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Berthoud honors vets

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Berthoud will remember local veterans this Veterans Day. On Nov. 11, veterans are welcome to attend the third annual Veterans Day celebration at Berthoud High… Read more »

Renowned tap dancer Tony Waag taught a class at Wildfire Art Center. 
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Renowned tap dancer Tony Waag visits Wildfire

By Surveyor Staff What does Wildfire Community Arts Center in Berthoud have in common with Tony Waag (pronounced Vaag), internationally-famous tap dancer and artistic/executive director of the American Tap Dance… Read more »

BHS presents: ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

By Aaron Reynolds The Surveyor Tickets: $7 students; $10 adults Venue: The former Grace Place Auditorium located on Mountain Avenue Dates: Nov. 5-7 Showtime: 7 p.m. Approximately 75 million soldiers… 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. 
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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.
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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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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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New Berthoud head boys basketball coach Mike Burkett is looking forward to surprising
some of the Tri-Valley competition this season with a core group of returning starters.
Angie Purdy / The Surveyor

Boys basketball starting from square one

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor In more ways than just the obvious, it is a long way from Anderson, Ind., to Berthoud, Colo. And there is perhaps no one more… Read more »

Berthoud girls basketball head coach Randy Earl speaks to his team during a break in the game against Erie last season. The Spartans return a core group of experienced players that will benefit the team this season.
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Conference title goal for experienced Lady Spartans

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Something that is often over-looked in sports is just how important a team’s comfort and familiarity with one another is. As they prepare to begin… Read more »


Berthoud’s Hall completes standout football career

By Surveyor Staff Berthoud High School senior wide receiver Jackson Hall had an exceptionally good season as one of the most dominate wide receivers in the state in all 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.
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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 »