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Jace Courtright and Richard Schiraldi
delivered food to the House of Neighborly
Services offi ce in Berthoud.
Kayla Dome / The Surveyor

Scouting for Food has biggest year ever

By Kayla Dome The Surveyor Berthoud’s Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts gathered at the Methodist Church on 9th and Franklin to gather food for their community on March… Read more »


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 »

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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 High School winter sports Tri-Valley League All-Conference honors

Basketball: Nathan Hammel, Kristina Cavey Honorable Mention: Taylor Armitage Wrestling: Matthew Bailey, Chad Ellis, Jimmy Fate, Colin Leypoldt Honorable Mention: Kyler Bailey, Devin Vise Tri-Valley League Athlete of the Year:… Read more »

Berthoud’s Emily Marty returns a shot to Mountain View’s
Rebbeca Hinds at Mountain View High School on March 24.
Marty won the match in straight sets, 6-0, 6-2.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Berthoud tennis tops Mountain View, 4-3

By John Gardner The Surveyor After a couple of crushing 7-0 losses to Holy Family on March 12 and Windsor on March 19, the Lady Spartans won a tough-fought match… Read more »

Berthoud’s Kelly Chamberlain soars almost a foot above her personal best in teh pole vault, clearing
10 feet at the Runner’s Roost Invitational in Fort Collins on March 21.
Photo courtesy of Lisa Spitz / The Surveyor

Three Spartans best 10 teams at Runner’s Roost

By Kristi Leonard The Surveyor The majority of the Berthoud High School track team did not compete because of a weather-related meet withdrawal on Thursday. However, three girls and one… 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 »