This Is BerthoudMay 15, 2021
Receive Help or Give Help: a Conversation with Alternatives to Violence
Jillian from local organization Alternatives to Violence joins us to share what they do to help those affected by domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Learn how you can receive help if you need it or give help if you're able.
Suicide Prevention Resources
Tough Topic Alert: Suicide Prevention
We talk with Kim from the Alliance For Suicide Prevention of Larimer County about the various resources available to the community to help prevent suicide. Suicide prevention is a full-community effort, and everyone can help and can receive help.
For free, confidential, and immediate support, contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by calling 988.
Cyber Security: Protecting Your Information Online with Rick Raesz
Rick, owner of RCom Computer Services, shares with us best practices for protecting all of your personal information while you're online.
Berthoud's Urban Forest: An Interview with Paul Furnas, Berthoud Town Forester
Paul Furnas, the Town Forester and Open Space Manager with the Town of Berthoud, discusses what it takes to maintain Berthoud's nearly 9,000 trees, what makes Berthoud a Tree City USA, and how you can best maintain your own trees too.
Aging Well: an Interview with Erin and Mark from the Office on Aging
Erin and Mark from the Larimer County Office on Aging share with us all the resources available to help you or your loved ones age well right here in Berthoud.
License Plate Cameras: A Conversation with Deputy Anderson from the LCSO
The Larimer County Sheriff's Office is testing new equipment-- license plate cameras stationed along strategic roads throughout the county. Deputy Anderson explains to us what this new equipment allows the LCSO to do, how they're addressing any public concerns about the equipment, and what we can expect as the demo period comes to a close.
Understanding Conservation Easements
Meegan and Justin from the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources visited to help us understand Conservation Easements—what they are, how they work, and why they are important for the Berthoud community.
Busting Recycling Myths with Becca from Republic Services
Does my recycling actually get recycled? Who uses it? How do I understand all the numbers on my plastics? What new recycling innovation is coming to Northern Colorado? Becca Walkinshaw from Republic Services answers all these questions and more.
Dogs and Books: An Interview with Local K-9 Handler and Author Kathleen Donnelly
Kathleen Donnelly shares her experience with working dogs who detect alcohol and narcotics in schools and private businesses in Northern Colorado, and how that experience plays into her book series. Book one, Chasing Justice, is available for checkout or purchase now.
Autumn in Colorado with our local Master Gardeners
Alison and Kathy, two local Master Gardeners, share their tips for caring for our gardens, lawns, and trees through autumn and into winter.
Visit these sites for more information about the Master Gardeners program, to contact our Master Gardeners, or to view current available webinars:
Larimer County Extension: https://www.larimer.gov/extension/Yard-Garden
CSU Master Gardeners: https://cmg.extension.colostate.edu/about/become-a-colorado-master-gardener-2/
CSU Extension Webinars: https://csuhort.blogspot.com/p/csu-extension-spring-gardening-webinars.html
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Small Business in Berthoud with Amanda of Joyful Brews
We get to chat with Amanda Thorstensen, owner of Joyful Brews right here in Berthoud.
The Basics of Property Taxes
Today we're covering the basic terms and math behind Colorado property taxes, so that you can understand how your property tax bills are calculated and make confident decisions regarding your property taxes.
Summer Learning at the Berthoud Library
Our Summer Learning Initiative is for everyone, so listen in as Library CEO Amie Pilla and Youth Services Librarian Christy Headrick explain how you can participate (and maybe even net some big prizes).
Today’s topic hits close to home for us here at the library, because today we’re talking about what items do or do not make it onto the library shelves and how that relates to banning books.
Town, Fire, Library.... Isn't It All Berthoud?
Berthoud Town Administrator Chris Kirk, Berthoud Fire Protection District Chief Steve Charles, and Berthoud Community Library CEO Amie Pilla get together to discuss how their organizations work together and how they're different.
What Makes Housing Affordable? with Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck
Special guests Patrick Dillon and Will Karspeck join us to talk about affordable housing, housing authorities, and what is happening with housing in Berthoud.
Emergency Preparedness with Chief Charles and Sgt. Anderson
Chief Steve Charles (BFPD) and Sergeant Jim Anderson (LCSO) join us to talk about how to be prepared for possible emergencies.
Trigger warning: We talk about hypothetical car accidents, house fires, and active shooter incidents in this episode.
Real Estate with Joanna Rallo
An interview about Berthoud real estate with local realtor and resident Joanna Rallo.
I Don't Think That, Do I?
In this episode, we’re going to talk about cognitive biases. Different than preferences, cognitive biases are ways that our brains simplify the process of thinking for us. Take a listen and let us know what you think!
What Do We Do With Dr. Seuss?
In this episode we'll talk about happened with the Dr. Seuss books, censorship, and cultural conversation.
Is Berthoud A Small Town?
Today we’re going to answer definitively, once and for all, no more discussion needed, that all important question we’ve all debated before: is Berthoud a small town?
Diversity In Berthoud
Diversity? In Berthoud, CO.? You betcha. Listen to this episode and find out how diverse this little Colorado town really is.
Have a Very VUCA New Year
We want to wish you a Very VUCA New Year! What is VUCA? I'm glad you asked! Take a listen.
Berthoud & The Ballot Box
Have you heard of the concept of cognitive filtering? This is an extremely useful feature that our brains have. What is it and what does it have to do with the ballot box in Berthoud? Listen and find out!
Black Lives Matter, Back the Blue, and What Berthoudites have in Common
What would it feel like to live in a community where neighbors all cared about the health and wellbeing and life of all of their neighbors, where every life mattered regardless of skin color or political affiliation or professional uniform? Wouldn’t you want to live in that community? Listen to this episode of our podcast and discover how that is possible in Berthoud, CO.
Is The Library A Safe Place?
In this episode, we discuss the notion of the library being a "safe place" and answer the question, is the library a safe place?
Covid-19 And The Problem Of Data
So much data. So many numbers. Advice for helping you understand the Covid-19 data.
Finding Fake News!
In this episode, Amie discusses Fake News. What it is, how to spot it, and how to handle it.
This Is Berthoud - The Crises
Hosted by Amie, your local librarian. This podcast features the happenings and insights of a little town in Colorado.