Monthly Archives: July 2014

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 »


Back to School 2014

Kathleen Gruman poses in front of some of the original art works that hang in her new office/ art gallery located at 344 Mountain Ave. in Berthoud. 
John Gardner/ The Surveyor

Green Frog Fine Art hops into town

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor Kathleen Gruman, a real estate agent at Re/Max Town & Country, has always wanted to open an art gallery. So, when Re/Max was looking for… Read more »

Trudy Perry, owner of Heritage Lavender, gathers a bouquet from her garden. 
Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer / The Surveyor

A patch of purple at Heritage Lavender in rural Berthoud

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor The word lavender often conjures up images of the South of France, where the lovely plant turns the rolling landscape a stunning hue of purple…. Read more »

Jeremy Yachik sentenced

Former Berthoud police officer sentenced to work release and 3 years probation By John Gardner The Surveyor Former Berthoud Police officer Jeremy Yachik will serve 30 days in the Larimer… Read more »