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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 »

Community Calendar: Aug. 28 – Sept. 3

Community Calendar: Aug. 28, 2014

Seniors Madi White, Hannah Atkinson, and Alyssa Peacock plan to kill it on the court this season.
Dan Megenhardt / Special to the Surveyor

Volleyball: Small squad expects big results

By Paula Megenhardt The Surveyor The anticipation for the Berthoud High School volleyball team is electric. Coach Daisha Agho is pumped about the prospect of this year’s squad. “This season… Read more »

The Berthoud High School softball team congratulates teammate Taylor Armitage as she crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run in the fourth inning of Friday night's home opener. The Spartans won the game 13-3 against Thompson Valley High School. Pick up next Thursday's edition of the Berthoud Weekly Surveyor for a complete story. 
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Spartans win 13-3 vs. Thompson Valley

Butch Hause, left and his wife, Sarah Lincoln, play around in their backyard in front of the stage that has housed critically acclaimed musicians every August as part of the annual Farm Concert.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Welcome to the farm

Annual Farm Concert is a country music song in the making By John Gardner The Surveyor As a child, Sarah Lincoln attended the Cumberland Gap Folk Festival in Tennessee, of… Read more »