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Archive for July, 2011

Comments on the House Budget vote

Comments on the House Budget vote

Republican Press Releases Rep Gardner on Budget Reduction Act of 2011   WASHINGTON D.C. – Following a vote to pass the Budget Reduction Act of 2011 by 218 to 210, Congressman Cory Gardner (R-CO) released the following statement: “While no plan is perfect, this meets the standards we set forth in the cut, cap and balance proposal. It achieves 70 percent of the discretionary spending cuts that were in the House-passed budget. It calls for a vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment, avoids ... Full Story

Cory Gardner Staff rude and condescending

Cory Gardner Staff rude and condescending

    Dear Editor     Today I joined protesters outside Cory Gardner’s Ft. Collins office. Until now, I have limited my civic duty to voting and writing letters to politicians. I stood in a line to speak with a representative for Cory Gardner. Other’s in line complained about the “rudeness” of the representative, however, I would call it a condescending attitude, for I felt we were viewed not as constituents, but as merely uneducated-in- politics voters. I can’t ... Full Story

Obituary: Wilberta Smith Allen

Obituary: Wilberta Smith Allen

  Wilberta Smith Allen September 25, 1919 – July 16, 2011     Wilberta Smith Allen passed away to be with the Lord on July 16, 2011. She was 91. She was born on September 25, 1919 in Berthoud to Wilbur and Margaret (Smith) Allen and raised in Berthoud where the Bed and Breakfast now sits. She attended all Berthoud schools and graduated from Berthoud High School. Wilberta enjoyed school and was involved in many extracurricular activities, including basketball which was her ... Full Story

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday

Gov. Hickenlooper orders flags lowered Friday

in honor of Col. Leo Boston   DENVER ­— Thursday, July 14, 2011 — Gov. John Hickenlooper today ordered flags be lowered to half-staff on all public buildings statewide on Friday, July 15, in honor of Col. Leo S. Boston. Flags should be lowered from sunrise to sunset. Col. Boston was the pilot of an A1 Skyraider aircraft that was on a search-and-rescue mission in North Vietnam on April 29, 1966, when it was reported missing. Col. Boston’s status remained as missing until April 27, ... Full Story

Obituary: Roger Lee Gibbons

Obituary: Roger Lee Gibbons

Roger Lee Gibbons, 81, of Berthoud, died on July 12, 2011 at McKee Medical Center in Loveland. Roger was born on July 25, 1929 to Theron Clay and Rosa Leora (Stewart) Gibbons in Worland, Wyoming where he grew up on his family’s ranch. He graduated high school in Worland, and then attended and graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics in Tulsa Oklahoma. Roger’s love of flying led him to the United States Air Force Air Training Command where he served as a civilian flight instructor. ... Full Story

Isn’t Medicaid cut a tax hike?

How do you define a tax increase. The government getting more of your money. The following article from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities points out that the plan before congress would shift the costs of Medicaid to those least able to afford it. For them, it is the same as a tax increase, they have less disposable income. It is all a mater of semantics and perhaps how much money you have to contributed to political candidates.   Center on Budged and Policy Matters Proposal to ... Full Story

Obituary: Gordon Leroy Speicher

Obituary: Gordon Leroy Speicher

Gordon Leroy Speicher, 93, of Loveland, Colorado, died on July 11, 2011 at North Shore Health and Rehab in Loveland. He was born on March 17, 1918 in Wray, Colorado, to Jesse Clay and Mary Viola (Saville) Speicher. He married Rosie Opal Owens on August 20, 1939 in Holyoke, Colorado. She preceded him in death on December 10, 1988. Gordon later married Catherine Louise (Griffin) Ingram on March 17, 1990 in Longmont, Colorado.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 2011. Gordon owned and farmed ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire Beat: July 2011

Berthoud Fire Beat: July 2011

Berthoud Fire Protection District Incident Summary, July 2011   Friday, July 1 BFPD responded to power lines down near County Road 4 and Arleigh Dr. Saturday, July 2 BFPD responded to a grass fire on the west side of Interstate 25. A pickup truck was parked in the area of the quickly spreading grass fire. The fire was extinguished and the truck was not damaged. Sunday, July 3 BFPD crew assisted TVEMS with a bicycle accident on WCR 12. One patient was transported. Monday, July 4 BFPD ... Full Story

Public meeting to discuss overpass project at Windsor

Informational public meeting scheduled for Wednesday to discuss upcoming project at i-25/State Highway 392 LARIMER/WELD COUNTY – On Wednesday, July 13, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will host an informational public meeting regarding the I-25/State Highway (SH) 392 interchange improvement project that will begin in late July or early August 2011. The meeting will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Windsor Recreation Center,  250 N. 11th Street in Windsor. ... Full Story

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

The Military Industrial Complex: The Enemy from Within

      By John W. Whitehead July 11, 2011     “Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. War is the parent of armies; from these proceed debts and taxes … known instruments for bringing the many under the domination of the few.… No nation could preserve its freedom in the midst of continual warfare.”—James Madison   “When a nation becomes obsessed with the guns ... Full Story

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