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Fire Hydrant Testing and Flushing begins Sept. 22

By Surveyor Staff The Berthoud Fire Protection District, in cooperation with the Little Thompson Water District and the Town of Berthoud, has contracted the services of the National Fire Services… Read more »

Community Calendar: Sept. 18-24

Comm calendar Sept. 18-24

The Wildfire tap dance troupe, Tap Roots, will perform at this year’s Wildfire Street Dance Festival scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 13. The festival will be in the street directly in front of Wildfire Arts Center, located at 425 Massachusetts Ave. in Berthoud. 
The Surveyor

A Wildfire of a festival this weekend

Wildfire Arts Street Festival gearing up for Saturday By Robin Ferruggia The Surveyor The streets of Berthoud will come alive on Saturday, Sept. 13 with the annual Wildfire Arts Street… Read more »

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Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum’s History Camp photo gallery

All photos by May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Despite it being July, George Jacobo uses a snow shovel to clear the sidewalk in front of Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Berthoud Monday afternoon after a powerful hailstorm came through. 
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Photos: Severe hailstorm pummels Berthoud

Despite it being July, George Jacobo uses a snow shovel to clear the sidewalk in front of Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Berthoud Monday afternoon after a powerful hailstorm came… Read more »

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Haley Hummel is lined up for a perfect pass while Alyssa Peacock looks on against Windsor on Sept. 18.
Paula Megenhardt / The Surveyor

Berthoud Bewitches Wizards in 3 sets

By Paula Megenhardt The Surveyor The Windsor Wizards couldn’t conjure up a win for their homecoming match, losing to the Spartans in three sets on Sept. 18. “We beat Windsor… Read more »

Julie Ward celebrates a kill from the back row to Jessa Megenhardt.
Paula Megenhardt / The Surveyor

Spartans slay the Warriors in homecoming match

Berthoud now second to Mead in Tri-Valley Conference Paula Megenhardt The Surveyor Freshman Julie Ward led the Spartans to rule over the Fredrick Warriors 25-21, 25-19 and 25-13 for Berthoud… Read more »

Berthoud’s Shawn Solem pictured at the Walt Clark Invitational at the Olde Course in Loveland on Sept. 3. Solem finished in first place after a head-to-head playoff at the 4A Northern Regional Tournament at Ute Creek Golf Course in Longmont on Tuesday.
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Berthoud’s Solem takes first place at 4A Northern Regionals

By John Gardner The Surveyor Berthoud High School’s Shawn Solem was relieved Wednesday morning. “I don’t have to worry about qualifying for state anymore,” said the Berthoud High golfer. “Now… Read more »

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Rattlesnakes were main hazard at Berthoud Golf Course

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French On Jan. 19, 1933, readers of The Berthoud Bulletin were greeted with news that “A group of men in Berthoud and vicinity… Read more »

The Chamber of Commerce Building (far left) was constructed in 1907. Berthoud's new-formed Chamber of Commerce was one of the building's first occupants, taking up quarters in one of the upstairs offices. The Shyrock Hardware store and C.P. Thompson's harness shop occupied the east and west ground floor rooms respectively.
Photo courtesy Berthoud Historical Society

Chamber of Commerce building readies for new life

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Chamber of Commerce Building at the corner of Third Street and Mountain Avenue is currently undergoing renovation. The building’s east ground… Read more »

Ed McCormick constructed a fine brick bungalow on his family's farm north of Berthoud in 1917. A large group of McCormick's friends and family are show shown in this photograph that was taken in the 1920s. McCormick and his father, W.H. McCormick, operated a general store near the corner of 3rd St. and Mountain Ave. in the town's early years.
Allen Collection, Berthoud Historical Society

McCormick family helped build Berthoud in many ways

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French Members of the William Hamilton McCormick family played key roles in the development of the Berthoud community. William “W.H.” McCormick came to… Read more »