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Curtis Samuel Wilson: Dec. 23, 1928 – April 11, 2015

Curtis Samuel Wilson of Loveland, 86, formally of Berthoud, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2015, in Loveland, Colo. Curtis was born on Dec. 23, 1928, to Roy and Mabel… Read more »

Community Calendar: April 9-14

Comm calendar 4-9-2015

Approximately 2,500 kids between the ages of only a few months, like the little one pictured, to fifth graders participated in the annual Grace Place Easter Egg Hunt hosted at Berthoud High School on the athletic field on Saturday, April 4. Kids gathered up approximately 50,000 artificial eggs stuffed with candy and other goodies as part of the Easter Carnival.  
Becky Justice-Hemmann / The Surveyor

Let go my egg, yo

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Berthoud's Jimmy Fate wrestles Holy Family's Joseph Prieto in the 145-pound championship match. Fate won the match, securing his second consecutive state title.

2015 state wrestling tournament

All photos by Karen Fate / the Surveyor

Berthoud and Niwot take the field Friday night as the sun sets on Berthoud. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Photos: BHS Homecoming parade and football game


Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum’s History Camp photo gallery

All photos by May Soricelli / The Surveyor

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Josie Spitz clears the bar at 10-feet, 9-inches in the jump-off against Poudre's Mia Moret. 

John Gardner/ The Surveyor

Spitz takes first for fourth time this season in pole vault

By John Gardner The Surveyor Coming down to the third and final jump between Poudre’s Mia Moret and Berthoud’s Josie Spitz, at 10 feet, 9 inches, Spitz looked at Moret… Read more »

Berthoud's Kiah Leonard crosses the finish line in the 1,600-meter run at the Max Marr Spartan Classic on April 11 at Berthoud High School; finishing 15 seconds ahead of second place. 

John Gardner / The Surveyor

Girls second, boys fourth on home field

Seniors give it their all at final Max Marr Spartan Classic By Kristi Leonard The Surveyor Berthoud track and field fans were treated to a fine show and good food… Read more »

Berthoud sprinter Michael Woodiel shines at Golden Spike

By Kristi Leonard The Surveyor Michael Woodiel had a big day at the Golden Spike No. 3 meet, the final in the series, held in Ft. Collins on Thursday, April… Read more »

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Berthoud Hall at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colo., was named in
honor of Captain E.L. Berthoud. Also the namesake of the town of Berthoud,
Captain Berthoud surveyed the course of the Colorado Central Railroad between
Longmont and Cheyenne (and through the Little Thompson Valley) in the
Photo courtesy of Berthoud Historical Society

School of Mines building bears name of Berthoud’s namesake

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Capt. Edward L. Berthoud was one of the men who helped establish the Colorado School of Mines. In 1870 he was among the… Read more »

The home of Berthoud’s day marshal, Ross Haworth, was targeted by thieves in
June 1932. Haworth and his wife bought the house at 725 W. Welch Ave. earlier
that year for the sum of $1,500. On the evening of the crime wave, Berthoud’s
night marshal was L.O. Rockwell.
Photo courtesy Berthoud Historical Society, A. Haworth Collection

Depression crime wave swept Welch Avenue in June 1932

By Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Times were hard in 1932. America was at the depth of the Depression, and little farm hamlets like Berthoud felt its full… Read more »

Sim Jefferes (left) and Ed Wray (right) were among the Berthoud men who raced up Kelly Hill in 1917. Today their makeshift race track is a heavily traveled segment of Highway 287 southwest of Berthoud.
Photo courtesy of the Berthoud Historical Society

Automobiles raced and wrecked on Kelly and Windnagel hills

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Most people are unaware that the hills on Highway 287 between Longmont and Berthoud were known to the area’s early… Read more »