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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 »

Kelden Cook shows off his ribbon and one of his three pigs at the Larimer County Junior Livestock Show at this year’s Larimer County Fair. Kelden received two second-place market swine, in the heavy and medium weight divisions, and a first place in the market swine light weight division. His first-place pig went on to receive reserve champion in the light-market division. And that was a pretty cool way to end the livestock show this year.
Becky Justice-Hemmann / The Surveyor

Area 4-H kids receive high dollars in record livestock sale

By John Gardner The Surveyor This year’s Larimer County Junior Livestock Sale took in nearly half a million dollars and set a record for both number of market animals sold… Read more »

Legality of trustee email in question

Discussion via email possibly violated state Sunshine Law By John Gardner The Surveyor A recent email sent out by a Berthoud trustee apparently violated Colorado Open Meetings Law by discussing… Read more »

Controversial pick for planning commission

By Rudy Hemmann The Surveyor Controversy swirled in the council chambers Tuesday evening as the Berthoud town board debated the pros and cons of two potential candidates for an open… Read more »

Thompson Board of Education meeting over before it began

Meeting cancelled after board failed to approve meeting agenda By John Gardner The Surveyor The Thompson School District Board of Education’s Wednesday meeting only lasted approximately five minutes because the… Read more »

Jerry Shafer, a survivor of the 1976 flood, tells his story of riding the wave of floodwaters and losing his friend and neighbor in the Big Thompson Canyon Flood of 1976 at the 38th Annual Remembrance of the flood on Thursday, July 31 near Drake in the Big Thompson Canyon. This year’s ceremony was even more significant with the floods of 2013 fresh on everyone’s minds.
All photos by Bob McDonnell/ The Surveyor

One lifetime; two floods

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor As the old saying goes, time really does fly as you get older. It seems that the flood of July 31, 1976 happened a few… Read more »

Volunteers from Britton Hill Church of Christ in Oklahoma City work on the flowers at the entrance to Mountain States Children’s Home.
Bob McDonnell / The Surveyor

Meeting the needs of children

By Bob McDonnell The Surveyor Mountain States Children’s Home recently announced an expansion of their facility, located between Berthoud and Longmont, with the addition of a fifth home. This building… Read more »