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Community Calendar: July 31- Aug. 6

Community Calendar: July 31, 2014

Jason and Jessica Plunkett are creating some unique ways to be socially active in the Berthoud Community.

Exercise with a beer chaser

By John Gardner The Surveyor It can be difficult meeting people when you move to a new place. But for Jason and Jessica Plunkett, who recently moved to Berthoud from… Read more »

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Community calendar: July 17, 2014

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Members of the Berthoud High School football team cleanup a neighborhood after the July 14 hailstorm left debris scattered all over the streets and sidewalks. 
John Hall / The Surveyor

Spartans football call audible after hailstorm

By John Hall The Surveyor In the aftermath of the July 14 hailstorm, the Berthoud High School football team saw a need and took action. The Berthoud football players and… Read more »

Berthoud's Sierra Suits poses for a photo at Seraphim MMA gym in Loveland. Suits, 16, plans to continue pursuing her goal of becoming a professional mixed-martial-arts fighter.
Bob McDonnell/ The Surveyor

Summer vacation; Sierra Suits style

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Summer vacation is no time to sit around for Sierra Suits. The Berthoud High School soon-to-be junior spends her days this summer working out. Her… Read more »

Berthoud High School's football players pose for a photo at the Colorado State University Pueblo football camp on June 15. The program is designed to build team chemistry and relationships between the players going into football season.
Karen Fate/ The Surveyor

Berthoud Football eager to return to glory

By John Hall The Surveyor This past week the Berthoud High School Spartans football players and coaches traveled to Pueblo to participate in the Colorado State University (CSU) Pueblo ThunderWolves’… Read more »

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Charles and Harriet Keirnes came to the Little Thompson Valley and established a homestead near Twin Mounds in 1880. Upon their retirement from farming, they moved to a house at 549 Fifth St. in Berthoud.

Photo courtesy of the Ludlow Collection/Berthoud Historical Society

Keirnes family settled at Twin Mounds in 1880

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Charles Keirnes was one of Berthoud’s early homesteaders. Along with his wife Harriet, Keirnes came to the valley in 1880… Read more »

The building at 315 Mountain Ave. that recently housed Simply Shabulous was used as the City Restaurant in the 1910s. Cobbler Jake Zoller occupied the building from 1937 to 1983. City Star Brewery recently purchased the building and plans to construct a beer garden in the back. In the 1910s' photo a line of neatly arranged beer bottles can be seen in the window at the left.
Photo courtesy of Mark French / The Surveyor

Old City Restaurant building added to City Star Brewing

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor Another chapter is being added to the book about Jake Zoller’s shoe shop. The small frame building at 315 Mountain… Read more »

In 1907, the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce "boosted" Berthoud by providing envelopes to local businesses that had a message promoting Berthoud. Dr. S.B. McFarland who had an office in the Kee & Lyon building on Massachusetts Avenue mailed this letter to friends in Fairplay, Colo., on Oct. 31, 1907.

Chamber of Commerce ‘boosted’ Berthoud in 1907

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor In September 1907, local residents organized a chamber of commerce to “boost” the Berthoud community. One of the first efforts… Read more »