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Archive for June, 2012

Did World War II Vets fight for corporate takeover?

  From the National Memo WATCH: Did World War II Vets Fight For The Citizens United Decision? By Henry Decker The American Future Fund — a shadowy right wing 501(c)(4) “social welfare” group which can raise any amount of money without disclosing its donors– has released an absurd online ad suggesting that World War II veterans fought and died to protect unlimited corporate political spending. ... Read More and watch the video

School Board ousts Superintendent

School Board ousts Superintendent

Press Release June 20, 2012 In a move to take the Thompson School District in a different direction, the Board of Education voted Wednesday night to terminate the remaining year’s contract of Superintendent Ron Cabrera, who will leave his position on June 30. The board voted during a regular Board of Education meeting after making the decision during an executive session on Monday, June 11. Cabrera was notified on Wednesday, June 13. The board will select an interim superintendent ... Full Story

Loveland HS Class of ’72 Reunion

Loveland High School Class of 1972 announces its 40th class reunion on August 17, 18 and 19, 2012. For more information, check out our Facebook page at 72 Loveland Reunion or contact us at LoveHigh40@aol.com.  You can also call 970-302-1782 for more information!

Berthoud Library July Events

Berthoud Library July Events

July 2 — Movie Monday. Call the library at 970-532-2757 for movie title. July 3 — Busy B’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m. This lap-sit storytime is designed for caregivers to interact with babies and toddlers; with songs, finger plays, stories and bounces we will open the gateway to reading. July 3 — at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room — Writer’s workshop: An hour long workshop for new writers.  We will talk about what makes good writing, write a short story or poem to share ... Full Story

Thompson Education Foundation names new executive

Thompson Education Foundation names new executive director

Kim Akeley-Charron has been named executive director of the Thompson Education Foundation beginning July 1. She is currently the marketing coordinator for the City of Loveland’s Cultural Services Department, where she has worked since 2003 in various capacities. Prior to that, she worked at the University of Denver Women’s College as the student services and special events coordinator, the Greenway Foundation and the Museum of Nature and Science, all in Denver. Akeley-Charron’s ... Full Story

Wake up! Anesthesia is an essential tool in veterinary

Wake up! Anesthesia is an essential tool in veterinary medicine

  By Dr. Laura Higgins, DVM Emergency Veterinarian     Anesthesia is the drug-induced loss of feeling and/or awareness, and its use is a critical tool for modern veterinary medicine. Our ability to anesthetize veterinary patients allows for safe, pain-free surgery for elective procedures (spay, neuter, etc.), as well as correction of life-threatening emergencies. When your pet is to have a procedure requiring anesthesia, the focus is often on the procedure ... Full Story

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

Biosolids Use is Not a Common Agricultural Practice

        Nitrogen fertilizers have been used for hundreds of years. Cover crops and legumes to enrich the soil, as well as manure have been used for at least a thousand years. But the residuals from waste water treatment plants, located in industrial urban centers, have only recently been applied to land and have caused serious problems beyond nuisance issues. Hundreds of sludge-exposed rural neighbors have gotten sick, some with life-threatening illnesses; ... Full Story

Biosolids vs Right to Farm

The previous article on Biosolids was submitted as an informative opinion essay. It is a general information article and does not indicate that Biosolids are, or are not, being used in Larimer County, Colorado. Had it done so, the article would not have been published unless the person(s) using the product also had a chance to respond and give their point of view. However, there are always other points of view and  a local agribusiness operator has requested that we provide a link to the ... Full Story

Kill gays and non-virgins?

Kill gays and non-virgins?

            By David Pakman       For years, I’ve been discussing common propaganda techniques used by conservative media to influence audience opinion in ways more reminiscent of brainwashing and indoctrination than informing and reporting. AlterNet’s Cynthia Boaz wrote a riveting exposé of 14 of these techniques, and every single one is easily recognizable a regular basis on Fox News, in conservative media of ... Full Story

There Is No Impending Zombie Apocalypse

There Is No Impending Zombie Apocalypse

        CDC: There Is No Impending Zombie Apocalypse by Julie M. Rodriguez When Rudy Eugene attacked the sleeping Ronald Poppo in Miami by reportedly chewing off his face, many people responded to the shocking nature of the event with humor, suggesting that maybe Eugene was actually a zombie. The reaction makes sense – it’s difficult to process such a horrific event, and easier to respond to such an incomprehensible act by suggesting that the ... Full Story

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