Monthly Archives: July 2014

Brandy Mattson and Tami Spaulding presented Caroline Creager, center, with her award at the Colorado Women of Influence ceremony on July 16.
Photo courtesy of Colorado Women of Influence

Berthoud’s Creager is a woman of influence

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor After attending a career day in high school, Caroline Creager knew that she wanted to study physical therapy. She moved from the tiny town of… Read more »


Wheels: July 2014

Public input sought on Berthoud Common zoning

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Town of Berthoud is once again looking to sell the piece of property that was recently the site of the popular BMX track. However,… Read more »

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 »

Community Calendar: July 31- Aug. 6

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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 »

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 »

Pictured are some of the children who lived at the Sails of Hope children's home in Sloviansk, Ukraine. 
All photos courtesy of Kris Stoesz.

Ukraine crisis hits close to home for one Berthoud Family

Editor’s note: This is the second story in our two-part series on the Ukrainian crisis’ effects on local Ukrainians. The first part of the series ran in the July 10… Read more »

Adoptive mother Sarry Moscatel, adopted daughter Ella, Korean foster mother KeumSoon Yang, adopted daughter Ava, adoptive mother Leslie Seely. This was the first time that the foster mother has seen both Ella and Ava since they were infants in her care at the foster home in Korea. She had pure elation to see them doing well even though there was a language barrier, and the girls did not remember her, the moment was priceless for the families.
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Many families celebrate AAC’s 20-year anniversary

By May Soricelli The Surveyor Berthoud Town Park was decorated with tents and festive booths for the annual Celebration Picnic hosted by Berthoud’s own Adoption for All Children (AAC) on… Read more »

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 »