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Veterans and residents salute the Thompson Valley High School Color Guard as they present the American and Colorado flags during the Memorial Day ceremony
at Greenlawn Cemetery in Berthoud on Monday, May 25. More than 100 people attended the annual event hosted by the American Legion Justin Bauer
Memorial Post 67 and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Photo by Becky Justice-Hemmann / The Surveyor

Remembering the fallen

Ayden Wolf, 9, right, and his sister, Sydney Wolf, 7, both students at Ivy Stockwell Elementary, hold signs in support of Thompson School District Teachers Friday Afternoon at Fickel Park in Berthoud. 
A group of local parents and grandparents gathered at Fickel Park on Friday afternoon to gather signatures on a letter of support for Thompson School District teachers.
"We love our teachers and so we're just supporting them," said Ayden and Sydney's mother, Jamie Wolf. "We want the best for them like they want the best for our kids."

John Gardner / The Surveyor

Locals gather at Fickel Park to support teachers


13th Annual Bob Turner Classic

Special to the Surveyor The Turner Middle School Dragons were loose in Berthoud at the 13th Annual Bob Turner Classic 5k on Saturday, May 2, and the race had its… Read more »

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Berthoud High School Graduation 2015

All photos by John Gardner / The Surveyor

Sophia Visger clears the bar at five feet for a second-place finish.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Photos: Tri-Valley Conference Championships May 1-2, 2015

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

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Berthoud High School senior and Thompson Valley swimmer Jack Thorne was selected as the boys Berthoud Weekly Surveyor Athlete of the Year. 
Becky Justice-Hemmann / The Surveyor

Berthoud Sports Hall of Fame inducts 6 new members

Jack Thorne, Kiah Leonard selected as Berthoud Weekly Surveyor Athletes of the Year By Surveyor Staff The Berthoud Sports Hall of Fame (HOF) held its second annual induction ceremony and… Read more »

Berthoud’s Molli Boruff and coach Mary Durkin take shelter under an umbrella as the rain comes down on the 14th hole at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale
Tuesday during the girls 4A State Golf Championship. The wet and cold weather made for some challenging golf at the state tournament.
Colleen O’Neil / Special to The Surveyor

Golfin’ in the rain, Boruff cards experience

By John Gardner The Surveyor Before Molli Boruff even laced up her golf shoes at this year’s girls 4A Colorado State Golf Championship at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale on… Read more »

Berthoud’s Josie Spitz placed fifth in the pole vault and Alyssa Strong finished fifth in the triple jump at the Colorado state track and field meet, May 14-16.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Spitz / The Surveyor

Pair of fifth place finishes for Spitz and Strong

By Kristi Leonard The Surveyor May 18 started early with the Berthoud team van leaving at 6:30 a.m. headed for Jefferson County Stadium in Lakewood. Most of Berthoud’s athletes competed… 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 »