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A salute to FRCC

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Kudos to Front Range Community College (FRCC). The school is proactively helping military veterans who are attending the school’s locations in Fort Collins, Longmont and… Read more »

Hays Market in Berthoud and Johnstown recently received the 2016 Retailer of the Year award. Brothers Ryan Hays, left, and Russell Hays received the award in Omaha, Nebr.

Hays Market wins retailer of the year; prepares for renovations and merger

By Katie Harris The Surveyor This year is shaping up to be a big year for Hays Market, the grocer that opened in Berthoud in 2001. Hays was recently awarded… Read more »


Jason Charles Holden: Aug. 1973 — Sept. 20, 2016

Jason Charles Holden, “Jay,” a resident of Berthoud, Colo., died unexpectedly on Sept. 20, 2016, at the age of 43 when struck by a car while road biking in the… Read more »

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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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Berthoud’s Sarah Howard returns a serve during a contest earlier this year at Berthoud High School. The Spartans have won four straight and six of their last seven contests going into the final weeks of the season. 
Photo by Paula Megenhardt

Lady Spartans win fourth straight

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor There is no column in the standings for ugly wins. And while Tuesday night’s home match with Tri-Valley Conference (TVC) rival Roosevelt may not have… Read more »

Berthoud's Brock Voth breaks a tackle for a short gain during the Oct. 14 game versus Roosevelt at Berthoud High School. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Roughriders run roughshod over Spartans

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Things got off to a bad start and went downhill from there for the Berthoud High School (BHS) football team in their Oct. 14 game… Read more »

Berthoud catcher Hannah Langer prepares to make the game-winning catch against Golden in game five of the regional softball tournament in Erie on Saturday. 
Photo courtesy of Tiffany Rafferty / The Surveyor

On to State

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor No one can say the Berthoud High School (BHS) softball team does not have a flair for the dramatic. After splitting their first two games… Read more »

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The historic “Culp” house, located at 733 Fifth Street in Berthoud, was built in the 1890s but was recently purchased
by Heidi and Bryan Short. The Shorts applied for and received a historical designation for the property through the
Berthoud Historical Preservation Advisory Committee.

Culp house is historic

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Berthoud resident Heidi Short is a fan of history. Along with her husband, Bryan, she is helping preserve some of Berthoud’s history. Short’s interest in… Read more »

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 »