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Berthoud Library receives Plant Select designation

By Surveyor Staff The Berthoud Community Library District has been named a Plant Select Demonstration Garden. The Library joins 68 other gardens from the Rocky Mountain region with the designation,… Read more »

Front row (Left to right): Zach Taylor, Toby Jones, Kaden Kettle, Noah Allison, Cole Donahue, Jackson Riffle, Zane Buckley. 
Back row: Reese Stratmeyer, Connor Jorrison, Jeff Jorrison coach, Dave Kuntz assistant coach, Landon Kuntz, Braylon Berg. 
Not pictured: Tate Gomes

Berthoud Youth Baseball has good showing at state tournament

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Berthoud Spartans 14-U AA team finishes in second place after 4-1 weekend The Rocky Mountain West USSSA Baseball Colorado State Championships July 8-10 in… Read more »

2016 Mayoral candidate presentations


Guy and Kaarin Scoma, founders of Guided Hope in west Berthoud, run the nonprofit working ranch that helps people dealing with grief and loss or other issues. Guy and Kaarin operate the ranch with the help of their four children. From left to right, Scout the horse, Kaarin Scoma, Jessica, 10, Kira, 12, Tucker, 14, and Guy Scoma. The Scomas also have a 20-year-old daughter, Katelyn, who isn’t pictured.
photo by Katie Harris / The Surveyor

Hope on the range

Guided Hope brings healing and hope to Berthoud and beyond By Katie Harris The Surveyor Andrea Sutton lost her 3-year-old son, Daniel, six years ago. After the shock, she was… Read more »

Aaron Carlson signs one of the benches he built for his Eagle Scout project and donated to Guided Hope for use during their  Round-up events.
Courtesy of Guided Hope

Eagle Scout’s final project benefits local nonprofit, Guided Hope

By Katie Harris The Surveyor After 11 years in scouting, Aaron Carlson was ready to take on his final project, the one that would help him achieve the highest rank… Read more »

Patrons enjoy music in the courtyard at the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum at one of the summer concert series. The series has three shows left this year.
Photo courtesy of the Berthoud Historical Society

Berthoud Historical Society’s Summer Concert Series a big hit

By Surveyor Staff Come on down to the Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum and soak up some small-town charm at the next Concerts in the Pioneer Courtyard hosted by the… Read more »

Proposed scientific and cultural tax district seeks signatures to get on Nov. ballot

By Surveyor Staff A proposed special taxing district is looking for signatures to get an initiative on the November ballot. The proposed initiative seeks to raise funds for local nonprofits…. Read more »

What is a mill levy and why does it need an override?

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Thompson School District Board of Education has approved two initiatives for the November ballot; both seek to raise the mill levy rates for property… Read more »

School board approves $288 million bond and $11 million mill levy override for Nov. ballot

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Thompson School Board of Education approved allowing voters to decide on the $288.5 million bond initiative and an $11 million mill levy override. The bond… Read more »

Organization seeking input on Colorado’s mental health system

By Surveyor Staff Fort Collins – Mental Health Colorado is currently on a listening tour across Colorado. Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention, diagnosis, and… Read more »