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Archive for July, 2012

Massacres, more to come

Massacres, more to come

      A tragedy we will not try to avert By Eugene Robinson,  Will we even pretend to do anything to prevent the next mass shooting by a crazed loner? I doubt it. We’ll just add Aurora to the growing list — Columbine, Virginia Tech, Tucson — and wait for the inevitable. When that next atrocity comes, we’ll tell each other we’re shocked and stunned, knowing full well we should be neither. We’ll probe the assailant’s life in search of a motive, ... Full Story

Bluegrass to benefit Search and Rescue

Bluegrass to benefit Search and Rescue

    Larimer County Search and Rescue Benefit Concert in Estes Park Larimer County Search and Rescue is holding a benefit concert at Performance Park in Estes Park on Saturday August 18 at 6:30 p.m. The featured bluegrass band, Giddyup Kitty will be performing. Giddyup Kitty is a four-piece, high-energy, all-female bluegrass band from Longmont Colorado. The Denver Post says they are “the finest bluegrass you’ll find anywhere along the Front Range”. Quentin Young from ... Full Story

Berthoud Library Event this week

July 23 — Paws to Read, 6:30 p.m., library.  Please sign up to read to a therapy dog. 970-532-2757. July 24 — Busy B’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m., library. July 24 — at 2 p.m. Yoga for Teens:  Liz Aitken-O’brien will lead a yoga class especially for teens.  Space is limited so please sign up. July 25 - Sweet P’s Story Time, 10:30 a.m. Sweet P’s story time is designed for preschool children. Come interact with songs, finger plays, stories and activities we will build ... Full Story

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence

Violence Begets Violence: Making Sense of the Dark Knight Massacre                       By John W. Whitehead July 23, 2012 “In a world gushing blood day and night, you never stop mopping up pain.” ― Aberjhani, The River of Winged Dreams “Violence is as American as cherry pie.” ― H.R. Schiffman The fact that 24-year-old neuroscience student James Holmes had the ... Full Story

Living under the gun: Bill Moyers

Living under the gun: Bill Moyers

            Living Under the Gun
 At least 12 are dead in Aurora, Colorado, gunned down by a mad man at a showing of the new Batman movie filled with make-believe violence. One of the guns the shooter used was an AK-47 type, assault weapon that was banned in 1994. The National Rifle Association saw to it that the ban expired in 2004. The NRA is the best friend a killer's instinct ever had. See Video   More ... Full Story

13-year-old dies in agricultural accident

13-year-old dies in agricultural accident

      Agricultural Accident Results in Death of 13-year-old Girl Date:  07/20/2012   Larimer County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to assist Emergency Medical Services last night at 8:18 p.m. on the report of an agricultural accident involving a 13-year-old girl in the area of Ted's Place on Highway 287.  Initial reports were that the 13-year-old had possibly been electrocuted by an irrigations system on the property.  Medical staff from ... Full Story

Moyers, no speech for the poor

Moyers, no speech for the poor

          Bill Moyers Essay: The Cowardly Lions of ‘Free Speech’ July 6, 2012 Bill opens this week’s show by explaining how last week’s Supreme Court decision not to reconsider Citizens United exposes the hoax that Citizens United was ever about “free” speech. In reality, Bill says, it’s about carpet bombing elections “with all the tonnage your rich paymasters want to buy.” See It Here

What’s killing the Post Office?

What’s killing the Post Office?

    OPINIONS     The Postal Service is struggling, but not because of the mail By  Fredric Rolando, Published: July 19 Fredric Rolando is president of the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Would it startle you to learn that the U.S. Postal Service netted an impressive profit in the first quarter of this fiscal year? Probably so, given all that has been said about an agency supposedly bleeding billions of dollars as Americans abandon ... Full Story

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

Voter fraud rarer than shark attacks

            "I want people in Florida to want to vote as bad as that person in Africa who walks 200 miles across the desert. This should not be easy." -- Florida State Senator Mike Bennett   If Mike Bennett has anything to say about it, Florida's HB 1355 will surely make voting much harder for that state's minority residents. HB 1355 (now under legal challenge), changes the rules for early voting and voter registration, all in ... Full Story

Berthoud Fire to learn about pets

  AMVS to Conduct First Aid Classes Aspen Meadow Veterinary Specialists (AMVS) in Longmont will be heading to Berthoud to conduct first aid classes for Berthoud Fire Protection District. The week of July 23, various members of the emergency staff, including doctors and nurses, will be traveling to Berthoud for three separate classes. The presentation will cover obtaining vitals and triage of animals involved in a car accident or suffering from smoke inhalation or heat stroke. ... Full Story

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