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Archive for July 12, 2011

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 ... 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, ... 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 ... Full Story

Help Kids Succeed with school supplies!

Help Kids Succeed with school supplies!

  The annual community Help Kids Succeed school supply drive is under way for students in need. This year, the drive will provide 1,300 backpacks filled with supplies to students in the Thompson School District. This is an all-out community effort that involves donations from individuals, organizations, churches and businesses. A $15 donation can supply one backpack filled with about $40 of supplies for one ... Full Story

Rural America Shortchanged

Rural America Shortchanged

By Chuck Hassebrook chuckh@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs   The decisions we make in this time of economic and budget crisis - about what is cut and what is cast off – define who we are as a nation and shape our future. Policy makers in Washington are about to make cuts in farm and rural spending. The question is how they will cut and whether their choices reflect the values of rural America and the interests of most rural Americans. Congress must choose whether to ... Full Story

Foundation on aging helps seniors

The Foundation on Aging for Larimer County has announced an increase in 2011 funding for its emergency assistance program.  According to Bonnie Shetler, President of the Foundation on Aging Board, this decision was in response to an increase in requests for funds on behalf of individuals in need. “The purpose of this program,” said Shetler, “is to support low income seniors with immediate, one-time assistance with unanticipated expenses for such basic needs as medicine, housing, ... Full Story

Keeping A Promise

By Daris Howard I had recently arrived in New York and met the group of young men I was going to be working with. I had heard that they often played tricks on the new arrivals, so I was wary. We had a regional meeting coming up, and the more experienced young men gathered around to give me some advice. John, the one that I would be working most closely with, started off. “When we go to the conference, there is a young lady that will be there that you definitely must meet. Look ... Full Story

Obituary: Gary G. Olson

Obituary: Gary G. Olson

Gary G. Olson of Berthoud died July 7, 2011 at Hospice Care Center in Louisville, after gallantly fighting colon cancer since the spring of 2004. He was 71. Gary was born in Longmont to Gilman E. and Margaret (Baker) Olson. He grew up and worked on the family farm in rural Mead. Gary attended Mead Schools.  After his high school graduation in 1957, Gary received his Masters degree in 1963 from CSU and his Doctorate in chemistry in 1967 from Oregon State University.  He then returned and ... Full Story

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