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Boy Scouts Ty Rotar, right, and Martin Juhasz discuss what type of soup to place in one of the Thanksgiving
baskets that the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts prepared for local residents at the Berthoud United Methodist Church
Monday night.
John Gardner / The Surveyor

Building character & community

Scouts provide Thanksgiving meals to Berthoud residents in need By Katie Harris The Surveyor House of Neighborly Service has provided assistance to Berthoud’s most vulnerable residents for the past 55… Read more »

Shop small this Saturday, boost the Berthoud economy

Join 24 businesses in Berthoud for a chance to win $50, $100, or other wonderful prizes By Surveyor staff This weekend, when folks are getting excited for holiday shopping season… Read more »

Reading therapist Valerie Backo smiles as she displays a picture one of her
students made to convey he went from hating reading to an “I am a reader,”
Bob McDonnell / the Surveyor

Helping others and loving it

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor If a person is in a job they love, it is easy to tell. This is true of Berthoud resident Valerie Backo. She is a… Read more »

Tanner Flores

Preliminary hearing set in Doolittle murder case

By John Gardner The Surveyor The Berthoud teen accused of killing his teenage girlfriend and driving her body to Mesa County in June made a brief court appearance last week…. Read more »

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Christmas in Berthoud

Berthoud High School students Liam Gately, left, and Hannah Langer, right,
signed their letters of intent at BHS on Tuesday. Gately committed to Northwestern
University for swimming while Langer committed Hastings College in
Nebraska for softball.
Dan Karpiel / the Surveyor

Berthoud’s Gately, Langer sign national letters of intent

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor No matter the accolade or achievement – All-Conference, All-State, regional champion, conference champion, state champion – there is perhaps none greater for a high school… Read more »

Berthoud’s Sophie Kathol goes up for a block with the help of teammate Shay Pierick during the first round contest
against No. 1 seed Lewis-Palmer at the Denver Coliseum on Nov. 11. The Spartans lost the contest 3-0, and it was
the second year in a row that they drew No. 1 seed in the 4A state volleyball tournament.
Paula Megenhardt / The Surveyor

Lady Spartans fall to Lewis-Palmer, best Windsor at State Volleyball

By Dan Karpiel The Surveyor At the end of every season, in every sport, at every level, there is only going to be one team that is truly satisfied. Last… Read more »

Trustees approve PORT plan

By Rudy Hemmann The Surveyor The Berthoud Board of Trustees held a regular meeting Tuesday evening and took a major step forward by accepting the Parks, Open Space, Recreation and… Read more »

Planning commission approves kennel request

By Rudy Hemmann The Surveyor The Berthoud Planning Commission held a regular meeting the evening of Nov. 10, 2016, and considered two agenda items. The commissioners took action on one… Read more »


Investigation continues for attempted abduction suspect

By Surveyor staff The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating an attempted abduction of a teenage girl on Nov. 4 in Berthoud. As of Nov. 15, there was no… Read more »