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Berthoud’s 9-year-old Mollie Davidson smiles for the camera in the boulder field at the base of Longs Peak on Aug. 2. Davidson attempted to hike the 14,000 Longs Peak to raise funds for Second Mile Water.

Mollie’s Longs Peak summit attempt proves challenging

By May Soricelli The Surveyor    On Aug. 2, 9-year-old Mollie Davidson faced a 14,000-foot mountain, set on summiting to raise money for charity. Her ambition was to join Second Mile… Read more »

Berthoud’s Sydney Kouns, left, and Taylor Armitage celebrate after the 13-3 victory over the Thompson Valley Eagles at Bein Field in Berthoud, Friday, Aug. 22.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Lady Spartans rout Thompson Valley in softball home opener

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor The cool, dreary, overcast weather at Bein Field on Friday night gave the game the feel of October rather than August softball. And the Lady… Read more »

Berthoud boys in good position midway through season

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Berthoud High School boys golf team is playing solid golf halfway through the season. And they’re not relaxing just yet. “The boys are really… Read more »

Berthoud High School Sports Schedules and Results

Girls Basketball (5-3 overall) Dec. 1: Berthoud 44, Weld Central 40 Dec. 4: Berthoud 48, Rangeview 30 Dec. 5: Berthoud 35, Denver South 9 Dec. 6: Ponderosa 59, Berthoud 32… Read more »

Spartans' quarterback Cody Braesch prepares to pass to wide receiver Micol Woodiel at a preseason scrimmage on Aug. 23. The Spartans begin their season at Valley High School on Friday, Aug. 29. 
Karen Fate / The Surveyor

New look Spartans set sights on playoffs

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change.” And change is the operative word around the Berthoud High School football team these days…. Read more »

James Laffoon

Obituary: James J. Laffoon

James J. Laffoon: Nov. 6, 1924 – Aug. 20, 2014 James J. Laffoon, 89, of Loveland, died Aug. 20 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Jim is survived by his… Read more »

The Chamber of Commerce Building (far left) was constructed in 1907. Berthoud's new-formed Chamber of Commerce was one of the building's first occupants, taking up quarters in one of the upstairs offices. The Shyrock Hardware store and C.P. Thompson's harness shop occupied the east and west ground floor rooms respectively.
Photo courtesy Berthoud Historical Society

Chamber of Commerce building readies for new life

Tales of the Little Thompson By Mark French The Chamber of Commerce Building at the corner of Third Street and Mountain Avenue is currently undergoing renovation. The building’s east ground… Read more »