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Surveyor wins top awards at annual convention

By Surveyor Staff The Berthoud Weekly Surveyor’s staff, writers and contributors were recognized at the 137th Colorado Press Association Awards convention, Feb. 21, for its work in 2014 by receiving… Read more »

Fahr Too Strong Foundation fundraiser Saturday

Local family raising money to spread awareness of rare disease By John Gardner The Surveyor When Nick and Suzanne Leypoldt were told that their then 11-year-old son, Colin Leypolt, had… Read more »

Eat a meal, support the students

By Surveyor Staff What a better way to provide a safe evening for local students than by eating a fabulous meal provided by several local eateries? We can’t think of… Read more »

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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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Berthoud's Chad Ellis wrestles Delta's Kory Mills in the 3A 170-pound championship match on Feb. 21 at Pepsi Center in Denver. Ellis won the match and his first state title.

Wrestling: Fate, Ellis win state championships

By John Hall The Surveyor   As in all sports, wrestling can create moments of immense joy and heartbreak. Emotions range from high school freshmen just starting their competitive four… Read more »

Berthoud's Kristina Cavey shoots a free throw during Tuesday's game against Holy Family. 
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Lady Spartans eye Mead, state playoffs, in season finale

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Befitting its name, there are three tickets out of the Tri-Valley Conference (TVC). Three teams from the TVC are guaranteed a spot in the state… Read more »

Berthoud’s Chad Ellis wrestles against University High School’s Justin Anderson during the 170-pound match at the 3A Regional Wrestling Tournament in
Eaton, Feb. 13-14 at Eaton High School. Ellis won the match by fall at 2:58 in the first period to win regionals and punch his ticket to the state tournament.
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Six wrestlers going to the big show

By John Gardner The Surveyor Jimmy Fate was a little nervous going into the 3A regional wrestling tournament in Eaton, Friday. But being nervous is normal, according to the Berthoud… Read more »

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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 »

The Great Western Sugar Company's "High Ten" growers for the 1941 season included (back row right-to-left) Cyriel Darrus, Nels Peterson, Henry Weber, John W. Waggener, Rasmus Jordaner, S.P. Crowley (front row right-to-left) Abe Abrams, Jake Stroh, Howard Binder and S.A. Gray.
Photo courtesy of Berthoud Historical Society

Sugar beets dominated local news in 1941

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson The Surveyor Growing sugar beets was serious business in Berthoud’s rural districts in 1941. The Great Western Sugar Company garnered farmers’ enthusiasm by… Read more »