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Progressive dinner on Feb. 13 raises funds for Berthoud After Prom Event

By Surveyor staff Grab family or friends, bring a date, or come solo, but make sure you don’t miss this year’s Berthoud After Prom Event Progressive Dinner on Sat., Feb…. Read more »

Brick Oven Pizza and Subs owner, Cliff Montano, right, received his Citizen of the Year award from
Dave and Julia Sabados at the Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Instalation Dinner on
Jan. 23. The Sabadoses received the award the previous year.
Becky Justice-Hemmann / The Surveyor

Chamber award recipients “humbled” by recognitions

By John Gardner The Surveyor Brick Oven Pizza and Subs owner, Cliff Montano, may be best known for his pizzas and subs, but he’s also known for his sense of… Read more »

Doris A. Heckert: April 28, 1926 – Jan. 21, 2016

Doris A. Heckert of Berthoud, Colo., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. She was born to Wesley B. Heckert and Grace Mason… Read more »

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Brick Oven Pizza and Subs owner, Cliff Montano, poses for a photo inside his pizza shop on Mountain Avenue in Berthoud. There's more to Montano than his ability to make great pizza. 
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Cliff Montano: The man behind the pizza

By May Soricelli The Surveyor When 12-year-old Cliff Montano, from the Bronx, stood scrutinized for constantly and perfectly stirring the sauce in his father’s pizza shop, he envisioned his ideal… Read more »

Berthoud resident and photographer RaeLynn Petrovich is caught in the moment taking a photo on
Mountain Avenue. Petrovich started a photography business “Second Shot” after being diagnosed
with cancer in 2010.
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Making the most of a ‘Second Shot’

RaeLynn Petrovich embraces life’s beauty through photography By May Soricelli The Surveyor Tragedy often times becomes a catalyst for new life, as it inspires a person’s true purpose and potential… Read more »

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Berthoud Equestrian member Elana TerAvest participates in the Horsemanship class at the Interscholastic
Equestrian Association show in Scottsdale, AZ the last week of November.
Photo courtesy of Jan Guynn

Taking the reigns

Students embrace equestrian club over traditional athletics By Aaron Reynolds The Surveyor Equestrian may not be on ESPN often, however its roots date back farther than most sports and teams… 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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Berthoud High School senior and quarterback Cody Braesch is all smiles right before signing his letter of intent to play football at Colorado State University — Pueblo. Braesch along with four teammates signed letters to play in college next fall. It was the most athletes the school has had sign for football in school history.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

5 Berthoud seniors commit to play college football

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor There is perhaps nothing more rewarding than attaining a goal one has set themselves. That could not have been more plainly evident than when five… Read more »

Berthoud’s Wyatt Larson takes down his opponent at the Viking Invitational at
Valley High School in Gilcrest on Jan. 30. The Spartans finished in third place as
a team in the contest behind Greeley Central and Valley.
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Spartan wrestlers topple Mead, take third at Viking Invite

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor To be the best you have to beat the best, and that is precisely the mindset with which the Berthoud High School (BHS) wrestling team… Read more »

Lady Spartans overcome rough first half, best Erie 60-41

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor One game into their second trip through their Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) schedule, the Berthoud High School (BHS) girls’ basketball team has a firm grasp on… 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 »