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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 ... Full Story

Citizens Protest Gardner’s stand

Citizens Protest Gardner’s stand

  Press Release FORT COLLINS: As Republicans in Washington continue to war among themselves over how radically they want to slash America’s social safety nets, Northern Coloradans gathered in Fort Collins today to demand that Republican freshman Rep. Cory Gardner stop playing games with the nation’s financial future. “This is truly an unprecedented situation,” said Mark Evans of Eyes on Congress. “Republicans are willing to sacrifice the health of our economy and our ... 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 ... Full Story

Mark Twain in Berthoud for Free

Mark Twain in Berthoud for Free

  Most of the time the Berthoud Community Library’s FREE Monday evening movie night shows movies. No surprise. But Monday,  July 25, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dave Ehlert, who impersonates Mark Twain in Branson, Missouri, comes to town with his one-man show depicting the beloved author and raconteur. The program is well suited for families. 236 Welch Ave., Berthoud, 970-532-4372.   Dave Ehlert as “Mark Twain” Dave Ehlert began performing in 1967 as Elvis in what has become ... 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 ... Full Story

Free music from your Berthoud Library

             Freegal Freegal (rhymes with "legal") offers free music downloads to Berthoud Community Library card-holders. Choose from hundreds of thousands of songs in the Sony Music catalog.   To sign up for and use Freegal via the Berthoud Community Library, you need have a Berthoud Library card.  Please register to use Freegal at the library or call (970) 532-2757. Once you have registered, you may  Sign in to Freegal site with your email address and ... 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 ... 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 ... Full Story

Laura & Claire Share Saving Tips at Berthoud

Laura & Claire Share Saving Tips at Berthoud Library

  Mile High Cheapskates Laura & Claire will be sharing tips on thriving in this recession, at Berthoud Community Library on Thursday, July 14 starting at 7 p.m. During the FREE event the duo will talk about ways to save on groceries (wait until you see Laura’s coupon system), dining out, shopping, and attending local cultural events. They’ll also explain how to find free and low-cost classes and workshops and safely join and navigate e-Clubs and other online saving programs. In ... 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 ... Full Story

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