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The Hertha City Stables at 225 Mountain Ave, Berthoud with wagons parked in the front. Photograph is dated July 4th, 1907, built in 1896Credit: Berthoud Historical Society, Image #2012.0.003How well do you know Berthoud? Whether you're a native, new resident or visitor, you may be surprised at the stories Berthoud has to tell about its history—and the new developments that are shaping the town.Berthoud's YesterdayAs the original settlement of the Little Thompson Valley, Berthoud is named after Capt. Edward L. Berthoud, who engineered an extension of the Colorado Central Railroad route from Longmont to Cheyenne in 1877.At the request of railroad officials, in the winter of 1883-84, Berthoud moved from its original location on the Little Thompson river bottom to its present site, where it grew into a bustling agricultural center. Late in the 19th Century, alfalfa became a profitable local crop when it was discovered that it could be used as feed to fatten sheep. In the early 1900s, the Great Western Sugar Company introduced sugar beets to Northern Colorado and built rail-roads and factories to develop the industry. Berthoud growers would deliver beets to several rural dumping stations where the beets were loaded into boxcars and hauled to sugar factories in nearby Loveland and Longmont. Berthoud Today With a population of more than 6,000 just within town limits, present-day Berthoud is still con-sidered a small town for Colorado, but it continues to grow.Current and recent develop-ment projects include:The Berthoud Town Hall: For nearly 90 years, Berthoud had used a 7,000-square-foot building at 328 Massachusetts Ave. as its Town Hall, making the most of every square inch of the building. But in March 2016, the town bought a building at 807 Mountain Ave. for $2.35 million to better accommodate the grow-ing town's needs.Love's Travel Center: Located at the southwest corner of I-25 and SH 56, the facility is expected to be ready to open in late 2017. The travel center will feature two restaurants, showers, a Love's Truck Tire Care center, and an accompanying hotel.Berthoud Reservoir Rebuild Project: This plan includes dredging the reservoir and con-structing a barrier to segregate the eastern and western portions of the reservoir. TPC Colorado: TPC Colorado, the first ground-up golf course development in the state in nearly 10 years. As part of the 800-acre Heron Lakes Community, the semi-private club will fea-ture an 18-hole championship golf course equipped with infra-structure to accommodate a pro-fessional tournament, a sports center, pool and fitness facility and well-appointed clubhouse. Members and guests will experi-ence PGA TOUR-quality course conditions on a par-72 layout with seven sets of tees ranging from 4,000 to 7,900 yards. TPC Colorado is slated to open in the spring of 2018.Berthoud's FutureBerthoud's new additions are part of the town's managed growth, which includes a strate-gic plan, a transportation plan, a parks and open space plan and a comprehensive plan. Not surpris-ing, the town has won numerous awards, including recognition for economic development, Safest City, and Model Tree City for 34 straight years.While Town Board meetings continually have new develop-ments to discuss, the members are cautious not to overcommit to proj-ects that will change the essence and core values of Berthoud. Berthoud is proud to be a pro-gressive community, but not solely measured by the volume of the construction of new homes and commercial development. While the town's plans keep things moving forward with guidelines to preserve the beauty and feel of Berthoud, its extensive offering of services and programs for youth, veterans, seniors and those in cri-sis ensure that no one gets lost in the shuffle toward the future. Although growth is certainly part of Berthoud's future, the pace is carefully balanced with the preservation of the environ-ment, Berthoud's history and the small-town values that make people proud to call it home.Berthoud—Yesterday, Today and the FutureLittle Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum224 Mountain Ave., Berthoud (970) 532-2147Located in A.G. Bimson's historic blacksmith shop and Elmer Carlson's garage building, this museum brings Berthoud's heritage to life with an array of exhibits.McCarty-Fickel Home Museum645 7th St., Berthoud (970) 532-2147Built in 1916 by Dr. and Mrs. D.W. McCarty for $10,000, this museumfeatures many items owned by the family, including furniture, a sewing machine, a doctor's cabinet, books and family photos.Top Photo: The new Berthoud Town HallCredit: Slate CommunicationsBottom Photo: TPC Colorado Heron Lakes Master Plan, Credit: TPC Colorado8 | Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce | | 970.532.4200

Our banking team is always here for you!2001 Main Street, Longmont, CO 80501 303-772-2296 The preservation of history— both figuratively and liter-ally—is part of what drove Mark and Jesse Sommers to start Circle Goods Reclaimed. The Berthoud business turns reclaimed wood into showcase pieces of bygone eras."We've done everything from a single table to a rustic accent wall to an entire kitchen," says Mark. "Our true passion lies in turning something old into a unique piece while maintaining its original charm."Their on-site lumber yard is a treasure trove of historical wood."Our stock of hand-hewn beams currently includes oak, pine and chestnut," says Jesse. "They come from barns all over the coun-try—some dating back to the 1800s—and they tell the story of the hard work and craftsmanship that went into building farms and homesteads across America."For Mark and Jesse, Berthoud is the perfect town for their business."People in this area truly value history and don't want to see it lost, even if it's only a pile of wood," says Mark. "They don't want mass-produced furniture or pre-fabricated cabinets. They're looking for unique pieces that are as authentic as they are. We love living in a community where peo-ple respect the backstory of the material as much as we do."RECLAIMING HISTORY—One Board at a Time533 East County Road 8, Berthoud(970) 344-5097If your house could talk, would it have anything interesting to say? Is there a story about the beams that hold up your wine cellar or a history behind the wood of your kitchen floor?At Circle Goods Reclaimed, we continue the lifecyle of older materials by reclaiming them and making them into something beautiful. Our lumber yard has clusters of historic wood dating back to the late 1800s.Whether you're looking for unique kitchen cabinets, a rustic accent wall or a custom frame for your grandparents' wedding portrait, we can help turn your concept into a reality. Visit our online gallery for inspiration and samples of our work. Call today to discuss your vision for a unique piece!533 East County Road 8, Berthoud(970) 344-5097 www.CircleGoodsReclaimed.comMark and Jesse Sommers, ownersMary PollBroker Associate970-412-7833mpoll@c3-re.comRichard Payne Jr.Broker Associate970-691-5222paynejr@c3-re.com2720 Council Tree Ave. Ste 178 Fort Collins, CO 80525mycolohome.comServing Berthoud and ALL of Northern ColoradoEXTENDEDCAMPUSLoveland Center at CenterraFINISH YOUR BACHELOR'S DEGREE ONLINEBerthoud Business Directory and Visitor's Guide 2017-2018 | 9