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Native Missourian, John Carroll Ish,
survived imprisonment and seven
wounds suffered during the Civil War
to become one of the Little Thompson
Valley’s early citizens.
Photo courtesy "History of Larimer County" by Ansel Watrous

Reservoir south of Berthoud named for Capt. John C. Ish

Mark French Tales of the Little Thompson Ish Reservoir is located between Berthoud and Longmont. It can be seen on the east side of Highway 287 near the Larimer-Boulder county… Read more »

Willa Schump is a volunteer for the day helping her mom, Maggie Schump, with face painting. It was a family affair, Willa's grandmother is Habitat store manager Sharon Derstine. Sharon's son Andrew Gingerich was also at the event grilling the free hot dogs for the event. 
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

Habitat for Humanity 10 year celebration

Photos by May Soricelli  

Michael Georges takes the guests of the Berthoud Historical Society's Garden Party through the wine tasting portion of the event. Here he presents Blue Mountain Vineyard's Pinot Grigio and demonstrates placing a frozen peach slice into their glass, explaining how the flavors of the peach incorporate with the wine as it thaws. The "Garden" was filled with sophistication in the music, fruit and cheese platters, and the dress of the guests. 
May Soricelli / The Surveyor

The finer things

Harley the hero dog photographed at his namesake event, Hops and Harley. 
Photo courtesy of Emily Taylor / The Surveyor

Berthoud’s Hero Dog, Harley makes more news

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor Heroes come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they are even missing an eye. Harley, a pint-sized Chihuahua, spent the first 10 years of… Read more »

The Northern Colorado Orcas Synchronized Swim Club celebrates its silver medal finish at the 2015 Junior Olympics in Greensboro, NC on July 4. Pictured from upper
left includes Orcas head coach Audrey McMahon, Abby Birdsall, Charlotte Dougherty, Mariah Anton, Cleo Anderson, Emily Holt, Kate Molenaar, Anya Wiens, Livi Reintsma, and Ella Reintsma.
Photo courtesy of Liz Birdsall / The Surveyor

Orcas take silver at JR Olympics

Northern Colorado synchronized swim club has best finish ever at national event By John Gardner The Surveyor At the moment the Northern Colorado Orcas Synchronized Swimming club discovered they’d just… Read more »


The Berthoud Historical Society Hosts a Garden Party

By May Soricelli The Surveyor This summer, the Berthoud Historical Society has added two events aimed at creating interactive, fun experiences with the town’s two museums and pulling Berthoud’s residents… Read more »


Berthoud ReStore celebrates 10 years with community celebration

By John Gardner The Surveyor Sharon Derstine has only looked one direction for the past 10 years as the manager of the Berthoud Habitat for Humanity ReStore − forward. Despite… Read more »