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Archive for February, 2012

Valentine’s Day Not So Sweet For Spartans

Valentine’s Day Not So Sweet For Spartans

Berthoud Girls and Boys Teams Fall To University By Dan Karpiel Sports Writer   Despite a valiant effort on Valentine’s Day, it was the home time who found their game just a few candies short of a full box. In their regular season home finale against the University Bulldogs, the Berthoud High Lady Spartans ended up on the short end of the 38-33 final score. More specifically, it was in the second period where the Lady Spartans found their basketball bouquet lacking. ... Full Story

Sex, Lies and Contraception

Sex, Lies and Contraception

 by Gary Wamsley It seems odd that with all the problems facing our nation that the headlines of the past week have been about contraception. With millions of people out of work, millions losing their homes, robber barons trying to buy the government and the Middle East a tinderbox, how is it that something as personal and private as contraception has become the most important issue on the national stage? Much of it can be explained in the context of the battle for control of the White ... Full Story

Lobbyists are picking our pockets!

Lobbyists are picking our pockets!

                    Dear Editor, As the deadline nears for health insurance companies to return nearly $1.4 billion to consumers for wasting our money, the lobbyists have moved in to stop it. Two bills have surfaced in Congress to undermine our rebates, putting most of the money we deserve right back into insurance company pockets! We’re not going to let the lobbyists have their way. We need you, and anyone you ... Full Story

Colorado Breaks Idaho’s Heart With 3-2 Shootout

Colorado Breaks Idaho’s Heart With 3-2 Shootout Win

  LOVELAND, Colo. - The Colorado Eagles scored a goal in the final minute of the third period to extend their contest against the Idaho Steelheads into a 3-2 shootout win.  Jerry Kuhn stopped 51 shots as the Eagles set a season high with 54, getting both regulation goals from Michael Forney in his first game back from the AHL. Forney, who returned to the team's roster earlier in the day after a three-game stint with the St. John's IceCaps, scored the lone goal of the first frame ... Full Story

Shelton Announces for HD 49

James Shelton Announces Candidacy for House District 49 BERTHOUD, COLO—Berthoud resident James Shelton announced his candidacy for Colorado House District 49 this week. “The issues facing rural Northern Colorado are not red or blue, and they don’t affect just independents, republicans, or democrats; they impact us all,” said Shelton. “Solutions need to be brainstormed and collaborated. We need to seek out the facts, gain perspective, draft a plan and attack the issue, not the ... Full Story

The anti-Obama cult

The anti-Obama cult

Never has a sitting president been so demonized by the other party. The Republican candidates need no platform except to defeat President Obama in the next election. None of them have stated a plan to bring the nation out of the great recession, nor do they need to in order to win their party's nomination. All sorts of absurd and demonstrable false accusation have been thrown at him. This election will be the biggest smear campaign that the world has ever seen. One fueled by millions of dollars ... Full Story

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Writes Congress on Oil Shale DENVER – Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) responded to Rep. Doug Lamborn’s PIONEER Act today by writing Rep. Scott Tipton, who represents the Western Slope, asking that he reconsider his opposition to an amendment requiring more study before we charge into another round of oil shale speculation. “Rep. Lamborn’s bill has been lambasted in his own local newspaper,” said RMFU President Kent Peppler, “in an op-ed that ... Full Story

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

Komen Foundation Promoting Pink Handguns

      The cancer charity,  has teamed up with Discount Gun Sales to hawk pink handguns -- retailing at $429.99 -- with a portion of sales going to Komen's Seattle branch. The gun, the "P-22 Hope Edition" has a pink slide "in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. The "Hope Edition" pistol is promoted as having "an exclusive DuraCoat Pink slide in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. Utilizing the same reliable controls and firing mechanism that ... Full Story

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

Farm union unhappy with Tipton

  Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Ad Questions Tipton Vote Farmers and Ranchers Concerned About Oil Shale Impact on Water Supply DENVER – The nonprofit Rocky Mountain Farmers Union (RMFU) today announced it will run advertisements in eight western Colorado newspapers over the coming days, expressing its continued concerns about water-intensive commercial oil shale development. RMFU represents farmers and ranchers in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico. “Western farmers and ... Full Story

Sen Aguilar’s Guardian Bill Passes Unanimously

Senator Irene Aguilar’s 911 Good Samaritan Bill continued on its path through the Senate Monday, passing its second reading on the Senate floor with overwhelming bipartisan support.  The bill aims to save lives and improve public health by encouraging those in the presence of a drug overdose to put thoughts about a victim whose life may be in danger above fears of arrest or criminal prosecution for being in the presence of illegal drug use. “The bill sends a very strong message that ... Full Story

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