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Archive for October, 2011

Larimer County Issue 1A

Larimer County Issue 1A

  Issue 1A on the ballot gets a thumbs up from me. Government was instituted to provide protection to the citizens.  The Sheriff’s Office and the County Jail deputies have been doing that quite well in recent years.  The sales tax that funds a significant portion of the jail expires very soon. That’s a problem! Without funding, the Sheriff will be forced to cut back on many of the effective programs from the jail.  I’ve seen the kind of people who are kept in the jail and I ... Full Story

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop

  We can't seem to be able to rein in unprecedented spending or come anywhere close to balancing the budget. But now watch for a huge push to expand the role (and budget) of FEMA in the weeks and months to come. FEMA still hasn't recovered what it laid out for "Katrina", but we've got fires, and twisters, and quakes, OH MY! Remember those days before FEMA existed? Hard to do so, isn't it? Just like trying to remember how our schools possibly functioned before the Department of Education, ... Full Story

Nearly 700 signatures opposing charter school in

  Opponents of the proposed Red Rock Academy have collected nearly 700 signatures on their online petition at www.supportberthoudschools.org. According to the website: SupportBerthoudSchools.org is a grassroots effort of concerned parents who have joined together to support our four existing Berthoud public schools. We are passionate about protecting our right to choose quality public education for our children." Also online is "A Response to Red Rock Academy's Fact Check." Read it ... Full Story

Support the deputies

Support the deputies

  Did you realize that Larimer County’s Jail is one of the most efficiently and effectively run jails anywhere around? The jail staff has worked with the judges, the public defenders, the cops and the DA to make sure that they are using the best practices in operating the jail. The deputies at the jail need your help because much of their funding is scheduled to expire soon. Vote YES on 1A on your election ballot and assure that the deputies at the jail have the resources they need to ... Full Story

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

Colorado hay crisis and help for horses

    Colorado is on the brink of a hay crisis because both the cost and need for hay are rising. Hay prices are expected to skyrocket due to demand from neighboring states that are coping with below-average hay production in the midst of a serious drought. Local hay suppliers say that the state of Colorado will be out of hay by January. This is distressing news for horse owners, especially those who are currently struggling financially to feed their horses. The recent disturbing news ... Full Story

Berthoud Mistakes Set Up Silver Creek

Berthoud mistakes set up Silver Creek Reporter Herald Facing the fourth-ranked team in Class 3A, Berthoud High School got behind early and never recovered in the Northern Conference opener for both teams, played at Lyons. READ MORE

How to roast and use pumpkins

How to roast and use pumpkins

 By Tawra Kellam Peter Piper Picked a Profoundly Plump Pumpkin -- Now what does he do with it? How to Roast a Pumpkin You can only do this with a fresh or freshly carved pumpkin! Do not use on a pumpkin that has been carved and sitting out for several days. To bake a fresh 6 to 7 pound pumpkin, halve the pumpkin crosswise and scoop out the seeds and strings. Place halves, hollow side down, in a large baking pan covered with aluminum foil and add a little water. Bake, uncovered, at 375 ... Full Story

Lundberg Legislative Report, October 7, 2011

  1. Taxing Ballot Questions 2. C.U.T. Award 3. Legislative Oversight Committee of the Health Benefits Exchange ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. Next week the ballots will be mailed out for the 2011 election. There are several tax issues before the voters here in Larimer County. Between the statewide increases in sales and income taxes (Proposition 103) a countywide sales tax for the jail, and a Thompson School District ... Full Story

Answering Joe Dion’s Stomping Stamps

Answering Joe Dion’s Stomping Stamps

  EBT means Electronic-Balance-Transfer. While, yes, the EBT card may hold "food stamp" benefits for some, others get cash assistance and can use the card, like a debit card, most anywhere credit cards are accepted. What Mr. Dion saw "Mr. EBT" doing at McDonalds˙ was not purchasing fast food with food stamps but with a cash allowance. Yes the entire welfare system is out of control. But the reader needs to take a look around the whole warren not just the one little rabbit hole he seems to ... Full Story

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

Dems accuse GOP of voter suppression

  The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) is up in arms over a new report that indicates a vast number of voters are being disenfranchised in the 2012 elections. The DSCC press release states According to the report, 5 MILLION voters – more than decided the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections – could be affected by this coordinated GOP effort to skew the 2012 elections. Not surprisingly, the suppression effort specifically targets traditionally Democratic voters. The road ... Full Story

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