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Berthoud Day — June 1, 2013

Berthoud Area Chamber of Commerce 428 Mountain Ave. 970-532-4200

Sponsorship opportunities and vendor forms are available on the Chamber’s website at under News & Events

Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park

First Street. It has 89 spaces, and when full Mitteis claims “it can be a busy time. Barb Mitteis likes people. But we have fun. It might not have always We have everyone been that way, but it’s underfrom families with standable once you learn a kids, to retired folks, little about her history. to those who work Before moving to Berthoud nights. We’re a good group.” 25 years ago, Mitteis was Her love of people took in northeast Nebraska and root here in Berthoud. She then Wyoming, working as an states, “Berthoud is a comemergency dispatcher. munity, not a city, a comShe even won Dispatcher of munity. You know people the Year while living in WyoBarbara Mitteis and they know you. It’s not a ming in 1987. city, it’s a town.” Through these experiences This affection is reflected in her it’s easy to understand why one might contribution to the Berthoud Area tend toward a more negative view of Chamber of Commerce. From chamber people. ambassador, to secretary, and currently For a brief time she was even a disserving on the board for a second time, patcher in Berthoud after moving here Mitteis shows her fondness for the town during Chief Wegener’s day. by being involved in it. Mitteis and her husband relocated By Eli Hopkins The Surveyor

“I love this town and I’m trying to help in any way I can.” In her own right, Mitteis is also a hero. In 2010 she fought the scary battle against breast cancer and at this point continues with good health. “After chemo and radiation I told the doctor that I’ll run faster than the cancer, and I want to live to 120 with quality of life and then just stop. Now I’m back and running faster than ever,” she proudly states. Mitteis enjoys people. It’s evident in her business and the feeling she encourages there and in her contributions to the chamber and the town. Mitteis likes the people of Berthoud and it shows.

to Berthoud in May of 1988 in an effort to help her aging mother who sadly passed a week after they arrived. However, Mitteis is no longer a dispatcher and instead is the owner and manager of Blue Spruce Mobile Home Park that her parents started in 1967. “When we first came to Berthoud we didn’t expect to be here long. Dad died in 1979 and we came to help Mom into a senior facility. I tell people ‘we moved here temporarily 25 years ago,’” says Mitteis. Blue Spruce is one of four mobile home communities in Berthoud and is located south of Mountain Avenue off

Berthoud Day June 1 By Becky Justice-Hemmann The Surveyor Berthoud Day is coming up fast. Thank you to our sponsors: Corporate sponsors: Town of Berthoud, Berthoud Weekly Surveyor. Stage sponsor: RE/MAX Town & Country Real Estate. Major sponsors: Adams Bank & Trust, R. Bruce Fickel, Attorney, Gallegos Sanitation, Herbs Medicinals, Mueller & Associates, CPA, Northern Colorado Water Conservation District, Poudre Valley REA, Regis University, Loveland Campus and Skybeam. Entertainment sponsors: Aims Community College, Berthoud Fire Protection District, Guaranty Bank,


Photo by Becky Justice-Hemmann

Berthoud Chamber board members and ambassadors attended a ribbon cutting for Berthoud Car Wash. Pictured above left to right: Jerry Maxner; Bob Coffin, car wash manager; Connie Murray; Vickie McLane; Barb and Eric Balzer, car wash owners; Verna Covey; Wanda Zimmerman and Barb Mitteis. Berthoud Car Wash is offering free car washes to all veterans on Saturday, May 25.

Home State Bank, Hays Market, MainStreet Car Care and Quick Print Shop. Poster sponsors: B-Town Automotive, Berthoud Drug, D’s Boutique, NAPA Auto Care, Rawlins National Bank and Renaze Salon.

Without our sponsors and volunteers the Chamber would not be able to host such a large event. There is still time if you would like to have a booth or volunteer to help. The Chamber’s website, www. has a listing and information on each event. Just click on “News and Events” and then choose the link to the information you are interested in. To volunteer go to Please contact the Chamber office at 532-4200 is you are interested in being a sponsor or vendor.

Chamber event schedule June 1 — Berthoud Day June 13 — Business after Hours hosted by Guaranty Bank and Greeley Stampede at 807 Mountain Ave., 5:30 - 7 p.m. June 15 — Annual Quilt Show and Historic Home Tour June 27 — Chamber Business

Luncheon sponsored by Berthoud Weekly Surveyor. The speaker will be Fire Chief Steve Charles. Catered by Grandpa’s Cafe. 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Guaranty Bank, 807 Mountain Ave. Sept. 13 — Berthoud Open Golf Tournament Oct. 5 — Oktoberfest

Photo by Becky Justice-Hemmann

Each year the Chamber presents a graduating Berthoud High School senior with a scholarship award from funds raised at the annual golf tournament. This year’s recipient is Troy Johnson. Troy will be attending Colorado State University in Ft. Collins in the fall. Troy’s award was presented by Michelle Cable with the Thompson School District and also, a Berthoud Chamber board ex-officio member.

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