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In 1907, the Berthoud Chamber of Commerce "boosted" Berthoud by providing envelopes to local businesses that had a message promoting Berthoud. Dr. S.B. McFarland who had an office in the Kee & Lyon building on Massachusetts Avenue mailed this letter to friends in Fairplay, Colo., on Oct. 31, 1907.

Chamber of Commerce ‘boosted’ Berthoud in 1907

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Surveyor In September 1907, local residents organized a chamber of commerce to “boost” the Berthoud community. One of the first efforts… Read more »

Community calendar: July 17-23

>> Community calendar: July 17, 2014

Despite it being July, George Jacobo uses a snow shovel to clear the sidewalk in front of Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Berthoud Monday afternoon after a powerful hailstorm came through. 
All images John Gardner / The Surveyor

Photos: Severe hailstorm pummels Berthoud

Despite it being July, George Jacobo uses a snow shovel to clear the sidewalk in front of Mi Cocina Mexican Restaurant in Berthoud Monday afternoon after a powerful hailstorm came… Read more »

A message posted on the front door of Simply Shabulous last week informs patrons that the store has closed permanently. 
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Simply Shabulous bids farewell to community

By May Soricelli The Surveyor In May of 2012, Chris Gischel eagerly opened up Simply Shabulous on Mountain Avenue. Although she had the intention of setting up shop there forever,… Read more »

Adjusting to new life can be challenging

By Robin Ferruggia The Surveyor While many people are aware of the current conflict between Ukraine and Russia, there’s another crisis unfolding there that few know about. It’s a struggle… Read more »

Samantha Stoesz receives a kiss from her biological mother, Lyudmilla Seleznova, while visiting Ukraine in April.

A trip to understand, and to forgive

Ukrainian adoptees travel to home country to visit biological families By John Gardner The Surveyor Samantha Stoesz didn’t know what to expect when she traveled to Ukraine in April to… Read more »

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City Star wins the Colorado Brewery Cup

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor Two family-owned Colorado breweries, Dad and Dude’s Breweria in Aurora and City Star Brewing from right here in Berthoud, fought it out in the final… Read more »