Collection/ Berthoud Historical Society

BHS graduation was held at UB Church in 1907

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Surveyor Columnist Eight students graduated from Berthoud High School (BHS) in 1907. That year the “Berthoud School” was located in the city block… Read more »


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 »