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This year's Hops and Harley event holds a very special place for organizers. 
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Harley’s passing will not stop Hops & Harley

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer The Surveyor Hops & Harley will go on, even though the festival’s namesake has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. Harley, a pint-sized Chihuahua that spent ten tough… Read more »

Berthoud High School Class of 2016 co-valedictorians Jonathan Bosnich (red cap) and Lexia Wyse, give their commencement speech to their classmates on Saturday, May 28, at the commencement ceremony at Max Marr Stadium.
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BHS graduates: One big, happy family

By John Gardner The Surveyor The students of the Berthoud High School (BHS) graduating class of 2016 are friends, but according to class co-valedictorians Lexia Wyse and Jonathan Bosnich the… Read more »

RAFT hosts Human Foosball fundraiser at Berthoud Day

By Surveyor Staff The Rural Alternative for Transportation (RAFT) is hosting Human Foosball to help raise funds to support the organization. The event is part of the Berthoud Day festivities… Read more »

James Schotanes

James Schotanes, 71, of Berthoud, passed away May 2, 2016. James moved to Colorado in 1980 and in 1981 bought 525 Southview Rd in Berthoud, where he lived ever since…. Read more »

Fourth graders Katrina Riguito, dressed as Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series, and Zane Buckley, dressed as Kyle from Escaping the Giant Wave, present their author studies projects to other Berthoud El students and families Wednesday,  as part of their final reading assignment. 
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Characters come to life during author studies at Berthoud El

By Katie Harris The Surveyor A month’s worth of work came to fruition Wednesday, May 25, as Megan Courtright’s class of Berthoud Elementary fourth graders presented their author-studies projects for… Read more »

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Sandra K. Larson

Sandra K. Larson, 71, of Berthoud Colo., passed away at her home May 25, 2016. Sandy was born in Denver, Colo., to Elmer and Pauline Milberger. She is survived by her… Read more »

Town of Berthoud press release – Important information about lead in your drinking water

Contact: Stephanie Brothers, P.E., Public Works Director, Town of Berthoud,, 970.532.2643. Important information about lead in your drinking water Our system found elevated levels of lead in the drinking water… Read more »

Taitlyn Harrigfeld shares her memories of TMS during her year-end presentation.
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TMS eighth-graders look back

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor For two days during the last week of school, Turner Middle School (TMS) hallways and classrooms were abuzz. In addition to the normal chatter, mixed… Read more »


Berthoud Day rolls on for 62nd year

By Surveyor staff For over 60 years, people have enjoyed the annual Berthoud Day festivities the first weekend of June. And this year’s celebration is fixin’ to be a real… Read more »

Marie Vigil and Elnora McCloughan display their Older Americans Month Awards. The Larimer County Office on Aging presented a cake to Vigil and McCloughan at their recognition on May 12.
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Local seniors receive honors

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor FORT COLLINS – Since 1963 communities across the nation celebrate Older Americans Month in May. The Larimer County Office on Aging held a ceremony to… Read more »