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Doris A. Heckert: April 28, 1926 – Jan. 21, 2016

Doris A. Heckert of Berthoud, Colo., went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016. She was born to Wesley B. Heckert and Grace Mason… Read more »

Verna Covey pictured inside Home State Banks in Berthoud. 
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Retirement is a blank canvas for Verna Covey

After 45 years in the banking community local looks to future By May Soricelli The Surveyor Verna Covey’s outlook on retirement is the same she had for her career; it’s… Read more »


Tom Lee Gapter: July 11, 1939 – Jan. 18, 2016

Tom Lee Gapter, 76, of Berthoud passed away at McKee Medical Center on Jan. 18, 2016. He was born on July 11, 1939, in Loveland, Colo., to Doris and Clem… Read more »


Lara Maria Johnson Bonilla: Nov. 24, 1961 – Jan. 16, 2016

Lara Maria Johnson Bonilla, 54, was born Nov. 24, 1961, in Long Beach, Calif., to Homer and Judy Johnson. Lara is survived by her loving husband, Richard (Rick) Bonilla, daughters… Read more »

Resident sues town over site plan denial

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Town of Berthoud is being sued by a resident after the Berthoud Planning Commission denied a proposed site plan in September 2015. According to… Read more »

Berthoud’s Noah Purdy gets fouled during the game against Skyline on Jan. 8 in
Longmont. The Spartans narrowly lost the game 45-42.
Angie Purdy / The Surveyor

Berthoud basketball suffers another heart-breaking loss

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor Losses are always painful for a team. But losses that could not, and probably should not, have been losses are the most painful. In their… Read more »

Berthoud wrestlers and coaching staff pose for a photo after winning the 12-team Montrose Indian Invitational on Jan. 9. 
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Berthoud’s dominance on the mat continues

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor After a nearly three-week layoff for the holidays, the Berthoud High School (BHS) wrestling team returned to the mat and returned to the dominating form… Read more »

Photo by Becky Justice-Hemmann

RAFT recognizes volunteers’ efforts during second year

The Rural Alternative for Transportation (RAFT) group met on Jan. 6 for their second annual appreciation breakfast and gave awards to participants in the program in 2015. Driver of the… Read more »

Lady Spartans’ supremacy remains unmatched

Dan Karpiel The Surveyor The wrecking ball that is the Berthoud High School (BHS) girls basketball team continues to demolish the competition, embarrassing one opponent after another. The Lady Spartans… Read more »

Josh Colbert Gischel, Wesley Mentzer, Torin Bartmann, Alexis Novell and Savannah Palos peruse gift bags donated to Berthoud El
by BNI Colorado. The bags contain new sensory tool kits designed to help students self-regulate.
Katie Harris / The Surveyor

Teachers aim to reduce anxiety for better learning

By Katie Harris The Surveyor Teachers at Berthoud Elementary hope to reduce stress and improve learning with brand new sensory tool kits recently donated to the school. The kits, which… Read more »