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Berthoud’s Tyler Pechin makes a move
against an Erie defender on Tuesday
at Berthoud High School. Despite a
valiant effort, the Spartans lost 57-56.
Angie Purdy / The Surveyor

Boys lose heart-breaker in conference opener Tuesday

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor No one really knows why, but for some reason, the closer a game the more thrilling the outcome for the victor and more agonizing it… Read more »

Berthoud’s Nathan Hammel makes a move around a Thompson Valley High School defender during a game at Berthoud High School on Dec. 18. Berthoud won the contest 54-52 in large part from Hammel’s 21-point contribution. 
Angie Purdy / The Surveyor

Hammel’s Spartans hammer Thompson Valley

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor At the end of the day, wins are wins and losses are losses; and they all add up equally in the standings. Yet, ask any… Read more »

Berthoud’s Taylor Armitage steps to the free throw line during the Dec. 18 game vs. Thompson Valley at BHS.
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Eagles soar over Lady Spartans

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor No matter how good a team is – and the Berthoud High School (BHS) girls basketball team is a pretty good one – it is… Read more »

Back row from left — Matthew Bailey, coach Justin Gonzales, Kyler Bailey and Matt Bonds. Front row: Benjamin Poirier, Chad Ellis, Devin Vise, Jimmy Fate and AJ Black.
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

Wrestlers head into break on a positive note

By Surveyor staff The Spartans wrestlers started off the year’s last week of competition with a dual against a struggling Frederick team on Dec. 17 at Fredrick High School. Fredrick… 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 »

Breaking news: Northern Water moves forward with Windy Gap Firming Project

Northern Water moves forward with Windy Gap Firming Project By John Gardner The Surveyor After more than a decade of negotiating, and even more time planning, Northern Colorado Water Conservancy… Read more »

Carin Barrett, right, poses in front of the White House’s offi cal Christmas tree, along with fellow
Berthoud High School teacher Ann Gonzales, who accompanied Barrett to the volunteer reception
for those who decorated the house for the holidays. Barrett was one of 76 volunteers selected to
help decorate the White House for the Christmas holiday this year.
Photo courtesy of Carin Barrett / The Surveyor

Dreaming of a White House Christmas

BHS social studies teacher helped decorate White House’s official Christmas tree By John Gardner The Surveyor Berthoud High School social studies teacher, Carin Barrett, spent her Thanksgiving this year doing… Read more »